North Dakota State solidly at No. 1 in the 11/12/12 Gridiron Power Index (GPI)
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North Dakota State is still the one, #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 of the components have the Bison on top.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference has seven teams in the top 25; the Colonial Athletic Association has five; the Big Sky Conference has four; the Southern and Ohio Valley Conferences have three each; the Southland Conference has two; and the Big South Conference has one. (Games through 11/10/12)

For conference average rankings, the Missouri Valley Football Conference widened their lead in first with the Big Sky Conference jumping the Southern at two and three. The Southland and Ohio Valley Conferences are in fourth and fifth with the Colonial Athletic Association 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 (9) MVFC 9-1 1.00 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Montana St BSC 9-1 2.29 12 2 4 3 2 2 2 3 2 2
3 Sam Houston St SLC 8-2 3.14 16 5 2 2 4 3 6 2 3 3
4 E Washington BSC 8-2 5.00 25 3 6 6 3 5 5 6 5 5
5 Ga Southern SC 8-2 7.00 37 4 8 14 5 6 16 4 6 6
6 Illinois St MVFC 8-2 8.29 36 6 10 7 6 4 7 11 11 11
7 Indiana St MVFC 7-3 10.14 34 11 3 4 8 14 3 8 19 18
8 Cent Arkansas SLC 8-2 10.57 54 12 12 8 11 11 8 24 10 10
9 S Dakota St MVFC 7-3 11.43 36 9 7 5 7 8 4 9 23 21
10 Cal Poly BSC 8-2 11.86 48 7 9 10 10 13 12 5 18 17
11 Old Dominion CAA 9-1 12.14 77 14 20 12 18 9 19 14 4 4
12 Northern Arizona BSC 8-2 13.00 61 15 13 9 14 10 9 23 15 15
13 Appalachian St SC 8-3 13.14 76 10 25 18 15 7 18 15 8 8
14 Wofford SC 8-2 15.00 87 16 19 22 13 12 20 19 9 9
15 E Kentucky OVC 8-3 15.14 67 8 15 17 12 21 13 10 17 22
16 E Illinois OVC 7-3 17.43 72 13 14 16 9 19 10 28 25 25
17 S Illinois MVFC 5-5 18.71 79 24 11 11 16 23 11 18 26 26
18 New Hampshire CAA 8-2 20.29 128 22 31 19 26 15 32 30 7 7
19 Northern Iowa MVFC 4-6 20.43 91 35 5 15 23 29 17 7 26 26
20 Towson CAA 6-4 20.57 109 25 22 21 24 17 34 12 16 19
21 Youngstown St MVFC 6-4 21.00 95 28 16 13 20 16 15 37 26 26
22 Villanova CAA 7-3 21.43 113 23 23 20 28 20 27 13 21 16
23 Stony Brook BSo 9-2 23.00 136 17 21 30 31 26 28 33 13 12
24 Richmond CAA 7-3 23.14 122 26 17 25 29 24 26 21 20 20
25 TN Martin OVC 7-3 25.00 123 19 26 28 17 33 14 39 26 26
26 Samford SC 7-3 26.00 130 20 34 31 22 18 31 26 26 26
27 James Madison CAA 7-3 26.29 157 33 27 32 38 22 36 29 14 13
28 Tennessee St OVC 8-2 27.00 140 18 33 39 19 25 24 47 26 23
29 Southern Utah BSC 5-6 27.14 138 31 30 23 27 31 23 27 26 26
30 Chattanooga SC 5-5 28.00 144 37 24 33 25 27 35 16 26 26
31 Sacramento St BSC 6-4 28.29 146 30 41 26 33 32 25 20 26 26
32 McNeese St SLC 6-4 29.14 152 32 28 29 34 28 29 35 26 26
