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
Middlebury               7  1 191  89  0.243       4.232       0.923       0.781      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.889  0.213  1.349
Trinity CT               6  2 231 122  0.287       3.990       0.649       0.728      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.332  0.703  0.753
Williams                 6  2 236 157  0.262       3.968       0.638       0.714      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.571  1.038  0.389
Tufts                    5  3 173 134  0.106       3.737       0.271       0.288      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.181  0.064  0.512
Amherst                  4  4 145 109  0.145       3.532       0.040       0.211      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.747 -0.504  0.926
Wesleyan                 4  4 141 175 -0.108       3.506      -0.002      -0.262      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.194 -0.471 -0.054
Bowdoin                  3  5 142 187 -0.197       3.237      -0.352      -0.359      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.244 -0.502 -0.217
Colby                    2  6  83 181 -0.242       3.096      -0.583      -0.729      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.850 -1.338 -0.120
Hamilton                 2  6  91 172 -0.228       3.036      -0.656      -0.541      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.734 -1.269  0.186
Bates                    1  7 104 211 -0.239       2.877      -0.920      -0.830      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.200 -1.030 -0.630



Conference Strengths CONFERENCE W L PCT RNK RATING

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.182 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: Wed Jan  9 18:29:11 2008

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