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
EAGLES     16  3 551 345  0.127  9.788    1  1.694    1  0.648    1  0.502    1 0.6170  1.404  0.734  0.270  0.000
VIKINGS    14  4 418 314  0.184  9.961    2  1.595    2  0.564    3  0.337    2 0.6064  1.071  0.132  0.542  0.000
PATRIOTS   15  4 550 371  0.027  9.189    3  1.516    3  0.486    2  0.428    3 0.5961  1.429  0.695  0.161  0.000
SAINTS     12  6 503 381  0.199 10.061    5  1.377    5  0.375    4  0.336    4 0.5880  1.466  0.658  0.015  0.000
PANTHERS   11  6 389 358  0.204  9.755    6  1.308    6  0.358   11  0.147    5 0.5814  1.242  0.157  0.136  0.000
FALCONS    11  7 389 343  0.226 10.452    7  1.249    7  0.296    6  0.265    6 0.5722  1.096  0.090  0.439  0.000
STEELERS   13  4 448 353 -0.013  8.180    4  1.425    4  0.419    9  0.177    7 0.5613  1.402  0.406 -0.051  0.000
RAMS       11  6 491 355  0.074  8.605    8  1.201    8  0.248    7  0.241    8 0.5507  1.490  0.599 -0.116  0.000
LIONS       9  7 410 376  0.035  8.182   10  1.046   10  0.108   13  0.085    9 0.5246  1.541  0.519 -0.349  0.000
COWBOYS     9  7 354 332  0.016  8.127   11  1.038   11  0.099   12  0.091   10 0.5218  1.229  0.084  0.098  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
JAGUARS    12  7 492 337 -0.057  8.607    9  1.092    9  0.147    5  0.278   11 0.5208  1.218  0.257  0.299  0.000
SEAHAWKS    9  7 366 332 -0.016  7.893   12  1.027   12  0.080   14  0.061   12 0.5159  1.250  0.082  0.040  0.000
CHIEFS     10  7 436 361 -0.091  7.818   13  1.021   13  0.073   15  0.043   13 0.5155  1.403  0.274 -0.188  0.000
BILLS       9  8 305 369 -0.059  8.592   16  0.941   14  0.034   22 -0.193   14 0.5109  1.054 -0.418  0.032  0.000
CHARGERS    9  7 355 272 -0.065  7.365   15  0.956   16  0.021    8  0.203   15 0.5020  1.047 -0.031  0.437  0.000
PACKERS     7  9 320 384  0.092  8.998   19  0.834   19 -0.036   24 -0.220   16 0.4952  1.247 -0.204 -0.237  0.000
TITANS     10  8 370 412 -0.126  8.513   14  0.963   15  0.028   21 -0.117   17 0.4940  1.234 -0.117 -0.117  0.000
CARDINALS   8  8 295 361 -0.034  8.184   17  0.896   17 -0.009   20 -0.091   18 0.4931  1.055 -0.315  0.133  0.000
REDSKINS    7  9 342 388  0.074  8.714   20  0.817   20 -0.054   19 -0.086   19 0.4918  1.328  0.039 -0.211  0.000
RAVENS      9  7 395 303 -0.135  6.886   18  0.884   18 -0.024   10  0.152   20 0.4894  1.254  0.178  0.127  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
DOLPHINS    6 10 281 393 -0.034  8.445   22  0.682   22 -0.187   27 -0.266   21 0.4704  1.172 -0.346 -0.185  0.000
BUCCANEERS  5 11 335 382  0.077  8.764   26  0.610   26 -0.262   17 -0.048   22 0.4680  1.314  0.059 -0.155  0.000
BEARS       5 11 264 320  0.103  8.970   25  0.624   25 -0.241   18 -0.057   23 0.4602  0.866 -0.496  0.382  0.000
49ERS       6 10 331 383 -0.026  8.209   23  0.666   23 -0.203   16 -0.048   24 0.4588  1.298  0.037 -0.132  0.000
RAIDERS     6 10 301 373 -0.070  8.037   24  0.633   24 -0.235   25 -0.240   25 0.4540  1.193 -0.293 -0.188  0.000
BENGALS     7  9 290 349 -0.172  7.504   21  0.686   21 -0.185   23 -0.218   26 0.4531  1.099 -0.389 -0.047  0.000
JETS        5 11 298 382 -0.047  8.218   27  0.539   27 -0.318   26 -0.255   27 0.4441  1.209 -0.288 -0.222  0.000
BRONCOS     5 11 289 382 -0.149  7.628   28  0.476   28 -0.383   28 -0.289   28 0.4278  1.198 -0.335 -0.242  0.000
GIANTS      3 13 246 388  0.024  8.708   30  0.368   30 -0.486   29 -0.351   29 0.4064  1.006 -0.633 -0.069  0.000
TEXANS      4 12 338 436 -0.127  7.954   29  0.381   29 -0.477   31 -0.406   30 0.4023  1.418 -0.155 -0.658  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
COLTS       4 12 263 404 -0.219  7.479   31  0.340   31 -0.517   30 -0.369   31 0.3927  1.104 -0.535 -0.204  0.000
