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
LOS ANGELES 31  7 2917 2628  0.053 19.204    1  1.428    1  0.598    1  0.506    1 0.5792  3.582  1.082 -0.070  0.000
HOUSTON     25 10 2286 2110  0.037 17.475    2  1.147    2  0.384    2  0.325    2 0.5537  3.265 -0.340  0.989  0.000
UTAH        22 15 2780 2736  0.081 19.712    3  0.897    3  0.216    5  0.116    3 0.5330  3.634  0.917 -0.686  0.000
NEW YORK    22 18 2666 2568  0.002 20.101    4  0.706    4  0.077    3  0.149    4 0.5097  3.379 -0.091  0.388  0.000
WASHINGTON  20 17 2486 2471 -0.013 18.675    5  0.646    5  0.058    7 -0.028    7 0.5041  3.431 -0.068  0.013  0.000
SEATTLE     17 17 2308 2250  0.049 17.717    6  0.601    6  0.021    4  0.138    5 0.5073  3.407  0.005  0.270  0.000
CHARLOTTE   18 16 2362 2269 -0.043 16.504    7  0.576    8  0.002    6  0.091    8 0.4992  3.470  0.205 -0.023  0.000
PORTLAND    16 16 2195 2227  0.011 16.599    8  0.574    7  0.005    8 -0.041    6 0.5047  3.482  0.123 -0.205  0.000
INDIANA     17 18 2295 2343 -0.003 18.014    9  0.526    9 -0.030   10 -0.062    9 0.4938  3.406 -0.198  0.075  0.000
ORLANDO     16 16 2254 2255 -0.052 15.748   10  0.515   10 -0.041    9 -0.043   10 0.4923  3.521  0.279 -0.364  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
MIAMI       15 17 2046 2088 -0.022 16.280   11  0.478   11 -0.063   11 -0.091   12 0.4878  3.349 -0.446  0.264  0.000
SACRAMENTO  14 18 2166 2294 -0.012 16.704   12  0.419   12 -0.103   12 -0.173   11 0.4884  3.484 -0.001 -0.345  0.000
PHOENIX     11 21 2091 2291 -0.019 16.972   13  0.195   13 -0.267   16 -0.397   13 0.4672  3.468 -0.288 -0.507  0.000
MINNESOTA   10 22 2003 2104 -0.014 16.614   14  0.129   14 -0.330   14 -0.206   14 0.4596  3.313 -0.696  0.283  0.000
CLEVELAND   10 22 2071 2140 -0.035 16.198   15  0.128   15 -0.335   13 -0.198   15 0.4508  3.378 -0.444  0.049  0.000
DETROIT      9 23 2114 2266 -0.073 16.069   16  0.000   16 -0.415   15 -0.283   16 0.4411  3.467 -0.181 -0.385  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 LOS ANGELES 31 7 2917 2628 0.053 19.204 1 1.428 1 0.598 1 0.506 1 0.5792 3.582 1.082 -0.070 0.000 HOUSTON 25 10 2286 2110 0.037 17.475 2 1.147 2 0.384 2 0.325 2 0.5537 3.265 -0.340 0.989 0.000 UTAH 22 15 2780 2736 0.081 19.712 3 0.897 3 0.216 5 0.116 3 0.5330 3.634 0.917 -0.686 0.000 SEATTLE 17 17 2308 2250 0.049 17.717 6 0.601 6 0.021 4 0.138 5 0.5073 3.407 0.005 0.270 0.000 PORTLAND 16 16 2195 2227 0.011 16.599 8 0.574 7 0.005 8 -0.041 6 0.5047 3.482 0.123 -0.205 0.000 SACRAMENTO 14 18 2166 2294 -0.012 16.704 12 0.419 12 -0.103 12 -0.173 11 0.4884 3.484 -0.001 -0.345 0.000 PHOENIX 11 21 2091 2291 -0.019 16.972 13 0.195 13 -0.267 16 -0.397 13 0.4672 3.468 -0.288 -0.507 0.000 MINNESOTA 10 22 2003 2104 -0.014 16.614 14 0.129 14 -0.330 14 -0.206 14 0.4596 3.313 -0.696 0.283 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 NEW YORK 22 18 2666 2568 0.002 20.101 4 0.706 4 0.077 3 0.149 4 0.5097 3.379 -0.091 0.388 0.000 WASHINGTON 20 17 2486 2471 -0.013 18.675 5 0.646 5 0.058 7 -0.028 7 0.5041 3.431 -0.068 0.013 0.000 CHARLOTTE 18 16 2362 2269 -0.043 16.504 7 0.576 8 0.002 6 0.091 8 0.4992 3.470 0.205 -0.023 0.000 INDIANA 17 18 2295 2343 -0.003 18.014 9 0.526 9 -0.030 10 -0.062 9 0.4938 3.406 -0.198 0.075 0.000 ORLANDO 16 16 2254 2255 -0.052 15.748 10 0.515 10 -0.041 9 -0.043 10 0.4923 3.521 0.279 -0.364 0.000 MIAMI 15 17 2046 2088 -0.022 16.280 11 0.478 11 -0.063 11 -0.091 12 0.4878 3.349 -0.446 0.264 0.000 CLEVELAND 10 22 2071 2140 -0.035 16.198 15 0.128 15 -0.335 13 -0.198 15 0.4508 3.378 -0.444 0.049 0.000 DETROIT 9 23 2114 2266 -0.073 16.069 16 0.000 16 -0.415 15 -0.283 16 0.4411 3.467 -0.181 -0.385 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 146 126 0.537    1  0.038
EASTERN CONFERENCE 127 147 0.464    2 -0.075

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.322 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.028 points in improved RPI (0.023 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Dec 31 14:13:04 2007
games through: Sat Aug 31 2002

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