If you go back to the FCS buffet line for second or third helpings, don't worry, we're on our sixth trip.
Saturday's schedule was the best of the regular season, with North Dakota State and South Dakota State exceeding expectations as the highlight in one big matchup after another. We couldn't get enough.
Here's the Athlon FCS Power Poll following Week 9 games:
1. North Dakota State
(8-0, 4-0 Missouri Valley)
Last Week’s Ranking: 1
Last Week’s Result: 23-16 win over South Dakota State
Notable: Adam Cofield’s 71-yard touchdown run with 2:32 left provided the Bison their 29th straight win and sole possession of first place in the MVFC.
Next Game: at Youngstown State (Nov. 2)
2. James Madison
(8-1, 5-0 CAA)
Last Week’s Ranking: 2
Last Week’s Result: 27-10 win over Towson
Notable: The Dukes are surrendering an FCS-low 67.3 rushing yards per game and less than 2.3 yards per carry. Defensive end John Daka added another 2.5 sacks to his season total.
Next Game: at New Hampshire (Nov. 9)
3. Weber State
(6-2, 4-0 Big Sky)
Last Week’s Ranking: 4
Last Week’s Result: 36-20 win over UC Davis
Notable: The Wildcats held UC Davis All-America quarterback Jake Maier to a career-low 160 passing yards (he was below 100 midway through the fourth quarter). Trey Tuttle kicked five field goals in the win.