Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
In order to increase early-season stability, the three main rankings, the improved RPI, and the college pseudopoll include priors based on the previous season final predictive ratings and occasionally incorporating preseason predictions of various major publications. The other rankings for college sports do not include priors, and thus can be wildly unstable early in the year. A team whose rankings are affected by this prior is noted with a P following its rankings.

Full Ranking

                                           STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI
TEAM         W  L  T PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
LOS ANGELES 21 10  3 59 41 -0.013 16.697    1  0.085    1  0.057    1  0.069    1 0.5386  0.146 -0.100  0.239  0.000
DALLAS      13 11  7 49 48 -0.019 15.523    2  0.036    2  0.007    6 -0.019    3 0.5092  0.422  0.036 -0.075  0.000
COLORADO    15 14  4 48 58  0.037 17.327    3  0.035    3  0.007    8 -0.030    2 0.5096  0.499  0.093 -0.153  0.000
SAN JOSE    14 13  3 47 39  0.010 15.162    4  0.034    4  0.000    2  0.026    4 0.5064  0.293 -0.028  0.081  0.000
COLUMBUS    13 13  7 50 48 -0.008 16.535    5  0.028    5 -0.010    4  0.008    6 0.4949  0.362  0.011  0.005  0.000
KANSAS CITY 10 12  9 45 54  0.034 16.213    6  0.025    6 -0.012    7 -0.024    5 0.4989  0.560  0.156 -0.204  0.000
NEW ENGLAND 15 16  4 57 54 -0.042 17.040    7  0.021    7 -0.020    3  0.014    7 0.4905  0.535  0.170 -0.142  0.000
CHICAGO     12 15  4 45 43  0.015 15.900    8  0.013    8 -0.027    5 -0.009    8 0.4873  0.260 -0.090  0.072  0.000
METROSTARS  11 15  2 41 47  0.002 14.365    9  0.005    9 -0.032    9 -0.040    9 0.4822  0.505  0.089 -0.168  0.000
D.C. UNITED  9 14  5 31 40 -0.016 14.216   10  0.000   10 -0.037   10 -0.057   10 0.4757 -0.039 -0.360  0.246  0.000

WESTERN DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR LOS ANGELES 21 10 3 59 41 -0.013 16.697 1 0.085 1 0.057 1 0.069 1 0.5386 0.146 -0.100 0.239 0.000 DALLAS 13 11 7 49 48 -0.019 15.523 2 0.036 2 0.007 6 -0.019 3 0.5092 0.422 0.036 -0.075 0.000 COLORADO 15 14 4 48 58 0.037 17.327 3 0.035 3 0.007 8 -0.030 2 0.5096 0.499 0.093 -0.153 0.000 SAN JOSE 14 13 3 47 39 0.010 15.162 4 0.034 4 0.000 2 0.026 4 0.5064 0.293 -0.028 0.081 0.000 KANSAS CITY 10 12 9 45 54 0.034 16.213 6 0.025 6 -0.012 7 -0.024 5 0.4989 0.560 0.156 -0.204 0.000

EASTERN DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR COLUMBUS 13 13 7 50 48 -0.008 16.535 5 0.028 5 -0.010 4 0.008 6 0.4949 0.362 0.011 0.005 0.000 NEW ENGLAND 15 16 4 57 54 -0.042 17.040 7 0.021 7 -0.020 3 0.014 7 0.4905 0.535 0.170 -0.142 0.000 CHICAGO 12 15 4 45 43 0.015 15.900 8 0.013 8 -0.027 5 -0.009 8 0.4873 0.260 -0.090 0.072 0.000 METROSTARS 11 15 2 41 47 0.002 14.365 9 0.005 9 -0.032 9 -0.040 9 0.4822 0.505 0.089 -0.168 0.000 D.C. UNITED 9 14 5 31 40 -0.016 14.216 10 0.000 10 -0.037 10 -0.057 10 0.4757 -0.039 -0.360 0.246 0.000


DIVISION          W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN DIVISION 73 60 26 0.541    1  0.043
EASTERN DIVISION 60 73 22 0.458    2 -0.058

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.326 points in main ratings (0.205 for semineutral)
     0.032 points in improved RPI (0.020 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Dec 31 14:13:00 2007
games through: Sun Oct 20 2002

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