The RPI ranking shown below is measure a team's strength of schedule and how a team performs against that schedule. This index considers whether a team won or lost but not the margin of the victory. More weight is given to teams playing and winning games on the road. The PRD index is an excellent indicator of a teams success straight up. It has a positive correlation to the number of games a team wins. It simply subtracts a team's Defensive Passer Rating (the passer rating of a teams opponents) from its Offensive Passer Rating. See the meaning of all the indexes here here.

SU Rankings (2004)
Rank Team RPI # REL # PRD # YPPS # YPPA #
1 Patriots Patriots 63.94 1 14.1 1 20.4 4 12.8 3 19.3 2
2 Colts Colts 58.39 3 11.8 2 27.7 1 12.7 2 16.7 7
3 Chargers Chargers 55.02 7 8.2 3 23.3 2 12.9 4 17.3 6
4 Eagles Eagles 56.83 5 8.1 4 20.6 3 14.6 10 19.6 1
5 Steelers Steelers 62.1 2 7.8 5 18.7 5 14.2 8 15.3 15
6 Ravens Ravens 55.65 6 5.3 8 2.7 12 13.8 6 17.9 5
7 Bills Bills 53.85 8 7.2 6 11.5 10 11.9 1 14.9 20
8 Jets Jets 57.5 4 6.2 7 11.6 9 16.5 23 19 3
9 Panthers Panthers 48.11 21 0.6 12 15 6 14.7 11 15.9 12
10 Bengals Bengals 53.25 9 1.3 11 -2.5 16 13.7 5 14.7 22
11 Vikings Vikings 50.16 15 0.2 14 14.2 7 15.8 16 15 17
12 Chiefs Chiefs 51.14 13 4.9 9 -2.6 17 13.9 7 13.9 25
13 Falcons Falcons 52.54 12 -0.2 16 -12.4 25 14.3 9 15.4 13
14 Jaguars Jaguars 52.75 11 -0.1 15 -1.3 14 19.2 32 18.3 4
15 Seahawks Seahawks 48.45 19 -2.7 19 0.8 13 15.5 14 15 17
15 Broncos Broncos 52.96 10 4.1 10 2.8 11 16.8 27 14.1 24
17 Packers Packers 49.89 16 0.6 12 -10.2 24 15.1 13 14.4 23
18 Texans Texans 48.95 17 -1.7 17 -5.7 21 16.6 26 16.1 10
19 Buccaneers Buccaneers 42.66 31 -1.9 18 11.9 8 16.5 23 15 17
19 Saints Saints 47.7 22 -4.8 25 -8.2 22 14.9 12 15.2 16
21 Cardinals Cardinals 44.39 29 -4 23 -4.7 19 16 18 16 11
22 Redskins Redskins 45.67 28 -2.9 20 -2.2 15 18.3 31 16.2 9
23 Lions Lions 46.28 26 -4.2 24 -12.7 26 15.9 17 15.4 13
24 Giants Giants 47.52 23 -3.3 21 -17.4 29 15.6 15 14.9 20
25 Browns Browns 48.52 18 -4.8 26 -4.1 18 16.2 22 13.3 29
26 Dolphins Dolphins 47.22 24 -3.7 22 -14.4 27 16 18 13.8 26
27 Rams Rams 50.46 14 -5.6 28 -5.4 20 18.2 30 13.4 27
28 Bears Bears 43.53 30 -7.6 31 -16.4 28 16.5 23 16.3 8
29 Raiders Raiders 48.33 20 -5.5 27 -23.3 31 16.1 21 13.4 27
30 Titans Titans 46.21 27 -5.8 29 -9.1 23 16 18 13 30
31 Cowboys Cowboys 47.03 25 -7.5 30 -19.7 30 17.6 28 13 30
32 49ers 49ers 40.15 32 -13.6 32 -26.6 32 17.7 29 12.1 32
ATS Rankings (2004)
Rank Team RPI # Avg Margin #
1 Patriots Patriots 57.29 1 5 3
2 Jets Jets 56.48 2 2.22 7
3 Chargers Chargers 56.29 3 7.88 1
4 Bills Bills 55.89 4 6.09 2
5 Steelers Steelers 54.91 5 3.89 5
6 Ravens Ravens 53.43 6 0.81 13
7 Jaguars Jaguars 53.24 7 -0.19 18
8 Colts Colts 52.93 8 4.72 4
9 Eagles Eagles 52.36 9 2.76 6
10 Texans Texans 51.06 10 1.38 9
11 Dolphins Dolphins 50.76 11 -0.06 15
12 Browns Browns 50.45 12 -1.44 23
13 Bengals Bengals 50.39 13 2.19 8
14 Cardinals Cardinals 50.27 14 1.13 12
15 Panthers Panthers 50.09 15 1.38 9
16 Giants Giants 49.64 16 -0.09 16
17 Lions Lions 49 17 -1.28 22
18 Broncos Broncos 48.9 18 -1.47 24
19 Redskins Redskins 48.89 19 -0.53 19
20 Raiders Raiders 48.83 20 -4.75 28
21 Chiefs Chiefs 48.65 21 1.28 11
22 Vikings Vikings 48.01 22 -1.92 26
23 Saints Saints 47.77 23 -0.91 21
24 Cowboys Cowboys 47.72 24 -5.53 29
25 Packers Packers 47.7 25 -0.18 17
26 Bears Bears 47.25 26 -1.72 25
27 Falcons Falcons 47.23 27 -0.67 20
28 49ers 49ers 46.6 28 -6.09 32
29 Rams Rams 46.48 29 -5.94 31
30 Titans Titans 46.24 30 -5.63 30
31 Seahawks Seahawks 44.98 31 -4.41 27
32 Buccaneers Buccaneers 44.36 32 0.22 14
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