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(ESPN)   Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: Vikings take a huge leap, Bengals are knocking on the Top Ten's door, and the Saints are in the cellar. Which timeline is this?   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Bengals, NFL, Saints, bye week, Kenny Phillips, Drew Brees, Matt Cassel, Wes Welker  
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2012-10-02 07:55:42 PM  
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Defense still blows
2012-10-02 06:51:08 PM  
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netweavr: SF is 2 and 2?

Nnnnnnnnnnnnnope that was my fault. Good catch, weavr!

Nadie_AZ: So according to Di's last graph, the Cardinals are the best team in the league?

I like the Detroit image of Hello Kitty.

I usually make fun of at least one team in the icons. I might have to change it up this year, depending on how the Loins do. I also have a cute little sheep I use for the Rams sometimes. We'll have to see who turns out to be the worst.

OK here we go. FIXED hopefully

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2012-10-02 06:38:13 PM  
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So here's the first of our Win Percentage vs. Opponent Strength of Victory chart:

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Linky to bigger. Great big thanks to RminusQ for doing the numbers for me. He's really nice.

So the higher you are, the better your actual win/loss record. The farther to the right you are, the tougher the teams you have played. So Indy has played the best teams so far. It's only been 4 weeks, though. The farther we get into the season, the more useful this one will be. It answers the "Yeah, but who have they beaten?" question.

While the Cowboys did play abysmally last night, they are tied with the Packers, Pats, & Jets. What does it mean?

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2012-10-02 06:04:51 PM  
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Here's the graph of the actual rankings, but only because I couldn't figure out how to make it spell out "I HATE FOOTBALL." At least not with the hangover

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As you can see by the liney-wimeys on the graph, everything is terrible forever. Link goes to bigger in case you really wanna hold that magnifying glass up to Hitler's mustache. In other news:

Change from Week 1 to this week :
One 17 point drop: Saints
One 18 point jump: Cardinals

Four teams ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE (back at their Week 1 rankings): 49ers, Eagles, Stupid Bears, Broncos

Number of times rankings have changed:
21 teams have changed every week
9 teams have changed all but once
2 teams have only moved twice (Browns & Colts)

Difference between high rank & low rank:
Lowest fluctuation: Browns with 1
Highest fluctuation: Cardinals with 18
Average fluctuation: 6.969

Overall fluctuation travel:
Smallest: Browns with only 1
Highest: Redskins & Seahawks with 20

Teams hitting their highest rank this week: Bengals & Vikings

Teams hitting their lowest rank this week: Packers, Giants, Lions, Jets, & Panthers

Ten teams did not change rank: ESPN is lazy

And can I just say how super-pumped I am to have two whole weeks to stew rage-drink over this loss only to come back in Week 6 to face the Ravens in Baltimore. I hate football.
2012-10-02 05:49:02 PM  
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Niners should be a bit higher...but no complaints here
2012-10-02 05:22:42 PM  
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Nadie_AZ: I thought they were ranking the best teams, not standings. I mean, you've 2 3-1 teams in front of the Cardinals.

I've always had the power rankings as "the ranking of teams by their likely finish at the end of the season." A big way to do that is to judge them by their W/L, but then from there you slide them up or down based on performance beyond score.

/At least that's my interpretation.
2012-10-02 04:55:02 PM  
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Ah yes, the real power rankings have returned to Fark.


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