2008 NFL Power Rankings (Week 7)

As I mentioned in last week’s rankings, I recently created my own formula for determining an NFL Power Ranking. The magical formula that I used last time, included three main components: win percentage, point differential (on a per game average), and a compilation of multiple professional power ranking. I also admitted last time, that the formula wasn’t exactly perfect and that I would be tweaking it in order to make improvements. Well I quickly realized that there was a glaring hole in my formula. So I decided to take it to the next level and leave nothing, and with Bryan’s encouragement I found a way to work strength of schedule into my formula. As before, the “Score” column is just the number that my formula spit out. I don’t actually think the Titans are over six times better than the Bills, the “Score” does not reflect that. But here it is:

Rank LW Team W L SOS PD/G Avg Rnk Score
1 1 Tennessee 6 0 1.00 13.83 1.25 953.643
2 2 NY Giants 5 1 0.83 11.50 2.19 398.747
3 3 Pittsburgh 5 1 0.83 8.67 2.88 299.253
4 4 Buffalo 5 1 0.83 5.17 5.00 156.256
5 6 Tampa Bay 5 2 0.71 7.71 6.38 132.157
6 10 Carolina 5 2 0.71 6.14 7.63 100.433
7 5 Washington 5 2 0.71 1.71 6.50 95.841
8 8 Arizona 4 2 0.67 5.50 9.19 76.712
9 18 Chicago 4 3 0.57 6.57 12.94 48.175
10 13 Philadelphia 3 3 0.50 7.33 12.50 47.469
11 20 New England 4 2 0.67 2.33 10.50 47.009
12 14 Atlanta 4 2 0.67 2.00 13.13 41.318
13 19 Green Bay 4 3 0.57 5.00 12.75 41.267
14 7 Dallas 4 3 0.57 2.00 13.56 34.720
15 17 Jacksonville 3 3 0.50 -0.67 12.81 33.497
16 9 Indianapolis 3 3 0.50 -0.50 13.38 27.273
17 12 San Diego 3 4 0.43 4.29 16.06 27.212
18 11 Denver 4 3 0.57 -3.14 16.00 20.968
19 16 New Orleans 3 4 0.43 2.29 19.19 20.376
20 23 Baltimore 3 3 0.50 0.83 20.50 19.240
21 15 NY Jets 3 3 0.50 1.33 19.38 18.846
22 21 Minnesota 3 4 0.43 -1.86 21.19 13.795
23 24 Cleveland 2 4 0.33 -2.33 23.56 9.726
24 22 Miami 2 4 0.33 -1.67 24.69 9.178
25 26 Houston 2 4 0.33 -6.50 24.19 6.039
26 25 San Francisco 2 5 0.29 -5.43 28.50 4.575
27 28 Oakland 2 4 0.33 -8.50 27.31 3.978
28 27 Seattle 1 5 0.17 -10.17 27.00 1.672
29 32 St. Louis 2 4 0.33 -13.67 25.06 1.066
30 30 Cincinnati 0 7 0.00 -12.00 30.94 0.058
31 29 Kansas City 1 5 0.17 -15.00 30.25 0.032
32 31 Detroit 0 6 0.00 -15.00 31.63 0.002

Legend: W-Wins, L-Losses, SOS-Strength of Schedule, PD/G- Point Differential per Game, Score-The number my formula gave me for each team.

Let me know what you think of my formula and who’s the best among the 1-loss teams.

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  1. […] decided I kinda like my new formula for determining NFL power rankings. I made a small tweak since last week’s rankings but it was only in the math behind it, not in anything you’ll see here. To give a brief […]

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