2013 Gridiron Power Index (GPI): Movements Abound Behind #1 NDSU
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North Dakota State keeps their grip on #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. The Bison have firmly held the top spot since 2011. Three teams dropped out of the top 25, Eastern Kentucky plummeting the most at 17 places from 16 to 33. Jacksonville State climbed the most of any team in this week's top 25, moving up 14 spots from 31 to 17.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference has six teams in the top 25; the Big Sky Conference and Colonial Athletic Association have four each; the Southland and Ohio Valley Conferences have two each; and the Big South Conference, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Patriot and Ivy Leagues plus the Independents have one each. (Games through 11/10/13)

The conference average rankings are holding fairly steady at the top. The Missouri Valley Football Conference is solid in first, the Colonial Athletic Association and the Southland Conference changed places again at two and three, and 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 ASH KEE MAS SEL SAG BRN FCP SNW
1 1 N Dakota St MVFC 9-0 1.00 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 E Illinois OVC 9-1 2.00 10 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 4 E Washington BSC 8-2 3.57 19 4 3 5 3 3 5 4 3 3
4 3 Maine CAA 9-1 5.57 27 5 5 4 5 4 8 17 6 6
5 7 SE Louisiana SLC 8-2 6.43 17 3 4 3 4 6 3 3 14 14
6 10 Sam Houston St SLC 8-2 8.14 49 12 7 14 10 5 9 11 4 4
7 12 McNeese St SLC 8-2 9.43 46 7 10 7 8 10 11 15 11 9
8T 9 Towson CAA 8-2 10.14 54 10 16 6 9 17 7 12 7 10
8T 11 Fordham PL 10-0 10.14 61 8 9 10 11 9 22 33 5 5
10 6 Youngstown St MVFC 8-2 10.29 42 14 8 8 7 7 10 9 15 15
11 13 Montana BSC 8-2 11.43 65 9 14 11 14 12 15 14 8 7
12T 5 Coastal Carolina BSo 9-1 12.86 70 6 6 15 18 18 13 28 9 11
12T 15 William & Mary CAA 7-3 12.86 54 15 12 13 6 8 4 16 20 16
14 16T Northern Arizona BSC 7-2 16.14 88 19 15 9 16 15 33 23 13 12
15 19T Villanova CAA 5-5 17.86 73 21 18 19 13 16 6 7 26 26
16 19T S Dakota St MVFC 6-4 18.14 89 20 19 18 15 11 18 19 19 19
17 31 Jacksonville St OVC 8-2 18.57 85 13 11 16 26 22 23 5 23 22
18 22 Old Dominion FCSI 7-3 19.57 85 16 17 12 21 19 25 6 26 26
19T 8 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 8-2 21.57 117 18 20 26 29 23 19 34 16 18
19T 27 Northern Iowa MVFC 5-5 21.57 99 27 27 25 20 14 12 13 26 26
21T 26 Princeton Ivy 7-1 22.14 106 22 23 20 12 25 16 25 24 25
22 14 Montana St BSC 7-3 22.14 137 26 32 27 28 29 27 24 10 8
23 18 S Illinois MVFC 5-5 22.57 106 31 24 29 17 13 14 22 26 26
24 21 Tennessee St OVC 8-3 23.57 113 11 13 32 24 20 24 45 26 26
25 23 Illinois St MVFC 5-5 24.29 118 34 26 23 22 21 26 10 26 26
26 Missouri St MVFC 5-6 24.57 120 23 30 31 25 24 17 18 26 26
27 Harvard Ivy 7-1 25.00 123 30 25 17 19 28 21 40 26 26
28 Chattanooga SC 8-2 25.43 143 17 29 22 34 38 37 21 18 17
29 25 TN Martin OVC 6-4 26.57 134 25 22 21 33 27 40 27 26 26
30 New Hampshire CAA 5-4 27.14 141 37 34 33 23 31 20 20 26 23
