(Stats Perform) - Two games into being an NCAA Division I program, Tarleton gained a national ranking in the Stats Perform FCS Top 25 on Monday.
The No. 22 Texans routed New Mexico State 43-17 on Sunday, meaning their first win as an FCS program also occurred in their first matchup against an FBS program.
Tarleton is playing its inaugural FCS season as an independent, but it will be a part of the Western Athletic Conference's return to football in 2022. The Texans fell to McNeese 40-37 in two overtimes on Feb. 13 in the first game of the FCS spring season. McNeese is three spots higher in the initial in-season national media rankings at No. 19.