North Dakota State #1 in the Final 2011 Gridiron Power Index (GPI)
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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 finishes the 2011-12 season with NCAA Division I Football Champion North Dakota State University in the top spot.

The Missouri Valley Football and Southern Conferences plus the Colonial Athletic Association each have five teams in the top 25; the Big Sky Conference has three; the Great West and Southland Conferences have two each; and the Big South Conference is joined with the Ivy and Patriot Leagues with one each. (Games through 1/10/12)

As conference average rankings the Missouri Valley Football Conference ended far in front at #1 while the Great West and Southern Conferences plus the Colonial Athletic Association are bunched at #2-3-4 respectively.

The 2012-13 GPI will debut for the 14th year in the first week of October for the upcoming season.

Rank Team Conf W/L Total ARC LAZ SAG MAS ASH KEE SEL BRN FCP SNW
1 N Dakota St MVFC 14-1 1.00 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
2 Sam Houston St SLC 14-1 2.00 10 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 2
3T Ga Southern SC 11-3 4.00 21 3 5 5 4 3 5 4 3 4
3T Montana BSC 11-3 4.00 21 5 3 4 5 5 4 3 4 3
5 Northern Iowa MVFC 10-3 4.14 18 4 4 2 3 4 3 7 5 6
6 Lehigh PL 11-2 6.86 37 6 8 9 6 7 7 21 6 5
7 Montana St BSC 10-3 7.00 35 8 6 7 8 6 6 25 7 7
8 Maine CAA 9-4 8.43 43 7 7 11 7 9 9 11 8 8
9 Towson CAA 9-3 11.00 59 10 13 13 9 13 10 15 9 9
10 Wofford SC 8-4 11.14 52 11 11 12 10 8 8 22 13 13
11 New Hampshire CAA 8-4 13.14 69 14 17 15 11 11 12 17 12 11
12 Old Dominion CAA 10-3 14.00 78 9 19 19 13 15 18 13 10 10
13T Harvard Ivy 9-1 14.14 66 13 16 14 14 10 15 10 17 16
13T Illinois St MVFC 7-4 14.14 57 15 9 6 17 16 11 6 22 20
15 Cent Arkansas SLC 9-4 16.29 85 12 21 23 12 12 17 29 15 14
16T Appalachian St SC 8-4 16.71 94 16 26 22 16 14 14 30 11 12
16T James Madison CAA 8-5 16.71 88 17 18 17 19 17 20 16 14 15
18 Indiana St MVFC 6-5 18.71 79 18 15 10 15 18 13 24 26 26
19 Youngstown St MVFC 6-5 19.00 81 19 14 8 18 23 16 14 26 26
20 Cal Poly GWC 6-5 20.86 94 25 10 21 21 21 19 12 26 26
21 Southern Utah GWC 6-5 22.00 102 24 12 18 25 24 24 5 26 26
22 Furman SC 6-5 23.29 111 23 28 26 22 19 21 19 26 26
23 Chattanooga SC 5-6 23.57 113 22 22 24 23 25 22 8 26 26
24 E Washington BSC 6-5 23.71 114 29 20 20 27 22 25 20 26 26
25 Stony Brook BSo 9-4 23.86 133 20 30 28 29 26 32 18 16 18
26 Delaware CAA 7-4 24.14 132 27 24 29 26 35 26 23 20 17
27 SF Austin SLC 6-5 25.86 129 21 32 34 20 27 29 9 26 26
28 S Dakota St MVFC 5-6 27.00 137 31 31 16 24 28 23 34 26 26
29 Portland St BSC 7-4 27.86 143 33 27 25 31 20 27 36 26 26
30 South Dakota GWC 6-5 28.86 150 32 25 30 30 31 28 31 26 26
31 Samford SC 6-5 29.29 153 28 33 33 28 29 30 33 26 26
32 Weber St BSC 5-6 29.43 154 49 29 27 34 30 33 28 26 26
33 North Dakota GWC 8-3 29.86 160 34 23 31 32 32 31 39 26 23
34 E Kentucky OVC 7-5 32.29 181 26 40 36 35 38 37 35 21 24
