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  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
PATRIOTS   17  2  0 545 311 -0.014  8.405    1  1.327    1  0.511    1  0.411    1 0.6170  1.270  0.398  0.423  0.000
COWBOYS    13  4  0 452 340  0.037  8.296    2  1.135    2  0.343    5  0.155    2 0.5823  1.346  0.245  0.064  0.000
STEELERS   13  6  0 464 391  0.104  9.830    3  1.063    4  0.291    6  0.147    5 0.5708  1.306  0.183  0.111  0.000
FALCONS    13  6  0 648 481  0.109  9.716    4  1.051    6  0.280    2  0.330    6 0.5609  1.725  0.994 -0.335  0.000
CHIEFS     12  5  0 405 329  0.070  8.566    5  1.048    5  0.281    3  0.175    3 0.5772  1.128 -0.021  0.371  0.000
RAIDERS    12  5  0 430 412  0.080  8.890    6  1.037    3  0.296   18  0.002    4 0.5757  1.430  0.210 -0.207  0.000
PACKERS    12  7  0 525 476  0.082  9.747    7  0.934    8  0.209    4  0.164    7 0.5544  1.588  0.610 -0.282  0.000
GIANTS     11  6  0 323 322  0.056  8.707    8  0.920    7  0.214   15  0.032    8 0.5503  0.950 -0.374  0.439  0.000
SEAHAWKS   11  6  1 400 334 -0.029  8.408    9  0.862    9  0.163    7  0.098   11 0.5265  1.012 -0.237  0.433  0.000
BRONCOS     9  7  0 333 297  0.123  8.538   10  0.812   10  0.123    9  0.076    9 0.5375  0.963 -0.316  0.468  0.000
TEAM        W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
BUCCANEERS  9  7  0 354 369  0.045  8.190   11  0.759   11  0.091   14  0.033   13 0.5142  1.189 -0.086  0.152  0.000
DOLPHINS   10  7  0 375 410 -0.081  8.128   12  0.756   13  0.088   26 -0.123   12 0.5162  1.313 -0.077 -0.168  0.000
TEXANS     10  8  0 322 376  0.020  9.223   13  0.755   12  0.089   24 -0.076   10 0.5307  0.967 -0.463  0.311  0.000
REDSKINS    8  7  1 396 383  0.080  8.360   14  0.736   14  0.073   13  0.034   14 0.5138  1.478  0.314 -0.246  0.000
TITANS      9  7  0 381 378 -0.114  7.206   15  0.678   15  0.022   21 -0.040   15 0.5118  1.402  0.128 -0.209  0.000
LIONS       9  8  0 352 384 -0.045  8.259   16  0.661   16  0.018   25 -0.120   16 0.5057  1.210 -0.212 -0.028  0.000
RAVENS      8  8  0 343 321  0.001  7.797   17  0.623   17 -0.015   12  0.047   18 0.4992  1.148 -0.125  0.218  0.000
VIKINGS     8  8  0 327 307 -0.027  7.666   18  0.612   18 -0.025   19 -0.017   19 0.4961  1.016 -0.347  0.314  0.000
EAGLES      7  9  0 367 331  0.123  8.502   19  0.611   19 -0.033    8  0.086   20 0.4948  1.227  0.015  0.156  0.000
COLTS       8  8  0 411 392 -0.079  7.364   20  0.600   20 -0.045   17  0.024   17 0.4999  1.513  0.356 -0.308  0.000
TEAM        W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
SAINTS      7  9  0 469 454  0.044  8.141   21  0.572   21 -0.067   16  0.026   21 0.4812  1.720  0.682 -0.630  0.000
CARDINALS   7  8  1 418 362 -0.081  7.195   22  0.531   22 -0.102   10  0.069   23 0.4679  1.414  0.254 -0.117  0.000
BENGALS     6  9  1 325 315  0.023  7.974   23  0.506   23 -0.121   11  0.057   22 0.4762  1.120 -0.149  0.263  0.000
PANTHERS    6 10  0 369 402  0.058  8.358   24  0.490   24 -0.134   20 -0.037   25 0.4601  1.329  0.030 -0.105  0.000
BILLS       7  9  0 399 378 -0.107  7.177   25  0.489   25 -0.137   22 -0.059   24 0.4663  1.451  0.180 -0.298  0.000
CHARGERS    5 11  0 410 423  0.019  8.038   26  0.384   26 -0.226   23 -0.064   26 0.4517  1.509  0.260 -0.389  0.000
JETS        5 11  0 275 409 -0.106  7.889   27  0.335   27 -0.268   29 -0.292   27 0.4346  1.158 -0.450 -0.133  0.000
RAMS        4 12  0 224 394 -0.132  7.745   28  0.242   28 -0.350   32 -0.394   28 0.4055  0.947 -0.804  0.015  0.000
JAGUARS     3 13  0 318 400 -0.042  7.823   29  0.169   29 -0.413   27 -0.140   29 0.4049  1.278 -0.143 -0.137  0.000
BEARS       3 13  0 279 399 -0.070  7.861   30  0.147   30 -0.421   28 -0.238   30 0.4006  1.158 -0.396 -0.079  0.000
TEAM        W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
49ERS       2 14  0 309 480 -0.134  7.737   31  0.022   31 -0.526   31 -0.314   32 0.3644  1.402 -0.145 -0.484  0.000
BROWNS      1 15  0 264 452  0.015  8.580   32  0.000   32 -0.544   30 -0.307   31 0.3683  1.232 -0.371 -0.244  0.000

