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
PHOENIX     30 13 3887 3703  0.017 21.463    1  0.942    1  0.281    1  0.242    1 0.5469  3.861  1.578 -1.094  0.000
DETROIT     30 15 3552 3425  0.025 22.769    2  0.882    2  0.249    2  0.104    2 0.5438  3.582  0.174  0.035  0.000
INDIANA     24 16 2942 2833  0.021 20.172    3  0.716    3  0.142    3  0.096    3 0.5267  3.433 -0.441  0.634  0.000
SAN ANTONIO 22 17 2940 2909  0.003 19.584    4  0.606    4  0.080    6  0.015    4 0.5139  3.498 -0.264  0.293  0.000
SACRAMENTO  20 17 2752 2711 -0.021 18.194    5  0.534    5  0.031    7  0.001    6 0.5061  3.462 -0.425  0.426  0.000
CONNECTICUT 19 18 2915 2852  0.019 18.722    6  0.510    6  0.013    4  0.093    5 0.5061  3.605  0.259 -0.074  0.000
WASHINGTON  16 18 2585 2639  0.002 17.301    7  0.398    7 -0.044    8 -0.063    8 0.4941  3.578 -0.009 -0.118  0.000
NEW YORK    17 20 2629 2699  0.028 19.204    8  0.394    8 -0.049    9 -0.069    7 0.4952  3.442 -0.573  0.436  0.000
SEATTLE     17 19 2907 2843 -0.032 17.499    9  0.381    9 -0.068    5  0.042    9 0.4891  3.635  0.339 -0.256  0.000
CHICAGO     14 20 2517 2602  0.006 17.409   10  0.281   10 -0.118   10 -0.105   10 0.4810  3.509 -0.340  0.130  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
HOUSTON     13 21 2510 2628 -0.021 17.158   11  0.193   11 -0.169   12 -0.121   11 0.4689  3.536 -0.243  0.002  0.000
MINNESOTA   10 24 2636 2752 -0.021 17.154   12  0.019   12 -0.284   11 -0.117   12 0.4484  3.621  0.121 -0.355  0.000
LOS ANGELES 10 24 2524 2700 -0.033 17.148   13  0.000   13 -0.287   13 -0.273   13 0.4464  3.552 -0.331 -0.214  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 PHOENIX 30 13 3887 3703 0.017 21.463 1 0.942 1 0.281 1 0.242 1 0.5469 3.861 1.578 -1.094 0.000 SAN ANTONIO 22 17 2940 2909 0.003 19.584 4 0.606 4 0.080 6 0.015 4 0.5139 3.498 -0.264 0.293 0.000 SACRAMENTO 20 17 2752 2711 -0.021 18.194 5 0.534 5 0.031 7 0.001 6 0.5061 3.462 -0.425 0.426 0.000 SEATTLE 17 19 2907 2843 -0.032 17.499 9 0.381 9 -0.068 5 0.042 9 0.4891 3.635 0.339 -0.256 0.000 HOUSTON 13 21 2510 2628 -0.021 17.158 11 0.193 11 -0.169 12 -0.121 11 0.4689 3.536 -0.243 0.002 0.000 MINNESOTA 10 24 2636 2752 -0.021 17.154 12 0.019 12 -0.284 11 -0.117 12 0.4484 3.621 0.121 -0.355 0.000 LOS ANGELES 10 24 2524 2700 -0.033 17.148 13 0.000 13 -0.287 13 -0.273 13 0.4464 3.552 -0.331 -0.214 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 30 15 3552 3425 0.025 22.769 2 0.882 2 0.249 2 0.104 2 0.5438 3.582 0.174 0.035 0.000 INDIANA 24 16 2942 2833 0.021 20.172 3 0.716 3 0.142 3 0.096 3 0.5267 3.433 -0.441 0.634 0.000 CONNECTICUT 19 18 2915 2852 0.019 18.722 6 0.510 6 0.013 4 0.093 5 0.5061 3.605 0.259 -0.074 0.000 WASHINGTON 16 18 2585 2639 0.002 17.301 7 0.398 7 -0.044 8 -0.063 8 0.4941 3.578 -0.009 -0.118 0.000 NEW YORK 17 20 2629 2699 0.028 19.204 8 0.394 8 -0.049 9 -0.069 7 0.4952 3.442 -0.573 0.436 0.000 CHICAGO 14 20 2517 2602 0.006 17.409 10 0.281 10 -0.118 10 -0.105 10 0.4810 3.509 -0.340 0.130 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
EASTERN CONFERENCE 120 107 0.529    1  0.032
WESTERN CONFERENCE 122 135 0.475    2 -0.064

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.234 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.019 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 14:20:13 2007
games through: Sun Sep 16 2007

Back to Dolphin rankings main page.