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
GREEN BAY     15  2 580 396  0.007  7.870    1  1.416    1  0.612    6  0.277    1 0.6239  1.662  0.888 -0.335  0.000
NEW ENGLAND   15  4 598 393  0.042  9.195    2  1.297    2  0.498    2  0.407    2 0.5911  1.559  0.857 -0.044  0.000
SAN FRANCISCO 14  4 433 281  0.062  8.758    3  1.272    3  0.474    4  0.332    3 0.5850  1.046  0.087  0.577  0.000
NEW ORLEANS   14  4 624 403  0.028  8.420    4  1.223    4  0.425    1  0.458    4 0.5814  1.663  1.072 -0.155  0.000
NY GIANTS     13  7 496 456  0.279 11.750    5  1.202    5  0.423    3  0.371    5 0.5710  1.364  0.536  0.206  0.000
BALTIMORE     13  5 418 302  0.053  8.914    6  1.159    6  0.381    7  0.242    6 0.5655  1.179  0.161  0.323  0.000
PITTSBURGH    12  5 348 256 -0.019  7.938    7  1.062    7  0.305    8  0.201    7 0.5598  0.951 -0.154  0.556  0.000
DETROIT       10  7 502 432  0.080  8.709    8  0.922    8  0.169   10  0.148    8 0.5449  1.558  0.597 -0.301  0.000
ATLANTA       10  7 404 374  0.028  8.592    9  0.904    9  0.152   16  0.030    9 0.5230  1.214 -0.006  0.067  0.000
HOUSTON       11  7 425 308 -0.050  8.145   10  0.872   10  0.104    9  0.156   10 0.5177  1.151  0.039  0.272  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
PHILADELPHIA   8  8 396 328  0.107  8.425   11  0.802   11  0.043    5  0.277   17 0.5010  1.341  0.411  0.144  0.000
DALLAS         8  8 369 347  0.079  8.388   12  0.765   12  0.040   15  0.032   19 0.4975  1.233  0.021  0.043  0.000
CINCINNATI     9  8 354 354 -0.033  8.341   13  0.751   13  0.025   20 -0.081   16 0.5023  1.307  0.007 -0.169  0.000
TENNESSEE      9  7 325 317 -0.122  7.278   14  0.742   14  0.023   18 -0.048   18 0.4981  1.142 -0.176  0.079  0.000
NY JETS        8  8 377 363  0.061  8.270   15  0.733   15  0.017   14  0.045   15 0.5028  1.328  0.160 -0.070  0.000
ARIZONA        8  8 312 348 -0.036  8.026   16  0.710   16 -0.005   21 -0.114   20 0.4899  1.187 -0.185 -0.042  0.000
CHICAGO        8  8 353 341 -0.005  7.948   17  0.697   18 -0.019   17 -0.047   12 0.5082  1.099 -0.228  0.134  0.000
DENVER         9  9 348 458 -0.031  9.174   18  0.690   17 -0.013   29 -0.275   11 0.5141  1.199 -0.331 -0.219  0.000
SAN DIEGO      8  8 406 377 -0.069  7.489   19  0.677   20 -0.065   12  0.060   13 0.5067  1.432  0.322 -0.202  0.000
OAKLAND        8  8 359 433 -0.088  7.783   20  0.661   19 -0.044   25 -0.233   14 0.5036  1.475  0.092 -0.559  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
SEATTLE        7  9 321 315  0.020  8.144   21  0.610   21 -0.092   13  0.060   22 0.4807  1.191 -0.005  0.126  0.000
KANSAS CITY    7  9 212 338 -0.120  7.779   22  0.551   22 -0.147   27 -0.252   21 0.4850  0.689 -0.881  0.377  0.000
MIAMI          6 10 329 313  0.054  8.263   23  0.542   24 -0.192   11  0.108   24 0.4625  1.047 -0.136  0.352  0.000
BUFFALO        6 10 372 434  0.046  8.482   24  0.530   23 -0.168   22 -0.172   23 0.4662  1.479  0.159 -0.502  0.000
CAROLINA       6 10 406 429 -0.078  7.691   25  0.448   26 -0.250   19 -0.062   25 0.4510  1.514  0.321 -0.445  0.000
WASHINGTON     5 11 288 367  0.063  8.679   26  0.437   25 -0.249   23 -0.175   26 0.4360  1.100 -0.355  0.006  0.000
JACKSONVILLE   5 11 243 329 -0.094  7.874   27  0.342   27 -0.343   26 -0.239   27 0.4255  0.881 -0.672  0.194  0.000
TAMPA BAY      4 12 287 494 -0.032  8.611   28  0.286   28 -0.381   32 -0.493   28 0.4226  1.336 -0.365 -0.620  0.000
CLEVELAND      4 12 218 307 -0.075  8.016   29  0.219   29 -0.448   24 -0.226   29 0.4159  0.825 -0.718  0.267  0.000
MINNESOTA      3 13 340 449 -0.067  8.060   30  0.122   30 -0.543   28 -0.255   30 0.4123  1.357 -0.099 -0.412  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      2 14 193 407  0.063  9.224   31  0.118   31 -0.544   31 -0.482   31 0.3976  0.903 -0.891 -0.073  0.000
