The Montana State football team held onto its third-place spot in both FCS polls after a 31-30 loss at SMU.
Two-time defending national champion North Dakota State is ranked first in both the coaches and Sports Network polls, followed by Eastern Washington.
Montana is ranked 11th in the media poll and 15th in the coaches' poll. The Grizzlies had a bye this past weekend.
Montana is at North Dakota on Saturday while Montana State hosts Colorado Mesa.