(STATS) - The three strongest conferences in FCS college football flexed their muscle on Monday.
The top 10 spots in the STATS FCS Top 25 were claimed by teams in the Missouri Valley, Big Sky and CAA. The Missouri Valley boasted North Dakota State (1), South Dakota State (5), Illinois State (7) and Northern Iowa (9), and the Big Sky also had four teams with Montana (3), Sacramento State (4), Weber State (6) and Montana State (8). James Madison (2) and Villanova (10) represented the CAA.
There were two matchups within the Top 10 this past Saturday. Montana beat Weber State 35-16 to replace the Wildcats at No. 3 - the Grizzlies' highest since the 2011 postseason poll. South Dakota State moved up three spots to No. 5 after defeating Northern Iowa 38-7.