10/12/2009 Gridiron Power Index (GPI) Richmond Continues as No. 1
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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 unbeaten and defending Division I National Champion Richmond in the top spot.

The Colonial Athletic Association, the largest league in the FCS has seven teams in the top 25; the Big Sky Conference has four; the Missouri Valley Football, Southern, and the Southland Conferences have three each; the Mid-Eastern Athletic and Great West Conference have two each; and the Ohio Valley Conference has one. (Games through 10/10)

The Final 2009 GPI will be released once all the college football games have been played, in January 2010.

Rank Team League W/L Total ARC LAZ SAG KEE MAS ASH SEL SAU AGS SNW FCP
1 Richmond CAA 5-0 1.25 7 2 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1
2 Northern Iowa MVFC 5-1 2.13 10 1 3 3 2 5 1 1 2 2 3
3 Montana BSC 5-0 2.75 13 3 2 7 3 2 2 3 4 3 2
4 New Hampshire CAA 5-0 5.13 30 5 6 9 6 6 4 7 3 4 4
5 Villanova CAA 5-1 5.25 24 4 4 8 5 4 5 6 6 6 6
6 William & Mary CAA 5-1 5.50 23 6 5 2 4 3 6 5 7 7 7
7 S Illinois MVFC 4-1 7.88 48 7 11 6 7 12 14 11 5 5 5
8 Elon SC 5-1 8.63 44 10 7 4 8 10 9 10 8 8 9
9 Jacksonville St OVC 4-2 9.50 37 8 8 5 11 9 7 4 14 12 13
10 S Dakota St MVFC 4-1 11.75 54 11 10 17 9 11 13 9 12 14 14
11 Delaware CAA 4-2 13.88 46 9 9 11 10 7 10 8 16 23 26
12 Massachusetts CAA 3-2 15.50 67 12 12 12 12 15 17 16 19 18 20
13 S Carolina St MEAC 4-1 15.88 93 18 20 13 25 20 16 19 11 11 12
14 Cent Arkansas SLC 4-1 16.25 103 17 14 26 19 24 26 17 9 10 8
15 SF Austin SLC 4-1 16.75 73 15 15 15 17 16 12 12 20 20 21
16 Weber St BSC 3-3 17.13 92 20 18 23 14 14 19 21 15 15 15
17 N Arizona BSC 3-2 17.38 61 16 13 14 13 8 8 13 26 26 26
18 Cal Poly SLO GWFC 2-3 17.88 87 25 16 28 15 17 11 14 18 19 19
19 Appalachian St SC 3-2 19.00 123 19 25 10 20 33 33 26 10 9 10
20 James Madison CAA 2-3 19.50 107 22 17 25 18 25 24 18 17 16 16
21 E Washington BSC 4-2 20.25 102 14 22 32 16 13 22 28 22 21 17
22 McNeese St SLC 3-2 21.13 132 30 21 20 30 37 28 23 13 13 11
23 UC Davis GWFC 2-3 21.25 92 33 19 16 21 21 15 15 26 26 26
24 Florida A&M MEAC 4-1 24.13 126 21 29 41 36 18 20 20 23 22 22
25 Furman SC 3-2 24.25 118 27 24 18 23 22 25 24 24 26 26
26 Montana St BSC 3-2 24.38 117 32 23 31 22 19 18 22 26 26 26
27 Colgate PL 6-0 25.38 147 13 33 24 29 27 34 40 21 17 18
28 North Dakota GWFC 3-2 27.75 144 29 30 30 32 28 23 27 26 26 26
29 Harvard IVY 3-1 28.00 146 23 26 22 24 40 46 33 26 26 26
30 Hofstra CAA 3-3 29.75 160 41 38 21 28 34 30 30 26 26 26
31T Liberty BSO 3-2 30.25 164 34 27 38 31 43 32 29 26 26 26
31T Missouri St MVFC 3-3 30.25 164 36 35 36 33 35 21 25 26 26 26
33 Ga Southern SC 3-3 30.63 167 39 28 29 35 29 35 42 26 26 26
34 Southern Utah GWFC 2-3 30.75 168 48 42 39 26 26 27 34 26 26 26
35 Youngstown St MVFC 4-2 31.75 176 28 39 35 38 30 37 36 26 26 26
36 Chattanooga SC 4-1 32.25 180 38 32 33 39 23 38 41 26 26 26
37 Holy Cross PL 4-1 32.75 187 26 37 34 27 52 50 39 26 25 24
