With just three weeks to play, the playoff field is starting to take some shape, although there are many possibilities left. Here are the projections based on the Gridiron Power Index (GPI). Teams in the playoffs are in bold.
1. N Dakota St (8) (1.14) MVFC
2. Ga Southern (1) (3.00) SoCon
3. Montana St (3.71) Big Sky
4. Sam Houston St (5.00) Southland
5. Indiana St (6.86) At-Large #1
6. E Washington (8.00) At-Large #2
7. Cal Poly (8.86) At-Large
Sorry for my delay this week in getting out the projections. NDSU still holds the top spot but we did see some shifting of teams. Here are the playoff teams for this week per the Gridiron Power Index (GPI). Playoff teams are in bold.
1. N Dakota St (7) (1.57) MVFC
2. Ga Southern (3.71) SoCon
3. E Washington (2) (4.00) Big Sky
4. Cal Poly (4.86) At-Large #1
5. Sam Houston St (6.71) Southland
6. Montana St (7.71) At-Large #2
Updated 10-27-2012 at 02:14 PM by Kent
With all the upsets last week within the top 10 teams, we have some movement of the GPI but not as much as I would have thought. North Dakota State still holds the top spot despite the lose at home to Indiana State.
Listed below are the projections based on GPI for the playoffs. I have also shown what I believe will be the matchups based on this 20 team field for this week (listed in bold).
1. N Dakota St (4) (2.14) MVFC
2. E Washington (2) (3.43) Big Sky
With the Gridiron Power Index (GPI) released this week, I will project the playoff field based this week on who should be the 20 playoff teams. I have also projected what the first and second round games will be.
Based on the GPI, the following would be the 20 teams (listed in bold):
1. N Dakota St (1.00) MVFC
2. Montana St (5.00) BSC
3. E Washington (5.43) At-Large #1
4. Old Dominion (6.00) CAA
5. Cal Poly (6.57) At-Large #2
Here are my latest projections based on the GPI. The field is starting to be filled but there will likely still be some shuffling of the seeds and the last teams in in the last two weeks.
11/07/2011 GPI Top 25
Rank, School, Rating, Change
1. N Dakota St (1.00) -0 MVFC #1
2T. Northern Iowa (3.29) -0 At-Large #1 #2
2T. Sam Houston St (3.29) -0 SLC #3
4T. Ga Southern (4.00) -1 SoCon #4
4T. Montana St (4.00) +1 Big Sky #5