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 NCAA-I NCAA-II NCAA-III NAIA-I NAIA-II NCCAA-I NCCAA-II USCAA-I USCAA-II CIS CCAA NBCAA Indep


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
Carleton ON             21  0 1872 1290  1.064    1  7.393    1  2.398    1  2.398    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    1  8.649  3.493  2.107  2.689
Brock                   16  2 1544 1237  0.661    2  6.417    2  1.574    3  1.485    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    2  7.718  3.567  1.499  1.471
Laurentian              16  1 1472 1258  0.099    3  6.315    3  1.446    6  0.934    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    3  7.418  3.622  1.185  0.684
Ottawa ON               18  4 1789 1511  0.509    4  6.170    4  1.279    4  1.210    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    4  7.293  3.503  0.960  1.460
McGill                  14  3 1437 1148  0.498    5  6.066    5  1.161    2  1.679    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    5  7.233  3.544  1.600  1.758
Dalhousie               18  3 1807 1515  0.065    6  5.904    6  1.020   10  0.673    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    6  7.000  3.565  0.680  0.666
Calgary                 16  6 1881 1659  0.385    7  5.771    7  0.881    8  0.774    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    7  6.833  3.620  1.015  0.533
Alberta                 17  3 1735 1391 -0.035    8  5.737    8  0.836    7  0.931    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    8  6.815  3.566  0.945  0.917
Acadia                  13  5 1430 1373  0.215    9  5.691    9  0.784   15  0.338    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   10  6.658  3.545  0.263  0.414
UBC                     17  4 1966 1649 -0.050   10  5.623   10  0.728    9  0.739    1 0.0000    1 0.0000    9  6.679  3.715  1.403  0.075
TEAM                     W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Ryerson                 12  9 1728 1498  0.669   11  5.348   11  0.535    5  1.010    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   11  6.507  3.548  0.947  1.074
UNB                     16  5 1813 1623 -0.142   12  5.297   12  0.490   13  0.495    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   12  6.308  3.639  0.819  0.172
Laval                    9  6 1148 1089  0.300   13  5.286   13  0.490   16  0.297    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   13  6.301  3.488 -0.012  0.606
Queen's ON              13  8 1766 1658  0.225   14  5.273   14  0.474   12  0.511    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   14  6.295  3.664  0.947  0.075
Concordia QC             8 10 1391 1392  0.690   15  5.235   15  0.432   11  0.557    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   15  6.288  3.575  0.605  0.508
Lethbridge U.           18  8 2363 2182 -0.251   16  5.078   16  0.281   21 -0.004    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   16  5.983  3.781  0.960 -0.968
Western ON              13  9 1662 1576  0.087   17  5.051   17  0.248   17  0.210    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   17  5.970  3.471 -0.167  0.587
Toronto                 11 10 1582 1595  0.076   18  4.901   18  0.124   20  0.007    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   19  5.785  3.533 -0.117  0.130
Regina                  12 10 1811 1777  0.019   19  4.895   19  0.117   22 -0.046    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   18  5.789  3.648  0.318 -0.411
Laurier                 10 12 1783 1756  0.271   20  4.819   20  0.051   14  0.375    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   20  5.737  3.653  0.762 -0.012
TEAM                     W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Windsor                  9 11 1643 1712  0.142   21  4.768   21  0.024   24 -0.152    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   21  5.602  3.725  0.556 -0.860
St Mary's NS            10  7 1384 1290 -0.272   22  4.679   22 -0.079   18  0.052    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   22  5.497  3.581  0.127 -0.023
Victoria                15  9 1878 1772 -0.334   23  4.672   23 -0.085   19  0.020    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   23  5.458  3.543 -0.064  0.104
Nipissing               10 11 1503 1594 -0.215   24  4.590   24 -0.148   31 -0.442    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   25  5.253  3.476 -0.799 -0.085
St Francis Xavier        9  9 1534 1520 -0.148   25  4.562   25 -0.179   23 -0.090    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   24  5.292  3.732  0.648 -0.828
Manitoba                13  8 1692 1579 -0.540   26  4.500   26 -0.220   26 -0.176    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   26  5.241  3.565 -0.168 -0.184
Bishop's                 4 13 1331 1497  0.304   27  4.309   27 -0.374   25 -0.160    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   27  5.013  3.725  0.549 -0.868
Waterloo                 8 14 1719 1841 -0.054   28  4.298   28 -0.385   27 -0.201    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   28  4.952  3.666  0.243 -0.646
York ON                 10 16 1900 2070 -0.186   29  4.289   29 -0.392   34 -0.648    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   29  4.906  3.527 -0.798 -0.498
