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    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE 
TEAM       W L T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
LIONS      1 3 0 140 141 -0.011  2.090   28 -0.048   28 -0.049   15 -0.016   24 0.4561    1  1.908    1  1.026   32 -1.057 P
CHIEFS     3 1 0 129  96  0.080  2.030    6  0.056    6  0.051    4  0.065    7 0.5751    2  1.673    2  0.710   31 -0.580 P
RAVENS     2 2 0 119 100  0.302  2.417    9  0.028    9  0.018    3  0.068   10 0.5391    3  1.583    3  0.572   30 -0.435 P
SEAHAWKS   2 2 0  95 115 -0.084  2.029   18 -0.017   14 -0.002   21 -0.032   19 0.4699    4  1.467    4  0.297   29 -0.361 P
BROWNS     2 2 0 105  95 -0.305  1.570   23 -0.033   24 -0.024   20 -0.022   26 0.4396    5  1.456    5  0.291   28 -0.335 P
RAIDERS    1 3 0  96 100 -0.247  1.714   30 -0.056   30 -0.065   25 -0.038   30 0.3966    6  1.407    8  0.204   27 -0.279 P
FALCONS    2 2 0 103 101 -0.192  1.776   22 -0.024   22 -0.015   17 -0.021   21 0.4665    7  1.398    6  0.208   26 -0.250 P
DOLPHINS   3 1 0  98  91  0.454  2.758    2  0.071    2  0.075    8  0.035    5 0.5949    8  1.355    7  0.204   24 -0.134 P
TEXANS     0 3 1  73  93 -0.326  1.664   32 -0.072   32 -0.095   32 -0.073   32 0.3552    9  1.318   14  0.044   25 -0.190 P
CHARGERS   2 2 0  92 108 -0.009  2.130   13  0.007   12  0.002   16 -0.021   22 0.4657   10  1.311   10  0.088   23 -0.129 P
TEAM       W L T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TITANS     2 2 0  75 101 -0.114  1.997   14  0.004   16 -0.004   23 -0.034   14 0.5058   11  1.299   12  0.057   22 -0.125 P
SAINTS     1 3 0  76  96  0.005  2.157   27 -0.043   27 -0.040   18 -0.021   28 0.4359   12  1.287   13  0.054   21 -0.097 P
JAGUARS    2 2 0 105  67  0.147  2.091   12  0.017   15 -0.003    5  0.059   13 0.5073   13  1.257    9  0.094   16  0.023 P
CARDINALS  2 2 0  88 103 -0.114  1.965   19 -0.020   18 -0.007   22 -0.032   18 0.4735   14  1.244   15 -0.014   20 -0.051 P
EAGLES     4 0 0 115  71  0.207  2.215    1  0.086    1  0.099    2  0.095    1 0.6526   15  1.220   11  0.081   12  0.108 P
RAMS       2 2 0  70  94  0.136  2.372   10  0.025   10  0.014   14 -0.011   11 0.5146   16  1.218   16 -0.026   17  0.004 P
COMMANDERS 1 3 0  73 107  0.221  2.608   26 -0.038   26 -0.028   30 -0.052   23 0.4645   17  1.194   20 -0.099   18 -0.005 P
JETS       2 2 0  76 101 -0.010  2.224   16 -0.009   13 -0.001   31 -0.062   20 0.4676   18  1.192   21 -0.111   19 -0.013 P
PATRIOTS   1 3 0  74  98  0.244  2.520   24 -0.034   23 -0.023   13  0.012   17 0.4767   19  1.173   18 -0.061   13  0.086 P
BENGALS    2 2 0  91  70 -0.007  1.974   15  0.003   17 -0.005    9  0.033   12 0.5102   20  1.171   17 -0.043   11  0.110 P
TEAM       W L T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
PANTHERS   1 3 0  78  85 -0.325  1.595   31 -0.058   31 -0.069   28 -0.050   31 0.3950   21  1.150   23 -0.152   15  0.053 P
STEELERS   1 3 0  74  90 -0.128  1.956   29 -0.049   29 -0.051   26 -0.038   29 0.4064   22  1.149   22 -0.142   14  0.066 P
GIANTS     3 1 0  76  71 -0.296  1.617    8  0.031    8  0.022   24 -0.036    8 0.5510   23  1.111   27 -0.187   10  0.115 P
BEARS      2 2 0  64  77 -0.134  1.950   20 -0.020   19 -0.007   27 -0.041   15 0.4958   24  1.086   28 -0.223    9  0.141 P
BILLS      3 1 0 114  58  0.384  2.378    3  0.068    3  0.064    1  0.117    2 0.6167   25  1.076   19 -0.077    5  0.311 P
VIKINGS    3 1 0  86  80  0.182  2.306    4  0.064    4  0.056   10  0.028    3 0.6050   26  1.071   24 -0.172    8  0.228 P
PACKERS    3 1 0  75  69  0.134  2.252    5  0.058    5  0.056   11  0.025    4 0.6005   27  1.066   25 -0.180    7  0.230 P
BUCCANEERS 2 2 0  82  68  0.210  2.330   11  0.025   11  0.013    6  0.053    9 0.5444   28  1.041   26 -0.183    6  0.288 P
COWBOYS    3 1 0  71  62 -0.017  2.005    7  0.053    7  0.045   12  0.022    6 0.5838   29  0.965   29 -0.302    4  0.346 P
BRONCOS    2 2 0  66  68 -0.212  1.749   21 -0.024   21 -0.014   19 -0.022   27 0.4362   30  0.903   30 -0.415    3  0.371 P
TEAM       W L T  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
COLTS      1 2 1  57  85 -0.076  2.122   25 -0.035   25 -0.026   29 -0.051   25 0.4536   31  0.850   31 -0.502    2  0.399 P
49ERS      2 2 0  71  46 -0.139  1.736   17 -0.013   20 -0.011    7  0.038   16 0.4856   32  0.760   32 -0.507    1  0.582 P

