2008 NFL Power Rankings (Week 8)

Well, I’ve 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 explanation, I tried to make all of the pieces a little more balanced and had them weighted into the formula in margins that seemed more fair. I don’t know how much sense that will make, but I don’t know how else to explain it and it was such a slight change that I really don’t think it will matter to anybody. If you’d like a better understanding of the formula as a whole you can either look at last week’s post, leave a comment, send an email or any combination of the three and I’ll be happy to answer most any questions you have. Like I said the last two times, the “Score” column is just the number that my formula spit out. I don’t actually think the Titans are over five times better than the Panthers, the “Score” does not reflect the teams in that way. But here it is:

Rank LW Team W L SOS PD/G Avg Rnk Score
1 1 Tennessee 7 0 41.77 13.29 1.25 949.3724
2 2 NY Giants 6 1 43.89 10.86 1.75 558.5418
3 6 Carolina 6 2 49.63 5.88 4.31 181.2574
4 3 Pittsburgh 5 2 48.67 6.43 4.31 173.7495
5 7 Washington 6 2 49.53 2.50 4.38 149.6514
6 5 Tampa Bay 5 3 52.75 6.25 8.69 81.1174
7 4 Buffalo 5 2 44.26 3.14 7.38 78.3085
8 10 Philadelphia 4 3 52.49 8.14 9.00 77.5448
9 14 Dallas 5 3 50.20 2.25 8.63 63.2047
10 11 New England 5 2 42.55 3.00 8.81 62.5101
11 9 Chicago 4 3 49.56 6.57 13.06 47.0387
12 8 Arizona 4 3 54.21 4.14 13.63 43.8065
13 13 Green Bay 4 3 45.51 5.00 12.13 43.1641
14 20 Baltimore 4 3 48.71 3.43 16.13 32.0264
15 19 New Orleans 4 4 50.41 2.63 16.38 27.3215
16 12 Atlanta 4 3 48.02 -0.14 17.00 24.1829
17 21 NY Jets 4 3 42.41 1.71 18.75 21.7647
18 18 Denver 4 3 47.08 -3.14 16.50 19.5366
19 17 San Diego 3 5 52.75 3.13 18.94 19.0631
20 16 Indianapolis 3 4 53.85 -1.86 16.88 18.1454
21 15 Jacksonville 3 4 56.05 -1.43 18.75 17.5471
22 23 Cleveland 3 4 54.46 -1.14 20.88 15.6332
23 24 Miami 3 4 52.65 -0.14 22.63 14.9419
24 22 Minnesota 3 4 52.17 -1.86 22.25 13.3326
25 25 Houston 3 4 46.30 -1.43 23.31 11.6580
26 28 Seattle 2 5 49.74 -5.71 28.44 4.7029
27 26 San Francisco 2 6 47.86 -7.38 27.25 3.4029
28 27 Oakland 2 5 48.81 -10.00 27.88 2.5640
29 29 St. Louis 2 5 58.00 -12.71 26.06 1.5328
30 31 Kansas City 1 6 56.55 -13.43 29.75 0.4607
31 30 Cincinnati 0 8 57.89 -14.13 31.31 0.0185
32 32 Detroit 0 7 49.70 -14.00 31.63 0.0177

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.

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One Response

  1. […] 2008 NFL Power Rankings (Week 11) Posted on November 18, 2008 by colts18 Okay, this is my comeback post. I’ve been post-less for almost three weeks. You should also keep this in mind when looking at the the column under “LW” (Last Week) because they aren’t actually the rankings from last week, they’re my week 8 rankings. […]

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