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Week 12 FCS Football Power Rankings

 
The Madness FCS Power Rankings - Week 12
 
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 State48.3311011COLONIAL30.35
2James Madison47.1910122MISSOURI VALLEY29.91
3Montana44.349233SOUTHERN27.16
4South Dakota State41.908364BIG SKY26.61
5Weber State38.838355OHIO VALLEY26.39
6Towson37.847486SOUTHLAND24.97
7Dartmouth37.098147BIG SOUTH24.59
8Monmouth36.8692178IVY LEAGUE24.37
9Austin Peay36.7983129PATRIOT22.65
10Furman36.5974710NORTHEAST19.87
11Central Arkansas36.1183911MID-EASTERN15.59
12Wofford35.85731912SOUTHWESTERN14.74
13Sacramento State35.79831013PIONEER14.71
14Southeastern Louisiana34.717315
15Villanova34.618311
16Northern Iowa33.687413
17Tennessee-Martin33.657416
18Yale33.118133
19Illinois State32.888314
20UC Davis32.825618
21Albany32.297425
22Southeast Missouri State32.018320
23Kennesaw State31.969234
24Montana State31.858327
25Southern Illinois31.237424
26New Hampshire31.135523
27San Diego30.358226
28McNeese30.296528
29Maine30.236529
30North Dakota29.766422
31The Citadel29.616531
32Nicholls29.567437
33Jacksonville State29.216535
34Princeton29.077232
35Sam Houston State29.016521
36Richmond28.445638
37Youngstown State27.885630
38Elon27.814636
39Central Connecticut State27.3310148
40Delaware27.315643
41Chattanooga27.176544
42Eastern Kentucky27.026552
43William & Mary26.274742
44Eastern Washington26.276539
45Campbell26.136441
46North Carolina A&T25.937356
47Abilene Christian25.925640
48South Dakota25.804747
49Holy Cross25.576550
50Stony Brook25.135645
51Samford24.745649
52Harvard24.734546
53Indiana State24.164758
54East Tennessee State23.363859
55Lehigh23.314667
56Florida A&M23.299160
57Dayton23.147362
58South Carolina State22.947371
59Alcorn State22.907372
60Grambling State22.876461
61Tennessee Tech22.666564
62Cal Poly22.662865
63North Alabama22.624666
64Mercer22.624751
65Murray State22.584754
66Georgetown22.405553
67Davidson22.398379
68Lafayette22.263855
69Southern22.097470
70Idaho22.034763
71Sacred Heart21.677481
72Colgate21.474880
73St. Francis21.445676
74Charleston Southern21.365674
75Bucknell21.143786
76Penn21.075483
77Northern Arizona20.774769
78Portland State20.775677
79Cornell20.603692
80Fordham20.443873
81Incarnate Word20.255668
82Idaho State19.813882
83Virginia Military19.644775
84Columbia19.473657
85Houston Baptist19.405687
86Eastern Illinois19.1111088
87Lamar19.044784
88Rhode Island18.882989
89Duquesne18.886478
90Missouri State18.871990
91Gardner-Webb18.583885
92Southern Utah18.053891
93Northwestern State17.573899
94Tennessee State17.252996
95Western Illinois17.0811095
96Prairie View A&M16.805597
97Bethune-Cookman16.636494
98Alabama State16.545593
99Northern Colorado16.382998
100Norfolk State15.3556102
101Stephen F. Austin15.2829100
102Robert Morris14.9465103
103Western Carolina14.8638101
104Bryant14.5838111
105Alabama A&M14.4365109
106Presbyterian14.40110106
107Arkansas-Pine Bluff14.3555107
108Drake14.3355105
109North Carolina Central14.0447108
110Morehead State13.6156110
111Marist13.2137104
112Stetson12.8664113
113Brown12.7827119
114Hampton12.7356112
115Morgan State12.4538115
116Merrimack11.9755117
117Jacksonville11.9438114
118Long Island11.2109118
119Delaware State10.4929120
120Wagner10.09110116
121Jackson State9.3747122
122Mississippi Valley State8.8428121
123Butler7.0938123
124Howard4.40110124
125Valparaiso4.04110125
126Texas Southern3.53010126