"11/3/08 Gridiron Power Index (GPI), James Madison at No. 1

The Gridiron Power Index (GPI), the index ranking for the NCAA Division I FCS and a top indicator of at-large playoff selection continues with James Madison in the top spot again this week. No other team has been ranked No. 1 this year in the GPI.

The Colonial Athletic Association, the largest league in the FCS has eight teams in the top 25; the Southern Conference has five; the Missouri Valley Football Conference placed four; the Big Sky Conference has three; the Great West Football and the Southland Conferences have two each; and the Ivy League has one. (Games through 11/1)"
Rank Team Conf W/L Total ARC MAS LAZ SAU SAG SEL KEE ASH AGS SNW FCP
1 James Madison CAA 8-1 1.00 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Appalachian St SOCON 7-2 2.13 11 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 Montana BSC 8-1 3.88 16 2 2 4 4 5 3 3 5 5 5
4T Cal Poly GWFC 6-1 5.25 33 5 7 7 8 7 5 7 3 3 3
4T Richmond CAA 6-3 5.25 23 7 5 3 3 4 7 4 6 7 6
6 Villanova CAA 6-2 5.50 23 4 6 5 5 3 4 5 7 6 8
7 Weber St BSC 8-2 7.00 28 3 4 6 6 6 8 6 9 9 10
8 Northern Iowa MVFC 7-2 8.38 55 10 8 12 14 12 6 13 4 4 4
9 New Hampshire CAA 7-1 9.38 50 8 11 9 11 10 14 9 10 8 7
10 Wofford SOCON 6-2 9.50 43 12 9 8 7 8 10 8 11 10 12
11 Massachusetts CAA 6-3 11.50 53 11 13 11 10 11 9 10 13 13 13
12 William & Mary CAA 6-2 11.75 50 9 14 10 9 9 11 11 14 14 16
13 Elon SOCON 7-2 12.00 62 16 10 13 12 13 12 12 12 11 11
14 S Illinois MVFC 6-2 13.75 81 14 15 19 20 17 13 16 8 12 9
15 Furman SOCON 7-3 15.00 73 22 12 15 13 15 16 14 15 15 17
16 Cent Arkansas SLC 7-2 18.38 101 19 18 26 25 19 18 20 16 16 14
17 Maine CAA 6-3 18.50 74 13 16 14 15 14 19 15 22 26 26
18 W Illinois MVFC 5-3 19.00 99 18 21 17 19 21 20 22 17 17 19
19 Harvard IVY 6-1 20.00 98 17 20 21 21 23 15 19 20 21 21
20 McNeese St SLC 5-3 20.25 111 21 24 23 22 20 25 21 18 18 15
21 N Arizona BSC 6-3 21.00 95 15 23 20 18 16 23 18 26 23 24
22 Ga Southern SOCON 5-4 21.50 94 25 17 16 17 18 26 17 26 26 26
23 UC Davis GWFC 5-4 25.00 122 20 27 24 28 24 21 26 26 26 26
24 S Dakota St MVFC 5-4 25.25 127 24 25 27 26 25 17 27 23 26 26
25 Delaware CAA 3-6 27.00 138 33 39 22 23 29 30 23 26 26 26
26 Montana St BSC 5-4 27.25 140 23 34 29 30 26 27 28 26 26 26
27 Northwestern St SLC 6-3 27.50 142 26 26 32 34 22 35 24 26 26 26
28 Brown IVY 5-2 28.50 150 27 35 31 27 32 24 33 26 26 26
29 Lafayette PL 6-2 28.88 153 29 32 33 29 34 22 30 26 26 26
30 N Dakota St MVFC 5-4 29.13 158 31 31 28 32 35 29 42 26 26 23
31 Northeastern CAA 2-7 29.50 158 37 42 25 24 28 34 34 26 26 26
32T E Washington BSC 3-5 30.13 163 28 37 34 38 30 31 31 26 26 26
32T S Carolina St MEAC 7-2 30.13 185 32 29 44 46 43 28 37 19 19 18
34T Colgate PL 7-2 30.25 168 34 28 43 33 37 32 32 24 24 26
34T Samford SOCON 4-4 30.25 164 47 40 18 16 27 44 35 26 26 26
36 TN Martin OVC 7-2 30.75 185 39 19 42 41 41 39 25 21 20 20
37 Holy Cross PL 5-3 32.38 181 30 36 30 37 46 37 41 26 26 26
38 Liberty BSO 7-2 33.75 194 48 30 39 31 48 40 36 26 25 25
39 Jacksonville St OVC 6-3 34.00 194 46 22 38 40 49 41 29 26 26 26
