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 HAAC GAC NESCAC NSIC MAIAA


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  1 305  88  0.352       5.210       1.157       1.331      0.0000      0.0000       5.178  0.933  0.759  1.904
Amherst                  7  2 283 173  0.207       4.875       0.816       0.664      0.0000      0.0000       4.813  1.466  0.776  0.552
Middlebury               7  2 293 190  0.170       4.863       0.797       0.534      0.0000      0.0000       4.786  1.561  0.789  0.279
Wesleyan                 6  3 240 145  0.225       4.594       0.495       0.589      0.0000      0.0000       4.562  1.118  0.231  0.947
Williams                 6  3 203 164  0.069       4.564       0.513       0.176      0.0000      0.0000       4.516  1.069 -0.240  0.593
Tufts                    5  4 235 188  0.100       4.282       0.155       0.290      0.0000      0.0000       4.324  1.354  0.241  0.339
Hamilton                 3  6 172 253 -0.144       3.768      -0.457      -0.458      0.0000      0.0000       3.774  1.309 -0.568 -0.348
Bates                    2  7 150 336 -0.282       3.500      -0.758      -1.026      0.0000      0.0000       3.432  1.484 -0.888 -1.165
Colby                    1  8 120 279 -0.295       3.221      -1.184      -0.971      0.0000      0.0000       3.063  1.098 -1.354 -0.589
Bowdoin                  0  9 113 298 -0.333       2.946      -1.655      -1.129      0.0000      0.0000       2.811  1.154 -1.443 -0.816



Conference Strengths CONFERENCE W L PCT RNK RATING

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.165 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: Tue Jan  9 18:46:37 2018

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