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
DENVER        14  4 439 305  0.214 10.095    1  1.341    1  0.627    3  0.474    1 0.6035  1.158  0.458  0.489  0.000
INDIANAPOLIS  14  3 457 268  0.103  8.338    2  1.335    2  0.620    4  0.424    2 0.5968  1.178  0.434  0.414  0.000
PITTSBURGH    15  5 496 320  0.238 11.018    3  1.318    3  0.593    1  0.643    3 0.5955  1.152  0.620  0.666  0.000
SEATTLE       15  4 516 316  0.023  9.052    4  1.247    4  0.530    2  0.479    4 0.5835  1.218  0.541  0.418  0.000
JACKSONVILLE  12  5 364 297  0.009  8.457    5  1.093    5  0.383   11  0.076    5 0.5584  1.055 -0.066  0.218  0.000
WASHINGTON    11  7 386 323  0.176 10.127    6  1.000    6  0.292    9  0.268    6 0.5570  1.100  0.181  0.356  0.000
KANSAS CITY   10  6 403 325  0.156  8.770    7  0.997    7  0.282    6  0.337    9 0.5489  1.331  0.550  0.123  0.000
CINCINNATI    11  6 438 381  0.048  8.705    8  0.985    8  0.280   13  0.045   12 0.5446  1.565  0.597 -0.507  0.000
CAROLINA      13  6 457 314 -0.018  9.044    9  0.981   11  0.273    5  0.387    7 0.5530  1.220  0.451  0.323  0.000
N.Y. GIANTS   11  6 422 337  0.073  8.778   10  0.971    9  0.279   10  0.156    8 0.5528  1.303  0.331 -0.019  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
NEW ENGLAND   11  7 420 368  0.138  9.652   11  0.964   10  0.274    8  0.291   10 0.5471  1.322  0.492  0.090  0.000
SAN DIEGO      9  7 418 312  0.281  9.388   12  0.962   12  0.255    7  0.308   11 0.5453  1.367  0.571  0.045  0.000
CHICAGO       11  6 281 231 -0.102  7.828   13  0.895   13  0.183   12  0.053   13 0.5340  0.639 -0.534  0.639  0.000
DALLAS         9  7 325 308  0.115  8.764   14  0.883   14  0.175   14  0.030   14 0.5311  1.067 -0.097  0.158  0.000
TAMPA BAY     11  6 310 291 -0.164  7.638   15  0.863   15  0.151   18 -0.088   15 0.5302  0.958 -0.343  0.167  0.000
MIAMI          9  7 318 317 -0.083  7.769   16  0.775   16  0.070   16 -0.065   17 0.5070  1.157 -0.081 -0.048  0.000
MINNESOTA      9  7 306 344 -0.110  7.797   17  0.764   17  0.060   17 -0.076   16 0.5079  1.200 -0.037 -0.115  0.000
ATLANTA        8  8 351 341 -0.130  7.424   18  0.628   18 -0.098   19 -0.139   18 0.4881  1.341  0.087 -0.365  0.000
PHILADELPHIA   6 10 310 388  0.076  8.983   19  0.560   19 -0.151   21 -0.214   19 0.4711  1.232 -0.135 -0.294  0.000
BALTIMORE      6 10 265 299 -0.009  8.326   20  0.488   20 -0.229   15 -0.021   20 0.4620  0.940 -0.297  0.254  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
CLEVELAND      6 10 232 301 -0.051  8.199   21  0.452   21 -0.252   22 -0.215   21 0.4574  0.812 -0.629  0.199  0.000
ST. LOUIS      6 10 363 429 -0.188  7.500   22  0.369   22 -0.339   25 -0.246   22 0.4479  1.518  0.235 -0.728  0.000
BUFFALO        5 11 271 367 -0.073  8.202   23  0.348   23 -0.356   24 -0.240   23 0.4357  1.093 -0.336 -0.144  0.000
OAKLAND        4 12 290 383  0.093  9.155   24  0.339   24 -0.375   26 -0.249   24 0.4346  1.208 -0.200 -0.298  0.000
DETROIT        5 11 254 345 -0.128  7.782   25  0.311   25 -0.406   27 -0.332   26 0.4317  1.077 -0.447 -0.216  0.000
ARIZONA        5 11 311 387 -0.123  7.879   26  0.304   26 -0.413   20 -0.198   25 0.4341  1.245 -0.100 -0.296  0.000
N.Y. JETS      4 12 240 355 -0.059  8.482   27  0.242   27 -0.476   28 -0.340   27 0.4225  0.975 -0.576 -0.105  0.000
GREEN BAY      4 12 298 344 -0.081  8.000   28  0.230   28 -0.488   23 -0.232   29 0.4181  1.213 -0.177 -0.287  0.000
SAN FRANCISCO  4 12 239 428 -0.126  8.310   29  0.228   29 -0.490   31 -0.474   28 0.4199  1.143 -0.507 -0.440  0.000
TENNESSEE      4 12 299 421 -0.130  8.104   30  0.221   30 -0.514   29 -0.397   30 0.4137  1.314 -0.207 -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
NEW ORLEANS    3 13 235 398 -0.160  7.810   31  0.121   31 -0.616   32 -0.509   31 0.3923  1.108 -0.586 -0.432  0.000
HOUSTON        2 14 260 431 -0.119  8.345   32  0.000   32 -0.746   30 -0.427   32 0.3790  1.224 -0.358 -0.497  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 DENVER 14 4 439 305 0.214 10.095 1 1.341 1 0.627 3 0.474 1 0.6035 1.158 0.458 0.489 0.000 KANSAS CITY 10 6 403 325 0.156 8.770 7 0.997 7 0.282 6 0.337 9 0.5489 1.331 0.550 0.123 0.000 SAN DIEGO 9 7 418 312 0.281 9.388 12 0.962 12 0.255 7 0.308 11 0.5453 1.367 0.571 0.045 0.000 OAKLAND 4 12 290 383 0.093 9.155 24 0.339 24 -0.375 26 -0.249 24 0.4346 1.208 -0.200 -0.298 0.000

