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11/10/08 Gridiron Power Index (GPI), James Madison Locked 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 six; the Missouri Valley Football and the Big Sky Conferences have four each; the Southland Conference has two; and the Great West Football Conference and the Ivy League have one each. (Games through 11/8)

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11/10/2008 GPI Top 25
1. James Madison (1.00)
2. Appalachian St (2.63)
3. Montana (3.88)
4. Villanova (4.63)
5. Richmond (5.25)
6. Cal Poly (5.75)
7. Weber St (6.50)
8. Northern Iowa (8.13)
9. Wofford (9.88)
10. William & Mary (10.00)
11. New Hampshire (11.13)
12. Elon (11.88)
13. S Illinois (13.38)
14. Furman (14.75)
15. Massachusetts (15.63)
16. Maine (16.00)
17. Cent Arkansas (16.38)
18. McNeese St (18.75)
19. Harvard (19.75)
20. Montana St (22.63)
21. N Arizona (23.25)
22. S Dakota St (24.25)
23. Samford (24.88)
24. Ga Southern (25.00)
25. W Illinois (25.38)

Full GPI Detail

Conference Ranking:
Rank, League, Total Average
1. Colonial Athletic Association (22.29)
2. Southern Conference (27.75)
3. Big Sky Conference (29.79)
4. Southland Conference (33.21)
5. Great West Football Conference (34.05)
6. Missouri Valley Football Conference (38.86)
7. Ivy League (47.61)
8. Patriot League (47.86)
9. Big South Conference (48.91)
10. Ohio Valley Conference (52.09)
11. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (60.79)
12. Northeast Conference (66.69)
13. Southwestern Athletic Conference (70.14)
14. Pioneer Football League (75.13)
15. Independents (79.13)

Conference Ranking Detail:
1. Colonial Athletic Association (22.29)
1. James Madison (1.00)
4. Villanova (4.63)
5. Richmond (5.25)
10. William & Mary (10.00)
11. New Hampshire (11.13)
15. Massachusetts (15.63)
16. Maine (16.00)
27. Delaware (26.00)
38. Northeastern (32.88)
48T. Hofstra (40.00)
68. Rhode Island (52.38)
69. Towson (52.63)

2. Southern Conference (27.75)
2. Appalachian St (2.63)
9. Wofford (9.88)
12. Elon (11.88)
14. Furman (14.75)
23. Samford (24.88)
24. Ga Southern (25.00)
47. The Citadel (38.63)
70T. W Carolina (52.88)
96. Chattanooga (69.25)

3. Big Sky Conference (29.79)
3. Montana (3.88)
7. Weber St (6.50)
20. Montana St (22.63)
21. N Arizona (23.25)
26. E Washington (25.50)
31. Sacramento St (28.38)
51. Portland St (41.13)
64T. N Colorado (49.75)
92. Idaho St (67.13)

4. Southland Conference (33.21)
17. Cent Arkansas (16.38)
18. McNeese St (18.75)
36T. Sam Houston St (32.00)
39. Northwestern St (33.38)
40. Texas St (34.50)
52. Nicholls St (41.25)
55. SF Austin (44.38)
56. SE Louisiana (45.00)

5. Great West Football Conference (34.05)
6. Cal Poly (5.75)
33T. UC Davis (31.00)
45. Southern Utah (36.25)
59. South Dakota (48.38)
61. North Dakota (48.88)

6. Missouri Valley Football Conference (38.86)
8. Northern Iowa (8.13)
13. S Illinois (13.38)
22. S Dakota St (24.25)
25. W Illinois (25.38)
35. N Dakota St (31.25)
62. Missouri St (49.00)
78. Illinois St (57.13)
80. Youngstown St (59.25)
115. Indiana St (82.00)

7. Ivy League (47.61)
19. Harvard (19.75)
41. Brown (34.75)
46. Penn (38.25)
48T. Yale (40.00)
67. Princeton (51.38)
70T. Cornell (52.88)
93. Columbia (68.38)
106. Dartmouth (75.50)

8. Patriot League (47.86)
28. Lafayette (27.50)
29. Colgate (27.75)
32. Holy Cross (30.75)
73. Lehigh (53.00)
77. Fordham (56.13)
90. Bucknell (65.38)
103T. Georgetown (74.50)

9. Big South Conference (48.91)
33T. Liberty (31.00)
54. Coastal Carolina (44.13)
58. Stony Brook (47.63)
60. Charleston So (48.50)
66. Gardner Webb (49.88)
79. VMI (58.63)
84. Presbyterian (62.63)

10. Ohio Valley Conference (52.09)
36T. TN Martin (32.00)
42. Tennessee St (35.38)
43T. Jacksonville St (35.88)
53. E Kentucky (42.63)
64T. E Illinois (49.75)
87. Murray St (64.50)
95. SE Missouri St (68.88)
97. Tennessee Tech (69.50)
98. Austin Peay (70.25)

11. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (60.79)
30. S Carolina St (28.00)
57. Bethune-Cookman (47.25)
63. Florida A&M (49.25)
75T. Morgan St (56.00)
81. Hampton (61.13)
82T. Norfolk St (61.25)
91. Delaware St (66.88)
105. W Salem St (74.75)
112. NC A&T (80.25)
117T. Howard (83.13)

12. Northeast Conference (66.69)
43T. Albany (35.88)
74. Monmouth (55.50)
85. Central Conn (62.75)
86. Sacred Heart (63.38)
100. Robert Morris (71.13)
102. Duquesne (74.25)
120. Wagner (83.88)
123. St Francis PA (86.75)

13. Southwestern Athletic Conference (70.14)
50. Grambling (40.50)
70T. Prairie View (52.88)
82T. Southern (61.25)
94. Jackson St (68.63)
101. Alabama A&M (72.50)
107. Alabama St (76.38)
111. Alcorn St (79.63)
114. TX Southern (81.25)
117T. MS Valley St (83.13)
121. Ark Pine Bluff (85.25)

14. Pioneer Football League (75.13)
75T. Dayton (56.00)
88T. Jacksonville (65.13)
88T. San Diego (65.13)
103T. Butler (74.50)
109. Drake (77.75)
113. Morehead St (80.50)
116. Davidson (82.38)
124. Valparaiso (86.88)
125. Campbell (87.88)

15. Independents (79.13)
99. Bryant (71.00)
108. NC Central (77.38)
110. Marist (78.13)
119. Savannah St (83.75)
122. Iona (85.38)