2013 Gridiron Power Index (GPI): NDSU #1 With a Smorgasboard Trailing
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Idle North Dakota State remains 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. Five different conferences are represented in the top five and seven in the top ten.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference has five teams in the top 25; the Colonial Athletic Association, the Big Sky and Ohio Valley Conferences have four each; the Southland Conference has three; and the Big South Conference, Mid-Eastern Athletic and Southern Conferences, Patriot League plus the Independents have one each. (Games through 11/3/13)

For conference average rankings there was a slight shift near the top. The Missouri Valley Football Conference is solid in first while the the Southland Conference overtook the Colonial Athletic Association 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 Prev Team Conf W-L Rating ARC LAZ MAS ASH KEE SEL SAG BRN FCP SNW
1 1 N Dakota St MVFC 8-0 1.00 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 E Illinois OVC 8-1 2.00 10 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 6 Maine CAA 8-1 5.43 21 4 3 5 3 5 10 4 9 8
4 4 E Washington BSC 7-2 5.71 33 10 5 7 10 6 3 5 4 3
5 7 Coastal Carolina BSO 9-0 6.43 37 3 4 3 6 7 17 18 3 5
6 8 Youngstown St MVFC 8-1 6.57 29 6 7 4 5 4 7 7 8 9
7 16 SE Louisiana SLC 7-2 8.86 29 5 6 8 4 10 6 3 17 16
8 11 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 8-1 9.71 46 7 8 6 9 3 16 23 10 12
9 5 Towson CAA 8-2 11.00 53 8 10 16 7 17 4 12 11 13
10 9 Sam Houston St SLC 7-2 11.14 65 14 14 12 15 11 14 9 7 6
11 10 Fordham PL 9-0 12.71 76 11 11 11 11 14 29 32 6 7
12 3 McNeese St SLC 7-2 13.14 68 9 13 13 12 15 15 20 13 11
13 14 Montana BSC 7-2 13.86 75 13 19 21 13 20 5 10 12 10
14 12 Montana St BSC 7-2 16.43 106 19 27 27 18 30 12 15 5 4
15 20 William & Mary CAA 6-3 17.00 72 17 9 17 17 13 8 16 24 23
16T 29 E Kentucky OVC 6-3 17.71 72 18 15 9 31 9 21 8 26 26
16T 17 Northern Arizona BSC 7-2 17.71 96 16 20 19 8 21 20 30 14 14
18 18 S Illinois MVFC 5-4 18.43 77 23 12 14 21 8 13 17 26 26
19T 13 Villanova CAA 4-5 21.00 95 27 16 20 30 18 11 14 26 26
19T 24 S Dakota St MVFC 5-4 21.00 108 26 21 22 25 16 18 22 20 19
21 15 Tennessee St OVC 7-3 21.29 97 12 18 10 24 12 31 44 26 26
22 25 Old Dominion FCSI 6-3 23.14 110 20 29 26 14 25 25 6 26 26
23 32 Illinois St MVFC 5-4 24.00 116 30 24 24 23 19 26 11 26 26
24 18 Samford SC 6-3 24.71 131 25 34 34 19 39 19 19 22 20
25 30 TN Martin OVC 6-3 25.57 127 22 30 15 20 22 43 33 26 26
26 Princeton IVY 6-1 25.86 129 28 17 28 22 26 30 25 26 26
27 21 Northern Iowa MVFC 4-5 26.00 130 35 25 33 35 24 9 13 26 26
28 James Madison CAA 6-3 26.43 145 32 26 35 26 31 28 28 18 22
29 Delaware CAA 7-2 26.71 151 31 23 23 36 23 38 39 21 15
30 Chattanooga SC 7-2 27.29 144 21 36 31 29 40 22 26 23 24
31 Jacksonville St OVC 7-2 27.57 141 15 31 18 27 28 39 37 26 26
32 Harvard IVY 6-1 28.14 145 29 22 30 16 29 36 35 26 26
