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 MAIAA


Full Ranking

                                               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
Minn St-Mankato         14  1 600 193  1.131    1  4.824    1  1.907    1  1.875    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.126  1.497  2.253
Minnesota-Duluth        13  1 573 300  0.525    2  4.528    2  1.584    3  1.018    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.557  1.236  0.801
Sioux Falls             11  1 512 209  0.782    3  4.476    3  1.508    2  1.445    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.470  1.532  1.358
Northern St SD           8  3 413 364 -0.154    4  3.719    4  0.514    8  0.062    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.866  0.790 -0.665
Augustana SD             6  5 380 204  0.708    5  3.620    5  0.388    4  1.017    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.218  0.755  1.279
Upper Iowa               6  5 379 347  0.277    6  3.559    6  0.294    5  0.315    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.760  0.860 -0.230
Concordia-St Paul        5  6 243 290  0.245    7  3.468    7  0.159    7  0.142    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.117 -0.247  0.531
St Cloud St              6  5 330 349 -0.105    8  3.458    8  0.144   10 -0.168    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.534  0.015 -0.351
Wayne St NE              5  6 345 401  0.151    9  3.348    9  0.041    9 -0.000    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.818  0.644 -0.644
Winona St                4  7 310 316  0.310   10  3.185   10 -0.141    6  0.157    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.461  0.231  0.084
TEAM                     W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Mary                     5  6 305 380 -0.394   11  3.047   11 -0.298   14 -0.459    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.641 -0.108 -0.809
Minn St-Moorhead         4  7 393 496 -0.182   12  2.980   12 -0.383   11 -0.321    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  2.024  0.695 -1.337
SW Minnesota St          3  8 293 426  0.018   13  2.970   13 -0.397   13 -0.349    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.662  0.035 -0.732
Bemidji St               3  8 267 351 -0.179   14  2.783   14 -0.687   12 -0.323    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.341 -0.421 -0.225
Minot St                 1 10 165 427 -0.621   15  2.331   15 -1.307   15 -1.219    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.067 -1.668 -0.770
Minnesota-Crookston      0 11 150 542 -0.871   16  2.113   16 -1.662   16 -1.829    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1      0  1.369 -1.888 -1.771


Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference: strength=0.058 (#1)
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 Minn St-Mankato 14 1 600 193 1.131 1 4.824 1 1.907 1 1.875 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.126 1.497 2.253 Minnesota-Duluth 13 1 573 300 0.525 2 4.528 2 1.584 3 1.018 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.557 1.236 0.801 Sioux Falls 11 1 512 209 0.782 3 4.476 3 1.508 2 1.445 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.470 1.532 1.358 Northern St SD 8 3 413 364 -0.154 4 3.719 4 0.514 8 0.062 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.866 0.790 -0.665 Augustana SD 6 5 380 204 0.708 5 3.620 5 0.388 4 1.017 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.218 0.755 1.279 Upper Iowa 6 5 379 347 0.277 6 3.559 6 0.294 5 0.315 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.760 0.860 -0.230 Concordia-St Paul 5 6 243 290 0.245 7 3.468 7 0.159 7 0.142 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.117 -0.247 0.531 St Cloud St 6 5 330 349 -0.105 8 3.458 8 0.144 10 -0.168 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.534 0.015 -0.351 Wayne St NE 5 6 345 401 0.151 9 3.348 9 0.041 9 -0.000 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.818 0.644 -0.644 Winona St 4 7 310 316 0.310 10 3.185 10 -0.141 6 0.157 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.461 0.231 0.084 Mary 5 6 305 380 -0.394 11 3.047 11 -0.298 14 -0.459 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.641 -0.108 -0.809 Minn St-Moorhead 4 7 393 496 -0.182 12 2.980 12 -0.383 11 -0.321 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 2.024 0.695 -1.337 SW Minnesota St 3 8 293 426 0.018 13 2.970 13 -0.397 13 -0.349 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.662 0.035 -0.732 Bemidji St 3 8 267 351 -0.179 14 2.783 14 -0.687 12 -0.323 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.341 -0.421 -0.225 Minot St 1 10 165 427 -0.621 15 2.331 15 -1.307 15 -1.219 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.067 -1.668 -0.770 Minnesota-Crookston 0 11 150 542 -0.871 16 2.113 16 -1.662 16 -1.829 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 0 1.369 -1.888 -1.771
Conference Strengths CONFERENCE W L PCT RNK RATING Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 94 90 0.511 1 0.058

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.134 points in main ratings
     0.023 points in improved RPI
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Wed Jan 14 21:27:50 2015

Back to Dolphin rankings main page.