2003 NCAA Division I-AA football rankings

The 2003 NCAA Division I-AA football rankings are from the Sports Network poll of Division I-AA head coaches, athletic directors, sports information directors and media members. This is for the 2003 season.

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The Sports Network poll

Preseason
[1]
Week 1
Sept 2[2]
Week 2
Sept 9[3]
Week 3
Sept 16[4]
Week 4
Sept 23[5]
Week 5
Sept 30[6]
Week 6
Oct 7[7]
Week 7
Oct 14[8]
Week 8
Oct 21[9]
Week 9
Oct 28[10]
Week 10
Nov 4[11]
Week 11
Nov 11[12]
Week 12
Nov 18[13]
Week 13
Nov 25[14]
Week 14
Postseason[15]
1.McNeese State (25)McNeese State (1–0) (58)Western Illinois (2–0) (41)McNeese State (2–1) (61)McNeese State (3–1) (76)McNeese State (3–1) (76)McNeese State (4–1) (74)McNeese State (4–1) (64)McNeese State (5–1) (91)McNeese State (6–1) (80)McNeese State (7–1) (74)McNeese State (8–1) (79)McNeese State (9–1) (80)McNeese State (10–1) (70)Delaware (15–1) (58)1.
2.Georgia Southern (16)Georgia Southern (0–0) (8)Georgia Southern (1–0) (42)Western Illinois (2–1) (20)Western Illinois (3–1) (13)Western Illinois (3–1) (13)Western Illinois (4–1) (18)Western Illinois (5–1) (26)Villanova (6–0) (11)Delaware (8–0) (21)Delaware (9–0) (15)Southern Illinois (10–0) (13)Wofford (10–1) (6)Wofford (10–1) (5)Colgate (15–1)2.
3.Western Illinois (15)Montana (1–0) (7)McNeese State (1–1) (19)Western Kentucky (2–0) (15)Western Kentucky (3–0) (12)Villanova (4–0) (12)Villanova (5–0) (9)Villanova (6–0) (12)Delaware (7–0) (2)Southern Illinois (8–0) (2)Southern Illinois (9–0) (8)UMass (9–1) (3)Delaware (10–1) (1)Delaware (11–1) (6)Wofford (12–2)3.
4.Montana (5)Western Illinois (1–0) (13)Western Kentucky (2–0) (7)Northeastern (3–0) (3)Northeastern (4–0) (1)Delaware (4–0) (1)Delaware (5–0) (1)Delaware (6–0) (1)Southern Illinois (7–0) (4)UMass (7–1)UMass (8–1)Wofford (9–1) (3)Montana (9–2) (3)Southern Illinois (10–1) (2)Florida Atlantic (11–3)4.
5.Western Kentucky (17)Western Kentucky (1–0) (8)Northeastern (2–0)Villanova (3–0) (3)Villanova (3–0) (2)Bethune-Cookman (4–0) (1)Furman (4–1) (1)Montana (5–1)UMass (6–1)Wofford (7–1)Wofford (8–1) (1)Montana (8–2)Southern Illinois (10–1)UMass (10–2)Northern Iowa (10–3)5.
6.NortheasternNortheastern (1–0)Villanova (2–0) (2)Georgia Southern (1–1)Bethune-Cookman (3–0)Western Kentucky (3–1) (2)Montana (4–1)UMass (5–1)Wofford (6–1)Northern Iowa (7–1)Northern Iowa (8–1) (1)Delaware (9–1)Colgate (11–0)Colgate (12–0)Western Illinois (9–4)6.
7.Grambling State (2)Furman (1–0)Bethune-Cookman (2–0)Bethune-Cookman (2–0)Delaware (3–0)Furman (3–1) (1)UMass (4–1)Southern Illinois (6–0)Western Illinois (5–2)Villanova (6–1)Villanova (7–1)Colgate (10–0)UMass (9–2)Northern Iowa (9–2)Western Kentucky (9–4)7.
8.FurmanBethune-Cookman (1–0)Furman (1–1)Delaware (2–0)Furman (2–1)Montana (3–1)Southern Illinois (5–0)Wofford (5–1)Western Kentucky (5–2)Western Kentucky (6–2)Montana (7–2)Penn (8–0)Northern Iowa (9–2)Penn (10–0)McNeese State (10–2)8.
