10/19/2009 Gridiron Power Index (GPI), Richmond Remains 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 six teams in the top 25; the Big Sky Conference has five; the Missouri Valley Football and the Southland Conferences have three each; the Southern and Great West Conferences have two each; and the Big South, Mid-Eastern Athletic, and Ohio Valley Conferences plus the Patriot League have one each. (Games through 10/19)

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 6-0 1.00 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Montana BSC 6-0 2.25 12 3 2 9 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 Villanova CAA 6-1 3.25 14 2 3 3 2 3 3 4 4 4 4
4 S Illinois MVFC 5-1 4.50 27 5 5 4 4 8 6 7 3 3 3
5 William & Mary CAA 5-1 4.63 22 6 4 2 5 4 4 5 5 5 5
6 Northern Iowa MVFC 5-2 5.75 28 4 6 7 6 11 5 3 6 6 6
7 Jacksonville St OVC 4-2 9.25 35 8 7 6 7 9 7 6 14 13 12
8 New Hampshire CAA 5-1 10.00 54 9 13 10 8 12 10 13 9 9 8
9 Elon SC 5-1 10.50 63 12 14 5 11 14 12 14 7 7 7
10 S Dakota St MVFC 5-1 11.25 55 10 11 14 10 7 14 10 11 11 13
11 Massachusetts CAA 4-2 12.50 55 11 12 8 12 10 11 11 15 14 16
12 Delaware CAA 5-2 12.75 43 7 10 15 9 5 9 8 17 19 23
13T SF Austin SLC 5-1 13.50 62 13 8 13 14 17 13 9 13 15 18
13T S Carolina St MEAC 5-1 13.50 78 15 15 11 18 16 16 16 10 10 10
15 N Arizona BSC 4-2 15.88 54 14 9 12 13 6 8 12 24 24 25
16 Weber St BSC 4-3 16.25 83 18 18 26 15 13 17 15 16 16 15
17 Cal Poly SLO GWFC 3-3 18.75 92 23 17 29 16 18 15 18 19 20 19
18 Appalachian St SC 4-2 20.50 139 21 36 16 24 27 39 31 8 8 9
19 McNeese St SLC 4-2 21.25 135 31 22 18 30 38 31 21 12 12 11
20 Cent Arkansas SLC 4-2 21.88 125 27 16 32 25 36 21 20 18 18 14
21 Montana St BSC 4-2 22.00 98 22 20 23 19 15 18 19 26 26 26
22 E Washington BSC 4-3 22.38 106 20 23 31 17 19 20 24 26 26 21
23 UC Davis GWFC 3-3 22.75 104 28 19 25 21 20 19 17 26 26 26
24 Liberty BSo 4-2 22.88 111 19 24 17 22 31 23 23 23 23 26
25 Lafayette PL 5-1 25.00 122 17 27 19 20 28 30 28 26 26 26
26T Furman SC 4-2 25.88 134 30 35 22 26 21 27 29 21 26 26
26T Missouri St MVFC 4-3 25.88 129 29 28 24 27 24 22 26 26 26 26
28 James Madison CAA 2-4 26.13 131 34 26 28 23 30 24 22 26 26 26
29 Colgate PL 7-0 28.00 170 16 45 27 32 29 40 42 20 17 17
30 Ga Southern SC 4-3 28.13 147 37 31 20 31 22 28 35 26 26 26
31 Florida A&M MEAC 4-2 28.63 151 24 25 34 39 25 34 33 26 26 26
32 Southern Utah GWFC 2-4 28.88 153 47 29 35 28 34 25 27 26 26 26
33 Hofstra CAA 4-3 29.00 154 38 41 21 29 26 29 32 26 26 26
34 E Illinois OVC 5-2 30.63 170 26 33 39 37 23 36 38 26 25 24
35 North Dakota GWFC 3-3 31.50 174 44 21 41 40 42 26 25 26 26 26
36 Youngstown St MVFC 4-2 31.75 176 33 38 33 36 32 38 36 26 26 26
37 E Kentucky OVC 4-2 32.00 193 36 39 46 41 33 37 40 22 21 20
38T Maine CAA 3-4 33.38 189 50 32 47 38 35 32 37 26 26 26
38T SE Louisiana SLC 4-2 33.88 193 32 44 36 35 37 41 44 26 26 26
