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10/20/08 Gridiron Power Index (GPI), James Madison Stays at No. 1

floated rightThe Gridiron Power Index (GPI), the index ranking for the NCAA Division I FCS and a top indicator of at-large playoff selection continues with James Madison in the top spot again this week. No other team has been ranked No. 1 this year in the GPI.

The Colonial Athletic Association, the largest league in the FCS has seven teams in the top 25; the Southern Conference has five; the Missouri Valley Football Conference placed four; the Big Sky has three; the Great West Football and the Southland Conferences have two each; and the Ohio Valley Conference plus the Ivy League have one each.

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10/20/2008 GPI Top 25
1. James Madison (1.00)
2. Villanova (4.25)
3. Montana (4.75)
4. Appalachian St (5.00)
5. Richmond (5.38)
6. Cal Poly (5.50)
7. Elon (8.13)
8. Wofford (9.13)
9. Weber St (9.38)
10. New Hampshire (10.25)
11. Northern Iowa (11.38)
12. N Arizona (12.50)
13. William & Mary (13.13)
14. Cent Arkansas (13.88)
15. W Illinois (14.00)
16. McNeese St (14.38)
17. Massachusetts (15.63)
18. S Illinois (16.38)
19. Furman (17.38)
20T. Harvard (23.00)
20T. Maine (23.00)
22. UC Davis (24.25)
23. Ga Southern (24.88)
24T. S Dakota St (26.13)
24T. Jacksonville St (26.13)

Full GPI Detail

Conference Ranking:
Rank, League, Total Average
1. Colonial Athletic Association (23.28)
2. Southern Conference (30.16)
3. Great West Football Conference (30.90)
4. Big Sky Conference (31.13)
5. Southland Conference (33.68)
6. Missouri Valley Football Conference (36.06)
7. Patriot League (49.18)
8. Ohio Valley Conference (49.78)
9. Ivy League (50.25)
10. Big South Conference (50.72)
11. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (60.66)
12. Northeast Conference (65.89)
13. Southwestern Athletic Conference (69.64)
14. Pioneer Football League (74.13)
15. Independents (79.28)

Conference Ranking Detail:
1. Colonial Athletic Association (23.28)
1. James Madison (1.00)
2. Villanova (4.25)
5. Richmond (5.38)
10. New Hampshire (10.25)
13. William & Mary (13.13)
17. Massachusetts (15.63)
20T. Maine (23.00)
28. Northeastern (27.50)
36T. Delaware (34.00)
45. Hofstra (37.88)
68. Rhode Island (51.88)
75. Towson (55.50)

2. Southern Conference (30.16)
4. Appalachian St (5.00)
7. Elon (8.13)
8. Wofford (9.13)
19. Furman (17.38)
23. Ga Southern (24.88)
48. Citadel (38.50)
50. Samford (39.38)
81. W Carolina (61.63)
93. Chattanooga (67.38)

3. Great West Football Conference (30.90)
6. Cal Poly (5.50)
22. UC Davis (24.25)
34. North Dakota (33.75)
41. Southern Utah (36.25)
72T. South Dakota (54.75)

4. Big Sky Conference (31.13)
3. Montana (4.75)
9. Weber St (9.38)
12. N Arizona (12.50)
26T. E Washington (26.25)
36T. Sacramento St (34.00)
39T. Montana St (36.00)
56. N Colorado (44.13)
59. Portland St (45.50)
94. Idaho St (67.63)

5. Southland Conference (33.68)
14. Cent Arkansas (13.88)
16. McNeese St (14.38)
29. Sam Houston St (29.00)
38. SE Louisiana (35.50)
39T. Texas St (36.00)
43. SF Austin (36.88)
52. Northwestern St (40.63)
86. Nicholls St (63.13)

6. Missouri Valley Football Conference (36.06)
11. Northern Iowa (11.38)
15. W Illinois (14.00)
18. S Illinois (16.38)
24T. S Dakota St (26.13)
33. N Dakota St (30.88)
35. Missouri St (33.88)
66. Illinois St (51.38)
78. Youngstown St (58.13)
116. Indiana St (82.38)

7. Patriot League (49.18)
26T. Lafayette (26.25)
46. Holy Cross (38.13)
47. Colgate (38.25)
64. Lehigh (50.00)
69. Fordham (53.13)
85. Bucknell (62.50)
107. Georgetown (76.00)

8. Ohio Valley Conference (49.78)
24T. Jacksonville St (26.13)
31. Tennessee St (29.75)
32. TN Martin (30.63)
57. E Illinois (44.63)
62T. E Kentucky (47.75)
83. Murray St (62.13)
89. Tennessee Tech (65.63)
95. SE Missouri St (68.25)
102. Austin Peay (73.13)

9. Ivy League (50.25)
20T. Harvard (23.00)
51. Brown (39.75)
55. Penn (43.75)
58. Yale (44.88)
62T. Cornell (47.75)
79. Princeton (58.75)
98. Columbia (70.50)
103. Dartmouth (73.63)

10. Big South Conference (50.72)
30. Liberty (29.63)
54. VMI (42.13)
61. Coastal Carolina (47.00)
70. Gardner Webb (54.38)
71. Charleston So (54.63)
77. Stony Brook (56.88)
96T. Presbyterian (70.38)

11. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (60.66)
42. Hampton (36.38)
44. S Carolina St (37.50)
60. Florida A&M (46.38)
72T. Delaware St (54.75)
76. Bethune-Cookman (56.25)
87. Morgan St (63.25)
91. Norfolk St (66.50)
111. Howard (80.00)
117. W Salem St (82.75)
118T. NC A&T (82.88)

12. Northeast Conference (65.89)
49. Albany (38.88)
65. Central Conn (50.25)
82. Monmouth (61.75)
88. Sacred Heart (64.13)
99. Duquesne (71.25)
105T. Robert Morris (75.50)
109. Wagner (78.38)
124. St Francis (87.00)

13. Southwestern Athletic Conference (69.64)
53. Grambling (41.00)
74. Southern (55.13)
80. Prairie View (60.75)
92. Jackson St (66.75)
96T. Alabama A&M (70.38)
104. Alcorn St (74.88)
105T. Alabama St (75.50)
114. TX Southern (81.00)
121. Ark Pine Bluff (85.13)
123. MS Valley St (85.88)

14. Pioneer Football League (74.13)
67. San Diego (51.63)
84. Dayton (62.25)
90. Butler (66.25)
100. Jacksonville (71.75)
110. Drake (78.75)
113. Morehead St (80.50)
118T. Davidson (82.88)
122. Valparaiso (85.25)
125. Campbell (87.88)

15. Independents (79.28)
101. Bryant (72.13)
108. Marist (77.38)
112. NC Central (80.25)
115. Iona (82.25)
120. Savannah St (84.38)