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  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
INDIANAPOLIS  16  4 532 425  0.272 11.820    1  1.430    1  0.672    2  0.421    1 0.6228  1.480  0.826  0.016  0.000
NEW ENGLAND   14  5 480 312  0.227 10.723    2  1.266    3  0.511    1  0.473    2 0.6023  1.188  0.476  0.471  0.000
SAN DIEGO     14  3 513 327  0.010  7.953    3  1.255    2  0.511    4  0.317    3 0.5988  1.547  0.822 -0.187  0.000
BALTIMORE     13  4 359 216  0.058  8.437    4  1.182    4  0.434    3  0.362    4 0.5815  0.802 -0.082  0.807  0.000
CHICAGO       15  4 510 322 -0.090  8.332    5  1.159    5  0.409    6  0.224    5 0.5799  1.264  0.327  0.121  0.000
N.Y. JETS     10  7 332 332  0.107  9.254    6  0.930    6  0.206   12  0.065    6 0.5400  1.148  0.017  0.112  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  11  7 445 375 -0.007  8.839    7  0.878    8  0.155    7  0.152    8 0.5285  1.322  0.334 -0.029  0.000
TENNESSEE      8  8 324 400  0.262  9.877    8  0.872    7  0.160   14  0.043    7 0.5316  1.339  0.247 -0.161  0.000
NEW ORLEANS   11  7 454 385 -0.057  8.483    9  0.845    9  0.129   10  0.106   11 0.5215  1.451  0.468 -0.256  0.000
DENVER         9  7 319 305  0.016  8.039   10  0.807   10  0.095   16  0.013    9 0.5261  1.089 -0.108  0.133  0.000
TEAM           W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
JACKSONVILLE   8  8 371 274  0.184  8.935   11  0.789   11  0.079    5  0.308   10 0.5219  1.108  0.211  0.404  0.000
KANSAS CITY    9  8 339 338  0.007  8.680   12  0.741   12  0.053   18 -0.017   12 0.5116  1.141 -0.073  0.040  0.000
CINCINNATI     8  8 373 331  0.100  8.424   13  0.735   13  0.027    8  0.149   14 0.5067  1.365  0.389 -0.091  0.000
BUFFALO        7  9 300 311  0.219  9.363   14  0.716   14  0.012    9  0.141   13 0.5102  1.074  0.002  0.280  0.000
DALLAS         9  8 445 371 -0.030  8.176   15  0.714   15  0.006   13  0.050   16 0.4962  1.428  0.379 -0.280  0.000
PITTSBURGH     8  8 353 315  0.045  8.240   16  0.708   16  0.001   11  0.093   17 0.4944  1.301  0.245 -0.058  0.000
N.Y. GIANTS    8  9 375 385  0.073  9.077   17  0.694   17 -0.011   17 -0.016   18 0.4939  1.293  0.126 -0.157  0.000
SEATTLE       10  8 380 388 -0.206  7.788   18  0.659   19 -0.044   19 -0.081   15 0.4994  1.223 -0.032 -0.130  0.000
GREEN BAY      8  8 301 366 -0.087  7.867   19  0.656   18 -0.033   22 -0.139   19 0.4937  1.182 -0.144 -0.134  0.000
CAROLINA       8  8 270 305 -0.105  7.593   20  0.638   20 -0.052   20 -0.101   21 0.4789  0.950 -0.385  0.182  0.000
TEAM           W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
MIAMI          6 10 260 283  0.147  9.056   21  0.573   21 -0.109   15  0.042   20 0.4819  0.859 -0.342  0.426  0.000
HOUSTON        6 10 267 366  0.092  9.007   22  0.558   22 -0.117   21 -0.133   23 0.4737  1.102 -0.238 -0.029  0.000
ST. LOUIS      8  8 367 381 -0.272  6.551   23  0.513   23 -0.166   23 -0.144   22 0.4769  1.428  0.185 -0.472  0.000
ATLANTA        7  9 292 328 -0.130  7.484   24  0.501   24 -0.174   25 -0.181   25 0.4544  1.083 -0.309 -0.053  0.000
SAN FRANCISCO  7  9 298 412 -0.218  7.220   25  0.465   25 -0.210   29 -0.292   24 0.4659  1.257 -0.199 -0.384  0.000
MINNESOTA      6 10 282 327 -0.146  7.435   26  0.392   26 -0.285   27 -0.245   26 0.4490  1.049 -0.414 -0.076  0.000
WASHINGTON     5 11 307 376 -0.008  8.312   27  0.379   27 -0.288   24 -0.178   27 0.4362  1.204 -0.155 -0.202  0.000
TAMPA BAY      4 12 211 353 -0.039  8.383   28  0.256   28 -0.399   31 -0.385   30 0.4132  0.864 -0.763 -0.006  0.000
CLEVELAND      4 12 238 356 -0.024  8.480   29  0.254   29 -0.401   30 -0.357   29 0.4208  1.045 -0.531 -0.184  0.000
ARIZONA        5 11 314 389 -0.241  6.950   30  0.224   30 -0.434   28 -0.248   28 0.4233  1.279 -0.126 -0.371  0.000
TEAM           W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
DETROIT        3 13 305 398 -0.122  7.750   31  0.096   31 -0.554   26 -0.240   31 0.3954  1.310 -0.076 -0.404  0.000
OAKLAND        2 14 168 332 -0.114  8.210   32  0.000   32 -0.649   32 -0.517   32 0.3845  0.603 -1.158  0.123  0.000

