Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
In order to increase early-season stability, the three main rankings, the improved RPI, and the college pseudopoll include priors based on the previous season final predictive ratings and occasionally incorporating preseason predictions of various major publications. The other rankings for college sports do not include priors, and thus can be wildly unstable early in the year. A team whose rankings are affected by this prior is noted with a P following its rankings.

Full Ranking

                                            STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI
TEAM        W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
SAINTS     14  3  0 524 367  0.095  8.774    1  1.067    1  0.509    2  0.339    1 0.6056  1.477  0.592  0.085  0.000
RAMS       14  3  0 557 406  0.049  8.234    2  1.044    2  0.496    3  0.275    2 0.5980  1.680  0.842 -0.292  0.000
CHIEFS     13  4  0 596 434  0.105  8.478    3  0.970    3  0.428    1  0.368    3 0.5852  1.800  1.135 -0.400  0.000
CHARGERS   13  5  0 479 387  0.117  9.299    4  0.917    4  0.393    5  0.261    4 0.5785  1.363  0.352  0.170  0.000
PATRIOTS   12  5  0 477 353 -0.047  7.763    5  0.780    5  0.257    4  0.264    5 0.5596  1.406  0.414  0.113  0.000
BEARS      12  5  0 436 299 -0.111  7.390    6  0.736    6  0.221    6  0.258    8 0.5412  1.139  0.052  0.463  0.000
COWBOYS    11  7  0 385 376  0.061  9.428    7  0.711    7  0.202   15  0.019    7 0.5417  1.122 -0.207  0.246  0.000
STEELERS    9  6  1 428 360  0.121  8.531    8  0.684    8  0.179    9  0.178   10 0.5371  1.404  0.327  0.030  0.000
TEXANS     11  6  0 409 337 -0.061  7.902    9  0.680    9  0.172   12  0.121    6 0.5431  1.290  0.111  0.130  0.000
RAVENS     10  7  0 406 310  0.116  8.827   10  0.676   10  0.171    7  0.251   11 0.5362  1.065 -0.045  0.547  0.000
TEAM        W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
EAGLES     10  8  0 397 383  0.106  9.607   11  0.637   11  0.137   10  0.171   12 0.5355  1.179  0.015  0.327  0.000
COLTS      11  7  0 467 382 -0.042  8.381   12  0.621   12  0.121    8  0.219    9 0.5385  1.389  0.346  0.092  0.000
SEAHAWKS   10  7  0 450 371  0.014  8.262   13  0.617   13  0.119   11  0.167   14 0.5247  1.379  0.279  0.054  0.000
TITANS      9  7  0 310 303 -0.012  7.901   14  0.567   14  0.074   13  0.038   13 0.5256  1.037 -0.292  0.368  0.000
VIKINGS     8  7  1 360 341 -0.037  7.759   15  0.502   15  0.014   16  0.019   15 0.5014  1.211 -0.095  0.133  0.000
BROWNS      7  8  1 359 392  0.094  8.664   16  0.490   16  0.005   18  0.010   16 0.4969  1.253 -0.049  0.069  0.000
PANTHERS    7  9  0 376 382  0.082  8.514   17  0.437   17 -0.042   14  0.031   17 0.4835  1.316  0.057  0.005  0.000
FALCONS     7  9  0 414 423  0.016  8.129   18  0.394   18 -0.090   17  0.011   19 0.4767  1.499  0.297 -0.276  0.000
REDSKINS    7  9  0 281 359 -0.053  7.888   19  0.347   19 -0.115   28 -0.263   18 0.4771  1.072 -0.551  0.024  0.000
BENGALS     6 10  0 368 455  0.093  8.885   20  0.342   20 -0.118   23 -0.162   20 0.4717  1.454  0.057 -0.382  0.000
TEAM        W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
BRONCOS     6 10  0 329 349  0.023  8.245   21  0.302   21 -0.171   20 -0.077   21 0.4658  1.081 -0.354  0.200  0.000
DOLPHINS    7  9  0 319 433 -0.210  7.196   22  0.296   22 -0.178   31 -0.388   22 0.4645  1.364 -0.297 -0.480  0.000
PACKERS     6  9  1 376 400 -0.120  7.449   23  0.283   23 -0.207   24 -0.181   24 0.4539  1.411 -0.022 -0.339  0.000
BILLS       6 10  0 269 374 -0.102  7.879   24  0.250   25 -0.221   27 -0.252   23 0.4577  1.054 -0.561  0.057  0.000
BUCCANEERS  5 11  0 396 464  0.078  8.682   25  0.249   24 -0.220   22 -0.121   28 0.4453  1.558  0.255 -0.497  0.000
LIONS       6 10  0 324 360 -0.087  7.578   26  0.238   26 -0.233   19 -0.055   26 0.4486  1.191 -0.195  0.084  0.000
GIANTS      5 11  0 369 412  0.016  8.266   27  0.207   27 -0.259   21 -0.098   27 0.4456  1.474  0.151 -0.348  0.000
JAGUARS     5 11  0 245 316 -0.011  8.192   28  0.198   28 -0.272   25 -0.198   25 0.4518  0.808 -0.781  0.385  0.000
RAIDERS     4 12  0 290 467  0.015  8.763   29  0.130   29 -0.333   29 -0.374   29 0.4313  1.250 -0.437 -0.311  0.000
49ERS       4 12  0 342 435 -0.066  8.048   30  0.078   30 -0.402   26 -0.204   30 0.4126  1.333 -0.155 -0.253  0.000
TEAM        W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
JETS        4 12  0 333 441 -0.152  7.502   31  0.046   31 -0.432   30 -0.387   31 0.4122  1.449 -0.174 -0.600  0.000
CARDINALS   3 13  0 225 425 -0.075  8.403   32  0.000   32 -0.473   32 -0.467   32 0.3975  0.968 -0.876 -0.058  0.000