INDIANAPOLIS   2 14 243 430 -0.147  8.012   32  0.000   32 -0.667   30 -0.390   32 0.3735  1.201 -0.443 -0.337  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 9 9 348 458 -0.031 9.174 18 0.690 17 -0.013 29 -0.275 11 0.5141 1.199 -0.331 -0.219 0.000 SAN DIEGO 8 8 406 377 -0.069 7.489 19 0.677 20 -0.065 12 0.060 13 0.5067 1.432 0.322 -0.202 0.000 OAKLAND 8 8 359 433 -0.088 7.783 20 0.661 19 -0.044 25 -0.233 14 0.5036 1.475 0.092 -0.559 0.000 KANSAS CITY 7 9 212 338 -0.120 7.779 22 0.551 22 -0.147 27 -0.252 21 0.4850 0.689 -0.881 0.377 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 HOUSTON 11 7 425 308 -0.050 8.145 10 0.872 10 0.104 9 0.156 10 0.5177 1.151 0.039 0.272 0.000 TENNESSEE 9 7 325 317 -0.122 7.278 14 0.742 14 0.023 18 -0.048 18 0.4981 1.142 -0.176 0.079 0.000 JACKSONVILLE 5 11 243 329 -0.094 7.874 27 0.342 27 -0.343 26 -0.239 27 0.4255 0.881 -0.672 0.194 0.000 INDIANAPOLIS 2 14 243 430 -0.147 8.012 32 0.000 32 -0.667 30 -0.390 32 0.3735 1.201 -0.443 -0.337 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 13 5 418 302 0.053 8.914 6 1.159 6 0.381 7 0.242 6 0.5655 1.179 0.161 0.323 0.000 PITTSBURGH 12 5 348 256 -0.019 7.938 7 1.062 7 0.305 8 0.201 7 0.5598 0.951 -0.154 0.556 0.000 CINCINNATI 9 8 354 354 -0.033 8.341 13 0.751 13 0.025 20 -0.081 16 0.5023 1.307 0.007 -0.169 0.000 CLEVELAND 4 12 218 307 -0.075 8.016 29 0.219 29 -0.448 24 -0.226 29 0.4159 0.825 -0.718 0.267 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 15 4 598 393 0.042 9.195 2 1.297 2 0.498 2 0.407 2 0.5911 1.559 0.857 -0.044 0.000 NY JETS 8 8 377 363 0.061 8.270 15 0.733 15 0.017 14 0.045 15 0.5028 1.328 0.160 -0.070 0.000 MIAMI 6 10 329 313 0.054 8.263 23 0.542 24 -0.192 11 0.108 24 0.4625 1.047 -0.136 0.352 0.000 BUFFALO 6 10 372 434 0.046 8.482 24 0.530 23 -0.168 22 -0.172 23 0.4662 1.479 0.159 -0.502 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 SAN FRANCISCO 14 4 433 281 0.062 8.758 3 1.272 3 0.474 4 0.332 3 0.5850 1.046 0.087 0.577 0.000 ARIZONA 8 8 312 348 -0.036 8.026 16 0.710 16 -0.005 21 -0.114 20 0.4899 1.187 -0.185 -0.042 0.000 SEATTLE 7 9 321 315 0.020 8.144 21 0.610 21 -0.092 13 0.060 22 0.4807 1.191 -0.005 0.126 0.000 ST. LOUIS 2 14 193 407 0.063 9.224 31 0.118 31 -0.544 31 -0.482 31 0.3976 0.903 -0.891 -0.073 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 14 4 624 403 0.028 8.420 4 1.223 4 0.425 1 0.458 4 0.5814 1.663 1.072 -0.155 0.000 ATLANTA 10 7 404 374 0.028 8.592 9 0.904 9 0.152 16 0.030 9 0.5230 1.214 -0.006 0.067 0.000 CAROLINA 6 10 406 429 -0.078 7.691 25 0.448 26 -0.250 19 -0.062 25 0.4510 1.514 0.321 -0.445 0.000 TAMPA BAY 4 12 287 494 -0.032 8.611 28 0.286 28 -0.381 32 -0.493 28 0.4226 1.336 -0.365 -0.620 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 15 2 580 396 0.007 7.870 1 1.416 1 0.612 6 0.277 1 0.6239 1.662 0.888 -0.335 0.000 DETROIT 10 7 502 432 0.080 8.709 8 0.922 8 0.169 10 0.148 8 0.5449 1.558 0.597 -0.301 0.000 CHICAGO 8 8 353 341 -0.005 7.948 17 0.697 18 -0.019 17 -0.047 12 0.5082 1.099 -0.228 0.134 0.000 MINNESOTA 3 13 340 449 -0.067 8.060 30 0.122 30 -0.543 28 -0.255 30 0.4123 1.357 -0.099 -0.412 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 NY GIANTS 13 7 496 456 0.279 11.750 5 1.202 5 0.423 3 0.371 5 0.5710 1.364 0.536 0.206 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 8 8 396 328 0.107 8.425 11 0.802 11 0.043 5 0.277 17 0.5010 1.341 0.411 0.144 0.000 DALLAS 8 8 369 347 0.079 8.388 12 0.765 12 0.040 15 0.032 19 0.4975 1.233 0.021 0.043 0.000 WASHINGTON 5 11 288 367 0.063 8.679 26 0.437 25 -0.249 23 -0.175 26 0.4360 1.100 -0.355 0.006 0.000


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC EAST   35 32 0.522    1  0.202
NFC EAST   34 34 0.500    2  0.178
NFC NORTH  36 30 0.545    3  0.132
AFC NORTH  38 30 0.559    4  0.096
NFC SOUTH  34 33 0.507    5 -0.034
NFC WEST   31 35 0.470    6 -0.120
AFC SOUTH  27 39 0.409    7 -0.252
AFC WEST   32 34 0.485    8 -0.333

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.225 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: Sun Sep  2 08:12:57 2012
games through: Sun Feb  5 2012

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