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
VIKINGS    14  3 411 276  0.174  9.234    1  1.595    1  0.622    1  0.496    1 0.6165  1.063  0.285  0.707  0.000
EAGLES     14  3 472 305  0.027  8.194    2  1.508    2  0.536    4  0.337    3 0.5981  1.351  0.499  0.176  0.000
PATRIOTS   14  3 493 310 -0.021  7.816    3  1.469    3  0.497    2  0.482    2 0.6036  1.378  0.681  0.282  0.000
STEELERS   13  4 448 353  0.017  8.311    4  1.389    4  0.441    9  0.213    7 0.5650  1.404  0.450 -0.023  0.000
SAINTS     12  6 503 381  0.234 10.210    5  1.343    5  0.399    3  0.389    4 0.5909  1.466  0.714  0.063  0.000
PANTHERS   11  6 389 358  0.223  9.829    6  1.266    6  0.374   11  0.179    5 0.5832  1.247  0.199  0.158  0.000
FALCONS    11  7 389 343  0.241 10.517    7  1.204    7  0.310    5  0.296    6 0.5735  1.100  0.130  0.462  0.000
RAMS       11  6 491 355  0.068  8.518    8  1.141    8  0.248    7  0.264    8 0.5503  1.491  0.626 -0.099  0.000
JAGUARS    12  6 472 313 -0.106  7.805    9  1.066    9  0.180    6  0.294   10 0.5264  1.223  0.283  0.305  0.000
LIONS       9  7 410 376  0.072  8.339   10  1.013   10  0.134   12  0.120    9 0.5277  1.541  0.556 -0.317  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
COWBOYS     9  7 354 332 -0.012  7.939   11  0.964   11  0.085   13  0.084   11 0.5187  1.233  0.086  0.082  0.000
SEAHAWKS    9  7 366 332 -0.030  7.777   12  0.961   12  0.073   14  0.061   13 0.5148  1.250  0.086  0.036  0.000
CHIEFS     10  7 436 361 -0.102  7.715   13  0.957   13  0.068   15  0.048   12 0.5149  1.406  0.286 -0.191  0.000
BILLS       9  8 305 369 -0.046  8.633   14  0.920   14  0.046   22 -0.196   14 0.5133  1.057 -0.414  0.022  0.000
TITANS     10  8 370 412 -0.119  8.515   15  0.911   15  0.035   21 -0.117   17 0.4961  1.235 -0.112 -0.122  0.000
CHARGERS    9  7 355 272 -0.079  7.256   16  0.894   16  0.018    8  0.222   15 0.5015  1.051 -0.004  0.448  0.000
RAVENS      9  7 395 303 -0.106  6.995   17  0.871   17 -0.005   10  0.187   18 0.4927  1.253  0.215  0.159  0.000
CARDINALS   8  8 295 361 -0.043  8.086   18  0.860   18 -0.012   20 -0.101   19 0.4922  1.058 -0.319  0.117  0.000
PACKERS     7  9 320 384  0.125  9.155   19  0.855   19 -0.014   23 -0.212   16 0.4982  1.245 -0.194 -0.230  0.000
REDSKINS    7  9 342 388  0.054  8.567   20  0.807   20 -0.062   19 -0.099   20 0.4891  1.333  0.037 -0.234  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
BENGALS     7  9 290 349 -0.146  7.615   21  0.701   21 -0.167   24 -0.215   25 0.4564  1.097 -0.385 -0.045  0.000
DOLPHINS    6 10 281 393 -0.021  8.486   22  0.689   22 -0.177   27 -0.277   21 0.4727  1.175 -0.349 -0.204  0.000
49ERS       6 10 331 383 -0.037  8.107   23  0.660   23 -0.206   18 -0.053   24 0.4577  1.299  0.037 -0.144  0.000
BEARS       5 11 264 320  0.132  9.100   24  0.639   24 -0.222   17 -0.040   23 0.4623  0.870 -0.471  0.391  0.000
RAIDERS     6 10 301 373 -0.078  7.949   25  0.627   25 -0.236   26 -0.268   26 0.4533  1.197 -0.312 -0.223  0.000
BUCCANEERS  5 11 335 382  0.102  8.868   26  0.615   26 -0.246   16 -0.033   22 0.4706  1.315  0.079 -0.145  0.000
JETS        5 11 298 382 -0.035  8.256   27  0.537   27 -0.308   25 -0.265   27 0.4466  1.212 -0.290 -0.240  0.000
BRONCOS     5 11 289 382 -0.157  7.537   28  0.462   28 -0.385   28 -0.315   28 0.4271  1.203 -0.353 -0.278  0.000
TEXANS      4 12 338 436 -0.118  7.964   29  0.376   29 -0.469   31 -0.434   29 0.4046  1.420 -0.176 -0.691  0.000
GIANTS      3 13 246 388  0.003  8.521   30  0.346   30 -0.496   30 -0.396   30 0.4032  1.009 -0.671 -0.121  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 -0.211  7.483   31  0.335   31 -0.510   29 -0.393   31 0.3947  1.102 -0.557 -0.229  0.000
