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I used to track the lines and rate the teams according to how the line changed from week to week. And I noticed something interesting. Just because a good team lost wasn't necessarily a reason for them to change a team's rating. That got my gears turning. A few years later I designed this system using that theory. It is based on head to head competition. There is no exaggerated margin of victory factor and there is no schedule strength. They are natural in this system.

 
NFL Ratings
2017 Preseason

rank team med
1 New England 83.00
2 Arizona 78.00
3 Atlanta 77.00
4 Giants 75.50
5 Carolina 74.50
6 Green Bay 74.50
7 Kansas City 73.50
8 Pittsburgh 73.50
9 Seattle 72.50
10 Dallas 72.50
11 Philadelphia 72.00
12 New Orleans 71.50
13 Tampa Bay 71.00
14 Cincinnati 70.50
15 Baltimore 70.50
16 Minnesota 70.00
17 Tennessee 70.00
18 Indianapolis 68.00
19 Oakland 68.00
20 Chicago 68.00
21 Denver 67.50
22 San Diego 67.50
23 Buffalo 67.50
24 Houston 67.00
25 Miami 66.50
26 Jacksonville 66.00
27 Washington 65.50
28 Detroit 64.50
29 San Francisco 63.50
30 Cleveland 63.50
31 LA 63.00
32 Jets 58.50


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