AFC WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING CHIEFS 3 1 0 129 96 0.080 2.030 6 0.056 6 0.051 4 0.065 7 0.5751 2 1.673 2 0.710 31 -0.580 P RAIDERS 1 3 0 96 100 -0.247 1.714 30 -0.056 30 -0.065 25 -0.038 30 0.3966 6 1.407 8 0.204 27 -0.279 P CHARGERS 2 2 0 92 108 -0.009 2.130 13 0.007 12 0.002 16 -0.021 22 0.4657 10 1.311 10 0.088 23 -0.129 P BRONCOS 2 2 0 66 68 -0.212 1.749 21 -0.024 21 -0.014 19 -0.022 27 0.4362 30 0.903 30 -0.415 3 0.371 P

AFC SOUTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING TEXANS 0 3 1 73 93 -0.326 1.664 32 -0.072 32 -0.095 32 -0.073 32 0.3552 9 1.318 14 0.044 25 -0.190 P TITANS 2 2 0 75 101 -0.114 1.997 14 0.004 16 -0.004 23 -0.034 14 0.5058 11 1.299 12 0.057 22 -0.125 P JAGUARS 2 2 0 105 67 0.147 2.091 12 0.017 15 -0.003 5 0.059 13 0.5073 13 1.257 9 0.094 16 0.023 P COLTS 1 2 1 57 85 -0.076 2.122 25 -0.035 25 -0.026 29 -0.051 25 0.4536 31 0.850 31 -0.502 2 0.399 P

AFC NORTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RAVENS 2 2 0 119 100 0.302 2.417 9 0.028 9 0.018 3 0.068 10 0.5391 3 1.583 3 0.572 30 -0.435 P BROWNS 2 2 0 105 95 -0.305 1.570 23 -0.033 24 -0.024 20 -0.022 26 0.4396 5 1.456 5 0.291 28 -0.335 P BENGALS 2 2 0 91 70 -0.007 1.974 15 0.003 17 -0.005 9 0.033 12 0.5102 20 1.171 17 -0.043 11 0.110 P STEELERS 1 3 0 74 90 -0.128 1.956 29 -0.049 29 -0.051 26 -0.038 29 0.4064 22 1.149 22 -0.142 14 0.066 P

