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
RAMS       9 1 0 335 231  0.131  4.915    1  0.910    1  0.447    2  0.316    3 0.6170  1.614  0.736 -0.105  0.000
CHIEFS     9 1 0 353 240  0.099  4.825    2  0.902    2  0.439    3  0.315    2 0.6248  1.718  0.903 -0.272  0.000
SAINTS     8 1 0 330 232  0.195  4.753    3  0.889    3  0.425    1  0.375    1 0.6508  1.755  1.024 -0.274  0.000
STEELERS   6 2 1 279 209  0.249  5.040    4  0.751    4  0.285    4  0.314    4 0.6002  1.505  0.568  0.061  0.000
CHARGERS   7 2 0 240 186 -0.018  4.064    5  0.725    5  0.256    7  0.165    5 0.5752  1.347  0.189  0.140  0.000
PATRIOTS   7 3 0 280 236 -0.013  4.745    6  0.672    6  0.200    9  0.117    8 0.5602  1.483  0.337 -0.104  0.000
PANTHERS   6 3 0 241 232  0.090  4.708    7  0.665    7  0.196   11  0.072    6 0.5631  1.528  0.360 -0.216  0.000
REDSKINS   6 3 0 176 175 -0.035  4.285    8  0.627    8  0.147   15  0.026    9 0.5485  0.931 -0.467  0.519  0.000
BENGALS    5 4 0 235 288  0.174  5.266    9  0.613    9  0.138   22 -0.115    7 0.5609  1.515  0.153 -0.383  0.000
TEXANS     6 3 0 216 184 -0.128  3.925   10  0.593   10  0.111   12  0.051   10 0.5315  1.288 -0.005  0.107  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
BEARS      6 3 0 269 175 -0.199  3.438   11  0.554   11  0.069    6  0.196   13 0.5190  1.391  0.283  0.109  0.000
VIKINGS    5 3 1 221 204 -0.118  4.015   12  0.544   12  0.061   16  0.024   14 0.5103  1.326  0.020  0.028  0.000
RAVENS     4 5 0 213 160  0.273  5.074   13  0.502   15  0.023    5  0.253   11 0.5264  1.052 -0.102  0.607  0.000
TITANS     5 4 0 168 151  0.009  4.463   14  0.492   13  0.047   10  0.084   12 0.5213  0.981 -0.352  0.521  0.000
SEAHAWKS   5 5 0 246 216  0.123  5.221   15  0.475   14  0.030    8  0.154   16 0.4999  1.285  0.094  0.214  0.000
FALCONS    4 5 0 244 254  0.072  4.738   16  0.417   16 -0.029   19  0.014   15 0.5092  1.524  0.295 -0.267  0.000
COWBOYS    4 5 0 181 171  0.001  4.447   17  0.392   17 -0.056   14  0.029   21 0.4747  1.106 -0.261  0.319  0.000
PACKERS    4 5 1 247 243  0.009  4.939   18  0.391   18 -0.056   13  0.049   18 0.4824  1.403  0.153 -0.055  0.000
DOLPHINS   5 5 0 199 256 -0.254  4.345   19  0.350   19 -0.069   29 -0.266   20 0.4777  1.239 -0.386 -0.146  0.000
EAGLES     4 5 0 198 183 -0.075  4.148   20  0.334   21 -0.085   18  0.015   22 0.4661  1.132 -0.241  0.272  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
BUCCANEERS 3 6 0 232 291  0.163  5.262   21  0.333   20 -0.078   25 -0.145   17 0.4915  1.605  0.261 -0.552  0.000
BROWNS     3 6 1 218 263  0.123  5.622   22  0.318   22 -0.091   21 -0.053   19 0.4794  1.216 -0.203  0.097  0.000
COLTS      4 5 0 260 239 -0.225  3.628   23  0.273   24 -0.142   20 -0.009   23 0.4651  1.670  0.502 -0.519  0.000
BRONCOS    3 6 0 205 213  0.086  4.811   24  0.270   23 -0.141   17  0.016   24 0.4530  1.273 -0.059  0.091  0.000
JAGUARS    3 6 0 160 199 -0.047  4.497   25  0.246   26 -0.167   27 -0.162   26 0.4372  1.037 -0.535  0.210  0.000
BILLS      3 7 0 137 251  0.047  5.592   26  0.245   25 -0.163   30 -0.310   25 0.4481  0.956 -0.775  0.156  0.000
LIONS      3 6 0 202 244 -0.071  4.397   27  0.231   27 -0.182   23 -0.134   27 0.4264  1.417 -0.010 -0.259  0.000
CARDINALS  2 7 0 124 225  0.023  5.015   28  0.176   28 -0.237   28 -0.265   29 0.4086  0.936 -0.752  0.223  0.000
GIANTS     2 7 0 177 228  0.019  4.740   29  0.160   29 -0.253   24 -0.137   28 0.4175  1.270 -0.217 -0.058  0.000
JETS       3 7 0 208 254 -0.293  4.115   30  0.105   30 -0.312   31 -0.342   30 0.4026  1.345 -0.320 -0.364  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
49ERS      2 8 0 230 266 -0.178  4.571   31  0.033   32 -0.386   26 -0.154   31 0.3839  1.407 -0.044 -0.264  0.000
