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
SAN JOSE       20  7  9 74 46  0.010 17.503    1  0.879    1  0.200    1  0.273    1 0.5410  0.725  0.715 -0.168  0.000
KANSAS CITY    19  8  9 43 29  0.005 17.690    2  0.863    2  0.192    2  0.179    2 0.5362 -0.296 -0.186  0.544  0.000
SEATTLE        17  9 12 54 37  0.015 18.818    3  0.783    3  0.144    4  0.174    3 0.5245  0.040  0.029  0.318  0.000
NEW YORK       16 10 10 58 48  0.019 18.035    4  0.726    4  0.114    8  0.092    5 0.5213  0.501  0.321 -0.138  0.000
LOS ANGELES    20 14  6 71 53  0.019 19.783    5  0.720    6  0.110    3  0.176    8 0.5177  0.585  0.482 -0.131  0.000
DC UNITED      18 11  9 57 48  0.005 18.790    6  0.712    7  0.108    7  0.100    4 0.5218  0.314  0.167  0.033  0.000
CHICAGO        17 11  6 46 41 -0.010 16.735    7  0.711    5  0.111    9  0.037    6 0.5198  0.228  0.035  0.040  0.000
REAL SALT LAKE 17 12  7 46 36  0.009 17.785    8  0.690    8  0.095    6  0.105    9 0.5157 -0.047 -0.101  0.310  0.000
HOUSTON        16 11 12 55 47  0.038 19.748    9  0.674    9  0.085    5  0.119    7 0.5191  0.241  0.126  0.111  0.000
COLUMBUS       15 12  7 44 44 -0.015 16.768   10  0.618   10  0.059   10 -0.008   10 0.5088  0.253  0.009 -0.026  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
VANCOUVER      11 14 10 36 43  0.002 17.613   11  0.438   11 -0.061   11 -0.071   11 0.4898 -0.087 -0.304  0.162  0.000
MONTREAL       12 16  6 45 51 -0.002 17.065   12  0.417   12 -0.073   13 -0.074   12 0.4865  0.409  0.074 -0.221  0.000
FC DALLAS       9 13 12 42 47 -0.015 16.951   13  0.368   13 -0.104   15 -0.076   13 0.4848  0.247 -0.063 -0.089  0.000
PORTLAND        8 16 10 34 56 -0.016 17.242   14  0.271   14 -0.148   17 -0.243   17 0.4713  0.241 -0.235 -0.251  0.000
PHILADELPHIA   10 18  6 37 45 -0.013 16.975   15  0.269   15 -0.152   16 -0.114   15 0.4722  0.086 -0.226 -0.003  0.000
NEW ENGLAND     9 17  8 39 44 -0.000 17.113   16  0.252   16 -0.164   12 -0.074   14 0.4737  0.111 -0.166  0.019  0.000
COLORADO       11 19  4 44 50 -0.012 16.949   17  0.242   17 -0.169   14 -0.075   16 0.4713  0.329  0.004 -0.155  0.000
CHIVAS USA      7 18  9 24 58 -0.014 17.403   18  0.176   18 -0.185   19 -0.361   18 0.4611  0.034 -0.510 -0.213  0.000
TORONTO FC      5 21  8 36 62 -0.015 17.408   19  0.000   19 -0.302   18 -0.300   19 0.4459  0.438 -0.127 -0.473  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 SAN JOSE 20 7 9 74 46 0.010 17.503 1 0.879 1 0.200 1 0.273 1 0.5410 0.725 0.715 -0.168 0.000 SEATTLE 17 9 12 54 37 0.015 18.818 3 0.783 3 0.144 4 0.174 3 0.5245 0.040 0.029 0.318 0.000 LOS ANGELES 20 14 6 71 53 0.019 19.783 5 0.720 6 0.110 3 0.176 8 0.5177 0.585 0.482 -0.131 0.000 REAL SALT LAKE 17 12 7 46 36 0.009 17.785 8 0.690 8 0.095 6 0.105 9 0.5157 -0.047 -0.101 0.310 0.000 VANCOUVER 11 14 10 36 43 0.002 17.613 11 0.438 11 -0.061 11 -0.071 11 0.4898 -0.087 -0.304 0.162 0.000 FC DALLAS 9 13 12 42 47 -0.015 16.951 13 0.368 13 -0.104 15 -0.076 13 0.4848 0.247 -0.063 -0.089 0.000 PORTLAND 8 16 10 34 56 -0.016 17.242 14 0.271 14 -0.148 17 -0.243 17 0.4713 0.241 -0.235 -0.251 0.000 COLORADO 11 19 4 44 50 -0.012 16.949 17 0.242 17 -0.169 14 -0.075 16 0.4713 0.329 0.004 -0.155 0.000 CHIVAS USA 7 18 9 24 58 -0.014 17.403 18 0.176 18 -0.185 19 -0.361 18 0.4611 0.034 -0.510 -0.213 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 KANSAS CITY 19 8 9 43 29 0.005 17.690 2 0.863 2 0.192 2 0.179 2 0.5362 -0.296 -0.186 0.544 0.000 NEW YORK 16 10 10 58 48 0.019 18.035 4 0.726 4 0.114 8 0.092 5 0.5213 0.501 0.321 -0.138 0.000 DC UNITED 18 11 9 57 48 0.005 18.790 6 0.712 7 0.108 7 0.100 4 0.5218 0.314 0.167 0.033 0.000 CHICAGO 17 11 6 46 41 -0.010 16.735 7 0.711 5 0.111 9 0.037 6 0.5198 0.228 0.035 0.040 0.000 HOUSTON 16 11 12 55 47 0.038 19.748 9 0.674 9 0.085 5 0.119 7 0.5191 0.241 0.126 0.111 0.000 COLUMBUS 15 12 7 44 44 -0.015 16.768 10 0.618 10 0.059 10 -0.008 10 0.5088 0.253 0.009 -0.026 0.000 MONTREAL 12 16 6 45 51 -0.002 17.065 12 0.417 12 -0.073 13 -0.074 12 0.4865 0.409 0.074 -0.221 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 10 18 6 37 45 -0.013 16.975 15 0.269 15 -0.152 16 -0.114 15 0.4722 0.086 -0.226 -0.003 0.000 NEW ENGLAND 9 17 8 39 44 -0.000 17.113 16 0.252 16 -0.164 12 -0.074 14 0.4737 0.111 -0.166 0.019 0.000 TORONTO FC 5 21 8 36 62 -0.015 17.408 19 0.000 19 -0.302 18 -0.300 19 0.4459 0.438 -0.127 -0.473 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
EASTERN CONFERENCE 137 135  81 0.503    1 -0.003
WESTERN CONFERENCE 120 122  79 0.497    2 -0.015

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.312 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: Sun Dec  9 11:02:26 2012
games through: Sat Dec  1 2012

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