AFC EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING DOLPHINS 3 1 0 98 91 0.454 2.758 2 0.071 2 0.075 8 0.035 5 0.5949 8 1.355 7 0.204 24 -0.134 P JETS 2 2 0 76 101 -0.010 2.224 16 -0.009 13 -0.001 31 -0.062 20 0.4676 18 1.192 21 -0.111 19 -0.013 P PATRIOTS 1 3 0 74 98 0.244 2.520 24 -0.034 23 -0.023 13 0.012 17 0.4767 19 1.173 18 -0.061 13 0.086 P BILLS 3 1 0 114 58 0.384 2.378 3 0.068 3 0.064 1 0.117 2 0.6167 25 1.076 19 -0.077 5 0.311 P

NFC WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING SEAHAWKS 2 2 0 95 115 -0.084 2.029 18 -0.017 14 -0.002 21 -0.032 19 0.4699 4 1.467 4 0.297 29 -0.361 P CARDINALS 2 2 0 88 103 -0.114 1.965 19 -0.020 18 -0.007 22 -0.032 18 0.4735 14 1.244 15 -0.014 20 -0.051 P RAMS 2 2 0 70 94 0.136 2.372 10 0.025 10 0.014 14 -0.011 11 0.5146 16 1.218 16 -0.026 17 0.004 P 49ERS 2 2 0 71 46 -0.139 1.736 17 -0.013 20 -0.011 7 0.038 16 0.4856 32 0.760 32 -0.507 1 0.582 P

NFC SOUTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING FALCONS 2 2 0 103 101 -0.192 1.776 22 -0.024 22 -0.015 17 -0.021 21 0.4665 7 1.398 6 0.208 26 -0.250 P SAINTS 1 3 0 76 96 0.005 2.157 27 -0.043 27 -0.040 18 -0.021 28 0.4359 12 1.287 13 0.054 21 -0.097 P PANTHERS 1 3 0 78 85 -0.325 1.595 31 -0.058 31 -0.069 28 -0.050 31 0.3950 21 1.150 23 -0.152 15 0.053 P BUCCANEERS 2 2 0 82 68 0.210 2.330 11 0.025 11 0.013 6 0.053 9 0.5444 28 1.041 26 -0.183 6 0.288 P

NFC NORTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING LIONS 1 3 0 140 141 -0.011 2.090 28 -0.048 28 -0.049 15 -0.016 24 0.4561 1 1.908 1 1.026 32 -1.057 P BEARS 2 2 0 64 77 -0.134 1.950 20 -0.020 19 -0.007 27 -0.041 15 0.4958 24 1.086 28 -0.223 9 0.141 P VIKINGS 3 1 0 86 80 0.182 2.306 4 0.064 4 0.056 10 0.028 3 0.6050 26 1.071 24 -0.172 8 0.228 P PACKERS 3 1 0 75 69 0.134 2.252 5 0.058 5 0.056 11 0.025 4 0.6005 27 1.066 25 -0.180 7 0.230 P

NFC EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING EAGLES 4 0 0 115 71 0.207 2.215 1 0.086 1 0.099 2 0.095 1 0.6526 15 1.220 11 0.081 12 0.108 P COMMANDERS 1 3 0 73 107 0.221 2.608 26 -0.038 26 -0.028 30 -0.052 23 0.4645 17 1.194 20 -0.099 18 -0.005 P GIANTS 3 1 0 76 71 -0.296 1.617 8 0.031 8 0.022 24 -0.036 8 0.5510 23 1.111 27 -0.187 10 0.115 P COWBOYS 3 1 0 71 62 -0.017 2.005 7 0.053 7 0.045 12 0.022 6 0.5838 29 0.965 29 -0.302 4 0.346 P


DIVISION    W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
AFC EAST    9  7  0 0.562    1  0.231
AFC NORTH   7  9  0 0.438    2  0.089
NFC EAST   11  5  0 0.688    3  0.061
NFC NORTH   9  7  0 0.562    4  0.013
AFC WEST    8  8  0 0.500    5 -0.037
NFC SOUTH   6 10  0 0.375    6 -0.073
NFC WEST    8  8  0 0.500    7 -0.109
AFC SOUTH   5  9  2 0.375    8 -0.217

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.165 points in main ratings (0.109 for semineutral)
     0.019 points in improved RPI (0.015 for semineutral)
Average of 6.20 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Tue Oct  4 05:30:13 2022
games through: Mon Oct  3 2022

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