11/23/2009 Gridiron Power Index (GPI), Villanova 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 finishes the regular season with Villanova 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 five; the Missouri Valley Football and Southern Conferences have three each; the Ohio Valley and Southland Conferences have two each; and the Big South and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conferences plus the Ivy League have one each. (Games through 11/22/09)

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 Villanova CAA 10-1 1.38 5 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 3
2 Richmond CAA 10-1 2.75 10 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 4
3T Montana BSC 11-0 3.38 20 2 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 3 1
3T S Illinois MVFC 10-1 3.38 22 4 5 4 3 5 5 4 2 1 2
5 William & Mary CAA 9-2 4.50 18 5 3 3 5 4 3 3 6 6 6
6 Appalachian St SC 9-2 6.00 33 6 7 6 6 7 8 7 5 5 5
7 Elon SC 9-2 7.63 33 7 6 7 7 8 6 6 10 9 9
8 New Hampshire CAA 9-2 9.63 48 10 10 8 9 10 9 10 9 10 10
9 S Dakota St MVFC 8-3 10.13 48 9 9 9 10 11 11 9 11 11 11
10 E Washington BSC 8-3 10.38 42 8 8 11 8 6 7 11 14 13 14
11 S Carolina St MEAC 10-1 13.13 84 14 19 18 17 15 18 16 7 7 7
12 Weber St BSC 7-4 13.25 58 12 12 19 11 9 10 13 15 15 18
13 Jacksonville St OVC 8-3 14.13 73 11 15 15 16 12 16 15 13 14 13
14T Northern Iowa MVFC 7-4 14.25 67 13 11 16 13 16 14 8 16 16 15
14T McNeese St SLC 9-2 14.25 90 17 18 14 18 20 20 17 8 8 8
16 SF Austin SLC 9-2 15.88 91 16 17 17 20 19 19 19 12 12 12
17 James Madison CAA 6-5 17.63 64 18 13 10 12 14 13 12 25 26 26
18 Delaware CAA 6-5 18.13 67 15 14 12 14 13 12 14 26 26 26
19 Montana St BSC 7-4 20.63 90 20 16 20 19 17 15 18 24 26 25
20 Penn Ivy 8-2 21.38 105 19 21 30 15 21 22 22 22 21 23
21 Liberty BSo 8-3 22.25 114 21 23 26 22 22 26 21 20 22 22
22 N Arizona BSC 5-6 23.25 108 24 20 35 23 18 17 23 26 26 26
23 Furman SC 6-5 24.00 114 27 24 13 21 24 21 24 26 26 26
24 Massachusetts CAA 5-6 24.75 126 29 22 31 27 25 23 20 26 26 20
25 E Illinois OVC 8-3 24.88 144 22 30 22 41 27 33 32 19 19 17
26T UC Davis GWC 6-5 26.63 135 32 26 39 25 23 24 28 26 26 26
26T Maine CAA 5-6 26.63 135 36 25 34 24 26 25 25 26 26 26
28 Lafayette PL 8-3 27.50 146 25 29 23 26 35 37 31 26 24 24
29 Texas St SLC 7-4 27.63 148 26 33 21 31 28 30 38 23 25 25
30 Holy Cross PL 9-2 27.75 168 23 38 29 29 38 38 34 18 17 19
31T Prairie View SWAC 8-1 28.75 179 31 34 38 40 29 36 40 17 18 16
31T Illinois St MVFC 6-5 28.75 152 35 28 28 28 32 35 29 26 26 26
33 Youngstown St MVFC 6-5 30.00 162 33 31 27 38 33 42 27 26 26 26
34 Hofstra CAA 5-6 30.50 166 40 32 36 32 37 29 26 26 26 26
35 Southern Utah GWC 5-6 30.63 167 39 27 50 36 31 28 33 26 26 26
36 Chattanooga SC 6-5 31.25 172 38 43 25 30 34 31 39 26 26 26
37 Ga Southern SC 5-6 33.13 187 43 44 24 34 39 34 37 26 26 26
38 Missouri St MVFC 6-5 33.25 188 37 36 32 43 40 40 35 26 26 26
