2009 NFL Power Rankings (Week 3)

I didn’t do my power rankings last week so note that the “LW” column isn’t actually the standings for “Last Week” it’s actually the rankings from my Week 1 Power Rankings. I am currently using 13 different power rankings from reputable sources to determine the average ranking for each team. I would like to add a few more but I’m not sure which ones I would use. The formula I made for this will become more and more accurate as the season goes on, because as of right now the win percentages are being greatly influential over the final outcome due to the fact that each game makes up a greater portion of teams win percentage. The more games that are played, the more it will water down that impact and the rankings as a whole will become more accurate.

I’m going to start adding a few points that I feel are noteworthy after the rankings so be sure to check those out. Here are the rankings:

Rank LW Team W L T SOS PD/G Avg Rnk Score
1 5 Baltimore 3 0 0 52.08 16.67 2.42 854.8796
2 3 NY Giants 3 0 0 52.08 10.67 2.50 701.3844
3 11 Indianapolis 3 0 0 41.67 9.00 3.08 432.4324
4 8 New Orleans 3 0 0 39.58 21.33 4.08 429.7583
5 6 Minnesota 3 0 0 47.92 10.33 4.83 330.4621
6 14 NY Jets 3 0 0 39.58 10.33 5.58 236.3164
7 16 Denver 3 0 0 52.08 15.33 12.17 164.0971
8 2 Philadelphia 2 1 0 56.25 7.33 9.17 124.0909
9 4 New England 2 1 0 50.00 3.33 7.83 112.0567
10 7 Atlanta 2 1 0 50.00 1.33 9.75 83.1909
11 12 Green Bay 2 1 0 50.00 6.00 12.50 77.3333
12 23 Cincinnati 2 1 0 54.17 1.67 11.58 76.8985
13 9 Dallas 2 1 0 52.08 8.33 15.75 69.0766
14 10 San Diego 2 1 0 45.83 3.00 12.08 65.7471
15 18 Chicago 2 1 0 54.17 1.00 13.83 62.6506
16 15 San Francisco 2 1 0 43.75 4.67 16.67 48.4167
17 1 Pittsburgh 1 2 0 50.00 -1.00 13.67 26.8293
18 13 Seattle 1 2 0 43.75 3.00 18.42 20.5882
19 20 Arizona 1 2 0 45.83 -3.67 19.00 15.5457
20 19 Washington 1 2 0 54.17 -3.00 25.75 14.0237
21 22 Buffalo 1 2 0 41.67 -2.67 21.00 13.4480
22 25 Jacksonville 1 2 0 37.50 -3.00 22.00 11.3636
23 21 Oakland 1 2 0 56.25 -7.00 27.25 11.0092
24 30 Houston 1 2 0 43.75 -7.00 21.42 10.8949
25 17 Tennessee 0 3 0 47.92 -4.33 20.08 10.8937
26 29 Detroit 1 2 0 58.33 -9.00 25.75 10.5717
27 24 Miami 0 3 0 52.08 -8.67 23.33 7.8257
28 27 Kansas City 0 3 0 58.33 -12.33 30.17 5.0451
29 31 Carolina 0 3 0 58.33 -16.67 24.92 3.6267
30 32 St. Louis 0 3 0 54.17 -16.33 30.75 2.8724
31 26 Tampa Bay 0 3 0 54.17 -16.67 30.42 2.7587
32 28 Cleveland 0 3 0 58.33 -22.00 29.50 0.4837

I promised you a few bullet points, so here they are:

  • There are some teams that are extremely close in terms of their final score. The Saints and Colts are pretty close, the Packers and Bengals are really close, as are a few other teams but the two teams that are just insanely close are the Texans and Titans, with scores of 10.8949 and 10.8937 respectively. I find this particularly interesting because the Texans barely beat the Titans by three in Week 2.
  • The Ravens and Giants have the same record, same strength of schedule and are only 0.08 different on their average ranking, but the fact that the Ravens are winning their games by an average of six points more per game really make the difference.
  • The Titans are the only winless team that is ahead of any non-winless teams, and the Lions are the only non-winless team to be behind a winless team, though it isn’t by much.
  • The Rams had the lowest average ranking, but ended ahead of two teams.
  • The Browns are losing by an average of 22 points per game. That is DREADFUL.
  • The Saints are winning by an average of over 21 points per game. That is insanely good.
  • None of the teams with a winning record have a negative point differential but there is one team with a losing record that has a positive point differential. The Seahawks are +9 in point differential, or +3 per game.
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4 Responses

  1. The Seahawks had the privilege of playing the Rams in Week 1. That explains that last bullet point.

    • Washington is not that good. We beat the RAMS by 2 points (sorry Bryan) and lost to the Kitty Kats. No way we should be that high in the power rankings.

    • I agree, but with your point differential not being TOO bad, it bumped you up a few spots higher than you should be.

  2. […] column isn’t actually the standings for “Last Week” it’s actually the rankings from my Week 3 Power Rankings. I am now using Michael Wright’s power rankings to factor into the average ranking part of […]

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