Four-time FCS national champion North Dakota State is ranked first in the final Sports Network football poll of the season.
The Bison rallied for a 29-27 win over Illinois State on Saturday in Frisco, Texas. Illinois State was ranked second.
Big Sky Conference champion Eastern Washington was ranked fourth in the final poll, released Monday. Montana is ranked 13th, while Montana State is 20th and Idaho State is 25th. Northern Arizona and Cal Poly also received votes.