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04 October 2004 @ 11:04 pm
Football  
Well, another week goes by, and my team finally wins a game (they're starting to look better, but they've got some issues. For the interested -- ha -- I rank them 25th this week). So, here are this week's rankings:

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (4-0)
  2. Minnesota Vikings (2-1)
  3. New England Patriots (3-0)
  4. New York Giants (3-1)
  5. Indianapolis Colts (3-1)

And now that we've got at least three games under the belt for each team (and four for most), it's time to start trying to predict next week's winners (predicted winner in CAPS):

  • VIKINGS @ Texans
  • Raiders @ COLTS
  • BUCCANEERS @ Saints
  • GIANTS @ Cowboys
  • BROWNS @ Steelers
  • Lions @ FALCONS
  • Dolphins @ PATRIOTS
  • Bills @ JETS
  • JAGUARS @ Chargers
  • Rams @ SEAHAWKS
  • CARDINALS @ 49ers
  • Panthers @ BRONCOS
  • Ravens @ REDSKINS
  • Titans @ PACKERS

Take it for what it's worth. None of these predictions seem terribly far-fetched, at least.
 
 
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DeeDerangedeederange on October 5th, 2004 06:29 am (UTC)
How can the Pats be in third place if the Vikings have lost a game?
Douglas Triggs: girdoubt72 on October 6th, 2004 12:55 am (UTC)
Well, it's based on inscrutible things the computer decides are important (er, ah, the programmer decided was important), namely, the strength of opponents and the margin of victory in addition to wins and losses. Actually, it doesn't pay the slightest attention to wins and losses, except insofar as the margin of victory might be positive or negative for a given team.

In other words, I guess the computer wasn't that impressed by wins over Buffalo and Arizona. :p