38 Maine CAA 3-3 32.88 185 40 31 46 37 31 39 38 26 26 26
39 Lafayette PL 4-1 33.50 190 24 34 37 34 42 43 46 26 26 26
40 E Kentucky OVC 3-2 34.63 205 37 45 47 46 36 40 37 25 24 23
41 E Illinois OVC 4-2 34.75 201 31 41 63 44 32 41 43 26 26 25
42 Central Conn NEC 4-1 35.00 202 44 36 19 43 49 44 35 26 26 26
43 South Dakota GWFC 3-3 35.25 204 35 47 49 47 44 29 31 26 26 26
44 Albany NY NEC 4-2 37.63 223 46 40 27 45 54 47 45 26 26 26
45 Grambling SWAC 3-3 38.75 232 47 46 56 50 53 36 32 26 26 26
46 Brown IVY 2-2 39.50 238 42 43 48 42 64 58 47 26 26 26
47T Prairie View SWAC 3-1 40.13 243 60 48 52 54 39 31 50 26 26 26
47T Alabama A&M SWAC 4-2 40.13 243 43 55 54 65 45 45 44 26 26 26
49 Sacramento St BSC 2-3 41.88 257 65 53 66 41 38 42 56 26 26 26
50 Sam Houston St SLC 3-2 42.13 259 50 60 40 40 59 53 57 26 26 26
51 W Illinois MVFC 1-4 42.38 261 62 50 44 53 62 48 48 26 26 26
52 SE Louisiana SLC 3-2 42.75 264 45 66 53 51 41 49 74 26 26 26
53 The Citadel SC 2-3 43.88 273 53 51 68 48 58 59 52 26 26 26
54 Gardner Webb BSO 3-2 44.00 274 58 59 51 55 47 51 66 26 26 26
55 Illinois St MVFC 2-4 44.13 275 63 54 55 49 60 52 54 26 26 26
56 Wofford SC 1-4 44.50 278 51 49 42 60 50 68 72 26 26 26
57 Columbia IVY 2-2 45.88 289 55 44 62 61 63 62 49 26 26 26
58T N Dakota St MVFC 1-5 46.00 290 59 57 57 52 75 65 51 26 26 26
58T Texas St SLC 2-3 46.00 290 52 70 43 58 56 54 78 26 26 26
60 Penn IVY 2-2 46.38 293 49 52 59 56 65 70 61 26 26 26
61T Towson CAA 2-3 46.88 297 72 61 60 62 46 55 59 26 26 26
61T Coastal Carolina BSO 3-2 46.88 297 56 65 45 63 57 63 58 26 26 26
63 Samford SC 3-3 47.50 302 57 58 69 59 61 64 60 26 26 26
64 Portland St BSC 2-4 48.00 306 67 63 65 57 51 56 65 26 26 26
65 Stony Brook BSO 2-4 48.13 307 69 56 58 64 69 60 55 26 26 26
66 Morgan St MEAC 4-1 49.25 316 64 64 71 67 48 57 64 26 26 26
67 Tennessee Tech OVC 3-2 51.50 334 73 72 73 66 55 61 62 26 26 26
68 Delaware St MEAC 1-3 53.75 352 74 67 72 73 66 75 53 26 26 26
69 Rhode Island CAA 1-4 53.88 353 80 69 61 68 71 72 73 26 26 26
70T Tennessee St OVC 3-3 54.25 356 71 80 78 72 68 66 67 26 26 26
70T Hampton MEAC 3-2 54.25 356 61 76 64 78 67 82 71 26 26 26
72 Cornell IVY 2-2 54.50 358 66 62 92 69 74 73 76 26 26 26
73 N Colorado BSC 1-5 54.88 361 83 75 76 71 70 67 69 26 26 26
74 Southern Univ SWAC 3-2 56.88 377 68 83 79 81 73 69 75 26 26 26
75 Yale IVY 2-2 57.38 381 54 68 75 70 84 88 84 26 26 26
76 Fordham PL 2-3 57.88 385 75 79 67 80 81 74 77 26 26 26
77 Drake PFL 4-1 58.50 390 76 78 82 88 83 71 70 26 26 26
78 Norfolk St MEAC 2-3 58.75 392 79 87 74 84 76 79 68 26 26 26
79 Charleston So BSO 2-3 59.13 395 77 71 50 77 72 98 113 26 26 26
80 Butler PFL 5-0 61.25 412 70 90 85 97 79 76 82 26 26 26
81 Austin Peay OVC 2-4 61.88 417 92 102 81 74 78 77 89 26 26 26
82 TN Martin OVC 2-4 62.75 424 88 99 90 75 85 78 83 26 26 26
83 Northwestern St SLC 0-5 63.63 431 97 77 93 79 92 80 87 26 26 26
84 NC A&T MEAC 3-3 64.25 436 89 103 86 90 80 90 81 26 26 26
85T Lehigh PL 1-4 64.38 437 78 85 77 82 100 97 95 26 26 26
