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
CHICAGO     15  7  8 53 43  0.020 14.772    1  0.488    1  0.100    1  0.096    1 0.5321  0.570  0.304 -0.113  0.000
SAN JOSE    14  7  9 45 34 -0.022 14.305    2  0.439    2  0.078    2  0.070    2 0.5244  0.176 -0.056  0.197  0.000
NEW ENGLAND 12  9  9 55 47  0.008 14.734    3  0.364    3  0.038    3  0.049    3 0.5121  0.706  0.389 -0.291  0.000
NY/NJ       11 10  9 40 40  0.010 14.827    4  0.322    5  0.016    5  0.018    4 0.5041  0.208 -0.084  0.121  0.000
KANSAS CITY 11 10  9 48 44 -0.017 14.521    5  0.321    4  0.016    6  0.008    5 0.5021  0.513  0.164 -0.148  0.000
DC UNITED   10 11  9 38 36  0.015 14.878    6  0.277    7 -0.014    4  0.021    6 0.4979  0.012 -0.227  0.269  0.000
COLORADO    11 12  7 40 45 -0.010 14.709    7  0.269    6 -0.014    9 -0.027    7 0.4953  0.316 -0.042 -0.012  0.000
COLUMBUS    10 12  8 43 44  0.020 15.008    8  0.256    8 -0.023    7 -0.003    8 0.4940  0.332 -0.005 -0.001  0.000
LOS ANGELES  9 12  9 35 35 -0.012 14.676    9  0.236    9 -0.036    8 -0.025    9 0.4879 -0.126 -0.366  0.316  0.000
DALLAS       6 19  5 35 64  0.010 15.301   10  0.000   10 -0.145   10 -0.209   10 0.4501  0.633  0.060 -0.478  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 SAN JOSE 14 7 9 45 34 -0.022 14.305 2 0.439 2 0.078 2 0.070 2 0.5244 0.176 -0.056 0.197 0.000 KANSAS CITY 11 10 9 48 44 -0.017 14.521 5 0.321 4 0.016 6 0.008 5 0.5021 0.513 0.164 -0.148 0.000 COLORADO 11 12 7 40 45 -0.010 14.709 7 0.269 6 -0.014 9 -0.027 7 0.4953 0.316 -0.042 -0.012 0.000 LOS ANGELES 9 12 9 35 35 -0.012 14.676 9 0.236 9 -0.036 8 -0.025 9 0.4879 -0.126 -0.366 0.316 0.000 DALLAS 6 19 5 35 64 0.010 15.301 10 0.000 10 -0.145 10 -0.209 10 0.4501 0.633 0.060 -0.478 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 CHICAGO 15 7 8 53 43 0.020 14.772 1 0.488 1 0.100 1 0.096 1 0.5321 0.570 0.304 -0.113 0.000 NEW ENGLAND 12 9 9 55 47 0.008 14.734 3 0.364 3 0.038 3 0.049 3 0.5121 0.706 0.389 -0.291 0.000 NY/NJ 11 10 9 40 40 0.010 14.827 4 0.322 5 0.016 5 0.018 4 0.5041 0.208 -0.084 0.121 0.000 DC UNITED 10 11 9 38 36 0.015 14.878 6 0.277 7 -0.014 4 0.021 6 0.4979 0.012 -0.227 0.269 0.000 COLUMBUS 10 12 8 43 44 0.020 15.008 8 0.256 8 -0.023 7 -0.003 8 0.4940 0.332 -0.005 -0.001 0.000


DIVISION          W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
EASTERN DIVISION 58 49 43 0.530    1  0.095
WESTERN DIVISION 51 60 39 0.470    2 -0.093

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.285 points in main ratings (0.205 for semineutral)
     0.029 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 14:14:23 2007
games through: Sun Oct 26 2003

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