Super Bowl Championship Series Standings

If the BCS ran the NFL, the standings would be a little different, writes Brad Edwards.

Updated: December 5, 2006, 6:09 PM ET
By Brad Edwards | ESPN.com

For the Super Bowl Championship Series standings, the formula is almost identical to that of the BCS Standings. We used two polls (ESPN.com's power rankings and Pro Football Weekly rankings) and six computer ratings (Sagarin, Massey, Greenfield, Moore, Gabrielle and Coffey). Just as in the BCS, the high and low computer ranking are thrown out, and the other four are averaged. Unlike the BCS, five of the six computer programs are considering margin of victory (only Massey is not).

Because we don't have the actual voting points for the polls, we are taking each team's average between the two polls and making that number count as two-thirds of the SBCS average. Normally, each poll would separately count as one-third of the formula. Points for the polls and computers are assigned by giving 32 points for each No. 1 ranking, 31 points for each No. 2 ranking and so on ... all the way down to one point for being ranked last (as the Lions virtually are across the board). The averages shown on the standings table are a reflection of that team's percentage of a perfect score.

Super Bowl Championship Series Standings
Team ESPN PFW poll Poll avg. Poll rank Comp. points Comp. avg. Comp. rank SBCS avg.
1. Chargers 32 32 1.00 1 123 0.961 2 0.987
2. Bears 29 31 0.938 3 126 0.984 1 0.953
3. Colts 31 30 0.953 2 119 0.930 3 0.945
4. Patriots 28 29 0.891 5 119 0.930 4 0.904
5. Cowboys 30 28 0.906 4 108 0.844 6 0.885
6. Ravens 27 27 0.844 6 112 0.875 5 0.854
7. Saints 26 26 0.813 7 94 0.734 9 0.786
8. Bengals 25 24 0.766 8 102 0.797 8 0.776
9. Jaguars 23 20 0.672 10 103 0.805 7 0.716
10. Jets 22 21 0.672 11 94 0.734 10 0.693
11. Seahawks 24 25 0.766 9 68 0.531 16 0.688
12. Broncos 20 23 0.672 12 89 0.695 11 0.680
13. Chiefs 21 22 0.672 13 79 0.617 13 0.654
14. Giants 18 18 0.563 14 82 0.641 12 0.589
15. Eagles 16 19 0.547 15 75 0.586 14 0.560
16. Falcons 19 16 0.547 16 50 0.391 21 0.495
17. Titans 17 13 0.469 18 68 0.531 17 0.490
18. Panthers 15 17 0.500 17 60 0.469 19 0.490
19. Steelers 14 14 0.438 19 63 0.492 18 0.456
20. Dolphins 13 15 0.438 20 52 0.406 20 0.427
21. Bills 12 9 0.328 23 69 0.539 15 0.398
22. Vikings 9 10 0.297 24 42 0.328 22 0.307
23. 49ers 11 11 0.344 21 25 0.195 26 0.294
24. Rams 10 12 0.344 22 24 0.188 27 0.292
25. Redskins 8 8 0.250 25 33 0.258 25 0.253
26. Browns 7 6 0.203 26 42 0.328 23 0.245
27. Texans 6 5 0.172 28 37 0.289 24 0.211
28. Packers 5 7 0.188 27 18 0.141 28 0.172
29. Bucs 3 4 0.109 29 15 0.117 29 0.112
30. Cardinals 4 3 0.109 30 12 0.094 31 0.104
31. Raiders 2 2 0.063 31 15 0.117 30 0.081
32. Lions 1 1 0.031 32 4 0.031 32 0.031

How The Computers Rank The Teams
Team Sagarin Massey Greenfield Moore Gabrielle Coffey
1. Chargers 31 31 32 29 31 30
2. Bears 32 29 31 32 32 31
3. Colts 29 32 29 25 29 32
4. Patriots 30 30 30 28 30 29
5. Cowboys 27 27 27 27 27 27
6. Ravens 28 28 28 31 28 28
7. Saints 23 23 21 24 24 24
8. Bengals 26 26 25 30 25 25
9. Jaguars 25 22 26 26 26 26
10. Jets 24 25 24 23 20 23
11. Seahawks 14 19 13 21 17 18
12. Broncos 21 24 23 18 23 22
13. Chiefs 20 20 17 20 22 19
14. Giants 22 18 22 16 21 21
15. Eagles 18 17 18 22 19 20
16. Falcons 12 13 9 13 12 13
17. Titans 19 21 19 14 11 16
18. Panthers 16 15 14 15 16 14
19. Steelers 15 14 16 17 18 15
20. Dolphins 13 12 15 11 15 12
21. Bills 17 16 20 19 14 17
22. Vikings 11 9 10 10 13 11
23. 49ers 6 7 6 7 5 6
24. Rams 7 6 4 4 8 7
25. Redskins 8 8 8 6 9 9
26. Browns 10 11 11 12 10 8
27. Texans 9 10 12 8 7 10
28. Packers 4 4 7 2 6 4
29. Buccaneers 5 5 2 1 3 5
30. Cardinals 2 2 3 9 4 3
31. Raiders 3 3 5 5 2 2
32. Lions 1 1 1 3 1 1

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