Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and six ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
Because these ratings contain no prejudices regarding team or conference strengths, they tend to be quite inaccurate early in the seasons. College football appears to take at least 5 games per team before even remotely reasonable ratings are produced; acceptable ratings are produced with 8 games per team; excellent ratings unfortunately require 14 games per team.

Rankings by division: Overall I-A I-AA II III NAIA NESCAC


Full Ranking

                                            STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI     RPI         POLL   
TEAM               W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
McNeese State     13  1  0 444 144  2.410    1  6.051    1  3.597    2  3.478    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.908  3.113  3.843
Montana           13  2  0 652 299  2.724    2  6.047    2  3.593    1  3.679    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.775  4.513  2.844
Appalachian St.   12  1  0 375 251  1.987    3  5.842    3  3.326   14  2.428    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.362  2.629  2.226
Delaware          11  2  0 423 238  2.410    4  5.783    4  3.309    5  3.010    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.496  3.403  2.617
Stephen F. Austin 11  2  0 392 242  2.206    5  5.685    5  3.155    8  2.782    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.328  2.936  2.628
Marshall          12  3  0 492 240  2.403    6  5.650    6  3.104    4  3.081    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.286  3.178  2.984
Troy State        11  1  0 446 168  1.677    7  5.507    7  2.844   10  2.727    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.265  2.796  2.658
Boise State        7  4  0 361 265  2.555    8  5.416    8  2.709    6  2.911    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.624  3.501  2.321
Murray State      11  1  0 455 149  1.527    9  5.406    9  2.685    9  2.737    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.195  2.714  2.759
Idaho              6  5  0 287 209  2.621   10  5.356   10  2.616   11  2.656    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.181  2.616  2.697
TEAM               W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Eastern Illinois  10  2  0 328 201  1.648   11  5.294   11  2.574   20  2.173    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.183  2.135  2.212
Hofstra           10  2  0 393 150  1.762   12  5.281   12  2.550   12  2.625    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.087  2.468  2.783
Northern Arizona   7  4  0 403 163  2.529   13  5.243   13  2.488    3  3.224    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.129  3.118  3.331
William & Mary     7  4  0 276 184  2.390   14  5.242   16  2.486    7  2.859    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.090  2.704  3.014
James Madison      8  4  0 361 290  2.130   15  5.215   15  2.486   17  2.277    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.613  2.849  1.704
Weber State        6  5  0 314 318  2.457   16  5.195   14  2.487   15  2.374    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.601  2.926  1.821
Georgia Southern   9  4  0 294 237  1.953   17  5.150   17  2.415   19  2.176    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.963  1.873  2.480
Northern Iowa      8  5  0 337 236  2.209   18  5.106   18  2.351   13  2.442    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.116  2.320  2.564
Southern Univ.    11  1  0 475 220  1.055   19  5.087   19  2.313   29  1.886    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.572  2.394  1.378
Rhode Island       7  4  0 215 197  1.987   20  5.051   20  2.262   24  2.048    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.980  1.764  2.331
TEAM               W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Richmond           7  3  1 187 186  1.831   21  5.008   21  2.193   35  1.736    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.774  1.228  2.243
Connecticut        8  3  0 279 200  1.584   22  4.987   22  2.162   34  1.769    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.237  1.800  1.737
Idaho State        6  5  0 307 252  2.151   23  4.958   23  2.118   18  2.218    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.251  2.269  2.168
Montana State      5  6  0 193 262  2.250   24  4.938   24  2.107   30  1.864    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.900  1.491  2.238
Eastern Kentucky   9  3  0 363 212  1.472   25  4.926   25  2.082   25  2.019    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.120  1.901  2.136
Princeton          8  1  1 243 124  1.242   26  4.918   26  2.067   27  1.918    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.916  1.561  2.274
NW Louisiana       6  5  0 269 209  2.098   27  4.892   27  2.030   16  2.310    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.146  2.225  2.395
