Monday, January 6, 2020

NHL power rankings for start of January


By Rick Morris

NOTES: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.

TOP TIER
1 St. Louis (3-3)
2 Washington (2-1)
3 Boston (1-5)
SECOND TIER
4 NY Islanders (4-4)
5 Pittsburgh (13-6)
6 Colorado (7-2)
7 Toronto (19-17)
8 Dallas (10-8)
9 Carolina (11-7)
10 Vegas (16-12)
11 Philadelphia (6-14)
12 Vancouver (15-21)
13 Florida (14-22)
14 Tampa Bay (24-20)
15 Buffalo (20-13)
16 Calgary (17-10)
17 Arizona (8-9)
18 Minnesota (22-15)
19 Winnipeg (9-11)
20 NY Rangers (18-18)
21 Montreal (21-19)
22 Edmonton (5-16)
23 Columbus (25-26)
24 Nashville (23-24)
25 Chicago (27-26)
26 San Jose (12-23)
27 Ottawa (29-27)
28 Anaheim (26-25)
29 Los Angeles (28-29)
30 New Jersey (30-30)
THIRD TIER
31 Detroit (31-31)

BIGGEST RISERS: Toronto (10 spots), Florida and Vancouver (9 spots), Tampa Bay (6 spots), Columbus (3 spots)

BIGGEST FALLERS: Arizona and Winnipeg (8 spots), Calgary and Edmonton (6 spots), Colorado (4 spots), Anaheim, Minnesota, Philadelphia and San Jose (3 spots)

RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM, DIVIDED BY THE NUMBER OF TEAMS, LOWEST SCORE IS BEST

1 METROPOLITAN 13
2 CENTRAL 14.43
3 ATLANTIC 16.38
4 PACIFIC 20

RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE
1 EAST 29.38
2 WEST 34.43

NBA power rankings for start of January


By Rick Morris

NOTES: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.

TOP TIER
1 Milwaukee (2-2)
SECOND TIER
2 LA Lakers (1-1)
THIRD TIER
3 Denver (4-9)
4 Miami (5-4)
5 Boston (6-6)
6 LA Clippers (7-5)
FOURTH TIER
7 Houston (10-10)
8 Toronto (3-8)
9 Utah (12-12)
10 Dallas (9-7)
11 Philadelphia (8-3)
12 Indiana (11-11)
FIFTH TIER
13 Oklahoma City (19-18)
14 Brooklyn (14-13)
SIXTH TIER
15 San Antonio (23-20)
16 Portland (20-22)
17 Orlando (18-15)
18 Phoenix (16-14)
19 Chicago (15-23)
20 Memphis (25-24)
21 Charlotte (21-21)
22 Minnesota (13-19)
23 Sacramento (17-16)
24 Detroit (22-17)
25 New Orleans (26-26)
26 Cleveland (27-28)
27 Washington (24-25)
SEVENTH TIER
28 New York (29-29)
29 Golden State (30-30)
EIGHTH TIER
30 Atlanta (28-27)

BIGGEST RISERS: Denver and Portland (6 spots), Oklahoma City and San Antonio (5 spots), Chicago and Memphis (4 spots), Houston and Utah (3 spots)

BIGGEST FALLERS: Philadelphia (8 spots), Detroit and Sacramento (7 spots), Phoenix (4 spots), Dallas and Minnesota (3 spots)

RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM, LOWEST SCORE IS BEST

1 WEST 228
2 EAST 247

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2019 NFL final power rankings and final FDH UQB ratings


By Rick Morris

NOTE: Rankings from the start of the season are in parentheses.

TOP TIER
1 Baltimore (23-10-8-6-14-20-18-14-13-7-5-5-3-1-1-1)
2 New Orleans (13-6-19-9-3-2-2-2-3-3-4-4-4-3-3-2)
3 San Francisco (15-15-13-10-8-6-3-3-2-1-1-1-1-2-2-6)
4 Kansas City (3-3-2-2-2-3-8-8-9-9-10-8-9-7-4-3)
5 Green Bay (6-5-4-4-6-5-5-4-4-5-3-3-6-8-5-4)
6 Seattle (14-12-6-16-17-7-4-11-12-11-7-6-5-5-6-5)
7 Houston (12-17-14-7-10-9-6-6-6-4-6-10-8-6-10-9)
SECOND TIER
8 New England (2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-4-7-7)
9 Buffalo (29-22-18-13-18-16-16-13-14-14-18-15-10-10-12-10)
10 Minnesota (16-8-9-8-11-13-9-9-8-10-8-7-7-9-8-8)
11 LA Rams (4-4-3-3-7-10-13-10-10-12-14-11-13-12-9-11)
12 Tennessee (18-9-15-19-12-17-23-22-18-22-16-16-11-11-11-14)
13 Philadelphia (1-2-5-12-4-4-10-15-11-13-11-14-15-17-18-16)
14 Tampa Bay (25-25-23-26-23-23-24-24-26-26-24-26-24-19-15-12)
15 Atlanta (10-19-10-17-22-24-28-28-28-28-27-23-25-25-23-20)
16 Denver (19-23-25-27-28-27-25-25-23-19-20-25-26-21-16-19)
17 Dallas (11-11-7-5-5-11-14-7-7-8-12-12-14-14-19-15)
18 Pittsburgh (7-14-21-23-24-28-26-26-24-17-13-17-18-15-13-13)
19 Chicago (9-16-17-18-9-12-12-16-19-24-19-22-20-16-14-17)
20 New York Jets (21-30-31-31-31-31-29-29-29-31-29-24-21-27-26-27)
21 Indianapolis (17-18-12-11-20-8-7-5-5-6-9-9-12-13-17-18)
THIRD TIER
22 Jacksonville (22-21-22-21-21-21-21-21-17-20-21-21-23-24-25-21)
23 Oakland (28-28-28-28-27-22-20-20-20-16-15-13-16-18-20-23)
24 LA Chargers (8-7-11-15-16-18-22-23-25-18-22-20-22-23-22-22)
25 Arizona (30-24-26-25-26-25-17-18-22-23-26-28-27-28-28-25)
26 Cleveland (5-13-16-20-13-19-19-19-21-25-23-19-17-22-21-26)
27 Miami (32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-30-28-29-29-26-27-28)
28 Carolina (20-20-24-22-19-14-11-12-15-15-17-18-19-20-24-24)
FOURTH TIER
29 New York Giants (31-31-30-24-25-26-27-27-27-27-30-30-31-32-32-30)
30 Detroit (24-27-20-14-15-15-15-17-16-21-25-27-28-29-29-29)
31 Washington (27-29-29-29-29-29-30-30-30-29-31-31-30-30-30-31)
32 Cincinnati (26-26-27-30-30-30-31-31-31-32-32-32-32-31-31-32)