33T Jacksonville St OVC 6-4 30.14 159 29 37 35 21 37 21 45 26 26
33T Missouri St MVFC 3-7 30.14 159 43 29 27 35 38 30 22 26 26
35 Harvard Ivy 7-2 31.00 167 27 18 43 43 36 48 17 24 26
36 North Dakota BSC 5-5 31.43 168 39 38 24 32 35 22 46 26 26
37 Montana BSC 5-5 32.57 176 41 32 34 39 34 37 25 26 26
38 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 8-2 32.71 183 21 35 53 30 42 42 34 22 24
39 Murray St OVC 4-6 34.71 191 42 36 36 36 51 33 41 26 26
40 Coastal Carolina BSo 6-4 36.14 201 38 39 45 40 43 41 32 26 26
41 The Citadel SC 6-4 36.43 203 40 48 40 37 30 38 55 26 26
42 Lehigh PL 9-1 36.86 232 36 55 49 42 39 47 59 12 14
43 Albany NEC 8-2 37.00 207 34 46 37 41 40 43 56 26 26
44 SF Austin SLC 4-6 38.29 216 47 45 38 44 41 39 52 26 26
45 Colgate PL 7-3 39.57 225 44 49 41 46 45 51 40 26 26
46 Portland St BSC 3-7 39.71 226 59 40 46 47 48 45 36 26 26
47 N Colorado BSC 4-6 40.14 229 52 51 42 45 47 44 42 26 26
48 UC Davis BSC 3-7 41.29 237 53 44 48 49 50 46 43 26 26
49 Delaware CAA 5-5 41.57 239 46 47 50 52 44 52 44 26 26
50 Maine CAA 4-6 42.57 246 55 42 47 54 53 50 31 26 26
51 Furman SC 3-7 44.29 258 60 50 54 51 49 54 38 26 26
52 SE Louisiana SLC 4-6 45.29 265 58 69 44 48 46 40 70 26 26
53 Princeton Ivy 5-4 47.14 278 50 43 57 62 69 59 50 26 26
54 Wagner NEC 7-3 47.57 281 51 57 52 57 55 60 60 26 26
55 Tennessee Tech OVC 3-7 48.57 288 66 53 62 53 89 49 54 26 26
56 South Dakota MVFC 1-9 49.86 297 78 56 51 69 64 55 53 26 26
57 Weber St BSC 1-9 50.29 300 77 54 55 65 70 56 49 26 26
58 Northwestern St SLC 4-6 51.14 306 70 61 61 61 52 58 65 26 26
59 Brown Ivy 6-3 51.43 308 61 59 60 66 61 64 62 26 26
60 Liberty BSo 5-5 51.57 309 62 64 64 60 62 61 51 26 26
61 Ark Pine Bluff SWAC 8-2 52.14 313 45 58 88 50 63 68 74 26 26
62T Penn Ivy 5-4 53.29 321 67 71 59 75 59 65 57 26 26
62T William & Mary CAA 2-8 53.29 321 82 52 58 78 67 66 48 26 26
64 Fordham PL 6-4 53.43 322 54 68 63 63 65 63 69 26 26
65 Delaware St MEAC 6-4 54.14 327 49 65 77 58 68 69 67 26 26
66 San Diego PFL 6-3 54.29 328 68 60 65 77 56 71 64 26 26
67T Drake PFL 7-3 54.43 329 57 66 66 73 54 67 78 26 26
67T SE Missouri St OVC 3-7 54.43 329 72 63 68 55 82 53 71 26 26
69 W Illinois MVFC 3-7 54.57 330 73 81 56 59 60 57 85 26 26
70 Elon SC 3-7 54.71 331 76 70 67 71 58 62 61 26 26
71T Alabama St SWAC 7-3 55.57 337 48 62 93 56 76 77 66 26 26
71T NC A&T MEAC 6-4 55.57 337 56 67 86 70 72 70 58 26 26
73 NC Central MEAC 6-4 59.00 361 69 72 81 64 78 74 68 26 26
74 Dartmouth Ivy 5-4 60.71 373 74 75 72 83 74 78 63 26 26
75 S Carolina St MEAC 4-6 61.14 376 63 73 87 67 85 79 72 26 26
76 Lamar SLC 4-7 61.57 379 81 88 69 79 71 72 76 26 26
77 Jackson St SWAC 6-4 62.00 382 64 79 98 68 80 80 75 26 26
78 Lafayette PL 5-5 64.43 399 83 78 70 81 81 76 89 26 26
79 Georgetown PL 5-5 64.71 401 84 83 71 80 87 73 81 26 26