Central Florida    6  5  0 283 280  2.031   28  4.879   28  2.010   22  2.087    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.342  2.261  1.913
Indiana State      7  4  0 236 186  1.675   29  4.844   29  1.951   28  1.904    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.943  1.578  2.230
New Hampshire      6  5  0 206 171  1.916   30  4.823   30  1.920   23  2.074    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.815  1.608  2.539
TEAM               W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Lehigh             8  3  0 306 272  1.222   31  4.761   31  1.899   44  1.451    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.583  1.976  0.926
Pennsylvania       7  3  0 274 199  1.455   32  4.742   32  1.868   32  1.806    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.444  2.124  1.489
Portland State     8  5  0 413 293  1.586   33  4.709   33  1.816   33  1.791    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.336  1.956  1.626
Dartmouth          7  2  1 222 137  1.153   34  4.701   34  1.801   38  1.613    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.856  1.191  2.035
Massachusetts      6  5  0 261 227  1.648   35  4.652   35  1.726   37  1.713    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.311  1.844  1.582
Florida A&M        9  3  0 324 238  0.958   36  4.649   36  1.717   50  1.406    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.185  1.370  1.442
Liberty            8  3  0 352 203  1.051   37  4.639   37  1.702   47  1.433    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.237  1.465  1.401
Middle Tenn. St.   7  4  0 303 201  1.562   38  4.635   38  1.694   26  2.018    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.107  1.885  2.152
Furman             6  5  0 274 261  1.667   39  4.615   39  1.663   36  1.733    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.334  1.895  1.571
Sam Houston State  5  5  0 193 216  1.605   40  4.603   40  1.645   48  1.428    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.983  1.148  1.708
TEAM               W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Jacksonville St.   7  4  0 255 256  1.173   41  4.585   41  1.615   62  1.057    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.250  1.105  1.008
St. Mary's (Cal)   8  2  0 334 230  0.651   42  4.550   42  1.553   61  1.071    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.481  1.443  0.699
East Tenn. State   4  7  0 224 305  1.971   43  4.536   43  1.535   39  1.609    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.276  1.693  1.526
Illinois State     5  6  0 206 192  1.635   44  4.494   44  1.469   40  1.575    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.001  1.314  1.836
Southern Illinois  5  6  0 198 291  1.513   45  4.465   45  1.469   63  0.965    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.248  1.012  0.918
Bucknell           7  4  0 195 174  1.051   46  4.456   47  1.449   55  1.232    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.711  0.661  1.803
Cornell            6  4  0 261 222  1.248   47  4.455   46  1.457   49  1.417    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.429  1.713  1.121
Jackson State      9  3  0 318 206  0.736   48  4.430   48  1.418   60  1.082    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.025  0.850  1.314
Villanova          3  8  0 194 195  2.172   49  4.369   50  1.327   21  2.142    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.941  1.813  2.471
Northeastern (MA)  4  7  0 198 234  1.822   50  4.350   49  1.365   41  1.563    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.005  1.308  1.819
TEAM               W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Samford            7  4  0 263 287  0.796   51  4.324   51  1.318   68  0.805    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.304  0.926  0.683
Virginia Military  4  7  0 269 350  1.728   52  4.316   52  1.309   53  1.374    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.717  2.113  0.636
East. Washington   3  8  0 238 357  2.030   53  4.312   53  1.304   43  1.521    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.400  1.774  1.267
SW Missouri State  4  7  0 220 204  1.815   54  4.268   54  1.231   31  1.836    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.974  1.545  2.127
Boston University  3  8  0 250 304  1.818   55  4.216   55  1.149   46  1.439    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.553  1.918  0.960
Brown              5  5  0 282 239  1.214   56  4.208   56  1.133   45  1.444    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.560  1.934  0.955
Western Illinois   4  7  0 267 252  1.606   57  4.196   57  1.117   52  1.389    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.269  1.463  1.315
Hampton            8  3  0 342 221  0.394   58  4.164   58  1.057   67  0.865    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.383  1.095  0.635
