Tuesday, December 10, 2019

2019 NFL Week 15 power rankings and FDH UQB stretch run 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)
2 San Francisco (15-15-13-10-8-6-3-3-2-1-1-1-1-2)
3 New Orleans (13-6-19-9-3-2-2-2-3-3-4-4-4-3)
4 Kansas City (3-3-2-2-2-3-8-8-9-9-10-8-9-7)
5 Green Bay (6-5-4-4-6-5-5-4-4-5-3-3-6-8)
6 Seattle (14-12-6-16-17-7-4-11-12-11-7-6-5-5)
7 New England (2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-4)
8 Minnesota (16-8-9-8-11-13-9-9-8-10-8-7-7-9)
9 LA Rams (4-4-3-3-7-10-13-10-10-12-14-11-13-12)
10 Houston (12-17-14-7-10-9-6-6-6-4-6-10-8-6)
SECOND TIER
11 Tennessee (18-9-15-19-12-17-23-22-18-22-16-16-11-11)
12 Buffalo (29-22-18-13-18-16-16-13-14-14-18-15-10-10)
13 Pittsburgh (7-14-21-23-24-28-26-26-24-17-13-17-18-15)
THIRD TIER
14 Chicago (9-16-17-18-9-12-12-16-19-24-19-22-20-16)
15 Tampa Bay (25-25-23-26-23-23-24-24-26-26-24-26-24-19)
16 Denver (19-23-25-27-28-27-25-25-23-19-20-25-26-21)
17 Indianapolis (17-18-12-11-20-8-7-5-5-6-9-9-12-13)
18 Philadelphia (1-2-5-12-4-4-10-15-11-13-11-14-15-17)
19 Dallas (11-11-7-5-5-11-14-7-7-8-12-12-14-14)
20 Oakland (28-28-28-28-27-22-20-20-20-16-15-13-16-18)
21 Cleveland (5-13-16-20-13-19-19-19-21-25-23-19-17-22)
22 LA Chargers (8-7-11-15-16-18-22-23-25-18-22-20-22-23)
FOURTH TIER
23 Atlanta (10-19-10-17-22-24-28-28-28-28-27-23-25-25)
24 Carolina (20-20-24-22-19-14-11-12-15-15-17-18-19-20)
25 Jacksonville (22-21-22-21-21-21-21-21-17-20-21-21-23-24)
26 New York Jets (21-30-31-31-31-31-29-29-29-31-29-24-21-27)
27 Miami (32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-30-28-29-29-26)
28 Arizona (30-24-26-25-26-25-17-18-22-23-26-28-27-28)
29 Detroit (24-27-20-14-15-15-15-17-16-21-25-27-28-29)
30 Washington (27-29-29-29-29-29-30-30-30-29-31-31-30-30)
31 Cincinnati (26-26-27-30-30-30-31-31-31-32-32-32-32-31)
32 New York Giants (31-31-30-24-25-26-27-27-27-27-30-30-31-32)

BIGGEST RISERS: Denver (5 spots), Tampa Bay (4 spots), Green Bay, Kansas City and LA Rams (3 spots)

BIGGEST FALLERS: Dallas (5 spots), Carolina, Houston and Indianapolis (4 spots), New England (3 spots)

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

1 NFC WEST 45
2 NFC NORTH 56
3 AFC WEST 62
4 AFC SOUTH 63
5 NFC SOUTH 65
6 AFC NORTH 66
7 AFC EAST 72
8 NFC EAST 99

CONFERENCE RANKINGS:

1 AFC 263
2 NFC 265

Our Ultimate Quantitative Baseline (UQB) statistic simply adds together the ranking of seven different indexes: The FDH Lounge power rankings listed above, offensive yards gained, defensive yards allowed, 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        Baltimore    19
          SECOND TIER    
2        San Francisco 39
          THIRD TIER        
3        New Orleans  50
4        Kansas City 56
5        New England 58
          FOURTH TIER    
6        Minnesota   75
7        LA Rams     78
          FIFTH TIER         
8        Seattle         89
9        Dallas          93
10T    Tampa Bay  95
10T    Buffalo        95
12      Green Bay   97
13      Pittsburgh    98
14      Philadelphia 104
15      Chicago       107
16      Houston      110
17      Tennessee    114
18      LA Chargers 116
19      Cleveland    120
          SIXTH TIER        
20      Indianapolis 132
21      Denver        135
22      New York Jets 136
          SEVENTH TIER  
23      Detroit         149
24      Oakland       150
25      Atlanta        151
25      Jacksonville 157
          EIGHTH TIER     
27      Washington 169
28      Carolina       170
29      Cincinnati   176
30T    Arizona       181
30T    New York Giants 181
          NINTH TIER        
32      Miami          196

