11/5/2012 Gridiron Power Index (GPI) No. 1 is Perfectly North Dakota State
College Sporting News

The Gridiron Power Index (GPI), the index ranking for the NCAA Division I FCS and a top indicator of at-large playoff selection is unanimous with defending national champion North Dakota State firmly at #1.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference has six teams in the top 25; the Big Sky Conference and the Colonial Athletic Association have four teams each; the Big Sky Conference has four teams; the Ohio Valley, Southland and Southern Conferences have three each; the Big South Conference plus the Ivy League each have one. (Games through 11/3/12)

For conference average rankings, the Missouri Valley Football Conference continues as the top league and the Big Sky and Southern Conferences slot at two and three. The Southland and Ohio Valley Conferences are nearly tied at four and five while the Colonial Athletic Association is a solid six.

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 MVFC 8-1 1.00 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Sam Houston St SLC 7-2 3.14 16 7 2 2 5 3 4 2 3 3
3 Montana St BIG SKY 8-1 3.43 20 2 7 8 2 2 6 3 2 2
4 E Washington BIG SKY 7-2 5.00 24 3 5 6 3 6 8 4 6 5
5 Ga Southern SOCON 7-2 7.14 36 4 6 11 9 5 14 5 7 7
6 Northern Arizona BIG SKY 8-1 7.43 30 11 8 3 4 4 2 16 11 11
7 Illinois St MVFC 8-2 9.86 39 5 10 7 7 8 7 13 15 15
8 Indiana St MVFC 7-3 10.29 33 8 3 4 10 12 3 8 21 18
9 S Dakota St MVFC 7-2 10.43 37 10 9 5 6 7 5 20 20 16
10 Cent Arkansas SLC 8-2 11.00 50 6 11 9 11 10 9 28 13 14
11 Stony Brook BSO 9-1 12.71 75 12 16 13 19 24 12 15 8 6
12 Cal Poly BIG SKY 7-2 13.29 55 9 12 10 13 11 15 7 19 19
13 Old Dominion CAA 8-1 13.71 88 13 25 20 20 13 22 11 4 4
14 Appalachian St SOCON 7-3 14.14 75 15 20 16 14 9 18 12 12 12
15 Wofford SOCON 7-2 17.43 95 18 17 21 16 15 23 23 14 13
16 S Illinois MVFC 5-5 18.57 78 26 13 12 15 20 13 17 26 26
17 TN Martin OVC 7-2 18.86 85 16 19 17 8 23 10 35 24 23
18 E Illinois OVC 6-3 19.57 85 19 14 18 12 22 11 31 26 26
19 Northern Iowa MVFC 3-6 21.86 101 35 4 14 25 32 16 14 26 26
20 James Madison CAA 7-2 22.00 136 27 26 27 30 26 30 19 9 9
21 Towson CAA 5-4 22.43 123 29 27 25 28 14 34 9 17 17
22 McNeese St SLC 6-3 22.57 106 21 24 19 22 18 20 32 26 26
23 Harvard IVY 7-1 22.86 119 14 15 36 38 16 40 6 16 25
24 New Hampshire CAA 8-2 23.00 141 24 35 22 32 19 33 30 10 10
25 E Kentucky OVC 7-3 23.29 123 20 23 28 17 33 19 33 18 22
26 Chattanooga SOCON 5-4 24.43 119 28 22 23 26 21 27 10 26 26
27 Youngstown St MVFC 5-4 25.29 125 36 21 15 24 27 17 40 26 26
28 Samford SOCON 6-3 26.00 130 23 30 30 23 17 28 26 26 26
29 Richmond CAA 6-3 26.43 142 30 18 33 35 29 32 18 23 20
30 Missouri St MVFC 3-7 28.00 144 40 29 24 31 34 26 22 26 26
31 Tennessee St OVC 8-2 28.57 150 17 31 40 18 30 31 49 26 24
32 Murray St OVC 4-5 29.86 157 37 28 38 27 39 25 27 26 26