33 S Carolina St MEAC 6-3 28.71 149 24 32 25 34 27 42 31 26 26
34 Missouri St MVFC 4-6 29.86 157 33 33 36 38 32 23 21 26 26
35 23 Cent Arkansas SLC 5-4 31.00 167 36 35 32 28 33 33 34 24 26
36 22 New Hampshire CAA 4-4 31.71 171 42 28 38 40 36 24 29 26 25
37 Cal Poly BSC 4-5 33.57 183 40 42 42 33 41 27 24 26 26
38 Wofford SC 5-3 35.29 215 38 51 43 39 52 44 36 15 17
39 Southern Utah BSC 6-3 35.57 197 39 38 39 32 35 46 52 26 26
40 Sacramento St BSC 4-5 37.00 207 43 43 49 46 43 32 27 26 26
41T Murray St OVC 5-4 37.43 210 34 45 29 45 34 52 56 26 26
41T Charleston So BSO 9-1 37.43 228 37 50 37 37 50 54 72 16 18
43 South Dakota MVFC 4-5 37.57 211 49 40 41 43 38 45 42 26 26
44 Liberty BSO 5-4 37.71 212 45 41 52 42 46 35 38 26 26
45 Stony Brook CAA 3-5 38.14 215 53 39 48 44 44 34 40 26 26
46 Brown IVY 5-2 38.71 219 44 37 40 51 37 47 51 26 26
47 Lehigh PL 6-2 40.29 242 48 44 44 47 45 58 86 19 21
48 Portland St BSC 5-4 41.86 241 51 47 56 49 48 41 46 26 26
49 Ga Southern SC 4-4 44.86 262 47 61 58 55 64 37 41 26 26
50 Northwestern St SLC 4-5 45.00 263 60 52 47 48 47 56 62 26 26
51 Richmond CAA 3-6 45.43 266 64 49 62 56 54 40 45 26 26
52 Sacred Heart NEC 8-2 45.86 269 41 54 53 41 57 64 64 26 26
53T Yale IVY 4-3 46.14 271 55 48 51 63 55 53 57 26 26
53T W Illinois MVFC 3-7 46.14 271 56 55 57 61 42 50 53 26 26
55 Furman SC 4-5 46.29 272 52 57 55 60 65 48 48 26 26
56 Jackson St SWAC 6-2 47.14 278 46 56 45 59 51 69 66 26 26
57T Penn IVY 4-3 48.14 285 59 46 50 62 53 61 78 26 26
57T Lamar SLC 4-5 48.14 285 58 59 61 50 58 60 50 26 26
59 Alabama St SWAC 6-3 49.57 295 50 62 59 53 61 66 60 26 26
60 Citadel SC 3-6 51.57 309 63 66 65 66 70 49 43 26 26
61 SF Austin SLC 3-6 52.29 314 77 68 66 54 63 59 58 26 26
62 San Diego PFL 6-3 52.57 316 54 81 67 52 67 65 63 26 26
63 UC Davis BSC 3-7 52.71 317 74 60 71 69 62 55 55 26 26
64 SE Missouri St OVC 2-7 53.29 321 65 63 46 75 49 76 69 26 26
65 Dartmouth IVY 3-4 53.71 324 70 58 73 68 71 57 54 26 26
66 Gardner-Webb BSO 5-4 54.57 330 66 64 68 57 59 73 83 26 26
67 Nicholls St SLC 4-5 54.86 332 67 71 60 58 60 74 91 26 26
68 NC A&T MEAC 5-3 55.29 335 57 72 63 64 69 71 68 26 26
69 Tennessee Tech OVC 3-7 55.71 338 62 74 54 73 56 80 73 26 26
70 Lafayette PL 3-5 55.86 339 71 53 69 70 66 63 71 26 26
71 Abilene Chr FCSI 5-4 57.86 353 61 70 70 76 76 87 47 26 26
72 Monmouth FCSI 4-5 59.14 362 75 67 78 78 75 67 59 26 26
73 Appalachian St SC 2-7 62.29 384 88 78 84 83 89 51 49 26 26
74 Duquesne NEC 5-3 63.00 389 80 77 74 77 73 81 89 26 26
75 Bucknell PL 4-4 63.14 390 86 69 83 72 80 86 67 26 26
76T Dayton PFL 6-3 63.57 393 68 89 76 71 72 85 106 26 26
76T Holy Cross PL 3-7 63.57 393 87 65 88 87 84 70 65 26 26
78 Delaware St MEAC 4-5 64.71 401 78 80 64 74 74 101 95 26 26
79 St Francis NEC 3-5 64.86 402 94 75 87 80 81 78 76 26 26
80 Prairie View SWAC 5-4 65.29 405 72 88 80 82 87 79 77 26 26
81 Butler PFL 7-3 65.57 407 69 85 81 65 82 90 105 26 26
82 Rhode Island CAA 3-7 66.14 411 96 73 79 79 68 84 104 26 26
