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     11  2 404 250  0.139  6.512    1  1.437    1  0.583    1  0.531    4 0.6017  1.481  0.861  0.201  0.000
STEELERS   11  2 320 251  0.033  6.412    2  1.407    2  0.550   11  0.208    3 0.6028  1.289  0.267  0.148  0.000
VIKINGS    10  3 309 235  0.240  7.464    3  1.388    3  0.530    5  0.384    1 0.6134  1.118  0.223  0.544  0.000
SAINTS      9  4 370 263  0.257  7.380    4  1.278    5  0.410    2  0.465    2 0.6058  1.406  0.687  0.244  0.000
PANTHERS    9  4 300 262  0.219  7.386    5  1.232    4  0.410    9  0.256    5 0.5997  1.205  0.205  0.307  0.000
PATRIOTS   10  3 368 250  0.021  6.207    6  1.225    6  0.398    4  0.419    6 0.5945  1.388  0.615  0.223  0.000
RAMS        9  4 396 265  0.125  6.515    7  1.155    7  0.326    3  0.428    8 0.5552  1.491  0.774  0.082  0.000
FALCONS     8  5 294 261  0.126  7.044    8  1.060    8  0.228   12  0.186    7 0.5675  1.201  0.130  0.242  0.000
JAGUARS     9  4 329 202 -0.054  5.715    9  1.054    9  0.217    6  0.350   10 0.5323  1.108  0.177  0.523  0.000
SEAHAWKS    8  5 314 252 -0.022  6.141   10  0.974   10  0.155   10  0.218   12 0.5204  1.240  0.212  0.224  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
LIONS       7  6 338 329  0.127  7.074   11  0.946   11  0.130   13  0.085    9 0.5347  1.594  0.587 -0.417  0.000
PACKERS     7  6 285 302  0.064  6.998   12  0.902   12  0.107   18 -0.099   11 0.5209  1.293 -0.034 -0.165  0.000
RAVENS      7  6 318 246  0.040  6.348   13  0.882   15  0.044    7  0.335   13 0.5174  1.216  0.299  0.372  0.000
TITANS      8  5 273 294 -0.241  5.526   14  0.876   13  0.064   20 -0.190   17 0.5031  1.278 -0.146 -0.235  0.000
CHIEFS      7  6 329 289 -0.013  6.344   15  0.857   14  0.047   15  0.004   15 0.5077  1.378  0.186 -0.178  0.000
CHARGERS    7  6 298 225 -0.038  5.994   16  0.809   18 -0.002    8  0.284   19 0.4934  1.096  0.096  0.473  0.000
BILLS       7  6 240 290 -0.105  6.315   17  0.802   16  0.028   24 -0.248   14 0.5103  1.100 -0.431 -0.065  0.000
COWBOYS     7  6 316 294 -0.045  6.257   18  0.800   17  0.024   14  0.059   18 0.4946  1.379  0.242 -0.125  0.000
DOLPHINS    6  7 236 318  0.002  7.003   19  0.755   19 -0.018   21 -0.199   16 0.5058  1.169 -0.296 -0.102  0.000
REDSKINS    5  8 285 344  0.219  7.776   20  0.736   20 -0.035   17 -0.061   20 0.4820  1.377  0.120 -0.242  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
CARDINALS   6  7 231 317 -0.044  6.763   21  0.730   21 -0.046   23 -0.236   21 0.4766  1.075 -0.449 -0.023  0.000
RAIDERS     6  7 264 304 -0.154  6.001   22  0.652   22 -0.130   25 -0.256   22 0.4719  1.261 -0.233 -0.278  0.000
BEARS       4  9 224 274  0.137  7.420   23  0.577   23 -0.203   16 -0.047   23 0.4715  0.966 -0.389  0.295  0.000
JETS        5  8 266 311 -0.149  6.010   24  0.545   24 -0.240   26 -0.260   25 0.4618  1.317 -0.162 -0.358  0.000
BUCCANEERS  4  9 264 312  0.004  6.774   25  0.511   25 -0.291   19 -0.142   24 0.4639  1.276 -0.100 -0.184  0.000
BENGALS     5  8 226 271 -0.245  5.696   26  0.510   26 -0.295   28 -0.316   26 0.4338  1.045 -0.566 -0.067  0.000
BRONCOS     4  9 229 315 -0.148  6.237   27  0.439   27 -0.356   29 -0.346   27 0.4282  1.176 -0.434 -0.258  0.000
TEXANS      4  9 312 335 -0.120  6.228   28  0.425   28 -0.372   22 -0.222   28 0.4168  1.494  0.128 -0.572  0.000
49ERS       3 10 228 314 -0.085  6.555   29  0.358   29 -0.443   27 -0.275   29 0.4037  1.143 -0.405 -0.146  0.000
COLTS       3 10 212 343 -0.195  6.293   30  0.316   30 -0.486   31 -0.428   30 0.3978  1.162 -0.533 -0.322  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
GIANTS      2 11 199 321  0.001  6.979   31  0.285   31 -0.515   30 -0.414   31 0.3823  0.997 -0.720 -0.108  0.000