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

2019 NFL Week 14 power rankings


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

BIGGEST RISERS: Denver and Tampa Bay (5 spots), Chicago (4 spots), Pittsburgh (3 spots)

BIGGEST FALLERS: New York Jets (6 spots), Cleveland (5 spots)

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

1 NFC WEST 47
2 AFC SOUTH 54
3 NFC NORTH 62
4T AFC EAST 67
4T NFC SOUTH 67
6T AFC NORTH 69
6T AFC WEST 69
8 NFC EAST 92

CONFERENCE RANKINGS:

1 AFC 259
2 NFC 268

Monday, December 2, 2019

NBA power rankings for start of December


By Rick Morris

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

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

1 EAST 218
2 WEST 232

NHL power rankings for start of December


By Rick Morris

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


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

1 CENTRAL 12.86
2 METROPOLITAN 13.63
3 PACIFIC 15.88
4 ATLANTIC 19.88

RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE
1 WEST 28.74
2 EAST 33.51

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

2019 NFL Week 13 power rankings


By Rick Morris

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

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

BIGGEST RISERS: Buffalo and Tennessee (5 spots), New York Jets (3 spots)

BIGGEST FALLERS: Green Bay, Indianapolis and Oakland (3 spots)

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

1 NFC WEST 46
2 AFC SOUTH 54
3 NFC NORTH 61
4 AFC EAST 62
5 AFC NORTH 70
6 AFC WEST 73
7 NFC SOUTH 74
8 NFC EAST 91

CONFERENCE RANKINGS:

1 AFC 259
2 NFC 272

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

2019 NFL Week 12 power rankings


By Rick Morris

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

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

BIGGEST RISERS: New York Jets (5 spots), Atlanta and Cleveland (4 spots), Buffalo and LA Rams (3 spots)

BIGGEST FALLERS: Denver (5 spots), Houston and Pittsburgh (4 spots), Chicago and Philadelphia (3 spots)

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

1 NFC WEST 46
2 AFC SOUTH 56
3 AFC WEST 56
4 NFC NORTH 59
5 AFC EAST 70
6 NFC SOUTH 71
7 AFC NORTH 73
8 NFC EAST 77

CONFERENCE RANKINGS:

1 NFC 253
2 AFC 255

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

2019 NFL Week 11 power rankings


By Rick Morris


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


TOP TIER

1 San Francisco (15-15-13-10-8-6-3-3-2-1)

2 New England (2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2)

3 Green Bay (6-5-4-4-6-5-5-4-4-5)


4 New Orleans (13-6-19-9-3-2-2-2-3-3)

5 Baltimore (23-10-8-6-14-20-18-14-13-7)

6 Houston (12-17-14-7-10-9-6-6-6-4)

7 Seattle (14-12-6-16-17-7-4-11-12-11)

SECOND TIER

8 Minnesota (16-8-9-8-11-13-9-9-8-10)

9 Indianapolis (17-18-12-11-20-8-7-5-5-6)

10 Kansas City (3-3-2-2-2-3-8-8-9-9)

11 Philadelphia (1-2-5-12-4-4-10-15-11-13)

12 Dallas (11-11-7-5-5-11-14-7-7-8)

13 Pittsburgh (7-14-21-23-24-28-26-26-24-17)

14 LA Rams (4-4-3-3-7-10-13-10-10-12)

15 Oakland (28-28-28-28-27-22-20-20-20-16)

16 Tennessee (18-9-15-19-12-17-23-22-18-22)

17 Carolina (20-20-24-22-19-14-11-12-15-15)

18 Buffalo (29-22-18-13-18-16-16-13-14-14)

THIRD TIER

19 Chicago (9-16-17-18-9-12-12-16-19-24)

20 Denver (19-23-25-27-28-27-25-25-23-19)

21 Jacksonville (22-21-22-21-21-21-21-21-17-20)

22 LA Chargers (8-7-11-15-16-18-22-23-25-18)

23 Cleveland (5-13-16-20-13-19-19-19-21-25)

24 Tampa Bay (25-25-23-26-23-23-24-24-26-26)

25 Detroit (24-27-20-14-15-15-15-17-16-21)

26 Arizona (30-24-26-25-26-25-17-18-22-23)

FOURTH TIER

27 Atlanta (10-19-10-17-22-24-28-28-28-28)

28 Miami (32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-30)

29 New York Jets (21-30-31-31-31-31-29-29-29-31)

30 New York Giants (31-31-30-24-25-26-27-27-27-27)

31 Washington (27-29-29-29-29-29-30-30-30-29)

32 Cincinnati (26-26-27-30-30-30-31-31-31-32)


BIGGEST RISERS: Tennessee (6 spots), Chicago and Pittsburgh (5 spots), Seattle (4 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Buffalo, Dallas, Detroit and LA Chargers (4 spots), Arizona, Indianapolis and NY Giants (3 spots)


