Aknowledgements once again to SMQ for making more precise the concept of using teams' resumes to come up with a top 25.
The problem we face is that with 50-plus games per week (100-plus if the Championship Subdivision is included) it's hard to find any statistical summary that helps with "how good was that win?" Averages are problematic because of the extreme variation in opponent quality, and the fact that they don't take into account changes in even individual team quality through the season.
The basic idea is you can judge a team's win over a team by how that team has done against other teams that its played. Since doing this by hand is problematical, I've created the "Resume Report."
There's one report per division one team, and for each game the team has played lists:
The last six fields are repeated for Division 1-A games only.
- The relative week of the season during which the game was played. (I count "weeks" as being Thursday-Wednesday because Weekend one began on a Thursday.)
- a location code
This is blank for a home game, @ for a road game, and vs for a neutral or semi-neutral site game.
The name of the team played that week, which is a link to its Resume.
The game result, with the opponent's score listed last.
The number of wins against other teams by the opponent.
The average number of points scored by the opponent in other games that it won.
The average number of points allowed by the opponent in other games that it won.
The number of losses against other teams by the opponent.
The average number of points scored by the opponent in losses to other teams.
The average number of points allowed by the opponent in losses to other teams.
Teams' Resumes may be accessed from the Index or from each team's schedule page. There's also a link to the team's schedule from its Resume.