BROWNS      0 13 197 335 -0.154  6.423   32  0.000   32 -0.861   32 -0.475   32 0.3285  1.094 -0.665 -0.285  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 7 6 329 289 -0.013 6.344 15 0.857 14 0.047 15 0.004 15 0.5077 1.378 0.186 -0.178 0.000 CHARGERS 7 6 298 225 -0.038 5.994 16 0.809 18 -0.002 8 0.284 19 0.4934 1.096 0.096 0.473 0.000 RAIDERS 6 7 264 304 -0.154 6.001 22 0.652 22 -0.130 25 -0.256 22 0.4719 1.261 -0.233 -0.278 0.000 BRONCOS 4 9 229 315 -0.148 6.237 27 0.439 27 -0.356 29 -0.346 27 0.4282 1.176 -0.434 -0.258 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 9 4 329 202 -0.054 5.715 9 1.054 9 0.217 6 0.350 10 0.5323 1.108 0.177 0.523 0.000 TITANS 8 5 273 294 -0.241 5.526 14 0.876 13 0.064 20 -0.190 17 0.5031 1.278 -0.146 -0.235 0.000 TEXANS 4 9 312 335 -0.120 6.228 28 0.425 28 -0.372 22 -0.222 28 0.4168 1.494 0.128 -0.572 0.000 COLTS 3 10 212 343 -0.195 6.293 30 0.316 30 -0.486 31 -0.428 30 0.3978 1.162 -0.533 -0.322 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 11 2 320 251 0.033 6.412 2 1.407 2 0.550 11 0.208 3 0.6028 1.289 0.267 0.148 0.000 RAVENS 7 6 318 246 0.040 6.348 13 0.882 15 0.044 7 0.335 13 0.5174 1.216 0.299 0.372 0.000 BENGALS 5 8 226 271 -0.245 5.696 26 0.510 26 -0.295 28 -0.316 26 0.4338 1.045 -0.566 -0.067 0.000 BROWNS 0 13 197 335 -0.154 6.423 32 0.000 32 -0.861 32 -0.475 32 0.3285 1.094 -0.665 -0.285 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 10 3 368 250 0.021 6.207 6 1.225 6 0.398 4 0.419 6 0.5945 1.388 0.615 0.223 0.000 BILLS 7 6 240 290 -0.105 6.315 17 0.802 16 0.028 24 -0.248 14 0.5103 1.100 -0.431 -0.065 0.000 DOLPHINS 6 7 236 318 0.002 7.003 19 0.755 19 -0.018 21 -0.199 16 0.5058 1.169 -0.296 -0.102 0.000 JETS 5 8 266 311 -0.149 6.010 24 0.545 24 -0.240 26 -0.260 25 0.4618 1.317 -0.162 -0.358 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 9 4 396 265 0.125 6.515 7 1.155 7 0.326 3 0.428 8 0.5552 1.491 0.774 0.082 0.000 SEAHAWKS 8 5 314 252 -0.022 6.141 10 0.974 10 0.155 10 0.218 12 0.5204 1.240 0.212 0.224 0.000 CARDINALS 6 7 231 317 -0.044 6.763 21 0.730 21 -0.046 23 -0.236 21 0.4766 1.075 -0.449 -0.023 0.000 49ERS 3 10 228 314 -0.085 6.555 29 0.358 29 -0.443 27 -0.275 29 0.4037 1.143 -0.405 -0.146 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 9 4 370 263 0.257 7.380 4 1.278 5 0.410 2 0.465 2 0.6058 1.406 0.687 0.244 0.000 PANTHERS 9 4 300 262 0.219 7.386 5 1.232 4 0.410 9 0.256 5 0.5997 1.205 0.205 0.307 0.000 FALCONS 8 5 294 261 0.126 7.044 8 1.060 8 0.228 12 0.186 7 0.5675 1.201 0.130 0.242 0.000 BUCCANEERS 4 9 264 312 0.004 6.774 25 0.511 25 -0.291 19 -0.142 24 0.4639 1.276 -0.100 -0.184 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 10 3 309 235 0.240 7.464 3 1.388 3 0.530 5 0.384 1 0.6134 1.118 0.223 0.544 0.000 LIONS 7 6 338 329 0.127 7.074 11 0.946 11 0.130 13 0.085 9 0.5347 1.594 0.587 -0.417 0.000 PACKERS 7 6 285 302 0.064 6.998 12 0.902 12 0.107 18 -0.099 11 0.5209 1.293 -0.034 -0.165 0.000 BEARS 4 9 224 274 0.137 7.420 23 0.577 23 -0.203 16 -0.047 23 0.4715 0.966 -0.389 0.295 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 11 2 404 250 0.139 6.512 1 1.437 1 0.583 1 0.531 4 0.6017 1.481 0.861 0.201 0.000 COWBOYS 7 6 316 294 -0.045 6.257 18 0.800 17 0.024 14 0.059 18 0.4946 1.379 0.242 -0.125 0.000 REDSKINS 5 8 285 344 0.219 7.776 20 0.736 20 -0.035 17 -0.061 20 0.4820 1.377 0.120 -0.242 0.000 GIANTS 2 11 199 321 0.001 6.979 31 0.285 31 -0.515 30 -0.414 31 0.3823 0.997 -0.720 -0.108 0.000


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
NFC SOUTH  30 22 0.577    1  0.322
NFC NORTH  28 24 0.538    2  0.144
NFC EAST   25 27 0.481    3  0.057
NFC WEST   26 26 0.500    4 -0.002
AFC WEST   24 28 0.462    5 -0.106
AFC NORTH  23 29 0.442    6 -0.116
AFC EAST   28 24 0.538    7 -0.139
AFC SOUTH  24 28 0.462    8 -0.200

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.161 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.021 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 12 05:30:26 2017
games through: Mon Dec 11 2017

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