Fantasy Index Scheduletron -- strength-of-schedule analysis
AP power rankings say Browns have toughest schedule
Posted Aug. 02 at 10:36 AM
The Associated Press is doing a weekly power ranking poll this year. It takes the rankings from 12 observers of the league – Rich Gannon, Chris Berman, Cris Collinsworth and others – and averages them into a poll.
They use the scoring system of 32 points for a first-place vote, 31 for a second-place vote, and so on. (Though to simplify and sharpen the rankings, we changed them to 31 down to 0 points for the last-place vote.)
If you then take those numbers and plug them into a Strength-of-Schedule calculator, the Patriots, Bills and Texans project to play the three easiest schedules in the league. Then there’s a sizeable drop to the next tier of schedules.
At the other end of the spectrum, the Browns, Giants and Cowboys project to play the hardest schedules. And the Ravens (who tied for last in our own version of the power ranking strength of schedule last week), as just a smidge behind the Cowboys, grading out with schedule No. 29.
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE (Power rankings)
2414 New England
2712 NY Jets
2744 Green Bay
2784 San Francisco
2884 Kansas City
2913 St. Louis
2972 San Diego
3054 Tampa Bay
3316 New Orleans
3411 NY Giants
Here’s how the AP’s panel currently grades the teams …
ASSOCIATED PRESS "PRO32" POWER RANKINGS
362 Green Bay
357 New England
350 NY Giants
324 San Francisco
260 New Orleans
204 San Diego
177 NY Jets
170 Kansas City
88 Tampa Bay
43 St. Louis
Posted by ERIC SCOLNICK | Aug. 02 at 01:09 PM
How is the strength of schedule if you remove week 17?
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