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
Trinity CT               8  0 227 140  0.163       4.615       0.950       0.510      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.294  0.475  0.544
Williams                 6  2 215 140  0.091       4.256       0.441       0.366      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.293  0.330  0.402
Amherst                  5  3 175 144  0.166       4.087       0.284       0.247      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.097 -0.041  0.535
Middlebury               5  3 275 216  0.143       4.057       0.236       0.321      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.863  1.167 -0.525
Tufts                    4  4 182 156  0.108       3.895       0.028       0.173      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.176 -0.016  0.362
Bowdoin                  4  4 205 197 -0.044       3.857      -0.034       0.047      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.517  0.330 -0.236
Colby                    3  5  92 158 -0.169       3.666      -0.249      -0.456      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.659 -1.216  0.303
Hamilton                 2  6 136 158 -0.049       3.533      -0.459      -0.147      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.974 -0.580  0.285
Bates                    2  6 118 249 -0.201       3.498      -0.447      -0.662      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.279 -0.717 -0.606
Wesleyan                 1  7 111 178 -0.117       3.194      -0.693      -0.400      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.985 -0.819  0.020



Conference Strengths CONFERENCE W L PCT RNK RATING

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.197 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: Sun Jan 11 12:55:52 2009

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