9.Appalachian StateVillanova (1–0)Fordham (2–0)Furman (1–1)Montana (2–1)UMass (3–1)Western Kentucky (3–2) (1)Western Kentucky (4–2)Northern Iowa (6–1)Bethune-Cookman (6–1)Penn (7–0)Western Kentucky (7–3)Penn (9–0)Western Kentucky (8–3)Southern Illinois (10–2)9.
10.Bethune-CookmanIdaho State (1–0)UMass (1–0)Montana (2–1)UMass (2–1)Northeastern (4–1)Wofford (4–1)Georgia Southern (4–2)Northern Arizona (6–1)Montana (6–2)Colgate (9–0)Western Illinois (7–3)Western Kentucky (8–3)Western Illinois (8–3)Northern Arizona (9–4)10.
11.Idaho StateAppalachian State (0–1)Delaware (1–0)Montana State (1–1)Northwestern State (3–1)Southern Illinois (4–0)Georgia Southern (3–2)Northern Iowa (5–1)Bethune-Cookman (6–1)Penn (6–0)Western Illinois (6–3)Northern Iowa (8–2)Western Illinois (8–3)Montana (9–3)UMass (10–3)11.
12.VillanovaUMass (0–0)Montana (1–1)UMass (1–1)Idaho State (2–1)Wofford (3–1)Northern Iowa (4–1)Bethune-Cookman (5–1)Montana (5–2)Colgate (8–0)Western Kentucky (6–3)Grambling State (8–2)Grambling State (9–2)Grambling State (9–2)Pennsylvania (10–0)12.
13.FordhamFordham (1–0)Montana State (1–1)Grambling State (2–1)Southern Illinois (3–0)Georgia Southern (2–2)Bethune-Cookman (4–1)Furman (4–2)Penn (5–0)Western Illinois (5–3)Grambling State (7–2)Villanova (7–2)North Carolina A&T (10–1)Florida Atlantic (9–2)Southern U. (12–1)13.
14.UMassDelaware (0–0)Grambling State (1–1)Idaho State (2–1)Cal Poly (3–0)Fordham (3–1)Northern Arizona (4–1)Northern Arizona (5–1)Southern U. (7–0)Grambling State (6–2)North Carolina A&T (8–1)North Carolina A&T (9–1)Florida Atlantic (8–2)Bethune-Cookman (9–2)Montana (9–4)14.
15.Montana StateGrambling State (0–1)Eastern Illinois (1–0)Northwestern State (2–1)Wofford (2–1)Penn (2–0)Penn (3–0)Penn (4–0)Grambling State (5–2)Northern Arizona (6–2)Florida Atlantic (7–2)Florida Atlantic (7–2)Bethune-Cookman (8–2)Southern U. (10–1)Bethune–Cookman (9–3)15.
16.MaineMontana State (0–1)Idaho State (1–1)Maine (2–1)Georgia Southern (1–2)Northern Iowa (3–1)Grambling State (3–2)Grambling State (4–2)Colgate (7–0)Harvard (6–0)Southern U. (8–1)Bethune-Cookman (7–2)Southern U. (10–1)Northern Arizona (8–3)North Carolina A&T (10–3)16.
17.DelawareEastern Illinois (1–0)Stephen F. Austin (1–0)Southern Illinois (3–0)Fordham (3–1)Northern Arizona (3–1)Colgate (5–0)Southern U. (6–0) (1)Idaho State (5–2)Florida Atlantic (6–2)Bethune-Cookman (6–2)Southern U. (9–1)Northern Arizona (8–3)Jacksonville State (8–3)Grambling State (9–3)17.
18.Eastern IllinoisNorthwestern State (1–0)Maine (1–1)Fordham (2–1)Grambling State (2–2)Grambling State (2–2)Southern U. (5–0)Colgate (6–0)Northwestern State (6–2)Southern U. (7–1)Furman (5–3)Northern Arizona (7–3)Villanova (7–3)North Carolina A&T (10–2)Jacksonville State (8–4)18.
