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    21  5 11 50 30  0.020 18.360    1  0.653    1  0.190    1  0.196    1 0.5514 -0.164 -0.078  0.470  0.000
SEATTLE        20  7  9 61 39 -0.002 17.640    2  0.578    2  0.154    2  0.151    2 0.5410  0.392  0.293  0.010  0.000
HOUSTON        14  9 13 47 41  0.013 18.113    3  0.408    3  0.072    5  0.044    5 0.5167  0.157 -0.005  0.092  0.000
KANSAS CITY    15 10 11 53 41  0.010 17.957    4  0.391    4  0.058    3  0.101    4 0.5175  0.281  0.150  0.051  0.000
REAL SALT LAKE 16 12  8 48 39  0.046 18.445    5  0.388    5  0.056    4  0.099    3 0.5176  0.093  0.002  0.197  0.000
FC DALLAS      15 12  7 42 39 -0.005 16.907    6  0.349    6  0.036    7  0.026    6 0.5097  0.083 -0.078  0.131  0.000
COLORADO       13 11 13 45 45 -0.006 18.483    7  0.299    7  0.006   10 -0.010    7 0.5055  0.125 -0.083  0.063  0.000
NEW YORK       10 11 17 53 51  0.035 19.481    8  0.283    8 -0.006    6  0.039    9 0.5011  0.383  0.173 -0.095  0.000
PHILADELPHIA   11 10 16 45 39 -0.016 18.243    9  0.282    9 -0.006    8  0.023    8 0.5016  0.007 -0.137  0.182  0.000
CHICAGO         9  9 16 46 45 -0.006 16.940   10  0.276   10 -0.008    9  0.006   10 0.4992  0.338  0.102 -0.090  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
COLUMBUS       12 13  8 41 44 -0.023 16.310   11  0.236   11 -0.030   11 -0.035   11 0.4943  0.228 -0.028 -0.041  0.000
PORTLAND       11 14  8 38 46  0.009 16.809   12  0.231   12 -0.031   15 -0.060   12 0.4901  0.205 -0.072 -0.049  0.000
SAN JOSE        8 12 14 40 44  0.010 17.301   13  0.190   13 -0.059   13 -0.049   13 0.4876  0.165 -0.092 -0.006  0.000
DC UNITED       8 13 12 47 52 -0.016 16.457   14  0.158   14 -0.074   14 -0.054   14 0.4809  0.565  0.242 -0.349  0.000
CHIVAS USA      8 14 12 41 43 -0.009 17.015   15  0.145   15 -0.081   12 -0.040   15 0.4784  0.169 -0.080  0.000  0.000
TORONTO FC      6 13 14 34 57 -0.024 16.689   16  0.099   16 -0.097   18 -0.190   16 0.4737  0.358 -0.077 -0.303  0.000
NEW ENGLAND     5 16 13 37 57 -0.021 17.183   17  0.008   17 -0.143   17 -0.181   17 0.4606  0.397 -0.035 -0.327  0.000
VANCOUVER       6 17 10 35 51 -0.021 16.675   18  0.000   18 -0.147   16 -0.165   18 0.4593  0.229 -0.157 -0.172  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 21 5 11 50 30 0.020 18.360 1 0.653 1 0.190 1 0.196 1 0.5514 -0.164 -0.078 0.470 0.000 SEATTLE 20 7 9 61 39 -0.002 17.640 2 0.578 2 0.154 2 0.151 2 0.5410 0.392 0.293 0.010 0.000 REAL SALT LAKE 16 12 8 48 39 0.046 18.445 5 0.388 5 0.056 4 0.099 3 0.5176 0.093 0.002 0.197 0.000 FC DALLAS 15 12 7 42 39 -0.005 16.907 6 0.349 6 0.036 7 0.026 6 0.5097 0.083 -0.078 0.131 0.000 COLORADO 13 11 13 45 45 -0.006 18.483 7 0.299 7 0.006 10 -0.010 7 0.5055 0.125 -0.083 0.063 0.000 PORTLAND 11 14 8 38 46 0.009 16.809 12 0.231 12 -0.031 15 -0.060 12 0.4901 0.205 -0.072 -0.049 0.000 SAN JOSE 8 12 14 40 44 0.010 17.301 13 0.190 13 -0.059 13 -0.049 13 0.4876 0.165 -0.092 -0.006 0.000 CHIVAS USA 8 14 12 41 43 -0.009 17.015 15 0.145 15 -0.081 12 -0.040 15 0.4784 0.169 -0.080 0.000 0.000 VANCOUVER 6 17 10 35 51 -0.021 16.675 18 0.000 18 -0.147 16 -0.165 18 0.4593 0.229 -0.157 -0.172 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 HOUSTON 14 9 13 47 41 0.013 18.113 3 0.408 3 0.072 5 0.044 5 0.5167 0.157 -0.005 0.092 0.000 KANSAS CITY 15 10 11 53 41 0.010 17.957 4 0.391 4 0.058 3 0.101 4 0.5175 0.281 0.150 0.051 0.000 NEW YORK 10 11 17 53 51 0.035 19.481 8 0.283 8 -0.006 6 0.039 9 0.5011 0.383 0.173 -0.095 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 11 10 16 45 39 -0.016 18.243 9 0.282 9 -0.006 8 0.023 8 0.5016 0.007 -0.137 0.182 0.000 CHICAGO 9 9 16 46 45 -0.006 16.940 10 0.276 10 -0.008 9 0.006 10 0.4992 0.338 0.102 -0.090 0.000 COLUMBUS 12 13 8 41 44 -0.023 16.310 11 0.236 11 -0.030 11 -0.035 11 0.4943 0.228 -0.028 -0.041 0.000 DC UNITED 8 13 12 47 52 -0.016 16.457 14 0.158 14 -0.074 14 -0.054 14 0.4809 0.565 0.242 -0.349 0.000 TORONTO FC 6 13 14 34 57 -0.024 16.689 16 0.099 16 -0.097 18 -0.190 16 0.4737 0.358 -0.077 -0.303 0.000 NEW ENGLAND 5 16 13 37 57 -0.021 17.183 17 0.008 17 -0.143 17 -0.181 17 0.4606 0.397 -0.035 -0.327 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 118 104  92 0.522    1  0.039
EASTERN CONFERENCE  90 104 120 0.478    2 -0.053

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.299 points in main ratings (0.205 for semineutral)
     0.029 points in improved RPI (0.020 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Sep  2 08:19:25 2012
games through: Sun Nov 20 2011

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