83 Indiana St MVFC 1-8 66.71 415 97 76 89 85 85 62 80 26 26
84 Hampton MEAC 3-6 67.00 417 83 82 75 93 78 95 81 26 26
85 NC Central MEAC 4-5 67.57 421 73 84 72 100 77 99 88 26 26
86T Bryant NEC 4-5 68.29 426 82 79 82 95 79 91 92 26 26
86T Idaho St BSC 3-6 68.29 426 85 87 96 89 90 75 75 26 26
88 W Carolina SC 2-7 68.43 427 84 96 86 84 94 77 79 26 26
89 Marist PFL 6-3 68.71 429 79 92 93 67 92 82 84 26 26
90 North Dakota BSC 2-7 68.86 430 95 86 101 92 83 68 74 26 26
91 Charlotte FCSI 4-5 71.43 448 76 98 77 88 86 106 99 26 26
92 Robert Morris NEC 4-4 71.57 449 89 91 85 98 88 94 87 26 26
93 Elon SC 2-7 72.00 452 93 93 97 97 101 72 61 26 26
94 Central Conn NEC 4-5 74.14 467 100 90 98 86 93 93 93 26 26
95 Alcorn St SWAC 7-3 75.14 474 81 104 92 81 102 98 101 26 26
96 Drake PFL 5-4 75.29 475 92 106 94 90 96 103 82 26 26
97 Colgate PL 3-6 76.00 480 107 83 107 99 100 89 85 26 26
98 Weber St BSC 1-8 76.43 483 105 94 100 96 91 88 102 26 26
99 Southern SWAC 5-4 76.71 485 98 99 90 91 95 102 108 26 26
100 Howard MEAC 3-6 78.71 499 101 100 104 106 97 97 90 26 26
101T Florida A&M MEAC 3-6 79.29 503 91 101 102 103 106 100 97 26 26
101T Morgan St MEAC 3-6 79.29 503 103 97 99 105 99 105 96 26 26
103 N Colorado BSC 1-8 79.43 504 110 103 110 104 104 83 70 26 26
104 Incarnate Word FCSI 5-4 80.43 511 99 105 95 94 103 121 109 26 26
105 Cornell IVY 1-6 80.71 513 111 95 108 111 98 96 100 26 26
106 Albany CAA 1-8 81.57 519 112 102 109 107 107 92 94 26 26
107 Norfolk St MEAC 2-7 83.43 532 104 107 106 112 108 107 98 26 26
108 Mercer PFL 8-1 83.71 534 90 110 103 101 105 115 118 26 26
109 Jacksonville PFL 4-5 84.43 539 109 112 111 102 112 104 103 26 26
110 Presbyterian BSO 3-5 84.57 540 102 108 105 110 109 108 111 26 26
111 Austin Peay OVC 0-9 86.29 552 106 114 91 109 111 114 112 26 26
112 Alabama A&M SWAC 3-6 86.57 554 108 111 112 108 113 110 114 26 26
113 Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 1-7 88.00 564 113 113 117 115 114 109 107 26 26
114 Wagner NEC 2-7 88.14 565 117 109 113 114 110 111 117 26 26
115 VMI BSO 1-8 88.71 569 115 115 114 113 115 112 110 26 26
116T TX Southern SWAC 2-7 90.29 580 116 116 116 116 117 116 116 26 26
116T Savannah St MEAC 1-9 90.29 580 114 117 115 117 116 118 115 26 26
118 Georgetown PL 1-8 91.14 586 118 119 119 118 118 113 113 26 26
119 Columbia IVY 0-7 92.86 598 120 118 118 124 119 120 121 26 26
120T Morehead St PFL 3-6 93.29 601 119 122 120 119 121 119 122 26 26
120T MS Valley St SWAC 1-8 93.29 601 121 120 121 123 120 117 119 26 26
122 Grambling SWAC 1-8 94.43 609 123 121 123 121 122 122 120 26 26
123 Houston Bap FCSI 3-3 95.29 615 122 123 122 120 124 127 124 26 26
124 Campbell PFL 2-7 95.57 617 124 124 124 122 123 123 123 26 26
125 Valparaiso PFL 1-8 96.86 626 126 125 125 126 125 124 125 26 26
126 Stetson PFL 1-7 97.14 628 125 126 126 125 126 125 127 26 26
127 Davidson PFL 0-9 98.00 634 127 127 127 127 127 126 126 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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