39 Colgate PL 9-2 34.13 206 28 46 37 35 44 45 45 21 20 26
40 Harvard Ivy 7-3 34.38 197 34 40 40 33 42 44 41 26 26 26
41T Samford SC 5-6 34.50 198 44 35 41 37 45 41 30 26 26 26
41T Sacramento St BSC 5-6 34.50 198 46 39 47 39 30 27 44 26 26 26
43 South Dakota GWC 5-5 35.38 205 42 41 58 42 41 39 36 26 26 26
44 Cal Poly SLO GWC 4-7 36.75 216 50 42 55 46 36 32 42 26 26 26
45 North Dakota GWC 5-5 37.63 223 56 37 46 45 46 43 43 26 26 26
46 Florida A&M MEAC 8-3 38.63 239 30 47 43 56 43 52 54 26 23 21
47 Central Conn NEC 9-2 39.25 236 41 50 33 44 48 55 53 26 26 26
48 Stony Brook BSo 6-5 40.13 243 52 48 42 47 47 51 50 26 26 26
49 SE Louisiana SLC 6-5 40.63 247 45 55 45 52 49 46 56 26 26 26
50 Wofford SC 3-8 41.13 251 61 54 49 49 51 47 48 26 26 26
51 Cent Arkansas SLC 5-6 41.38 253 53 45 66 54 52 48 46 26 26 26
52 The Citadel SC 4-7 41.88 257 58 53 52 50 53 49 47 26 26 26
53 Brown Ivy 6-4 42.00 258 47 52 56 48 54 53 51 26 26 26
54 Albany NY NEC 7-4 43.25 268 54 51 53 51 60 58 52 26 26 26
55 Tennessee Tech OVC 6-5 43.38 269 51 60 44 55 50 56 57 26 26 26
56 E Kentucky OVC 5-6 45.75 288 55 59 57 60 56 57 59 26 26 26
57 Grambling SWAC 6-4 46.25 292 48 58 61 64 58 60 55 26 26 26
58 Charleston So BSo 6-5 46.38 293 57 64 48 53 59 62 62 26 26 26
59 N Colorado BSC 3-8 46.75 296 67 56 72 58 57 50 58 26 26 26
60T Norfolk St MEAC 7-4 47.25 300 49 57 62 65 55 65 61 26 26 26
60T N Dakota St MVFC 3-8 47.25 300 64 49 68 61 63 63 49 26 26 26
62 Northeastern CAA 3-8 47.63 303 72 62 51 62 62 54 63 26 26 26
63 Gardner Webb BSo 6-5 48.25 308 65 66 54 57 61 59 66 26 26 26
64 Dayton PFL 9-2 50.63 327 62 61 67 67 70 75 60 26 26 26
65 Sam Houston St SLC 5-6 51.38 333 70 73 59 63 68 64 68 26 26 26
66 Coastal Carolina BSo 5-6 52.13 339 68 71 60 68 66 68 69 26 26 26
67 W Carolina SC 2-9 53.13 347 85 70 74 66 71 66 64 26 26 26
68 Columbia Ivy 4-6 53.88 353 71 63 80 70 75 72 65 26 26 26
69 Alabama A&M SWAC 7-4 54.38 357 60 76 70 76 65 70 79 26 26 26
70 TN Martin OVC 5-6 54.63 359 76 77 73 71 69 69 70 26 26 26
71 Lehigh PL 4-7 54.88 361 73 67 83 69 79 73 67 26 26 26
72 Old Dominion FCSI 9-2 55.13 363 59 84 65 59 80 86 75 26 26 26
73 Southern Univ SWAC 6-3 55.75 368 63 75 77 75 67 74 77 26 26 26
74 Portland St BSC 2-9 56.00 370 81 65 87 84 64 61 76 26 26 26
75 Drake PFL 8-3 56.38 373 69 74 75 78 74 79 72 26 26 26
76 Fordham PL 5-6 57.50 382 74 68 86 73 84 78 73 26 26 26
77 Butler PFL 10-1 57.63 383 66 81 69 74 78 81 94 26 26 26
78 Nicholls St SLC 3-8 58.13 387 90 83 64 72 81 71 80 26 26 26
79 Yale Ivy 4-6 58.75 392 77 69 93 79 85 80 71 26 26 26
80 Towson CAA 2-9 58.88 393 84 78 63 92 73 76 82 26 26 26
81 Idaho St BSC 1-10 60.25 404 93 72 82 88 72 67 90 26 26 26
82 Austin Peay OVC 4-7 60.38 405 79 90 78 82 76 77 89 26 26 26
83 Morgan St MEAC 6-5 60.88 409 75 86 71 89 77 82 91 26 26 26
84 TX Southern SWAC 4-5 61.50 414 83 80 85 86 82 83 81 26 26 26
