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   14  3 539 341  0.288  9.836    1  1.514    1  0.719    1  0.684    1 0.6334  1.602  1.195  0.172  0.000
PITTSBURGH    14  5 455 306  0.234 10.697    2  1.342    2  0.559    3  0.502    2 0.6014  1.096  0.311  0.694  0.000
GREEN BAY     14  6 509 316  0.274 11.478    3  1.303    4  0.510    2  0.656    3 0.5954  1.103  0.474  0.838  0.000
NY JETS       13  6 431 365  0.302 11.355    4  1.298    3  0.532    5  0.310    4 0.5928  1.129  0.160  0.460  0.000
BALTIMORE     13  5 411 308  0.160  9.618    5  1.264    5  0.486    4  0.349    5 0.5885  1.068  0.125  0.574  0.000
ATLANTA       13  4 435 336  0.003  8.123    6  1.242    6  0.464    8  0.173    6 0.5868  1.335  0.292  0.054  0.000
CHICAGO       12  6 383 331  0.114  9.610    7  1.124    7  0.346    7  0.179    7 0.5647  1.073 -0.040  0.398  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  10  7 455 398  0.099  9.099    8  0.965    8  0.192   10  0.134   10 0.5284  1.497  0.486 -0.217  0.000
NY GIANTS     10  6 394 347 -0.017  7.784    9  0.939    9  0.182    9  0.141   11 0.5257  1.306  0.221  0.062  0.000
INDIANAPOLIS  10  7 451 405  0.012  8.530   10  0.903   10  0.142   11  0.102   13 0.5114  1.417  0.337 -0.132  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   11  6 420 348 -0.174  7.237   11  0.881   12  0.117   13  0.063    8 0.5370  1.358  0.214 -0.088  0.000
TAMPA BAY     10  6 341 318 -0.151  7.143   12  0.869   11  0.121   14  0.045    9 0.5310  1.179 -0.043  0.133  0.000
MIAMI          7  9 273 333  0.231  9.656   13  0.795   13  0.051   17 -0.062   12 0.5115  0.993 -0.375  0.251  0.000
KANSAS CITY   10  7 373 356 -0.216  7.263   14  0.762   14  0.013   25 -0.188   14 0.4892  1.153 -0.308 -0.067  0.000
SAN DIEGO      9  7 441 322 -0.162  6.730   15  0.755   15 -0.032    6  0.198   16 0.4843  1.314  0.288  0.108  0.000
JACKSONVILLE   8  8 353 419 -0.072  7.878   16  0.714   16 -0.040   24 -0.173   18 0.4714  1.352 -0.031 -0.316  0.000
DETROIT        6 10 362 369  0.172  9.118   17  0.638   17 -0.112   12  0.092   15 0.4849  1.366  0.254 -0.070  0.000
MINNESOTA      6 10 281 348  0.140  9.238   18  0.605   18 -0.120   21 -0.131   17 0.4831  1.028 -0.403  0.141  0.000
OAKLAND        8  8 410 371 -0.185  6.932   19  0.600   19 -0.132   15  0.020   20 0.4673  1.425  0.266 -0.226  0.000
WASHINGTON     6 10 302 377  0.045  8.575   20  0.563   20 -0.162   23 -0.170   23 0.4582  1.124 -0.326 -0.013  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
DALLAS         6 10 394 436  0.019  8.367   21  0.535   21 -0.197   18 -0.075   24 0.4565  1.529  0.324 -0.474  0.000
HOUSTON        6 10 390 427  0.009  8.262   22  0.512   22 -0.213   16 -0.048   26 0.4484  1.465  0.256 -0.351  0.000
TENNESSEE      6 10 356 339 -0.006  8.065   23  0.507   23 -0.229   20 -0.092   27 0.4446  1.164 -0.198  0.015  0.000
CLEVELAND      5 11 271 332  0.109  9.012   24  0.494   24 -0.238   22 -0.155   19 0.4676  1.005 -0.453  0.144  0.000
SEATTLE        8 10 375 478 -0.292  7.683   25  0.481   25 -0.257   29 -0.394   21 0.4618  1.418 -0.157 -0.630  0.000
BUFFALO        4 12 283 425  0.193  9.721   26  0.424   26 -0.306   26 -0.233   22 0.4585  1.274 -0.196 -0.270  0.000
ST. LOUIS      7  9 289 328 -0.368  6.171   27  0.400   27 -0.340   28 -0.322   28 0.4437  0.995 -0.632 -0.011  0.000
CINCINNATI     4 12 322 395  0.159  9.294   28  0.391   28 -0.342   19 -0.084   25 0.4510  1.352  0.060 -0.227  0.000
SAN FRANCISCO  6 10 305 346 -0.320  6.588   29  0.326   29 -0.414   27 -0.242   29 0.4352  1.081 -0.451 -0.034  0.000
DENVER         4 12 344 471 -0.174  7.515   30  0.204   30 -0.525   30 -0.409   31 0.3969  1.508 -0.041 -0.777  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
ARIZONA        5 11 289 434 -0.389  6.348   31  0.183   31 -0.539   31 -0.624   30 0.4064  1.289 -0.568 -0.680  0.000