40 South Dakota GWFC 3-4 34.38 197 41 34 51 45 44 33 30 26 26 26
41 Penn Ivy 3-2 34.75 200 39 37 45 33 45 47 34 26 26 26
42 Prairie View SWAC 4-1 36.00 210 48 30 50 48 40 35 39 26 26 26
43 Central Conn NEC 5-1 36.13 211 40 40 30 42 46 53 43 26 26 26
44 Chattanooga SC 4-2 36.88 217 49 46 38 43 39 43 46 26 26 26
45 Holy Cross PL 5-1 37.38 230 25 52 44 34 51 52 49 25 22 22
46 Albany NY NEC 5-2 37.63 223 42 43 40 49 48 42 48 26 26 26
47 Texas St SLC 3-3 38.50 230 46 49 37 46 43 46 56 26 26 26
48 Grambling SWAC 4-3 38.63 231 43 42 57 53 49 44 41 26 26 26
49 Gardner Webb BSo 4-2 40.88 249 51 61 42 50 41 45 65 26 26 26
50 Harvard Ivy 3-2 41.00 250 35 53 43 44 57 55 55 26 26 26
51 Illinois St MVFC 3-4 42.00 258 62 47 53 52 52 51 50 26 26 26
52 Brown Ivy 3-2 43.38 269 45 65 49 47 60 60 53 26 26 26
53 W Illinois MVFC 1-5 44.38 277 67 50 58 55 65 49 45 26 26 26
54 Stony Brook BSo 3-4 44.88 281 63 55 54 58 58 56 52 26 26 26
55 Sacramento St BSC 2-4 46.63 295 80 58 76 51 50 48 60 26 26 26
56 Samford SC 3-4 47.00 298 61 63 56 57 61 63 51 26 26 26
57 N Dakota St MVFC 1-6 47.38 301 68 54 55 56 77 68 47 26 26 26
58 Columbia Ivy 2-3 47.75 304 53 48 66 62 69 70 54 26 26 26
59T Norfolk St MEAC 3-3 48.25 308 60 56 52 71 64 72 57 26 26 26
59T Alabama A&M SWAC 4-3 48.25 308 54 51 69 72 59 65 61 26 26 26
61 Portland St BSC 2-5 48.63 311 72 64 70 59 54 50 64 26 26 26
62 Sam Houston St SLC 3-3 48.75 312 59 77 60 54 67 57 69 26 26 26
63T Tennessee Tech OVC 3-3 49.13 315 69 66 68 60 53 62 59 26 26 26
63T Morgan St MEAC 5-1 49.13 315 58 59 73 68 47 58 72 26 26 26
65 Towson CAA 2-4 49.50 318 78 67 65 63 55 54 68 26 26 26
66T N Colorado BSC 2-5 50.00 322 71 69 67 64 56 59 63 26 26 26
66T Alcorn St SWAC 2-3 50.00 322 75 62 61 69 68 61 62 26 26 26
68 Drake PFL 5-1 50.13 323 56 57 72 73 70 66 58 26 26 26
69 Coastal Car BSo 3-3 50.25 324 66 72 64 61 63 64 67 26 26 26
70 Wofford SC 1-5 51.50 334 65 73 48 65 62 71 71 26 26 26
71 Southern Univ SWAC 4-2 53.88 353 55 71 75 74 66 67 78 26 26 26
72 Fordham PL 3-3 54.13 355 64 74 63 70 75 73 74 26 26 26
73 The Citadel SC 2-4 55.00 362 70 81 71 66 71 80 70 26 26 26
74 Yale Ivy 3-2 55.13 363 52 76 62 67 79 82 79 26 26 26
75 Rhode Island CAA 1-5 57.00 378 84 80 74 75 73 74 75 26 26 26
76 Delaware St MEAC 1-4 57.13 379 76 68 93 79 72 84 66 26 26 26
77 Murray St OVC 2-4 57.75 384 87 70 84 77 76 69 77 26 26 26
78 Tennessee St OVC 3-4 59.50 398 79 79 88 80 78 75 82 26 26 26
79 Austin Peay OVC 2-4 60.38 405 90 86 81 76 74 76 86 26 26 26
80 TN Martin OVC 2-5 61.00 410 92 87 80 78 84 77 81 26 26 26
81 Hampton MEAC 3-3 61.63 415 77 83 79 87 82 94 84 26 26 26
82 Cornell Ivy 2-3 62.25 420 74 90 82 82 85 81 90 26 26 26
83 Bryant NEC 3-3 62.50 422 88 88 77 86 87 78 83 26 26 26
84 Monmouth NJ NEC 3-3 62.88 425 81 84 85 85 90 90 80 26 26 26
85 Charleston So BSo 2-4 64.00 434 82 95 59 84 80 93 100 26 26 26
