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
PANTHERS   17  2 590 371 -0.045  8.695    1  1.422    1  0.705    3  0.459    1 0.6164  1.431  0.680  0.238  0.000
BRONCOS    15  4 422 340  0.244 11.343    2  1.382    2  0.667    6  0.379    2 0.6153  1.030  0.076  0.683  0.000
CARDINALS  14  4 530 382  0.192 10.073    3  1.313    3  0.602    7  0.339    3 0.6086  1.500  0.661  0.016  0.000
BENGALS    12  5 435 297  0.214  9.615    4  1.175    4  0.464    4  0.400    4 0.5752  1.201  0.307  0.493  0.000
CHIEFS     12  6 455 314  0.218 10.324    5  1.113    5  0.404    2  0.521    5 0.5709  1.199  0.426  0.616  0.000
PATRIOTS   13  5 510 355  0.003  8.800    6  1.068    6  0.360    8  0.290    9 0.5599  1.377  0.435  0.146  0.000
STEELERS   11  7 457 358  0.277 10.627    7  1.047    8  0.347    5  0.385   10 0.5589  1.317  0.445  0.324  0.000
SEAHAWKS   11  7 457 317  0.263 10.415    8  1.034    9  0.323    1  0.548    8 0.5652  1.215  0.473  0.623  0.000
VIKINGS    11  6 374 312  0.182  9.811    9  1.019    7  0.356    9  0.272    6 0.5688  1.088  0.038  0.506  0.000
PACKERS    11  7 423 367  0.219 10.569   10  0.989   10  0.320   10  0.223    7 0.5665  1.242  0.183  0.262  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
JETS       10  6 387 314 -0.196  6.961   11  0.756   11  0.073   11  0.040   12 0.5044  1.172 -0.090  0.170  0.000
RAMS        7  9 280 330  0.112  9.202   12  0.666   12 -0.009   17 -0.081   13 0.4991  0.963 -0.461  0.300  0.000
RAIDERS     7  9 359 399  0.142  9.341   13  0.659   13 -0.016   14 -0.022   14 0.4946  1.420  0.184 -0.228  0.000
LIONS       7  9 358 400  0.128  9.258   14  0.655   14 -0.027   12  0.008   11 0.5055  1.384  0.161 -0.146  0.000
TEXANS      9  8 339 343 -0.137  7.992   15  0.647   15 -0.039   15 -0.035   15 0.4915  1.034 -0.334  0.264  0.000
BILLS       8  8 379 359 -0.085  7.761   16  0.622   16 -0.074   13  0.007   18 0.4804  1.327  0.083 -0.068  0.000
REDSKINS    9  8 406 414 -0.177  7.812   17  0.619   17 -0.076   18 -0.091   16 0.4879  1.363  0.033 -0.216  0.000
COLTS       8  8 333 408 -0.218  7.421   18  0.574   18 -0.119   27 -0.304   19 0.4803  1.313 -0.248 -0.360  0.000
BEARS       6 10 335 397  0.131  9.321   19  0.566   19 -0.122   16 -0.075   17 0.4868  1.327  0.000 -0.149  0.000
FALCONS     8  8 339 345 -0.299  6.663   20  0.497   20 -0.196   23 -0.247   20 0.4759  1.119 -0.442 -0.051  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
EAGLES      7  9 377 430 -0.162  7.598   21  0.481   21 -0.204   22 -0.240   21 0.4637  1.427 -0.025 -0.455  0.000
49ERS       5 11 238 387  0.117  9.611   22  0.446   22 -0.233   28 -0.312   23 0.4615  0.970 -0.686  0.061  0.000
RAVENS      5 11 328 401  0.094  9.205   23  0.428   23 -0.260   19 -0.140   24 0.4490  1.318 -0.078 -0.202  0.000
SAINTS      7  9 408 476 -0.265  7.094   24  0.416   24 -0.277   24 -0.285   22 0.4620  1.585  0.167 -0.736  0.000
DOLPHINS    6 10 310 389 -0.196  7.453   25  0.364   25 -0.326   25 -0.298   28 0.4289  1.201 -0.391 -0.206  0.000
GIANTS      6 10 420 442 -0.197  7.251   26  0.362   26 -0.347   21 -0.182   25 0.4405  1.616  0.317 -0.682  0.000
CHARGERS    4 12 320 398  0.112  9.352   27  0.327   27 -0.379   20 -0.145   26 0.4367  1.276 -0.139 -0.150  0.000
BUCCANEERS  6 10 342 417 -0.302  6.865   28  0.307   28 -0.404   30 -0.351   27 0.4363  1.331 -0.270 -0.431  0.000
BROWNS      3 13 278 432  0.095  9.604   29  0.220   29 -0.488   26 -0.301   29 0.4140  1.242 -0.340 -0.262  0.000
JAGUARS     5 11 376 448 -0.297  6.882   30  0.207   31 -0.506   31 -0.354   31 0.4086  1.518 -0.005 -0.703  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
COWBOYS     4 12 275 374 -0.121  7.968   31  0.205   30 -0.506   29 -0.325   30 0.4090  0.977 -0.690  0.040  0.000
