11/24/08 Final Regular Season Gridiron Power Index (GPI), James Madison Sweeps as 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 finishes the regular season with James Madison in the top spot this week. The Dukes lead the 2008 regular season GPI from start to finish. No other team has been ranked No. 1 this year in the GPI.

The Colonial Athletic Association, the largest league in the FCS has seven teams in the top 25; the Southern Conference has five; the Big Sky Conferences has four; the Missouri Valley Football and the Southland Conference have two each; and the Big South, Great West Football, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conferences plus the Ivy and Patriot Leagues have one each. (Games through 11/22)

The 2008 GPI will be released once all the college football games have been played, in January 2009.

Rank Team Conf W/L Total ARC ASH LAZ SAU MAS SAG SEL KEE AGS SNW FCP
1 James Madison CAA 10-1 1.00 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Appalachian St SOCON 10-2 2.63 15 2 2 3 6 2 5 3 2 2 2
3 Montana BSC 11-1 4.50 21 5 3 6 2 7 3 4 5 5 5
4 Villanova CAA 9-2 4.63 18 3 5 4 5 4 2 2 6 6 7
5 Richmond CAA 9-3 4.75 18 4 4 2 3 3 4 5 7 7 6
6 Cal Poly GWFC 8-2 5.25 33 8 8 5 4 9 6 6 3 3 3
7 Wofford SOCON 9-2 7.75 36 6 6 8 9 5 9 7 9 8 9
8 Northern Iowa MVFC 10-2 8.13 53 11 9 12 10 15 11 8 4 4 4
9 New Hampshire CAA 9-2 8.25 36 7 7 7 7 6 8 11 10 10 10
10 Weber St BSC 9-3 10.25 46 9 10 10 8 12 7 9 12 12 12
11 S Illinois MVFC 9-2 12.25 73 14 13 16 14 19 16 10 8 9 8
12 William & Mary CAA 7-4 13.00 51 10 11 9 11 8 10 12 16 19 18
13 Cent Arkansas SLC 10-2 14.88 86 17 15 20 17 24 14 17 11 11 11
14 Maine CAA 8-4 15.00 61 12 14 11 12 10 12 15 18 20 21
15 Harvard IVY 9-1 15.50 81 16 18 17 13 14 19 16 14 15 14
16 Elon SOCON 8-4 16.13 74 15 12 15 23 13 17 14 19 17 19
17 Massachusetts CAA 7-5 18.13 68 13 16 13 16 11 13 13 25 26 26
18 Liberty BSO 10-2 18.88 105 21 17 23 24 17 25 20 17 14 15
19 S Carolina St MEAC 10-2 19.75 120 23 20 27 19 28 33 22 13 13 12
20 E Washington BSC 6-5 20.88 89 19 22 14 15 22 15 18 26 26 26
21 Colgate PL 9-2 22.13 130 24 23 36 21 27 32 24 15 16 16
22T McNeese St SLC 7-4 22.25 121 22 26 28 20 33 20 25 22 18 17
22T Furman SOCON 7-5 22.25 100 18 19 21 31 18 21 21 26 26 26
24 Ga Southern SOCON 6-5 23.50 110 20 21 19 30 20 23 26 26 26 26
25 Montana St BSC 7-5 24.63 119 25 29 24 18 35 18 23 26 26 26
26 S Dakota St MVFC 7-5 24.75 123 27 25 25 22 29 24 19 23 26 26
27 Holy Cross PL 7-4 26.63 135 30 27 26 25 21 34 27 26 26 26
28 Delaware CAA 4-8 27.38 141 26 39 22 35 23 27 30 26 26 26
29 Samford SOCON 6-5 27.63 143 28 31 18 40 16 26 47 26 26 26
30 Brown IVY 7-3 28.63 151 31 28 31 27 25 35 34 26 26 26
31 N Arizona BSC 6-5 29.88 161 32 41 29 26 38 22 36 26 26 26
32 Jacksonville St OVC 8-3 30.00 177 29 24 37 38 40 40 33 21 22 20
33 Texas St SLC 8-4 30.38 170 33 32 35 28 42 29 41 24 23 26
34 N Dakota St MVFC 6-5 30.75 168 41 35 30 33 34 36 28 26 26 26
35 Northwestern St SLC 7-5 31.63 175 34 34 42 34 49 28 31 26 26 26