31 Charleston So BSo 10-1 27.86 170 24 28 30 35 34 43 61 12 13
32 Cal Poly BSC 5-5 28.57 148 32 37 24 32 32 28 8 26 26
33 16T E Kentucky OVC 6-4 29.71 156 29 21 40 31 26 30 42 26 26
34 Delaware CAA 7-3 31.29 176 36 33 35 27 30 42 44 22 21
35 James Madison CAA 6-4 32.00 173 39 39 36 30 37 31 30 25 26
36 24 Samford SC 6-4 32.57 176 33 40 28 40 48 34 29 26 26
37 Cent Arkansas SLC 5-5 33.57 183 41 38 34 38 36 32 37 26 26
38 S Carolina St MEAC 7-3 34.00 186 28 35 41 43 39 35 36 26 26
39 Southern Utah BSC 7-3 36.14 201 38 36 37 36 33 57 54 26 26
40 Lehigh PL 7-2 36.29 217 45 41 39 37 42 50 76 17 20
41 Murray St OVC 5-5 36.57 204 35 31 38 48 35 48 53 26 26
42 Liberty BSo 6-4 36.71 205 44 49 45 42 45 29 26 26 26
43 South Dakota MVFC 4-6 37.71 212 51 42 46 39 40 45 35 26 26
44 Yale Ivy 5-3 40.86 234 52 44 51 41 47 41 51 26 26
45 Portland St BSC 6-4 41.14 236 47 48 47 47 44 49 47 26 26
46 Brown Ivy 5-3 41.43 238 50 46 57 44 46 39 52 26 26
47 Wofford SC 5-4 41.86 248 42 50 44 56 56 62 39 21 24
48 Richmond CAA 4-6 42.14 243 57 58 50 46 52 36 38 26 26
49 Northwestern St SLC 5-5 42.29 244 55 43 42 50 41 54 59 26 26
50 Stony Brook CAA 3-6 42.43 245 62 56 48 45 50 38 46 26 26
51 Sacred Heart NEC 9-2 42.71 247 40 52 43 51 55 46 64 26 26
52 Furman SC 5-5 43.29 251 46 51 49 53 57 52 32 26 26
53 Sacramento St BSC 4-6 43.57 253 49 54 52 52 49 51 43 26 26
54 Ga Southern SC 5-4 44.71 261 43 53 53 59 59 53 41 26 26
55 W Illinois MVFC 3-7 45.29 265 59 57 56 55 43 47 50 26 26
56 Penn Ivy 4-4 47.86 283 63 55 58 49 51 56 71 26 26
57 Jackson St SWAC 7-2 48.14 285 48 45 54 63 54 66 75 26 26
58 Dartmouth Ivy 4-4 48.29 286 60 64 63 54 60 44 49 26 26
59 San Diego PFL 7-3 49.00 291 53 59 55 71 62 58 57 26 26
60 The Citadel SC 4-6 49.14 292 54 60 62 57 65 59 31 26 26
61 Tennessee Tech OVC 4-7 50.29 300 56 47 67 64 53 69 60 26 26
62 Lamar SLC 4-6 52.14 313 64 63 60 65 63 63 56 26 26
63 UC Davis BSC 3-7 53.86 325 72 67 66 62 58 73 55 26 26
64 Monmouth FCSI 5-5 54.57 330 69 69 73 61 68 55 63 26 26
65 Nicholls St SLC 4-6 54.71 331 67 61 61 70 61 72 93 26 26
66T Alabama St SWAC 6-4 56.29 342 58 68 68 75 70 68 68 26 26
66T SF Austin SLC 3-7 56.29 342 83 70 64 69 64 74 65 26 26
68 Bucknell PL 4-5 56.43 343 77 75 70 60 71 65 62 26 26
69 Butler PFL 8-3 59.29 363 61 71 59 80 69 82 87 26 26
70 Abilene Chr FCSI 5-5 59.43 364 66 74 82 72 78 61 74 26 26
71 NC A&T MEAC 5-4 59.86 367 65 72 72 78 79 71 74 26 26
72 Hampton MEAC 4-6 60.43 371 70 65 90 74 67 79 81 26 26
73 Lafayette PL 3-6 60.86 374 81 79 86 58 77 60 77 26 26
74 St Francis NEC 4-5 61.29 377 94 81 75 68 75 67 78 26 26
75 Robert Morris NEC 5-4 62.00 382 75 73 88 76 80 78 66 26 26
76 Appalachian St SC 2-8 63.14 390 79 87 77 77 88 70 48 26 26
77 Drake PFL 6-4 64.86 402 73 77 80 98 74 101 73 26 26
78 Gardner Webb BSo 5-5 65.00 403 78 80 65 87 81 77 101 26 26
79 Delaware St MEAC 4-5 65.14 404 80 66 74 82 72 96 99 26 26
80 SE Missouri St OVC 2-8 65.29 405 76 62 92 91 66 86 86 26 26
81 Marist PFL 7-3 66.43 413 71 90 76 84 95 75 88 26 26
82 Duquesne NEC 5-4 66.86 416 88 84 81 81 82 81 95 26 26
