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The 2010 Gridiron Power Index — 10.27

Oct 27, 2010, 10:53 AM EST

The Gridiron Power Index (GPI), the index ranking for the NCAA Division I FCS and a top indicator of at-large playoff selection released its index after the action of Week 8 of the 2010 season.  Delaware fell out of the top spot after its loss at William and Mary, but shifts in the index show CAA Football with an overwhelming seven among the Top 25.  The College Sporting News released the index Wednesday.

10/27/2010 GPI Top 25
1. Appalachian State (2.125)
T2. Delaware (3.25)
T2. Stephen F. Austin (3.25)
4. Jacksonville State (3.625)
5. William & Mary (4.50)
6. Villanova (4.875)

7. Eastern Washington (7.375)
8. New Hampshire (10.00)
9. Wofford (10.375)
10. Montana (10.50)
11. Montana State (11.375)
12. Chattanooga (14.50)
13. James Madison (14.75)
T14. Northern Arizona (16.25)
T14. Northern Iowa (16.25)
16. Southeast Missouri State (16.875)
17. Western Illinois (17.50)
18. South Dakota State (21.125)
19. Massachusetts (21.625)
20. North Dakota State (22.00)
21. Cal Poly SLO (22.50)
22. Georgia Southern (22.875)
23. Sacramento State (23.50)
T24. Richmond (23.875)
T24. Sam Houston St (23.875)

Conference Ranking:
1. Colonial Athletic Association (22.963)
2. Missouri Valley Football Conference (25.861)
3. Big Sky Conference (27.264)
4. Southern Conference (30.653)
5. Great West Conference (33.80)
6. Southland Conference (40.333)
7. Ohio Valley Conference (43.625)
8. Northeast Conference (52.234)
9. Ivy League (59.50)
10. Southwestern Athletic Conference (60.088)
11. Big South Conference (62.625)
12. Independents (64.375)
13. Patriot League (65.464)
14. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (65.569)
15. Pioneer Football League (69.388)

Full GPI Detail:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?…en&output=html

Conference Ranking Detail:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?…=1&output=html

Column Definitions:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?…=2&output=html