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


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           7  1 226  85  0.192       4.246       0.844       0.890      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.071  0.586  1.195
Middlebury         6  2 151 137  0.187       4.140       0.674       0.170      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.060 -0.148  0.488
Amherst            5  3 126  88  0.210       3.922       0.373       0.462      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.640 -0.302  1.225
Wesleyan           5  3 199 165  0.082       3.901       0.339       0.161      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.499  0.433 -0.110
Trinity, Conn.     5  3 141  97  0.045       3.859       0.270       0.180      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.676 -0.549  0.909
Tufts              4  4 151 147 -0.002       3.692       0.016      -0.038      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.191 -0.194  0.118
Bates              4  4 163 126  0.058       3.675      -0.013       0.270      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.986 -0.135  0.675
Colby              3  5 163 168 -0.106       3.336      -0.340      -0.037      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.301 -0.048 -0.026
Bowdoin            1  7  63 221 -0.222       2.954      -0.841      -1.099      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.802 -1.703 -0.494
Hamilton           0  8 111 260 -0.231       2.659      -1.239      -0.958      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.384 -0.855 -1.062



Conference Strengths CONFERENCE W L 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 14:18:10 2007

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