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In the always tough position of choosing FCS games of the week before the season begins I made a 2013 list. So many great games happening in the same week makes it even more difficult.
It is regrettable that some conferences were edged out by other games, notably the SWAC, Patriot League, Pioneer Football League and Northeast Conference. I also did not include any teams that are transitioning out of the FCS. These are games of teams competing for the NCAA Division I title. I noted
Since College Sporting News produces the Gridiron Power Index (GPI) which is officially used by the NCAA D-I Football Championship Committee, I can speak with knowledge of computer rating systems that measure the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
The public GPI uses seven systems advised by Dr. Kenneth Massey as being representative as the best but one is different than the others. In conversations with the owners of these systems, all but one measured all the opponents
Updated 11-16-2012 at 11:28 AM by rwallace
Well oh well how time flies. So many good games as we are approaching the end. Together we can watch how it affects the GPI:
10/29/2012 GPI Top 25
Rank School (No. of #1 Ratings) (Rating)
1. N Dakota St won 21-17 at #32 Missouri St
2. Ga Southern hosted and lost 31-28 vs. #16 Appalachian St
3. Montana St won 20-17 at #32 Sacramento St
4. Sam Houston St hosted and won 70-0 vs. #57 SE Louisiana
5. Indiana St hosted and lost 17-10 vs.
Updated 11-04-2012 at 10:01 AM by rwallace
A wonderful three day weekend in the FCS, but vacation's over for conference play. Let's see ...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Ark-Pine Bluff 24 ALABAMA STATE 21
Friday, September 21, 2012
Georgetown 21 PRINCETON 20
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Lafayette 20 BUCKNELL 14
BUTLER 35 Campbell 14
MARIST 34 Davidson 21
(5) OLD DOMINION 64 (18) New Hampshire 61
Furman 31 PRESBYTERIAN 21
Alabama A&M 42
Updated 09-23-2012 at 02:50 AM by rwallace
Another two days of FCS action this week 3.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
CHATTANOOGA 35 Glenville St 0
Miss Valley St 6 SOUTHERN U 0
TENN-MARTIN 23 SE Louisiana 6
Saturday, September 15, 2012
AKRON 66 Morgan State 6
ALABAMA A&M 42 Prairie View 30
Alabama State 19 GRAMBLING ST 18
Ark-Pine Bluff 24 ALCORN STATE 6
BAYLOR 48 Sam Houston St 23
Brown 24 HOLY CROSS 21
CENTRAL ARKANSAS 70 Bacone College
Updated 09-16-2012 at 09:11 AM by rwallace