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
SAINTS      9  1  0 378 239  0.172  5.159    2  0.889    2  0.468    1  0.508    1 0.6339  1.727  1.105 -0.088  0.000
RAMS       10  1  0 389 282  0.201  5.755    1  0.938    1  0.535    2  0.356    2 0.6311  1.717  0.937 -0.225  0.000
CHIEFS      9  2  0 404 294  0.183  5.722    3  0.840    3  0.419    3  0.348    3 0.6115  1.824  1.109 -0.413  0.000
STEELERS    7  2  1 299 225  0.173  5.405    4  0.727    4  0.318    4  0.295    4 0.5873  1.471  0.491  0.099  0.000
RAVENS      5  5  0 237 181  0.201  5.452   12  0.454   12  0.056    5  0.229   10 0.5319  1.070 -0.109  0.568  0.000
BEARS       7  3  0 294 195 -0.193  3.933    8  0.536    8  0.117    6  0.201    8 0.5340  1.376  0.261  0.141  0.000
SEAHAWKS    5  5  0 246 216  0.130  5.295   13  0.430   13  0.031    7  0.158   13 0.5118  1.273  0.077  0.240  0.000
CHARGERS    7  3  0 262 209 -0.046  4.525    6  0.598    6  0.185    8  0.143    7 0.5514  1.326  0.132  0.153  0.000
PATRIOTS    7  3  0 280 236 -0.007  4.823    5  0.619    5  0.207    9  0.113    5 0.5695  1.481  0.323 -0.098  0.000
COLTS       5  5  0 298 249 -0.201  4.064   20  0.302   20 -0.098   10  0.098   20 0.4855  1.667  0.597 -0.400  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
TEXANS      7  3  0 239 205 -0.086  4.578    7  0.589    7  0.174   11  0.072    6 0.5600  1.313  0.044  0.100  0.000
PACKERS     4  5  1 247 243  0.016  5.009   17  0.336   17 -0.060   12  0.050   17 0.4885  1.401  0.145 -0.046  0.000
BRONCOS     4  6  0 228 235  0.132  5.533   18  0.330   18 -0.064   13  0.046   18 0.4874  1.233 -0.088  0.180  0.000
VIKINGS     5  4  1 241 229 -0.051  4.772   14  0.426   14  0.024   14  0.036   15 0.5015  1.311  0.005  0.066  0.000
PANTHERS    6  4  0 260 252  0.019  5.038    9  0.526    9  0.113   15  0.031   11 0.5276  1.474  0.231 -0.169  0.000
COWBOYS     5  5  0 203 190 -0.025  4.887   16  0.379   16 -0.016   16  0.025   16 0.4945  1.089 -0.291  0.341  0.000
REDSKINS    6  4  0 197 198 -0.031  4.837   11  0.490   11  0.089   17  0.013   12 0.5213  0.952 -0.463  0.488  0.000
FALCONS     4  6  0 263 276  0.027  5.154   21  0.295   21 -0.102   18 -0.017   21 0.4719  1.507  0.233 -0.267  0.000
TITANS      5  5  0 178 189 -0.016  5.027   15  0.391   15 -0.010   19 -0.040   14 0.5091  0.988 -0.475  0.395  0.000
BROWNS      3  6  1 218 263  0.104  5.583   22  0.292   22 -0.108   20 -0.066   22 0.4681  1.207 -0.234  0.102  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
BENGALS     5  5  0 256 312  0.233  6.081   10  0.502   10  0.108   21 -0.081    9 0.5324  1.508  0.171 -0.332  0.000
EAGLES      4  6  0 205 231 -0.021  4.996   23  0.285   23 -0.118   22 -0.099   23 0.4613  1.131 -0.363  0.164  0.000
LIONS       4  6  0 222 263 -0.058  4.947   24  0.272   24 -0.131   23 -0.128   24 0.4579  1.378 -0.066 -0.191  0.000
JAGUARS     3  7  0 176 219 -0.019  5.149   27  0.185   27 -0.219   24 -0.158   27 0.4395  0.985 -0.596  0.280  0.000
GIANTS      3  7  0 215 263 -0.043  5.051   28  0.162   28 -0.227   25 -0.158   28 0.4282  1.352 -0.132 -0.185  0.000
49ERS       2  8  0 230 266 -0.178  4.614   32  0.000   32 -0.409   26 -0.161   32 0.3844  1.383 -0.092 -0.230  0.000
BUCCANEERS  3  7  0 267 329  0.093  5.611   25  0.247   25 -0.152   27 -0.177   25 0.4554  1.672  0.330 -0.684  0.000
DOLPHINS    5  5  0 199 256 -0.248  4.399   19  0.323   19 -0.075   28 -0.270   19 0.4873  1.237 -0.399 -0.141  0.000
BILLS       3  7  0 137 251  0.041  5.618   26  0.223   26 -0.177   29 -0.321   26 0.4534  0.954 -0.795  0.152  0.000
CARDINALS   2  8  0 145 248 -0.113  5.207   31  0.039   31 -0.352   30 -0.334   31 0.3903  0.954 -0.808  0.140  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        3  7  0 208 254 -0.260  4.287   29  0.079   29 -0.315   31 -0.339   29 0.4134  1.361 -0.300 -0.377  0.000
