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Power Rankings Wk3: By The Percentages

Personally, i'm not sure how power rankings are entirely decided. I'd like to think that there must be more then just popular votes. How can a team like the Ravens be above the Cowboys in ESPN Power Rankings? We obviously had the tougher schedule. What about the Giants being above the Raiders? No way the Giants had a tougher schedule then the Raiders.

In this Power Rankings, i'll be taking three stats into consideration. Included are the Win-Loss Records, Strength of Schedule and Opponent's Points Differentials.

I'd like to thank One.Cool.Customer. His post on Power Rankings and Seven Statistics, where he mentions strength of schedule (SoS), are the origins for the idea of this post.

Dez 3rd and 21

I'm putting week 3 because I am only considering week 1 through week 3. I am not looking at anything ahead of that. I also want to make clear that this is, by no means, chosen by favorites. You will see some surprises. Just know that this is purely mathematics.

2011 Power Rankings: Week 3
Opponents Through Week 3
TEAMS RANK W/L Record SoS Opp. Points Diff
Bills 1 3-0 (100%) .531 -47
Packers
2 3-0 (100%) .506
-01
Raiders 3 2-1 (66%)
.617
58
Cowboys
4 2-1 (66%) .617
53
Saints 5 2-1 (66%) .593 46
Jets
6 2-1 (66%) .580 -21
Lions
7 3-0 (100%)
.383
-96
Redskins
8 2-1 (66%) .531 16
Patriots
9 2-1 (66%) .519 11
49ers
10 2-1 (66%) .494
-32
Titans
11 2-1 (66%) .469 08
Buccs
12 2-1 (66%) .457 24
Ravens
13 2-1 (66%) .444 -47
Steelers
14 2-1 (66%) .407
-30
Chargers
15 2-1 (66%) .395 -71
Giants
16 2-1 (66%) .383 -46
Texans
17 2-1 (66%) .370
-47
Bears
18 1-2 (33%) .617 24
Browns
19 2-1 (66%) .284
-60
Broncos
20 1-2 (33%) .556 27
Jaguars 21 1-2 (33%) .543
28
Panthers 22 1-2 (33%)
.531 -05
Seahawks
23 1-2 (33%) .506 20
Bengals
24 1-2 (33%) .494 13
Cardinals
25 1-2 (33%) .481 -32
Falcons
26 1-2 (33%) .457 -08
Eagles
27 1-2 (33%) .370
-66
Chiefs
28 0-3 (0%)
.691
91
Vikings
29 0-3 (0%) .617
51
Dolphins
30 0-3 (0%) .543
54
Colts
31 0-3 (0%) .519
28
Rams
32 0-3 (0%) .494 57
2011 Power Rankings: Week 3

NFC East teams have been highlighted in yellow for your convenience.

Another user-created commentary provided by a BTB reader.

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