The Montana and Montana State football programs each stayed put in their respective rankings in the latest Stats Perform FCS poll that was released on Monday.
Montana (2-0) stayed at No. 4 after a bye week. The Grizzlies play Cal Poly at home on Sept. 25.
Montana State (3-0) stayed at No. 13 after demolishing winless San Diego 52-10 on Saturday. The Bobcats took seven trips to the end zone in the high-scoring affair, two of which came on defense, and quarterback Matt McKay threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns.
Other Big Sky Conference teams in the Top 25 include Eastern Washington (3-0), UC Davis (3-0) and Weber State (1-2). EWU moved up to No. 6 from No. 7 after beating Western Illinois in a 62-56 shootout. UC Davis leapfrogged Montana State, moving from No. 14 to No. 12. Weber State fell to No. 14 after dropping its home opener to No. 3 James Madison on Saturday.
The full rankings can be found below.
|Ranking||School (First place votes)||Record||Points||Previous ranking|
|1.||Sam Houston (31)||2-0||1,210||1|
|2||South Dakota State (8)||2-0||1,184||2|
|3||James Madison (9)||3-0||1,179||3|
|5||North Dakota State||3-0||1,071||5|
Dropped Out: None
Others Receiving Votes (schools listed on two or more ballots): Rhode Island 77, Alabama A&M 36, Murray State 34, Chattanooga 25, Nicholls 24, Furman 23, Stephen F. Austin 17, Duquesne 15, UIW 14, Samford 10, South Dakota 9, Jackson State 3