I decided to do my very own power rankings. However, instead of using my inferior judgement skills, I decided to do it mathematically. First, I based it off of Win/Loss. I've never been fond of a 1-3 team being ahead of a 3-1 team. Second, I based it off of strength of schedule played so far. The lower the strength, the lower the rating. This has created some interesting listings.
I am going to do this after Week 5, Week 10, and Week 15. I think it will be interesting to see how things progress throughout the season.
Now, onto my power rankings!
- Atlanta Falcons 5-0 36% SOS
- Houston Texans 5-0 32% SOS
- Arizona Cardinals 4-1 56% SOS
- San Francisco 49ers 4-1 46% SOS
- Chicago Bears 4-1 44% SOS
- Baltimore Ravens 4-1 40% SOS
- Minnesota Vikings 4-1 39% SOS
- St. Louis Rams 3-2 58% SOS
- Philadelphia Eagles 3-2 54% SOS
- New England Patriots 3-2 52% SOS
- Seattle Seahawks 3-2 50% SOS
- San Diego Chargers 3-2 37.5% SOS
- Cincinnati Bengals 3-2 36% SOS
- New York Giants 3-2 30% SOS
- Dallas Cowboys 2-2 58% SOS
- Indianapolis Colts 2-2 55% SOS
- Pittsburgh Steelers 2-2 42% SOS
- Denver Broncos 2-3 70% SOS
- Miami Dolphins 2-3 63% SOS
- Green Bay Packers 2-3 58% SOS
- Washington Redskins 2-3 54% SOS
- New York Jets 2-3 53% SOS
- Buffalo Bills 2-3 40% SOS
- Detroit Lions 1-3 60% SOS
- Oakland Raiders 1-3 47% SOS
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-3 42% SOS
- Jacksonville Jaguars 1-4 75% SOS
- Tennessee Titans 1-4 67% SOS
- Kansas City Chiefs 1-4 60% SOS
- Carolina Panthers 1-4 54% SOS
- New Orleans Saints 1-4 36% SOS
- Cleveland Browns 0-5 60% SOS
Team with the hardest SOS so far this season: Jacksonville Jaguars. Next up is the Denver Broncos.
Team with the easiest SOS so far this season: New York Giants. Next up is the Houston Texans.
Please note that this doesn't mean that I think that the Jaguars are better than the Saints, though I think there is a strong argument in that direction. I acknowledge that there are many other factors in deciding how good a team actually is. (For example, the Chargers have beaten a three one-win teams but lost to the Saints and the Falcons.) I do think, however, that this gives another perspective on how teams are doing so far this year.