TMFL So I'm a stat nerd and numbers guy, so I thought I would bring something to TMFL (since I don't get to do many game recaps). So here are the TMFL Computer Rankings based on Pro Football Talk's "Simple Rating System." The concept is pretty simple (hence the name) and you can read more about it at the above link or at this one from Smart Football. It essentially uses a team's margin of victory as their rating but then adjusts for their opponents to determine a strength of schedule. For example, my team (the Cardinals) have an MOV of -1.43, and my opponents have an average MOV of -.96, so my actual rating would be -2.39. Well, now that my rating has updated, so has every other team. I put this into Excel, and it basically runs it over and over until the numbers stop adjusting. It would be good to skim through the links as they explain in detail what the system does and doesn't do as well as limits to it. It doesn't account for wins and losses and only uses margin of victory as the rating for a team. It isn't bad for a league like this since homefield doesn't really matter, but sims would pretty much eff it up, as those are weighted the same as other games. They will be more reliable once every team has had their bye weeks over and has the same number of games tl; dr - this computer ranking uses margin of victory to assign a rating to each team. So here they are through Week 7; I'll make a new post each week with the updated rankings. The first chart is the rankings by week, and the second has the details for this week.