2013 Gridiron Power Index (GPI) Continues With NDSU at #1 and a lot of Movement
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North Dakota State continues their streak at #1 in the Gridiron Power Index (GPI), the index ranking for the NCAA Division I FCS and a top indicator of at-large playoff selection, after disposing of then #2 Northern Iowa. There is a lot of movement in the rankings at this point in the season as can be expected as more games are played.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference has five teams in the top 25; the Big Sky Conference and Colonial Athletic Association have four; the Ohio Valley and Southland Conferences have three each; the Ivy League has two; and the Big South Conference, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Patriot League and Independents have one each. (Games through 10/6/13)

For conference average rankings, the Missouri Valley Football Conference is in first with the Colonial Athletic Association and the Southland Conference at two and three. The Ohio Valley and Big Sky Conferences round out the top five.

The Final 2013 GPI will be released once all the college football games have been played, in January 2014.

Rank Team Conf W/L Total ARC LAZ SAG MAS ASH ABC SEL BRN FCP SNW
1 N Dakota St MVFC 5-0 1.00 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Towson CAA 6-0 2.86 15 2 4 3 3 2 3 5 2 3
3 Northern Iowa MVFC 4-1 3.29 14 4 2 2 4 7 2 2 5 4
4 E Illinois OVC 4-1 3.57 16 3 3 4 2 3 4 3 4 5
5 McNeese St SLC 5-1 7.57 33 5 5 5 8 12 7 8 11 9
6 Sam Houston St SLC 4-1 8.57 55 18 9 6 17 20 5 4 3 2
7 Maine CAA 5-1 9.43 35 6 11 7 5 5 10 7 17 14
8 Coastal Carolina BSO 5-0 9.86 55 9 18 12 6 4 13 15 6 8
9 Villanova CAA 3-2 10.43 43 8 10 8 7 14 8 9 15 15
10 Fordham PL 6-0 11.43 61 7 25 15 9 8 9 20 9 10
11 E Washington BIG SKY 3-2 11.86 69 27 6 9 18 19 11 12 8 6
12 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 4-1 12.00 55 10 16 10 10 9 6 22 13 16
13 Youngstown St MVFC 5-1 13.71 62 21 12 11 12 10 16 11 16 18
14 Montana St BIG SKY 4-2 13.86 83 11 7 17 23 31 25 6 7 7
15 Montana BIG SKY 4-1 18.29 107 19 8 19 29 28 27 14 10 11
16 Harvard IVY 3-0 19.14 82 17 21 14 13 17 12 28 26 26
17 Tennessee St OVC 5-1 20.14 92 16 33 20 16 15 15 25 23 26
18 Old Dominion FCSI 4-2 20.43 91 14 22 18 20 24 17 10 26 26
19 William & Mary CAA 3-2 21.29 97 25 13 13 19 26 14 29 26 26
20 S Dakota St MVFC 3-3 21.71 121 23 19 24 32 37 23 19 18 13
21 Northern Arizona BIG SKY 3-2 22.14 115 30 20 22 24 21 22 26 21 19
22 SE Louisiana SLC 3-2 23.57 113 20 17 21 21 27 24 27 26 26
23T Jacksonville St OVC 5-1 24.00 120 12 35 29 14 13 29 40 24 24
23T S Illinois MVFC 3-3 24.00 116 26 14 16 30 35 21 23 26 26
25 Yale IVY 3-0 24.14 117 31 27 25 15 16 18 45 26 26
26 Murray St OVC 4-2 24.43 119 15 48 27 11 6 20 46 26 26
27 Wofford SOCON 3-2 25.14 152 24 32 28 35 38 33 21 12 12
28 Samford SOCON 4-2 25.43 129 13 23 30 27 33 38 16 26 23
29 S Carolina St MEAC 4-2 29.29 153 22 46 35 25 29 26 38 26 26
30 Stony Brook CAA 2-3 30.29 160 33 28 23 34 42 19 47 26 26