Alabama State      7  3  1 348 223  0.582   59  4.139   59  1.017   64  0.955    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.452  1.283  0.627
SE Missouri State  5  6  0 243 309  1.012   60  4.112   61  0.974   73  0.704    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.403  0.962  0.445
TEAM               W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
SW Texas State     4  7  0 274 303  1.390   61  4.107   62  0.967   56  1.207    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.485  1.585  0.829
Tenn.-Chattanooga  4  7  0 251 299  1.509   62  4.097   63  0.951   51  1.391    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.261  1.455  1.327
Western Carolina   3  7  0 158 311  1.455   63  4.051   60  0.977   71  0.757    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.161  0.691  0.823
Drake              8  1  1 237 104 -0.300   64  4.037   64  0.941   83  0.444    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.698 -0.139  1.027
Maine              3  8  0 210 301  1.600   65  4.025   65  0.928   57  1.102    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.222  1.114  1.090
So. Carolina St.   6  4  0 236 199  0.581   66  4.014   66  0.904   72  0.749    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.210  0.746  0.752
Lafayette          4  6  1 176 250  1.050   67  3.993   67  0.874   78  0.650    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.009  0.400  0.900
Delaware State     6  5  0 232 255  0.692   68  3.989   69  0.866   77  0.653    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.195  0.630  0.676
Youngstown State   3  8  0 188 236  1.653   69  3.988   68  0.869   54  1.349    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.930  1.009  1.690
Buffalo            3  8  0 198 259  1.451   70  3.952   70  0.813   58  1.085    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.213  1.086  1.084
TEAM               W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Columbia           3  6  1 201 281  1.171   71  3.948   71  0.807   69  0.771    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.369  0.982  0.561
Cal Poly SLO       5  6  0 411 271  1.153   72  3.877   72  0.719   42  1.550    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.667  2.207  0.892
Yale               3  7  0 172 247  1.171   73  3.873   73  0.714   74  0.693    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.114  0.568  0.818
Fordham            4  6  1 208 236  0.840   74  3.858   74  0.688   75  0.692    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.156  0.620  0.764
Sacramento State   4  6  1 255 377  0.922   75  3.857   75  0.687   80  0.540    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.526  0.978  0.101
Tennessee-Martin   5  6  0 335 302  0.793   76  3.853   76  0.681   76  0.692    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.546  1.160  0.223
Ala.-Birmingham    5  6  0 273 261  0.849   77  3.852   77  0.681   66  0.867    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.094  0.718  1.017
Western Kentucky   2  8  0 229 341  1.427   78  3.756   78  0.518   65  0.875    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.696  1.579  0.170
Howard             6  5  0 246 225  0.266   79  3.696   79  0.413   84  0.402    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.166  0.342  0.461
Dayton             9  2  0 422 180 -0.576   80  3.672   80  0.372   79  0.633    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.565  1.130  0.136
TEAM               W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Grambling State    5  6  0 340 191  0.639   81  3.614   82  0.284   59  1.085    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.130  0.979  1.190
Alcorn State       4  6  1 244 300  0.407   82  3.569   81  0.326   90  0.118    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.420  0.401 -0.165
Austin Peay State  3  8  0 212 341  0.825   83  3.519   83  0.246   87  0.297    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.347  0.477  0.116
Citadel, The       2  9  0 165 262  1.271   84  3.504   84  0.222   70  0.767    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.018  0.527  1.008
Duquesne          10  1  0 313 163 -1.608   85  3.473   85  0.156  102 -0.813    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.250 -0.764 -0.861
Bethune-Cookman    3  8  0 219 334  0.543   86  3.401   86  0.039   91  0.006    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.321  0.151 -0.139
Harvard            2  8  0 183 258  0.900   87  3.393   87  0.030   81  0.506    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.229  0.528  0.485
Wagner             8  2  0 276 221 -1.183   88  3.385   88  0.008  103 -0.839    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.614 -0.265 -1.413
Wofford            4  7  0 191 274  0.175   89  3.368   90 -0.014   97 -0.284    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.154 -0.359 -0.209
Tennessee Tech     3  8  0 234 311  0.676   90  3.367   89 -0.013   86  0.354    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.283  0.448  0.261
