North Dakota State Remains at No. 1 in the 10/29/12 Gridiron Power Index (GPI)
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North Dakota State remains #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. All but one of the components have the Bison on top, the coach's opinion poll has Georgia Southern ranked first.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference has seven teams in the top 25; the Big Sky Conference and the Southern Conference have four teams each; the Colonial Athletic Association and the Ohio Valley Conference have three each; the Southland Conference has two; and the Big South Conference plus the Ivy League each have one. (Games through 10/27/12)

For conference average rankings, the Missouri Valley Football Conference is comfortably ahead in first with the Southern and Big Sky Conferences at two and three. The Southland and Ohio Valley Conferences are in fourth and fifth with the Colonial Athletic Association close behind in sixth.

The Final 2012 GPI will be released once all the college football games have been played, in January 2013.

Rank Team Conf W/L Total ARC LAZ SAG MAS ASH KEE SEL BRN FCP SNW
1 N Dakota St (8) MVFC 7-1 1.14 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
2 Ga Southern (1) SOCON 7-1 3.00 18 2 4 5 2 3 7 4 1 2
3 Montana St BIG SKY 7-1 3.71 20 3 5 7 4 2 5 3 3 3
4 Sam Houston St SLC 6-2 5.00 27 10 3 3 10 5 6 2 4 4
5 Indiana St MVFC 7-2 6.86 17 4 2 2 3 7 2 6 17 14
6 E Washington BIG SKY 6-2 8.00 41 8 7 10 6 9 10 7 8 7
7 Cal Poly BIG SKY 7-1 8.86 30 5 6 8 5 6 11 5 16 16
8 Northern Arizona BIG SKY 7-1 9.14 40 13 12 4 7 4 3 17 12 12
9 Central Arkansas SLC 7-2 10.86 50 6 11 9 12 10 8 29 13 13
10 Wofford SOCON 7-1 11.43 67 12 15 13 8 12 15 15 7 6
11 S Dakota St MVFC 6-2 12.86 44 11 10 6 9 8 4 21 25 21
12 Old Dominion CAA 7-1 13.29 83 14 19 19 18 13 22 13 5 5
13T Stony Brook BSO 8-1 14.00 80 15 17 14 21 18 16 11 9 9
13T Illinois St MVFC 7-2 14.00 66 9 16 12 14 11 13 19 15 17
15 S Illinois MVFC 5-4 16.14 61 23 8 11 11 16 9 14 26 26
16 Appalachian St SOCON 6-3 18.43 100 18 28 21 20 14 23 18 14 15
17 New Hampshire CAA 7-2 20.00 118 22 26 22 26 19 29 22 11 11
18 E Illinois OVC 5-3 20.43 91 20 14 17 16 24 14 26 26 26
19 TN Martin OVC 6-2 21.86 101 17 20 18 13 35 12 33 26 26
20 Tennessee St OVC 8-1 22.71 122 7 22 38 15 26 21 43 19 18
21 Chattanooga SOCON 4-4 24.14 117 31 23 24 23 22 25 10 26 26
22 Harvard IVY 6-1 24.43 124 16 13 34 41 20 41 8 21 26
23 Youngstown St MVFC 4-4 24.57 120 35 18 15 22 28 17 40 26 26
24 Northern Iowa MVFC 2-6 24.71 121 38 9 16 33 39 18 16 26 26
25 Towson CAA 4-4 25.29 136 33 25 31 32 15 37 9 22 19
26 E Kentucky OVC 6-3 26.00 134 21 27 29 19 37 20 39 23 25
27 McNeese St SLC 5-3 26.29 132 26 30 20 25 27 24 38 26 26
28 Albany NEC 7-1 27.14 152 25 24 28 39 21 38 37 18 20
29 James Madison CAA 6-2 28.57 180 28 36 41 35 38 39 32 10 10
30T Lehigh PL 8-0 28.71 187 19 45 43 30 29 40 52 6 8
