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
COLUMBUS    12  6 14 42 34 -0.014 15.736    1  0.011    1  0.020    2  0.021    1 0.5195  0.027 -0.139  0.181  0.000
DC UNITED   15 10  9 54 47 -0.014 16.748    2  0.010    2  0.017    3  0.016    2 0.5150  0.465  0.206 -0.175  0.000
KANSAS CITY 16 11  7 45 35 -0.025 16.515    3  0.009    3  0.015    1  0.029    3 0.5145  0.036 -0.124  0.183  0.000
LOS ANGELES 12 11 10 44 43  0.008 16.672    4  0.007    4  0.003    5 -0.001    4 0.5052  0.326  0.070 -0.072  0.000
COLORADO    11 10 11 30 34  0.002 16.153    5  0.006    5 -0.000    7 -0.013    5 0.5039 -0.315 -0.395  0.369  0.000
SAN JOSE    10 11 11 43 39  0.001 16.034    6  0.004    6 -0.012    4  0.004    6 0.4967  0.235  0.001  0.007  0.000
NY/NJ       11 14  7 47 53  0.007 16.270    7  0.003    7 -0.016    8 -0.020    7 0.4897  0.599  0.294 -0.333  0.000
NEW ENGLAND  9 14 10 47 48  0.018 16.856    8  0.002    8 -0.019    6 -0.010    9 0.4848  0.459  0.175 -0.196  0.000
DALLAS      10 14  6 34 45  0.010 15.376    9  0.001    9 -0.020   10 -0.035    8 0.4857  0.277 -0.004 -0.066  0.000
CHICAGO      8 13  9 36 44  0.008 15.305   10  0.000   10 -0.021    9 -0.026   10 0.4814  0.270 -0.001 -0.052  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 KANSAS CITY 16 11 7 45 35 -0.025 16.515 3 0.009 3 0.015 1 0.029 3 0.5145 0.036 -0.124 0.183 0.000 LOS ANGELES 12 11 10 44 43 0.008 16.672 4 0.007 4 0.003 5 -0.001 4 0.5052 0.326 0.070 -0.072 0.000 COLORADO 11 10 11 30 34 0.002 16.153 5 0.006 5 -0.000 7 -0.013 5 0.5039 -0.315 -0.395 0.369 0.000 SAN JOSE 10 11 11 43 39 0.001 16.034 6 0.004 6 -0.012 4 0.004 6 0.4967 0.235 0.001 0.007 0.000 DALLAS 10 14 6 34 45 0.010 15.376 9 0.001 9 -0.020 10 -0.035 8 0.4857 0.277 -0.004 -0.066 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 12 6 14 42 34 -0.014 15.736 1 0.011 1 0.020 2 0.021 1 0.5195 0.027 -0.139 0.181 0.000 DC UNITED 15 10 9 54 47 -0.014 16.748 2 0.010 2 0.017 3 0.016 2 0.5150 0.465 0.206 -0.175 0.000 NY/NJ 11 14 7 47 53 0.007 16.270 7 0.003 7 -0.016 8 -0.020 7 0.4897 0.599 0.294 -0.333 0.000 NEW ENGLAND 9 14 10 47 48 0.018 16.856 8 0.002 8 -0.019 6 -0.010 9 0.4848 0.459 0.175 -0.196 0.000 CHICAGO 8 13 9 36 44 0.008 15.305 10 0.000 10 -0.021 9 -0.026 10 0.4814 0.270 -0.001 -0.052 0.000


DIVISION          W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN DIVISION 59 57 45 0.506    1 -0.002
EASTERN DIVISION 55 57 49 0.494    2 -0.006

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.332 points in main ratings (0.205 for semineutral)
     0.033 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 14:15:41 2007
games through: Sun Nov 14 2004

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