RAIDERS     2  8  0 170 293 -0.130  5.071   30  0.040   30 -0.351   32 -0.471   30 0.3947  1.250 -0.583 -0.358  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 9 2 0 404 294 0.183 5.722 3 0.840 3 0.419 3 0.348 3 0.6115 1.824 1.109 -0.413 0.000 CHARGERS 7 3 0 262 209 -0.046 4.525 6 0.598 6 0.185 8 0.143 7 0.5514 1.326 0.132 0.153 0.000 BRONCOS 4 6 0 228 235 0.132 5.533 18 0.330 18 -0.064 13 0.046 18 0.4874 1.233 -0.088 0.180 0.000 RAIDERS 2 8 0 170 293 -0.130 5.071 30 0.040 30 -0.351 32 -0.471 30 0.3947 1.250 -0.583 -0.358 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 COLTS 5 5 0 298 249 -0.201 4.064 20 0.302 20 -0.098 10 0.098 20 0.4855 1.667 0.597 -0.400 0.000 TEXANS 7 3 0 239 205 -0.086 4.578 7 0.589 7 0.174 11 0.072 6 0.5600 1.313 0.044 0.100 0.000 TITANS 5 5 0 178 189 -0.016 5.027 15 0.391 15 -0.010 19 -0.040 14 0.5091 0.988 -0.475 0.395 0.000 JAGUARS 3 7 0 176 219 -0.019 5.149 27 0.185 27 -0.219 24 -0.158 27 0.4395 0.985 -0.596 0.280 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 2 1 299 225 0.173 5.405 4 0.727 4 0.318 4 0.295 4 0.5873 1.471 0.491 0.099 0.000 RAVENS 5 5 0 237 181 0.201 5.452 12 0.454 12 0.056 5 0.229 10 0.5319 1.070 -0.109 0.568 0.000 BROWNS 3 6 1 218 263 0.104 5.583 22 0.292 22 -0.108 20 -0.066 22 0.4681 1.207 -0.234 0.102 0.000 BENGALS 5 5 0 256 312 0.233 6.081 10 0.502 10 0.108 21 -0.081 9 0.5324 1.508 0.171 -0.332 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 7 3 0 280 236 -0.007 4.823 5 0.619 5 0.207 9 0.113 5 0.5695 1.481 0.323 -0.098 0.000 DOLPHINS 5 5 0 199 256 -0.248 4.399 19 0.323 19 -0.075 28 -0.270 19 0.4873 1.237 -0.399 -0.141 0.000 BILLS 3 7 0 137 251 0.041 5.618 26 0.223 26 -0.177 29 -0.321 26 0.4534 0.954 -0.795 0.152 0.000 JETS 3 7 0 208 254 -0.260 4.287 29 0.079 29 -0.315 31 -0.339 29 0.4134 1.361 -0.300 -0.377 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 10 1 0 389 282 0.201 5.755 1 0.938 1 0.535 2 0.356 2 0.6311 1.717 0.937 -0.225 0.000 SEAHAWKS 5 5 0 246 216 0.130 5.295 13 0.430 13 0.031 7 0.158 13 0.5118 1.273 0.077 0.240 0.000 49ERS 2 8 0 230 266 -0.178 4.614 32 0.000 32 -0.409 26 -0.161 32 0.3844 1.383 -0.092 -0.230 0.000 CARDINALS 2 8 0 145 248 -0.113 5.207 31 0.039 31 -0.352 30 -0.334 31 0.3903 0.954 -0.808 0.140 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 9 1 0 378 239 0.172 5.159 2 0.889 2 0.468 1 0.508 1 0.6339 1.727 1.105 -0.088 0.000 PANTHERS 6 4 0 260 252 0.019 5.038 9 0.526 9 0.113 15 0.031 11 0.5276 1.474 0.231 -0.169 0.000 FALCONS 4 6 0 263 276 0.027 5.154 21 0.295 21 -0.102 18 -0.017 21 0.4719 1.507 0.233 -0.267 0.000 BUCCANEERS 3 7 0 267 329 0.093 5.611 25 0.247 25 -0.152 27 -0.177 25 0.4554 1.672 0.330 -0.684 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 7 3 0 294 195 -0.193 3.933 8 0.536 8 0.117 6 0.201 8 0.5340 1.376 0.261 0.141 0.000 PACKERS 4 5 1 247 243 0.016 5.009 17 0.336 17 -0.060 12 0.050 17 0.4885 1.401 0.145 -0.046 0.000 VIKINGS 5 4 1 241 229 -0.051 4.772 14 0.426 14 0.024 14 0.036 15 0.5015 1.311 0.005 0.066 0.000 LIONS 4 6 0 222 263 -0.058 4.947 24 0.272 24 -0.131 23 -0.128 24 0.4579 1.378 -0.066 -0.191 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 5 5 0 203 190 -0.025 4.887 16 0.379 16 -0.016 16 0.025 16 0.4945 1.089 -0.291 0.341 0.000 REDSKINS 6 4 0 197 198 -0.031 4.837 11 0.490 11 0.089 17 0.013 12 0.5213 0.952 -0.463 0.488 0.000 EAGLES 4 6 0 205 231 -0.021 4.996 23 0.285 23 -0.118 22 -0.099 23 0.4613 1.131 -0.363 0.164 0.000 GIANTS 3 7 0 215 263 -0.043 5.051 28 0.162 28 -0.227 25 -0.158 28 0.4282 1.352 -0.132 -0.185 0.000


DIVISION    W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC NORTH  20 18  2 0.525    1  0.250
NFC SOUTH  22 18  0 0.550    2  0.167
NFC NORTH  20 18  2 0.525    3  0.066
AFC WEST   22 19  0 0.537    4  0.058
NFC WEST   19 22  0 0.463    5  0.004
AFC SOUTH  20 20  0 0.500    6 -0.045
NFC EAST   18 22  0 0.450    7 -0.100
AFC EAST   18 22  0 0.450    8 -0.437

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.150 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.028 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Tue Nov 20 05:30:47 2018
games through: Mon Nov 19 2018

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