RAIDERS    1 8 0 147 272 -0.091  4.701   32  0.000   31 -0.384   32 -0.464   32 0.3700  1.220 -0.609 -0.318  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 9 1 0 353 240 0.099 4.825 2 0.902 2 0.439 3 0.315 2 0.6248 1.718 0.903 -0.272 0.000 CHARGERS 7 2 0 240 186 -0.018 4.064 5 0.725 5 0.256 7 0.165 5 0.5752 1.347 0.189 0.140 0.000 BRONCOS 3 6 0 205 213 0.086 4.811 24 0.270 23 -0.141 17 0.016 24 0.4530 1.273 -0.059 0.091 0.000 RAIDERS 1 8 0 147 272 -0.091 4.701 32 0.000 31 -0.384 32 -0.464 32 0.3700 1.220 -0.609 -0.318 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 6 3 0 216 184 -0.128 3.925 10 0.593 10 0.111 12 0.051 10 0.5315 1.288 -0.005 0.107 0.000 TITANS 5 4 0 168 151 0.009 4.463 14 0.492 13 0.047 10 0.084 12 0.5213 0.981 -0.352 0.521 0.000 COLTS 4 5 0 260 239 -0.225 3.628 23 0.273 24 -0.142 20 -0.009 23 0.4651 1.670 0.502 -0.519 0.000 JAGUARS 3 6 0 160 199 -0.047 4.497 25 0.246 26 -0.167 27 -0.162 26 0.4372 1.037 -0.535 0.210 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 6 2 1 279 209 0.249 5.040 4 0.751 4 0.285 4 0.314 4 0.6002 1.505 0.568 0.061 0.000 BENGALS 5 4 0 235 288 0.174 5.266 9 0.613 9 0.138 22 -0.115 7 0.5609 1.515 0.153 -0.383 0.000 RAVENS 4 5 0 213 160 0.273 5.074 13 0.502 15 0.023 5 0.253 11 0.5264 1.052 -0.102 0.607 0.000 BROWNS 3 6 1 218 263 0.123 5.622 22 0.318 22 -0.091 21 -0.053 19 0.4794 1.216 -0.203 0.097 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 7 3 0 280 236 -0.013 4.745 6 0.672 6 0.200 9 0.117 8 0.5602 1.483 0.337 -0.104 0.000 DOLPHINS 5 5 0 199 256 -0.254 4.345 19 0.350 19 -0.069 29 -0.266 20 0.4777 1.239 -0.386 -0.146 0.000 BILLS 3 7 0 137 251 0.047 5.592 26 0.245 25 -0.163 30 -0.310 25 0.4481 0.956 -0.775 0.156 0.000 JETS 3 7 0 208 254 -0.293 4.115 30 0.105 30 -0.312 31 -0.342 30 0.4026 1.345 -0.320 -0.364 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 9 1 0 335 231 0.131 4.915 1 0.910 1 0.447 2 0.316 3 0.6170 1.614 0.736 -0.105 0.000 SEAHAWKS 5 5 0 246 216 0.123 5.221 15 0.475 14 0.030 8 0.154 16 0.4999 1.285 0.094 0.214 0.000 CARDINALS 2 7 0 124 225 0.023 5.015 28 0.176 28 -0.237 28 -0.265 29 0.4086 0.936 -0.752 0.223 0.000 49ERS 2 8 0 230 266 -0.178 4.571 31 0.033 32 -0.386 26 -0.154 31 0.3839 1.407 -0.044 -0.264 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 8 1 0 330 232 0.195 4.753 3 0.889 3 0.425 1 0.375 1 0.6508 1.755 1.024 -0.274 0.000 PANTHERS 6 3 0 241 232 0.090 4.708 7 0.665 7 0.196 11 0.072 6 0.5631 1.528 0.360 -0.216 0.000 FALCONS 4 5 0 244 254 0.072 4.738 16 0.417 16 -0.029 19 0.014 15 0.5092 1.524 0.295 -0.267 0.000 BUCCANEERS 3 6 0 232 291 0.163 5.262 21 0.333 20 -0.078 25 -0.145 17 0.4915 1.605 0.261 -0.552 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 6 3 0 269 175 -0.199 3.438 11 0.554 11 0.069 6 0.196 13 0.5190 1.391 0.283 0.109 0.000 VIKINGS 5 3 1 221 204 -0.118 4.015 12 0.544 12 0.061 16 0.024 14 0.5103 1.326 0.020 0.028 0.000 PACKERS 4 5 1 247 243 0.009 4.939 18 0.391 18 -0.056 13 0.049 18 0.4824 1.403 0.153 -0.055 0.000 LIONS 3 6 0 202 244 -0.071 4.397 27 0.231 27 -0.182 23 -0.134 27 0.4264 1.417 -0.010 -0.259 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 REDSKINS 6 3 0 176 175 -0.035 4.285 8 0.627 8 0.147 15 0.026 9 0.5485 0.931 -0.467 0.519 0.000 COWBOYS 4 5 0 181 171 0.001 4.447 17 0.392 17 -0.056 14 0.029 21 0.4747 1.106 -0.261 0.319 0.000 EAGLES 4 5 0 198 183 -0.075 4.148 20 0.334 21 -0.085 18 0.015 22 0.4661 1.132 -0.241 0.272 0.000 GIANTS 2 7 0 177 228 0.019 4.740 29 0.160 29 -0.253 24 -0.137 28 0.4175 1.270 -0.217 -0.058 0.000


DIVISION    W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC NORTH  18 17  2 0.514    1  0.281
NFC SOUTH  21 15  0 0.583    2  0.180
NFC NORTH  18 17  2 0.514    3  0.053
AFC WEST   20 17  0 0.541    4  0.045
NFC WEST   18 21  0 0.462    5  0.008
NFC EAST   16 20  0 0.444    6 -0.044
AFC SOUTH  18 18  0 0.500    7 -0.054
AFC EAST   18 22  0 0.450    8 -0.446

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.142 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.028 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Nov 16 05:30:40 2018
games through: Thu Nov 15 2018

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