10/26/2009 Gridiron Power Index (GPI), Richmond No. 1
College Sporting News

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 Great West, Missouri Valley Football, and the Southland Conferences have three each; the Southern and Ohio Valley Conferences have two each; and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has one. (Games through 10/26)

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 7-0 1.00 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Villanova CAA 7-1 2.75 10 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 4 4 4
3 Montana BSC 7-0 3.25 20 3 4 10 4 4 4 4 2 2 2
4 William & Mary CAA 6-1 3.75 15 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 5 5 5
5 S Illinois MVFC 6-1 4.50 27 5 5 4 5 7 7 5 3 3 3
6 S Dakota St MVFC 6-1 7.38 32 6 6 7 6 6 9 7 9 9 9
7 New Hampshire CAA 6-1 7.63 39 8 9 6 8 8 6 9 7 8 7
8 Elon SC 6-1 9.38 57 11 14 5 10 12 11 13 6 6 6
9 Northern Iowa MVFC 5-3 10.13 43 7 7 11 7 11 13 6 12 12 14
10 Delaware CAA 5-2 10.88 39 9 8 15 9 5 5 8 14 16 18
11 SF Austin SLC 6-1 11.88 58 10 12 9 12 16 14 10 11 11 15
12 S Carolina St MEAC 6-1 13.88 81 15 16 13 18 17 15 18 10 10 10
13 N Arizona BSC 5-2 14.50 55 13 10 14 11 9 8 12 18 21 22
14 Massachusetts CAA 4-3 14.75 57 14 11 12 13 10 10 11 19 19 23
15 Weber St BSC 5-3 15.63 82 17 17 23 15 13 17 16 16 14 13
16 Appalachian St SC 5-2 16.00 105 18 25 8 17 22 23 25 8 7 8
17 Cal Poly SLO GWFC 4-3 16.38 80 22 15 29 14 14 12 15 17 18 16
18 Jacksonville St OVC 4-3 18.00 80 12 13 16 19 18 21 14 22 22 20
19 E Washington BSC 5-3 19.75 87 20 18 30 16 15 16 17 24 26 21
20 E Illinois OVC 6-2 20.00 98 19 20 19 20 20 22 19 23 20 19
21 McNeese St SLC 5-2 21.75 137 28 24 17 30 30 28 27 13 13 11
22T Cent Arkansas SLC 5-2 22.00 134 26 22 35 26 34 25 23 15 15 12
22T UC Davis GWFC 4-3 22.00 98 29 19 18 21 19 18 21 26 26 26
24T Southern Utah GWFC 3-4 24.25 116 30 21 31 22 23 19 20 26 26 26
24T Montana St BSC 4-3 24.25 116 31 23 25 23 21 20 24 26 26 26
26 Liberty BSo 5-2 24.75 130 23 26 22 29 26 26 29 21 23 24
27 Holy Cross PL 6-1 25.63 151 21 38 27 27 33 32 32 20 17 17
28 Missouri St MVFC 5-3 26.13 131 27 27 20 24 27 31 26 26 26 26
29 Lafayette PL 6-1 26.38 133 16 32 21 25 25 30 34 26 26 26
30 James Madison CAA 2-5 27.38 141 41 28 32 28 29 24 22 26 26 26
31 Florida A&M MEAC 5-2 27.50 142 25 29 24 34 24 33 31 26 26 26
32 Youngstown St MVFC 4-3 29.25 156 33 31 28 33 31 36 28 26 26 26
33 Hofstra CAA 4-4 29.50 158 40 36 26 31 32 29 30 26 26 26
34 Maine CAA 3-4 31.25 172 45 30 44 37 28 27 33 26 26 26
35 Penn Ivy 4-2 31.88 177 32 34 41 32 37 39 35 26 26 26
36 Ga Southern SC 4-4 32.75 184 48 40 34 35 36 34 39 26 26 26
37 Prairie View SWAC 5-1 33.88 195 39 33 45 44 35 35 42 26 25 25
38 Colgate PL 7-1 34.00 198 24 46 36 38 38 40 46 25 24 25
39 Albany NY NEC 6-2 34.75 200 35 37 42 41 42 38 44 26 26 26
40 Furman SC 4-3 35.63 207 44 51 39 36 39 45 40 26 26 26
