1988 NCAA Division I-AA football rankings

The 1988 NCAA Division I-AA football rankings are from the NCAA Division I-AA football committee. This is for the 1988 season.

Legend

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  Win–loss record
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  Number of first place votes
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NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll

Preseason
[1]
Week 1
Sept 20[2]
Week 2
Sept 27[3]
Week 3
Oct 4[4]
Week 4
Oct 11[5]
Week 5
Oct 18[6]
Week 6
Oct 25[7]
Week 7
Nov 1[8]
Week 8
Nov 8[9]
Week 9
Nov 15[10]
Week 10
Nov 22[11]
1.Holy Cross (3)North Texas (2–0) (4)North Texas (2–1) (3)North Texas (3–1) (4)North Texas (4–1) (4)North Texas (5–1) (4)North Texas (6–1) (4)Marshall (8–0) (4)Stephen F. Austin (8–1) (4)Stephen F. Austin (9–1) (4)Idaho (9–1) (4)1.
2.Northeast Louisiana (1)Appalachian State (2–0)Appalachian State (3–0) (1)Western Illinois (5–0)Western Illinois (6–0)Western Illinois (7–0)Marshall (7–0)Western Illinois (9–0)Idaho (7–1)Idaho (8–1)Georgia Southern (9–2)2.
3.Appalachian State тMarshall (3–0)Marshall (4–0)Appalachian State (3–1)Appalachian State (4–1)Marshall (6–0)Western Illinois (8–0)Stephen F. Austin (7–1)Georgia Southern (7–2)Georgia Southern (8–2)Western Illinois (10–1)3.
4.Eastern Kentucky тWestern Illinois (3–0)Western Illinois (4–0) тMarshall (4–0)Marshall (5–0)Idaho (5–1)Idaho (6–1)Idaho (6–1)Western Illinois (9–1)Western Illinois (10–1)Furman (9–2)4.
5.North TexasIdaho (2–0)New Hampshire (3–0) тNevada (4–0)Lafayette (5–0) тWestern Kentucky (5–1)Western Kentucky (6–1)Western Kentucky (7–1)Furman (7–2)Furman (8–2)Jackson State (8–0–2)5.
6.Georgia SouthernGeorgia Southern (3–0) тMontana (4–0)Lafayette (4–0)Nevada (5–0) тGeorgia Southern (4–2)Georgia Southern (5–2)Georgia Southern (6–2)Marshall (8–1)Jackson State (7–0–2)Marshall (10–1)6.
7.RichmondNew Hampshire (2–0) тMiddle Tennessee State (3–1)Georgia Southern (3–1) тIdaho (4–1)Lafayette (5–1)Lafayette (6–1)North Texas (6–2)Northwestern State (8–1)Marshall (9–1)Eastern Kentucky (9–2)7.
8.Northern IowaEastern Kentucky (1–1)Lafayette (3–0)Idaho (3–1) тWestern Kentucky (4–1)Nevada (5–1)Middle Tennessee State (6–2)Middle Tennessee State (6–2)Eastern Kentucky (7–2)Eastern Kentucky (8–2)Northwestern State (9–2)8.
9.IdahoMcNeese State (3–0)Northeast Louisiana (3–1)William & Mary (3–1)UMass (4–1)Middle Tennessee State (5–2)Stephen F. Austin (6–1)Delaware (6–2)Connecticut (7–2)The Citadel (8–2)Stephen F. Austin (9–2)9.
10.MarshallNorthern Iowa (1–1)Nevada (3–0)Western Kentucky (3–1)Georgia Southern (3–2)Furman (5–2)Furman (5–2)Furman (6–2)Jackson State (6–0–2)Northwestern State (8–2)UMass (8–3) т10.
11.Jackson StateBoise State (3–0)Georgia Southern (3–1)Furman (4–1) тMontana (5–1)Stephen F. Austin (5–1)Appalachian State (5–2)Northwestern State (7–1)Western Kentucky (7–2)UMass (7–3)North Texas (8–3) т11.
12.Western IllinoisLafayette (2–0)Idaho (2–1) тUMass (3–1) т [note 2]Middle Tennessee State (4–2)Montana (6–1)Delaware (5–2)Eastern Kentucky (6–2)The Citadel (7–2)North Texas (7–3)Boise State (8–3)12.
13.Nicholls StateEastern Illinois (3–0) тWilliam & Mary (3–1) тMontana (4–1)Boise State (4–1)Appalachian State (4–2)Northwestern State (6–1)Jackson State (5–0–2)Delaware (6–3)Boise State (8–2)Western Kentucky (8–3)13.
14.MaineHoward (3–0) тWestern Kentucky (2–1)Connecticut (3–1)Stephen F. Austin (4–1)Delaware (4–2)Eastern Kentucky (5–2)Connecticut (6–2)North Texas (6–3)Florida A&M (7–1–1) тThe Citadel (8–3)14.
15.Middle Tennessee StateNortheast Louisiana (2–1)Furman (3–1)Boise State (4–1)Villanova (4–1)Eastern Kentucky (4–2)Jackson State (5–0–2)Villanova (5–2–1)Boise State (7–2)Penn (9–0) тDelaware (7–4)15.
16.James MadisonMontana (3–0)Connecticut (2–1)Middle Tennessee State (3–2)Eastern Kentucky (3–2) тNorthwestern State (5–1)Connecticut (5–2)Appalachian State (5–3)Appalachian State (6–3)Western Kentucky (7–3)Montana (8–3)16.
