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
D.C.        16  8 11 54 40 -0.010 17.137    1  0.011    1  0.026    1  0.037    1 0.5246  0.374  0.144 -0.070  0.000
NEW ENGLAND 13  9 13 42 38  0.032 17.853    2  0.010    2  0.018    2  0.015    2 0.5158 -0.012 -0.176  0.206  0.000
HOUSTON     13  9 14 51 44 -0.030 17.508    3  0.009    3  0.010    4  0.007    3 0.5106  0.261  0.021 -0.007  0.000
DALLAS      16 13  4 49 46 -0.013 16.290    4  0.008    4  0.009    5  0.005    4 0.5103  0.429  0.160 -0.151  0.000
CHICAGO     14 11  8 43 40 -0.009 16.308    5  0.007    5  0.008    3  0.011    5 0.5088  0.241  0.008  0.013  0.000
CHIVAS USA  11 10 13 47 45 -0.011 16.808    6  0.006    6 -0.002    6  0.004    6 0.5031  0.298  0.048 -0.040  0.000
NEW YORK     9 12 13 42 43  0.021 17.321    7  0.005    7 -0.010    7 -0.006    7 0.4912  0.184 -0.053  0.041  0.000
COLORADO    12 15  8 41 56  0.001 17.701    8  0.004    8 -0.014   12 -0.035    8 0.4905  0.341  0.045 -0.115  0.000
LOS ANGELES 11 14  6 37 36 -0.007 15.448    9  0.003    9 -0.016    8 -0.007    9 0.4889  0.016 -0.179  0.165  0.000
SALT LAKE   10 13  9 45 49 -0.008 15.997   10  0.002   10 -0.017   10 -0.019   10 0.4888  0.497  0.196 -0.234  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
KANSAS CITY  9 14  8 40 44  0.026 15.892   11  0.001   11 -0.020    9 -0.012   11 0.4834  0.355  0.079 -0.104  0.000
COLUMBUS     8 14  9 29 39  0.011 15.812   12  0.000   12 -0.025   11 -0.031   12 0.4779 -0.079 -0.268  0.206  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 HOUSTON 13 9 14 51 44 -0.030 17.508 3 0.009 3 0.010 4 0.007 3 0.5106 0.261 0.021 -0.007 0.000 DALLAS 16 13 4 49 46 -0.013 16.290 4 0.008 4 0.009 5 0.005 4 0.5103 0.429 0.160 -0.151 0.000 CHIVAS USA 11 10 13 47 45 -0.011 16.808 6 0.006 6 -0.002 6 0.004 6 0.5031 0.298 0.048 -0.040 0.000 COLORADO 12 15 8 41 56 0.001 17.701 8 0.004 8 -0.014 12 -0.035 8 0.4905 0.341 0.045 -0.115 0.000 LOS ANGELES 11 14 6 37 36 -0.007 15.448 9 0.003 9 -0.016 8 -0.007 9 0.4889 0.016 -0.179 0.165 0.000 SALT LAKE 10 13 9 45 49 -0.008 15.997 10 0.002 10 -0.017 10 -0.019 10 0.4888 0.497 0.196 -0.234 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 D.C. 16 8 11 54 40 -0.010 17.137 1 0.011 1 0.026 1 0.037 1 0.5246 0.374 0.144 -0.070 0.000 NEW ENGLAND 13 9 13 42 38 0.032 17.853 2 0.010 2 0.018 2 0.015 2 0.5158 -0.012 -0.176 0.206 0.000 CHICAGO 14 11 8 43 40 -0.009 16.308 5 0.007 5 0.008 3 0.011 5 0.5088 0.241 0.008 0.013 0.000 NEW YORK 9 12 13 42 43 0.021 17.321 7 0.005 7 -0.010 7 -0.006 7 0.4912 0.184 -0.053 0.041 0.000 KANSAS CITY 9 14 8 40 44 0.026 15.892 11 0.001 11 -0.020 9 -0.012 11 0.4834 0.355 0.079 -0.104 0.000 COLUMBUS 8 14 9 29 39 0.011 15.812 12 0.000 12 -0.025 11 -0.031 12 0.4779 -0.079 -0.268 0.206 0.000


DIVISION            W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
EASTERN CONFERENCE 69 68 62 0.503    1  0.027
WESTERN CONFERENCE 73 74 54 0.498    2 -0.033

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.291 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 14:18:22 2007
games through: Sun Nov 12 2006

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