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Week 7 FCS Football Power Rankings

 
The Madness FCS Power Rankings - Week 7
 
The Madness FCS Power Rankings are a relatively basic power rating system when compared to the highly complex systems involving comparative scoring formulas. This system uses no comparative scoring, so any parallel between this and other ranking systems is purely coincidental. There is also no momentum involved in these rankings, so “What have you done for me lately?” does not apply. Everything is valued as a whole. The objective remains the same though; to create an unbiased mechanism to sort the general strength of the 126 teams within the Football Championship Subdivision.
 
Teams are awarded for Wins and Points Scored, then penalized for Losses and Points Allowed. Teams also receive a ‘Stature Constant’. Teams from the full-scholarship automatic qualifying FCS conferences get the highest value. Non- or less than full-scholarship FCS conference teams get a middle value. And those from non-automatic leagues get the lowest value. This is done to lessen the effects of a superior team in a weak conference from building huge point margins and manipulating the system. This constant has been tweaked since last season.
 
Teams will also gain bonuses for beating FBS teams. This has also been tweaked, giving a little more weight to those who beat Power Five teams as opposed to Group of Five teams. Also, a team will be penalized for losing to a school from a class below FCS (Division II, Division III, NAIA, NCCAA). The final piece of the puzzle is an RPI-style Strength of Schedule multiplier, where teams get bonuses and demerits just for playing teams listed previously in this paragraph.
 
The first rankings will appear after Week 5, September 29. These will be available on the Madness no later than Monday every week from now on. There will also be a final edition released after the FCS Championship game in January. Like most ranking systems, a very strong or weak schedule or huge upsets, one way or the other, can have a drastic impact early on. As the season progresses the numbers, and teams, will sort themselves out and be much truer towards the end. So if the rankings appear a little skewed early on, give it a little time.
 
RANKTEAMRATINGWonLostPrevRANKCONFERENCERATING
1North Dakota State51.236011MISSOURI VALLEY29.92
2Montana48.665122COLONIAL29.30
3James Madison47.086133SOUTHERN25.42
4South Dakota State42.205144BIG SKY25.07
5Central Arkansas38.464285IVY LEAGUE23.22
6Furman37.704276OHIO VALLEY23.20
7Tennessee-Martin36.0342137SOUTHLAND23.10
8Northern Iowa34.803398PATRIOT20.74
9UC Davis34.5234119BIG SOUTH18.86
10Dartmouth34.10403410NORTHEAST15.64
11Villanova34.06611211SOUTHWESTERN12.52
12Weber State33.8242612MID-EASTERN12.49
13Youngstown State33.40421013PIONEER11.77
14New Hampshire32.924232
15Austin Peay32.864220
16Sacramento State32.774236
17Elon32.723428
18South Dakota32.653319
19Wofford32.383214
20Towson31.77335
21Illinois State30.934231
22Southeastern Louisiana29.753318
23Yale29.403115
24Albany29.164349
25Montana State28.955217
26North Dakota28.393316
27Stony Brook28.134335
28Idaho State27.813344
29Sam Houston State27.744323
30Southern Illinois27.502424
31Holy Cross26.463338
32Samford26.463421
33Southeast Missouri State26.443326
34McNeese26.393433
35Fordham25.893458
36Abilene Christian25.743461
37Jacksonville State25.465230
38Columbia25.191325
39Monmouth25.104246
40East Tennessee State24.712442
41Delaware24.693322
42Georgetown24.224227
43Central Connecticut State24.005139
44Richmond23.973365
45Incarnate Word23.814252
46Nicholls23.244237
47Kennesaw State23.175162
48Maine23.012429
49North Carolina A&T22.734163
50San Diego22.663284
51Chattanooga22.563360
52William & Mary22.492440
53The Citadel22.483453
54Harvard22.393159
55Mercer21.952450
56Eastern Washington21.703466
57Murray State21.614357
58Princeton21.574048
59Eastern Kentucky21.553368
60Southern21.483356
61Northern Arizona21.133347
62Dayton21.104151
63Campbell20.764154
64Penn20.552276
65Virginia Military20.524382
66Rhode Island20.511555
67Davidson20.284243
68Cal Poly20.152441
69Portland State20.013375
70Indiana State19.833370
71Duquesne19.563269
72Eastern Illinois19.260778
73Cornell19.061345
74North Alabama18.972464
75Lehigh18.952367
76Lamar18.574386
77Gardner-Webb18.173381
78Bucknell17.991574
79Houston Baptist17.474377
80South Carolina State17.373280
81Idaho17.322573
82Florida A&M17.325189
83Alcorn State17.225272
84Grambling State16.872497
85Missouri State16.551471
86Lafayette16.480694
87Prairie View A&M15.762488
88Tennessee State15.351690
89St. Francis15.233385
90Alabama State15.153396
91Southern Utah15.081695
92Bethune-Cookman14.715199
93Tennessee Tech14.674379
94Arkansas-Pine Bluff14.535293
95Western Illinois14.300691
96Northern Colorado13.951683
97Charleston Southern13.5915103
98Sacred Heart13.583392
99Colgate13.260787
100North Carolina Central13.0725105
101Stephen F. Austin12.711598
102Morehead State12.6033107
103Western Carolina11.4315109
104Robert Morris11.4324116
105Bryant11.3025106
106Marist11.0514104
107Merrimack10.9724108
108Presbyterian10.9306102
109Hampton10.7533101
110Norfolk State10.7525110
111Alabama A&M10.6043100
112Jacksonville10.4524115
113Drake10.4333117
114Mississippi Valley State10.2315112
115Brown10.2213118
116Morgan State9.2415122
117Long Island9.2105111
118Stetson9.1941113
119Northwestern State8.7106120
120Wagner7.8215119
121Delaware State6.5515114
122Howard5.6916121
123Butler4.7915123
124Jackson State4.2915125
125Texas Southern1.2306124
126Valparaiso0.7306126