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NDSU finishes third in Gridiron Power Index

The Gridiron Power Index, the index ranking for I-AA/FCS and top indicator of at-large playoff selection, finished the 2006 season with the NCAA Division I national champion Appalachian State in the top spot. The Great West Football Conference wa...

Coach Craig Bohl

The Gridiron Power Index, the index ranking for I-AA/FCS and top indicator of at-large playoff selection, finished the 2006 season with the NCAA Division I national champion Appalachian State in the top spot. The Great West Football Conference was the top-ranked conference of the year. The Atlantic 10, the Big Sky, the Great West and the Gateway Football Conferences all had four teams in the top 25. A look at the final GPI top 25:

Rank, Team Rating

1. Appalachian State 1.00

2. Massachusetts 2.44

3. North Dakota State 3.11

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4. Montana 3.78

5. Youngstown State 4.67

6. James Madison 6.89

7. New Hampshire 7.33

8. Illinois State 8.67

9. Southern Illinois 12.22

10. Portland State 12.44

11. Northern Iowa 14.56

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12. Cal Poly 14.89

13. Montana State 15.44

14. UC Davis 16.33

15. Princeton 18.11

16. (tie) South Dakota State 18.22

16. (tie) San Diego 18.22

18. (tie) Maine 18.44

18. (tie) Wofford 18.44

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20. Furman 18.89

21. (tie) Yale 21.78

21. (tie) Coastal Carolina 21.78

23. Hampton 22.67

24. Central Arkansas 23.22

25. Northern Arizona 24.00

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