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       11  2  0 425 313  0.237  7.136    1  0.965    1  0.516    2  0.327    1 0.6303  1.624  0.779 -0.125  0.000
CHIEFS     11  2  0 471 351  0.133  6.620    2  0.913    2  0.473    3  0.286    2 0.6184  1.866  1.140 -0.568  0.000
SAINTS     11  2  0 447 283  0.094  6.516    3  0.885    3  0.443    1  0.454    3 0.6036  1.580  0.836  0.071  0.000
CHARGERS   10  3  0 366 270 -0.020  5.938    4  0.748    4  0.311    6  0.233    4 0.5831  1.369  0.305  0.161  0.000
PATRIOTS    9  4  0 364 293 -0.037  6.120    5  0.643    5  0.209    8  0.162    5 0.5679  1.464  0.369 -0.046  0.000
TEXANS      9  4  0 323 259 -0.069  6.004    6  0.620    6  0.195   10  0.142    6 0.5579  1.307  0.128  0.156  0.000
BEARS       9  4  0 359 247 -0.065  5.826    7  0.614    7  0.189    5  0.266    7 0.5502  1.273  0.206  0.325  0.000
SEAHAWKS    8  5  0 340 266  0.125  6.778    8  0.594    8  0.177    4  0.272    8 0.5488  1.310  0.262  0.282  0.000
COWBOYS     8  5  0 276 246  0.011  6.506    9  0.543    9  0.145   12  0.081    9 0.5279  1.069 -0.237  0.399  0.000
STEELERS    7  5  1 367 306  0.074  6.735   10  0.512   10  0.116    9  0.151   10 0.5223  1.490  0.398 -0.095  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
TITANS      7  6  0 251 254 -0.020  6.480   12  0.414   12  0.038   15 -0.008   11 0.5200  1.073 -0.322  0.306  0.000
RAVENS      7  6  0 321 241  0.101  6.634   11  0.476   11  0.068    7  0.230   12 0.5166  1.073 -0.084  0.545  0.000
BRONCOS     6  7  0 290 282  0.128  7.109   14  0.379   14  0.007   11  0.096   13 0.5102  1.120 -0.160  0.352  0.000
DOLPHINS    7  6  0 278 333 -0.177  5.940   15  0.362   15 -0.011   27 -0.196   14 0.5041  1.294 -0.229 -0.164  0.000
COLTS       7  6  0 349 300 -0.176  5.532   16  0.355   16 -0.041   13  0.048   15 0.5024  1.505  0.317 -0.221  0.000
VIKINGS     6  6  1 282 291  0.019  6.707   13  0.382   13  0.008   16 -0.018   16 0.5012  1.207 -0.165  0.128  0.000
BROWNS      5  7  1 292 332  0.065  6.996   18  0.338   18 -0.056   20 -0.046   17 0.4816  1.223 -0.173  0.080  0.000
BENGALS     5  8  0 307 397  0.124  7.460   21  0.311   20 -0.069   26 -0.191   18 0.4758  1.505  0.077 -0.459  0.000
EAGLES      6  7  0 281 295 -0.041  6.350   19  0.328   19 -0.067   19 -0.034   19 0.4743  1.211 -0.175  0.108  0.000
PANTHERS    6  7  0 324 332  0.005  6.588   17  0.351   17 -0.042   18 -0.029   20 0.4728  1.447  0.153 -0.211  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
REDSKINS    6  7  0 249 297 -0.058  6.371   20  0.314   21 -0.069   24 -0.159   21 0.4726  1.115 -0.422  0.104  0.000
PACKERS     5  7  1 315 307 -0.072  6.147   25  0.241   25 -0.145   14 -0.001   22 0.4678  1.394  0.105 -0.107  0.000
LIONS       5  8  0 271 319 -0.005  6.677   24  0.242   24 -0.142   21 -0.075   23 0.4652  1.280 -0.125 -0.024  0.000
BUCCANEERS  5  8  0 332 383  0.023  6.839   22  0.266   22 -0.110   23 -0.113   24 0.4535  1.529  0.191 -0.417  0.000
GIANTS      5  8  0 307 331 -0.003  6.636   23  0.248   23 -0.136   17 -0.023   25 0.4526  1.442  0.152 -0.198  0.000
BILLS       4  9  0 201 320 -0.065  6.702   28  0.117   28 -0.244   30 -0.322   26 0.4447  1.049 -0.664  0.020  0.000
JAGUARS     4  9  0 212 273 -0.037  6.583   27  0.125   27 -0.243   25 -0.190   27 0.4443  0.890 -0.713  0.333  0.000
FALCONS     4  9  0 316 367  0.071  7.057   26  0.167   26 -0.203   22 -0.090   28 0.4351  1.470  0.126 -0.306  0.000
JETS        4  9  0 270 330 -0.187  5.893   30  0.049   30 -0.310   29 -0.300   29 0.4338  1.399 -0.186 -0.414  0.000
RAIDERS     3 10  0 244 388  0.034  7.280   29  0.065   29 -0.291   31 -0.334   30 0.4328  1.323 -0.328 -0.341  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
CARDINALS   3 10  0 178 327 -0.094  6.837   31  0.015   31 -0.340   32 -0.408   31 0.4156  0.922 -0.896  0.080  0.000
