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
DETROIT     31 11 3125 2948 -0.023 19.792    1  1.137    1  0.356    2  0.195    1 0.5527  3.557  0.641 -0.251  0.000
LOS ANGELES 29 14 3153 3041  0.018 21.097    2  1.017    2  0.283    4  0.139    2 0.5411  3.561  0.600 -0.322  0.000
HOUSTON     21 16 2440 2325  0.006 17.839    3  0.752    4  0.092    1  0.201    3 0.5133  3.352 -0.171  0.574  0.000
SACRAMENTO  22 18 2676 2626  0.047 20.280    4  0.732    3  0.094    5  0.075    4 0.5133  3.403 -0.100  0.250  0.000
CONNECTICUT 20 18 2656 2689  0.012 19.116    5  0.653    5  0.045    9 -0.025    5 0.5083  3.511  0.229 -0.278  0.000
SEATTLE     18 16 2388 2274  0.016 16.507    6  0.641    7  0.028    3  0.144    6 0.5056  3.473  0.242  0.046  0.000
MINNESOTA   19 18 2587 2596  0.024 18.684    7  0.621    6  0.031    8 -0.017    7 0.5049  3.510  0.230 -0.265  0.000
CLEVELAND   18 19 2432 2422  0.013 18.486    8  0.555    8 -0.017    7 -0.012    8 0.4998  3.365 -0.334  0.311  0.000
CHARLOTTE   18 18 2345 2331 -0.021 17.503    9  0.546    9 -0.021    6 -0.011    9 0.4985  3.345 -0.407  0.386  0.000
INDIANA     16 18 2337 2321  0.002 16.838   10  0.495   10 -0.056   10 -0.026   10 0.4924  3.454 -0.003 -0.048  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
NEW YORK    16 18 2243 2256 -0.017 16.706   11  0.475   11 -0.062   11 -0.028   11 0.4909  3.392 -0.248  0.192  0.000
SAN ANTONIO 12 22 2215 2427 -0.019 17.539   12  0.253   12 -0.210   14 -0.294   12 0.4650  3.461 -0.244 -0.344  0.000
WASHINGTON   9 25 2330 2498 -0.031 17.239   13  0.054   13 -0.356   13 -0.230   13 0.4463  3.531  0.105 -0.565  0.000
PHOENIX      8 26 2097 2270 -0.005 17.575   14  0.000   14 -0.395   12 -0.229   14 0.4399  3.320 -0.721  0.264  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 29 14 3153 3041 0.018 21.097 2 1.017 2 0.283 4 0.139 2 0.5411 3.561 0.600 -0.322 0.000 HOUSTON 21 16 2440 2325 0.006 17.839 3 0.752 4 0.092 1 0.201 3 0.5133 3.352 -0.171 0.574 0.000 SACRAMENTO 22 18 2676 2626 0.047 20.280 4 0.732 3 0.094 5 0.075 4 0.5133 3.403 -0.100 0.250 0.000 SEATTLE 18 16 2388 2274 0.016 16.507 6 0.641 7 0.028 3 0.144 6 0.5056 3.473 0.242 0.046 0.000 MINNESOTA 19 18 2587 2596 0.024 18.684 7 0.621 6 0.031 8 -0.017 7 0.5049 3.510 0.230 -0.265 0.000 SAN ANTONIO 12 22 2215 2427 -0.019 17.539 12 0.253 12 -0.210 14 -0.294 12 0.4650 3.461 -0.244 -0.344 0.000 PHOENIX 8 26 2097 2270 -0.005 17.575 14 0.000 14 -0.395 12 -0.229 14 0.4399 3.320 -0.721 0.264 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 DETROIT 31 11 3125 2948 -0.023 19.792 1 1.137 1 0.356 2 0.195 1 0.5527 3.557 0.641 -0.251 0.000 CONNECTICUT 20 18 2656 2689 0.012 19.116 5 0.653 5 0.045 9 -0.025 5 0.5083 3.511 0.229 -0.278 0.000 CLEVELAND 18 19 2432 2422 0.013 18.486 8 0.555 8 -0.017 7 -0.012 8 0.4998 3.365 -0.334 0.311 0.000 CHARLOTTE 18 18 2345 2331 -0.021 17.503 9 0.546 9 -0.021 6 -0.011 9 0.4985 3.345 -0.407 0.386 0.000 INDIANA 16 18 2337 2321 0.002 16.838 10 0.495 10 -0.056 10 -0.026 10 0.4924 3.454 -0.003 -0.048 0.000 NEW YORK 16 18 2243 2256 -0.017 16.706 11 0.475 11 -0.062 11 -0.028 11 0.4909 3.392 -0.248 0.192 0.000 WASHINGTON 9 25 2330 2498 -0.031 17.239 13 0.054 13 -0.356 13 -0.230 13 0.4463 3.531 0.105 -0.565 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 129 130 0.498    1  0.001
EASTERN CONFERENCE 128 127 0.502    2 -0.023

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.407 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.032 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 14:14:24 2007
games through: Tue Sep 16 2003

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