35 S Illinois MVFC 4-7 35.29 195 52 35 32 40 55 36 26 26 26
36 Liberty BSo 7-4 35.43 198 40 37 37 44 48 34 40 25 25
37 Tennessee Tech OVC 7-4 36.43 215 41 47 42 47 41 44 37 19 21
38 Norfolk St MEAC 9-3 36.71 220 30 44 53 39 36 48 54 18 19
39 Brown Ivy 7-3 37.29 209 36 41 51 42 33 39 63 26 26
40 Georgetown PL 8-3 37.57 211 37 45 44 36 42 43 69 26 26
41 Massachusetts CAA 5-6 37.86 213 54 38 39 38 51 35 47 26 26
42 Holy Cross PL 6-5 38.00 214 39 43 45 37 49 38 59 26 26
43T Jacksonville St OVC 7-4 38.29 216 38 50 41 45 34 47 45 26 26
43T The Citadel SC 4-7 38.29 216 51 42 43 46 45 40 32 26 26
45 Sacramento St BSC 4-7 41.14 236 68 34 40 57 50 46 43 26 26
46T Bethune-Cookman MEAC 8-3 41.29 237 35 48 57 51 43 58 38 26 26
46T Murray St OVC 7-4 41.29 237 42 49 50 52 40 56 44 26 26
48 Missouri St MVFC 2-9 42.29 244 61 46 35 49 59 49 41 26 26
49 Northwestern St SLC 5-6 42.43 245 44 53 56 33 47 45 65 26 26
50 Northern Arizona BSC 4-7 42.57 246 67 36 38 65 57 50 27 26 26
51 William & Mary CAA 5-6 42.71 247 59 51 47 48 60 42 42 26 26
52 Elon SC 5-6 42.86 248 57 56 52 50 37 41 49 26 26
53 Albany NEC 8-4 43.86 258 48 54 46 58 44 62 52 23 26
54 UC Davis GWC 4-7 44.71 261 65 39 49 55 58 51 48 26 26
55 McNeese St SLC 6-5 44.86 262 45 57 54 41 54 52 58 26 26
56 Duquesne NEC 9-2 45.00 263 43 58 48 54 39 61 60 26 26
57 Texas St FCSI 6-6 47.57 281 50 61 60 43 62 53 57 26 26
58 South Alabama FCSI 6-4 49.29 293 56 64 64 56 61 54 56 26 26
59 Rhode Island CAA 3-8 49.71 296 75 52 55 60 74 55 50 26 26
60 Drake PFL 9-2 50.43 301 47 59 69 53 56 64 81 26 26
61 Bucknell PL 6-5 50.86 304 60 62 59 59 63 60 79 26 26
62 Jackson St SWAC 9-2 51.00 311 46 71 77 72 46 76 46 24 22
63 S Carolina St MEAC 7-4 51.57 309 55 55 66 62 66 65 61 26 26
64 Coastal Carolina BSo 7-4 51.71 310 58 70 62 63 52 57 78 26 26
65 Richmond CAA 3-8 53.57 323 79 60 58 67 83 59 53 26 26
66 TN Martin OVC 5-6 54.71 331 66 63 63 70 72 69 51 26 26
67 San Diego PFL 9-2 55.00 333 53 73 75 61 53 71 82 26 26
68 W Illinois MVFC 2-9 55.43 336 81 65 61 64 69 63 75 26 26
69 Lafayette PL 4-7 56.86 346 72 67 65 66 75 66 80 26 26
70 Yale Ivy 5-5 57.29 349 70 69 72 68 70 67 86 26 26
71 Presbyterian BSo 4-7 58.00 354 76 77 68 73 64 70 67 26 26
72 Cornell Ivy 5-5 58.14 355 71 68 70 74 77 72 66 26 26
73T Colgate PL 5-6 58.29 356 77 72 67 69 71 68 76 26 26
73T Tennessee St OVC 5-6 58.29 356 78 66 73 76 65 73 68 26 26
75 Jacksonville PFL 7-4 60.43 371 62 74 79 71 68 79 99 26 26
76 Dartmouth Ivy 5-5 61.00 375 74 78 74 77 76 74 73 26 26
77 Florida A&M MEAC 7-4 62.00 382 69 75 81 79 78 80 70 26 26
78 Villanova CAA 2-9 62.57 386 86 76 71 78 88 75 55 26 26
79 Hampton MEAC 7-4 63.00 389 63 79 82 75 81 77 77 26 26
80 Bryant NEC 7-4 63.71 394 73 83 76 80 73 82 84 26 26
81 Penn Ivy 5-5 64.43 399 80 82 78 81 82 78 64 26 26
82 Alabama St SWAC 8-3 64.71 401 64 84 83 83 67 84 87 26 26
83 UT San Antonio FCSI 4-6 66.29 412 83 80 85 84 84 81 62 26 26
84 SE Louisiana SLC 3-8 68.00 424 85 87 88 82 87 83 72 26 26
85 E Illinois OVC 2-9 68.43 427 95 81 80 89 92 85 74 26 26