30T Jacksonville St OVC 5-3 28.71 149 30 39 30 17 31 19 41 26 26
32T Villanova CAA 6-3 28.86 152 29 29 33 37 25 36 24 26 24
32T Sacramento St BIG SKY 6-3 28.86 150 34 44 23 28 36 27 25 26 26
32T Missouri St MVFC 3-6 28.86 150 42 33 26 24 32 28 31 26 26
35T Samford SOCON 5-3 29.14 152 27 40 35 27 23 33 30 26 26
35T Southern Utah BIG SKY 4-5 29.14 152 36 34 25 31 30 30 27 26 26
37 Richmond CAA 5-3 29.86 161 32 21 37 40 34 35 23 26 22
38 SF Austin SLC 3-5 31.86 171 43 35 27 43 17 31 35 26 26
39 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 6-2 32.71 179 24 38 55 29 40 44 28 24 26
40 The Citadel SOCON 4-4 34.43 189 39 46 36 34 33 34 47 26 26
41 Murray St OVC 3-5 35.14 194 45 37 42 36 43 32 36 26 26
42T North Dakota BIG SKY 4-5 35.29 195 41 42 32 38 42 26 48 26 26
42T Portland St BIG SKY 3-5 35.29 195 51 31 39 42 41 42 12 26 26
44 Montana BIG SKY 4-5 37.71 212 44 41 40 44 44 43 20 26 26
45 Delaware CAA 5-3 39.14 231 37 48 46 46 46 52 45 20 23
46 Coastal Carolina BSO 4-4 41.57 239 47 49 50 45 47 46 50 26 26
47T Maine CAA 3-5 41.71 240 62 43 44 57 45 51 34 26 26
47T UC Davis BIG SKY 3-6 41.71 240 58 47 45 47 50 47 49 26 26
49 Princeton IVY 4-3 42.29 244 40 32 53 53 58 54 44 26 26
50 Furman SOCON 3-6 43.57 253 63 56 47 52 48 50 42 26 26
51 Colgate PL 5-3 44.43 259 52 50 49 59 49 61 46 26 26
52 Weber St BIG SKY 1-7 44.86 262 79 51 48 58 54 48 51 26 26
53 Northwestern St SLC 4-4 47.00 277 55 53 56 54 53 59 63 26 26
54 W Illinois MVFC 3-5 47.86 283 56 76 52 50 52 53 70 26 26
55 Fordham PL 5-3 48.43 287 48 61 60 51 57 58 67 26 26
56 Drake PFL 6-2 49.14 292 46 55 59 66 56 56 76 26 26
57T SE Louisiana SLC 3-5 49.43 294 64 74 51 49 61 45 69 26 26
57T Elon SOCON 3-5 49.43 294 65 64 57 61 51 55 57 26 26
59 SE Missouri St OVC 3-5 50.86 304 71 59 61 48 85 49 64 26 26
60 Delaware St MEAC 5-3 51.14 306 50 66 77 55 62 64 59 26 26
61 Cornell IVY 4-3 51.29 307 60 58 63 68 63 63 55 26 26
62 N Colorado BIG SKY 2-6 52.00 312 75 67 58 65 65 57 53 26 26
63 San Diego PFL 5-3 52.14 313 57 52 66 74 59 66 65 26 26
64 South Dakota MVFC 1-7 53.29 321 83 68 54 67 64 60 62 26 26
65T Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 6-2 54.14 327 49 57 86 56 68 69 77 26 26
65T Brown IVY 4-3 54.14 327 61 63 65 71 66 67 66 26 26
67 Alabama St SWAC 5-3 54.43 329 53 54 91 63 81 75 56 26 26
68 S Carolina St MEAC 4-5 55.29 335 59 71 81 60 60 71 73 26 26
69 William & Mary CAA 2-6 55.86 339 81 60 62 77 70 70 54 26 26
70 NC Central MEAC 5-3 56.43 343 67 72 76 62 71 65 68 26 26
71 Tennessee Tech OVC 2-6 57.43 350 85 65 69 69 88 62 58 26 26
72 Monmouth NEC 4-4 58.71 359 73 62 67 76 76 72 71 26 26
73 Wagner NEC 5-3 59.86 367 80 75 64 75 69 74 74 26 26
74 Alabama A&M SWAC 6-2 60.43 371 54 70 102 64 75 82 80 26 26
75 Duquesne NEC 5-3 61.71 380 78 73 71 85 74 80 75 26 26
76 Lafayette PL 5-3 62.29 384 72 77 70 79 79 77 81 26 26
77 Jacksonville PFL 6-2 62.71 387 66 84 72 84 55 81 97 26 26