36 Lafayette PL 7-4 32.13 179 36 36 38 37 26 41 32 26 26 26
37 E Kentucky OVC 8-3 32.88 200 35 33 48 41 44 43 37 20 21 22
38 Hofstra CAA 4-8 33.25 188 39 48 32 44 36 37 29 26 26 26
39 Albany NEC 8-3 34.25 196 38 45 39 29 30 44 49 26 26 26
40 W Illinois MVFC 6-5 34.63 199 42 40 33 42 41 38 38 26 26 26
41 Sacramento St BSC 6-6 34.88 201 43 47 34 32 45 30 51 26 26 26
42 Penn IVY 6-4 35.00 202 40 44 41 39 31 42 40 26 26 26
43 TN Martin OVC 8-4 36.75 220 37 30 45 49 47 49 42 26 24 24
44 Yale IVY 6-4 37.63 223 44 42 40 43 32 54 58 26 26 26
45T UC Davis GWFC 5-7 38.88 233 53 52 43 48 51 31 39 26 26 26
45T The Citadel SOCON 4-8 38.88 233 46 46 44 67 37 51 46 26 26 26
47 Grambling SWAC 9-2 39.25 237 45 43 51 36 52 46 62 26 26 25
48 Charleston So BSO 7-5 41.38 253 51 49 50 47 48 55 66 26 26 26
49 Sam Houston St SLC 4-6 42.50 262 48 57 49 56 58 52 45 26 26 26
50 Lehigh PL 5-6 42.75 264 58 53 47 51 39 60 55 26 26 26
51 Tennessee St OVC 8-4 42.88 265 49 37 56 62 61 64 35 26 26 26
52 Florida A&M MEAC 9-3 43.38 269 57 38 54 52 62 67 44 26 26 26
53 Stony Brook BSO 5-6 43.88 273 56 54 55 59 50 58 48 26 26 26
54 Southern Utah GWFC 4-7 44.00 274 54 67 58 53 64 45 43 26 26 26
55 Northeastern CAA 2-10 44.38 277 59 66 46 65 46 50 57 26 26 26
56 SE Louisiana SLC 5-7 44.75 280 52 59 59 57 72 47 53 26 26 26
57 Portland St BSC 4-7 45.50 286 55 65 53 50 69 39 63 26 26 26
58T Rhode Island CAA 3-9 45.75 288 62 68 52 58 55 57 56 26 26 26
58T Coastal Carolina BSO 6-6 45.75 288 61 50 60 63 54 61 52 26 26 26
60 North Dakota GWFC 6-4 45.88 289 47 51 70 46 74 53 68 26 26 26
61 Nicholls St SLC 3-6 46.13 291 50 78 61 60 70 48 50 26 26 26
62 South Dakota GWFC 6-5 46.63 295 60 56 57 45 66 56 69 26 26 26
63 Towson CAA 3-9 50.38 325 63 69 64 70 67 62 59 26 26 26
64 Monmouth NEC 7-4 50.50 326 69 64 62 55 57 74 77 26 26 26
65 Gardner Webb BSO 5-6 50.75 328 65 61 71 66 71 65 61 26 26 26
66 Prairie View SWAC 9-1 51.75 339 64 55 75 54 76 69 83 26 26 23
67 Princeton IVY 4-6 52.25 340 67 71 65 69 56 68 74 26 26 26
68 San Diego PFL 9-2 53.13 347 77 60 69 61 53 89 80 26 26 26
69 SF Austin SLC 4-8 53.38 349 66 74 76 74 80 59 54 26 26 26
70 Youngstown St MVFC 4-8 53.63 351 73 80 66 68 78 66 64 26 26 26
71 W Carolina SOCON 3-9 54.25 356 68 70 72 89 65 71 75 26 26 26
72 Jacksonville PFL 9-3 54.75 360 79 63 68 64 43 88 86 26 26 26
73 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 8-3 55.63 367 71 58 80 72 83 79 65 26 26 26
74 E Illinois OVC 5-7 56.13 371 70 62 78 81 75 75 73 26 26 26
75 Missouri St MVFC 4-7 56.50 374 72 77 67 75 77 73 78 26 26 26
76 N Colorado BSC 1-10 57.00 378 85 94 63 76 82 63 72 26 26 26
77 Central Conn NEC 7-4 57.13 379 78 72 77 71 68 81 84 26 26 26
78 VMI BSO 4-7 57.63 383 76 84 74 79 63 70 87 26 26 26
79 Fordham PL 5-6 57.88 385 75 81 79 73 59 77 82 26 26 26
80 Illinois St MVFC 3-8 58.38 389 81 83 73 80 79 76 71 26 26 26
81 Cornell IVY 4-6 59.00 394 74 82 81 82 73 78 79 26 26 26
82 Southern SWAC 6-4 59.50 398 80 75 83 77 86 83 67 26 26 26
