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Check This Out...weighted Nfl Rankings.


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I was thinking about how terrible the AFC has been this season, and about how NFC teams have won almost 70% of their games against AFC teams, and I was thinking...what would the NFL's power rankings look if it was weighted against the AFC? What if wins over the AFC meant less, and wins over the NFC meant more? Well, I stopped asking questions and took action. I compiled every team's record and then changed their record according to a weight that I used to show the AFC's inferiority.

Wins vs the NFC and losses vs the AFC count as double. Wins vs the AFC and losses vs the NFC count as half. I compiled every team's record using that formula and this is the standings taking ONLY winning PCT into account:

1. Atlanta: 1.000

2. Chicago: .909

3. Baltimore: .889

4. NY Giants: .867

5. Seattle: .867

6. San Fransisco: .857

7. Houston: .833

8. Arizona: .667

9. Minnesota: .667

10. St. Louis: .667

11. Washington: .667

12. Tampa Bay: .625

13. Green Bay: .600

14. Dallas: .571

15. Detroit: .571

16. Philadelphia: .500

17. Carolina: .500

18. Indianapolis: .444

19. Miami: .400

20. Buffalo: .400

21. New England: .333

22. Cincinnati: .333

23. Pittsburgh: .294

24. Tennessee: .278

25. Denver: .250

26. San Diego: .250

27. NY Jets: .250

28. Kansas City: .222

29. New Orleans: .125

30. Jacksonville: .091

31. Oakland: .071

32. Cleveland: .067

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This is beyond wrong. This is terribad. Don't know if you realized it, but you pretty much made one NFC win equal 4 AFC wins.

It's just an experiment :P

If Tampa Bay wins on Sunday and Carolina stays competitive with Dallas, you know I'm on to something :P

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Wasn't that kind of the idea, though? I like the idea as a thought experiment. I'd be interested to see how this list looks after 2-3 more weeks.

It's literally impossible for the AFC to compete with the NFC under these conditions due to the inherent mathematics. The bottom 16 has 14 AFC teams. I guarantee if you reverse the mathematics so that AFC wins count for 4x that of NFC wins, NFC would be on the bottom instead.

I understand that idea behind it, but this isn't strength of victory based, it's...illogical.

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It's literally impossible for the AFC to compete with the NFC under these conditions due to the inherent mathematics. The bottom 16 has 14 AFC teams. I guarantee if you reverse the mathematics so that AFC wins count for 4x that of NFC wins, NFC would be on the bottom instead.

I understand that idea behind it, but this isn't strength of victory based, it's...illogical.

Let's take into account that 14 AFC teams are .500 or below...doesn't seem all that awful anymore! LOL

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