AFC SOUTH
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 INDIANAPOLIS 14 3 457 268 0.103 8.338 2 1.335 2 0.620 4 0.424 2 0.5968 1.178 0.434 0.414 0.000 JACKSONVILLE 12 5 364 297 0.009 8.457 5 1.093 5 0.383 11 0.076 5 0.5584 1.055 -0.066 0.218 0.000 TENNESSEE 4 12 299 421 -0.130 8.104 30 0.221 30 -0.514 29 -0.397 30 0.4137 1.314 -0.207 -0.587 0.000 HOUSTON 2 14 260 431 -0.119 8.345 32 0.000 32 -0.746 30 -0.427 32 0.3790 1.224 -0.358 -0.497 0.000

AFC NORTH
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 15 5 496 320 0.238 11.018 3 1.318 3 0.593 1 0.643 3 0.5955 1.152 0.620 0.666 0.000 CINCINNATI 11 6 438 381 0.048 8.705 8 0.985 8 0.280 13 0.045 12 0.5446 1.565 0.597 -0.507 0.000 BALTIMORE 6 10 265 299 -0.009 8.326 20 0.488 20 -0.229 15 -0.021 20 0.4620 0.940 -0.297 0.254 0.000 CLEVELAND 6 10 232 301 -0.051 8.199 21 0.452 21 -0.252 22 -0.215 21 0.4574 0.812 -0.629 0.199 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 11 7 420 368 0.138 9.652 11 0.964 10 0.274 8 0.291 10 0.5471 1.322 0.492 0.090 0.000 MIAMI 9 7 318 317 -0.083 7.769 16 0.775 16 0.070 16 -0.065 17 0.5070 1.157 -0.081 -0.048 0.000 BUFFALO 5 11 271 367 -0.073 8.202 23 0.348 23 -0.356 24 -0.240 23 0.4357 1.093 -0.336 -0.144 0.000 N.Y. JETS 4 12 240 355 -0.059 8.482 27 0.242 27 -0.476 28 -0.340 27 0.4225 0.975 -0.576 -0.105 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 SEATTLE 15 4 516 316 0.023 9.052 4 1.247 4 0.530 2 0.479 4 0.5835 1.218 0.541 0.418 0.000 ST. LOUIS 6 10 363 429 -0.188 7.500 22 0.369 22 -0.339 25 -0.246 22 0.4479 1.518 0.235 -0.728 0.000 ARIZONA 5 11 311 387 -0.123 7.879 26 0.304 26 -0.413 20 -0.198 25 0.4341 1.245 -0.100 -0.296 0.000 SAN FRANCISCO 4 12 239 428 -0.126 8.310 29 0.228 29 -0.490 31 -0.474 28 0.4199 1.143 -0.507 -0.440 0.000

NFC SOUTH
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 CAROLINA 13 6 457 314 -0.018 9.044 9 0.981 11 0.273 5 0.387 7 0.5530 1.220 0.451 0.323 0.000 TAMPA BAY 11 6 310 291 -0.164 7.638 15 0.863 15 0.151 18 -0.088 15 0.5302 0.958 -0.343 0.167 0.000 ATLANTA 8 8 351 341 -0.130 7.424 18 0.628 18 -0.098 19 -0.139 18 0.4881 1.341 0.087 -0.365 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 3 13 235 398 -0.160 7.810 31 0.121 31 -0.616 32 -0.509 31 0.3923 1.108 -0.586 -0.432 0.000

NFC NORTH
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 11 6 281 231 -0.102 7.828 13 0.895 13 0.183 12 0.053 13 0.5340 0.639 -0.534 0.639 0.000 MINNESOTA 9 7 306 344 -0.110 7.797 17 0.764 17 0.060 17 -0.076 16 0.5079 1.200 -0.037 -0.115 0.000 DETROIT 5 11 254 345 -0.128 7.782 25 0.311 25 -0.406 27 -0.332 26 0.4317 1.077 -0.447 -0.216 0.000 GREEN BAY 4 12 298 344 -0.081 8.000 28 0.230 28 -0.488 23 -0.232 29 0.4181 1.213 -0.177 -0.287 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 WASHINGTON 11 7 386 323 0.176 10.127 6 1.000 6 0.292 9 0.268 6 0.5570 1.100 0.181 0.356 0.000 N.Y. GIANTS 11 6 422 337 0.073 8.778 10 0.971 9 0.279 10 0.156 8 0.5528 1.303 0.331 -0.019 0.000 DALLAS 9 7 325 308 0.115 8.764 14 0.883 14 0.175 14 0.030 14 0.5311 1.067 -0.097 0.158 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 6 10 310 388 0.076 8.983 19 0.560 19 -0.151 21 -0.214 19 0.4711 1.232 -0.135 -0.294 0.000


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC WEST   37 29 0.561    1  0.395
NFC EAST   37 30 0.552    2  0.177
AFC NORTH  38 31 0.551    3  0.150
AFC SOUTH  32 34 0.485    4 -0.097
NFC SOUTH  35 33 0.515    5 -0.124
AFC EAST   29 37 0.439    6 -0.198
NFC NORTH  29 36 0.446    7 -0.241
NFC WEST   30 37 0.448    8 -0.273

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.255 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.026 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 14:39:29 2007
games through: Sun Feb  5 2006

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