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 ORLEANS   16  3 617 400  0.154  9.659    1  1.786    2  0.769    2  0.527    2 0.6102  1.637  1.141 -0.088  0.000
INDIANAPOLIS  16  3 483 358  0.100  9.560    2  1.773    1  0.778    9  0.321    1 0.6155  1.304  0.448  0.194  0.000
SAN DIEGO     13  4 468 337 -0.053  7.561    3  1.505    3  0.470    8  0.324    3 0.5763  1.453  0.660 -0.012  0.000
MINNESOTA     13  5 532 346  0.042  8.262    4  1.468    4  0.432    1  0.536    5 0.5547  1.402  0.798  0.274  0.000
DALLAS        12  6 398 298  0.099  9.041    5  1.406    5  0.381    7  0.357    4 0.5558  0.937  0.029  0.684  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  11  6 443 371  0.067  8.524    6  1.305    6  0.311   12  0.132    7 0.5487  1.470  0.493 -0.228  0.000
NEW ENGLAND   10  7 441 318  0.247  9.448    7  1.303    7  0.310    5  0.412    8 0.5476  1.308  0.544  0.279  0.000
NY JETS       11  8 406 294  0.223 10.335    8  1.262    8  0.266    3  0.511    6 0.5533  0.925  0.170  0.851  0.000
ATLANTA        9  7 363 325  0.191  8.742    9  1.225    9  0.238   11  0.234    9 0.5300  1.242  0.278  0.191  0.000
GREEN BAY     11  6 506 348 -0.050  7.317   10  1.191   10  0.196    4  0.459   13 0.5219  1.513  0.884  0.034  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
BALTIMORE     10  8 427 295  0.151  9.095   11  1.156   12  0.167    6  0.381   10 0.5267  1.051  0.186  0.577  0.000
CINCINNATI    10  7 319 315  0.014  8.471   12  1.145   11  0.192   19 -0.090   11 0.5229  0.992 -0.355  0.175  0.000
CAROLINA       8  8 315 308  0.228  9.164   13  1.101   14  0.149   10  0.311   15 0.5188  1.030  0.090  0.531  0.000
ARIZONA       11  7 440 415 -0.096  8.219   14  1.096   13  0.162   20 -0.091   14 0.5194  1.370  0.126 -0.309  0.000
PITTSBURGH     9  7 368 324 -0.059  7.400   15  0.985   18  0.047   15  0.058   17 0.5100  1.259  0.124 -0.009  0.000
HOUSTON        9  7 388 333 -0.064  7.302   16  0.984   17  0.047   13  0.125   12 0.5223  1.377  0.353 -0.103  0.000
NY GIANTS      8  8 402 427  0.061  8.310   17  0.982   15  0.048   21 -0.118   18 0.5080  1.557  0.374 -0.610  0.000
MIAMI          7  9 360 390  0.221  9.271   18  0.979   16  0.048   16  0.009   19 0.5068  1.407  0.279 -0.261  0.000
TENNESSEE      8  8 354 402 -0.011  8.062   19  0.938   19  0.007   17 -0.088   16 0.5104  1.373  0.133 -0.310  0.000
DENVER         8  8 326 324 -0.023  7.740   20  0.897   20 -0.038   22 -0.122   20 0.5034  1.141 -0.207 -0.037  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
SAN FRANCISCO  8  8 330 281 -0.136  6.814   21  0.800   21 -0.143   14  0.080   21 0.4800  0.950 -0.233  0.393  0.000
BUFFALO        6 10 258 326  0.104  8.800   22  0.789   22 -0.149   18 -0.089   23 0.4751  0.914 -0.442  0.265  0.000
CHICAGO        7  9 327 375 -0.090  7.801   23  0.780   23 -0.159   23 -0.220   24 0.4617  1.208 -0.221 -0.219  0.000
JACKSONVILLE   7  9 290 380 -0.148  7.605   24  0.770   24 -0.171   26 -0.371   22 0.4788  1.186 -0.400 -0.343  0.000
OAKLAND        5 11 197 379 -0.077  8.190   25  0.584   25 -0.369   30 -0.547   25 0.4429  0.867 -0.951 -0.144  0.000
CLEVELAND      5 11 245 375 -0.132  7.756   26  0.540   26 -0.429   27 -0.389   26 0.4322  1.030 -0.610 -0.168  0.000
TAMPA BAY      3 13 244 400  0.187  9.524   27  0.524   27 -0.441   25 -0.275   27 0.4186  1.046 -0.477 -0.073  0.000
SEATTLE        5 11 280 390 -0.284  7.121   28  0.431   28 -0.538   29 -0.540   28 0.4186  1.154 -0.610 -0.471  0.000
KANSAS CITY    4 12 294 424 -0.167  7.460   29  0.384   29 -0.585   28 -0.408   29 0.4175  1.342 -0.228 -0.587  0.000
WASHINGTON     4 12 266 336 -0.126  7.679   30  0.377   30 -0.595   24 -0.259   30 0.4137  0.963 -0.557  0.039  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
DETROIT        2 14 262 494 -0.206  8.118   31  0.135   31 -0.867   31 -0.740   31 0.3659  1.328 -0.580 -0.900  0.000
