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Week 1 PPYA Power Rankings

So week 1 is in the books. Time to crunch the numbers and see how the Points Per Yard Look. For a brief intro to what this is read this.

No big surprises in this. Hoep you enjoy. And no using this for betting. if you do and lose, I'm not responsibe. (Of course if you do and win, I want a cut! :) )

keep scrolling down. For some reason putting a table into this is pushing it way down.  this is only after one week so statistically ranking teams this early is somewhat foolish but still fun to do. if the 2004-2005 season is anything to judge, tehse stats should eventually even out to be between -0.03 and +0.03


































PPYA Power Rank Team OPAPY OPSPY PPYA
1 San Diego 0 0.0894 0.0894
2 Baltimore 0 0.07749 0.07749
3 Cincinnati 0.0346 0.09746 0.06286
4 Chicago 0 0.0554 0.0554
5 Indianapolis 0.0485 0.07951 0.03101
6 Jacksonville 0.05263 0.07818 0.02554
7 Atlanta 0.02791 0.05195 0.02404
8 Arizona 0.0687 0.09264 0.02394
9 St. Louis 0.03861 0.05625 0.01764
10 Cleveland 0.05828 0.07527 0.01699
11 Philadelphia 0.04149 0.05442 0.01293
12 Seattle 0.0239 0.03409 0.01019
13 New York (A) 0.04878 0.05852 0.00974
14 Pittsburgh 0.06115 0.06433 0.00318
15 Minnesota 0.06015 0.06149 0.00134
16 New England 0.04583 0.04702 0.00119
17 Washington 0.06149 0.06015 -0.00134
18 Miami 0.06433 0.06115 -0.00318
19 Buffalo 0.05329 0.04583 -0.00746
20 Tennessee 0.05852 0.04878 -0.00974
21 Detroit 0.03409 0.0239 -0.01019
22 Houston 0.05442 0.04149 -0.01293
23 New Orleans 0.07527 0.05828 -0.01699
24 Denver 0.05625 0.03861 -0.01764
25 San Francisco 0.09264 0.0687 -0.02394
26 Carolina 0.05195 0.02791 -0.02404
27 Dallas 0.07818 0.05263 -0.02554
28 New York (N) 0.07951 0.0485 -0.03101
29 Green Bay 0.0554 0 -0.0554
30 Kansas City 0.09746 0.0346 -0.06286
31 Tampa Bay 0.07749 0 -0.07749
32 Oakland 0.0894 0 -0.0894

(remember, PPYA is the difference between Offensive Points Allowed Per Yard and Offensive Points Scored Per Yard - a sort of overall points per yard. positive means you are scoring more per yard in the game than you are allowing).

Froma  Colts perspective, the most interesting thing about this is that while the Colts and Giants played a close game on the scoreboard, in terms of points per yard the Colts were a far better team than the Giants.

Some other interesting results: is San Diego really that good, or is Oakland just that bad? We will see as these stats mature.

Lowest Ranked Winner: Despite winning the game, New Orleans has a -0.01699 PPYA, putting them at #23. This highlights why these stats certainly aren't rock solid.

Highest Ranked Loser: Since we're 1 game in, it will be Cleveland after the loss to the Saints. They scored only 5 fewer points but on about 57% of the yardage.  I didn't watch the game, but is this becaus eof good field position on punt returns, kick returns or interceptions? Anyone who watched the game and would like to comment on this please do.

Here are the Offensive and Defensive rankings if you are so interested.
Defensive Ranking

































OPAPY rank Team OPAPY yards allowed rank rank difference
1 San Diego 0 (17) (+16)
1 Baltimore 0 (2) (+1)
1 Chicago 0 (12) (+11)
4 Seattle 0.0239 (8) (4)
5 Atlanta 0.02791 (4) (-1)
6 Detroit 0.03409 (10) (4)
7 Cincinnati 0.0346 (15) (8)
8 St. Louis 0.03861 (9) (1)
9 Philadelphia 0.04149 (7) (-2)
10 New England 0.04583 (6) (-4)
11 Indianapolis 0.0485 (31) (20)
12 New York (A) 0.04878 (24) (12)
13 Carolina 0.05195 (28) (15)
14 Jacksonville 0.05263 (21) (7)
15 Buffalo 0.05329 (19) (4)
16 Houston 0.05442 (32) (16)
17 Green Bay 0.0554 (26) (9)
18 Denver 0.05625 (20) (2)
19 Cleveland 0.05828 (22) (3)
20 Tennessee 0.05852 (29) (9)
21 Minnesota 0.06015 (11) (-10)
22 Pittsburgh 0.06115 (14) (-8)
23 Washington 0.06149 (18) (-5)
24 Miami 0.06433 (25) (1)
25 Arizona 0.0687 (30) (5)
26 New Orleans 0.07527 (3) (-23)
27 Tampa Bay 0.07749 (13) (-14)
28 Dallas 0.07818 (17) (-11)
29 New York (N) 0.07951 (23) (-6)
30 Oakland 0.0894 (16) (-14)
31 San Francisco 0.09264 (27) (-4)
32 Kansas City 0.09746 (5) (-27)

pretty obvious who the #1s would be. The Colts' bend-don't-break defense once again has their OPAPY ranking much higher than their just plain yards allowed rank.

Offensive Ranking

































OPSPY rank Team OPSPY yards gained rank rank difference
1 Cincinnati 0.09746 (28) (27)
2 Arizona 0.09264 (6) (4)
3 San Diego 0.0894 (17) (14)
4 Indianapolis 0.07951 (10) (6)
5 Jacksonville 0.07818 (16) (11)
6 Baltimore 0.07749 (20) (14)
7 Cleveland 0.07527 (30) (23)
8 San Francisco 0.0687 (4) (-4)
9 Pittsburgh 0.06433 (8) (-1)
10 Minnesota 0.06149 (15) (5)
11 Miami 0.06115 (19) (8)
12 Washington 0.06015 (22) (10)
13 New York (A) 0.05852 (3) (-10)
14 New Orleans 0.05828 (11) (-3)
15 St. Louis 0.05625 (13) (-2)
16 Chicago 0.0554 (7) (-9)
17 Philadelphia 0.05442 (1) (-16)
18 Dallas 0.05263 (12) (-6)
19 Atlanta 0.05195 (5) (-14)
20 Tennessee 0.04878 (9) (-11)
21 New York (N) 0.0485 (2) (-19)
22 New England 0.04702 (14) (-8)
23 Buffalo 0.04583 (27) (4)
24 Houston 0.04149 (26) (2)
25 Denver 0.03861 (24) (-1)
26 Kansas City 0.0346 (18) (-8)
27 Seattle 0.03409 (23) (-4)
28 Carolina 0.02791 (29) (1)
29 Detroit 0.0239 (25) (-4)
30 Tampa Bay 0 () (-30)
30 Green Bay 0 (21) (-9)
30 Oakland 0 () (-32)

Hope for Colts fans despite the bad running game against the giants. 4th best Points Scored Per Yard in the first week. Cincinatti's offense looks like it's picking up where it left off last year. And the Patriots... maybe they needed Deion Branch more than they want to admit. What's wrong with Seattle? Week 1 starting off slow? A surprisingly good Lions defense? Or are they just bad this year because of losses on the O-Line?

Sorry for the wierd formatting with the tables getting pushed down. Will hopefully get that sorted out as the weeks go on.

Stay tuned. We'll see how things change as the season goes on. Hope you find this interesting and feel free to leave comments below.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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