41 Harvard Ivy 4-2 36.63 215 34 45 40 40 46 44 50 26 26 26
42 SE Louisiana SLC 4-3 37.25 220 38 47 38 43 45 50 47 26 26 26
43 Central Conn NEC 6-1 37.38 221 37 43 33 47 43 56 51 26 26 26
44 Brown Ivy 4-2 37.50 222 36 49 43 39 48 47 45 26 26 26
45 North Dakota GWFC 3-4 37.88 225 53 35 51 46 53 37 38 26 26 26
46 Illinois St MVFC 3-4 38.00 226 50 39 50 42 47 48 37 26 26 26
47 E Kentucky OVC 4-3 38.25 228 46 44 54 48 40 49 41 26 26 26
48 South Dakota GWFC 3-4 38.38 229 47 41 49 49 52 43 36 26 26 26
49 Grambling SWAC 4-3 39.25 236 43 42 55 54 50 46 43 26 26 26
50T Texas St SLC 4-3 39.63 239 42 48 37 52 44 53 58 26 26 26
50T Gardner Webb BSo 5-2 39.63 239 49 57 46 45 41 42 60 26 26 26
52 Chattanooga SC 4-3 41.88 257 54 56 47 50 49 52 52 26 26 26
53 Tennessee Tech OVC 4-3 43.00 266 55 52 60 53 51 55 49 26 26 26
54 Stony Brook BSo 4-4 43.13 267 51 53 52 56 55 54 53 26 26 26
55 Sacramento St BSC 2-5 45.25 284 75 50 75 51 54 41 54 26 26 26
56 Samford SC 3-4 45.75 288 58 58 53 57 60 61 55 26 26 26
57 The Citadel SC 3-4 46.13 291 60 65 57 55 58 59 57 26 26 26
58 N Dakota St MVFC 1-7 47.25 300 66 54 59 58 70 63 48 26 26 26
59 Wofford SC 2-5 47.50 302 62 67 48 59 56 60 65 26 26 26
60 Portland St BSC 2-6 47.63 303 74 55 71 61 57 51 59 26 26 26
61 Austin Peay OVC 3-4 48.13 307 73 60 63 60 59 62 62 26 26 26
62 N Colorado BSC 2-6 49.38 317 72 62 68 63 61 57 63 26 26 26
63 Norfolk St MEAC 3-4 49.50 318 61 61 58 71 64 68 64 26 26 26
64 Alabama A&M SWAC 4-3 50.63 327 56 63 67 74 65 64 68 26 26 26
65 Delaware St MEAC 2-4 50.75 328 67 64 83 69 62 66 61 26 26 26
66 Coastal Carolina BSo 3-4 51.63 335 71 72 66 65 67 65 66 26 26 26
67 Northeastern CAA 1-6 51.75 336 87 68 62 68 68 58 70 26 26 26
68 Yale Ivy 3-3 52.25 340 52 71 61 64 72 74 72 26 26 26
69 Sam Houston St SLC 3-4 52.88 345 70 80 64 62 77 67 67 26 26 26
70 W Illinois MVFC 1-6 53.25 348 77 59 69 70 74 76 56 26 26 26
71 Fordham PL 3-4 53.63 351 63 70 70 67 75 71 73 26 26 26
72 Columbia Ivy 2-4 55.25 364 64 66 86 73 76 78 71 26 26 26
73T Drake PFL 6-1 55.50 366 57 79 73 77 71 70 75 26 26 26
73T Morgan St MEAC 5-2 55.50 366 68 74 80 72 63 72 80 26 26 26
75 Rhode Island CAA 1-6 56.25 372 85 77 72 76 69 73 74 26 26 26
76 TN Martin OVC 3-5 56.38 373 88 75 76 66 78 75 69 26 26 26
77 Towson CAA 2-5 56.63 375 91 78 77 75 66 69 76 26 26 26
78 Southern Univ SWAC 4-3 58.13 387 59 81 78 78 73 77 82 26 26 26
79 Tennessee St OVC 3-4 60.88 409 80 82 88 81 79 81 85 26 26 26
80 Bryant NEC 3-4 61.38 413 86 86 79 82 85 79 81 26 26 26
81 Charleston So BSo 2-5 62.38 421 84 92 56 79 81 85 92 26 26 26
82 Alcorn St SWAC 2-4 62.63 423 81 87 65 91 83 86 86 26 26 26
83 Dartmouth Ivy 1-5 62.88 425 94 84 90 80 87 80 84 26 26 26
84 Hampton MEAC 3-4 63.25 428 78 88 82 89 82 91 87 26 26 26
85 NC A&T MEAC 4-3 63.63 431 79 90 85 86 80 90 90 26 26 26
86 Dayton PFL 6-1 64.00 434 76 89 74 94 96 98 79 26 26 26