83 Hampton MEAC 6-5 60.63 407 82 73 84 84 88 84 60 26 26 26
84 Morgan St MEAC 6-6 61.38 413 83 76 85 83 87 86 70 26 26 26
85 Dayton PFL 9-3 62.25 420 89 79 82 78 60 93 92 26 26 26
86 Idaho St BSC 1-11 63.38 429 88 97 87 85 93 72 76 26 26 26
87T Bucknell PL 5-6 64.13 435 86 90 91 86 81 82 93 26 26 26
87T Murray St OVC 5-7 64.13 435 84 86 89 87 95 80 89 26 26 26
89 Norfolk St MEAC 5-7 65.13 443 90 85 88 90 94 90 85 26 26 26
90 Delaware St MEAC 5-6 65.63 447 91 88 86 91 96 91 81 26 26 26
91 Presbyterian BSO 4-8 66.38 453 87 93 93 95 89 85 91 26 26 26
92 Sacred Heart NEC 8-3 67.25 460 95 89 92 88 85 96 100 26 26 26
93 Columbia IVY 2-8 67.63 463 96 96 90 94 84 87 96 26 26 26
94 Jackson St SWAC 7-4 68.13 467 94 87 96 92 104 95 90 26 26 26
95 SE Missouri St OVC 4-8 68.63 471 93 92 95 97 100 92 94 26 26 26
96T Bryant INDEP 7-4 69.38 477 97 91 98 93 90 98 101 26 26 26
96T Chattanooga SOCON 1-11 69.38 477 92 95 99 109 92 99 88 26 26 26
98 Robert Morris NEC 5-6 70.50 486 100 98 94 96 91 100 98 26 26 26
99 Austin Peay OVC 2-9 70.63 487 98 99 97 98 102 94 95 26 26 26
100 Tennessee Tech OVC 3-9 72.38 501 99 101 100 104 107 97 97 26 26 26
101 Alabama A&M SWAC 5-7 72.63 503 101 100 102 99 110 101 99 26 26 26
102 Georgetown PL 2-8 74.50 518 102 105 103 106 108 102 102 26 26 26
103T Duquesne NEC 3-7 74.75 520 107 109 101 101 101 103 108 26 26 26
103T Butler PFL 6-5 74.75 520 104 102 105 102 97 107 117 26 26 26
105T NC Central INDEP 4-7 75.25 524 103 104 107 105 109 105 103 26 26 26
105T Morehead St PFL 6-6 75.75 528 108 106 104 100 99 111 110 26 26 26
107 Drake PFL 6-5 75.88 529 106 103 108 103 98 110 109 26 26 26
108 Dartmouth IVY 0-10 76.13 531 105 110 106 112 105 104 105 26 26 26
109T W Salem St MEAC 3-8 77.38 541 110 107 109 107 112 108 106 26 26 26
109T Marist INDEP 4-7 77.38 541 109 108 110 108 106 106 111 26 26 26
111 Alabama St SWAC 2-8 78.75 552 111 111 111 110 115 109 104 26 26 26
112 Davidson PFL 4-7 80.38 565 113 113 112 111 103 116 116 26 26 26
113 Indiana St MVFC 0-12 81.13 571 114 118 115 116 114 112 107 26 26 26
114 TX Southern SWAC 4-7 81.38 573 112 112 120 114 122 113 114 26 26 26
115 Alcorn St SWAC 2-10 81.50 574 116 115 113 115 119 115 112 26 26 26
116 NC A&T MEAC 3-9 81.63 575 115 114 117 113 117 114 115 26 26 26
117 Howard MEAC 1-10 83.13 587 121 120 114 118 118 117 113 26 26 26
118 Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 2-9 83.38 589 119 117 116 119 116 119 118 26 26 26
119 Wagner NEC 3-8 83.50 590 118 119 118 117 111 118 119 26 26 26
120 Savannah St INDEP 5-7 84.50 598 117 116 119 120 121 121 121 26 26 26
121 Iona INDEP 3-8 85.38 605 120 121 124 122 120 120 122 26 26 26
122 MS Valley St SWAC 3-8 85.75 608 122 122 121 121 124 122 120 26 26 26
123 Valparaiso PFL 3-8 86.63 615 123 123 122 123 113 124 124 26 26 26
124 St Francis PA NEC 0-11 86.88 617 124 124 123 124 123 123 123 26 26 26
125 Campbell PFL 1-10 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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