2025 Season in Review

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With the 2025 Season now come to a close, I figured it would be best to provide a rankings and stats based on each current team right now, post-regression.

The overall rating is based on a weighted average between each team's overall offense, defense, and ST ratings

RankTeamOverallOffenseDefenseSpecial TeamsPrev Season WinsPrev Season Losses
1​
Chicago Dogs
44.53​
49​
42​
31​
115
2​
Baltimore Ground Pigeons
43.73​
45​
45​
26​
97
3​
Seattle Steelheads
43.07​
51​
38​
23​
124
4​
Bay Area Golden Ospreys
42.60​
55​
33​
23​
133
5​
Miami Coke Snorters
42.27​
45​
42​
25​
142
6​
New Jersey Rollers
42.20​
46​
39​
38​
133
7​
Houston Candy Paint Slabs
41.33​
50​
34​
32​
79
8​
San Diego FDS
40.80​
42​
42​
24​
97
9​
New York Dwarfs
39.67​
54​
28​
21​
106
10​
Portland Evergreens
39.60​
42​
40​
20​
88
11​
Atlanta Assassins
39.07​
45​
36​
19​
151
12​
Denver Doobies
39.07​
39​
39​
40​
97
13​
Anchorage Snow Pandas
38.80​
44​
35​
29​
124
14​
Dakota Fannings
38.60​
41​
38​
26​
79
15​
Cleveland Not Detroits
38.07​
47​
32​
18​
79
16​
Nashville Noise
37.33​
50​
26​
28​
511
17​
Philadelphia Phatties
37.20​
41​
35​
26​
97
18​
Ontario Grey Geese
35.93​
35​
38​
28​
115
19​
Las Vegas SS
35.60​
39​
33​
30​
106
20​
Minnesota Snowbos
34.93​
46​
25​
27​
106
21​
Dallas Dingoes
33.13​
35​
34​
14​
124
22​
Montreal Ouis
32.80​
42​
25​
23​
214
23​
Clearwater Flints
32.47​
34​
31​
32​
511
24​
Kelowna Keions
32.47​
32​
33​
32​
214
25​
Jackson Five
32.47​
32​
32​
39​
511
26​
Salt Lake City Seagulls
31.73​
39​
24​
35​
412
27​
Trailer Park Boys
31.60​
40​
23​
33​
313
28​
Phoenix Mall Cops
31.53​
33​
31​
25​
511
29​
New Mexico Abuelas
30.87​
28​
33​
36​
115
30​
Labrador Retreivers
30.73​
39​
24​
20​
115
31​
Boston Tea Party
28.53​
31​
27​
22​
511
32​
Hollygrove Hoes
26.07​
41​
12​
20​
115

Teams 1-4: Chicago, Baltimore, Seattle, Bay Area
Expect Chicago, Bay Area, and Seattle to return to the playoffs next season. Even after the latest regression update, these teams still have talent; but the window for these three is closing quickly. The only team surprising on this list is Baltimore. They have one of the best defenses in the league but have underperformed despite their talent. I do think Baltimore has the talent to make the playoffs in 2026, but they need to make a big jump if they're going to make it. That, and lucky dice rolls.

Team 5-8: Miami, New Jersey, San Diego, Houston
Miami lost talent at WR and QB, but retain their stellar secondary. After losing in the Dice Bowl, I'm sure that this team is raring to go back and prove that they can win the Dice Bowl. The Rollers are a newcomer to the playoffs and keep a majority of their talent as well. I don't expect much to change in New Jersey in the regular season, as they now need to figure out how to make it through the playoffs. Houston and San Diego did not make it to the post-season in 2025, but that doesn't mean they aren't capable of doing so in 2026. San Diego's biggest obstacle will be facing against Bay Area and either making it a-la wildcard or upsetting them and winning the Division. For Houston, they need to sort out their team immediately after the latest regressions and confront Dallas. More on Dallas, later.

Teams 9-12: New York, Portland, Atlanta, Denver
New York, as one of the oldest teams in the Dice League, has done an excellent job in staying relevant and at the top. They do lose some talent, especially on defense, but should be able to bounce back. The emergence of New Jersey complicates things and New York I'd argue is no longer the incumbent division winner for the NFC East. Portland made a huge jump after at the bottom in 2023 and 2024, positioning themselves as competitors for the NFC West. The team upset Seattle in the 2025 season opener and narrowly lost their second matchup with them, and to Anchorage. With little loss of talent, Portland positions itself for the future.
Atlanta, unfortunately, is in hangover mode. After finally winning the Dice Bowl after attempts in 2023 and 2024, Atlanta takes the title! But at a huge cost. The team will need to sort out Free Agency and retaining talent, but at least they earned a title. Leaving Denver for last, the Doobies return almost all talent can make it back into the playoffs. The AFC North is a top-heavy division unfortunately with Chicago, Minnesota, and One-Season wonder Salt Lake City.

