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