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   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
LYNX      9  1  873  753  0.289  5.475    1  1.356    1  0.730    1  0.753    1 0.5882  3.609  0.675  0.832  0.000 P
SPARKS    8  3  955  874 -0.120  4.693    2  1.026    2  0.277    3  0.325    2 0.5358  3.677  0.547  0.104  0.000 P
LIBERTY   7  4  898  895  0.028  5.604    3  0.960    3  0.246    5  0.056    3 0.5242  3.617  0.015  0.098  0.000 P
MYSTICS   7  4  920  892 -0.097  4.981    4  0.887    4  0.161    4  0.060    5 0.5121  3.646  0.143 -0.024  0.000 P
SUN       5  5  855  798  0.269  5.457    5  0.855    5  0.112    2  0.432    4 0.5127  3.687  0.697  0.167  0.000 P
DREAM     5  5  764  804  0.009  5.297    6  0.738    6  0.041    9 -0.201    9 0.4925  3.546 -0.545  0.143  0.000 P
STORM     6  5  906  883 -0.174  4.707    7  0.680    9 -0.033    7  0.005    6 0.4984  3.634  0.037 -0.027  0.000 P
MERCURY   6  5  896  862 -0.182  4.643    8  0.679    8 -0.033    6  0.018    8 0.4940  3.569 -0.231  0.266  0.000 P
FEVER     6  6  960 1028 -0.037  6.113    9  0.644    7  0.012   10 -0.309    7 0.4950  3.637 -0.266 -0.351  0.000 P
WINGS     6  8 1184 1224  0.061  7.520   10  0.605   10 -0.061    8 -0.107   10 0.4871  3.732  0.362 -0.575  0.000
TEAM      W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
SKY       2  9  847  935 -0.041  5.815   11  0.276   11 -0.487   11 -0.385   11 0.4270  3.630 -0.373 -0.397  0.000 P
STARS     0 12  872  982  0.010  6.656   12  0.000   12 -0.833   12 -0.465   12 0.3854  3.515 -0.934  0.005  0.000 P

WESTERN CONFERENCE
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR LYNX 9 1 873 753 0.289 5.475 1 1.356 1 0.730 1 0.753 1 0.5882 3.609 0.675 0.832 0.000 P SPARKS 8 3 955 874 -0.120 4.693 2 1.026 2 0.277 3 0.325 2 0.5358 3.677 0.547 0.104 0.000 P STORM 6 5 906 883 -0.174 4.707 7 0.680 9 -0.033 7 0.005 6 0.4984 3.634 0.037 -0.027 0.000 P MERCURY 6 5 896 862 -0.182 4.643 8 0.679 8 -0.033 6 0.018 8 0.4940 3.569 -0.231 0.266 0.000 P WINGS 6 8 1184 1224 0.061 7.520 10 0.605 10 -0.061 8 -0.107 10 0.4871 3.732 0.362 -0.575 0.000 STARS 0 12 872 982 0.010 6.656 12 0.000 12 -0.833 12 -0.465 12 0.3854 3.515 -0.934 0.005 0.000 P

EASTERN CONFERENCE
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR LIBERTY 7 4 898 895 0.028 5.604 3 0.960 3 0.246 5 0.056 3 0.5242 3.617 0.015 0.098 0.000 P MYSTICS 7 4 920 892 -0.097 4.981 4 0.887 4 0.161 4 0.060 5 0.5121 3.646 0.143 -0.024 0.000 P SUN 5 5 855 798 0.269 5.457 5 0.855 5 0.112 2 0.432 4 0.5127 3.687 0.697 0.167 0.000 P DREAM 5 5 764 804 0.009 5.297 6 0.738 6 0.041 9 -0.201 9 0.4925 3.546 -0.545 0.143 0.000 P FEVER 6 6 960 1028 -0.037 6.113 9 0.644 7 0.012 10 -0.309 7 0.4950 3.637 -0.266 -0.351 0.000 P SKY 2 9 847 935 -0.041 5.815 11 0.276 11 -0.487 11 -0.385 11 0.4270 3.630 -0.373 -0.397 0.000 P


DIVISION            W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 35 34 0.507    1  0.133
EASTERN CONFERENCE 32 33 0.492    2 -0.103

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.300 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.024 points in improved RPI (0.023 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu Jun 22 05:30:19 2017
games through: Wed Jun 21 2017

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