BIGGEST RISERS: New York Jets (7 spots), Atlanta (5 spots), Denver, Philadelphia and San Francisco (3 spots)

BIGGEST FALLERS: Pittsburgh (5 spots), Carolina (4 spots), Indianapolis (3 spots)

DIVISIONAL RANKINGS (the lower the number, the higher the ranking):

2 NFC SOUTH 59
3 AFC SOUTH 62
4 AFC EAST 64
5 AFC WEST 67
6 NFC NORTH 74
7 AFC NORTH 77
8 NFC EAST 90

CONFERENCE RANKINGS:

1 NFC 268
2 AFC 270

Our Ultimate Quantitative Baseline (UQB) statistic simply adds together the ranking of 13 different indexes: The FDH Lounge power rankings listed above, strength of schedule based on our power rankings, a metric combines the power rankings with impressiveness of victories based on strength of schedule, offensive yards gained, offensive passing yards, offensive rushing yards, defensive yards allowed, defensive passing yards, defensive rushing yards, DVOA, Offensive DVOA, Defensive DVOA and Special Teams DVOA.  The lower the number, the better each team did.  The yardage stats can be found here and the DVOA stats can be found here.

          TOP TIER   Total
1        San Francisco        80
2        Baltimore    94
3        New Orleans          106
          SECOND TIER     Total
4        New England         131
5        Kansas City 145
          THIRD TIER         Total
6        LA Rams     161
7        Tampa Bay  164
8        Dallas 169
9        Seattle         170
          FOURTH TIER     Total
10T    Minnesota   189
10T    Tennessee    189
12      Buffalo        192
13      Philadelphia 194
14      Atlanta        196
          FIFTH TIER          Total
15      Green Bay   214
16      Indianapolis 215
17T    Houston      217
17T    LA Chargers          217
19      Pittsburgh    223
20      Oakland       232
21      Chicago       240
22      Cleveland    247
23      Jacksonville 248
24      Denver        249
25      New York Jets       255
25      Arizona       269
27      Carolina       272
          SIXTH TIER         Total
28      Detroit         291
29      Cincinnati   293
          SEVENTH TIER   Total
30      New York Giants   310
          EIGHTH TIER      Total
31      Washington 336
32      Miami         341

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Lounge on YouTube: The NBA 2010s Review and 2020s Preview


By Rick Morris

The FDH Lounge looks back at the NBA in the 2010s and ahead to the 2020s.

       

       

       

       

Lounge on YouTube: The NFL 2010s Review and 2020s Preview


By Rick Morris

The FDH Lounge looks back at the NFL in the 2010s and ahead to the 2020s.

       

       

       

       


Monday, December 30, 2019

Lounge on YouTube: 2019 NFL Week 17 preview


By Rick Morris

The FDH Lounge previews Week 17 of the 2019 NFL season.

       

       

       

       


Lounge on YouTube: 2019 NFL Week 16 preview


By Rick Morris

The FDH Lounge previews Week 16 of the 2019 NFL season.

       

       

       

       


Lounge on YouTube: 2019 NFL Week 15 preview


By Rick Morris

The FDH Lounge previews Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season.

       

       

        

       


Lounge on YouTube: 2019-20 college football bowl season preview


By Rick Morris

The FDH Lounge previews the 2019-20 college football bowl season with Fran Stuchbury of OurSports Central.

       

       

       

       


Lounge on YouTube: 2019 NHL early season analysis


By Rick Morris

The FDH Lounge analyzes the 2019 NHL early season landscape with FDH Lounge Dignitary, Sportsology proprietor and author Russ Cohen.

       

       

       

       


Lounge on YouTube: 2019 NFL Week 14 preview

By Rick Morris

The FDH Lounge previews Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season.

       

       

       

       

Lounge on YouTube: 2019 NFL Week 13 preview


By Rick Morris

The FDH Lounge previews Week 13 of the 2019 NFL season.