Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NFL: Week 6 APR vs ESPN

What this is

A comparison of APR's Week 6 power rankings with ESPN's rankings for the same week of games. This acts as a sanity check (both ways) to see what teams are over- or underrated.

Only teams that are at least 9 positions apart are listed. The number in parentheses is the difference between APR's rank and ESPN's rank.

Teams ESPN likes more than APR:

Saints (+11)
The Saints finally get a solid win in the regular season. APR moves them up 9 spots, but it's going to take one win over a weak team before APR will put them near the top 10.
Buccaneers (+10)
APR drops the Buccaneers 17 spots from last week, which may be a bit harsh. But the teams they beat are a combined 3-13. Yeah, they're still 3-2, but if they make it to 8 wins this year, it will be thanks mostly to a very soft schedule.
On the bubble:
Cardinals, Texans (+7)

Teams APR likes more than ESPN:

Nobody outside the -8 spot threshold
On the bubble:
Cowboys, Broncos (-8)