How the FCS Week 3 rankings shake out after a week of upsets

Upsets drove last week's action in FCS football, leading to changes in Week 3's FCS Coaches Poll. Here's what you need to know.

Week 2 saw four FCS-over-FBS wins and the latest poll reflects the impact of the upsets.

The highest-ranked team after winning an FBS game is No. 8 UIW. The Cardinals moved up one spot after knocking off Nevada, adding an FBS win to its top-10 FCS win in Week 1.

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No. 12 Holy Cross and No. 13 Weber State rose four spots after their FBS wins.

The Crusaders won with a hail mary, while the Wildcats dominated Utah State in a 24-point victory.

The fourth-ranked team with a Week 2 FCS-over-FBS upset is No. 24 Eastern Kentucky,

Last year's conference champions drop after losses

No. 18 UT Martin and No. 19 ETSU — 2021's OVC and SoCon conference champions, respectively —

 lost in Week 2, leading the teams to the biggest drops in this week's poll.

ETSU dropped the most of any FCS team remaining in this week's poll after a shocking loss to an unranked Citadel team on a game-winning field goal.

 UT Martin fell four spots — tied for the second most — after losing to Missouri State in a rematch of last year's playoff battle.

 With the bulk of conference play rapidly approaching, the former conference champions are heading in the wrong direction.

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the CAA saw its teams sweep the Big South in Week 2 as Rhode Island beat Bryant and William & Mary beat Campbell.

 The non-conference wins led each team to jump in the poll.

Rhode Island and William & Mary's moves in the poll show off a CAA that continues to flex its muscle

 as one of the nation's best conferences. In total, the CAA has four teams ranked in this week's poll, tied for the second most in the country.

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