Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NFL Week 10 APR vs. ESPN

What this is

A comparison of APR's Week 10 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 with the widest differential are listed. The number in parentheses is the difference between APR's rank and ESPN's rank.

Teams ESPN likes more than APR:

Colts (+9)
ESPN holds the Colts at #11, which gives APR a chance to move them a little closer. If they can at least stay close to the Patriots next week, the Colts could even drop off this list all together.
On the bubble
Nobody closer than +5 (Cardinals, Eagles, Falcons, Ravens)

Teams APR likes more than ESPN:

Panthers (-11)
I don't have anything to add here to what I wrote last week. Except that if the Panthers continue to lose by multiple scores, APR will continue to drop them (and since ESPN has them at #29, that means they almost have to get closer together).
On the bubble
Rams (-6)