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  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
ST LOUIS      16  3 594 334  0.130  9.733    1  1.426    1  0.572    1  0.527    1 0.6194  1.470  0.955  0.099  0.000
CHICAGO       13  4 357 236  0.028  8.476    2  1.238    2  0.395    5  0.298    2 0.5797  0.904 -0.000  0.596  0.000
PITTSBURGH    14  4 396 246 -0.029  8.644    3  1.234    3  0.389    3  0.335    3 0.5791  0.953  0.092  0.577  0.000
NEW ENGLAND   14  5 431 319 -0.010  9.351    4  1.195    4  0.355    6  0.274    4 0.5784  1.033  0.124  0.425  0.000
GREEN BAY     13  5 432 326  0.045  9.078    5  1.172    5  0.335    7  0.232    5 0.5668  1.254  0.359  0.106  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  13  6 431 265  0.118  9.933    6  1.143    6  0.310    2  0.400    7 0.5599  0.982  0.190  0.609  0.000
SAN FRANCISCO 12  5 424 307  0.042  8.321    7  1.127    7  0.298    4  0.323    6 0.5655  1.184  0.359  0.287  0.000
BALTIMORE     11  7 333 295  0.112  9.845    8  1.037    8  0.218    8  0.178    9 0.5492  0.936 -0.084  0.440  0.000
MIAMI         11  6 347 310 -0.035  8.460    9  0.999    9  0.197   13 -0.008    8 0.5536  0.992 -0.206  0.189  0.000
OAKLAND       11  7 450 367 -0.024  8.900   10  0.937   10  0.135    9  0.129   11 0.5268  1.364  0.405 -0.146  0.000
TEAM           W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
NY JETS       10  7 332 333  0.006  8.745   11  0.901   11  0.116   12  0.006   10 0.5380  1.056 -0.116  0.128  0.000
TAMPA BAY      9  8 333 311  0.127  9.446   12  0.893   12  0.111   10  0.072   12 0.5226  1.047 -0.061  0.205  0.000
SEATTLE        9  7 301 324 -0.057  8.014   13  0.834   13  0.055   17 -0.074   13 0.4981  1.119 -0.121 -0.028  0.000
DENVER         8  8 340 339 -0.056  7.929   14  0.742   14 -0.042   16 -0.070   14 0.4876  1.253  0.055 -0.195  0.000
WASHINGTON     8  8 256 303 -0.096  7.902   15  0.737   15 -0.044   14 -0.042   18 0.4811  0.943 -0.296  0.212  0.000
CLEVELAND      7  9 285 319  0.070  8.774   16  0.718   16 -0.060   19 -0.077   15 0.4875  1.099 -0.148 -0.007  0.000
TENNESSEE      7  9 336 388  0.039  8.668   17  0.695   17 -0.072   18 -0.075   17 0.4856  1.461  0.340 -0.490  0.000
ATLANTA        7  9 291 377 -0.050  8.383   18  0.664   18 -0.100   25 -0.242   16 0.4869  1.133 -0.270 -0.214  0.000
NY GIANTS      7  9 294 321 -0.045  8.054   19  0.636   20 -0.128   21 -0.089   21 0.4742  1.085 -0.176 -0.002  0.000
NEW ORLEANS    7  9 333 409 -0.099  8.011   20  0.628   19 -0.121   28 -0.292   19 0.4800  1.377  0.002 -0.587  0.000
TEAM           W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
CINCINNATI     6 10 226 309  0.076  9.054   21  0.614   21 -0.133   24 -0.224   22 0.4687  0.870 -0.558  0.111  0.000
ARIZONA        7  9 295 343 -0.138  7.685   22  0.598   22 -0.150   22 -0.143   24 0.4549  1.214 -0.069 -0.218  0.000
KANSAS CITY    6 10 320 344  0.010  8.446   23  0.562   23 -0.183   15 -0.066   25 0.4522  1.206 -0.002 -0.130  0.000
INDIANAPOLIS   6 10 413 486 -0.008  8.469   24  0.561   24 -0.187   23 -0.153   20 0.4782  1.759  0.725 -1.031  0.000
JACKSONVILLE   6 10 294 286  0.016  8.293   25  0.550   25 -0.199   11  0.029   23 0.4636  1.037 -0.116  0.174  0.000
MINNESOTA      5 11 290 390  0.013  8.827   26  0.454   26 -0.263   26 -0.246   26 0.4432  1.287 -0.075 -0.417  0.000
DALLAS         5 11 246 338 -0.082  8.063   27  0.399   27 -0.314   27 -0.246   27 0.4278  1.008 -0.425 -0.066  0.000
SAN DIEGO      5 11 332 321 -0.087  7.701   28  0.392   28 -0.346   20 -0.084   28 0.4245  1.200 -0.028 -0.139  0.000
BUFFALO        3 13 265 420 -0.095  8.252   29  0.211   29 -0.494   30 -0.368   29 0.4061  1.230 -0.272 -0.463  0.000
DETROIT        2 14 270 424  0.023  9.061   30  0.152   30 -0.551   29 -0.310   30 0.3943  1.286 -0.140 -0.479  0.000
TEAM           W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
CAROLINA       1 15 253 410 -0.081  8.404   31  0.000   31 -0.702   31 -0.411   31 0.3742  1.135 -0.436 -0.385  0.000