17.Western KentuckyWilliam & Mary (2–1)McNeese State (3–1)Stephen F. Austin (4–1)Jackson State (3–0–2) тJackson State (4–0–2) тNevada (5–2)Boise State (6–2)Middle Tennessee State (7–2)Connecticut (7–3)Middle Tennessee State (7–4)17.
18.Northwestern State т [note 1]Furman (2–1)Jackson State (2–0–1)Eastern Kentucky (2–2)Northwestern State (4–1)William & Mary (4–2) тThe Citadel (5–2)Lafayette (6–1–1)Montana (8–2)Grambling State (8–2)Florida A&M (7–2–1)18.
19.Nevada тMaine (1–1)Boise State (3–1)New Hampshire (3–1) тDelaware (3–2)Grambling (5–1)Villanova (4–2–1)The Citadel (6–2)Florida A&M (7–1–1) тMontana (8–3)Holy Cross (9–2)19.
20.ConnecticutMiddle Tennessee State (2–1)Eastern Kentucky (1–2)Northwestern State (3–1) тFurman (4–2)Villanova (4–2)William & Mary (4–2–1)Montana (7–2)Penn (8–0) тNew Hampshire (6–4)Grambling State (8–2)20.
Preseason
[1]
Week 1
Sept 20[2]
Week 2
Sept 27[3]
Week 3
Oct 4[4]
Week 4
Oct 11[5]
Week 5
Oct 18[6]
Week 6
Oct 25[7]
Week 7
Nov 1[8]
Week 8
Nov 8[9]
Week 9
Nov 15[10]
Week 10
Nov 22[11]
Dropped:
  • 1 Holy Cross
  • 7 Richmond
  • 11 Jackson State
  • 13 Nicholls State
  • 16 James Madison
  • 17 Western Kentucky
  • 18 Northwestern State
  • 19 Nevada
  • 20 Connecticut
Dropped:
  • 10 Northern Iowa
  • 13 Eastern Illinois
  • 14 Howard
  • 19 Maine
Dropped:
  • 9 Northeast Louisiana
  • 17 McNeese State
  • 18 Jackson State
Dropped:
  • 9 William & Mary
  • 14 Connecticut
  • 19 New Hampshire
Dropped:
  • 9 UMass
  • 13 Boise State
Dropped:
  • 12 Montana
  • 19 Grambling
Dropped:
  • 17 Nevada
  • 20 William & Mary
Dropped:
  • 15 Villanova
  • 18 Lafayette
Dropped:
  • 13 Delaware
  • 16 Appalachian State
  • 17 Middle Tennessee State
Dropped:
  • 15 Penn
  • 17 Connecticut
  • 20 New Hampshire

Notes

  1. ^ In the actual printed polls, Northwestern State was listed as Northwestern Louisiana
  2. ^ In the actual printed polls, UMass was listed as Massachusetts

References

  1. ^ "Div. I-AA poll Pre-season". Hattiesburg American. Hattiesburg, Mississippi. August 24, 1988. p. 2B. Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  2. ^ "Division I-AA". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. September 20, 1988. p. D4. Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  3. ^ "Division I-AA". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. September 27, 1988. p. D4. Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  4. ^ "Group 1-AA Football". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. October 5, 1988. p. D4. Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  5. ^ "Division I-AA". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. October 12, 1988. p. D4. Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  6. ^ "Div. I-AA Top 20". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. October 18, 1988. p. D5. Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  7. ^ "Div. I-AA Top 20". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. October 24, 1988. p. D4. Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  8. ^ "NCAA Division I-AA". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. November 1, 1988. p. C4. Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  9. ^ "NCAA Division I-AA". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. November 8, 1988. p. D4. Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  10. ^ "NCAA Division I-AA Poll". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. November 15, 1988. p. D4. Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  11. ^ "Final NCAA Division I-AA". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. November 21, 1988. p. C4. Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
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