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(STATS) -- Every FCS win over an FBS program is felt across college football, but a strong intersectional matchup early in the season is just as important for the FCS. Satchel Paige Jersey .No FCS conferences do intersectional matchups quite like the Big Sky and Missouri Valley conferences.On Saturday, they will collide three times inside the STATS FCS Top 25 -- No. 8 Eastern Washington at No. 1 North Dakota State, No. 14 Montana at No. 3 Northern Iowa and No. 19 Northern Arizona at No. 18 Western Illinois. The Missouri Valley has home-field advantage in each game.Eastern Washington and Northern Iowa were two of the four FCS teams to knock off FBS programs in the first full week of the season. The upsets caused five teams to gain first-place votes in Mondays new Top 25, although North Dakota State, the five-time reigning national champion, still held firm with the top ranking, gaining 137 of the 165 first-place votes.I think its a great matchup for us early, Montana coach Bob Stitt said in looking forward to UNI, because if you want to be great in the FCS, youre gonna play teams like that once you get into the playoffs.North Dakota State, following an overtime win over Charleston Southern in the standalone FCS Kickoff on Aug. 27, was the only ranked team to have a bye this past weekend. During that time, Eastern Washington scored a 45-42 win at Washington State from the Pac-12, with senior wide receiver Cooper Kupp becoming the all-time FCS leader in touchdown receptions with 59.Saturdays showdown at the Fargodome is the first time EWU and NDSU will meet since EWU beat the Bison in overtime in the 2010 national quarterfinals on their way to winning their only FCS title. Thats the only time NDSU has lost in its FCS playoff history, winning every national title since 2011.Northern Iowa beat Big 12 member Iowa State 25-20 to kick off its season, but the Panthers have never beaten Montana in five all-time meetings -- the last three in the playoffs. Montana is coming off a 41-31 victory over Saint Francis.Northern Arizona lost its opener to an FBS opponent -- 44-13 at Arizona State -- although 2015 STATS FCS Freshman of the Year Case Cookus got his season going with 369 passing yards and a touchdown. Western Illinois already has a key FCS win, 38-21 over rival Eastern Illinois from the Ohio Valley Conference.Richmond, whose 21 first-place votes were the second most in Mondays Top 25, jumped two spots to No. 2 behind NDSU following a 37-20 victory over Virginia that ended the ACCs 68-game winning streak over the FCS. The Spiders were the second CAA Football team to beat an FBS opponent on opening weekend after unranked Albany topped Buffalo from the Mid-American Conference.After UNI at No. 3, the rest of the Top 25 was Sam Houston State (1-0), Jacksonville State (1-0), Chattanooga (1-0), Charleston Southern (1-1), Eastern Washington, South Dakota State (0-1) and Illinois State (1-0).McNeese (1-0) and James Madison (1-0) remained at Nos. 11 and 12, respectively. They were followed by William & Mary (0-1), Montana, The Citadel (1-0), Portland State (1-0), Coastal Carolina (1-0), Western Illinois, Northern Arizona and Youngstown State (1-0), which joined the poll as a sixth Missouri Valley team -- the most of any conference.Rounding out the Top 25 were No. 21 Colgate (0-1), Villanova (0-1), North Carolina A&T (1-0), New Hampshire (0-1) and North Dakota (0-1).Towson fell from the Top 25 after a loss to South Florida.A national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries select the STATS FCS Top 25. In the voting, a first-place vote is worth 25 points, a second-place vote 24 points, all the way down to one point for a 25th-place vote.The Top 25 is released every Monday afternoon during the regular season, except for Sunday morning, Nov. 20, prior to the selection of the 24-team FCS playoff field. 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TORONTO -- After a week of plowing through the competition, Serena Williams emerged from her first true test of the week with a spot in the final and a chance at a third Rogers Cup title. The American top-seed eliminated No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6 (3), 6-4 in a semifinal Saturday night and will meet unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea for the championship. Williams lost as many games against Radwanska as she had through a combined three matches coming into the sixth meeting between the two -- all won by Williams, including last years Wimbledon final. "It was definitely one of the tougher