Week 8, FCS Power Rankings

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The CSM FCS Power Rankings are a simpler way of evaluating the strength of the 125 teams in the Football Championship Subdivision.  It doesn’t work on an overly complicated computer program, although it’s more involved than just a team’s record.
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Each team receives points by winning games and scoring points and are penalized for losses and points allowed.  Depending on the conference level each team belongs to, they also receive a constant points bonus.  This is done for more proper sorting.  Teams in conferences with automatic playoff bids that give scholarships get the largest bonuses.  Those from conferences with automatic playoff bids that do not give or give minimal scholarships, get a lesser bonus.  Lastly, schools from conferences that do not have automatic playoff bids get the smallest bonus.
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Each team is also judged on their schedule, which is part of a three part RPI-style multiplier.  This, in combination with the raw points they score from above, is where a team’s final Power Ranking is derived.  Early on, the numbers may skew the Rankings some, as blowouts or overly strong/weak schedules can make a larger difference.  After about halfway through the season, the Rankings should start settling down into a truer display.
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RANK TEAM RATING W L Prev
1 Eastern Washington 37.57 6 1 1
2 North Dakota State 36.14 6 1 2
3 James Madison 32.15 6 1 4
4 South Dakota State 32.08 5 2 3
5 Chattanooga 31.11 7 1 6
6 Central Arkansas 29.99 6 1 11
7 Lehigh 29.41 6 2 9
8 Sam Houston State 29.08 7 0 12
9 Samford 28.89 6 1 5
10 Richmond 28.40 7 1 10
11 Cal Poly 27.61 5 2 7
12 Montana 27.09 5 2 8
13 Western Illinois 26.24 5 2 14
14 Coastal Carolina 25.41 5 2 15
15 The Citadel 25.24 7 0 16
16 Charleston Southern 25.00 4 2 20
17 San Diego 24.98 6 1 21
18 Liberty 24.45 4 3 31
19 Youngstown State 24.37 5 2 13
20 Northern Iowa 23.53 3 4 32
21 Jacksonville State 23.22 6 1 24
22 Villanova 22.93 6 2 22
23 Albany 22.84 4 3 19
24 South Dakota 21.76 4 3 29
25 Fordham 21.70 5 2 26
26 Sacred Heart 21.56 6 1 17
27 North Dakota 21.53 6 2 25
28 Tennessee State 21.24 5 2 18
29 Northern Arizona 20.88 4 4 35
30 Princeton 20.38 4 2 30
31 Stony Brook 20.23 5 2 38
32 Wofford 20.21 4 3 37
33 Illinois State 19.24 3 5 28
34 Mercer 19.21 4 3 33
35 Harvard 19.21 5 1 36
36 Penn 19.18 4 2 46
37 Eastern Illinois 19.12 5 3 23
38 Kennesaw State 18.81 5 2 53
39 Colgate 18.53 2 4 43
40 Gardner-Webb 18.49 4 4 39
41 Southern Utah 18.16 3 4 40
42 New Hampshire 17.93 5 3 34
43 Tennessee-Martin 17.90 4 4 27
44 North Carolina A&T 17.40 6 1 47
45 Indiana State 17.24 4 4 42
46 Lamar 17.16 3 4 44
47 Southeastern Louisiana 17.09 4 3 55
48 Furman 16.90 1 6 49
49 Virginia Military 16.62 3 4 51
50 Duquesne 16.52 4 3 41
51 Maine 16.41 4 3 45
52 Weber State 16.18 5 2 60
53 Nicholls State 16.12 3 4 50
54 Grambling State 15.84 4 2 54
55 Dayton 15.25 6 2 63
56 Holy Cross 14.70 3 5 52
57 Georgetown 14.59 3 4 59
58 McNeese State 14.56 4 4 66
59 St. Francis 14.52 5 3 65
60 Monmouth 14.27 4 4 56
61 Northern Colorado 14.07 4 3 68
62 Missouri State 13.85 3 4 48
63 Tennessee Tech 13.55 3 5 64
64 Southern 13.41 4 2 69
65 Towson 13.24 1 6 57
66 William & Mary 13.23 3 4 61
67 Delaware 12.74 2 5 62
68 Marist 12.73 4 3 71
69 Cornell 12.72 3 3 58
70 Montana State 12.68 2 6 74
71 Bucknell 12.43 3 4 79
72 Stetson 12.42 4 3 90
73 UC Davis 12.34 2 6 72
74 Jacksonville 12.18 3 3 88
75 Eastern Kentucky 12.11 2 5 67
76 Southern Illinois 12.06 2 5 75
77 Portland State 11.90 2 5 73
78 Stephen F. Austin 11.75 3 4 81
79 North Carolina Central 11.58 6 2 80
80 Abilene Christian 11.45 1 7 86
81 Western Carolina 11.35 1 6 82
82 Campbell 11.14 3 3 77
83 Wagner 10.58 4 3 78
84 Southeast Missouri State 10.16 2 5 76
85 Dartmouth 10.07 3 3 70
86 Northwestern State 9.51 1 6 84
87 Bryant 9.49 3 4 101
88 Butler 9.47 3 4 87
89 Morehead State 9.20 2 6 89
90 Elon 8.91 2 5 91
91 Murray State 8.80 2 5 102
92 East Tennessee State 8.60 3 4 97
93 Brown 8.59 2 4 104
94 Houston Baptist 8.48 2 5 85
95 Prairie View A&M 8.36 4 3 83
96 Idaho State 7.93 2 5 100
97 Lafayette 7.46 1 7 92
98 Alcorn State 7.20 3 3 95
99 Columbia 6.80 2 4 106
100 Texas Southern 6.66 3 4 93
101 Valparaiso 6.45 3 5 94
102 Drake 6.35 3 4 103
103 Austin Peay 6.30 0 7 110
104 Rhode Island 6.19 1 7 107
105 South Carolina State 5.98 3 3 115
106 Central Connecticut State 5.71 1 6 111
107 Yale 5.71 1 5 96
108 Davidson 5.64 2 6 105
109 Incarnate Word 5.57 1 6 98
110 Hampton 5.37 3 4 99
111 Alabama State 5.10 2 5 109
112 Jackson State 5.01 3 4 113
113 Bethune-Cookman 4.50 1 5 116
114 Alabama A&M 4.50 2 5 112
115 Presbyterian 4.30 2 5 108
116 Sacramento State 3.58 1 7 114
117 Morgan State 2.09 2 4 117
118 Robert Morris 1.81 1 7 119
119 Norfolk State 1.68 1 6 118
120 Florida A&M 1.55 3 5 121
121 Howard 0.97 1 7 120
122 Arkansas-Pine Bluff -0.28 1 6 122
123 Delaware State -0.58 0 7 123
124 Savannah State -1.90 1 4 125
125 Mississippi Valley State -2.04 0 8 124