BROWNS      0 16 234 410 -0.105  8.171   32  0.000   32 -0.901   32 -0.482   32 0.3269  1.072 -0.682 -0.282  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 -0.102 7.715 13 0.957 13 0.068 15 0.048 12 0.5149 1.406 0.286 -0.191 0.000 CHARGERS 9 7 355 272 -0.079 7.256 16 0.894 16 0.018 8 0.222 15 0.5015 1.051 -0.004 0.448 0.000 RAIDERS 6 10 301 373 -0.078 7.949 25 0.627 25 -0.236 26 -0.268 26 0.4533 1.197 -0.312 -0.223 0.000 BRONCOS 5 11 289 382 -0.157 7.537 28 0.462 28 -0.385 28 -0.315 28 0.4271 1.203 -0.353 -0.278 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 6 472 313 -0.106 7.805 9 1.066 9 0.180 6 0.294 10 0.5264 1.223 0.283 0.305 0.000 TITANS 10 8 370 412 -0.119 8.515 15 0.911 15 0.035 21 -0.117 17 0.4961 1.235 -0.112 -0.122 0.000 TEXANS 4 12 338 436 -0.118 7.964 29 0.376 29 -0.469 31 -0.434 29 0.4046 1.420 -0.176 -0.691 0.000 COLTS 4 12 263 404 -0.211 7.483 31 0.335 31 -0.510 29 -0.393 31 0.3947 1.102 -0.557 -0.229 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 0.017 8.311 4 1.389 4 0.441 9 0.213 7 0.5650 1.404 0.450 -0.023 0.000 RAVENS 9 7 395 303 -0.106 6.995 17 0.871 17 -0.005 10 0.187 18 0.4927 1.253 0.215 0.159 0.000 BENGALS 7 9 290 349 -0.146 7.615 21 0.701 21 -0.167 24 -0.215 25 0.4564 1.097 -0.385 -0.045 0.000 BROWNS 0 16 234 410 -0.105 8.171 32 0.000 32 -0.901 32 -0.482 32 0.3269 1.072 -0.682 -0.282 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 14 3 493 310 -0.021 7.816 3 1.469 3 0.497 2 0.482 2 0.6036 1.378 0.681 0.282 0.000 BILLS 9 8 305 369 -0.046 8.633 14 0.920 14 0.046 22 -0.196 14 0.5133 1.057 -0.414 0.022 0.000 DOLPHINS 6 10 281 393 -0.021 8.486 22 0.689 22 -0.177 27 -0.277 21 0.4727 1.175 -0.349 -0.204 0.000 JETS 5 11 298 382 -0.035 8.256 27 0.537 27 -0.308 25 -0.265 27 0.4466 1.212 -0.290 -0.240 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 0.068 8.518 8 1.141 8 0.248 7 0.264 8 0.5503 1.491 0.626 -0.099 0.000 SEAHAWKS 9 7 366 332 -0.030 7.777 12 0.961 12 0.073 14 0.061 13 0.5148 1.250 0.086 0.036 0.000 CARDINALS 8 8 295 361 -0.043 8.086 18 0.860 18 -0.012 20 -0.101 19 0.4922 1.058 -0.319 0.117 0.000 49ERS 6 10 331 383 -0.037 8.107 23 0.660 23 -0.206 18 -0.053 24 0.4577 1.299 0.037 -0.144 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 0.234 10.210 5 1.343 5 0.399 3 0.389 4 0.5909 1.466 0.714 0.063 0.000 PANTHERS 11 6 389 358 0.223 9.829 6 1.266 6 0.374 11 0.179 5 0.5832 1.247 0.199 0.158 0.000 FALCONS 11 7 389 343 0.241 10.517 7 1.204 7 0.310 5 0.296 6 0.5735 1.100 0.130 0.462 0.000 BUCCANEERS 5 11 335 382 0.102 8.868 26 0.615 26 -0.246 16 -0.033 22 0.4706 1.315 0.079 -0.145 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 3 411 276 0.174 9.234 1 1.595 1 0.622 1 0.496 1 0.6165 1.063 0.285 0.707 0.000 LIONS 9 7 410 376 0.072 8.339 10 1.013 10 0.134 12 0.120 9 0.5277 1.541 0.556 -0.317 0.000 PACKERS 7 9 320 384 0.125 9.155 19 0.855 19 -0.014 23 -0.212 16 0.4982 1.245 -0.194 -0.230 0.000 BEARS 5 11 264 320 0.132 9.100 24 0.639 24 -0.222 17 -0.040 23 0.4623 0.870 -0.471 0.391 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 14 3 472 305 0.027 8.194 2 1.508 2 0.536 4 0.337 3 0.5981 1.351 0.499 0.176 0.000 COWBOYS 9 7 354 332 -0.012 7.939 11 0.964 11 0.085 13 0.084 11 0.5187 1.233 0.086 0.082 0.000 REDSKINS 7 9 342 388 0.054 8.567 20 0.807 20 -0.062 19 -0.099 20 0.4891 1.333 0.037 -0.234 0.000 GIANTS 3 13 246 388 0.003 8.521 30 0.346 30 -0.496 30 -0.396 30 0.4032 1.009 -0.671 -0.121 0.000


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
NFC SOUTH  39 30 0.565    1  0.337
NFC NORTH  35 30 0.538    2  0.156
NFC WEST   34 31 0.523    3  0.021
NFC EAST   33 32 0.508    4  0.001
AFC WEST   30 35 0.462    5 -0.115
AFC NORTH  29 36 0.446    6 -0.131
AFC EAST   34 32 0.515    7 -0.136
AFC SOUTH  30 38 0.441    8 -0.266

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.166 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 Jan 15 05:30:28 2018
games through: Sun Jan 14 2018

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