NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend (Standings Method)

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This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings. 

RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the opponents of the opponents of each team.

NOTE: These RPI numbers are rounded to the thousandths place. In the case of a tie (to the billionths place), the team with the higher winning percentage gets the tiebreaker.

  1. i-13 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4, .570)
  2. i-19 Dallas Cowboys (13-3, .566), +1
  3. i-2 New England Patriots (14-2, .565), +1
  4. i-15 Oakland Raiders (12-5, .560), -2
  5. i-4 Pittsburgh Steelers (12-5, .551)
  6. i-20 Green Bay Packers (11-6, .544), +3
  7. i-27 Atlanta Falcons (11-5, .541), +1
  8. i-14 Denver Broncos (9-7, .540), -1
  9. i-18 New York Giants (11-6, .539), -3
  10. i-10 Houston Texans (10-7, .529)
  11. i-28 Seattle Seahawks (11-5-1, .517), +3
  12. i-16 Washington Redskins (8-7-1, .516), -1
  13. i-17 Philadelphia Eagles (7-9, .513)
  14. i-26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7, .513), -2
  15. i-3 Miami Dolphins (10-7, .507)
  16. i-22 Detroit Lions (9-8, .505)
  17. i-11 Tennessee Titans (9-7, .502)
  18. i-8 Indianapolis Colts (8-8, .500), +1
  19. i-6 Baltimore Ravens (8-8, .500), -1
  20. i-21 Minnesota Vikings (8-8, .497)
  21. i-24 New Orleans Saints (7-9, .494)
  22. i-7 Cincinnati Bengals (6-9-1, .489)
  23. i-25 Carolina Panthers (6-10, .478)
  24. i-12 San Diego Chargers (5-11, .475)
  25. i-1 Buffalo Bills (7-9, .473)
  26. i-31 Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1, .472)
  27. i New York Jets (5-11, .458)
  28. i-9 Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13, .437)
  29. i-29 Los Angeles Rams (4-12, .435)
  30. i-23 Chicago Bears (3-13, .433)
  31. i-5 Cleveland Browns (1-15, .414)
  32. i-30 San Francisco 49ers (2-14, .405)

 

Biggest Movers:

Up: i-20 Green Bay Packers (+3)
Down: i-18 New York Giants (-3) 

 

Asher Fair