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


1 NFC WEST 48

2 AFC SOUTH 52

3 NFC NORTH 55

4 AFC WEST 67

5 NFC SOUTH 72

6 AFC SOUTH 73

7 AFC EAST 77

8 NFC EAST 84


CONFERENCE RANKINGS:


1 NFC 259

2 AFC 269

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2019 NFL Week 10 power rankings and FDH UQB midseason ratings


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from the start of the season are in parentheses.  Also, below the power rankings, we have our FDH UQB midseason ratings.


TOP TIER

1 San Francisco (15-15-13-10-8-6-3-3-2)

2 New England (2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1)

3 New Orleans (13-6-19-9-3-2-2-2-3)

SECOND TIER

4 Houston (12-17-14-7-10-9-6-6-6)

5 Green Bay (6-5-4-4-6-5-5-4-4)

6 Indianapolis (17-18-12-11-20-8-7-5-5)

7 Baltimore (23-10-8-6-14-20-18-14-13)

8 Dallas (11-11-7-5-5-11-14-7-7)

9 Kansas City (3-3-2-2-2-3-8-8-9)

10 Minnesota (16-8-9-8-11-13-9-9-8)

11 Seattle (14-12-6-16-17-7-4-11-12)

12 LA Rams (4-4-3-3-7-10-13-10-10)

13 Philadelphia (1-2-5-12-4-4-10-15-11)

14 Buffalo (29-22-18-13-18-16-16-13-14)

15 Carolina (20-20-24-22-19-14-11-12-15)

THIRD TIER

16 Oakland (28-28-28-28-27-22-20-20-20)

17 Pittsburgh (7-14-21-23-24-28-26-26-24)

18 LA Chargers (8-7-11-15-16-18-22-23-25)

FOURTH TIER

19 Denver (19-23-25-27-28-27-25-25-23)

20 Jacksonville (22-21-22-21-21-21-21-21-17)

21 Detroit (24-27-20-14-15-15-15-17-16)

22 Tennessee (18-9-15-19-12-17-23-22-18)

23 Arizona (30-24-26-25-26-25-17-18-22)

24 Chicago (9-16-17-18-9-12-12-16-19)

25 Cleveland (5-13-16-20-13-19-19-19-21)

FIFTH TIER

26 Tampa Bay (25-25-23-26-23-23-24-24-26)

27 New York Giants (31-31-30-24-25-26-27-27-27)

28 Atlanta (10-19-10-17-22-24-28-28-28)

SIXTH TIER

29 Washington (27-29-29-29-29-29-30-30-30)

30 Miami (32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32-32)

31 New York Jets (21-30-31-31-31-31-29-29-29)

32 Cincinnati (26-26-27-30-30-30-31-31-31)


BIGGEST RISERS: LA Chargers and Pittsburgh (7 spots), Baltimore (6 spots), Denver and Oakland (4 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Chicago and Detroit (5 spots), Cleveland and Tennessee (4 spots), Jacksonville (3 spots)


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


1 NFC WEST 47

2 AFC SOUTH 52

3 NFC NORTH 60

4 AFC WEST 62

5 NFC SOUTH 72

6T NFC EAST 77

6T AFC EAST 77

8 AFC NORTH 81


CONFERENCE RANKINGS:


1 NFC 256

2 AFC 272


Our Ultimate Quantitative Baseline (UQB) statistic simply adds together the ranking of seven different indexes: The FDH Lounge power rankings listed above, offensive yards gained, defensive yards allowed, 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

1 San Francisco 42

SECOND TIER

2 New England 53

3 New Orleans 55

4 Baltimore 59

5 Minnesota 60

6 Kansas City 61

7 Dallas 62

8 Houston 69

THIRD TIER

9 LA Rams 83

FOURTH TIER

10 Jacksonville 101

11T Green Bay 102

11T Philadelphia 102

13 Indianapolis 107

14 Seattle 108

15 Oakland 112

16 Carolina 114

17 Detroit 117

18 LA Chargers 118

19 Chicago 119

20 Pittsburgh 120

21 Tampa Bay 128

22 Denver 129

23 Buffalo 130

24 Cleveland 137

FIFTH TIER

25 Tennessee 148

SIXTH TIER

26 New York Jets 167

27 Atlanta 170

28 Arizona 171

29 New York Giants 178

30 Cincinnati 180

31 Washington 182

SEVENTH TIER

32 Miami 211