Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
In order to increase early-season stability, the three main rankings, the improved RPI, and the college pseudopoll include priors based on the previous season final predictive ratings and occasionally incorporating preseason predictions of various major publications. The other rankings for college sports do not include priors, and thus can be wildly unstable early in the year. A team whose rankings are affected by this prior is noted with a P following its rankings.

Full Ranking

                                            STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI
TEAM        W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
RAMS       15  3  0 583 429  0.090  9.009    1  1.154    1  0.546    3  0.294    1 0.6075  1.655  0.820 -0.232  0.000
SAINTS     14  4  0 547 393  0.109  9.436    2  1.062    2  0.457    2  0.323    2 0.5931  1.451  0.538  0.109  0.000
CHIEFS     13  5  0 627 471  0.109  9.099    3  0.967    4  0.373    1  0.339    4 0.5736  1.802  1.108 -0.430  0.000
CHARGERS   13  5  0 479 387  0.109  9.278    4  0.965    3  0.385    6  0.247    3 0.5772  1.364  0.337  0.157  0.000
PATRIOTS   13  5  0 514 384  0.003  8.563    5  0.898    5  0.316    4  0.291    5 0.5717  1.406  0.440  0.142  0.000
BEARS      12  5  0 436 299 -0.109  7.426    6  0.788    6  0.220    5  0.248    7 0.5434  1.140  0.041  0.454  0.000
COWBOYS    11  7  0 385 376  0.056  9.420    7  0.759    7  0.196   16  0.014    8 0.5405  1.124 -0.212  0.240  0.000
TEXANS     11  6  0 409 337 -0.062  7.918    8  0.741    9  0.169   12  0.113    6 0.5436  1.290  0.101  0.125  0.000
RAVENS     10  7  0 406 310  0.104  8.788    9  0.732   10  0.163    7  0.235   12 0.5328  1.066 -0.062  0.531  0.000
STEELERS    9  6  1 428 360  0.111  8.501   10  0.730    8  0.171    9  0.166   10 0.5340  1.405  0.313  0.018  0.000
TEAM        W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
EAGLES     10  8  0 397 383  0.100  9.596   11  0.685   11  0.132   10  0.160   11 0.5336  1.182  0.007  0.313  0.000
COLTS      11  7  0 467 382 -0.045  8.389   12  0.670   12  0.117    8  0.207    9 0.5383  1.389  0.331  0.082  0.000
SEAHAWKS   10  7  0 450 371  0.010  8.261   13  0.665   13  0.114   11  0.156   14 0.5251  1.380  0.269  0.043  0.000
TITANS      9  7  0 310 303 -0.013  7.919   14  0.618   14  0.071   13  0.034   13 0.5261  1.037 -0.298  0.365  0.000
VIKINGS     8  7  1 360 341 -0.035  7.786   15  0.553   15  0.012   15  0.016   15 0.5033  1.214 -0.096  0.129  0.000
BROWNS      7  8  1 359 392  0.084  8.626   16  0.535   16 -0.003   18  0.001   16 0.4933  1.254 -0.059  0.061  0.000
PANTHERS    7  9  0 376 382  0.073  8.483   17  0.483   17 -0.049   14  0.023   17 0.4799  1.318  0.049 -0.004  0.000
FALCONS     7  9  0 414 423  0.007  8.098   18  0.440   18 -0.097   17  0.003   19 0.4732  1.501  0.290 -0.284  0.000
REDSKINS    7  9  0 281 359 -0.059  7.878   19  0.396   19 -0.120   28 -0.260   18 0.4752  1.073 -0.549  0.029  0.000
BENGALS     6 10  0 368 455  0.083  8.847   20  0.388   20 -0.125   23 -0.165   20 0.4681  1.455  0.054 -0.385  0.000
TEAM        W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
DOLPHINS    7  9  0 319 433 -0.208  7.237   21  0.318   22 -0.178   31 -0.376   21 0.4669  1.364 -0.287 -0.465  0.000
BRONCOS     6 10  0 329 349  0.015  8.220   22  0.317   21 -0.177   20 -0.081   22 0.4639  1.082 -0.359  0.197  0.000
PACKERS     6  9  1 376 400 -0.118  7.481   23  0.285   23 -0.208   24 -0.176   24 0.4563  1.412 -0.019 -0.334  0.000
BILLS       6 10  0 269 374 -0.099  7.921   24  0.253   24 -0.221   27 -0.244   23 0.4601  1.054 -0.555  0.068  0.000
BUCCANEERS  5 11  0 396 464  0.069  8.651   25  0.245   25 -0.226   22 -0.124   28 0.4418  1.560  0.253 -0.502  0.000
LIONS       6 10  0 324 360 -0.085  7.613   26  0.241   26 -0.233   19 -0.055   26 0.4510  1.192 -0.196  0.085  0.000
GIANTS      5 11  0 369 412  0.010  8.254   27  0.205   27 -0.263   21 -0.100   27 0.4438  1.474  0.148 -0.348  0.000
JAGUARS     5 11  0 245 316 -0.013  8.204   28  0.199   28 -0.273   25 -0.195   25 0.4518  0.808 -0.780  0.390  0.000
RAIDERS     4 12  0 290 467  0.007  8.737   29  0.128   29 -0.338   29 -0.370   29 0.4294  1.251 -0.433 -0.306  0.000
49ERS       4 12  0 342 435 -0.069  8.050   30  0.078   30 -0.405   26 -0.202   31 0.4131  1.335 -0.152 -0.252  0.000
TEAM        W  L  T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
JETS        4 12  0 333 441 -0.149  7.543   31  0.049   31 -0.431   30 -0.374   30 0.4145  1.449 -0.163 -0.584  0.000
CARDINALS   3 13  0 225 425 -0.079  8.405   32  0.000   32 -0.475   32 -0.456   32 0.3980  0.971 -0.864 -0.048  0.000