83 Holy Cross PL 3-8 67.71 422 98 95 97 66 85 64 79 26 26
84 Alcorn St SWAC 8-3 68.00 424 68 86 69 95 98 84 90 26 26
85 North Dakota BSC 3-7 68.29 426 91 93 83 83 76 93 67 26 26
86 Dayton PFL 6-4 69.14 432 74 85 79 94 83 91 110 26 26
87 Rhode Island CAA 3-8 69.43 434 102 88 84 73 73 87 108 26 26
88 Southern Univ SWAC 6-4 70.86 444 89 76 71 92 90 97 103 26 26
89 Indiana St MVFC 1-9 71.00 445 101 98 91 79 86 76 91 26 26
90 Idaho St BSC 3-7 71.29 447 85 99 93 90 87 92 72 26 26
91 Incarnate Word FCSI 6-4 71.43 448 92 82 78 89 84 109 101 26 26
92 Colgate PL 4-6 72.00 452 103 101 89 67 96 83 83 26 26
93 Norfolk St MEAC 3-7 72.14 453 90 78 99 88 91 103 85 26 26
94 NC Central MEAC 4-6 72.29 454 84 83 108 93 92 88 97 26 26
95 Prairie View SWAC 5-5 72.71 457 87 91 87 102 100 80 92 26 26
96 Bryant NEC 4-6 73.71 464 97 96 100 86 89 85 96 26 26
97T Morgan St MEAC 4-6 74.14 467 96 89 94 85 94 98 94 26 26
97T W Carolina SC 2-8 74.14 467 86 94 85 105 102 100 80 26 26
99 Florida A&M MEAC 3-7 76.86 486 95 102 98 97 104 94 89 26 26
100 Howard MEAC 4-6 77.14 488 99 104 101 99 99 90 84 26 26
101 Charlotte FCSI 4-6 78.00 494 93 92 105 108 97 95 104 26 26
102 Weber St BSC 1-9 79.14 502 105 103 95 101 93 106 98 26 26
103T Mercer PFL 9-1 80.86 514 82 97 96 109 101 111 115 26 26
103T Elon SC 2-8 80.86 514 100 105 103 104 109 102 70 26 26
105 Central Conn NEC 4-6 82.14 523 107 107 102 100 103 104 107 26 26
106T Albany CAA 1-9 82.43 525 113 109 106 103 108 99 82 26 26
106T Cornell Ivy 1-7 82.43 525 111 108 113 96 105 89 105 26 26
108 Presbyterian BSo 3-6 83.43 532 104 106 104 107 107 108 114 26 26
109 N Colorado BSC 1-9 84.57 540 110 111 111 106 106 107 69 26 26
110 VMI BSo 2-8 85.29 545 112 110 110 110 110 105 100 26 26
111 Jacksonville PFL 4-6 85.86 549 109 112 107 113 111 110 106 26 26
112 Austin Peay OVC 0-10 86.43 553 106 100 109 115 112 115 111 26 26
113 Alabama A&M SWAC 3-7 87.57 561 108 113 112 112 114 112 112 26 26
114 Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 2-7 88.86 570 114 115 114 114 115 113 109 26 26
115 Wagner NEC 2-8 89.29 573 115 114 115 111 113 116 116 26 26
116T TX Southern SWAC 2-8 91.29 587 117 118 116 119 119 114 117 26 26
116T Georgetown PL 1-8 91.29 587 118 119 117 117 117 118 113 26 26
116T Savannah St MEAC 1-10 91.29 587 116 117 118 118 116 119 118 26 26
119 Columbia Ivy 0-8 92.57 596 119 116 123 116 120 120 121 26 26
120 MS Valley St SWAC 2-8 92.71 597 120 120 121 120 118 117 119 26 26
121 Morehead St PFL 3-7 94.29 608 121 121 119 122 121 123 123 26 26
122T Houston Bap FCSI 3-4 94.71 611 122 122 120 123 123 121 124 26 26
122T Grambling SWAC 1-9 94.71 611 123 123 124 121 122 122 120 26 26
124 Campbell PFL 2-8 95.71 618 124 124 122 124 124 124 122 26 26
125 Stetson PFL 2-7 96.86 626 125 125 125 126 126 125 125 26 26
126 Valparaiso PFL 1-9 97.29 629 126 126 126 125 125 126 126 26 26
127 Davidson PFL 0-10 98.14 635 127 127 127 127 127 127 127 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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