AFC WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CHIEFS 13 4 0 596 434 0.105 8.478 3 0.970 3 0.428 1 0.368 3 0.5852 1.800 1.135 -0.400 0.000 CHARGERS 13 5 0 479 387 0.117 9.299 4 0.917 4 0.393 5 0.261 4 0.5785 1.363 0.352 0.170 0.000 BRONCOS 6 10 0 329 349 0.023 8.245 21 0.302 21 -0.171 20 -0.077 21 0.4658 1.081 -0.354 0.200 0.000 RAIDERS 4 12 0 290 467 0.015 8.763 29 0.130 29 -0.333 29 -0.374 29 0.4313 1.250 -0.437 -0.311 0.000

AFC SOUTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR TEXANS 11 6 0 409 337 -0.061 7.902 9 0.680 9 0.172 12 0.121 6 0.5431 1.290 0.111 0.130 0.000 COLTS 11 7 0 467 382 -0.042 8.381 12 0.621 12 0.121 8 0.219 9 0.5385 1.389 0.346 0.092 0.000 TITANS 9 7 0 310 303 -0.012 7.901 14 0.567 14 0.074 13 0.038 13 0.5256 1.037 -0.292 0.368 0.000 JAGUARS 5 11 0 245 316 -0.011 8.192 28 0.198 28 -0.272 25 -0.198 25 0.4518 0.808 -0.781 0.385 0.000

AFC NORTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR STEELERS 9 6 1 428 360 0.121 8.531 8 0.684 8 0.179 9 0.178 10 0.5371 1.404 0.327 0.030 0.000 RAVENS 10 7 0 406 310 0.116 8.827 10 0.676 10 0.171 7 0.251 11 0.5362 1.065 -0.045 0.547 0.000 BROWNS 7 8 1 359 392 0.094 8.664 16 0.490 16 0.005 18 0.010 16 0.4969 1.253 -0.049 0.069 0.000 BENGALS 6 10 0 368 455 0.093 8.885 20 0.342 20 -0.118 23 -0.162 20 0.4717 1.454 0.057 -0.382 0.000