TITANS      3 13 299 423 -0.303  7.019   32  0.000   32 -0.723   32 -0.553   32 0.3728  1.225 -0.614 -0.492  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 BRONCOS 15 4 422 340 0.244 11.343 2 1.382 2 0.667 6 0.379 2 0.6153 1.030 0.076 0.683 0.000 CHIEFS 12 6 455 314 0.218 10.324 5 1.113 5 0.404 2 0.521 5 0.5709 1.199 0.426 0.616 0.000 RAIDERS 7 9 359 399 0.142 9.341 13 0.659 13 -0.016 14 -0.022 14 0.4946 1.420 0.184 -0.228 0.000 CHARGERS 4 12 320 398 0.112 9.352 27 0.327 27 -0.379 20 -0.145 26 0.4367 1.276 -0.139 -0.150 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 TEXANS 9 8 339 343 -0.137 7.992 15 0.647 15 -0.039 15 -0.035 15 0.4915 1.034 -0.334 0.264 0.000 COLTS 8 8 333 408 -0.218 7.421 18 0.574 18 -0.119 27 -0.304 19 0.4803 1.313 -0.248 -0.360 0.000 JAGUARS 5 11 376 448 -0.297 6.882 30 0.207 31 -0.506 31 -0.354 31 0.4086 1.518 -0.005 -0.703 0.000 TITANS 3 13 299 423 -0.303 7.019 32 0.000 32 -0.723 32 -0.553 32 0.3728 1.225 -0.614 -0.492 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 BENGALS 12 5 435 297 0.214 9.615 4 1.175 4 0.464 4 0.400 4 0.5752 1.201 0.307 0.493 0.000 STEELERS 11 7 457 358 0.277 10.627 7 1.047 8 0.347 5 0.385 10 0.5589 1.317 0.445 0.324 0.000 RAVENS 5 11 328 401 0.094 9.205 23 0.428 23 -0.260 19 -0.140 24 0.4490 1.318 -0.078 -0.202 0.000 BROWNS 3 13 278 432 0.095 9.604 29 0.220 29 -0.488 26 -0.301 29 0.4140 1.242 -0.340 -0.262 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 PATRIOTS 13 5 510 355 0.003 8.800 6 1.068 6 0.360 8 0.290 9 0.5599 1.377 0.435 0.146 0.000 JETS 10 6 387 314 -0.196 6.961 11 0.756 11 0.073 11 0.040 12 0.5044 1.172 -0.090 0.170 0.000 BILLS 8 8 379 359 -0.085 7.761 16 0.622 16 -0.074 13 0.007 18 0.4804 1.327 0.083 -0.068 0.000 DOLPHINS 6 10 310 389 -0.196 7.453 25 0.364 25 -0.326 25 -0.298 28 0.4289 1.201 -0.391 -0.206 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 CARDINALS 14 4 530 382 0.192 10.073 3 1.313 3 0.602 7 0.339 3 0.6086 1.500 0.661 0.016 0.000 SEAHAWKS 11 7 457 317 0.263 10.415 8 1.034 9 0.323 1 0.548 8 0.5652 1.215 0.473 0.623 0.000 RAMS 7 9 280 330 0.112 9.202 12 0.666 12 -0.009 17 -0.081 13 0.4991 0.963 -0.461 0.300 0.000 49ERS 5 11 238 387 0.117 9.611 22 0.446 22 -0.233 28 -0.312 23 0.4615 0.970 -0.686 0.061 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 PANTHERS 17 2 590 371 -0.045 8.695 1 1.422 1 0.705 3 0.459 1 0.6164 1.431 0.680 0.238 0.000 FALCONS 8 8 339 345 -0.299 6.663 20 0.497 20 -0.196 23 -0.247 20 0.4759 1.119 -0.442 -0.051 0.000 SAINTS 7 9 408 476 -0.265 7.094 24 0.416 24 -0.277 24 -0.285 22 0.4620 1.585 0.167 -0.736 0.000 BUCCANEERS 6 10 342 417 -0.302 6.865 28 0.307 28 -0.404 30 -0.351 27 0.4363 1.331 -0.270 -0.431 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 VIKINGS 11 6 374 312 0.182 9.811 9 1.019 7 0.356 9 0.272 6 0.5688 1.088 0.038 0.506 0.000 PACKERS 11 7 423 367 0.219 10.569 10 0.989 10 0.320 10 0.223 7 0.5665 1.242 0.183 0.262 0.000 LIONS 7 9 358 400 0.128 9.258 14 0.655 14 -0.027 12 0.008 11 0.5055 1.384 0.161 -0.146 0.000 BEARS 6 10 335 397 0.131 9.321 19 0.566 19 -0.122 16 -0.075 17 0.4868 1.327 0.000 -0.149 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 REDSKINS 9 8 406 414 -0.177 7.812 17 0.619 17 -0.076 18 -0.091 16 0.4879 1.363 0.033 -0.216 0.000 EAGLES 7 9 377 430 -0.162 7.598 21 0.481 21 -0.204 22 -0.240 21 0.4637 1.427 -0.025 -0.455 0.000 GIANTS 6 10 420 442 -0.197 7.251 26 0.362 26 -0.347 21 -0.182 25 0.4405 1.616 0.317 -0.682 0.000 COWBOYS 4 12 275 374 -0.121 7.968 31 0.205 30 -0.506 29 -0.325 30 0.4090 0.977 -0.690 0.040 0.000


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC WEST   38 31 0.551    1  0.262
NFC WEST   37 31 0.544    2  0.226
NFC NORTH  35 32 0.522    3  0.169
AFC NORTH  31 36 0.463    4  0.158
AFC EAST   37 29 0.561    5  0.047
NFC SOUTH  38 29 0.567    6 -0.228
NFC EAST   26 39 0.400    7 -0.334
AFC SOUTH  25 40 0.385    8 -0.509

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.129 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.017 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sat Apr 16 10:27:16 2016
games through: Sun Feb  7 2016

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