33 Jacksonville St OVC 5-4 30.14 159 31 34 35 21 38 21 38 26 26
34 Sacramento St BIG SKY 6-4 30.29 160 32 41 29 34 36 29 21 26 26
35 Villanova CAA 6-3 30.43 167 34 33 34 39 28 38 25 25 21
36 Lehigh PL 9-0 31.57 208 25 51 42 37 35 43 55 5 8
37 North Dakota BIG SKY 5-5 32.43 175 38 38 26 33 40 24 43 26 26
38 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 7-2 33.29 185 22 37 55 29 42 41 36 22 26
39 Southern Utah BIG SKY 4-6 33.57 183 42 36 32 40 37 36 34 26 26
40 SF Austin SLC 4-5 33.71 184 43 39 31 42 25 35 37 26 26
41 Montana BIG SKY 5-5 34.57 190 41 32 37 41 41 39 29 26 26
42 The Citadel SOCON 5-4 35.00 193 39 42 39 36 31 37 42 26 26
43T Albany NEC 7-2 38.57 218 33 44 41 44 43 46 53 26 26
43T Coastal Carolina BSO 5-4 38.57 218 44 43 44 43 44 42 47 26 26
45 Portland St BIG SKY 3-6 39.00 221 51 40 43 45 48 45 24 26 26
46 Delaware CAA 5-4 41.00 235 45 48 48 48 46 52 45 26 26
47 UC Davis BIG SKY 3-6 41.71 240 56 46 47 46 50 47 50 26 26
48 Colgate PL 6-3 42.29 244 47 53 45 52 47 58 41 26 26
49T Furman SOCON 3-6 42.57 246 59 52 50 50 45 49 39 26 26
49T N Colorado BIG SKY 3-6 42.57 246 65 54 46 49 49 48 46 26 26
51 Weber St BIG SKY 1-8 45.57 267 78 49 52 61 55 50 48 26 26
52 Maine CAA 3-6 45.71 268 70 47 49 62 56 54 44 26 26
53 Northwestern St SLC 4-5 47.43 280 55 56 57 55 52 57 69 26 26
54 Wagner NEC 6-3 47.86 283 62 55 56 59 51 59 54 26 26
55 Princeton IVY 4-4 48.43 287 49 45 60 66 69 60 52 26 26
56 Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 7-2 48.86 290 46 50 87 47 62 66 65 26 26
57 SE Louisiana SLC 3-6 49.71 296 69 72 51 51 53 44 90 26 26
58 Elon SOCON 3-6 51.00 305 73 63 59 63 58 56 62 26 26
59 South Dakota MVFC 1-8 51.14 306 82 60 53 65 67 55 59 26 26
60 W Illinois MVFC 3-6 51.57 309 66 79 54 56 57 51 76 26 26
61 Brown IVY 5-3 51.71 310 60 62 61 69 61 63 63 26 26
62 San Diego PFL 5-3 53.14 320 58 59 65 78 54 72 66 26 26
63 Delaware St MEAC 5-4 53.43 322 52 64 81 60 65 69 64 26 26
64 SE Missouri St OVC 3-6 54.00 326 75 65 62 54 87 53 70 26 26
65 NC Central MEAC 6-3 54.14 327 61 67 73 53 70 62 67 26 26
66 Alabama St SWAC 6-3 54.71 331 48 57 96 58 79 80 57 26 26
67 S Carolina St MEAC 4-5 54.86 332 54 68 83 57 60 73 74 26 26
68T Fordham PL 5-4 55.00 333 57 69 67 67 66 64 73 26 26
68T William & Mary CAA 2-7 55.00 333 85 58 58 79 73 65 51 26 26
70 Dartmouth IVY 5-3 55.71 338 64 75 66 74 64 70 61 26 26
71 Tennessee Tech OVC 2-7 56.29 342 84 61 68 68 90 61 56 26 26
72 Cornell IVY 4-4 57.71 352 72 70 70 75 72 68 68 26 26
73 Drake PFL 6-3 58.29 356 53 71 71 77 63 74 91 26 26
74 Monmouth NEC 4-4 59.00 361 77 66 64 76 80 71 71 26 26
75 Liberty BSO 4-5 61.00 375 76 77 80 73 71 78 60 26 26
76 NC A&T MEAC 5-4 61.71 380 68 74 91 72 85 81 58 26 26
77 Penn IVY 4-4 62.43 385 80 83 63 80 78 75 72 26 26
78 Alabama A&M SWAC 7-2 63.43 392 50 73 102 64 82 84 89 26 26