BROWNS      0 16 234 410 -0.131  8.048   32  0.000   32 -0.916   32 -0.460   32 0.3236  1.074 -0.663 -0.258  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 CHIEFS 10 7 436 361 -0.091 7.818 13 1.021 13 0.073 15 0.043 13 0.5155 1.403 0.274 -0.188 0.000 CHARGERS 9 7 355 272 -0.065 7.365 15 0.956 16 0.021 8 0.203 15 0.5020 1.047 -0.031 0.437 0.000 RAIDERS 6 10 301 373 -0.070 8.037 24 0.633 24 -0.235 25 -0.240 25 0.4540 1.193 -0.293 -0.188 0.000 BRONCOS 5 11 289 382 -0.149 7.628 28 0.476 28 -0.383 28 -0.289 28 0.4278 1.198 -0.335 -0.242 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 JAGUARS 12 7 492 337 -0.057 8.607 9 1.092 9 0.147 5 0.278 11 0.5208 1.218 0.257 0.299 0.000 TITANS 10 8 370 412 -0.126 8.513 14 0.963 15 0.028 21 -0.117 17 0.4940 1.234 -0.117 -0.117 0.000 TEXANS 4 12 338 436 -0.127 7.954 29 0.381 29 -0.477 31 -0.406 30 0.4023 1.418 -0.155 -0.658 0.000 COLTS 4 12 263 404 -0.219 7.479 31 0.340 31 -0.517 30 -0.369 31 0.3927 1.104 -0.535 -0.204 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 STEELERS 13 4 448 353 -0.013 8.180 4 1.425 4 0.419 9 0.177 7 0.5613 1.402 0.406 -0.051 0.000 RAVENS 9 7 395 303 -0.135 6.886 18 0.884 18 -0.024 10 0.152 20 0.4894 1.254 0.178 0.127 0.000 BENGALS 7 9 290 349 -0.172 7.504 21 0.686 21 -0.185 23 -0.218 26 0.4531 1.099 -0.389 -0.047 0.000 BROWNS 0 16 234 410 -0.131 8.048 32 0.000 32 -0.916 32 -0.460 32 0.3236 1.074 -0.663 -0.258 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 PATRIOTS 15 4 550 371 0.027 9.189 3 1.516 3 0.486 2 0.428 3 0.5961 1.429 0.695 0.161 0.000 BILLS 9 8 305 369 -0.059 8.592 16 0.941 14 0.034 22 -0.193 14 0.5109 1.054 -0.418 0.032 0.000 DOLPHINS 6 10 281 393 -0.034 8.445 22 0.682 22 -0.187 27 -0.266 21 0.4704 1.172 -0.346 -0.185 0.000 JETS 5 11 298 382 -0.047 8.218 27 0.539 27 -0.318 26 -0.255 27 0.4441 1.209 -0.288 -0.222 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 RAMS 11 6 491 355 0.074 8.605 8 1.201 8 0.248 7 0.241 8 0.5507 1.490 0.599 -0.116 0.000 SEAHAWKS 9 7 366 332 -0.016 7.893 12 1.027 12 0.080 14 0.061 12 0.5159 1.250 0.082 0.040 0.000 CARDINALS 8 8 295 361 -0.034 8.184 17 0.896 17 -0.009 20 -0.091 18 0.4931 1.055 -0.315 0.133 0.000 49ERS 6 10 331 383 -0.026 8.209 23 0.666 23 -0.203 16 -0.048 24 0.4588 1.298 0.037 -0.132 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 SAINTS 12 6 503 381 0.199 10.061 5 1.377 5 0.375 4 0.336 4 0.5880 1.466 0.658 0.015 0.000 PANTHERS 11 6 389 358 0.204 9.755 6 1.308 6 0.358 11 0.147 5 0.5814 1.242 0.157 0.136 0.000 FALCONS 11 7 389 343 0.226 10.452 7 1.249 7 0.296 6 0.265 6 0.5722 1.096 0.090 0.439 0.000 BUCCANEERS 5 11 335 382 0.077 8.764 26 0.610 26 -0.262 17 -0.048 22 0.4680 1.314 0.059 -0.155 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 VIKINGS 14 4 418 314 0.184 9.961 2 1.595 2 0.564 3 0.337 2 0.6064 1.071 0.132 0.542 0.000 LIONS 9 7 410 376 0.035 8.182 10 1.046 10 0.108 13 0.085 9 0.5246 1.541 0.519 -0.349 0.000 PACKERS 7 9 320 384 0.092 8.998 19 0.834 19 -0.036 24 -0.220 16 0.4952 1.247 -0.204 -0.237 0.000 BEARS 5 11 264 320 0.103 8.970 25 0.624 25 -0.241 18 -0.057 23 0.4602 0.866 -0.496 0.382 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 EAGLES 16 3 551 345 0.127 9.788 1 1.694 1 0.648 1 0.502 1 0.6170 1.404 0.734 0.270 0.000 COWBOYS 9 7 354 332 0.016 8.127 11 1.038 11 0.099 12 0.091 10 0.5218 1.229 0.084 0.098 0.000 REDSKINS 7 9 342 388 0.074 8.714 20 0.817 20 -0.054 19 -0.086 19 0.4918 1.328 0.039 -0.211 0.000 GIANTS 3 13 246 388 0.024 8.708 30 0.368 30 -0.486 29 -0.351 29 0.4064 1.006 -0.633 -0.069 0.000


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
NFC SOUTH  39 30 0.565    1  0.314
NFC NORTH  35 31 0.530    2  0.098
NFC EAST   35 32 0.522    3  0.057
NFC WEST   34 31 0.523    4  0.033
AFC WEST   30 35 0.462    5 -0.104
AFC EAST   35 33 0.515    6 -0.156
AFC NORTH  29 36 0.446    7 -0.159
AFC SOUTH  30 39 0.435    8 -0.274

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.170 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.022 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Feb  5 05:30:28 2018
games through: Sun Feb  4 2018

Back to Dolphin rankings main page.