Edit: I stand corrected, Denver has a coach! :D

Teams 13-16: Anchorage, Dakota, Cleveland, Nashville
If it weren't for Seattle, Anchorage probably would've been higher on this list. This team is playoff-competitive and despite regressions is aimed at repeating so next year. It remains to be seen if Anchorage will win the division, as Seattle and Portland are also primed. As for older teams Dakota, and Cleveland, the NFC North has never looked so open. To put it into perspective: Labrador won the division. It's fantastic, but it makes no sense considering Dakota nearly swept the North with a 5-1 record. Both teams took a heavy hit on their secondary and linebackers; but for Dakota, a huge hit at RB. Both teams will need to figure out their gameplan this offseason.

As for Washington Nashville, the team is under new management with a new direction. The Noise loses some talent at WR and QB but retain what's probably the best runningback group in the league. Their 5-11 record puts @SageBow in a good position to shape the team how he wants to this off-season. Nashville can shake things up for the AFC South next season; however, Dice Bowl Champions Atlanta and Playoff contender Baltimore also share their division. Welcome to the DFL, Sage!

Teams 17-20: Philadelphia, Ontario, Las Vegas, Minnesota
Philly lost out on playoff seeding to Denver, and unfortunately for them lost a lot of talent in the offseason. There are question marks at receiver and cornerback, but it should also be noted this is a team that believes the forward pass is a mistake.

Speaking of the pass, Ontario relied on the West Coast offense and made it to the playoffs. They lose some very vital talent at QB and WR which places them in an odd place with Philly in the AFC East. One of these two teams is still a favorite for the division title.

Vegas took one of the biggest hits by losing their starting RB in the off-season. The team performed well with 10-6, but with a loss like that, it's going to be difficult seeing them as a potential front runner in the AFC West.

Minnesota returned to the playoffs as a wild-card participant but was lucked-out by their northern neighbor, Ontario. The team is intending to make some moves in FA, and despite a dip in 2024, the team is eyeing a comeback for the AFC North.

Teams 21-24: Dallas, Montreal, Clearwater, Kelowna
Hoooooo boy. One of these teams does not fit in with the others. Dallas has usually run south on the talent scale in past ratings, but their -13 in regression nearly justified their ranking here. I'm not going to mention where they would be on an unweighted overall ranking. The positive news for Dallas is that they have talent, especially when comparing to the other teams in this group. The bad news is that there are some holes this Dallas team will need to fill, which I think teams will take advantage of if Dallas is not careful. Dingos gotta act fast, and pronto.

Of the three above, Montreal and Kelowna are the most interesting. Both went 2-14; hell, Kelowna was at one point winning the NFC East. Montreal only lost their backup kicker in regression, while Kelowna lost depth at Linebacker, tackle, and wide receiver. And their 3rd string QB. Not that there was much, to begin with. The good news for these two is that they have a lot of draft capital that could invigorate and rebuild these teams. Clearwater made headlines when they upset the Seattle Steelheads earlier in the season. Unfortunately for Flints fans, it was a fluke game, and the team did not perform to scale. As the last team in their division, they do have more draft capital.

Teams 25-28: Jackson, Salt Lake City, Trailer Park, Phoenix
This is where things get dicey. Jackson in the post-Dacder era continues to go into freefall. A lot of depth is lost in regression, and with the team going 5-11, they have some draft capital to recuperate. I would still expect this team to tank unless someone takes up the helm and return this team to glory.

Salt Lake despite their swan-song inaugural season took a dive in their sophomore season. Their 4-12 ranking will certainly help the squad with bringing in more talent to bolster their smashmouth offense. Their biggest need looks to be on the defensive side of the ball, however.

Trailer Park, despite being 3-13, was not at the bottom of the division. They have Montreal to thank for that. The Boys do have talent, and although their strongest spots are at QB and their line there are still question marks in regards to their skill players.

@alexfall862 and his Mall Cops of Phoenix didn't win the division outright but lost only their 3rd string WR to the offseason. The team can rebuild and rebound for their first winning season, but in a crowded NFC West that will prove to be difficult at this time.

Teams 29-32: New Mexico, Labrador, Boston, Hollygrove
New Mexico for the 2nd year in a row was the worst team in the DFL -- but now they share that title with Hollygrove! The Abuelas had difficulties with their rookie talent this season, but at least figured out their future QB and their defense. They just need to put all the other pieces into place.

Labrador is this year's over-performer of the year. But how can that be said, if this team is nothing but good bois and doggos? The Retrievers won't have much to work with this offseason but they do have what is believed to be one of the best RB groups in the league. They just need to get all the other pieces together. Still, bravo to the Retrievers for winning the NFC North! It will be very unclear whether they can pull it off again.

Boston repeats 2024 by going 5-11 in 2025, and while the team didn't lose much talent this off-season, there are too many question marks on where the Tea Party can focus on. Let's see where the AI takes them this off-season

Hollygrove is half of a team. The only parts missing are an Oline and an entire defense. They got everything else, but their defense has been notorious for being so paper-thin. Hollygrove has allowed 639 points this past season, which was even more than how many points they allowed in 2024 -- 614. Both seasons, they led the league in points allowed. Their defense is so bad they lost their only defensive lineman to regressions. Unless this team finds a defense before the start of the 2026 season, expect this team to break their points allowed record.
 
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