UQAM                     5 14 1333 1551  0.015   30  4.173   30 -0.519   38 -0.768    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   31  4.735  3.516 -0.965 -0.570
TEAM                     W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
Brandon                  8 13 1743 1813 -0.281   31  4.157   31 -0.538   32 -0.495    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   30  4.766  3.706  0.126 -1.116
McMaster                 5 16 1593 1798  0.102   32  4.064   32 -0.615   29 -0.385    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   32  4.696  3.657  0.021 -0.790
Algoma                   5 15 1397 1666 -0.038   33  4.049   33 -0.632   36 -0.733    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   34  4.570  3.547 -0.801 -0.665
Winnipeg                 8 12 1566 1695 -0.476   34  4.041   34 -0.641   39 -0.782    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   35  4.564  3.639 -0.456 -1.108
Memorial                 4 14 1404 1595  0.033   35  4.031   35 -0.651   30 -0.388    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   33  4.602  3.668  0.063 -0.839
Thompson Rivers         13  9 1747 1726 -0.998   36  4.029   36 -0.654   40 -0.819    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   36  4.538  3.598 -0.671 -0.967
UNBC                    12 12 1915 1937 -0.747   37  3.997   37 -0.689   37 -0.749    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   38  4.478  3.596 -0.611 -0.887
Mount Royal              8 12 1624 1615 -0.505   38  3.942   38 -0.756   28 -0.367    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   37  4.498  3.631 -0.076 -0.657
Saskatchewan             7 15 1593 1780 -0.382   39  3.927   39 -0.773   35 -0.664    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   40  4.365  3.566 -0.651 -0.677
Guelph                   4 16 1529 1729  0.037   40  3.920   40 -0.781   33 -0.530    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   39  4.397  3.660 -0.113 -0.947
TEAM                     W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF
MacEwan                  5 14 1422 1599 -0.598   41  3.475   41 -1.104   43 -1.071    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   42  3.980  3.591 -0.953 -1.189
UCCB                     6 15 1765 1856 -0.580   42  3.421   42 -1.154   41 -0.834    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   41  3.996  3.748 -0.019 -1.648
Lakehead                 3 16 1350 1570 -0.341   43  3.343   43 -1.232   42 -0.854    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   43  3.864  3.574 -0.807 -0.902
UPEI                     4 16 1474 1748 -0.654   44  3.279   44 -1.285   46 -1.505    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   44  3.738  3.557 -1.532 -1.479
Fraser Valley            5 15 1454 1707 -0.851   45  3.235   45 -1.329   44 -1.429    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   45  3.657  3.569 -1.404 -1.455
Trinity Western          3 16 1407 1719 -0.752   46  3.043   46 -1.527   45 -1.477    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   46  3.426  3.663 -1.049 -1.904
UBC-Okanagan             3 18 1353 1698 -0.870   47  2.942   47 -1.615   47 -1.933    1 0.0000    1 0.0000   47  3.278  3.455 -2.374 -1.492


Atl U Sport: strength=-0.131 (#3)
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 Dalhousie 18 3 1807 1515 0.065 6 5.904 6 1.020 10 0.673 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 6 7.000 3.565 0.680 0.666 Acadia 13 5 1430 1373 0.215 9 5.691 9 0.784 15 0.338 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 10 6.658 3.545 0.263 0.414 UNB 16 5 1813 1623 -0.142 12 5.297 12 0.490 13 0.495 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 12 6.308 3.639 0.819 0.172 St Mary's NS 10 7 1384 1290 -0.272 22 4.679 22 -0.079 18 0.052 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 22 5.497 3.581 0.127 -0.023 St Francis Xavier 9 9 1534 1520 -0.148 25 4.562 25 -0.179 23 -0.090 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 24 5.292 3.732 0.648 -0.828 Memorial 4 14 1404 1595 0.033 35 4.031 35 -0.651 30 -0.388 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 33 4.602 3.668 0.063 -0.839 UCCB 6 15 1765 1856 -0.580 42 3.421 42 -1.154 41 -0.834 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 41 3.996 3.748 -0.019 -1.648 UPEI 4 16 1474 1748 -0.654 44 3.279 44 -1.285 46 -1.505 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 44 3.738 3.557 -1.532 -1.479
Can W: strength=-0.487 (#4)
