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       15  4  0 586 442  0.087  9.614    1  1.085    1  0.488    7  0.214    1 0.5945  1.583  0.629 -0.201  0.000
SAINTS     14  4  0 547 393  0.095  9.362    2  1.048    2  0.447    3  0.294    2 0.5911  1.459  0.523  0.066  0.000
PATRIOTS   14  5  0 527 387  0.055  9.363    3  0.964    4  0.372    1  0.358    3 0.5841  1.322  0.391  0.324  0.000
CHIEFS     13  5  0 627 471  0.110  9.114    4  0.956    5  0.371    2  0.318    5 0.5736  1.813  1.108 -0.473  0.000
CHARGERS   13  5  0 479 387  0.105  9.264    5  0.951    3  0.381    4  0.230    4 0.5765  1.370  0.330  0.130  0.000
BEARS      12  5  0 436 299 -0.111  7.421    6  0.778    6  0.216    5  0.228    7 0.5430  1.145  0.030  0.425  0.000
COWBOYS    11  7  0 385 376  0.049  9.384    7  0.746    7  0.191   16  0.006    9 0.5393  1.127 -0.214  0.225  0.000
TEXANS     11  6  0 409 337 -0.053  7.979    8  0.738    8  0.172   12  0.108    6 0.5450  1.293  0.102  0.113  0.000
STEELERS    9  6  1 428 360  0.113  8.520    9  0.735    9  0.171    9  0.154   10 0.5343  1.409  0.309 -0.001  0.000
RAVENS     10  7  0 406 310  0.102  8.784   10  0.734   10  0.160    6  0.216   11 0.5325  1.064 -0.080  0.513  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
EAGLES     10  8  0 397 383  0.093  9.567   11  0.696   11  0.126   10  0.144   12 0.5325  1.185 -0.004  0.291  0.000
COLTS      11  7  0 467 382 -0.037  8.449   12  0.691   12  0.120    8  0.196    8 0.5396  1.390  0.325  0.066  0.000
SEAHAWKS   10  7  0 450 371 -0.007  8.173   13  0.671   13  0.104   11  0.137   14 0.5224  1.386  0.259  0.014  0.000
TITANS      9  7  0 310 303 -0.003  7.982   14  0.640   14  0.075   13  0.034   13 0.5275  1.040 -0.291  0.359  0.000
VIKINGS     8  7  1 360 341 -0.038  7.780   15  0.568   15  0.010   15  0.013   15 0.5028  1.219 -0.091  0.117  0.000
BROWNS      7  8  1 359 392  0.082  8.621   16  0.549   16 -0.005   17 -0.002   16 0.4929  1.252 -0.062  0.058  0.000
PANTHERS    7  9  0 376 382  0.067  8.458   17  0.496   17 -0.053   14  0.016   17 0.4790  1.317  0.043 -0.011  0.000
FALCONS     7  9  0 414 423  0.001  8.075   18  0.453   18 -0.100   18 -0.002   19 0.4723  1.499  0.285 -0.290  0.000
REDSKINS    7  9  0 281 359 -0.061  7.872   19  0.410   19 -0.122   28 -0.246   18 0.4747  1.071 -0.534  0.043  0.000
BENGALS     6 10  0 368 455  0.081  8.842   20  0.403   20 -0.127   23 -0.158   21 0.4677  1.453  0.061 -0.377  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
DOLPHINS    7  9  0 319 433 -0.195  7.325   21  0.343   21 -0.171   30 -0.346   20 0.4691  1.370 -0.245 -0.447  0.000
BRONCOS     6 10  0 329 349  0.006  8.181   22  0.329   22 -0.181   20 -0.082   22 0.4625  1.082 -0.356  0.193  0.000
PACKERS     6  9  1 376 400 -0.120  7.478   23  0.301   23 -0.209   24 -0.168   24 0.4559  1.418  0.001 -0.336  0.000
BILLS       6 10  0 269 374 -0.085  8.010   24  0.277   24 -0.214   27 -0.221   23 0.4624  1.060 -0.523  0.081  0.000
BUCCANEERS  5 11  0 396 464  0.063  8.627   25  0.259   25 -0.229   22 -0.121   28 0.4408  1.559  0.257 -0.499  0.000
LIONS       6 10  0 324 360 -0.087  7.607   26  0.258   26 -0.233   19 -0.056   26 0.4506  1.198 -0.186  0.074  0.000
JAGUARS     5 11  0 245 316 -0.003  8.269   27  0.218   28 -0.267   25 -0.180   25 0.4533  0.810 -0.760  0.400  0.000
GIANTS      5 11  0 369 412  0.007  8.244   28  0.216   27 -0.265   21 -0.097   27 0.4433  1.472  0.151 -0.345  0.000
RAIDERS     4 12  0 290 467 -0.002  8.695   29  0.131   29 -0.342   31 -0.350   29 0.4280  1.253 -0.410 -0.291  0.000
49ERS       4 12  0 342 435 -0.084  7.968   30  0.077   30 -0.412   26 -0.199   31 0.4103  1.341 -0.138 -0.260  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        4 12  0 333 441 -0.137  7.631   31  0.063   31 -0.425   29 -0.343   30 0.4168  1.454 -0.121 -0.564  0.000