87 Murray St OVC 2-5 64.38 437 96 83 98 85 84 84 88 26 26 26
88 VMI BSo 2-5 65.50 446 95 94 84 84 86 89 93 26 26 26
89 Cornell Ivy 2-4 65.88 449 83 95 96 87 89 82 95 26 26 26
90 TX Southern SWAC 2-4 66.00 450 102 76 87 95 90 87 91 26 26 26
91 Old Dominion FCSI 6-2 67.38 461 65 101 93 88 91 92 97 26 26 26
92 Monmouth NJ NEC 3-4 67.63 463 89 97 95 90 95 94 89 26 26 26
93 W Carolina SC 1-6 68.13 467 103 102 94 83 94 83 94 26 26 26
94 Lehigh PL 2-5 68.50 470 82 100 81 92 97 99 100 26 26 26
95 Northwestern St SLC 0-7 68.75 472 109 85 92 96 100 88 96 26 26 26
96 Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 4-2 69.00 474 93 69 112 101 102 101 77 26 26 26
97 Wagner NEC 4-3 70.25 484 92 93 101 97 101 102 83 26 26 26
98T Butler PFL 7-0 71.38 493 69 111 91 106 92 95 109 26 26 26
98T Jackson St SWAC 2-5 71.38 493 97 96 104 103 98 97 98 26 26 26
98T Nicholls St SLC 1-6 71.38 493 108 99 97 93 99 96 102 26 26 26
101 Idaho St BSC 0-8 71.50 494 113 91 100 102 88 93 108 26 26 26
102T SE Missouri St OVC 1-6 71.63 495 100 98 103 98 93 100 99 26 26 26
102T Indiana St MVFC 1-7 71.63 495 110 73 102 105 106 104 78 26 26 26
104 Jacksonville PFL 4-3 72.13 499 90 103 89 100 105 106 101 26 26 26
105 Marist PFL 4-3 75.63 527 98 113 99 104 111 108 105 26 26 26
106 Alabama St SWAC 4-3 76.25 532 99 105 106 107 107 107 107 26 26 26
107 Princeton Ivy 1-5 76.38 533 107 107 110 99 110 103 106 26 26 26
108 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 2-5 76.63 535 106 104 111 108 108 109 103 26 26 26
109 W Salem St MEAC 1-6 77.13 539 112 106 109 110 103 110 104 26 26 26
110 Howard MEAC 2-5 78.38 549 111 108 108 111 104 111 114 26 26 26
111 San Diego PFL 3-4 78.50 550 101 112 115 113 109 105 111 26 26 26
112 Bucknell PL 3-4 80.13 563 104 119 113 109 112 112 117 26 26 26
113 St Francis PA NEC 2-6 80.63 567 114 114 105 114 113 118 112 26 26 26
114 Duquesne NEC 2-6 81.00 570 115 115 117 112 115 113 110 26 26 26
115 NC Central FCSI 1-6 81.63 575 105 118 107 117 114 119 119 26 26 26
116 Robert Morris NEC 1-6 82.00 578 116 109 118 115 117 117 113 26 26 26
117 Sacred Heart NEC 1-6 82.50 582 117 117 114 116 118 116 116 26 26 26
118 MS Valley St SWAC 2-5 83.25 588 118 110 120 119 119 114 118 26 26 26
119 Presbyterian BSo 0-7 83.38 589 121 116 119 118 116 115 120 26 26 26
120 Davidson PFL 2-5 84.25 596 120 120 116 120 121 120 115 26 26 26
121 Georgetown PL 0-7 85.25 604 119 121 121 121 120 122 121 26 26 26
122 Morehead St PFL 2-6 86.00 610 122 124 122 122 122 121 122 26 26 26
123 Savannah St FCSI 1-6 86.75 616 123 122 123 123 124 123 124 26 26 26
124 Campbell PFL 1-6 87.00 618 124 123 124 124 123 125 123 26 26 26
125 Valparaiso PFL 1-6 87.88 625 125 125 125 125 125 124 125 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, 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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