AFC WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR OAKLAND 11 7 450 367 -0.024 8.900 10 0.937 10 0.135 9 0.129 11 0.5268 1.364 0.405 -0.146 0.000 SEATTLE 9 7 301 324 -0.057 8.014 13 0.834 13 0.055 17 -0.074 13 0.4981 1.119 -0.121 -0.028 0.000 DENVER 8 8 340 339 -0.056 7.929 14 0.742 14 -0.042 16 -0.070 14 0.4876 1.253 0.055 -0.195 0.000 KANSAS CITY 6 10 320 344 0.010 8.446 23 0.562 23 -0.183 15 -0.066 25 0.4522 1.206 -0.002 -0.130 0.000 SAN DIEGO 5 11 332 321 -0.087 7.701 28 0.392 28 -0.346 20 -0.084 28 0.4245 1.200 -0.028 -0.139 0.000

AFC CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR PITTSBURGH 14 4 396 246 -0.029 8.644 3 1.234 3 0.389 3 0.335 3 0.5791 0.953 0.092 0.577 0.000 BALTIMORE 11 7 333 295 0.112 9.845 8 1.037 8 0.218 8 0.178 9 0.5492 0.936 -0.084 0.440 0.000 CLEVELAND 7 9 285 319 0.070 8.774 16 0.718 16 -0.060 19 -0.077 15 0.4875 1.099 -0.148 -0.007 0.000 TENNESSEE 7 9 336 388 0.039 8.668 17 0.695 17 -0.072 18 -0.075 17 0.4856 1.461 0.340 -0.490 0.000 CINCINNATI 6 10 226 309 0.076 9.054 21 0.614 21 -0.133 24 -0.224 22 0.4687 0.870 -0.558 0.111 0.000 JACKSONVILLE 6 10 294 286 0.016 8.293 25 0.550 25 -0.199 11 0.029 23 0.4636 1.037 -0.116 0.174 0.000

AFC EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR NEW ENGLAND 14 5 431 319 -0.010 9.351 4 1.195 4 0.355 6 0.274 4 0.5784 1.033 0.124 0.425 0.000 MIAMI 11 6 347 310 -0.035 8.460 9 0.999 9 0.197 13 -0.008 8 0.5536 0.992 -0.206 0.189 0.000 NY JETS 10 7 332 333 0.006 8.745 11 0.901 11 0.116 12 0.006 10 0.5380 1.056 -0.116 0.128 0.000 INDIANAPOLIS 6 10 413 486 -0.008 8.469 24 0.561 24 -0.187 23 -0.153 20 0.4782 1.759 0.725 -1.031 0.000 BUFFALO 3 13 265 420 -0.095 8.252 29 0.211 29 -0.494 30 -0.368 29 0.4061 1.230 -0.272 -0.463 0.000

NFC WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR ST LOUIS 16 3 594 334 0.130 9.733 1 1.426 1 0.572 1 0.527 1 0.6194 1.470 0.955 0.099 0.000 SAN FRANCISCO 12 5 424 307 0.042 8.321 7 1.127 7 0.298 4 0.323 6 0.5655 1.184 0.359 0.287 0.000 ATLANTA 7 9 291 377 -0.050 8.383 18 0.664 18 -0.100 25 -0.242 16 0.4869 1.133 -0.270 -0.214 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 7 9 333 409 -0.099 8.011 20 0.628 19 -0.121 28 -0.292 19 0.4800 1.377 0.002 -0.587 0.000 CAROLINA 1 15 253 410 -0.081 8.404 31 0.000 31 -0.702 31 -0.411 31 0.3742 1.135 -0.436 -0.385 0.000

NFC CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CHICAGO 13 4 357 236 0.028 8.476 2 1.238 2 0.395 5 0.298 2 0.5797 0.904 -0.000 0.596 0.000 GREEN BAY 13 5 432 326 0.045 9.078 5 1.172 5 0.335 7 0.232 5 0.5668 1.254 0.359 0.106 0.000 TAMPA BAY 9 8 333 311 0.127 9.446 12 0.893 12 0.111 10 0.072 12 0.5226 1.047 -0.061 0.205 0.000 MINNESOTA 5 11 290 390 0.013 8.827 26 0.454 26 -0.263 26 -0.246 26 0.4432 1.287 -0.075 -0.417 0.000 DETROIT 2 14 270 424 0.023 9.061 30 0.152 30 -0.551 29 -0.310 30 0.3943 1.286 -0.140 -0.479 0.000

NFC EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR PHILADELPHIA 13 6 431 265 0.118 9.933 6 1.143 6 0.310 2 0.400 7 0.5599 0.982 0.190 0.609 0.000 WASHINGTON 8 8 256 303 -0.096 7.902 15 0.737 15 -0.044 14 -0.042 18 0.4811 0.943 -0.296 0.212 0.000 NY GIANTS 7 9 294 321 -0.045 8.054 19 0.636 20 -0.128 21 -0.089 21 0.4742 1.085 -0.176 -0.002 0.000 ARIZONA 7 9 295 343 -0.138 7.685 22 0.598 22 -0.150 22 -0.143 24 0.4549 1.214 -0.069 -0.218 0.000 DALLAS 5 11 246 338 -0.082 8.063 27 0.399 27 -0.314 27 -0.246 27 0.4278 1.008 -0.425 -0.066 0.000


DIVISION     W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC CENTRAL 51 49 0.510    1  0.058
NFC CENTRAL 42 42 0.500    2  0.040
NFC WEST    43 41 0.512    3 -0.009
AFC WEST    39 43 0.476    4 -0.023
AFC EAST    44 41 0.518    5 -0.112
NFC EAST    40 43 0.482    6 -0.126

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.157 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.019 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Dec 31 14:39:26 2007
games through: Sat Feb  9 2002

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