CARDINALS   3 13  0 225 425 -0.092  8.320   32  0.000   32 -0.482   32 -0.436   32 0.3953  0.977 -0.835 -0.037  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 13 5 0 627 471 0.110 9.114 4 0.956 5 0.371 2 0.318 5 0.5736 1.813 1.108 -0.473 0.000 CHARGERS 13 5 0 479 387 0.105 9.264 5 0.951 3 0.381 4 0.230 4 0.5765 1.370 0.330 0.130 0.000 BRONCOS 6 10 0 329 349 0.006 8.181 22 0.329 22 -0.181 20 -0.082 22 0.4625 1.082 -0.356 0.193 0.000 RAIDERS 4 12 0 290 467 -0.002 8.695 29 0.131 29 -0.342 31 -0.350 29 0.4280 1.253 -0.410 -0.291 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 11 6 0 409 337 -0.053 7.979 8 0.738 8 0.172 12 0.108 6 0.5450 1.293 0.102 0.113 0.000 COLTS 11 7 0 467 382 -0.037 8.449 12 0.691 12 0.120 8 0.196 8 0.5396 1.390 0.325 0.066 0.000 TITANS 9 7 0 310 303 -0.003 7.982 14 0.640 14 0.075 13 0.034 13 0.5275 1.040 -0.291 0.359 0.000 JAGUARS 5 11 0 245 316 -0.003 8.269 27 0.218 28 -0.267 25 -0.180 25 0.4533 0.810 -0.760 0.400 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 9 6 1 428 360 0.113 8.520 9 0.735 9 0.171 9 0.154 10 0.5343 1.409 0.309 -0.001 0.000 RAVENS 10 7 0 406 310 0.102 8.784 10 0.734 10 0.160 6 0.216 11 0.5325 1.064 -0.080 0.513 0.000 BROWNS 7 8 1 359 392 0.082 8.621 16 0.549 16 -0.005 17 -0.002 16 0.4929 1.252 -0.062 0.058 0.000 BENGALS 6 10 0 368 455 0.081 8.842 20 0.403 20 -0.127 23 -0.158 21 0.4677 1.453 0.061 -0.377 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 14 5 0 527 387 0.055 9.363 3 0.964 4 0.372 1 0.358 3 0.5841 1.322 0.391 0.324 0.000 DOLPHINS 7 9 0 319 433 -0.195 7.325 21 0.343 21 -0.171 30 -0.346 20 0.4691 1.370 -0.245 -0.447 0.000 BILLS 6 10 0 269 374 -0.085 8.010 24 0.277 24 -0.214 27 -0.221 23 0.4624 1.060 -0.523 0.081 0.000 JETS 4 12 0 333 441 -0.137 7.631 31 0.063 31 -0.425 29 -0.343 30 0.4168 1.454 -0.121 -0.564 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 15 4 0 586 442 0.087 9.614 1 1.085 1 0.488 7 0.214 1 0.5945 1.583 0.629 -0.201 0.000 SEAHAWKS 10 7 0 450 371 -0.007 8.173 13 0.671 13 0.104 11 0.137 14 0.5224 1.386 0.259 0.014 0.000 49ERS 4 12 0 342 435 -0.084 7.968 30 0.077 30 -0.412 26 -0.199 31 0.4103 1.341 -0.138 -0.260 0.000 CARDINALS 3 13 0 225 425 -0.092 8.320 32 0.000 32 -0.482 32 -0.436 32 0.3953 0.977 -0.835 -0.037 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 14 4 0 547 393 0.095 9.362 2 1.048 2 0.447 3 0.294 2 0.5911 1.459 0.523 0.066 0.000 PANTHERS 7 9 0 376 382 0.067 8.458 17 0.496 17 -0.053 14 0.016 17 0.4790 1.317 0.043 -0.011 0.000 FALCONS 7 9 0 414 423 0.001 8.075 18 0.453 18 -0.100 18 -0.002 19 0.4723 1.499 0.285 -0.290 0.000 BUCCANEERS 5 11 0 396 464 0.063 8.627 25 0.259 25 -0.229 22 -0.121 28 0.4408 1.559 0.257 -0.499 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 12 5 0 436 299 -0.111 7.421 6 0.778 6 0.216 5 0.228 7 0.5430 1.145 0.030 0.425 0.000 VIKINGS 8 7 1 360 341 -0.038 7.780 15 0.568 15 0.010 15 0.013 15 0.5028 1.219 -0.091 0.117 0.000 PACKERS 6 9 1 376 400 -0.120 7.478 23 0.301 23 -0.209 24 -0.168 24 0.4559 1.418 0.001 -0.336 0.000 LIONS 6 10 0 324 360 -0.087 7.607 26 0.258 26 -0.233 19 -0.056 26 0.4506 1.198 -0.186 0.074 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 11 7 0 385 376 0.049 9.384 7 0.746 7 0.191 16 0.006 9 0.5393 1.127 -0.214 0.225 0.000 EAGLES 10 8 0 397 383 0.093 9.567 11 0.696 11 0.126 10 0.144 12 0.5325 1.185 -0.004 0.291 0.000 REDSKINS 7 9 0 281 359 -0.061 7.872 19 0.410 19 -0.122 28 -0.246 18 0.4747 1.071 -0.534 0.043 0.000 GIANTS 5 11 0 369 412 0.007 8.244 28 0.216 27 -0.265 21 -0.097 27 0.4433 1.472 0.151 -0.345 0.000


DIVISION    W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC NORTH  32 31  2 0.508    1  0.151
NFC SOUTH  33 33  0 0.500    2  0.103
AFC SOUTH  36 31  0 0.537    3  0.070
AFC WEST   36 32  0 0.529    4  0.063
NFC NORTH  32 31  2 0.508    5  0.013
NFC EAST   33 35  0 0.485    6 -0.088
NFC WEST   32 36  0 0.471    7 -0.123
AFC EAST   31 36  0 0.463    8 -0.340

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.145 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: Sun Feb 10 09:20:04 2019
games through: Sun Feb  3 2019

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