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
HOUSTON     18  9  7  51  26 -0.003 16.650    1  0.656    1  0.164    1  0.268    1 0.5307 -0.164 -0.071  0.606  0.000
CHIVAS USA  15  8  9  46  29  0.007 15.769    2  0.609    2  0.138    2  0.241    3 0.5238 -0.205 -0.123  0.606  0.000
D.C.        16  8  8  58  37 -0.032 15.308    3  0.606    3  0.135    3  0.214    2 0.5277  0.269  0.189  0.240  0.000
NEW ENGLAND 16  9  9  54  45 -0.018 16.621    4  0.584    4  0.131    5  0.126    4 0.5224  0.284  0.112  0.140  0.000
KANSAS CITY 13 12  8 118  47  0.030 16.635    5  0.445    6  0.032    4  0.212    5 0.5058  1.494  1.500 -1.077  0.000
DALLAS      14 13  5  39  48  0.029 16.606    6  0.434    5  0.040    9 -0.080    6 0.5052  0.306 -0.076 -0.084  0.000
NEW YORK    12 12  8  47  46  0.001 16.074    7  0.371    7 -0.011    6  0.018    7 0.5007  0.274 -0.004  0.040  0.000
CHICAGO     10 12 11  34 111  0.021 17.302    8  0.316    8 -0.024   12 -0.257    8 0.4954  1.164  0.611 -1.124  0.000
COLUMBUS     9 11 10  39  44 -0.010 15.077    9  0.298    9 -0.052    7 -0.064    9 0.4918  0.213 -0.134  0.006  0.000
LOS ANGELES  9 14  7  38  48  0.006 15.389   10  0.230   10 -0.092   10 -0.137   11 0.4807  0.404 -0.050 -0.224  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
COLORADO     9 13  8  29  34 -0.015 15.032   11  0.224   11 -0.103    8 -0.074   10 0.4827 -0.252 -0.468  0.319  0.000
SALT LAKE    6 15  9  31  45 -0.007 15.322   12  0.056   12 -0.208   11 -0.201   12 0.4643  0.149 -0.321 -0.081  0.000
TORONTO FC   6 17  7  25  49 -0.006 15.560   13  0.000   13 -0.237   13 -0.352   13 0.4577 -0.129 -0.668 -0.036  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 18 9 7 51 26 -0.003 16.650 1 0.656 1 0.164 1 0.268 1 0.5307 -0.164 -0.071 0.606 0.000 CHIVAS USA 15 8 9 46 29 0.007 15.769 2 0.609 2 0.138 2 0.241 3 0.5238 -0.205 -0.123 0.606 0.000 DALLAS 14 13 5 39 48 0.029 16.606 6 0.434 5 0.040 9 -0.080 6 0.5052 0.306 -0.076 -0.084 0.000 LOS ANGELES 9 14 7 38 48 0.006 15.389 10 0.230 10 -0.092 10 -0.137 11 0.4807 0.404 -0.050 -0.224 0.000 COLORADO 9 13 8 29 34 -0.015 15.032 11 0.224 11 -0.103 8 -0.074 10 0.4827 -0.252 -0.468 0.319 0.000 SALT LAKE 6 15 9 31 45 -0.007 15.322 12 0.056 12 -0.208 11 -0.201 12 0.4643 0.149 -0.321 -0.081 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 8 58 37 -0.032 15.308 3 0.606 3 0.135 3 0.214 2 0.5277 0.269 0.189 0.240 0.000 NEW ENGLAND 16 9 9 54 45 -0.018 16.621 4 0.584 4 0.131 5 0.126 4 0.5224 0.284 0.112 0.140 0.000 KANSAS CITY 13 12 8 118 47 0.030 16.635 5 0.445 6 0.032 4 0.212 5 0.5058 1.494 1.500 -1.077 0.000 NEW YORK 12 12 8 47 46 0.001 16.074 7 0.371 7 -0.011 6 0.018 7 0.5007 0.274 -0.004 0.040 0.000 CHICAGO 10 12 11 34 111 0.021 17.302 8 0.316 8 -0.024 12 -0.257 8 0.4954 1.164 0.611 -1.124 0.000 COLUMBUS 9 11 10 39 44 -0.010 15.077 9 0.298 9 -0.052 7 -0.064 9 0.4918 0.213 -0.134 0.006 0.000 TORONTO FC 6 17 7 25 49 -0.006 15.560 13 0.000 13 -0.237 13 -0.352 13 0.4577 -0.129 -0.668 -0.036 0.000


DIVISION            W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 71 72 45 0.497    1  0.003
EASTERN CONFERENCE 82 81 61 0.502    2 -0.018

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.240 points in main ratings (0.205 for semineutral)
     0.027 points in improved RPI (0.020 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Tue Jan  1 12:54:11 2008
games through: Sun Nov 18 2007

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