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10/19/2009 Gridiron Power Index (GPI), Richmond Remains No. 1

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The Gridiron Power Index (GPI), the index ranking for the NCAA Division I FCS and a top indicator of at-large playoff selection continues with unbeaten and defending Division I National Champion Richmond in the top spot.

The Colonial Athletic Association, the largest league in the FCS has six teams in the top 25; the Big Sky Conference has five; the Missouri Valley Football and the Southland Conferences have three each; the Southern and Great West Conferences have two each; and the Big South, Mid-Eastern Athletic, and Ohio Valley Conferences plus the Patriot League have one each. (Games through 10/19)

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The Final 2009 GPI will be released once all the college football games have been played, in January 2010.

10/19/2009 GPI Top 25
1. Richmond (1.00)
2. Montana (2.25)
3. Villanova (3.25)
4. S Illinois (4.50)
5. William & Mary (4.63)
6. Northern Iowa (5.75)
7. Jacksonville St (9.25)
8. New Hampshire (10.00)
9. Elon (10.50)
10. S Dakota St (11.25)
11. Massachusetts (12.50)
12. Delaware (12.75)
13T. SF Austin (13.50)
13T. S Carolina St (13.50)
15. N Arizona (15.88)
16. Weber St (16.25)
17. Cal Poly SLO (18.75)
18. Appalachian St (20.50)
19. McNeese St (21.25)
20. Cent Arkansas (21.88)
21. Montana St (22.00)
22. E Washington (22.38)
23. UC Davis (22.75)
24. Liberty (22.88)
25. Lafayette (25.00)

Full GPI Detail:
http://www.collegesportingnews.com/stats/writer/GPI/20091019gpi.html

Conference Ranking:
Rank, League, Total Average
1. Colonial Athletic Association (25.41)
2. Great West Conference (27.25)
3. Missouri Valley Football Conference (32.65)
4. Big Sky Conference (33.00)
5. Southern Conference (38.00)
6. Southland Conference (38.97)
7. Ohio Valley Conference (48.10)
8. Big South Conference (53.36)
9. Patriot League (53.84)
10. Ivy League (54.27)
11. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (55.27)
12. Southwestern Athletic Conference (59.38)
13. Northeast Conference (66.11)
14. Independents (79.38)
15. Pioneer Football League (82.79)

Conference Ranking Detail:
Rank, League/School, Total Average
1. Colonial Athletic Association (25.41)
1. Richmond (1.00)
3. Villanova (3.25)
5. William & Mary (4.63)
8. New Hampshire (10.00)
11. Massachusetts (12.50)
12. Delaware (12.75)
28. James Madison (26.13)
33. Hofstra (29.00)
38T. Maine (33.38)
65. Towson (49.50)
75. Rhode Island (57.00)
88T. Northeastern (65.75)

2. Great West Conference (27.25)
17. Cal Poly SLO (18.75)
23. UC Davis (22.75)
32. Southern Utah (28.88)
35. North Dakota (31.50)
40. South Dakota (34.38)

3. Missouri Valley Football Conference (32.65)
4. S Illinois (4.50)
6. Northern Iowa (5.75)
10. S Dakota St (11.25)
26T. Missouri St (25.88)
36. Youngstown St (31.75)
51. Illinois St (42.00)
53. W Illinois (44.38)
57. N Dakota St (47.38)
114. Indiana St (81.00)

4. Big Sky Conference (33.00)
2. Montana (2.25)
15. N Arizona (15.88)
16. Weber St (16.25)
21. Montana St (22.00)
22. E Washington (22.38)
55. Sacramento St (46.63)
61. Portland St (48.63)
66T. N Colorado (50.00)
101. Idaho St (73.00)

5. Southern Conference (38.00)
9. Elon (10.50)
18. Appalachian St (20.50)
26T. Furman (25.88)
30. Ga Southern (28.13)
44. Chattanooga (36.88)
56. Samford (47.00)
70. Wofford (51.50)
73. The Citadel (55.00)
91. W Carolina (66.63)

6. Southland Conference (38.97)
13T. SF Austin (13.50)
19. McNeese St (21.25)
20. Cent Arkansas (21.88)
38T. SE Louisiana (33.88)
47. Texas St (38.50)
62. Sam Houston St (48.75)
92T. Nicholls St (67.00)
92T. Northwestern St (67.00)

7. Ohio Valley Conference (48.10)
7. Jacksonville St (9.25)
34. E Illinois (30.63)
37. E Kentucky (32.00)
63T. Tennessee Tech (49.13)
77. Murray St (57.75)
78. Tennessee St (59.50)
79. Austin Peay (60.38)
80. TN Martin (61.00)
102. SE Missouri St (73.25)

8. Big South Conference (53.36)
24. Liberty (22.88)
49. Gardner Webb (40.88)
54. Stony Brook (44.88)
69. Coastal Car (50.25)
85. Charleston So (64.00)
95. VMI (68.50)
117. Presbyterian (82.13)

9. Patriot League (53.84)
25. Lafayette (25.00)
29. Colgate (28.00)
45. Holy Cross (37.38)
72. Fordham (54.13)
100. Lehigh (72.25)
105T. Bucknell (74.75)
121. Georgetown (85.38)

10. Ivy League (54.27)
41. Penn (34.75)
50. Harvard (41.00)
52. Brown (43.38)
58. Columbia (47.75)
74. Yale (55.13)
82. Cornell (62.25)
104. Princeton (74.50)
107. Dartmouth (75.38)

11. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (55.27)
13T. S Carolina St (13.50)
31. Florida A&M (28.63)
59T. Norfolk St (48.25)
63T. Morgan St (49.13)
76. Delaware St (57.13)
81. Hampton (61.63)
87. NC A&T (64.88)
98. Bethune-Cookman (71.75)
110. Howard (77.25)
111. W Salem St (80.50)

12. Southwestern Athletic Conference (59.38)
42. Prairie View (36.00)
48. Grambling (38.63)
59T. Alabama A&M (48.25)
66T. Alcorn St (50.00)
71. Southern Univ (53.88)
88T. TX Southern (65.75)
94. Ark Pine Bluff (67.63)
99. Jackson St (71.88)
112. Alabama St (80.63)
115. MS Valley St (81.13)

13. Northeast Conference (66.11)
43. Central Conn (36.13)
46. Albany NY (37.63)
83. Bryant (62.50)
84. Monmouth NJ (62.88)
103. Wagner (74.00)
108. Duquesne (75.88)
113. Sacred Heart (80.75)
116. Robert Morris (81.38)
120. St Francis PA (83.88)

14. Independents (79.38)
96. Old Dominion (68.88)
118. NC Central (82.25)
124. Savannah St (87.00)

15. Pioneer Football League (82.79)
68. Drake (50.13)
86. Dayton (64.25)
90. Butler (66.00)
97. San Diego (69.50)
105T. Marist (74.75)
109. Jacksonville (76.63)
119. Davidson (83.63)
122. Morehead St (86.13)
123. Valparaiso (86.88)
125. Campbell (87.25)