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
CHIEFS     5 2 207 161  0.350  4.183    1  0.605    2  0.164    1  0.154    2 0.6021  1.506  0.502 -0.195  0.000
EAGLES     5 1 165 122  0.241  3.180    2  0.603    1  0.172    3  0.132    1 0.6233  1.422  0.357 -0.094  0.000
PANTHERS   4 2 128 122  0.347  3.637    3  0.533    3  0.126    6  0.094    5 0.5903  1.104 -0.104  0.293  0.000
PATRIOTS   4 2 172 159  0.338  3.622    4  0.514    4  0.125    5  0.097    4 0.5912  1.516  0.459 -0.266  0.000
STEELERS   4 2 118 102  0.112  3.039    5  0.478    6  0.087    8  0.070   11 0.5375  1.001 -0.252  0.391  0.000
VIKINGS    4 2 122 103  0.107  3.098    6  0.462    5  0.087   11  0.052    6 0.5741  0.944 -0.333  0.438  0.000
SAINTS     3 2 145 116  0.337  2.947    7  0.449    7  0.076    2  0.137    3 0.5955  1.581  0.599 -0.324  0.000 P
PACKERS    4 2 147 135 -0.041  2.796    8  0.438    8  0.065   15  0.007    8 0.5481  1.431  0.245 -0.231  0.000
REDSKINS   3 2 117 113  0.201  2.794    9  0.434   10  0.061   13  0.036   12 0.5313  1.244  0.015  0.056  0.000 P
RAMS       4 2 179 138 -0.030  2.678   10  0.423    9  0.063   10  0.061   15 0.4947  1.536  0.454 -0.333  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
BILLS      3 2  89  74  0.099  2.580   11  0.402   11  0.047   12  0.039   10 0.5452  0.920 -0.373  0.452  0.000 P
DOLPHINS   3 2  61  84 -0.036  2.541   12  0.394   12  0.039   27 -0.079    9 0.5470  0.579 -0.833  0.676  0.000 P
FALCONS    3 2 121 109 -0.063  2.273   13  0.379   13  0.026   16  0.006    7 0.5550  1.412  0.217 -0.205  0.000 P
BRONCOS    3 2 108  97 -0.100  2.201   14  0.373   14  0.022   17 -0.002   14 0.4955  1.226 -0.046  0.042  0.000 P
LIONS      3 3 161 149  0.151  3.159   15  0.365   15  0.016    9  0.066   13 0.5283  1.544  0.471 -0.340  0.000
JAGUARS    3 3 156 110  0.161  3.048   16  0.359   16  0.012    4  0.131   17 0.4859  1.202  0.057  0.206  0.000
SEAHAWKS   3 2 110  87 -0.223  1.948   17  0.357   18  0.007   14  0.020   18 0.4815  0.969 -0.338  0.377  0.000 P
TEXANS     3 3 177 147  0.123  3.072   18  0.354   17  0.009    7  0.070   20 0.4746  1.526  0.448 -0.308  0.000
JETS       3 3 109 130 -0.052  2.942   19  0.346   19  0.000   24 -0.042   16 0.4892  1.195 -0.126  0.042  0.000
TITANS     3 3 146 164 -0.151  2.771   20  0.334   20 -0.012   26 -0.074   21 0.4714  1.564  0.363 -0.510  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
RAVENS     3 3 114 124 -0.121  2.705   21  0.324   21 -0.021   22 -0.034   26 0.4476  1.199 -0.113  0.045  0.000
RAIDERS    3 4 155 156  0.002  3.467   22  0.299   23 -0.031   21 -0.020   19 0.4750  1.245 -0.040 -0.001  0.000
COWBOYS    2 3 125 132 -0.127  2.186   23  0.272   25 -0.056   20 -0.016   27 0.4471  1.477  0.288 -0.320  0.000 P
CARDINALS  3 3 119 158 -0.319  2.585   24  0.266   22 -0.030   30 -0.142   25 0.4582  1.174 -0.253 -0.032  0.000
BENGALS    2 3  84  83 -0.125  2.236   25  0.238   24 -0.052   18 -0.011   28 0.4316  0.857 -0.493  0.470  0.000 P
CHARGERS   2 4 116 131  0.077  3.202   26  0.232   26 -0.061   19 -0.016   22 0.4677  1.230 -0.054  0.022  0.000
BUCCANEERS 2 3 118 121 -0.181  2.128   27  0.225   27 -0.067   25 -0.047   24 0.4616  1.448  0.216 -0.310  0.000 P
BEARS      2 4 105 148 -0.026  3.101   28  0.202   28 -0.067   28 -0.103   23 0.4650  1.155 -0.238  0.031  0.000
GIANTS     1 5 105 132  0.076  3.273   29  0.130   29 -0.130   23 -0.037   29 0.3968  1.009 -0.348  0.274  0.000
COLTS      2 4 119 195 -0.581  2.173   30  0.123   30 -0.140   32 -0.243   30 0.3644  1.463  0.041 -0.527  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
49ERS      0 6 113 146 -0.205  2.765   31  0.013   31 -0.250   29 -0.109   31 0.3240  1.211 -0.173 -0.046  0.000
BROWNS     0 6  94 157 -0.355  2.589   32  0.000   32 -0.263   31 -0.206   32 0.2905  1.218 -0.260 -0.152  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 5 2 207 161 0.350 4.183 1 0.605 2 0.164 1 0.154 2 0.6021 1.506 0.502 -0.195 0.000 BRONCOS 3 2 108 97 -0.100 2.201 14 0.373 14 0.022 17 -0.002 14 0.4955 1.226 -0.046 0.042 0.000 P RAIDERS 3 4 155 156 0.002 3.467 22 0.299 23 -0.031 21 -0.020 19 0.4750 1.245 -0.040 -0.001 0.000 CHARGERS 2 4 116 131 0.077 3.202 26 0.232 26 -0.061 19 -0.016 22 0.4677 1.230 -0.054 0.022 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 3 3 156 110 0.161 3.048 16 0.359 16 0.012 4 0.131 17 0.4859 1.202 0.057 0.206 0.000 TEXANS 3 3 177 147 0.123 3.072 18 0.354 17 0.009 7 0.070 20 0.4746 1.526 0.448 -0.308 0.000 TITANS 3 3 146 164 -0.151 2.771 20 0.334 20 -0.012 26 -0.074 21 0.4714 1.564 0.363 -0.510 0.000 COLTS 2 4 119 195 -0.581 2.173 30 0.123 30 -0.140 32 -0.243 30 0.3644 1.463 0.041 -0.527 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 4 2 118 102 0.112 3.039 5 0.478 6 0.087 8 0.070 11 0.5375 1.001 -0.252 0.391 0.000 RAVENS 3 3 114 124 -0.121 2.705 21 0.324 21 -0.021 22 -0.034 26 0.4476 1.199 -0.113 0.045 0.000 BENGALS 2 3 84 83 -0.125 2.236 25 0.238 24 -0.052 18 -0.011 28 0.4316 0.857 -0.493 0.470 0.000 P BROWNS 0 6 94 157 -0.355 2.589 32 0.000 32 -0.263 31 -0.206 32 0.2905 1.218 -0.260 -0.152 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 4 2 172 159 0.338 3.622 4 0.514 4 0.125 5 0.097 4 0.5912 1.516 0.459 -0.266 0.000 BILLS 3 2 89 74 0.099 2.580 11 0.402 11 0.047 12 0.039 10 0.5452 0.920 -0.373 0.452 0.000 P DOLPHINS 3 2 61 84 -0.036 2.541 12 0.394 12 0.039 27 -0.079 9 0.5470 0.579 -0.833 0.676 0.000 P JETS 3 3 109 130 -0.052 2.942 19 0.346 19 0.000 24 -0.042 16 0.4892 1.195 -0.126 0.042 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 4 2 179 138 -0.030 2.678 10 0.423 9 0.063 10 0.061 15 0.4947 1.536 0.454 -0.333 0.000 SEAHAWKS 3 2 110 87 -0.223 1.948 17 0.357 18 0.007 14 0.020 18 0.4815 0.969 -0.338 0.377 0.000 P CARDINALS 3 3 119 158 -0.319 2.585 24 0.266 22 -0.030 30 -0.142 25 0.4582 1.174 -0.253 -0.032 0.000 49ERS 0 6 113 146 -0.205 2.765 31 0.013 31 -0.250 29 -0.109 31 0.3240 1.211 -0.173 -0.046 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 PANTHERS 4 2 128 122 0.347 3.637 3 0.533 3 0.126 6 0.094 5 0.5903 1.104 -0.104 0.293 0.000 SAINTS 3 2 145 116 0.337 2.947 7 0.449 7 0.076 2 0.137 3 0.5955 1.581 0.599 -0.324 0.000 P FALCONS 3 2 121 109 -0.063 2.273 13 0.379 13 0.026 16 0.006 7 0.5550 1.412 0.217 -0.205 0.000 P BUCCANEERS 2 3 118 121 -0.181 2.128 27 0.225 27 -0.067 25 -0.047 24 0.4616 1.448 0.216 -0.310 0.000 P