79T Lafayette PL 5-4 64.71 401 79 81 69 82 83 76 87 26 26
79T Duquesne NEC 5-4 64.71 401 83 76 76 87 81 82 79 26 26
79T Lamar SLC 3-7 64.71 401 86 89 74 84 77 77 77 26 26
82 Jackson St SWAC 5-4 65.00 403 71 80 104 71 75 93 84 26 26
83T Howard MEAC 6-3 65.29 405 67 84 100 70 76 90 85 26 26
83T W Carolina SOCON 1-9 65.29 405 93 82 77 83 88 67 75 26 26
85 Butler PFL 8-2 66.14 411 63 94 78 86 68 85 99 26 26
86T Jacksonville PFL 6-3 67.57 421 74 90 79 90 59 88 101 26 26
86T Nicholls St SLC 1-7 67.57 421 90 85 72 89 74 83 95 26 26
88 Georgetown PL 4-5 68.29 426 88 86 75 85 92 79 88 26 26
89 Florida A&M MEAC 3-6 69.14 432 81 78 105 81 89 101 80 26 26
90 Dayton PFL 5-5 71.29 447 87 88 86 93 84 94 93 26 26
91 Morgan St MEAC 3-6 71.86 451 89 87 98 88 102 89 81 26 26
92 Gardner Webb BSO 2-7 72.14 453 91 93 92 91 86 87 92 26 26
93 St Francis NEC 3-6 73.29 461 94 91 82 94 91 91 94 26 26
94 Georgia St CAA 1-9 74.86 472 108 95 93 96 93 95 82 26 26
95 Robert Morris NEC 3-6 75.86 479 96 100 85 97 94 96 96 26 26
96 Bucknell PL 2-7 77.00 487 98 98 94 103 98 99 78 26 26
97 Idaho St BIG SKY 1-8 77.57 491 111 101 88 95 96 86 114 26 26
98 Austin Peay OVC 1-8 78.00 494 103 92 107 92 100 92 110 26 26
99 Bryant NEC 3-6 78.71 499 112 107 84 107 99 100 86 26 26
100 Holy Cross PL 1-8 79.29 503 107 97 95 109 107 97 83 26 26
101 Charleston So BSO 4-5 79.57 505 92 114 103 98 95 105 104 26 26
102 Central Conn NEC 2-6 79.86 507 105 105 89 102 97 98 105 26 26
103 Sacred Heart NEC 2-7 80.14 509 109 99 90 106 103 104 97 26 26
104 Marist PFL 3-5 80.43 511 95 96 101 113 105 106 103 26 26
105 Hampton MEAC 2-6 82.29 524 101 106 110 100 110 107 100 26 26
106 Norfolk St MEAC 3-7 82.43 525 99 109 109 101 101 108 106 26 26
107T Columbia IVY 2-6 82.86 528 100 110 99 110 106 102 112 26 26
107T Prairie View SWAC 3-6 82.86 528 102 108 113 104 104 110 102 26 26
109 Southern SWAC 3-6 83.57 533 97 102 114 99 112 109 111 26 26
110 Morehead St PFL 3-6 84.29 538 104 104 106 117 113 111 98 26 26
111 Yale IVY 2-6 84.43 539 110 111 97 108 114 103 107 26 26
112 MS Valley St SWAC 3-6 86.71 555 106 103 115 111 116 114 109 26 26
113T Alcorn St SWAC 3-6 87.71 562 113 112 116 105 108 113 116 26 26
113T Rhode Island CAA 0-9 87.71 562 117 113 108 115 111 115 108 26 26
115 VMI BSO 2-7 88.00 564 114 115 111 112 109 112 115 26 26
116 Presbyterian BSO 2-7 89.71 576 115 117 112 116 115 117 113 26 26
117 TX Southern SWAC 2-7 90.86 584 116 116 118 114 118 116 118 26 26
118 Savannah St MEAC 1-8 92.14 593 118 119 120 118 117 118 120 26 26
119 Grambling SWAC 1-8 92.29 594 119 118 121 119 119 119 117 26 26
120 Davidson PFL 1-8 93.14 600 120 121 117 120 121 120 119 26 26
121 Valparaiso PFL 1-8 93.57 603 121 120 119 121 120 121 121 26 26
122 Campbell PFL 1-8 94.57 610 122 122 122 122 122 122 122 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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