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
Williams           8  0 314  76  0.308       4.487       1.407       1.570      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.107  1.355  1.784
Tufts              7  1 206 125  0.132       4.258       1.031       0.603      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.139  0.428  0.778
Wesleyan           6  2 289 230 -0.043       3.928       0.558       0.228      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.922  1.238 -0.782
Amherst            5  3 156 141  0.175       3.836       0.408       0.297      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.979 -0.070  0.664
Bowdoin            5  3 180 164 -0.006       3.735       0.302       0.153      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.164  0.009  0.297
Middlebury         3  5 212 199 -0.072       3.220      -0.402       0.076      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.477  0.361 -0.209
Trinity CT         2  6 121 225 -0.063       3.129      -0.561      -0.647      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.116 -0.852 -0.443
Colby              2  6 117 133 -0.254       2.883      -0.784      -0.378      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.647 -1.090  0.333
Bates              1  7  90 235 -0.177       2.777      -0.955      -0.942      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.942 -1.351 -0.534
Hamilton           1  7 151 308 -0.285       2.725      -1.046      -0.958      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.632 -0.437 -1.480



Conference Strengths CONFERENCE W L PCT RNK RATING

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.173 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 14:17:58 2007

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