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 4 2 122 103 0.107 3.098 6 0.462 5 0.087 11 0.052 6 0.5741 0.944 -0.333 0.438 0.000 PACKERS 4 2 147 135 -0.041 2.796 8 0.438 8 0.065 15 0.007 8 0.5481 1.431 0.245 -0.231 0.000 LIONS 3 3 161 149 0.151 3.159 15 0.365 15 0.016 9 0.066 13 0.5283 1.544 0.471 -0.340 0.000 BEARS 2 4 105 148 -0.026 3.101 28 0.202 28 -0.067 28 -0.103 23 0.4650 1.155 -0.238 0.031 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 5 1 165 122 0.241 3.180 2 0.603 1 0.172 3 0.132 1 0.6233 1.422 0.357 -0.094 0.000 REDSKINS 3 2 117 113 0.201 2.794 9 0.434 10 0.061 13 0.036 12 0.5313 1.244 0.015 0.056 0.000 P COWBOYS 2 3 125 132 -0.127 2.186 23 0.272 25 -0.056 20 -0.016 27 0.4471 1.477 0.288 -0.320 0.000 P GIANTS 1 5 105 132 0.076 3.273 29 0.130 29 -0.130 23 -0.037 29 0.3968 1.009 -0.348 0.274 0.000


DIVISION    W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
NFC SOUTH  12  9 0.571    1  0.267
AFC WEST   13 12 0.520    2  0.145
NFC EAST   11 11 0.500    3  0.134
NFC NORTH  13 11 0.542    4  0.033
AFC EAST   13  9 0.591    5  0.021
AFC SOUTH  11 13 0.458    6 -0.108
AFC NORTH   9 14 0.391    7 -0.227
NFC WEST   10 13 0.435    8 -0.238

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.121 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.013 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Oct 20 05:30:32 2017
games through: Thu Oct 19 2017

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