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  T  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Trinity CT              8  0  0 248  30  0.490       4.617       1.590       1.663      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.438  0.734  2.592
Williams                6  2  0 169  94  0.152       3.920       0.572       0.578      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.911  0.101  1.056
Tufts                   5  3  0 134 108  0.133       3.737       0.387       0.296      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.838 -0.260  0.853
Colby                   5  3  0 105 135 -0.197       3.671       0.272      -0.394      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.734 -1.057  0.269
Middlebury              4  4  0 148 156  0.034       3.511       0.088       0.031      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.233 -0.060  0.121
Amherst                 4  4  0 182  75  0.341       3.425      -0.029       0.870      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.846  0.322  1.418
Wesleyan                4  4  0 125 230 -0.333       3.390      -0.085      -0.813      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.315 -0.794 -0.832
Bates                   2  6  0  98 169 -0.328       2.823      -0.709      -0.732      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.934 -1.185 -0.279
Hamilton                2  6  0 159 255 -0.361       2.633      -0.860      -0.641      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.706 -0.036 -1.245
Bowdoin                 0  8  0  75 191 -0.340       2.065      -1.632      -0.859      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.778 -1.478 -0.240



Conference Strengths CONFERENCE W L T PCT RNK RATING

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.207 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 14:19:02 2007

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