49ERS       3 10  0 275 350 -0.100  6.452   32  0.000   32 -0.375   28 -0.209   32 0.4123  1.336 -0.184 -0.235  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 11 2 0 471 351 0.133 6.620 2 0.913 2 0.473 3 0.286 2 0.6184 1.866 1.140 -0.568 0.000 CHARGERS 10 3 0 366 270 -0.020 5.938 4 0.748 4 0.311 6 0.233 4 0.5831 1.369 0.305 0.161 0.000 BRONCOS 6 7 0 290 282 0.128 7.109 14 0.379 14 0.007 11 0.096 13 0.5102 1.120 -0.160 0.352 0.000 RAIDERS 3 10 0 244 388 0.034 7.280 29 0.065 29 -0.291 31 -0.334 30 0.4328 1.323 -0.328 -0.341 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 9 4 0 323 259 -0.069 6.004 6 0.620 6 0.195 10 0.142 6 0.5579 1.307 0.128 0.156 0.000 TITANS 7 6 0 251 254 -0.020 6.480 12 0.414 12 0.038 15 -0.008 11 0.5200 1.073 -0.322 0.306 0.000 COLTS 7 6 0 349 300 -0.176 5.532 16 0.355 16 -0.041 13 0.048 15 0.5024 1.505 0.317 -0.221 0.000 JAGUARS 4 9 0 212 273 -0.037 6.583 27 0.125 27 -0.243 25 -0.190 27 0.4443 0.890 -0.713 0.333 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 STEELERS 7 5 1 367 306 0.074 6.735 10 0.512 10 0.116 9 0.151 10 0.5223 1.490 0.398 -0.095 0.000 RAVENS 7 6 0 321 241 0.101 6.634 11 0.476 11 0.068 7 0.230 12 0.5166 1.073 -0.084 0.545 0.000 BROWNS 5 7 1 292 332 0.065 6.996 18 0.338 18 -0.056 20 -0.046 17 0.4816 1.223 -0.173 0.080 0.000 BENGALS 5 8 0 307 397 0.124 7.460 21 0.311 20 -0.069 26 -0.191 18 0.4758 1.505 0.077 -0.459 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 9 4 0 364 293 -0.037 6.120 5 0.643 5 0.209 8 0.162 5 0.5679 1.464 0.369 -0.046 0.000 DOLPHINS 7 6 0 278 333 -0.177 5.940 15 0.362 15 -0.011 27 -0.196 14 0.5041 1.294 -0.229 -0.164 0.000 BILLS 4 9 0 201 320 -0.065 6.702 28 0.117 28 -0.244 30 -0.322 26 0.4447 1.049 -0.664 0.020 0.000 JETS 4 9 0 270 330 -0.187 5.893 30 0.049 30 -0.310 29 -0.300 29 0.4338 1.399 -0.186 -0.414 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 11 2 0 425 313 0.237 7.136 1 0.965 1 0.516 2 0.327 1 0.6303 1.624 0.779 -0.125 0.000 SEAHAWKS 8 5 0 340 266 0.125 6.778 8 0.594 8 0.177 4 0.272 8 0.5488 1.310 0.262 0.282 0.000 CARDINALS 3 10 0 178 327 -0.094 6.837 31 0.015 31 -0.340 32 -0.408 31 0.4156 0.922 -0.896 0.080 0.000 49ERS 3 10 0 275 350 -0.100 6.452 32 0.000 32 -0.375 28 -0.209 32 0.4123 1.336 -0.184 -0.235 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 11 2 0 447 283 0.094 6.516 3 0.885 3 0.443 1 0.454 3 0.6036 1.580 0.836 0.071 0.000 PANTHERS 6 7 0 324 332 0.005 6.588 17 0.351 17 -0.042 18 -0.029 20 0.4728 1.447 0.153 -0.211 0.000 BUCCANEERS 5 8 0 332 383 0.023 6.839 22 0.266 22 -0.110 23 -0.113 24 0.4535 1.529 0.191 -0.417 0.000 FALCONS 4 9 0 316 367 0.071 7.057 26 0.167 26 -0.203 22 -0.090 28 0.4351 1.470 0.126 -0.306 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 9 4 0 359 247 -0.065 5.826 7 0.614 7 0.189 5 0.266 7 0.5502 1.273 0.206 0.325 0.000 VIKINGS 6 6 1 282 291 0.019 6.707 13 0.382 13 0.008 16 -0.018 16 0.5012 1.207 -0.165 0.128 0.000 PACKERS 5 7 1 315 307 -0.072 6.147 25 0.241 25 -0.145 14 -0.001 22 0.4678 1.394 0.105 -0.107 0.000 LIONS 5 8 0 271 319 -0.005 6.677 24 0.242 24 -0.142 21 -0.075 23 0.4652 1.280 -0.125 -0.024 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 8 5 0 276 246 0.011 6.506 9 0.543 9 0.145 12 0.081 9 0.5279 1.069 -0.237 0.399 0.000 EAGLES 6 7 0 281 295 -0.041 6.350 19 0.328 19 -0.067 19 -0.034 19 0.4743 1.211 -0.175 0.108 0.000 REDSKINS 6 7 0 249 297 -0.058 6.371 20 0.314 21 -0.069 24 -0.159 21 0.4726 1.115 -0.422 0.104 0.000 GIANTS 5 8 0 307 331 -0.003 6.636 23 0.248 23 -0.136 17 -0.023 25 0.4526 1.442 0.152 -0.198 0.000


DIVISION    W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC WEST   30 22  0 0.577    1  0.146
AFC NORTH  24 26  2 0.481    2  0.120
NFC SOUTH  26 26  0 0.500    3  0.099
NFC NORTH  25 25  2 0.500    4  0.067
NFC WEST   25 27  0 0.481    5  0.006
AFC SOUTH  27 25  0 0.519    6 -0.021
NFC EAST   25 27  0 0.481    7 -0.072
AFC EAST   24 28  0 0.462    8 -0.347

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.183 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.034 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Tue Dec 11 05:30:31 2018
games through: Mon Dec 10 2018

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