AFC EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR PATRIOTS 12 5 0 477 353 -0.047 7.763 5 0.780 5 0.257 4 0.264 5 0.5596 1.406 0.414 0.113 0.000 DOLPHINS 7 9 0 319 433 -0.210 7.196 22 0.296 22 -0.178 31 -0.388 22 0.4645 1.364 -0.297 -0.480 0.000 BILLS 6 10 0 269 374 -0.102 7.879 24 0.250 25 -0.221 27 -0.252 23 0.4577 1.054 -0.561 0.057 0.000 JETS 4 12 0 333 441 -0.152 7.502 31 0.046 31 -0.432 30 -0.387 31 0.4122 1.449 -0.174 -0.600 0.000

NFC WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR RAMS 14 3 0 557 406 0.049 8.234 2 1.044 2 0.496 3 0.275 2 0.5980 1.680 0.842 -0.292 0.000 SEAHAWKS 10 7 0 450 371 0.014 8.262 13 0.617 13 0.119 11 0.167 14 0.5247 1.379 0.279 0.054 0.000 49ERS 4 12 0 342 435 -0.066 8.048 30 0.078 30 -0.402 26 -0.204 30 0.4126 1.333 -0.155 -0.253 0.000 CARDINALS 3 13 0 225 425 -0.075 8.403 32 0.000 32 -0.473 32 -0.467 32 0.3975 0.968 -0.876 -0.058 0.000

NFC SOUTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR SAINTS 14 3 0 524 367 0.095 8.774 1 1.067 1 0.509 2 0.339 1 0.6056 1.477 0.592 0.085 0.000 PANTHERS 7 9 0 376 382 0.082 8.514 17 0.437 17 -0.042 14 0.031 17 0.4835 1.316 0.057 0.005 0.000 FALCONS 7 9 0 414 423 0.016 8.129 18 0.394 18 -0.090 17 0.011 19 0.4767 1.499 0.297 -0.276 0.000 BUCCANEERS 5 11 0 396 464 0.078 8.682 25 0.249 24 -0.220 22 -0.121 28 0.4453 1.558 0.255 -0.497 0.000

NFC NORTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR BEARS 12 5 0 436 299 -0.111 7.390 6 0.736 6 0.221 6 0.258 8 0.5412 1.139 0.052 0.463 0.000 VIKINGS 8 7 1 360 341 -0.037 7.759 15 0.502 15 0.014 16 0.019 15 0.5014 1.211 -0.095 0.133 0.000 PACKERS 6 9 1 376 400 -0.120 7.449 23 0.283 23 -0.207 24 -0.181 24 0.4539 1.411 -0.022 -0.339 0.000 LIONS 6 10 0 324 360 -0.087 7.578 26 0.238 26 -0.233 19 -0.055 26 0.4486 1.191 -0.195 0.084 0.000

NFC EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR COWBOYS 11 7 0 385 376 0.061 9.428 7 0.711 7 0.202 15 0.019 7 0.5417 1.122 -0.207 0.246 0.000 EAGLES 10 8 0 397 383 0.106 9.607 11 0.637 11 0.137 10 0.171 12 0.5355 1.179 0.015 0.327 0.000 REDSKINS 7 9 0 281 359 -0.053 7.888 19 0.347 19 -0.115 28 -0.263 18 0.4771 1.072 -0.551 0.024 0.000 GIANTS 5 11 0 369 412 0.016 8.266 27 0.207 27 -0.259 21 -0.098 27 0.4456 1.474 0.151 -0.348 0.000


DIVISION    W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC NORTH  32 31  2 0.508    1  0.163
NFC SOUTH  33 32  0 0.508    2  0.123
AFC WEST   36 31  0 0.537    3  0.083
AFC SOUTH  36 31  0 0.537    4  0.063
NFC NORTH  32 31  2 0.508    5  0.013
NFC EAST   33 35  0 0.485    6 -0.077
NFC WEST   31 35  0 0.470    7 -0.090
AFC EAST   29 36  0 0.446    8 -0.375

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.151 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.030 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Jan 14 05:30:43 2019
games through: Sun Jan 13 2019

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