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


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Unconnected teams:
                                       STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI     RPI         POLL   
TEAM             W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Amherst          7  1 200  67  0.251       4.245       0.863       0.893      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.729  0.316  1.470
Trinity CT       7  1 197 135  0.171       4.208       0.907       0.402      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.254  0.432  0.373
Williams         6  2 155  76  0.187       3.964       0.592       0.603      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.577 -0.118  1.324
Middlebury       5  3 171 146  0.060       3.763       0.312       0.136      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.231  0.135  0.137
Hamilton         5  3 160 139  0.086       3.752       0.306       0.182      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.077 -0.012  0.376
Wesleyan         3  5 184 194 -0.050       3.330      -0.312      -0.095      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.543  0.345 -0.535
Bowdoin          3  5 133 208 -0.186       3.312      -0.294      -0.495      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.201 -0.534 -0.456
Colby            3  5 137 182 -0.187       3.288      -0.332      -0.339      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.157 -0.435 -0.243
Tufts            1  7 120 186 -0.163       2.881      -0.898      -0.440      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.079 -0.631 -0.249
Bates            0  8 111 235 -0.236       2.651      -1.194      -0.846      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.239 -0.836 -0.856



Conference Strengths CONFERENCE W L PCT RNK RATING

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.194 points in main ratings
     0.025 points in improved RPI
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Dec 31 14:17:32 2007

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