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
LOS ANGELES       14  6 14 42 34 -0.008 16.308    1  0.411    1  0.075    1  0.073    1 0.5259  0.021 -0.055  0.202  0.000
HOUSTON           14  9 10 40 31  0.030 16.356    2  0.356    2  0.044    2  0.061    2 0.5197 -0.099 -0.150  0.272  0.000
COLUMBUS          13  9 10 43 35  0.008 15.597    3  0.352    3  0.040    4  0.053    3 0.5148  0.152  0.021  0.085  0.000
SEATTLE           12  8 12 38 30  0.005 15.575    4  0.341    4  0.033    5  0.047    4 0.5146 -0.114 -0.175  0.268  0.000
CHICAGO           12  8 13 42 36 -0.006 15.948    5  0.336    5  0.031    6  0.039    5 0.5136  0.119 -0.017  0.095  0.000
REAL SALT LAKE    13 12  9 48 38  0.045 17.074    6  0.319    6  0.017    3  0.056    6 0.5071  0.200  0.062  0.051  0.000
DC UNITED          9  8 13 43 44 -0.008 14.611    7  0.303    7  0.008   10 -0.006    8 0.5031  0.513  0.263 -0.275  0.000
CHIVAS USA        13 12  7 36 34  0.021 15.838    8  0.302    8  0.005    7  0.030    7 0.5058 -0.066 -0.159  0.219  0.000
NEW ENGLAND       12 11  9 35 40 -0.021 15.505    9  0.291    9 -0.001   11 -0.035    9 0.5017  0.064 -0.133  0.063  0.000
COLORADO          10 10 10 42 38  0.003 14.641   10  0.290   10 -0.007    8  0.024   10 0.4993  0.283  0.095 -0.048  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
TORONTO FC        10 11  9 37 46 -0.021 14.674   11  0.275   11 -0.014   12 -0.068   11 0.4942  0.392  0.094 -0.231  0.000
FC DALLAS         11 13  6 50 47  0.004 14.729   12  0.262   12 -0.028    9  0.000   12 0.4921  0.734  0.480 -0.479  0.000
KANSAS CITY        8 13  9 33 42 -0.013 14.751   13  0.221   13 -0.052   13 -0.071   13 0.4800  0.209 -0.058 -0.083  0.000
SAN JOSE           7 14  9 36 50 -0.002 15.002   14  0.189   14 -0.068   14 -0.107   14 0.4733  0.486  0.138 -0.352  0.000
RED BULL NEW YORK  5 19  6 27 47 -0.026 14.900   15  0.000   15 -0.150   15 -0.175   15 0.4446  0.112 -0.237 -0.113  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 LOS ANGELES 14 6 14 42 34 -0.008 16.308 1 0.411 1 0.075 1 0.073 1 0.5259 0.021 -0.055 0.202 0.000 HOUSTON 14 9 10 40 31 0.030 16.356 2 0.356 2 0.044 2 0.061 2 0.5197 -0.099 -0.150 0.272 0.000 SEATTLE 12 8 12 38 30 0.005 15.575 4 0.341 4 0.033 5 0.047 4 0.5146 -0.114 -0.175 0.268 0.000 REAL SALT LAKE 13 12 9 48 38 0.045 17.074 6 0.319 6 0.017 3 0.056 6 0.5071 0.200 0.062 0.051 0.000 CHIVAS USA 13 12 7 36 34 0.021 15.838 8 0.302 8 0.005 7 0.030 7 0.5058 -0.066 -0.159 0.219 0.000 COLORADO 10 10 10 42 38 0.003 14.641 10 0.290 10 -0.007 8 0.024 10 0.4993 0.283 0.095 -0.048 0.000 FC DALLAS 11 13 6 50 47 0.004 14.729 12 0.262 12 -0.028 9 0.000 12 0.4921 0.734 0.480 -0.479 0.000 SAN JOSE 7 14 9 36 50 -0.002 15.002 14 0.189 14 -0.068 14 -0.107 14 0.4733 0.486 0.138 -0.352 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 COLUMBUS 13 9 10 43 35 0.008 15.597 3 0.352 3 0.040 4 0.053 3 0.5148 0.152 0.021 0.085 0.000 CHICAGO 12 8 13 42 36 -0.006 15.948 5 0.336 5 0.031 6 0.039 5 0.5136 0.119 -0.017 0.095 0.000 DC UNITED 9 8 13 43 44 -0.008 14.611 7 0.303 7 0.008 10 -0.006 8 0.5031 0.513 0.263 -0.275 0.000 NEW ENGLAND 12 11 9 35 40 -0.021 15.505 9 0.291 9 -0.001 11 -0.035 9 0.5017 0.064 -0.133 0.063 0.000 TORONTO FC 10 11 9 37 46 -0.021 14.674 11 0.275 11 -0.014 12 -0.068 11 0.4942 0.392 0.094 -0.231 0.000 KANSAS CITY 8 13 9 33 42 -0.013 14.751 13 0.221 13 -0.052 13 -0.071 13 0.4800 0.209 -0.058 -0.083 0.000 RED BULL NEW YORK 5 19 6 27 47 -0.026 14.900 15 0.000 15 -0.150 15 -0.175 15 0.4446 0.112 -0.237 -0.113 0.000


DIVISION            W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 94 84 77 0.520    1  0.076
EASTERN CONFERENCE 69 79 69 0.477    2 -0.099

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.326 points in main ratings (0.205 for semineutral)
     0.032 points in improved RPI (0.020 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Tue Nov 24 17:58:52 2009
games through: Sun Nov 22 2009

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