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Week 9 BES Rankings

After nine weeks, the BES is still holding steady at 64.4 percent accuracy in predicting straight-up game outcomes. The record now stands at 65-36 (.644) after a 10-4 showing in Week 9. This week’s rankings unveil the Bengals (8-0) as the new No. 1 team in the BES. This ends a five-week reign by the Patriots (8-0) who previously held the position since …

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Week 8 BES Rankings

After a rather wild Week 8 in the NFL, our latest BES rankings reveals some shifting among the Top-5 as well as newcomers to the Top-10 who might be mounting a second half surge toward the postseason. The Patriots hold No. 1 for a fifth consecutive week after sweeping the first round of their AFC East battles. They arguably won’t face …

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Week 7 BES Rankings

After seven weeks of regular season action, the BES is holding steady with a 64% accuracy rate in predicting game outcomes based purely on its rankings. The BES now owns a record of 47-26 (.644) after going 10-4 in Week 7. This week’s rankings present a new look to the BES Top-10 with the Giants (4-3) at No. 9 and the Colts (3-4) at …

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Week 6 BES Rankings

As the regular season nears its midway point, the frequency of key divisional clashes will increase thus dramatically altering the face of the BES rankings. However, as it stands the BES Top-10 remains intact for a third consecutive week, allowing no new teams to enter its ranks. The Patriots (5-0) have now stretched their reign at No. 1 to three …

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Week 5 BES Rankings

As of Week 5 the BES is 29-16 (.644) in predicting the outcome of games. That’s not a bad percentage considering that a 64% win rate over the course of a 16-game season equals 10 wins, good enough for a wildcard berth in the postseason. As for this week’s rankings, there is little movement to report among the Top-10. The group …

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Week 4 BES Rankings

The regular season is four weeks in and the dust is beginning to settle. The Patriots (3-0) are the new team atop our rankings this week, replacing the Broncos (4-0) who enjoyed a three-week reign at No. 1. The Broncos’ 23-20 win over the Vikings (No. 9) is what ultimately caused their slide. Though the Vikings lost, they arguably gave the Broncos their most …

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Week 3 BES Rankings

One measure of the quality of power rankings is how accurate they are in predicting game outcomes. The BES was 10-6 (.625) in Week 3, winning by an average of 16.5 points while losing by an average of 10.3 points. Overall, it was a very solid showing for the BES. As for this week’s rankings, a glance at the top-10 reveals some familiar postseason combatants as only the Falcons (No. …

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Week 2 BES Rankings

With the 2015 regular NFL season now two weeks old, the first issue of the BES rankings clearly reflects the strangeness that has occurred thus far. The Colts (No. 32), Seahawks (No. 25), Ravens (No. 24) and Lions (No. 30) – teams who were in the playoffs last January – have yet to register a win and it is vividly depicted by …

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