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
NEW ENGLAND   18  1 655 323  0.243 10.192    1  2.003    1  1.092    1  0.790    1 0.6520  1.512  1.194  0.385  0.000
DALLAS        13  4 472 346  0.187  9.401    2  1.627    3  0.628    7  0.318    2 0.6070  1.451  0.633  0.003  0.000
N.Y. GIANTS   14  6 458 416  0.296 11.988    3  1.602    2  0.634    6  0.420    4 0.6001  1.265  0.477  0.364  0.000
GREEN BAY     14  4 497 334  0.101  9.331    4  1.593    4  0.598    4  0.426    3 0.6015  1.350  0.597  0.255  0.000
INDIANAPOLIS  13  4 474 290  0.145  8.802    5  1.574    5  0.579    3  0.463    5 0.5945  1.298  0.564  0.362  0.000
SAN DIEGO     13  6 469 335  0.263 10.478    6  1.509    6  0.501    2  0.569    6 0.5821  1.157  0.485  0.652  0.000
JACKSONVILLE  12  6 462 364  0.183  9.837    7  1.438    7  0.430    5  0.421    7 0.5671  1.370  0.621  0.221  0.000
TENNESSEE     10  7 307 314  0.061  9.105    8  1.224    8  0.233   15  0.006    9 0.5334  0.934 -0.343  0.355  0.000
WASHINGTON     9  8 348 345  0.234  9.996    9  1.196    9  0.205    9  0.223    8 0.5394  1.107  0.077  0.368  0.000
PHILADELPHIA   8  8 336 300  0.238  9.379   10  1.146   10  0.147    8  0.245   10 0.5317  1.054  0.035  0.455  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
PITTSBURGH    10  7 422 300 -0.114  7.410   11  1.048   12  0.037   11  0.168   16 0.4997  1.128  0.048  0.287  0.000
CLEVELAND     10  6 402 382 -0.214  6.888   12  1.041   11  0.091   17 -0.028   17 0.4993  1.461  0.302 -0.357  0.000
MINNESOTA      8  8 365 311  0.074  8.417   13  0.981   13  0.032   10  0.175   11 0.5152  1.199  0.145  0.205  0.000
SEATTLE       11  7 448 347 -0.218  7.381   14  0.980   14  0.026   12  0.130   15 0.5009  1.270  0.194  0.067  0.000
CHICAGO        7  9 334 348  0.158  9.191   15  0.935   15 -0.002   13  0.109   12 0.5049  1.196  0.076  0.143  0.000
DETROIT        7  9 346 444  0.135  9.331   16  0.915   16 -0.013   21 -0.198   13 0.5042  1.466  0.138 -0.535  0.000
HOUSTON        8  8 379 384 -0.006  8.152   17  0.911   17 -0.022   14  0.041   14 0.5014  1.437  0.336 -0.253  0.000
DENVER         7  9 320 409  0.054  8.886   18  0.849   18 -0.066   20 -0.181   19 0.4906  1.371  0.020 -0.382  0.000
BUFFALO        7  9 252 354  0.021  8.828   19  0.832   19 -0.073   23 -0.225   20 0.4843  0.907 -0.604  0.154  0.000
TAMPA BAY      9  8 348 294 -0.170  7.455   20  0.811   20 -0.101   16 -0.012   18 0.4945  0.962 -0.329  0.305  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       7  9 267 347 -0.169  7.746   21  0.658   21 -0.216   25 -0.323   21 0.4712  0.990 -0.608 -0.038  0.000
ARIZONA        8  8 404 399 -0.347  6.333   22  0.620   22 -0.257   24 -0.229   23 0.4565  1.549  0.231 -0.689  0.000
NEW ORLEANS    7  9 379 388 -0.192  7.206   23  0.618   23 -0.269   18 -0.101   22 0.4616  1.492  0.274 -0.477  0.000
CINCINNATI     7  9 380 385 -0.208  7.062   24  0.605   24 -0.282   19 -0.124   24 0.4455  1.468  0.216 -0.463  0.000
BALTIMORE      5 11 275 384 -0.132  8.026   25  0.430   25 -0.434   27 -0.349   28 0.4203  1.095 -0.510 -0.187  0.000
KANSAS CITY    4 12 226 335  0.013  8.751   26  0.424   26 -0.438   28 -0.373   25 0.4286  0.839 -0.825  0.079  0.000
OAKLAND        4 12 283 398 -0.008  8.664   27  0.380   27 -0.489   26 -0.334   26 0.4284  1.182 -0.386 -0.283  0.000
N.Y. JETS      4 12 268 355 -0.012  8.594   28  0.377   28 -0.494   22 -0.202   27 0.4233  1.059 -0.406  0.002  0.000
SAN FRANCISCO  5 11 219 364 -0.348  6.931   29  0.311   29 -0.568   31 -0.630   30 0.4048  0.858 -1.063 -0.198  0.000
ATLANTA        4 12 259 414 -0.205  7.777   30  0.295   30 -0.592   30 -0.603   29 0.4104  1.178 -0.660 -0.546  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
ST. LOUIS      3 13 263 438 -0.329  7.223   31  0.110   31 -0.805   32 -0.635   31 0.3729  1.197 -0.669 -0.602  0.000