AFC WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR SAN DIEGO 14 3 513 327 0.010 7.953 3 1.255 2 0.511 4 0.317 3 0.5988 1.547 0.822 -0.187 0.000 DENVER 9 7 319 305 0.016 8.039 10 0.807 10 0.095 16 0.013 9 0.5261 1.089 -0.108 0.133 0.000 KANSAS CITY 9 8 339 338 0.007 8.680 12 0.741 12 0.053 18 -0.017 12 0.5116 1.141 -0.073 0.040 0.000 OAKLAND 2 14 168 332 -0.114 8.210 32 0.000 32 -0.649 32 -0.517 32 0.3845 0.603 -1.158 0.123 0.000

AFC SOUTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR INDIANAPOLIS 16 4 532 425 0.272 11.820 1 1.430 1 0.672 2 0.421 1 0.6228 1.480 0.826 0.016 0.000 TENNESSEE 8 8 324 400 0.262 9.877 8 0.872 7 0.160 14 0.043 7 0.5316 1.339 0.247 -0.161 0.000 JACKSONVILLE 8 8 371 274 0.184 8.935 11 0.789 11 0.079 5 0.308 10 0.5219 1.108 0.211 0.404 0.000 HOUSTON 6 10 267 366 0.092 9.007 22 0.558 22 -0.117 21 -0.133 23 0.4737 1.102 -0.238 -0.029 0.000

AFC NORTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR BALTIMORE 13 4 359 216 0.058 8.437 4 1.182 4 0.434 3 0.362 4 0.5815 0.802 -0.082 0.807 0.000 CINCINNATI 8 8 373 331 0.100 8.424 13 0.735 13 0.027 8 0.149 14 0.5067 1.365 0.389 -0.091 0.000 PITTSBURGH 8 8 353 315 0.045 8.240 16 0.708 16 0.001 11 0.093 17 0.4944 1.301 0.245 -0.058 0.000 CLEVELAND 4 12 238 356 -0.024 8.480 29 0.254 29 -0.401 30 -0.357 29 0.4208 1.045 -0.531 -0.184 0.000