ST. LOUIS      1 15 175 436 -0.227  7.555   32  0.000   32 -1.027   32 -0.859   32 0.3471  0.850 -1.282 -0.436  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 4 468 337 -0.053 7.561 3 1.505 3 0.470 8 0.324 3 0.5763 1.453 0.660 -0.012 0.000 DENVER 8 8 326 324 -0.023 7.740 20 0.897 20 -0.038 22 -0.122 20 0.5034 1.141 -0.207 -0.037 0.000 OAKLAND 5 11 197 379 -0.077 8.190 25 0.584 25 -0.369 30 -0.547 25 0.4429 0.867 -0.951 -0.144 0.000 KANSAS CITY 4 12 294 424 -0.167 7.460 29 0.384 29 -0.585 28 -0.408 29 0.4175 1.342 -0.228 -0.587 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 16 3 483 358 0.100 9.560 2 1.773 1 0.778 9 0.321 1 0.6155 1.304 0.448 0.194 0.000 HOUSTON 9 7 388 333 -0.064 7.302 16 0.984 17 0.047 13 0.125 12 0.5223 1.377 0.353 -0.103 0.000 TENNESSEE 8 8 354 402 -0.011 8.062 19 0.938 19 0.007 17 -0.088 16 0.5104 1.373 0.133 -0.310 0.000 JACKSONVILLE 7 9 290 380 -0.148 7.605 24 0.770 24 -0.171 26 -0.371 22 0.4788 1.186 -0.400 -0.343 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 BALTIMORE 10 8 427 295 0.151 9.095 11 1.156 12 0.167 6 0.381 10 0.5267 1.051 0.186 0.577 0.000 CINCINNATI 10 7 319 315 0.014 8.471 12 1.145 11 0.192 19 -0.090 11 0.5229 0.992 -0.355 0.175 0.000 PITTSBURGH 9 7 368 324 -0.059 7.400 15 0.985 18 0.047 15 0.058 17 0.5100 1.259 0.124 -0.009 0.000 CLEVELAND 5 11 245 375 -0.132 7.756 26 0.540 26 -0.429 27 -0.389 26 0.4322 1.030 -0.610 -0.168 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 10 7 441 318 0.247 9.448 7 1.303 7 0.310 5 0.412 8 0.5476 1.308 0.544 0.279 0.000 NY JETS 11 8 406 294 0.223 10.335 8 1.262 8 0.266 3 0.511 6 0.5533 0.925 0.170 0.851 0.000 MIAMI 7 9 360 390 0.221 9.271 18 0.979 16 0.048 16 0.009 19 0.5068 1.407 0.279 -0.261 0.000 BUFFALO 6 10 258 326 0.104 8.800 22 0.789 22 -0.149 18 -0.089 23 0.4751 0.914 -0.442 0.265 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 ARIZONA 11 7 440 415 -0.096 8.219 14 1.096 13 0.162 20 -0.091 14 0.5194 1.370 0.126 -0.309 0.000 SAN FRANCISCO 8 8 330 281 -0.136 6.814 21 0.800 21 -0.143 14 0.080 21 0.4800 0.950 -0.233 0.393 0.000 SEATTLE 5 11 280 390 -0.284 7.121 28 0.431 28 -0.538 29 -0.540 28 0.4186 1.154 -0.610 -0.471 0.000 ST. LOUIS 1 15 175 436 -0.227 7.555 32 0.000 32 -1.027 32 -0.859 32 0.3471 0.850 -1.282 -0.436 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 NEW ORLEANS 16 3 617 400 0.154 9.659 1 1.786 2 0.769 2 0.527 2 0.6102 1.637 1.141 -0.088 0.000 ATLANTA 9 7 363 325 0.191 8.742 9 1.225 9 0.238 11 0.234 9 0.5300 1.242 0.278 0.191 0.000 CAROLINA 8 8 315 308 0.228 9.164 13 1.101 14 0.149 10 0.311 15 0.5188 1.030 0.090 0.531 0.000 TAMPA BAY 3 13 244 400 0.187 9.524 27 0.524 27 -0.441 25 -0.275 27 0.4186 1.046 -0.477 -0.073 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 MINNESOTA 13 5 532 346 0.042 8.262 4 1.468 4 0.432 1 0.536 5 0.5547 1.402 0.798 0.274 0.000 GREEN BAY 11 6 506 348 -0.050 7.317 10 1.191 10 0.196 4 0.459 13 0.5219 1.513 0.884 0.034 0.000 CHICAGO 7 9 327 375 -0.090 7.801 23 0.780 23 -0.159 23 -0.220 24 0.4617 1.208 -0.221 -0.219 0.000 DETROIT 2 14 262 494 -0.206 8.118 31 0.135 31 -0.867 31 -0.740 31 0.3659 1.328 -0.580 -0.900 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 12 6 398 298 0.099 9.041 5 1.406 5 0.381 7 0.357 4 0.5558 0.937 0.029 0.684 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 11 6 443 371 0.067 8.524 6 1.305 6 0.311 12 0.132 7 0.5487 1.470 0.493 -0.228 0.000 NY GIANTS 8 8 402 427 0.061 8.310 17 0.982 15 0.048 21 -0.118 18 0.5080 1.557 0.374 -0.610 0.000 WASHINGTON 4 12 266 336 -0.126 7.679 30 0.377 30 -0.595 24 -0.259 30 0.4137 0.963 -0.557 0.039 0.000


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC EAST   34 34 0.500    1  0.328
NFC SOUTH  36 31 0.537    2  0.225
NFC EAST   35 32 0.522    3  0.088
AFC NORTH  34 33 0.507    4 -0.001
NFC NORTH  33 34 0.493    5 -0.004
AFC SOUTH  40 27 0.597    6 -0.017
AFC WEST   30 35 0.462    7 -0.278
NFC WEST   25 41 0.379    8 -0.467

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.180 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.023 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  8 19:17:54 2010
games through: Sun Feb  7 2010

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