MIAMI          1 15 267 437 -0.030  8.817   32  0.000   32 -0.929   29 -0.468   32 0.3659  1.247 -0.435 -0.500  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 SAN DIEGO 13 6 469 335 0.263 10.478 6 1.509 6 0.501 2 0.569 6 0.5821 1.157 0.485 0.652 0.000 DENVER 7 9 320 409 0.054 8.886 18 0.849 18 -0.066 20 -0.181 19 0.4906 1.371 0.020 -0.382 0.000 KANSAS CITY 4 12 226 335 0.013 8.751 26 0.424 26 -0.438 28 -0.373 25 0.4286 0.839 -0.825 0.079 0.000 OAKLAND 4 12 283 398 -0.008 8.664 27 0.380 27 -0.489 26 -0.334 26 0.4284 1.182 -0.386 -0.283 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 13 4 474 290 0.145 8.802 5 1.574 5 0.579 3 0.463 5 0.5945 1.298 0.564 0.362 0.000 JACKSONVILLE 12 6 462 364 0.183 9.837 7 1.438 7 0.430 5 0.421 7 0.5671 1.370 0.621 0.221 0.000 TENNESSEE 10 7 307 314 0.061 9.105 8 1.224 8 0.233 15 0.006 9 0.5334 0.934 -0.343 0.355 0.000 HOUSTON 8 8 379 384 -0.006 8.152 17 0.911 17 -0.022 14 0.041 14 0.5014 1.437 0.336 -0.253 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 10 7 422 300 -0.114 7.410 11 1.048 12 0.037 11 0.168 16 0.4997 1.128 0.048 0.287 0.000 CLEVELAND 10 6 402 382 -0.214 6.888 12 1.041 11 0.091 17 -0.028 17 0.4993 1.461 0.302 -0.357 0.000 CINCINNATI 7 9 380 385 -0.208 7.062 24 0.605 24 -0.282 19 -0.124 24 0.4455 1.468 0.216 -0.463 0.000 BALTIMORE 5 11 275 384 -0.132 8.026 25 0.430 25 -0.434 27 -0.349 28 0.4203 1.095 -0.510 -0.187 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 18 1 655 323 0.243 10.192 1 2.003 1 1.092 1 0.790 1 0.6520 1.512 1.194 0.385 0.000 BUFFALO 7 9 252 354 0.021 8.828 19 0.832 19 -0.073 23 -0.225 20 0.4843 0.907 -0.604 0.154 0.000 N.Y. JETS 4 12 268 355 -0.012 8.594 28 0.377 28 -0.494 22 -0.202 27 0.4233 1.059 -0.406 0.002 0.000 MIAMI 1 15 267 437 -0.030 8.817 32 0.000 32 -0.929 29 -0.468 32 0.3659 1.247 -0.435 -0.500 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 11 7 448 347 -0.218 7.381 14 0.980 14 0.026 12 0.130 15 0.5009 1.270 0.194 0.067 0.000 ARIZONA 8 8 404 399 -0.347 6.333 22 0.620 22 -0.257 24 -0.229 23 0.4565 1.549 0.231 -0.689 0.000 SAN FRANCISCO 5 11 219 364 -0.348 6.931 29 0.311 29 -0.568 31 -0.630 30 0.4048 0.858 -1.063 -0.198 0.000 ST. LOUIS 3 13 263 438 -0.329 7.223 31 0.110 31 -0.805 32 -0.635 31 0.3729 1.197 -0.669 -0.602 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 TAMPA BAY 9 8 348 294 -0.170 7.455 20 0.811 20 -0.101 16 -0.012 18 0.4945 0.962 -0.329 0.305 0.000 CAROLINA 7 9 267 347 -0.169 7.746 21 0.658 21 -0.216 25 -0.323 21 0.4712 0.990 -0.608 -0.038 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 7 9 379 388 -0.192 7.206 23 0.618 23 -0.269 18 -0.101 22 0.4616 1.492 0.274 -0.477 0.000 ATLANTA 4 12 259 414 -0.205 7.777 30 0.295 30 -0.592 30 -0.603 29 0.4104 1.178 -0.660 -0.546 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 GREEN BAY 14 4 497 334 0.101 9.331 4 1.593 4 0.598 4 0.426 3 0.6015 1.350 0.597 0.255 0.000 MINNESOTA 8 8 365 311 0.074 8.417 13 0.981 13 0.032 10 0.175 11 0.5152 1.199 0.145 0.205 0.000 CHICAGO 7 9 334 348 0.158 9.191 15 0.935 15 -0.002 13 0.109 12 0.5049 1.196 0.076 0.143 0.000 DETROIT 7 9 346 444 0.135 9.331 16 0.915 16 -0.013 21 -0.198 13 0.5042 1.466 0.138 -0.535 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 DALLAS 13 4 472 346 0.187 9.401 2 1.627 3 0.628 7 0.318 2 0.6070 1.451 0.633 0.003 0.000 N.Y. GIANTS 14 6 458 416 0.296 11.988 3 1.602 2 0.634 6 0.420 4 0.6001 1.265 0.477 0.364 0.000 WASHINGTON 9 8 348 345 0.234 9.996 9 1.196 9 0.205 9 0.223 8 0.5394 1.107 0.077 0.368 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 8 8 336 300 0.238 9.379 10 1.146 10 0.147 8 0.245 10 0.5317 1.054 0.035 0.455 0.000


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
NFC EAST   44 26 0.629    1  0.438
AFC SOUTH  43 25 0.632    2  0.351
NFC NORTH  36 30 0.545    3  0.204
AFC EAST   30 37 0.448    4 -0.102
AFC NORTH  32 33 0.492    5 -0.104
AFC WEST   28 39 0.418    6 -0.157
NFC SOUTH  27 38 0.415    7 -0.383
NFC WEST   27 39 0.409    8 -0.566

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.206 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.022 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu Apr 10 21:03:38 2008
games through: Sun Feb 10 2008

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