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
FC DALLAS      10  2  3 28 14 -0.012  6.732    1  1.030    1  0.325    1  0.285    1 0.5614  0.296  0.313  0.256  0.000
SAN JOSE       18  5 11 55 35 -0.054 14.960    2  0.928    3  0.219    2  0.275    2 0.5397  0.211  0.235  0.314  0.000
NEW ENGLAND    19  9  8 59 40  0.027 16.781    3  0.858    2  0.231    3  0.201    3 0.5244  0.126  0.096  0.306  0.000
CHICAGO        16 14  5 53 51  0.058 17.119    4  0.689    5  0.056    8  0.041    4 0.5116  0.470  0.219 -0.137  0.000
LOS ANGELES    16 13  7 51 47 -0.037 16.495    5  0.677    6  0.050    7  0.060    5 0.5106  0.272  0.069  0.050  0.000
DC UNITED       5  5  4 21 19  0.089  7.149    6  0.649    4  0.065    6  0.090    7 0.5079  0.368  0.179  0.001  0.000
KANSAS CITY    11  9 12 52 44  0.033 15.294    7  0.615    7  0.050    5  0.097    8 0.5030  0.460  0.266 -0.071  0.000
NY/NJ           5  4  5 22 17  0.024  6.743    8  0.607    8  0.034    4  0.111    6 0.5081  0.375  0.206  0.015  0.000
COLORADO       14 14  7 43 41 -0.012 16.318    9  0.456    9 -0.019    9 -0.023    9 0.4872  0.152 -0.108  0.062  0.000
COLUMBUS       11 16  5 34 45  0.012 15.398   10  0.400   10 -0.115   10 -0.134   10 0.4773  0.097 -0.260 -0.008  0.000
TEAM            W  L  T PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
REAL SALT LAKE  3  9  3 10 25 -0.020  7.552   11  0.270   11 -0.210   11 -0.358   11 0.4590 -0.115 -0.632 -0.083  0.000
CHIVAS USA      4 22  6 31 67  0.000 15.910   12  0.000   12 -0.432   12 -0.529   12 0.4326  0.367 -0.441 -0.617  0.000
UNRANKED       15 25 14 73 87 -0.024 25.823      -1.000      -1.000      -0.176      0.4735  0.481  0.012 -0.363  0.000

WESTERN CONFERENCE
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 FC DALLAS 10 2 3 28 14 -0.012 6.732 1 1.030 1 0.325 1 0.285 1 0.5614 0.296 0.313 0.256 0.000 SAN JOSE 18 5 11 55 35 -0.054 14.960 2 0.928 3 0.219 2 0.275 2 0.5397 0.211 0.235 0.314 0.000 LOS ANGELES 16 13 7 51 47 -0.037 16.495 5 0.677 6 0.050 7 0.060 5 0.5106 0.272 0.069 0.050 0.000 COLORADO 14 14 7 43 41 -0.012 16.318 9 0.456 9 -0.019 9 -0.023 9 0.4872 0.152 -0.108 0.062 0.000 REAL SALT LAKE 3 9 3 10 25 -0.020 7.552 11 0.270 11 -0.210 11 -0.358 11 0.4590 -0.115 -0.632 -0.083 0.000 CHIVAS USA 4 22 6 31 67 0.000 15.910 12 0.000 12 -0.432 12 -0.529 12 0.4326 0.367 -0.441 -0.617 0.000

EASTERN CONFERENCE
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 NEW ENGLAND 19 9 8 59 40 0.027 16.781 3 0.858 2 0.231 3 0.201 3 0.5244 0.126 0.096 0.306 0.000 CHICAGO 16 14 5 53 51 0.058 17.119 4 0.689 5 0.056 8 0.041 4 0.5116 0.470 0.219 -0.137 0.000 DC UNITED 5 5 4 21 19 0.089 7.149 6 0.649 4 0.065 6 0.090 7 0.5079 0.368 0.179 0.001 0.000 KANSAS CITY 11 9 12 52 44 0.033 15.294 7 0.615 7 0.050 5 0.097 8 0.5030 0.460 0.266 -0.071 0.000 NY/NJ 5 4 5 22 17 0.024 6.743 8 0.607 8 0.034 4 0.111 6 0.5081 0.375 0.206 0.015 0.000 COLUMBUS 11 16 5 34 45 0.012 15.398 10 0.400 10 -0.115 10 -0.134 10 0.4773 0.097 -0.260 -0.008 0.000


DIVISION            W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
EASTERN CONFERENCE 67 57 39 0.531    1  0.100
WESTERN CONFERENCE 65 65 37 0.500    2 -0.073

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.254 points in main ratings (0.205 for semineutral)
     0.030 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 14:16:57 2007
games through: Sun Nov 13 2005

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