85 Delaware St MEAC 4-6 62.50 422 80 89 76 90 83 87 83 26 26 26
86 Jacksonville PFL 7-4 62.88 425 78 88 96 80 89 90 78 26 26 26
87 Rhode Island CAA 1-10 63.88 433 96 82 81 95 88 84 84 26 26 26
88 Princeton Ivy 4-6 64.00 434 88 96 79 77 90 85 92 26 26 26
89 Bryant NEC 5-6 64.38 437 87 87 89 85 92 89 85 26 26 26
90T Monmouth NJ NEC 5-6 65.50 446 89 91 88 83 94 91 87 26 26 26
90T W Illinois MVFC 1-10 65.50 446 99 79 84 98 91 94 74 26 26 26
92 Tennessee St OVC 4-7 66.63 455 86 95 100 91 86 88 95 26 26 26
93 Robert Morris NEC 5-6 67.00 458 94 85 98 81 95 96 88 26 26 26
94 Wagner NEC 6-5 68.00 466 98 92 91 87 101 98 86 26 26 26
95 Hampton MEAC 5-6 68.25 468 82 94 103 96 87 95 96 26 26 26
96 VMI BSo 2-9 70.38 485 105 98 94 97 99 93 97 26 26 26
97 Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 5-4 71.38 493 101 93 105 100 100 99 93 26 26 26
98 Alcorn St SWAC 3-6 71.50 494 97 100 95 102 96 100 101 26 26 26
99 SE Missouri St OVC 2-9 71.63 495 91 99 104 103 93 101 99 26 26 26
100 Dartmouth Ivy 2-8 72.13 499 103 97 106 99 102 92 98 26 26 26
101 Marist PFL 7-4 72.25 500 92 103 99 93 105 105 100 26 26 26
102 Murray St OVC 3-8 73.00 506 104 107 92 101 98 97 106 26 26 26
103 Bucknell PL 4-7 73.25 508 102 105 90 94 104 103 105 26 26 26
104 NC A&T MEAC 4-6 73.38 509 95 104 102 105 97 104 102 26 26 26
105 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 5-6 73.75 512 100 101 101 104 103 107 103 26 26 26
106 Cornell Ivy 2-8 76.13 531 108 106 108 106 107 102 104 26 26 26
107 Jackson St SWAC 3-7 77.63 543 106 109 113 110 106 109 109 26 26 26
108T San Diego PFL 4-7 77.88 545 109 110 116 108 108 108 110 26 26 26
108T Indiana St MVFC 1-10 77.88 545 110 102 97 116 111 115 107 26 26 26
108T Northwestern St SLC 0-11 77.88 545 112 108 107 112 110 106 108 26 26 26
111 Duquesne NEC 3-8 79.00 554 114 111 110 107 112 110 111 26 26 26
112 NC Central FCSI 4-7 79.25 556 107 113 109 111 109 114 115 26 26 26
113 Sacred Heart NEC 2-8 80.50 566 116 112 117 109 113 112 113 26 26 26
114 Davidson PFL 3-7 80.75 568 113 115 114 113 115 113 112 26 26 26
115T St Francis PA NEC 2-9 81.38 573 115 114 111 114 117 116 114 26 26 26
115T Presbyterian BSo 0-11 81.38 573 119 116 112 115 114 111 116 26 26 26
117T Alabama St SWAC 4-6 83.25 588 111 117 118 117 118 118 118 26 26 26
117T W Salem St MEAC 1-10 83.25 588 118 118 120 118 116 117 117 26 26 26
119 Howard MEAC 2-9 83.88 593 117 119 115 119 119 119 119 26 26 26
120 Georgetown PL 0-11 85.13 603 120 121 119 122 120 123 120 26 26 26
121 MS Valley St SWAC 3-8 85.50 606 121 120 121 123 122 120 122 26 26 26
122 Campbell PFL 3-8 85.63 607 123 122 122 121 121 121 121 26 26 26
123 Morehead St PFL 3-8 86.38 613 122 123 123 120 123 122 123 26 26 26
124 Savannah St FCSI 2-8 87.25 620 124 124 124 124 124 125 124 26 26 26
125 Valparaiso PFL 1-10 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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