2009 NFL Ranking Formula (Week 6)

I finally got back-to-back weeks with my power ranking formula. With the Saints beating the Giants we are with one less undefeated team, which is making things more and more interesting. This also leaves us with that question that always seems to be asked: who will the last unbeaten team be? The Vikings and Broncos both have two very difficult games coming up. This week the Vikings play at Pittsburgh then next week are at Green Bay followed bye week, while the Broncos have a bye this week but the next two weeks are at Baltimore and then against the Steelers. The Colts and Saints should both win this week, playing away games against the Rams and Dolphins respectively. Then the Colts get the 49ers at home and Texans at home, while the Saints get the Falcons at home and Panthers at home. That two game stretch look more difficult for the Saints but I wouldn’t be surprised to see both teams start 9-0 or 10-0. They both have just one or two more games that look dangerous and other than that it’s relatively easy sailing.

I would still like to add a few more sources to come up with the average rankings but I’m just not sure which ones I would use. If there are any suggestions let me know. Also, 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. Continue reading

My “Power Rankings”

Okay, so I know it’s a bit early for this, but as you very well may have caught on, the NFL is year round for me. Plus it makes me feel better that ESPN released theirs about a month ago. Also, many people seemed to think that the simulations I did reflected how I thought things would turn out. So here are my offseason power rankings:

1. New York Giants – They’re the champs until they lose.

2. Indianapolis Colts – Added depth along the d-line and o-line, and brought back Rhodes.

3. San Diego Chargers – A healthy and hungry LT, this will be a great team.

4. new england patriots – Resigned Moss, but defense will struggle.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jack Del Rio is a great coach and if Garrard plays like last year, they will be good.

6. Dallas Cowboys – Lack of depth at wide receiver could hurt them, as well as potential character issues.

7. Pittsburgh Steelers – Willie Parker and Rashard Mendenhall will be a great tandem.

8. Cleveland Browns – The offense has some nice weapons, but the fate of this team depends on the defense.

9. Washington Redskins – A young team with a lot of potential, we’ll see what happens.

10. Minnesota Vikings – If AP plays like he did last year this team is my pick for the NFC North.

11. New Orleans Saints – A strong off season will help them bounce back from a disapponting season.

12. Green Bay Packers – They lost Favre, who was their backbone and leader, can the prevail?

13. Seattle Seahawks – Without a running game can they stay on top of the NFC West?

14. Philadelphia Eagles – Can McNabb stay healthy? Can a better secondary turn this team around?

15. Arizona Cardinals – Will they finally play up to their potential? If they do then they’re in the playoffs.

16. Tennessee Titans – They didn’t make many improvements this offseason, but they didn’t get worse either.

17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Will Warrick Dunn’s return help push this team over the top?

18. Houston Texans – A team on the rise, could pass the Titans in the division.

19. Buffalo Bills – Picking up Marcus Stroud will help, but will it be enough to get a wild card spot?

20. Carolina Panthers – If Jake Delhomme is healthy they could easily be a playoff contender.

21. New York Jets – Lots of offseason acquisitions could help this team find themselves in the playoff race.

22. Baltimore Ravens – Strong defense as always, but do they have a quarterback that can help this team win?

23. Oakland Raiders – Had a lot of free agency pick-ups, which may help this team get second in the AFC West.

24. Denver Broncos – I feel like you never know what you’re going to get out of the Broncos from year to year.

25. St. Louis Rams – If Bulger and Jackson can stay healthy, this team could have a good year.

26. Detroit Lions – Can they find a way to win with a high powered air assault with nothing else?

27. Cincinnati Bengals – Too many off the field issues will keep this team from being successful.

28. San Francisco 49ers – It’ll be a while before I see this team having a good season.

29. Kansas City Chiefs – This is a rebuilding year, with a lot of young talent, but that’s about it.

30. Chicago Bears – Until they permanently replace rex grossman this team won’t find a rhythm.

31. Miami Dolphins – The Big Tuna has made some changes but don’t expect an immediate turn around.

32. Atlanta Falcons – New coach, new QB, they’re on the right track, but it’s going to take a few years.

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