86 Dayton PFL 5-1 64.25 436 83 85 78 96 94 98 76 26 26 26
87 NC A&T MEAC 3-3 64.88 441 86 92 83 90 83 91 91 26 26 26
88T Northeastern CAA 0-6 65.75 448 94 89 87 88 89 88 98 26 26 26
88T TX Southern SWAC 2-4 65.75 448 104 78 91 93 91 85 88 26 26 26
90 Butler PFL 6-0 66.00 450 57 101 90 105 81 79 99 26 26 26
91 W Carolina SC 1-5 66.63 455 103 103 89 81 88 86 89 26 26 26
92T Nicholls St SLC 1-5 67.00 458 106 100 86 83 92 83 97 26 26 26
92T Northwestern St SLC 0-6 67.00 458 109 75 94 91 99 87 87 26 26 26
94 Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 3-2 67.63 463 91 60 110 99 101 99 73 26 26 26
95 VMI BSo 1-5 68.50 470 95 98 97 89 96 89 93 26 26 26
96 Old Dominion FCSI 5-2 68.88 473 73 102 95 94 93 95 96 26 26 26
97 San Diego PFL 3-3 69.50 478 85 91 103 104 98 92 94 26 26 26
98 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 2-4 71.75 496 102 82 101 102 100 101 92 26 26 26
99 Jackson St SWAC 1-5 71.88 497 98 94 105 106 102 97 95 26 26 26
100 Lehigh PL 1-5 72.25 500 89 105 92 95 104 107 104 26 26 26
101 Idaho St BSC 0-7 73.00 506 111 97 102 100 86 96 114 26 26 26
102 SE Missouri St OVC 1-5 73.25 508 93 106 106 101 95 100 109 26 26 26
103 Wagner NEC 3-3 74.00 514 100 96 111 108 105 105 85 26 26 26
104 Princeton Ivy 1-4 74.50 518 101 116 100 92 107 102 108 26 26 26
105T Bucknell PL 3-3 74.75 520 97 113 104 98 103 108 107 26 26 26
105T Marist PFL 3-3 74.75 520 96 109 96 107 109 106 102 26 26 26
107 Dartmouth Ivy 0-5 75.38 525 105 104 112 97 106 104 106 26 26 26
108 Duquesne NEC 2-5 75.88 529 110 108 107 103 108 103 101 26 26 26
109 Jacksonville PFL 3-3 76.63 535 99 114 99 110 111 110 105 26 26 26
110 Howard MEAC 2-4 77.25 540 107 107 108 109 97 109 110 26 26 26
111 W Salem St MEAC 0-6 80.50 566 114 112 118 113 110 115 112 26 26 26
112 Alabama St SWAC 3-3 80.63 567 108 110 114 114 113 116 117 26 26 26
113 Sacred Heart NEC 1-5 80.75 568 113 117 109 111 117 112 115 26 26 26
114 Indiana St MVFC 0-7 81.00 570 116 93 116 121 114 123 103 26 26 26
115 MS Valley St SWAC 2-4 81.13 571 115 99 119 117 115 111 113 26 26 26
116 Robert Morris NEC 1-6 81.38 573 118 111 120 112 118 114 111 26 26 26
117 Presbyterian BSo 0-6 82.13 579 119 115 117 115 112 113 119 26 26 26
118 NC Central FCSI 1-6 82.25 580 112 119 98 116 116 117 120 26 26 26
119 Davidson PFL 2-4 83.63 591 117 120 115 120 120 118 116 26 26 26
120 St Francis PA NEC 1-6 83.88 593 120 118 113 119 119 119 118 26 26 26
121 Georgetown PL 0-7 85.38 605 121 123 121 118 121 121 121 26 26 26
122 Morehead St PFL 2-5 86.13 611 122 125 123 122 122 122 122 26 26 26
123 Valparaiso PFL 1-5 86.88 617 124 121 125 125 124 120 123 26 26 26
124 Savannah St FCSI 1-5 87.00 618 123 122 122 123 125 125 125 26 26 26
125 Campbell PFL 1-5 87.25 620 125 124 124 124 123 124 124 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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