Analyzing the 2010 NFL Strength of Schedule List

June 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

No doubt you have seen what we call the “classic” strength of schedule, which is based on a team’s schedule and the records of their opponents in 2009, published in various places.
This analysis has been done this way for many years now.
Two years ago, PossessionPoints.com looked at Strength of Schedule (SOS) based on our Relative Performance Rankings (RPM). We have explained this in detail in other articles .
But to put it simply, this measures how a team performed for the season based on our in-game PossessionPoints statistic.
To us, statistics are just data, which only become information if some useful conclusion can be drawn from the data. So, we looked at the traditional SOS rankings for the prior two years.
We found the average position of the teams that made the playoffs was 15.8 in the rankings. We looked at our RPM rank and found it was only marginally better, at 16.6, for the teams that made the playoffs.
While our RPM out-perfo...

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