AFC WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CHIEFS 13 5 0 627 471 0.109 9.099 3 0.967 4 0.373 1 0.339 4 0.5736 1.802 1.108 -0.430 0.000 CHARGERS 13 5 0 479 387 0.109 9.278 4 0.965 3 0.385 6 0.247 3 0.5772 1.364 0.337 0.157 0.000 BRONCOS 6 10 0 329 349 0.015 8.220 22 0.317 21 -0.177 20 -0.081 22 0.4639 1.082 -0.359 0.197 0.000 RAIDERS 4 12 0 290 467 0.007 8.737 29 0.128 29 -0.338 29 -0.370 29 0.4294 1.251 -0.433 -0.306 0.000

AFC SOUTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR TEXANS 11 6 0 409 337 -0.062 7.918 8 0.741 9 0.169 12 0.113 6 0.5436 1.290 0.101 0.125 0.000 COLTS 11 7 0 467 382 -0.045 8.389 12 0.670 12 0.117 8 0.207 9 0.5383 1.389 0.331 0.082 0.000 TITANS 9 7 0 310 303 -0.013 7.919 14 0.618 14 0.071 13 0.034 13 0.5261 1.037 -0.298 0.365 0.000 JAGUARS 5 11 0 245 316 -0.013 8.204 28 0.199 28 -0.273 25 -0.195 25 0.4518 0.808 -0.780 0.390 0.000

AFC NORTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR RAVENS 10 7 0 406 310 0.104 8.788 9 0.732 10 0.163 7 0.235 12 0.5328 1.066 -0.062 0.531 0.000 STEELERS 9 6 1 428 360 0.111 8.501 10 0.730 8 0.171 9 0.166 10 0.5340 1.405 0.313 0.018 0.000 BROWNS 7 8 1 359 392 0.084 8.626 16 0.535 16 -0.003 18 0.001 16 0.4933 1.254 -0.059 0.061 0.000 BENGALS 6 10 0 368 455 0.083 8.847 20 0.388 20 -0.125 23 -0.165 20 0.4681 1.455 0.054 -0.385 0.000

