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
SACRAMENTO  32 10 2899 2618  0.055 20.902    1  1.546    1  0.578    1  0.510    1 0.5624  3.371  0.270  0.750  0.000
CONNECTICUT 31 11 3028 2775  0.053 20.972    2  1.452    2  0.514    2  0.432    2 0.5583  3.516  0.764  0.099  0.000
INDIANA     23 15 2426 2384  0.004 19.112    3  1.071    3  0.216    5  0.109    3 0.5243  3.289 -0.438  0.655  0.000
SEATTLE     21 16 2695 2616 -0.027 18.101    4  0.917    4  0.098    4  0.126    4 0.5114  3.574  0.700 -0.448  0.000
HOUSTON     21 18 2652 2607  0.027 19.932    5  0.888    5  0.076    3  0.130    5 0.5099  3.418  0.068  0.192  0.000
NEW YORK    18 18 2417 2406 -0.023 17.933    6  0.751    6 -0.020    7 -0.041    6 0.4989  3.433 -0.044 -0.038  0.000
LOS ANGELES 17 19 2461 2501  0.028 18.795    7  0.721    7 -0.035    8 -0.098    7 0.4963  3.499  0.163 -0.359  0.000
PHOENIX     16 18 2361 2354 -0.020 16.961    8  0.667    9 -0.084    6  0.043    9 0.4905  3.512  0.357 -0.271  0.000
WASHINGTON  16 18 2263 2305 -0.033 17.033    9  0.663    8 -0.082   10 -0.140    8 0.4909  3.428 -0.162 -0.119  0.000
DETROIT     16 20 2376 2435 -0.005 18.473   10  0.628   10 -0.108    9 -0.114   10 0.4881  3.412 -0.197 -0.032  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
MINNESOTA   14 20 2211 2288 -0.008 17.546   11  0.537   11 -0.174   11 -0.205   11 0.4791  3.389 -0.377 -0.033  0.000
SAN ANTONIO  7 27 2141 2401 -0.018 18.095   12  0.110   12 -0.596   13 -0.540   12 0.4322  3.425 -0.574 -0.505  0.000
CHARLOTTE    6 28 2095 2335 -0.038 17.812   13  0.000   13 -0.682   12 -0.443   13 0.4252  3.368 -0.697 -0.189  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 SACRAMENTO 32 10 2899 2618 0.055 20.902 1 1.546 1 0.578 1 0.510 1 0.5624 3.371 0.270 0.750 0.000 SEATTLE 21 16 2695 2616 -0.027 18.101 4 0.917 4 0.098 4 0.126 4 0.5114 3.574 0.700 -0.448 0.000 HOUSTON 21 18 2652 2607 0.027 19.932 5 0.888 5 0.076 3 0.130 5 0.5099 3.418 0.068 0.192 0.000 LOS ANGELES 17 19 2461 2501 0.028 18.795 7 0.721 7 -0.035 8 -0.098 7 0.4963 3.499 0.163 -0.359 0.000 PHOENIX 16 18 2361 2354 -0.020 16.961 8 0.667 9 -0.084 6 0.043 9 0.4905 3.512 0.357 -0.271 0.000 MINNESOTA 14 20 2211 2288 -0.008 17.546 11 0.537 11 -0.174 11 -0.205 11 0.4791 3.389 -0.377 -0.033 0.000 SAN ANTONIO 7 27 2141 2401 -0.018 18.095 12 0.110 12 -0.596 13 -0.540 12 0.4322 3.425 -0.574 -0.505 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 31 11 3028 2775 0.053 20.972 2 1.452 2 0.514 2 0.432 2 0.5583 3.516 0.764 0.099 0.000 INDIANA 23 15 2426 2384 0.004 19.112 3 1.071 3 0.216 5 0.109 3 0.5243 3.289 -0.438 0.655 0.000 NEW YORK 18 18 2417 2406 -0.023 17.933 6 0.751 6 -0.020 7 -0.041 6 0.4989 3.433 -0.044 -0.038 0.000 WASHINGTON 16 18 2263 2305 -0.033 17.033 9 0.663 8 -0.082 10 -0.140 8 0.4909 3.428 -0.162 -0.119 0.000 DETROIT 16 20 2376 2435 -0.005 18.473 10 0.628 10 -0.108 9 -0.114 10 0.4881 3.412 -0.197 -0.032 0.000 CHARLOTTE 6 28 2095 2335 -0.038 17.812 13 0.000 13 -0.682 12 -0.443 13 0.4252 3.368 -0.697 -0.189 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 128 128 0.500    1 -0.006
EASTERN CONFERENCE 110 110 0.500    2 -0.046

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.344 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.034 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 14:17:01 2007
games through: Thu Sep 22 2005

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