Power Rankings around the internet are something everyone looks at. They are analyzed and scrutinized, for the problem with Power Rankings are they are completely opinionated. This in itself takes the credibility out of these rankings and people stop looking at the rankings and pay more attention to the writer.
In my opinion, the Rankings should be done mathematically. Instead of speculating where a team should be, the team should earn its spot. I have developed a system that gives each team a score. That score is put in place since week 1 and is the same equation for each team.
The score is based on 3 elements:
1. The win/loss record of the team.
2. The win/loss record and strength of the teams they have played.
3. The points differential. (Since the NFL is a most points win game.)
The tie-breaker for Arizona and Detroit was the team that was ranked higher the previous week.
The Miami Dolphins have had the hardest schedule so far this season, and the Chiefs have had the easiest schedule so far this season.
Not surprising, because of their divisions, the Chargers have the hardest schedule for the rest of the season, and the Eagles have the easiest schedule the rest of the season.
*Stat of the week*
The Broncos and Jaguars are playing this Sunday at 4. The Broncos are averaging a league high +18.2 differential per game, and the Jags are averaging -22.4 differential per game. (Watchout for the biggest upset in NFL history.)
If you would like to check out the previous weeks, you can view them at:
Week 2-4 @ http://www.solphins.com/blog.html