Monday, July 16, 2007

The Best Divisions

NOTE: This post was written 7/25/07, 0051 CDT, and ante-dated so it was lower on the front page.

This post is a raw data dump of the best NFL divisions since the merger before the 1970 season. The divisions are ranked by their Pythagorean wins, using the exponent 2.37. All win totals are for a 4-team division (simple division was used to turn 5 or 6 team divisions into 4 team ones), and based on a 16-game season. This post is based on this Football Outsiders column.

1976 AFCC 39.75
2004 AFCE 39.28
1984 AFCW 38.96
1970 NFCC 38.92
1975 AFCC 38.88
2002 NFCS 38.51
2005 AFCW 37.84
2002 AFCW 37.26
1986 NFCW 37.05
1992 NFCW 37.04
1989 NFCW 37.02
1974 NFCE 36.88
1976 NFCC 36.83
1990 AFCW 36.74
1991 NFCW 36.65
1981 NFCE 36.60
1995 AFCW 36.39
1999 AFCE 36.32
1979 AFCW 36.21
1982 NFCE 36.20
1977 AFCC 36.03
1972 NFCC 35.96
1993 NFCE 35.85
1992 NFCE 35.74
1977 NFCW 35.67
2006 AFCE 35.66
1988 NFCW 35.64
1998 AFCE 35.52
2004 AFCW 35.33
2006 AFCN 35.31
2003 AFCE 35.20
2002 AFCE 35.20
2005 NFCE 35.01
1979 AFCC 34.96
1983 NFCW 34.90
1970 NFCE 34.82
1985 AFCW 34.77
1992 AFCC 34.72
1984 NFCE 34.71
1978 AFCC 34.68
1998 NFCC 34.67
1988 AFCC 34.63
1989 AFCC 34.57
1991 AFCW 34.51
1990 NFCE 34.50
1995 NFCC 34.47
1977 AFCW 34.45
1991 NFCE 34.39
1972 AFCC 34.37
1999 AFCW 34.35
1993 AFCW 34.35
2000 AFCE 34.27
1973 AFCW 34.19
1971 NFCW 34.15
1997 AFCC 34.14
1986 AFCW 34.10
1978 NFCE 34.05
1997 NFCC 34.05
1971 NFCC 34.01
2004 AFCN 34.00
2001 NFCC 33.98
1973 NFCW 33.96
1984 NFCW 33.91
1978 AFCW 33.85
2005 AFCN 33.81
1980 AFCC 33.68
1971 AFCW 33.67
1997 AFCW 33.63
1989 AFCW 33.62
2006 NFCE 33.54
1987 AFCE 33.48
1987 NFCW 33.46
1972 AFCW 33.45
1975 AFCE 33.39
1988 AFCE 33.36
1990 NFCW 33.31
1996 AFCC 33.26
1987 AFCC 33.22
2000 AFCC 33.19
1985 AFCE 33.06
1999 NFCC 33.00
1970 AFCW 32.98
1977 NFCE 32.95
1996 AFCW 32.85
1998 NFCW 32.85
1980 NFCE 32.71
1974 AFCE 32.69
2001 AFCW 32.66
1973 NFCE 32.64
1979 AFCE 32.61
2003 NFCW 32.57
2002 NFCE 32.56
1981 AFCW 32.48
1979 NFCE 32.48
1974 AFCC 32.42
1975 NFCE 32.41
2000 NFCC 32.41
2001 AFCC 32.38
2005 NFCS 32.32
1995 NFCW 32.31
1982 AFCE 32.26
1986 NFCE 32.21
1993 NFCC 32.19
1980 NFCW 32.18
2000 AFCW 32.17
1983 NFCE 32.15
1996 NFCC 32.12
1980 AFCE 32.11
1994 AFCE 32.09
1993 AFCC 32.09
2003 AFCS 32.07
1996 AFCE 32.06
1987 NFCE 32.06
2005 AFCS 32.05
1994 NFCC 32.00
1983 AFCW 31.99
1980 AFCW 31.97
1994 NFCE 31.97
1986 AFCC 31.94
1973 AFCE 31.90
1985 NFCC 31.90
2001 NFCW 31.87
1994 NFCW 31.87
2003 NFCN 31.87
1998 AFCW 31.80
1976 NFCE 31.79
1994 AFCC 31.78
1977 AFCE 31.77
1971 NFCE 31.72
2004 AFCS 31.72
2006 AFCW 31.70
1981 AFCC 31.69
1988 NFCC 31.69
1994 AFCW 31.68
1974 AFCW 31.54
2006 AFCS 31.54
1973 AFCC 31.49
1982 AFCW 31.47
2001 AFCE 31.46
1982 NFCC 31.44
2003 AFCW 31.40
1987 AFCW 31.38
1978 AFCE 31.33
1971 AFCE 31.30
1985 NFCE 31.20
1981 NFCC 31.17
1976 AFCE 31.16
1983 AFCC 31.11
1990 AFCC 31.10
1972 NFCE 31.10
1997 AFCE 31.08
1996 NFCE 31.07
2004 NFCS 31.00
2003 AFCN 30.99
1970 NFCW 30.98
1999 AFCC 30.97
2000 NFCE 30.94
1985 NFCW 30.91
2003 NFCS 30.80
1989 NFCE 30.79
1996 NFCW 30.78
1973 NFCC 30.76
1972 NFCW 30.75
1974 NFCC 30.74
2006 NFCN 30.71
1981 AFCE 30.67
1981 NFCW 30.61
1983 AFCE 30.51
1997 NFCE 30.46
1989 NFCC 30.40
2004 NFCE 30.36
1982 AFCC 30.26
2002 AFCS 30.24
2000 NFCW 30.14
1995 AFCC 30.09
2001 NFCE 30.05
1988 NFCE 29.98
1986 NFCC 29.85
1980 NFCC 29.85
1990 AFCE 29.79
1991 AFCC 29.79
1978 NFCC 29.71
1983 NFCC 29.63
1972 AFCE 29.59
1975 NFCC 29.49
1995 NFCE 29.46
1975 NFCW 29.43
1990 NFCC 29.20
1993 NFCW 29.17
1993 AFCE 29.16
1985 AFCC 29.16
1992 NFCC 29.11
1976 AFCW 29.10
2005 NFCN 29.09
2003 NFCE 29.03
1986 AFCE 29.01
1971 AFCC 28.95
1984 NFCC 28.85
1999 NFCW 28.83
1995 AFCE 28.80
1991 NFCC 28.75
1997 NFCW 28.62
1992 AFCW 28.61
1999 NFCE 28.58
2002 AFCN 28.57
2004 NFCN 28.48
1976 NFCW 28.29
1987 NFCC 28.28
1970 AFCC 28.08
1978 NFCW 27.98
2005 NFCW 27.95
2006 NFCS 27.70
1984 AFCE 27.59
1979 NFCW 27.58
1984 AFCC 27.56
1989 AFCE 27.45
1979 NFCC 27.35
1982 NFCW 27.28
1998 AFCC 27.13
1991 AFCE 27.11
1975 AFCW 26.98
1970 AFCE 26.95
2005 AFCE 26.89
1992 AFCE 26.83
2002 NFCW 26.59
2006 NFCW 26.56
2002 NFCN 26.46
1988 AFCW 26.41
1998 NFCE 26.05
1974 NFCW 24.66
2004 NFCW 24.23
1977 NFCC 21.89

2 comments:

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