FARGO - With one week to go, the FCS Playoff Committee will have quite the task this weekend before announcing the 24-team FCS bracket. For instance, how will it sort Montana, Weber State and Cal State Sacramento if all three win on Saturday? They're 1-1 vs. each other.

South Dakota State's win over Northern Iowa got the Jackrabbits back on track for a seed. On my STATS.com top 25 FCS poll ballot, I have three Missouri Valley and three Big Sky conference teams in my top eight. Collectively, those six have more quality wins than anybody else not to mention FBS losses that don't count much against a ranking. It will be interesting who plays on Thanksgiving weekend (first round games) and who does not.

  1. North Dakota State (11-0)

  2. James Madison (10-1)

  3. Montana (9-2)

  4. Weber State (8-3)

  5. Sacramento State (8-3)

  6. Illinois State (8-3)

  7. South Dakota State (8-3)

  8. Northern Iowa (7-4)

  9. Monmouth (9-2)

  10. Montana State (8-3)

  11. Wofford (7-3)

  12. Southeast Missouri State (8-3)

  13. Southeastern Louisiana (8-3)

  14. Villanova (8-3)

  15. Towson (7-4)

  16. Southern Illinois (7-4)

  17. North Dakota (6-4)

  18. Furman (7-4)

  19. Central Arkansas (8-3)

  20. UT Martin (7-4)

  21. Kennesaw State (9-2)

  22. Austin Peay (8-3)

  23. Central Connecticut State (10-1)

  24. Florida A&M (9-1)

  25. Albany (7-4)

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