AFC EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR PATRIOTS 13 5 0 514 384 0.003 8.563 5 0.898 5 0.316 4 0.291 5 0.5717 1.406 0.440 0.142 0.000 DOLPHINS 7 9 0 319 433 -0.208 7.237 21 0.318 22 -0.178 31 -0.376 21 0.4669 1.364 -0.287 -0.465 0.000 BILLS 6 10 0 269 374 -0.099 7.921 24 0.253 24 -0.221 27 -0.244 23 0.4601 1.054 -0.555 0.068 0.000 JETS 4 12 0 333 441 -0.149 7.543 31 0.049 31 -0.431 30 -0.374 30 0.4145 1.449 -0.163 -0.584 0.000

NFC WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR RAMS 15 3 0 583 429 0.090 9.009 1 1.154 1 0.546 3 0.294 1 0.6075 1.655 0.820 -0.232 0.000 SEAHAWKS 10 7 0 450 371 0.010 8.261 13 0.665 13 0.114 11 0.156 14 0.5251 1.380 0.269 0.043 0.000 49ERS 4 12 0 342 435 -0.069 8.050 30 0.078 30 -0.405 26 -0.202 31 0.4131 1.335 -0.152 -0.252 0.000 CARDINALS 3 13 0 225 425 -0.079 8.405 32 0.000 32 -0.475 32 -0.456 32 0.3980 0.971 -0.864 -0.048 0.000

NFC SOUTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR SAINTS 14 4 0 547 393 0.109 9.436 2 1.062 2 0.457 2 0.323 2 0.5931 1.451 0.538 0.109 0.000 PANTHERS 7 9 0 376 382 0.073 8.483 17 0.483 17 -0.049 14 0.023 17 0.4799 1.318 0.049 -0.004 0.000 FALCONS 7 9 0 414 423 0.007 8.098 18 0.440 18 -0.097 17 0.003 19 0.4732 1.501 0.290 -0.284 0.000 BUCCANEERS 5 11 0 396 464 0.069 8.651 25 0.245 25 -0.226 22 -0.124 28 0.4418 1.560 0.253 -0.502 0.000

NFC NORTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR BEARS 12 5 0 436 299 -0.109 7.426 6 0.788 6 0.220 5 0.248 7 0.5434 1.140 0.041 0.454 0.000 VIKINGS 8 7 1 360 341 -0.035 7.786 15 0.553 15 0.012 15 0.016 15 0.5033 1.214 -0.096 0.129 0.000 PACKERS 6 9 1 376 400 -0.118 7.481 23 0.285 23 -0.208 24 -0.176 24 0.4563 1.412 -0.019 -0.334 0.000 LIONS 6 10 0 324 360 -0.085 7.613 26 0.241 26 -0.233 19 -0.055 26 0.4510 1.192 -0.196 0.085 0.000

NFC EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR COWBOYS 11 7 0 385 376 0.056 9.420 7 0.759 7 0.196 16 0.014 8 0.5405 1.124 -0.212 0.240 0.000 EAGLES 10 8 0 397 383 0.100 9.596 11 0.685 11 0.132 10 0.160 11 0.5336 1.182 0.007 0.313 0.000 REDSKINS 7 9 0 281 359 -0.059 7.878 19 0.396 19 -0.120 28 -0.260 18 0.4752 1.073 -0.549 0.029 0.000 GIANTS 5 11 0 369 412 0.010 8.254 27 0.205 27 -0.263 21 -0.100 27 0.4438 1.474 0.148 -0.348 0.000


DIVISION    W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC NORTH  32 31  2 0.508    1  0.152
NFC SOUTH  33 33  0 0.500    2  0.110
AFC WEST   36 32  0 0.529    3  0.069
AFC SOUTH  36 31  0 0.537    4  0.061
NFC NORTH  32 31  2 0.508    5  0.015
NFC EAST   33 35  0 0.485    6 -0.083
NFC WEST   32 35  0 0.478    7 -0.091
AFC EAST   30 36  0 0.455    8 -0.367

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.149 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.029 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Jan 21 05:30:45 2019
games through: Sun Jan 20 2019

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