86 Grambling SWAC 8-4 69.71 436 82 93 90 86 79 97 85 26 26
87 NC A&T MEAC 5-6 70.00 438 87 86 89 85 94 86 90 26 26
88 Monmouth NEC 5-6 70.14 439 88 91 84 87 86 87 98 26 26
89 Idaho St BSC 2-9 71.86 451 102 85 86 97 85 89 94 26 26
90 Georgia St FCSI 3-8 72.86 458 92 88 95 95 90 90 91 26 26
91 Alabama A&M SWAC 8-4 73.43 462 84 102 94 92 80 99 93 26 26
92 Dayton PFL 6-5 75.14 474 89 90 99 93 97 95 109 26 26
93T Howard MEAC 5-6 75.43 476 91 94 100 88 98 93 111 26 26
93T SE Missouri St OVC 3-8 75.43 476 99 95 91 103 99 92 83 26 26
95 Morgan St MEAC 5-6 75.71 478 93 92 101 91 96 96 106 26 26
96 Central Conn NEC 4-7 76.57 484 100 98 93 100 93 102 89 26 26
97 Wagner NEC 4-7 76.71 485 98 99 87 99 102 101 88 26 26
98T Campbell PFL 6-5 76.86 486 90 96 103 90 103 94 114 26 26
98T Sacred Heart NEC 5-6 76.86 486 94 103 92 102 91 103 95 26 26
100 Gardner Webb BSo 4-7 78.00 494 97 101 98 98 89 100 110 26 26
101 Lamar SLC 4-7 78.43 497 96 100 102 94 105 91 117 26 26
102 W Carolina SC 1-10 78.86 500 105 97 106 96 101 88 101 26 26
103 N Colorado BSC 0-11 80.14 509 112 89 96 113 107 105 71 26 26
104 Austin Peay OVC 3-8 80.71 513 107 104 97 104 104 98 103 26 26
105 Prairie View SWAC 5-6 81.29 517 101 110 104 107 95 108 97 26 26
106 Marist PFL 4-7 82.29 524 104 105 105 101 106 104 118 26 26
107 Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 6-5 82.86 528 103 108 109 108 100 112 92 26 26
108 Nicholls St SLC 1-10 84.86 542 108 106 116 106 110 110 108 26 26
109 Fordham PL 1-10 85.29 545 113 107 111 109 111 107 105 26 26
110 Butler PFL 5-6 85.43 546 106 111 115 105 108 106 122 26 26
111 Princeton Ivy 1-9 86.29 552 111 109 112 111 113 109 100 26 26
112 Southern Univ SWAC 4-7 87.14 558 109 115 114 112 109 114 104 26 26
113T VMI BSo 2-9 88.43 567 115 114 113 114 116 111 102 26 26
113T Columbia Ivy 1-9 88.43 567 118 112 107 117 121 113 96 26 26
115 St Francis PA NEC 2-9 88.86 570 116 118 110 116 112 116 107 26 26
116 Morehead St PFL 3-8 89.29 573 110 113 117 110 118 115 119 26 26
117 Robert Morris NEC 2-9 90.71 583 119 116 108 118 119 117 113 26 26
118 Davidson PFL 4-7 91.57 589 114 123 119 115 114 118 124 26 26
119 Charleston So BSo 0-11 91.86 591 122 117 118 121 115 120 112 26 26
120 NC Central MEAC 2-9 92.57 596 117 119 120 119 122 121 115 26 26
121 TX Southern SWAC 4-7 93.43 602 120 122 121 122 117 122 116 26 26
122 Delaware St MEAC 3-8 93.57 603 121 120 122 120 120 119 123 26 26
123 Alcorn St SWAC 2-8 95.71 618 123 124 123 124 124 124 121 26 26
124 Savannah St MEAC 1-10 96.00 620 124 121 125 123 125 123 125 26 26
125 MS Valley St SWAC 1-10 96.29 622 125 125 124 126 123 125 120 26 26
126 Valparaiso PFL 1-10 97.43 630 126 126 126 125 126 126 126 26 26

Column Definitions
Total = (ARC + 2 polls used)/7
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, ASH = Ashburn, SAG = Sagarin, LAZ = Laz Index, KEE = Keeper, SEL = Self, BRN = Born.
Polls:
FCP = FCS Coaches, SNW = Sports Network

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