Sorry for disappearing the last two weeks. I have been extremely busy.
First, since these are the first power rankings of the year, I will give you a primer on how these are determined. Two years ago, my friend and I had a math project that was to create a formula to rank a specific sport or industry by “goodness”. We decided to try and create a formula to rank the NFL teams. It proved to be a difficult task but we have come up with a pretty good system IMO. Since two years ago, we have tweaked and adjusted the formula to where it is know. Here is what the formula takes into account
- Record (winning percentage)
- Strength of Schedule
- Strength of Victory
- Points Per Game and Points Allowed per game
- Yards per Game and Yards allowed per Game
- Total offensive rank and Total defensive rank
- Turnover differential
- Divisional Strength
- Conference Strength
After the jump, see the first edition of the Power Rankings for this year. The earlier in the season we are, the higher the total score will be (closer to 1) and the narrower the margin will be. By week 17, there will probably be no team above a .991 ranking and there will be massive differences from 1 to 16.