AFC WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CHIEFS 12 5 0 405 329 0.070 8.566 5 1.048 5 0.281 3 0.175 3 0.5772 1.128 -0.021 0.371 0.000 RAIDERS 12 5 0 430 412 0.080 8.890 6 1.037 3 0.296 18 0.002 4 0.5757 1.430 0.210 -0.207 0.000 BRONCOS 9 7 0 333 297 0.123 8.538 10 0.812 10 0.123 9 0.076 9 0.5375 0.963 -0.316 0.468 0.000 CHARGERS 5 11 0 410 423 0.019 8.038 26 0.384 26 -0.226 23 -0.064 26 0.4517 1.509 0.260 -0.389 0.000

AFC SOUTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR TEXANS 10 8 0 322 376 0.020 9.223 13 0.755 12 0.089 24 -0.076 10 0.5307 0.967 -0.463 0.311 0.000 TITANS 9 7 0 381 378 -0.114 7.206 15 0.678 15 0.022 21 -0.040 15 0.5118 1.402 0.128 -0.209 0.000 COLTS 8 8 0 411 392 -0.079 7.364 20 0.600 20 -0.045 17 0.024 17 0.4999 1.513 0.356 -0.308 0.000 JAGUARS 3 13 0 318 400 -0.042 7.823 29 0.169 29 -0.413 27 -0.140 29 0.4049 1.278 -0.143 -0.137 0.000

AFC NORTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR STEELERS 13 6 0 464 391 0.104 9.830 3 1.063 4 0.291 6 0.147 5 0.5708 1.306 0.183 0.111 0.000 RAVENS 8 8 0 343 321 0.001 7.797 17 0.623 17 -0.015 12 0.047 18 0.4992 1.148 -0.125 0.218 0.000 BENGALS 6 9 1 325 315 0.023 7.974 23 0.506 23 -0.121 11 0.057 22 0.4762 1.120 -0.149 0.263 0.000 BROWNS 1 15 0 264 452 0.015 8.580 32 0.000 32 -0.544 30 -0.307 31 0.3683 1.232 -0.371 -0.244 0.000