matches," said Williams. "Obviously Wimbledon was another tough one. We actually have a lot of good matches." Cirstea, meanwhile, continued her Cinderella run at the tournament with a 6-1, 7-6 (5) upset against Chinese fourth-seed Li Na in the other semi. Shes played Williams twice before and lost both meetings decisively. "Shes definitely not an easy player to play," Williams said of Cirstea. "Her results recently have been really consistent and shes found herself and shes playing better and better and more confident. Its going to be a really tough match." Williams won the Rogers Cup in 2011 and 2001, both in Toronto. Shes shooting for an eighth WTA title this year and has only lost one match (Wimbledon) since March. "The main thing is I have to serve well, be aggressive, try to be in control, and go into the court with good mentality," Cirstea said about the final. Radwanska and Williams traded breaks twice in the first set as the 123-pound Pole kept up with Williamss imposing power game. Radwanska dashed corner-to-corner at the baseline to make returns and led 6-5, but Williams held serve to force a tiebreak where she blasted a cross-court winner for a 6-3 advantage, then aced set point. Williams, who finished the first set with 20 winners to Radwanskas five, called for a medical timeout early in the second for "gastrointestinal issues." "I had some stomach issues and I had to settled them down," said Williams. "Ill be fine. I feel good." She looked slightly out of sorts early in the set, going down a break and screaming at the ground after blowing an easy overhead smash. But that didnt last. Williams broke back and took a 4-3 lead by running Radwanska around the court with blistering offensive groundstrokes. She won a nearly 10-minute game to pull ahead 5-4 and broke Radwanska to finish off the match in one hour 51 minutes. "Shes was really playing a great match today," said Radwanska. "This is whaat makes her No. Lonnie Chisenhall Jersey. 1 in the world -- playing unbelievable in the very important moments and very powerful shots. I couldnt do anything about that. I had some break points and I didnt take them." Cirstea, meanwhile, came into her match having ousted two former world No. 1s in Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki before dethroning defending champion and sixth-seed Petra Kvitova in the quarter-finals. "A new day, a new match. It doesnt matter who I beat the day before or what Ive done," said Cirstea. "Its just another day where I have to get out there and do the things to show the work that Ive put in." The 23-year-old looked loose and confident in the first set as she broke twice to go up 5-1, whizzing forehands past Li and skipping and jogging between points, perhaps to remind her 31-year-old opponent of their age difference. After a between set visit from her husband, Li found her game in the second. She yelled and pumped her fist after breaking for 3-1, then battled through triple break point to hold serve at 4-1. Cirstea, sensing the moment slipping away from her, called for a visit from her Australian coach Darren Cahill. "He made me realize its about the process, its about getting better and improving," said Cirstea. "So I shouldnt have any pressure. I just need to do the same things Ive done the first set. Hes amazing. These victories are his in a way." Against a vocal backdrop of Romanian shouts and cheers from the crowd, Cirstea broke back at 5-4 and again at 6-5 before Li forced a tiebreak. Li, a former French Open champion, committed an unsightly 41 unforced errors compared to Cirsteas 29, but none was worse than her sixth double fault coming at matchpoint. "I was feeling maybe I can win the second set and then we can come to a final set," said Li, who was last years finalist after losing to Kvitova. "Its very tough. Today I didnt play (my) best tennis, but at least I try on the court." Flags of blue, red and yellow waved in jubilation as Cirstea looked visibly emotional after locking down her best result of the year. Cirstea has only one WTA title to her credit, coming all the way back in 2008 at Tashkent. In doubles, Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and Torontos Sharon Fichman had their Rogers Cup run ended by Jankovic and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia in a 7-5, 6-3 loss in the semifinal. Jankovic and Srebotnik will meet Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Czech Kveta Peschke for the title. Groenefeld and Peschke won 6-2, 6-4 over Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 

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