Following a bye week, Illinois State University continues to climb in the latest STATS FCS rankings and Coaches Poll, per a release Monday. 

The Redbirds currently sit at No. 10 in the STATS FCS rankings, which is four slots better than the week prior. They also have climbed all the way to No. 6 in the Coaches Poll. 

ISU will host top-ranked North Dakota State at noon Saturday at Hancock Stadium. The Bison have won 30-straight games following a bye week dating back to 2005. 

BLAINE LEWALLEN is the Sports Editor for The Vidette. He can be contacted at Follow him on Twitter at @blainelew3 

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