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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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