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The 2010 Gridiron Power Index — 11.2

Nov 2, 2010, 4:42 PM EDT

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 9 of the 2010 season.  Villanova’s win over Richmond helped it move up to No. 2 in the poll, while CAA Football still holds a demanding 5.9 point edge in the conference rankings with seven teams in the Top 25.  The College Sporting News released the index Tuesday.

11/02/2010 GPI Top 25
1. Appalachian State (1.50)
2. Villanova (2.50)
3. Delaware (3.375)

4. Jacksonville State (4.00)
5. William and Mary (4.125)
6. Eastern Washington (5.875)
7. New Hampshire (7.50)
8. Wofford (7.625)
9. Stephen F. Austin (9.875)
10. Montana State (12.00)
11. Northern Iowa (13.75)
12. Massachusetts (14.00)
13. Western Illinois (14.375)
14. Montana (16.625)
15. Southeast Missouri State (17.125)
16. Sacramento State (17.50)
17. James Madison (19.375)
18. Chattanooga (20.75)
19. Northern Arizona (21.25)
20. North Dakota State (21.50)
21. Cal Poly SLO (23.75)
22. Richmond (24.125)
23. Southern Utah (24.50)
24. South Dakota State (26.25)
25. Indiana State (26.50)

Conference Ranking:
1. Colonial Athletic Association (22.100)
2. Missouri Valley Football Conference (28.078)
3. Big Sky Conference (28.391)
4. Southern Conference (30.028)
5. Great West Conference (36.375)
6. Southland Conference (41.028)
7. Ohio Valley Conference (44.264)
8. Northeast Conference (52.117)
9. Ivy League (57.406)
10. Southwestern Athletic Conference (61.050)
11. Big South Conference (61.857)
12. Patriot League (64.161)
13. Independents (65.3125)
14. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (67.292)
15. Pioneer Football League (68.738)

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 

  1. ZMan - Nov 2, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Polls suck! William& Mary beat both Nova and Delaware…yet they are both ranked higher? ??

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  2. CAA Football - Nov 2, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    ZMan: We understand the frustration. Polls are different than this rating system…the GPI is comparable to the BCS formula. It involves human polls, margin of victory and some of the computer polls used in the BCS.

    Polls, as well as this GPI rating system, is for fans and media to discuss…especially at the FCS level. The only poll that really matters is the selection committee's rankings throughout its evaluation process and at the end of the season.

    We are looking forward to Nov. 21!

    Thanks for the comment and keep them coming.

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  3. ramroyalty - Nov 7, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    I was at the URI/Villanova game and the rams beat a good nova team in every aspect of the game. It was not that Nova played poorly the Rams cut down on the mistakes on all sides of the ball and played old school football when and were they needed to. Rhode Island football is definitely on the rise.

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  4. CAA Football - Nov 19, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    ramroyalty: URI has definitely improved this year. We are thoroughly impressed by their improvement this season and feel they are indeed on the rise.

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