40 Sacramento St BSC 4-5 34.13 195 35 49 35 39 31 42 44 26 26 26
41 Sam Houston St SLC 3-4 35.13 203 43 45 41 42 39 36 38 26 26 26
42T Albany NEC 6-3 36.13 211 36 48 37 36 47 49 43 26 26 26
42T Texas St SLC 5-4 36.13 211 38 43 40 45 38 50 45 26 26 26
44 Nicholls St SLC 2-4 36.38 213 44 65 47 44 33 38 40 26 26 26
45 Southern Utah GWFC 3-5 37.75 224 40 62 46 43 36 46 49 26 26 26
46 The Citadel SOCON 3-6 38.63 231 62 52 36 35 40 52 51 26 26 26
47 Tennessee St OVC 7-2 39.25 245 58 33 56 54 56 33 46 25 22 22
48 Grambling SWAC 7-2 39.63 239 42 41 49 49 45 58 54 26 26 26
49 Hofstra CAA 3-6 40.25 244 51 58 45 48 50 47 48 26 26 26
50 E Kentucky OVC 6-3 40.50 246 52 38 57 51 53 51 39 26 26 26
51 SE Louisiana SLC 4-5 40.88 249 50 55 53 53 42 43 50 26 26 26
52 Penn IVY 4-3 42.25 260 49 56 51 50 55 48 55 26 26 26
53 Portland St BSC 3-5 42.38 261 41 61 52 52 44 62 52 26 26 26
54T SF Austin SLC 4-5 43.75 272 53 59 54 56 52 45 57 26 26 26
54T Missouri St MVFC 3-5 43.75 272 55 54 48 47 57 70 58 26 26 26
56 North Dakota GWFC 5-3 44.00 274 45 46 76 70 51 60 47 26 26 26
57 E Illinois OVC 4-5 44.50 278 69 44 58 55 58 54 53 26 26 26
58 Gardner Webb BSO 5-4 45.63 287 56 47 59 57 59 63 56 26 26 26
59 N Colorado BSC 1-7 47.13 299 57 77 50 61 54 56 71 26 26 26
60 Yale IVY 4-3 47.88 305 59 57 55 59 69 78 61 26 26 26
61 Princeton IVY 3-4 48.75 312 64 75 62 58 62 61 63 26 26 26
62 Morgan St MEAC 6-3 49.00 314 60 50 69 68 70 57 60 26 26 26
63 Coastal Carolina BSO 4-5 49.75 320 78 60 67 60 67 55 66 26 26 26
64 Stony Brook BSO 3-6 50.88 329 74 72 64 64 61 59 68 26 26 26
65 Charleston So BSO 4-5 51.00 330 65 66 65 63 65 73 69 26 26 26
66 South Dakota GWFC 4-4 51.13 331 54 67 68 67 64 65 73 26 26 26
67 Florida A&M MEAC 6-3 51.38 333 67 53 73 76 77 53 64 26 26 26
68 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 6-2 52.13 339 61 51 71 75 71 66 70 26 26 26
69 Towson CAA 3-6 52.25 340 76 73 74 69 60 64 59 26 26 26
70 Illinois St MVFC 3-5 52.50 342 71 63 63 71 72 74 65 26 26 26
71T Rhode Island CAA 2-8 53.00 346 72 82 61 73 63 71 67 26 26 26
71T W Carolina SOCON 3-7 53.00 346 85 70 66 65 66 79 62 26 26 26
73 Lehigh PL 3-5 53.25 348 66 74 60 62 75 72 74 26 26 26
74 Cornell IVY 3-4 56.13 371 79 83 80 72 68 68 72 26 26 26
75 Fordham PL 4-4 56.38 373 70 76 78 74 76 69 77 26 26 26
76 Prairie View SWAC 7-1 56.63 375 68 68 81 77 74 84 75 26 26 26
77 VMI BSO 3-5 57.00 378 77 86 70 66 73 80 78 26 26 26
78 Dayton PFL 8-1 57.50 382 63 64 77 81 79 81 82 26 26 26
79 Youngstown St MVFC 2-8 59.00 394 80 87 72 78 78 75 83 26 26 26
80 Monmouth NEC 5-4 59.13 395 73 78 75 80 81 85 81 26 26 26
81 Sacred Heart NEC 8-1 59.38 397 75 69 79 82 82 96 79 26 26 26
82 Hampton MEAC 5-3 59.63 399 81 71 84 85 83 67 80 26 26 26
83 Presbyterian BSO 4-5 61.00 410 87 84 85 79 80 82 76 26 26 26
84 Central Conn NEC 5-4 63.00 426 84 85 83 84 87 86 89 26 26 26
85 Southern SWAC 5-4 63.38 429 86 80 88 88 89 77 87 26 26 26
86 Jacksonville PFL 6-3 63.50 430 83 81 82 83 94 90 92 26 26 26
87 San Diego PFL 6-2 64.50 438 82 79 86 91 91 88 94 26 26 26
