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Professor Frink’s Power Rankings, Week 14

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Even more fun than a Billy Mays TV commercial, here are this week's numbers for your info-tainment.  Enjoy!

RATINGS COMPUTATION (must-read for newbies):

          At its heart, this is a VERY simple method of calculating ratings, using only two stats.  The results aren't meant to be a perfect reflection of the real world; don't focus too narrowly on exactly where each team's totals are ranked.  The two components (O and D ratings) are often more revealing than the totals, don't overlook those.

          Here's how the ratings are calculated.  The first step is to calculate two simple stats:  Points For per Game, and Points Against per Game, for each team.  These two leaguewide data sets for offense & defense both conform to a "Bell Curve", or Normal Distribution, that can be graphed.  Depending on where each team lies on that graph, they have a value between 0 and 1.  (This isn't something pulled from thin air.  It's a very common, standardized statistical analysis technique.  The purpose is to more accurately measure each team's position within the ‘population' of all league teams.)  You now have every team rated from 0 to 1, on offense and on defense.  Add those two numbers and you've got a total rating for each team.  Last, multiply by 50 to convert the ratings onto a 0-to-100 scale, making them more readable and intuitive.  There you go.  Simple, right?

Rank

Power Rating

Team

W-L-T

PF/G

PA/G

 

Offense Rating

Defense Rating

Total

1

88.6

Colts

13-0-0

27.6

16.7

0.868

0.903

1.771

2

85.6

Vikings

11-2-0

29.9

18.7

0.938

0.774

1.711

3

83.0

Patriots

8-5-0

26.8

18.0

0.833

0.827

1.659

4

80.6

Ravens

7-6-0

24.5

16.8

0.713

0.900

1.613

5

79.6

Packers

9-4-0

26.5

18.7

0.818

0.774

1.592

6

76.8

Chargers

10-3-0

27.8

19.9

0.877

0.660

1.537

7

76.7

Saints

13-0-0

35.8

21.1

0.995

0.538

1.533

8

72.5

Eagles

9-4-0

28.6

21.0

0.903

0.546

1.449

9

71.4

Cowboys

8-5-0

22.8

17.9

0.596

0.832

1.428

10

70.2

Jets

7-6-0

21.2

16.2

0.481

0.923

1.404

11

66.2

Bengals

9-4-0

20.3

16.7

0.420

0.903

1.323

12

65.8

Cardinals

8-5-0

23.5

19.8

0.649

0.668

1.316

13

63.2

Steelers

6-7-0

21.4

18.8

0.497

0.767

1.264

14

61.4

49ers

6-7-0

20.7

18.6

0.448

0.780

1.227

15

61.2

Broncos

8-5-0

19.7

17.7

0.377

0.847

1.225

16

61.0

Texans

6-7-0

23.9

21.0

0.674

0.546

1.220

17

49.4

Redskins

4-9-0

18.0

19.3

0.268

0.720

0.988

18

47.3

Giants

7-6-0

26.2

25.4

0.807

0.138

0.945

19

45.8

Falcons

6-7-0

23.2

23.5

0.628

0.288

0.916

20

42.7

Dolphins

7-6-0

22.5

23.5

0.574

0.280

0.855

21

37.7

Titans

6-7-0

22.5

24.8

0.580

0.173

0.753

22

37.6

Bills

5-8-0

16.5

20.8

0.189

0.563

0.752

23

36.3

Bears

5-8-0

19.0

22.4

0.331

0.396

0.727

24

35.1

Jaguars

7-6-0

18.1

22.1

0.273

0.429

0.702

25

35.0

Panthers

5-8-0

17.3

21.7

0.229

0.471

0.699

26

33.2

Seahawks

5-8-0

19.2

23.2

0.346

0.317

0.663

27

13.4

Browns

2-11-0

12.2

24.2

0.047

0.220

0.267

28

12.9

Raiders

4-9-0

11.9

24.3

0.043

0.214

0.257

29

12.3

Chiefs

3-10-0

15.8

26.3

0.157

0.090

0.247

30

8.5

Lions

2-11-0

16.1

31.2

0.167

0.004

0.171

31

8.0

Buccaneers

1-12-0

14.6

27.4

0.110

0.051

0.160

32

3.7

Rams

1-12-0

11.2

27.8

0.033

0.041

0.073

 

 

 

 

means:

21.4

21.4

 

 

 

 

The Falcons fell one spot to 19th, but New Orleans fell 2 spots in victory!  Go figure.  Someone must have put a "Voodoo Curse" on the Saints' ratings this week!  The Ravens' lopsided win over mighty Detroit did wonders for their ranking, leapfrogging them over a crowded field by 7 spots.  Not much noteworthy upward movement, otherwise; Titans up by 5, Browns 4.  Falling in the rankings were Seattle, down 6 slots, and Arizona, down 3.

That's it for week 14, gents.  Spreadsheet download hereNa zdraví!

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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