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
STORM    17  6 2018 1843  0.040 10.698    1  1.352    1  0.480    1  0.500    1 0.5570  3.660  0.606  0.394  0.000
MERCURY  15  9 2006 1941  0.090 12.087    2  1.148    2  0.307    4  0.218    2 0.5330  3.638  0.229  0.206  0.000
SPARKS   14  9 1826 1781  0.078 11.501    3  1.114    3  0.276    5  0.185    4 0.5280  3.538 -0.231  0.602  0.000
WINGS    14  9 2024 1876  0.058 10.979    4  1.105    4  0.231    2  0.464    3 0.5282  3.729  0.881  0.048  0.000
DREAM    14  9 1814 1819 -0.045 10.786    5  1.015    5  0.194    8 -0.015    5 0.5173  3.569 -0.301  0.271  0.000
LYNX     13 10 1820 1766  0.016 11.019    6  0.952    6  0.121    6  0.142    6 0.5122  3.550 -0.222  0.506  0.000
MYSTICS  13 10 1940 1896 -0.048 10.507    7  0.915    7  0.097    7  0.084    7 0.5101  3.677  0.265 -0.096  0.000
SUN      12 11 1977 1886  0.045 11.063    8  0.886    8  0.046    3  0.218    8 0.5067  3.706  0.530 -0.093  0.000
ACES     11 13 1987 2040  0.062 12.363    9  0.785    9 -0.018    9 -0.049    9 0.4974  3.675  0.126 -0.223  0.000
LIBERTY   7 16 1811 1940 -0.111 10.881   10  0.388   11 -0.445   10 -0.460   11 0.4483  3.599 -0.618 -0.301  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       7 16 1857 2060 -0.081 11.260   11  0.384   10 -0.424   11 -0.623   10 0.4545  3.697 -0.352 -0.893  0.000
FEVER     2 21 1729 1961 -0.018 11.912   12  0.000   12 -0.871   12 -0.676   12 0.4060  3.588 -0.880 -0.472  0.000

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 STORM 17 6 2018 1843 0.040 10.698 1 1.352 1 0.480 1 0.500 1 0.5570 3.660 0.606 0.394 0.000 MERCURY 15 9 2006 1941 0.090 12.087 2 1.148 2 0.307 4 0.218 2 0.5330 3.638 0.229 0.206 0.000 SPARKS 14 9 1826 1781 0.078 11.501 3 1.114 3 0.276 5 0.185 4 0.5280 3.538 -0.231 0.602 0.000 WINGS 14 9 2024 1876 0.058 10.979 4 1.105 4 0.231 2 0.464 3 0.5282 3.729 0.881 0.048 0.000 LYNX 13 10 1820 1766 0.016 11.019 6 0.952 6 0.121 6 0.142 6 0.5122 3.550 -0.222 0.506 0.000 ACES 11 13 1987 2040 0.062 12.363 9 0.785 9 -0.018 9 -0.049 9 0.4974 3.675 0.126 -0.223 0.000

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 DREAM 14 9 1814 1819 -0.045 10.786 5 1.015 5 0.194 8 -0.015 5 0.5173 3.569 -0.301 0.271 0.000 MYSTICS 13 10 1940 1896 -0.048 10.507 7 0.915 7 0.097 7 0.084 7 0.5101 3.677 0.265 -0.096 0.000 SUN 12 11 1977 1886 0.045 11.063 8 0.886 8 0.046 3 0.218 8 0.5067 3.706 0.530 -0.093 0.000 LIBERTY 7 16 1811 1940 -0.111 10.881 10 0.388 11 -0.445 10 -0.460 11 0.4483 3.599 -0.618 -0.301 0.000 SKY 7 16 1857 2060 -0.081 11.260 11 0.384 10 -0.424 11 -0.623 10 0.4545 3.697 -0.352 -0.893 0.000 FEVER 2 21 1729 1961 -0.018 11.912 12 0.000 12 -0.871 12 -0.676 12 0.4060 3.588 -0.880 -0.472 0.000


DIVISION            W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 84 56 0.600    1  0.303
EASTERN CONFERENCE 55 83 0.399    2 -0.305

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.238 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.018 points in improved RPI (0.023 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Jul 20 05:30:14 2018
games through: Thu Jul 19 2018

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