80T Howard MEAC 6-4 65.86 409 71 86 100 74 73 86 90 26 26
80T Duquesne NEC 5-5 65.86 409 86 77 76 88 84 82 80 26 26
80T Monmouth NEC 4-5 65.86 409 87 74 74 84 92 81 83 26 26
80T W Carolina SC 1-9 65.86 409 94 85 84 82 83 75 73 26 26
84T Alabama A&M SWAC 7-3 66.14 411 65 80 105 72 79 87 93 26 26
84T Florida A&M MEAC 4-6 66.14 411 75 76 102 76 88 92 79 26 26
86 Jacksonville PFL 7-3 66.57 414 79 89 75 86 66 85 104 26 26
87 Cornell Ivy 4-5 67.71 422 88 82 80 85 91 83 84 26 26
88 St Francis NEC 4-6 68.29 426 89 84 73 87 90 84 82 26 26
89 Dayton PFL 6-5 69.00 431 85 87 78 90 77 91 91 26 26
90 Butler PFL 8-3 69.57 435 80 94 82 89 75 90 112 26 26
91 Charleston So BSo 5-5 72.71 457 90 112 91 91 86 93 92 26 26
92 Nicholls St SLC 1-8 74.14 467 98 92 85 96 57 97 97 26 26
93 Robert Morris NEC 4-6 74.43 469 92 95 79 94 95 94 94 26 26
94 Norfolk St MEAC 4-7 76.14 481 91 98 106 92 98 102 88 26 26
95 Bryant NEC 4-6 76.29 482 97 108 83 103 97 98 87 26 26
96 Gardner Webb BSo 2-8 77.14 488 96 101 101 95 94 96 100 26 26
97 Georgia St CAA 1-10 77.43 490 106 97 96 101 93 101 95 26 26
98 Austin Peay OVC 1-9 77.86 493 102 90 108 93 100 89 109 26 26
99T Columbia Ivy 3-6 78.00 494 95 107 89 104 99 95 101 26 26
99T Idaho St BSC 1-9 78.00 494 105 104 90 99 96 88 114 26 26
101T Morgan St MEAC 3-7 78.86 500 93 96 104 97 106 100 103 26 26
101T Holy Cross PL 1-9 78.86 500 109 91 92 111 109 99 77 26 26
103T Bucknell PL 2-8 80.86 514 107 100 95 108 107 105 86 26 26
103T Hampton MEAC 2-7 80.86 514 101 99 110 98 112 106 96 26 26
105 Marist PFL 3-6 82.29 524 103 93 103 113 108 108 102 26 26
106 Central Conn NEC 2-7 82.71 527 111 109 94 107 101 104 106 26 26
107 Southern Univ SWAC 3-7 83.57 533 100 103 114 100 116 109 107 26 26
108 Sacred Heart NEC 2-8 83.71 534 114 105 97 112 111 107 99 26 26
109 Yale Ivy 2-7 84.14 537 113 111 99 110 103 103 110 26 26
110 MS Valley St SWAC 4-6 85.14 544 99 106 113 105 110 112 111 26 26
111 Morehead St PFL 3-7 85.43 546 112 102 107 117 114 111 98 26 26
112T Alcorn St SWAC 4-6 86.14 551 104 113 116 102 105 113 116 26 26
112T Prairie View SWAC 3-7 86.14 551 108 110 115 106 113 114 105 26 26
112T VMI BSo 2-8 86.14 551 110 115 109 109 102 110 113 26 26
115 Rhode Island CAA 0-10 88.14 565 116 114 112 115 104 116 108 26 26
116 Presbyterian BSo 2-8 89.43 574 115 118 111 114 115 115 115 26 26
117 TX Southern SWAC 2-8 91.29 587 117 116 119 116 118 117 119 26 26
118 Savannah St MEAC 1-9 92.14 593 118 119 120 118 117 120 118 26 26
119 Grambling SWAC 1-9 92.29 594 119 117 121 119 121 118 117 26 26
120 Davidson PFL 2-8 92.86 598 120 120 117 120 119 119 120 26 26
121 Valparaiso PFL 1-9 93.71 604 121 121 118 121 120 121 121 26 26
122 Campbell PFL 1-9 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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