19.WoffordNicholls State (1–0)Northwestern State (1–1)Eastern Illinois (1–1)Lehigh (3–0)Colgate (4–0)Northeastern (4–2)Northwestern State (5–2)Georgia Southern (4–3)North Carolina A&T (7–1)Fordham (7–2)Fordham (8–2)Jacksonville State (7–3)Northern Colorado (9–2)Northern Colorado (9–2)19.
20.Southeast Missouri StateMaine (0–1)Nicholls State (1–1)Lehigh (2–0)Montana State (1–2)Cal Poly (3–1)Northwestern State (4–2)Maine (4–2)Harvard (5–0)Furman (5–3)Northern Arizona (6–3)Cal Poly (6–3)Northern Colorado (8–2)Northeastern (8–4)Northeastern (8–4)20.
21.PennPenn (0–0)Southern Illinois (2–0)Cal Poly (2–0)Penn (1–0)Northwestern State (3–2)Maine (4–2)Idaho State (4–2)Florida Atlantic (6–2)Hampton (6–1)Northwestern State (6–3)Jacksonville State (6–3)Northeastern (7–4)Idaho State (8–4)Montana State (7–6)21.
22.Northwestern StateSoutheast Missouri State (0–1)Penn (0–0)Portland State (2–0)Colgate (3–0)Southern U. (4–0)Idaho State (3–2)Harvard (4–0)Furman (4–3)Fordham (6–2)Idaho State (6–3)Northern Colorado (7–2)Georgia Southern (7–4)Georgia Southern (7–4)Idaho State (8–4)22.
23.Nicholls StateStephen F. Austin (0–0)Eastern Kentucky (1–1)Penn (0–0)Illinois State (3–1)Maine (3–2)Harvard (3–0)Florida Atlantic (5–2)North Carolina A&T (6–1)Northwestern State (6–3)Harvard (6–1)Northeastern (6–4)Maine (7–4)Villanova (7–4)Lehigh (8–3)23.
24.Stephen F. AustinFlorida Atlantic (1–0)Wofford (1–1)Colgate (2–0)Maine (2–2)Lehigh (3–1)Cal Poly (3–2)Fordham (4–2)Fordham (5–2)Idaho State (5–3)Lehigh (6–2)Georgia Southern (6–4)Idaho State (7–4)Montana State (7–5)Georgia Southern (7–4)24.
25.Eastern KentuckyWofford (0–1)Cal Poly (1–0)Wofford (1–1)Northern Arizona (2–1)Idaho State (2–2)Fordham (3–2)North Carolina A&T (5–1)Hampton (5–1)The Citadel (5–3)Hampton (6–2)Furman (5–4)Fordham (8–3)Lehigh (8–3)Villanova (7–4)25.
Preseason
[1]
Week 1
Sept 2[2]
Week 2
Sept 9[3]
Week 3
Sept 16[4]
Week 4
Sept 23[5]
Week 5
Sept 30[6]
Week 6
Oct 7[7]
Week 7
Oct 14[8]
Week 8
Oct 21[9]
Week 9
Oct 28[10]
Week 10
Nov 4[11]
Week 11
Nov 11[12]
Week 12
Nov 18[13]
Week 13
Nov 25[14]
Week 14
Postseason[15]
Dropped:
25 Eastern Kentucky
Dropped:
  • 11 Appalachian State
  • 22 Southeast Missouri State
  • 24 Florida Atlantic
Dropped:
  • 17 Stephen F. Austin
  • 20 Nicholls State
  • 23 Eastern Kentucky
Dropped:
  • 19 Eastern Illinois
  • 22 Portland State
Dropped:
  • 20 Montana State
  • 23 Illinois State
Dropped:
24 Lehigh
Dropped:
  • 19 Northeastern
  • 24 Cal Poly
Dropped:
20 Maine
Dropped:
19 Georgia Southern
Dropped:
25 The Citadel
Dropped:
  • 21 Northwestern State
  • 22 Idaho State
  • 23 Harvard
  • 24 Lehigh
  • 25 Hampton
Dropped:
  • 20 Cal Poly
  • 25 Furman
Dropped:
  • 23 Maine
  • 25 Fordham
None

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