AFC EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR PATRIOTS 17 2 0 545 311 -0.014 8.405 1 1.327 1 0.511 1 0.411 1 0.6170 1.270 0.398 0.423 0.000 DOLPHINS 10 7 0 375 410 -0.081 8.128 12 0.756 13 0.088 26 -0.123 12 0.5162 1.313 -0.077 -0.168 0.000 BILLS 7 9 0 399 378 -0.107 7.177 25 0.489 25 -0.137 22 -0.059 24 0.4663 1.451 0.180 -0.298 0.000 JETS 5 11 0 275 409 -0.106 7.889 27 0.335 27 -0.268 29 -0.292 27 0.4346 1.158 -0.450 -0.133 0.000

NFC WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR SEAHAWKS 11 6 1 400 334 -0.029 8.408 9 0.862 9 0.163 7 0.098 11 0.5265 1.012 -0.237 0.433 0.000 CARDINALS 7 8 1 418 362 -0.081 7.195 22 0.531 22 -0.102 10 0.069 23 0.4679 1.414 0.254 -0.117 0.000 RAMS 4 12 0 224 394 -0.132 7.745 28 0.242 28 -0.350 32 -0.394 28 0.4055 0.947 -0.804 0.015 0.000 49ERS 2 14 0 309 480 -0.134 7.737 31 0.022 31 -0.526 31 -0.314 32 0.3644 1.402 -0.145 -0.484 0.000

NFC SOUTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR FALCONS 13 6 0 648 481 0.109 9.716 4 1.051 6 0.280 2 0.330 6 0.5609 1.725 0.994 -0.335 0.000 BUCCANEERS 9 7 0 354 369 0.045 8.190 11 0.759 11 0.091 14 0.033 13 0.5142 1.189 -0.086 0.152 0.000 SAINTS 7 9 0 469 454 0.044 8.141 21 0.572 21 -0.067 16 0.026 21 0.4812 1.720 0.682 -0.630 0.000 PANTHERS 6 10 0 369 402 0.058 8.358 24 0.490 24 -0.134 20 -0.037 25 0.4601 1.329 0.030 -0.105 0.000

NFC NORTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR PACKERS 12 7 0 525 476 0.082 9.747 7 0.934 8 0.209 4 0.164 7 0.5544 1.588 0.610 -0.282 0.000 LIONS 9 8 0 352 384 -0.045 8.259 16 0.661 16 0.018 25 -0.120 16 0.5057 1.210 -0.212 -0.028 0.000 VIKINGS 8 8 0 327 307 -0.027 7.666 18 0.612 18 -0.025 19 -0.017 19 0.4961 1.016 -0.347 0.314 0.000 BEARS 3 13 0 279 399 -0.070 7.861 30 0.147 30 -0.421 28 -0.238 30 0.4006 1.158 -0.396 -0.079 0.000

NFC EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR COWBOYS 13 4 0 452 340 0.037 8.296 2 1.135 2 0.343 5 0.155 2 0.5823 1.346 0.245 0.064 0.000 GIANTS 11 6 0 323 322 0.056 8.707 8 0.920 7 0.214 15 0.032 8 0.5503 0.950 -0.374 0.439 0.000 REDSKINS 8 7 1 396 383 0.080 8.360 14 0.736 14 0.073 13 0.034 14 0.5138 1.478 0.314 -0.246 0.000 EAGLES 7 9 0 367 331 0.123 8.502 19 0.611 19 -0.033 8 0.086 20 0.4948 1.227 0.015 0.156 0.000


DIVISION    W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
NFC EAST   39 26  1 0.598    1  0.237
AFC WEST   38 28  0 0.576    2  0.187
NFC SOUTH  35 32  0 0.522    3  0.154
AFC EAST   39 29  0 0.574    4 -0.051
AFC NORTH  28 38  1 0.425    5 -0.053
NFC NORTH  32 36  0 0.471    6 -0.097
AFC SOUTH  30 36  0 0.455    7 -0.179
NFC WEST   24 40  2 0.379    8 -0.302

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.203 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.025 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Mar 19 10:16:31 2017
games through: Sun Feb  5 2017

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