After nine games, the NFL sure has been a great joy for it's fans. Of 32 teams, 18 of them have winning records. Four teams have 4 four wins - which means a 6-1 finish can still bring that magical 10-game win stat that usually brings the playoffs.
This week, Sports Illustrated writer Peter King declined to put any of these franchises as No. 1.
Sine last week, I realized my statistically-based ranking system wasn't really a "Power Ranking" as much as it was a analytical rating/ranking of how enjoyable the season has been for the fans of that team. You enjoy it when your team moves the ball more than your opponent. You enjoy it when your team scores more than that. And finally, you love it when you team wins.
Without giving away too many secrets (like you really care that much anyway), that's basically the system. It puts yardage difference, then emphasizes point differential, then puts W-L record over that.
Since there's no completely way look at underperforming talent. If they don't bring the numbers, then their score under my system drops them down until they get their act together and start putting it together. I call this the "2010 Dallas Cowboy Effect," since last week, many had them rated in the 30s until they showed us - and the Giants what their talent was capable of - and proving that they truly were underperforming.
However, I also think what I did was reveal that some records may be due to luck and schedule strength, and self-destructing teams. Wile I can't quantify luck, I can certainly quantify schedule strength as well as penalties and look at items like red-zone offense/defense.
So while I may not be able to completely decipher how good a team is, I've been able figure out what team has given their fans the most enjoyable season so far.