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 26 11 2676 2563  0.041 19.164    1  0.991    1  0.309    3  0.130    1 0.5461  3.538  0.572 -0.313  0.000
SEATTLE     26 16 2996 2759  0.041 21.439    2  0.830    2  0.185    1  0.304    2 0.5281  3.486  0.534  0.073  0.000
SACRAMENTO  21 19 2704 2642  0.106 21.816    3  0.640    3  0.089    2  0.161    3 0.5128  3.413  0.103  0.219  0.000
CONNECTICUT 23 19 2864 2810 -0.033 20.871    4  0.561    4  0.043    4  0.104    4 0.5111  3.437  0.140  0.068  0.000
MINNESOTA   18 18 2277 2324  0.032 19.124    5  0.517    5  0.018    7 -0.060    7 0.4990  3.340 -0.400  0.280  0.000
PHOENIX     17 17 2300 2235  0.023 17.481    6  0.503    6 -0.007    5  0.083    6 0.4998  3.431  0.093  0.074  0.000
NEW YORK    20 19 2567 2620 -0.060 19.392    7  0.478    7 -0.013   12 -0.142    5 0.5009  3.402 -0.244 -0.040  0.000
WASHINGTON  18 19 2518 2599 -0.035 18.833    8  0.439    8 -0.039   10 -0.113    8 0.4969  3.505  0.193 -0.419  0.000
DETROIT     18 19 2568 2588 -0.056 18.320    9  0.429    9 -0.054    6 -0.054    9 0.4961  3.525  0.335 -0.442  0.000
CHARLOTTE   16 18 2092 2168 -0.053 17.055   10  0.389   10 -0.068   11 -0.140   10 0.4917  3.288 -0.671  0.390  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
INDIANA     15 19 2198 2245 -0.053 16.991   11  0.316   11 -0.117    9 -0.094   11 0.4851  3.383 -0.269  0.080  0.000
HOUSTON     13 21 2177 2211  0.014 17.787   12  0.253   12 -0.160    8 -0.092   12 0.4719  3.362 -0.347  0.163  0.000
SAN ANTONIO  9 25 2191 2364  0.008 18.211   13  0.000   13 -0.321   13 -0.186   13 0.4457  3.428 -0.188 -0.183  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 26 11 2676 2563 0.041 19.164 1 0.991 1 0.309 3 0.130 1 0.5461 3.538 0.572 -0.313 0.000 SEATTLE 26 16 2996 2759 0.041 21.439 2 0.830 2 0.185 1 0.304 2 0.5281 3.486 0.534 0.073 0.000 SACRAMENTO 21 19 2704 2642 0.106 21.816 3 0.640 3 0.089 2 0.161 3 0.5128 3.413 0.103 0.219 0.000 MINNESOTA 18 18 2277 2324 0.032 19.124 5 0.517 5 0.018 7 -0.060 7 0.4990 3.340 -0.400 0.280 0.000 PHOENIX 17 17 2300 2235 0.023 17.481 6 0.503 6 -0.007 5 0.083 6 0.4998 3.431 0.093 0.074 0.000 HOUSTON 13 21 2177 2211 0.014 17.787 12 0.253 12 -0.160 8 -0.092 12 0.4719 3.362 -0.347 0.163 0.000 SAN ANTONIO 9 25 2191 2364 0.008 18.211 13 0.000 13 -0.321 13 -0.186 13 0.4457 3.428 -0.188 -0.183 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 CONNECTICUT 23 19 2864 2810 -0.033 20.871 4 0.561 4 0.043 4 0.104 4 0.5111 3.437 0.140 0.068 0.000 NEW YORK 20 19 2567 2620 -0.060 19.392 7 0.478 7 -0.013 12 -0.142 5 0.5009 3.402 -0.244 -0.040 0.000 WASHINGTON 18 19 2518 2599 -0.035 18.833 8 0.439 8 -0.039 10 -0.113 8 0.4969 3.505 0.193 -0.419 0.000 DETROIT 18 19 2568 2588 -0.056 18.320 9 0.429 9 -0.054 6 -0.054 9 0.4961 3.525 0.335 -0.442 0.000 CHARLOTTE 16 18 2092 2168 -0.053 17.055 10 0.389 10 -0.068 11 -0.140 10 0.4917 3.288 -0.671 0.390 0.000 INDIANA 15 19 2198 2245 -0.053 16.991 11 0.316 11 -0.117 9 -0.094 11 0.4851 3.383 -0.269 0.080 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 130 127 0.506    1  0.100
EASTERN CONFERENCE 110 113 0.493    2 -0.142

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.336 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.030 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 14:15:41 2007
games through: Tue Oct 12 2004

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