31T Ga Southern SOCON 3-2 30.43 165 28 15 36 38 48 53 13 26 22
31T TN Martin OVC 3-2 30.43 161 37 38 31 22 18 35 36 26 26
33 Delaware CAA 4-2 31.00 165 32 42 32 31 23 28 44 26 26
34 Lehigh PL 4-1 31.29 188 38 50 34 33 25 34 49 14 17
35 Richmond CAA 2-3 31.57 169 36 24 26 46 56 37 24 26 26
36 Southern Utah BIG SKY 4-2 32.29 174 34 45 39 26 22 30 50 26 26
37 Chattanooga SOCON 3-2 33.00 179 29 26 43 37 44 63 17 26 26
38 Cent Arkansas SLC 2-3 33.43 194 45 31 33 43 51 40 33 20 20
39 Charleston So BSO 6-0 33.57 185 41 53 52 28 11 44 20 25 25
40 James Madison CAA 4-2 33.71 196 43 37 40 39 39 41 34 19 21
41 E Kentucky OVC 3-3 36.14 201 35 44 49 36 32 52 37 26 26
42 Cal Poly BIG SKY 2-3 36.71 205 44 36 42 44 49 36 39 26 26
43 Gardner-Webb BSO 4-2 37.71 212 39 59 38 40 36 31 61 26 26
44 Liberty BSO 3-3 38.57 218 40 34 37 59 69 48 30 26 26
45 Sacramento St BIG SKY 3-3 39.00 221 42 39 47 48 45 49 31 26 26
46 Illinois St MVFC 2-3 39.14 222 49 51 44 41 43 45 18 26 26
47 Brown IVY 2-1 40.43 231 47 43 45 45 52 32 51 26 26
48 Portland St BIG SKY 3-3 41.14 236 55 29 46 60 67 43 32 26 26
49 NC Central MEAC 3-2 42.57 246 48 70 54 42 34 39 63 26 26
50 New Hampshire CAA 1-3 43.29 255 61 30 41 56 63 62 35 22 26
51 Northwestern St SLC 3-2 43.43 252 54 47 48 50 53 46 69 26 26
52 Bryant NEC 3-2 45.71 268 46 63 51 53 55 42 71 26 26
53 Princeton IVY 2-1 46.00 270 52 49 55 55 59 66 41 26 26
54T NC A&T MEAC 3-1 46.29 272 51 57 53 57 57 47 54 26 26
54T W Illinois MVFC 3-3 46.29 272 57 52 63 52 47 51 60 26 26
56 Penn IVY 2-1 47.43 280 60 64 50 51 40 55 67 26 26
57 Nicholls St SLC 3-2 48.29 286 53 61 64 47 30 61 90 26 26
58 South Dakota MVFC 2-3 48.43 287 69 56 59 54 50 54 64 26 26
59 Missouri St MVFC 1-5 49.29 293 58 40 56 65 75 57 57 26 26
60 Tennessee Tech OVC 3-3 49.57 295 59 77 66 49 41 56 65 26 26
61 SF Austin SLC 2-3 51.00 305 73 55 58 63 62 67 48 26 26
62 Monmouth FCSI 3-3 51.57 309 62 62 57 64 64 64 53 26 26
63 UC Davis BIG SKY 2-4 51.71 310 70 58 61 67 66 58 43 26 26
64 Indiana St MVFC 1-4 52.43 315 71 41 62 69 76 71 42 26 26
65 Jackson St SWAC 4-2 53.43 322 50 74 65 68 65 50 78 26 26
66 Charlotte FCSI 4-2 54.86 332 64 99 70 58 46 60 80 26 26
67 Holy Cross PL 2-4 55.14 334 66 68 60 73 77 65 62 26 26
68 Furman SOCON 2-3 56.00 340 75 65 68 66 60 73 68 26 26
69 Citadel SOCON 2-4 56.86 346 74 60 67 72 73 75 52 26 26
70 Alabama St SWAC 4-2 57.57 351 56 72 75 74 80 72 58 26 26
71 Sacred Heart NEC 5-1 59.14 362 67 73 76 62 58 84 85 26 26
72 San Diego PFL 3-2 59.43 364 63 71 88 76 81 59 73 26 26
73 Lamar SLC 3-2 59.57 365 77 81 85 61 61 89 59 26 26
74 Abilene Chr FCSI 3-3 60.57 372 68 101 72 77 78 77 56 26 26
75 Appalachian St SOCON 1-4 60.71 373 85 54 73 80 82 83 55 26 26
76 Rhode Island CAA 2-4 60.86 374 83 80 74 71 68 68 81 26 26
77 Prairie View SWAC 4-2 62.86 388 72 79 79 75 74 81 84 26 26
78 Dartmouth IVY 1-2 63.00 389 82 67 69 79 83 87 76 26 26
79 North Dakota BIG SKY 2-3 63.14 390 80 66 77 84 79 80 74 26 26
80 Weber St BIG SKY 1-5 63.29 391 89 76 71 83 72 70 91 26 26
81 N Colorado BIG SKY 1-5 64.71 401 79 69 80 91 106 82 66 26 26
