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 NSIC


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
Trinity CT               8  0 281 111  0.267       4.843       1.338       1.080      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.339  1.023  1.138
Middlebury               7  1 268 149  0.185       4.507       0.949       0.657      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.497  0.826  0.488
Amherst                  6  2 197 119  0.120       4.196       0.610       0.475      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.997 -0.015  0.964
Wesleyan                 5  3 198 158 -0.052       3.940       0.233       0.127      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.313  0.033  0.221
Bates                    5  3 217 173 -0.000       3.931       0.218       0.260      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.408  0.299  0.220
Williams                 4  4 171 150  0.145       3.830       0.070       0.218      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.036 -0.227  0.663
Colby                    3  5 127 211 -0.274       3.542      -0.380      -0.557      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.148 -0.866 -0.248
Hamilton                 1  7 165 301 -0.005       3.268      -0.823      -0.615      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.713 -0.107 -1.124
Bowdoin                  1  7  88 180 -0.202       3.004      -0.975      -0.714      0.0000      0.0000           0  0.703 -1.513  0.085
Tufts                    0  8  95 255 -0.152       2.745      -1.271      -0.930      0.0000      0.0000           0  1.168 -1.214 -0.647



Conference Strengths CONFERENCE W L PCT RNK RATING

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.176 points in main ratings
     0.024 points in improved RPI
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sat Nov  2 13:26:29 2013

Back to Dolphin rankings main page.