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Power Rankings

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Gibbo100, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Gibbo100

    Gibbo100 BoltTalker

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  2. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Rankings don't mean a thing, unless you are the Chargers... The team is pretty close to this:

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  3. Lance19

    Lance19 BoltTalker

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    In theory, power rankings are the product of sharp football minds,
    weighing all the relevant strengths and weaknesses of each team to express
    how strong ("powerful") each team is relative to all others at this point in time.

    Thus, hypothetically, a team that is 6-6, but on a 5 game winning streak over great opponents
    could be currently "stronger" than a 9-3 team that started 9-0, but has looked
    awful lately, being pounded in their 3 most recent games...by terrible teams.
    (and if a team like the Cowboys has a bad record, but now has their QB back, that would be huge)
    Well, that's how power rankings are supposed to work.

    In reality, however, 90+ percent of the time, "power rankings" are merely a lazy print out
    of team records (an 11-1 team being the "#1" ranked team, and a 0-12 team at #32)
    with just a tiny bit of variance...the occasional 5-7 team might be 2 slots in front of a 6-6 team... :whistling:
    In short: Great concept. But in reality: Rarely little more than the teams' known records
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  4. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    ^^^And also usually jaded by some teams that are more popular than others...
     
  5. House of Hayne

    House of Hayne Chargers Smash

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    And the NFL loves to blow them some pats
     
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