CAROLINA       2 14 196 408 -0.165  8.098   32  0.000   32 -0.736   32 -0.638   32 0.3907  0.940 -1.011 -0.265  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 KANSAS CITY 10 7 373 356 -0.216 7.263 14 0.762 14 0.013 25 -0.188 14 0.4892 1.153 -0.308 -0.067 0.000 SAN DIEGO 9 7 441 322 -0.162 6.730 15 0.755 15 -0.032 6 0.198 16 0.4843 1.314 0.288 0.108 0.000 OAKLAND 8 8 410 371 -0.185 6.932 19 0.600 19 -0.132 15 0.020 20 0.4673 1.425 0.266 -0.226 0.000 DENVER 4 12 344 471 -0.174 7.515 30 0.204 30 -0.525 30 -0.409 31 0.3969 1.508 -0.041 -0.777 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 10 7 451 405 0.012 8.530 10 0.903 10 0.142 11 0.102 13 0.5114 1.417 0.337 -0.132 0.000 JACKSONVILLE 8 8 353 419 -0.072 7.878 16 0.714 16 -0.040 24 -0.173 18 0.4714 1.352 -0.031 -0.316 0.000 HOUSTON 6 10 390 427 0.009 8.262 22 0.512 22 -0.213 16 -0.048 26 0.4484 1.465 0.256 -0.351 0.000 TENNESSEE 6 10 356 339 -0.006 8.065 23 0.507 23 -0.229 20 -0.092 27 0.4446 1.164 -0.198 0.015 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 14 5 455 306 0.234 10.697 2 1.342 2 0.559 3 0.502 2 0.6014 1.096 0.311 0.694 0.000 BALTIMORE 13 5 411 308 0.160 9.618 5 1.264 5 0.486 4 0.349 5 0.5885 1.068 0.125 0.574 0.000 CLEVELAND 5 11 271 332 0.109 9.012 24 0.494 24 -0.238 22 -0.155 19 0.4676 1.005 -0.453 0.144 0.000 CINCINNATI 4 12 322 395 0.159 9.294 28 0.391 28 -0.342 19 -0.084 25 0.4510 1.352 0.060 -0.227 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 3 539 341 0.288 9.836 1 1.514 1 0.719 1 0.684 1 0.6334 1.602 1.195 0.172 0.000 NY JETS 13 6 431 365 0.302 11.355 4 1.298 3 0.532 5 0.310 4 0.5928 1.129 0.160 0.460 0.000 MIAMI 7 9 273 333 0.231 9.656 13 0.795 13 0.051 17 -0.062 12 0.5115 0.993 -0.375 0.251 0.000 BUFFALO 4 12 283 425 0.193 9.721 26 0.424 26 -0.306 26 -0.233 22 0.4585 1.274 -0.196 -0.270 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 8 10 375 478 -0.292 7.683 25 0.481 25 -0.257 29 -0.394 21 0.4618 1.418 -0.157 -0.630 0.000 ST. LOUIS 7 9 289 328 -0.368 6.171 27 0.400 27 -0.340 28 -0.322 28 0.4437 0.995 -0.632 -0.011 0.000 SAN FRANCISCO 6 10 305 346 -0.320 6.588 29 0.326 29 -0.414 27 -0.242 29 0.4352 1.081 -0.451 -0.034 0.000 ARIZONA 5 11 289 434 -0.389 6.348 31 0.183 31 -0.539 31 -0.624 30 0.4064 1.289 -0.568 -0.680 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 ATLANTA 13 4 435 336 0.003 8.123 6 1.242 6 0.464 8 0.173 6 0.5868 1.335 0.292 0.054 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 11 6 420 348 -0.174 7.237 11 0.881 12 0.117 13 0.063 8 0.5370 1.358 0.214 -0.088 0.000 TAMPA BAY 10 6 341 318 -0.151 7.143 12 0.869 11 0.121 14 0.045 9 0.5310 1.179 -0.043 0.133 0.000 CAROLINA 2 14 196 408 -0.165 8.098 32 0.000 32 -0.736 32 -0.638 32 0.3907 0.940 -1.011 -0.265 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 6 509 316 0.274 11.478 3 1.303 4 0.510 2 0.656 3 0.5954 1.103 0.474 0.838 0.000 CHICAGO 12 6 383 331 0.114 9.610 7 1.124 7 0.346 7 0.179 7 0.5647 1.073 -0.040 0.398 0.000 DETROIT 6 10 362 369 0.172 9.118 17 0.638 17 -0.112 12 0.092 15 0.4849 1.366 0.254 -0.070 0.000 MINNESOTA 6 10 281 348 0.140 9.238 18 0.605 18 -0.120 21 -0.131 17 0.4831 1.028 -0.403 0.141 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 10 7 455 398 0.099 9.099 8 0.965 8 0.192 10 0.134 10 0.5284 1.497 0.486 -0.217 0.000 NY GIANTS 10 6 394 347 -0.017 7.784 9 0.939 9 0.182 9 0.141 11 0.5257 1.306 0.221 0.062 0.000 WASHINGTON 6 10 302 377 0.045 8.575 20 0.563 20 -0.162 23 -0.170 23 0.4582 1.124 -0.326 -0.013 0.000 DALLAS 6 10 394 436 0.019 8.367 21 0.535 21 -0.197 18 -0.075 24 0.4565 1.529 0.324 -0.474 0.000


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
NFC NORTH  38 32 0.543    1  0.293
AFC EAST   38 30 0.559    2  0.274
AFC NORTH  36 33 0.522    3  0.251
NFC EAST   32 33 0.492    4  0.038
AFC SOUTH  30 35 0.462    5 -0.057
NFC SOUTH  36 30 0.545    6 -0.130
AFC WEST   31 34 0.477    7 -0.141
NFC WEST   26 40 0.394    8 -0.662

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.141 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.020 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sat May  7 09:53:58 2011
games through: Sun Feb  6 2011

Back to Dolphin rankings main page.