85T Idaho St BSC 0-6 64.38 437 102 73 88 85 77 85 108 26 26 26
87T Nicholls St SLC 1-4 65.13 443 100 84 89 76 86 86 98 26 26 26
87T Alcorn St SWAC 1-3 65.13 443 90 92 70 93 82 89 90 26 26 26
89T Northeastern CAA 0-6 65.63 447 96 82 98 83 90 84 94 26 26 26
89T Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 3-2 65.63 447 86 74 105 98 94 95 63 26 26 26
91 VMI BSO 1-4 65.88 449 94 89 80 87 89 91 93 26 26 26
92 Bryant NEC 3-2 66.13 451 91 97 83 94 87 83 96 26 26 26
93T Murray St OVC 1-4 66.25 452 95 86 103 89 91 81 91 26 26 26
93T Dayton PFL 4-1 66.25 452 84 81 84 102 101 104 79 26 26 26
95 Monmouth NJ NEC 2-3 66.63 455 85 91 96 91 95 93 85 26 26 26
96 San Diego PFL 3-2 67.25 460 81 88 97 95 93 92 92 26 26 26
97 Jackson St SWAC 1-4 67.63 463 93 101 91 96 96 87 80 26 26 26
98 Princeton IVY 1-3 68.38 469 87 94 95 86 102 94 99 26 26 26
99 Old Dominion FCSI 4-2 71.38 493 82 105 100 103 97 96 97 26 26 26
100 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 1-4 72.38 501 105 95 99 105 103 99 86 26 26 26
101 W Carolina SC 0-5 72.63 503 107 98 102 92 98 102 103 26 26 26
102 SE Missouri St OVC 1-5 73.88 513 99 112 106 101 99 101 106 26 26 26
103T Howard MEAC 2-3 75.13 523 104 107 101 104 88 107 107 26 26 26
103T Wagner NEC 3-3 75.13 523 106 100 109 109 105 103 88 26 26 26
105 Dartmouth IVY 0-4 75.63 527 101 96 116 100 106 108 112 26 26 26
106 Sacred Heart NEC 1-4 76.13 531 110 110 87 106 113 105 100 26 26 26
107 Bucknell PL 3-3 76.63 535 98 109 113 99 107 110 110 26 26 26
108 Marist PFL 3-3 76.88 537 108 111 104 108 112 106 102 26 26 26
109 TX Southern SWAC 1-4 77.25 540 112 104 110 110 104 100 114 26 26 26
110 St Francis PA NEC 1-5 77.75 544 115 108 94 113 110 112 101 26 26 26
111 Duquesne NEC 2-4 78.38 549 111 106 115 107 114 111 104 26 26 26
112 Presbyterian BSO 0-6 80.00 562 119 113 107 112 111 109 117 26 26 26
113 W Salem St MEAC 0-5 80.25 564 113 116 118 111 108 115 109 26 26 26
114 Jacksonville PFL 2-3 80.50 566 109 119 111 114 117 113 111 26 26 26
115 MS Valley St SWAC 2-3 81.50 574 114 115 114 116 115 114 119 26 26 26
116 Alabama St SWAC 3-2 82.00 578 103 120 117 115 109 117 122 26 26 26
117 Indiana St MVFC 0-6 82.13 579 117 93 119 122 116 125 105 26 26 26
118 NC Central FCSI 0-6 82.63 583 118 114 108 118 118 119 115 26 26 26
119 Davidson PFL 2-3 82.88 585 116 118 112 120 119 116 116 26 26 26
120 Robert Morris NEC 0-6 84.63 599 122 117 122 119 122 118 118 26 26 26
121 Morehead St PFL 2-4 85.00 602 120 123 120 121 121 120 120 26 26 26
122 Georgetown PL 0-6 85.25 604 121 121 121 117 120 121 121 26 26 26
123 Savannah St FCSI 1-4 86.88 617 123 124 123 123 123 124 125 26 26 26
124 Valparaiso PFL 1-4 87.13 619 124 122 125 125 124 122 124 26 26 26
125 Campbell PFL 1-4 87.38 621 125 125 124 124 125 123 123 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, SAG = Sagarin, LAZ = Laz Index, KEE = Keeper, SEL = Self, ASH = Ashburn, SAU = Sauceda.
Polls:
SNW = Sports Network, FCP = FCS Coaches, AGS = Any Given Saturday

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