Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
• Schedule The number in this column is the effective opponent strength of a team. In other words, they would be expected to have the same record had they played all games against an opponent of this predictive rating at a neutral site. Because this calculation depends on the strength of the team in question, it is not possible to rank schedules using these values.
• Expected Losses For college teams, this number is the number of losses an average ranked (top 15 hockey; otherwise top 25) team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. For pro teams, this is the number of losses an average team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. Unlike the schedule ranking, this value can be used to rank schedules.
• Standard Ranks teams in an order such that a team is "probably better" than all teams ranked lower than it. This calculation uses margin of victory only for computing a team's opponents strengths; the team's rating itself is computed using only wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule
• Median Likelihood Determines the likely ratings for each team, based on its wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule. This generally produces the same or similar ratings as the standard ranking.
• Predictive Both schedule strength and rating vs. schedule strength are determined considering both the wins and losses and the score differentials. This rating contains none of the biases in the standard rating, but does weight recent games slightly more than past games since those are a better indication of the team's current strength. This rating is the best of the first three for seeing how good teams are, and thus is the best for predicting future results.
• Improved RPI Rating The improved RPI formula is similar to the standard RPI, except that the schedule strength is carried out to infinite depth instead of ending with opponents' opponents, thus allows for a better comparison of isolated groups of teams than is given by the standard RPI calculation. It is similar to the simple rating, except that all games are given equal weight.
• Scoring. This value indicates how many points a team would be expected to score if it played an identical team.
• Offense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team scores. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to score the league average number of points. This does not necessarily rate a team's offensive abilities, as a fast pace in basketball or big-play defense in football can make a team score more points.
• Defense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team allows. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to allow the league average number of points. The same caveat in the predictive-offense rating applies here.
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    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM               W  L  T PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
LOS ANGELES       14  6 14 42 34 -0.008 16.308    1  0.073    1  0.075    1  0.073    1 0.5259   12  0.011    9 -0.056    4  0.203
HOUSTON           14  9 10 40 31  0.030 16.356    2  0.042    2  0.044    2  0.061    2 0.5197   14 -0.105   12 -0.149    1  0.270
COLUMBUS          13  9 10 43 35  0.008 15.597    3  0.039    3  0.040    4  0.053    3 0.5148    8  0.147    7  0.023    6  0.083
SEATTLE           12  8 12 38 30  0.005 15.575    4  0.033    4  0.033    5  0.047    4 0.5146   15 -0.117   14 -0.170    2  0.264
CHICAGO           12  8 13 42 36 -0.006 15.948    5  0.030    5  0.031    6  0.039    5 0.5136    9  0.111    8 -0.017    5  0.095
REAL SALT LAKE    13 12  9 48 38  0.045 17.074    6  0.021    6  0.017    3  0.056    6 0.5071    6  0.203    6  0.070    8  0.042
DC UNITED          9  8 13 43 44 -0.008 14.611    7  0.012    7  0.008   10 -0.006    8 0.5031    2  0.517    2  0.273   13 -0.284
CHIVAS USA        13 12  7 36 34  0.021 15.838    8  0.011    8  0.005    7  0.030    7 0.5058   13 -0.076   13 -0.160    3  0.219
NEW ENGLAND       12 11  9 35 40 -0.021 15.505    9  0.005    9 -0.001   11 -0.035    9 0.5017   11  0.058   11 -0.130    7  0.060
COLORADO          10 10 10 42 38  0.003 14.641   10  0.004   10 -0.007    8  0.024   10 0.4993    5  0.275    4  0.095    9 -0.047
TEAM               W  L  T PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TORONTO FC        10 11  9 37 46 -0.021 14.674   11 -0.005   11 -0.014   12 -0.068   11 0.4942    4  0.384    5  0.094   12 -0.231
FC DALLAS         11 13  6 50 47  0.004 14.729   12 -0.012   12 -0.028    9  0.000   12 0.4921    1  0.737    1  0.489   15 -0.488
KANSAS CITY        8 13  9 33 42 -0.013 14.751   13 -0.035   13 -0.052   13 -0.071   13 0.4800    7  0.199   10 -0.060   11 -0.081
SAN JOSE           7 14  9 36 50 -0.002 15.002   14 -0.053   14 -0.068   14 -0.107   14 0.4733    3  0.481    3  0.140   14 -0.353
RED BULL NEW YORK  5 19  6 27 47 -0.026 14.900   15 -0.164   15 -0.150   15 -0.175   15 0.4446   10  0.060   15 -0.269   10 -0.081
TEAM               W  L  T PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING

WESTERN CONFERENCE
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING LOS ANGELES 14 6 14 42 34 -0.008 16.308 1 0.073 1 0.075 1 0.073 1 0.5259 12 0.011 9 -0.056 4 0.203 HOUSTON 14 9 10 40 31 0.030 16.356 2 0.042 2 0.044 2 0.061 2 0.5197 14 -0.105 12 -0.149 1 0.270 SEATTLE 12 8 12 38 30 0.005 15.575 4 0.033 4 0.033 5 0.047 4 0.5146 15 -0.117 14 -0.170 2 0.264 REAL SALT LAKE 13 12 9 48 38 0.045 17.074 6 0.021 6 0.017 3 0.056 6 0.5071 6 0.203 6 0.070 8 0.042 CHIVAS USA 13 12 7 36 34 0.021 15.838 8 0.011 8 0.005 7 0.030 7 0.5058 13 -0.076 13 -0.160 3 0.219 COLORADO 10 10 10 42 38 0.003 14.641 10 0.004 10 -0.007 8 0.024 10 0.4993 5 0.275 4 0.095 9 -0.047 FC DALLAS 11 13 6 50 47 0.004 14.729 12 -0.012 12 -0.028 9 0.000 12 0.4921 1 0.737 1 0.489 15 -0.488 SAN JOSE 7 14 9 36 50 -0.002 15.002 14 -0.053 14 -0.068 14 -0.107 14 0.4733 3 0.481 3 0.140 14 -0.353

EASTERN CONFERENCE
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING COLUMBUS 13 9 10 43 35 0.008 15.597 3 0.039 3 0.040 4 0.053 3 0.5148 8 0.147 7 0.023 6 0.083 CHICAGO 12 8 13 42 36 -0.006 15.948 5 0.030 5 0.031 6 0.039 5 0.5136 9 0.111 8 -0.017 5 0.095 DC UNITED 9 8 13 43 44 -0.008 14.611 7 0.012 7 0.008 10 -0.006 8 0.5031 2 0.517 2 0.273 13 -0.284 NEW ENGLAND 12 11 9 35 40 -0.021 15.505 9 0.005 9 -0.001 11 -0.035 9 0.5017 11 0.058 11 -0.130 7 0.060 TORONTO FC 10 11 9 37 46 -0.021 14.674 11 -0.005 11 -0.014 12 -0.068 11 0.4942 4 0.384 5 0.094 12 -0.231 KANSAS CITY 8 13 9 33 42 -0.013 14.751 13 -0.035 13 -0.052 13 -0.071 13 0.4800 7 0.199 10 -0.060 11 -0.081 RED BULL NEW YORK 5 19 6 27 47 -0.026 14.900 15 -0.164 15 -0.150 15 -0.175 15 0.4446 10 0.060 15 -0.269 10 -0.081

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