82 Elon SOCON 2-4 65.14 404 88 78 78 85 78 85 72 26 26
83 Norfolk St MEAC 2-3 65.43 406 76 100 86 70 54 78 96 26 26
84 Delaware St MEAC 1-4 65.86 409 81 104 83 78 70 74 93 26 26
85 Drake PFL 2-3 66.71 415 65 103 94 89 93 69 70 26 26
86 SE Missouri St OVC 0-5 67.57 421 92 87 82 81 85 86 77 26 26
87 Lafayette PL 1-3 69.86 437 93 82 81 90 92 91 82 26 26
88 W Carolina SOCON 1-5 71.29 447 91 83 92 88 89 95 87 26 26
89 Idaho St BIG SKY 2-3 71.57 449 78 85 96 86 88 96 94 26 26
90 Butler PFL 4-2 72.57 456 84 84 87 97 104 99 89 26 26
91 Cornell IVY 1-2 72.86 458 96 88 89 87 90 104 95 26 26
92 Duquesne NEC 2-2 73.43 462 102 86 93 94 84 97 92 26 26
93 Southern U SWAC 2-3 74.00 466 86 93 91 95 101 79 108 26 26
94 Dayton PFL 3-2 74.14 467 95 89 99 92 87 92 111 26 26
95 Colgate PL 1-4 74.86 472 105 75 84 101 109 103 79 26 26
96 Florida A&M MEAC 1-4 75.43 476 87 98 90 93 97 102 98 26 26
97 Alcorn St SWAC 4-2 77.71 492 90 102 98 99 105 88 103 26 26
98 Marist PFL 3-2 78.00 494 98 90 103 100 103 109 83 26 26
99T Wagner NEC 2-4 78.57 498 104 94 97 105 94 98 105 26 26
99T Austin Peay OVC 0-5 78.57 498 97 107 111 82 71 117 101 26 26
101 Incarnate Word FCSI 3-3 79.43 504 99 118 106 98 102 93 99 26 26
102 Central Conn NEC 2-4 79.57 505 111 95 95 106 100 94 109 26 26
103 Mercer PFL 4-1 80.43 511 94 115 115 96 91 76 121 26 26
104 Robert Morris NEC 2-3 80.86 514 101 106 107 102 95 105 100 26 26
105 St Francis NEC 1-4 81.57 519 110 91 100 108 113 110 86 26 26
106 Howard MEAC 1-4 81.86 521 109 96 102 112 112 90 102 26 26
107 Morgan St MEAC 1-5 83.14 530 100 109 104 107 110 106 104 26 26
108 Presbyterian BSO 1-4 83.43 532 107 110 105 103 99 107 113 26 26
109 Hampton MEAC 0-5 83.57 533 108 108 109 104 107 101 106 26 26
110 Savannah St MEAC 1-5 84.14 537 106 117 108 109 98 100 114 26 26
111 Albany CAA 1-5 84.29 538 116 92 101 111 108 111 107 26 26
112 Jacksonville PFL 2-4 84.71 541 103 97 114 115 117 112 97 26 26
113 Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 0-5 86.57 554 112 105 110 119 121 108 88 26 26
114 Bucknell PL 1-3 88.71 569 118 113 113 113 114 114 115 26 26
115T MS Valley St SWAC 1-4 89.14 572 113 112 116 118 120 113 110 26 26
115T VMI BSO 1-4 89.14 572 115 116 119 114 111 115 112 26 26
117 Columbia IVY 0-3 89.86 577 117 120 112 110 96 119 119 26 26
118 Alabama A&M SWAC 2-4 90.14 579 114 114 118 116 116 116 117 26 26
119 Georgetown PL 1-4 91.29 587 119 111 117 117 119 118 116 26 26
120 Houston Bap FCSI 2-1 93.43 602 120 123 120 121 115 123 118 26 26
121 Morehead St PFL 2-4 93.57 603 122 119 122 120 118 122 120 26 26
122 TX Southern SWAC 0-5 94.14 607 121 121 121 122 124 120 122 26 26
123 Grambling SWAC 0-6 94.86 612 123 122 123 123 126 121 118 26 26
124 Campbell PFL 1-4 96.57 624 124 126 127 124 123 126 124 26 26
125T Stetson PFL 1-4 96.71 625 125 124 124 126 125 125 127 26 26
125T Valparaiso PFL 1-4 96.71 625 126 125 125 125 122 124 126 26 26
127 Davidson PFL 0-5 98.00 634 127 127 126 127 127 127 125 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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