TEAM               W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Holy Cross         2  9  0 180 326  0.862   91  3.362   91 -0.021   89  0.174    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.261  0.238  0.111
No. Carolina A&T   4  7  0 224 247  0.309   92  3.355   92 -0.035   88  0.190    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.175  0.141  0.239
Tennessee State    2  9  0 193 292  0.828   93  3.308   93 -0.108   85  0.391    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.210  0.388  0.394
Towson State       6  4  0 234 150 -0.496   94  3.172   94 -0.216   93 -0.047    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.940 -0.377  0.282
Southern Utah      2  9  0 220 394  0.433   95  3.046   95 -0.421   95 -0.226    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.534  0.225 -0.678
Northridge State   2  8  0 159 355  0.186   96  2.970   96 -0.472  100 -0.541    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.970 -0.837 -0.245
Nicholls State     0 11  0 142 390  1.591   97  2.963   97 -0.478   82  0.446    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.216  0.450  0.441
Monmouth (NJ)      7  3  0 288 118 -1.169   98  2.900   98 -0.585   96 -0.244    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.964 -0.547  0.059
Miss. Valley St.   2  9  0 182 442  0.034   99  2.887   99 -0.597  105 -0.871    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.452 -0.543 -1.200
Morehead State     2  8  0 186 355  0.117  100  2.873  100 -0.621   99 -0.452    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.362 -0.251 -0.652
TEAM               W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Robert Morris      6  4  0 270 159 -1.033  101  2.816  101 -0.724   98 -0.334    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.187 -0.368 -0.301
Texas Southern     2  8  0 200 259  0.200  102  2.749  102 -0.830   92 -0.047    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.230 -0.024 -0.069
San Diego, U. of   5  5  0 176 167 -1.042  103  2.733  103 -0.864  106 -0.915    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.784 -1.413 -0.418
Valparaiso         5  5  0 247 314 -1.298  104  2.702  104 -0.918  110 -1.463    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.667 -0.806 -2.120
Colgate            0 11  0 134 367  0.901  105  2.657  105 -0.974   94 -0.127    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.220 -0.117 -0.137
Evansville         5  5  0 182 139 -1.167  106  2.602  106 -1.079  104 -0.842    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.547 -1.567 -0.118
Morgan State       1 10  0 212 439  0.179  107  2.577  107 -1.110  101 -0.654    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.582 -0.130 -1.178
Marist             6  4  0 234 174 -1.651  108  2.568  108 -1.140  109 -1.236    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.178 -1.281 -1.192
Charleston South.  1 10  0 129 408 -0.019  109  2.560  109 -1.146  107 -0.964    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.209 -0.969 -0.959
Georgetown (DC)    6  3  0 192  99 -1.865  110  2.527  110 -1.205  108 -1.216    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.804 -1.693 -0.739
TEAM               W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Butler             2  8  0 157 314 -0.918  111  2.225  111 -1.484  111 -1.588    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.423 -1.301 -1.876
Central Conn. St.  2  8  0 122 284 -1.256  112  2.027  112 -1.776  112 -1.832    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.955 -2.145 -1.519
Canisius           4  6  0 130 176 -1.886  113  2.004  113 -1.823  113 -1.998    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.655 -2.623 -1.373
St. John's (NY)    4  6  0 181 265 -2.181  114  1.766  114 -2.088  116 -2.385    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.399 -2.132 -2.639
Prairie View A&M   0 11  0  79 511 -0.757  115  1.644  115 -2.168  117 -2.390    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.954 -2.704 -2.077
Iona               3  6  0 141 186 -2.085  116  1.641  116 -2.183  114 -2.130    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.978 -2.417 -1.843
St. Peter's        2  7  0  81 247 -2.202  117  1.517  117 -2.382  118 -2.976    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  0.817 -3.439 -2.512
St. Francis (PA)   0 10  0 125 300 -1.329  118  1.309  118 -2.696  115 -2.184    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.145 -2.269 -2.098
Siena              0  9  0  98 284 -2.270  119  0.833  119 -3.381  119 -3.091    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.157 -3.162 -3.019



Conference Strengths CONFERENCE W L T PCT RNK RATING

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.191 points in main ratings
     0.026 points in improved RPI
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Dec 31 14:17:21 2007

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