88 Delaware St MEAC 3-5 64.63 439 88 89 87 89 86 76 91 26 26 26
89 Murray St OVC 3-6 65.13 443 90 90 89 90 84 91 84 26 26 26
90 Bucknell PL 4-4 65.38 445 89 92 90 86 85 97 88 26 26 26
91 SE Missouri St OVC 3-6 66.13 451 95 88 94 87 90 92 85 26 26 26
92 Norfolk St MEAC 3-6 67.38 461 91 91 91 98 95 83 93 26 26 26
93 Idaho St BSC 0-9 68.13 467 92 102 95 96 88 89 95 26 26 26
94 Tennessee Tech OVC 3-7 68.25 468 99 95 96 92 92 93 90 26 26 26
95 Robert Morris NEC 4-5 69.50 478 93 97 92 93 97 98 100 26 26 26
96 Chattanooga SOCON 1-8 69.63 479 109 94 104 94 100 87 86 26 26 26
97 Austin Peay OVC 1-8 70.13 483 100 100 97 95 93 95 96 26 26 26
98 Bryant INDEP 5-4 70.38 485 94 93 98 99 96 101 98 26 26 26
99 Columbia IVY 1-6 70.88 489 96 101 93 97 98 99 99 26 26 26
100 Alabama A&M SWAC 4-5 71.38 493 97 98 99 100 99 100 97 26 26 26
101 Jackson St SWAC 4-4 72.25 500 98 99 101 103 101 94 101 26 26 26
102 Butler PFL 6-2 73.88 513 102 96 102 102 105 111 102 26 26 26
103 Alabama St SWAC 2-6 74.25 516 101 103 103 105 103 104 103 26 26 26
104 Duquesne NEC 2-6 74.63 519 103 110 100 101 102 108 105 26 26 26
105 Dartmouth IVY 0-7 75.38 525 105 104 105 106 108 105 104 26 26 26
106 Georgetown PL 1-7 76.38 533 107 109 107 107 106 102 106 26 26 26
107 Marist INDEP 3-6 76.50 534 106 107 106 108 104 107 108 26 26 26
108 W Salem St MEAC 2-6 76.88 537 104 105 110 117 109 103 109 26 26 26
109 NC Central INDEP 2-6 78.75 552 113 114 108 104 111 110 110 26 26 26
110 TX Southern SWAC 4-5 79.00 554 108 111 117 115 107 113 107 26 26 26
111 Morehead St PFL 4-5 79.13 555 110 108 109 109 114 115 113 26 26 26
112 Drake PFL 4-4 79.63 559 115 106 114 111 113 109 112 26 26 26
113 Alcorn St SWAC 2-8 80.50 566 112 113 111 116 110 116 114 26 26 26
114 NC A&T MEAC 3-7 80.75 568 111 115 113 114 112 114 115 26 26 26
115 Indiana St MVFC 0-9 81.63 575 119 116 118 113 117 106 111 26 26 26
116 Wagner NEC 3-6 82.13 579 116 119 112 110 115 118 118 26 26 26
117 Savannah St INDEP 4-5 82.88 585 114 112 120 119 116 119 117 26 26 26
118 Davidson PFL 3-5 83.13 587 118 117 116 112 121 117 119 26 26 26
119 Howard MEAC 1-7 83.38 589 117 120 115 118 119 112 120 26 26 26
120 Iona INDEP 3-6 84.75 600 121 118 124 122 118 121 116 26 26 26
121T MS Valley St SWAC 2-6 85.50 606 120 122 121 124 120 122 121 26 26 26
121T Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 1-8 85.50 606 122 121 119 121 122 120 122 26 26 26
123 St Francis PA NEC 0-8 86.63 615 123 123 122 123 123 123 123 26 26 26
124 Valparaiso PFL 2-6 87.13 619 124 124 123 120 124 124 124 26 26 26
125 Campbell PFL 1-8 87.88 625 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 26 26 26

Column Definitions
Total = (ARC + 3 polls used)/8
ARC (Adjusted Rankings of the Computers) = Sum of 5 computer ranking numbers (removing the max and min number from the 7 used)
Computer rankings:
MAS = Massey, SAU = Sauceda, SAG = Sagarin, LAZ = Laz Index, SEL = Self, ASH = Ashburn, KEE = Keeper.
Polls:
SNW = Sports Network, FCP = FCS Coaches, AGS = Any Given Saturday

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