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
CONNECTICUT 29 10 3018 2760  0.015 18.131    1  1.700    1  0.555    3  0.417    1 0.5539  3.526  0.341  0.492  0.000
DETROIT     30 14 3275 3088  0.101 22.029    2  1.603    2  0.481    1  0.459    2 0.5464  3.495  0.257  0.661  0.000
LOS ANGELES 27 12 2912 2829  0.034 19.164    3  1.551    3  0.451    5  0.190    3 0.5441  3.496 -0.007  0.388  0.000
SACRAMENTO  27 16 3232 3030  0.102 21.694    4  1.457    4  0.351    2  0.456    4 0.5362  3.488  0.224  0.687  0.000
INDIANA     21 15 2574 2482 -0.001 17.133    5  1.205    5  0.156    6  0.149    5 0.5173  3.414 -0.376  0.673  0.000
PHOENIX     18 16 2960 2879  0.019 16.517    6  1.082    6  0.064    4  0.225    7 0.5064  3.812  1.415 -0.965  0.000
SEATTLE     19 18 2861 2793  0.047 18.416    7  1.078    7  0.057    7  0.130    6 0.5066  3.584  0.297 -0.037  0.000
HOUSTON     18 18 2649 2634  0.019 17.802    8  1.015    8  0.013    9 -0.050    8 0.4999  3.483 -0.300  0.200  0.000
WASHINGTON  18 18 2873 2801 -0.012 17.140    9  0.966    9 -0.030    8  0.059    9 0.4972  3.656  0.537 -0.419  0.000
SAN ANTONIO 13 21 2523 2603 -0.030 16.682   10  0.669   10 -0.269   11 -0.233   10 0.4711  3.558 -0.176 -0.290  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
CHARLOTTE   11 23 2456 2571 -0.033 16.827   11  0.480   12 -0.427   10 -0.187   11 0.4573  3.518 -0.294 -0.081  0.000
NEW YORK    11 23 2372 2658 -0.066 17.244   12  0.458   11 -0.406   13 -0.607   12 0.4573  3.502 -0.781 -0.433  0.000
MINNESOTA   10 24 2523 2735 -0.044 17.103   13  0.376   13 -0.480   12 -0.529   13 0.4502  3.604 -0.278 -0.781  0.000
CHICAGO      5 29 2322 2687 -0.070 17.498   14  0.000   14 -0.847   14 -0.841   14 0.4171  3.523 -0.928 -0.754  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 27 12 2912 2829 0.034 19.164 3 1.551 3 0.451 5 0.190 3 0.5441 3.496 -0.007 0.388 0.000 SACRAMENTO 27 16 3232 3030 0.102 21.694 4 1.457 4 0.351 2 0.456 4 0.5362 3.488 0.224 0.687 0.000 PHOENIX 18 16 2960 2879 0.019 16.517 6 1.082 6 0.064 4 0.225 7 0.5064 3.812 1.415 -0.965 0.000 SEATTLE 19 18 2861 2793 0.047 18.416 7 1.078 7 0.057 7 0.130 6 0.5066 3.584 0.297 -0.037 0.000 HOUSTON 18 18 2649 2634 0.019 17.802 8 1.015 8 0.013 9 -0.050 8 0.4999 3.483 -0.300 0.200 0.000 SAN ANTONIO 13 21 2523 2603 -0.030 16.682 10 0.669 10 -0.269 11 -0.233 10 0.4711 3.558 -0.176 -0.290 0.000 MINNESOTA 10 24 2523 2735 -0.044 17.103 13 0.376 13 -0.480 12 -0.529 13 0.4502 3.604 -0.278 -0.781 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 29 10 3018 2760 0.015 18.131 1 1.700 1 0.555 3 0.417 1 0.5539 3.526 0.341 0.492 0.000 DETROIT 30 14 3275 3088 0.101 22.029 2 1.603 2 0.481 1 0.459 2 0.5464 3.495 0.257 0.661 0.000 INDIANA 21 15 2574 2482 -0.001 17.133 5 1.205 5 0.156 6 0.149 5 0.5173 3.414 -0.376 0.673 0.000 WASHINGTON 18 18 2873 2801 -0.012 17.140 9 0.966 9 -0.030 8 0.059 9 0.4972 3.656 0.537 -0.419 0.000 CHARLOTTE 11 23 2456 2571 -0.033 16.827 11 0.480 12 -0.427 10 -0.187 11 0.4573 3.518 -0.294 -0.081 0.000 NEW YORK 11 23 2372 2658 -0.066 17.244 12 0.458 11 -0.406 13 -0.607 12 0.4573 3.502 -0.781 -0.433 0.000 CHICAGO 5 29 2322 2687 -0.070 17.498 14 0.000 14 -0.847 14 -0.841 14 0.4171 3.523 -0.928 -0.754 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 132 125 0.514    1  0.047
EASTERN CONFERENCE 125 132 0.486    2 -0.090

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.316 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 14:18:29 2007
games through: Sat Sep  9 2006

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