78 Dartmouth IVY 4-3 62.86 388 74 81 78 87 72 83 72 26 26
79 Liberty BSO 3-5 63.29 391 82 78 80 81 73 79 60 26 26
80T Florida A&M MEAC 3-5 63.57 393 70 69 101 70 83 91 79 26 26
80T W Carolina SOCON 1-8 63.57 393 93 80 73 78 84 68 78 26 26
82 Nicholls St SLC 1-6 63.86 395 88 79 68 82 67 78 92 26 26
83 Lamar SLC 3-6 66.14 411 84 91 75 83 86 73 83 26 26
84 NC A&T MEAC 4-4 66.86 416 77 85 92 80 90 84 61 26 26
85 Georgetown PL 4-5 67.00 417 86 82 74 86 92 76 87 26 26
86 Howard MEAC 5-3 67.14 418 68 86 103 72 80 92 88 26 26
87 Jackson St SWAC 4-4 67.43 420 76 83 105 73 78 90 93 26 26
88 Penn IVY 3-4 69.43 434 87 90 79 90 87 86 84 26 26
89 Gardner Webb BSO 2-6 69.71 436 92 96 85 89 82 85 85 26 26
90 Butler PFL 7-2 70.14 439 69 95 82 92 77 93 101 26 26
91 Morgan St MEAC 3-5 72.14 453 89 87 97 88 100 89 90 26 26
92 St Francis NEC 3-6 73.43 462 96 89 84 100 89 94 94 26 26
93T Sacred Heart NEC 2-6 75.00 473 100 93 83 101 96 95 89 26 26
93T Georgia St CAA 1-8 75.00 473 107 97 90 96 94 96 82 26 26
95 Charleston So BSO 4-4 77.00 487 91 114 100 93 91 99 104 26 26
96 Dayton PFL 4-5 77.14 488 90 92 95 106 93 103 105 26 26
97 Idaho St BIG SKY 1-7 77.57 491 110 100 87 99 95 87 114 26 26
98 Columbia IVY 2-5 78.14 495 94 103 96 103 101 97 98 26 26
99T Hampton MEAC 2-5 79.29 503 98 101 107 94 107 102 95 26 26
99T Austin Peay OVC 0-8 79.29 503 109 94 106 91 103 88 110 26 26
101 Holy Cross PL 1-7 79.71 506 105 98 94 109 110 100 91 26 26
102 Central Conn NEC 2-6 81.00 515 108 105 88 104 97 101 108 26 26
103T Prairie View SWAC 3-5 81.14 516 99 107 113 98 99 111 100 26 26
103T Marist PFL 3-5 81.14 516 97 88 104 113 106 110 99 26 26
105 Bucknell PL 1-7 81.29 517 106 99 99 111 104 109 86 26 26
106 Yale IVY 2-5 81.43 518 103 109 93 105 109 98 103 26 26
107 Robert Morris NEC 2-6 81.57 519 104 104 98 107 98 106 107 26 26
108T Southern Univ SWAC 3-5 82.14 523 95 102 114 95 111 104 111 26 26
108T Norfolk St MEAC 2-7 82.14 523 102 112 109 102 102 108 102 26 26
110 Bryant NEC 2-6 83.29 531 114 111 89 112 105 107 96 26 26
111 Alcorn St SWAC 3-5 84.43 539 101 110 115 97 108 105 115 26 26
112 Morehead St PFL 2-6 86.86 556 112 106 108 118 114 113 109 26 26
113 VMI BSO 2-6 87.86 563 111 118 111 108 113 112 116 26 26
114 Rhode Island CAA 0-8 88.14 565 117 113 110 115 112 115 106 26 26
115 MS Valley St SWAC 2-6 89.00 571 113 108 116 114 116 116 112 26 26
116 Presbyterian BSO 2-7 89.86 577 116 119 112 116 115 117 113 26 26
117 TX Southern SWAC 2-6 90.14 579 115 115 118 110 117 114 118 26 26
118 Savannah St MEAC 1-7 91.86 591 119 117 119 117 118 118 120 26 26
119 Grambling SWAC 1-7 92.00 592 118 116 120 119 119 119 117 26 26
120 Davidson PFL 1-7 93.00 599 120 120 117 120 120 120 119 26 26
121 Campbell PFL 1-7 93.86 605 121 122 121 121 121 121 121 26 26
122 Valparaiso PFL 0-8 94.57 610 122 121 122 122 122 122 122 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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