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 Calgary 16 6 1881 1659 0.385 7 5.771 7 0.881 8 0.774 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 7 6.833 3.620 1.015 0.533 Alberta 17 3 1735 1391 -0.035 8 5.737 8 0.836 7 0.931 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 8 6.815 3.566 0.945 0.917 UBC 17 4 1966 1649 -0.050 10 5.623 10 0.728 9 0.739 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 9 6.679 3.715 1.403 0.075 Lethbridge U. 18 8 2363 2182 -0.251 16 5.078 16 0.281 21 -0.004 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 16 5.983 3.781 0.960 -0.968 Regina 12 10 1811 1777 0.019 19 4.895 19 0.117 22 -0.046 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 18 5.789 3.648 0.318 -0.411 Victoria 15 9 1878 1772 -0.334 23 4.672 23 -0.085 19 0.020 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 23 5.458 3.543 -0.064 0.104 Manitoba 13 8 1692 1579 -0.540 26 4.500 26 -0.220 26 -0.176 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 26 5.241 3.565 -0.168 -0.184 Brandon 8 13 1743 1813 -0.281 31 4.157 31 -0.538 32 -0.495 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 30 4.766 3.706 0.126 -1.116 Winnipeg 8 12 1566 1695 -0.476 34 4.041 34 -0.641 39 -0.782 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 35 4.564 3.639 -0.456 -1.108 Thompson Rivers 13 9 1747 1726 -0.998 36 4.029 36 -0.654 40 -0.819 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 36 4.538 3.598 -0.671 -0.967 UNBC 12 12 1915 1937 -0.747 37 3.997 37 -0.689 37 -0.749 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 38 4.478 3.596 -0.611 -0.887 Mount Royal 8 12 1624 1615 -0.505 38 3.942 38 -0.756 28 -0.367 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 37 4.498 3.631 -0.076 -0.657 Saskatchewan 7 15 1593 1780 -0.382 39 3.927 39 -0.773 35 -0.664 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 40 4.365 3.566 -0.651 -0.677 MacEwan 5 14 1422 1599 -0.598 41 3.475 41 -1.104 43 -1.071 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 42 3.980 3.591 -0.953 -1.189 Fraser Valley 5 15 1454 1707 -0.851 45 3.235 45 -1.329 44 -1.429 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 45 3.657 3.569 -1.404 -1.455 Trinity Western 3 16 1407 1719 -0.752 46 3.043 46 -1.527 45 -1.477 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 46 3.426 3.663 -1.049 -1.904 UBC-Okanagan 3 18 1353 1698 -0.870 47 2.942 47 -1.615 47 -1.933 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 47 3.278 3.455 -2.374 -1.492
Ont Univ Athl: strength=0.201 (#2)
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 Carleton ON 21 0 1872 1290 1.064 1 7.393 1 2.398 1 2.398 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 1 8.649 3.493 2.107 2.689 Brock 16 2 1544 1237 0.661 2 6.417 2 1.574 3 1.485 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 2 7.718 3.567 1.499 1.471 Laurentian 16 1 1472 1258 0.099 3 6.315 3 1.446 6 0.934 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 3 7.418 3.622 1.185 0.684 Ottawa ON 18 4 1789 1511 0.509 4 6.170 4 1.279 4 1.210 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 4 7.293 3.503 0.960 1.460 Ryerson 12 9 1728 1498 0.669 11 5.348 11 0.535 5 1.010 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 11 6.507 3.548 0.947 1.074 Queen's ON 13 8 1766 1658 0.225 14 5.273 14 0.474 12 0.511 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 14 6.295 3.664 0.947 0.075 Western ON 13 9 1662 1576 0.087 17 5.051 17 0.248 17 0.210 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 17 5.970 3.471 -0.167 0.587 Toronto 11 10 1582 1595 0.076 18 4.901 18 0.124 20 0.007 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 19 5.785 3.533 -0.117 0.130 Laurier 10 12 1783 1756 0.271 20 4.819 20 0.051 14 0.375 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 20 5.737 3.653 0.762 -0.012 Windsor 9 11 1643 1712 0.142 21 4.768 21 0.024 24 -0.152 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 21 5.602 3.725 0.556 -0.860 Nipissing 10 11 1503 1594 -0.215 24 4.590 24 -0.148 31 -0.442 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 25 5.253 3.476 -0.799 -0.085 Waterloo 8 14 1719 1841 -0.054 28 4.298 28 -0.385 27 -0.201 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 28 4.952 3.666 0.243 -0.646 York ON 10 16 1900 2070 -0.186 29 4.289 29 -0.392 34 -0.648 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 29 4.906 3.527 -0.798 -0.498 McMaster 5 16 1593 1798 0.102 32 4.064 32 -0.615 29 -0.385 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 32 4.696 3.657 0.021 -0.790 Algoma 5 15 1397 1666 -0.038 33 4.049 33 -0.632 36 -0.733 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 34 4.570 3.547 -0.801 -0.665 Guelph 4 16 1529 1729 0.037 40 3.920 40 -0.781 33 -0.530 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 39 4.397 3.660 -0.113 -0.947 Lakehead 3 16 1350 1570 -0.341 43 3.343 43 -1.232 42 -0.854 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 43 3.864 3.574 -0.807 -0.902
RSEQ: strength=0.340 (#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 McGill 14 3 1437 1148 0.498 5 6.066 5 1.161 2 1.679 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 5 7.233 3.544 1.600 1.758 Laval 9 6 1148 1089 0.300 13 5.286 13 0.490 16 0.297 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 13 6.301 3.488 -0.012 0.606 Concordia QC 8 10 1391 1392 0.690 15 5.235 15 0.432 11 0.557 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 15 6.288 3.575 0.605 0.508 Bishop's 4 13 1331 1497 0.304 27 4.309 27 -0.374 25 -0.160 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 27 5.013 3.725 0.549 -0.868 UQAM 5 14 1333 1551 0.015 30 4.173 30 -0.519 38 -0.768 1 0.0000 1 0.0000 31 4.735 3.516 -0.965 -0.570
Conference Strengths CONFERENCE W L PCT RNK RATING RSEQ 40 46 0.465 1 0.340 Ont Univ Athl 184 170 0.520 2 0.201 Atl U Sport 80 74 0.519 3 -0.131 Can W 180 184 0.495 4 -0.487

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.240 points in main ratings
     0.033 points in improved RPI
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Jan 15 18:47:56 2018

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