College football top 25: Eastern Kentucky and Holy Cross rise in FCS Power rankings after FBS upsets

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEPTEMBER 10 Sainte-Croix in Buffalo
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I’m willing to bet Mountain West will conveniently lose the phone number for a few of these FCS programs after winning 1-2 against the lower Division I tier last weekend. Weber State and Incarnate Word looked more like FBS teams in wins over Utah State and Nevada, respectively. Overall, FCS won four matches in Week 2 against FBS foes.

Holy Cross had his prayers answered in a Hail Mary against Buffalo. Coach Bob Chesney is an excellent recruiter and talent developer. He’s aiming for his fourth straight Patriot League title and FCS playoff berth, which has never been done before in the program’s storied history. The two-time NE10 Coach of the Year and Patriot League Coach of the Year is one of the best coaches in all of college football.

Week 2 was an extremely crazy week, as noted above, but I had the pleasure of being the color analyst for the Fordham-Monmouth game, which saw over 1,400 total rushing yards , a third-string rush for 299 yards on 12 carries and two quarterbacks that combined for eight touchdown passes. Fordham won the game 52-49, spoiling the Hawks’ home opener.

Here’s what the FCS Power Poll looks like for week 3.

Largest Riser: Eastern Kentucky — #16 (last week: 23)
New This Week: Youngstown State, Central North Carolina
Dropout: East Tennessee State, Stephen F. Austin, East Washington, Southeast Louisiana, UC Davis

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