AFC EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR NEW ENGLAND 14 5 480 312 0.227 10.723 2 1.266 3 0.511 1 0.473 2 0.6023 1.188 0.476 0.471 0.000 N.Y. JETS 10 7 332 332 0.107 9.254 6 0.930 6 0.206 12 0.065 6 0.5400 1.148 0.017 0.112 0.000 BUFFALO 7 9 300 311 0.219 9.363 14 0.716 14 0.012 9 0.141 13 0.5102 1.074 0.002 0.280 0.000 MIAMI 6 10 260 283 0.147 9.056 21 0.573 21 -0.109 15 0.042 20 0.4819 0.859 -0.342 0.426 0.000

NFC WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR SEATTLE 10 8 380 388 -0.206 7.788 18 0.659 19 -0.044 19 -0.081 15 0.4994 1.223 -0.032 -0.130 0.000 ST. LOUIS 8 8 367 381 -0.272 6.551 23 0.513 23 -0.166 23 -0.144 22 0.4769 1.428 0.185 -0.472 0.000 SAN FRANCISCO 7 9 298 412 -0.218 7.220 25 0.465 25 -0.210 29 -0.292 24 0.4659 1.257 -0.199 -0.384 0.000 ARIZONA 5 11 314 389 -0.241 6.950 30 0.224 30 -0.434 28 -0.248 28 0.4233 1.279 -0.126 -0.371 0.000

NFC SOUTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR NEW ORLEANS 11 7 454 385 -0.057 8.483 9 0.845 9 0.129 10 0.106 11 0.5215 1.451 0.468 -0.256 0.000 CAROLINA 8 8 270 305 -0.105 7.593 20 0.638 20 -0.052 20 -0.101 21 0.4789 0.950 -0.385 0.182 0.000 ATLANTA 7 9 292 328 -0.130 7.484 24 0.501 24 -0.174 25 -0.181 25 0.4544 1.083 -0.309 -0.053 0.000 TAMPA BAY 4 12 211 353 -0.039 8.383 28 0.256 28 -0.399 31 -0.385 30 0.4132 0.864 -0.763 -0.006 0.000

NFC NORTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CHICAGO 15 4 510 322 -0.090 8.332 5 1.159 5 0.409 6 0.224 5 0.5799 1.264 0.327 0.121 0.000 GREEN BAY 8 8 301 366 -0.087 7.867 19 0.656 18 -0.033 22 -0.139 19 0.4937 1.182 -0.144 -0.134 0.000 MINNESOTA 6 10 282 327 -0.146 7.435 26 0.392 26 -0.285 27 -0.245 26 0.4490 1.049 -0.414 -0.076 0.000 DETROIT 3 13 305 398 -0.122 7.750 31 0.096 31 -0.554 26 -0.240 31 0.3954 1.310 -0.076 -0.404 0.000

NFC EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR PHILADELPHIA 11 7 445 375 -0.007 8.839 7 0.878 8 0.155 7 0.152 8 0.5285 1.322 0.334 -0.029 0.000 DALLAS 9 8 445 371 -0.030 8.176 15 0.714 15 0.006 13 0.050 16 0.4962 1.428 0.379 -0.280 0.000 N.Y. GIANTS 8 9 375 385 0.073 9.077 17 0.694 17 -0.011 17 -0.016 18 0.4939 1.293 0.126 -0.157 0.000 WASHINGTON 5 11 307 376 -0.008 8.312 27 0.379 27 -0.288 24 -0.178 27 0.4362 1.204 -0.155 -0.202 0.000


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC EAST   37 31 0.544    1  0.282
AFC SOUTH  38 30 0.559    2  0.237
AFC NORTH  33 32 0.508    3  0.145
NFC EAST   33 35 0.485    4  0.078
AFC WEST   34 32 0.515    5 -0.014
NFC NORTH  32 35 0.478    6 -0.183
NFC SOUTH  30 36 0.455    7 -0.253
NFC WEST   30 36 0.455    8 -0.425

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.104 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.015 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Dec 31 14:39:29 2007
games through: Sat Feb 10 2007

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