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 15 4181 3997 -0.008 22.095    1  0.437    1  0.120    1  0.104    1 0.5380  3.907  1.599 -1.392  0.000
INDIANA     28 16 3448 3353  0.020 22.244    2  0.385    2  0.103    3  0.040    2 0.5343  3.510 -0.257  0.337  0.000
SEATTLE     21 16 2746 2695 -0.010 18.385    3  0.251    3  0.033    6  0.004    3 0.5134  3.416 -0.669  0.677  0.000
DETROIT     21 18 3054 3019  0.016 19.834    4  0.233    4  0.020    4  0.037    4 0.5109  3.551 -0.091  0.165  0.000
LOS ANGELES 21 19 3019 2972  0.035 20.534    5  0.229    5  0.016    2  0.048    5 0.5093  3.465 -0.432  0.528  0.000
ATLANTA     18 18 3026 2987 -0.011 17.935    6  0.184    6 -0.018    5  0.008    6 0.4979  3.714  0.588 -0.571  0.000
CONNECTICUT 16 18 2651 2654 -0.008 17.091    7  0.157    8 -0.033    7 -0.030    7 0.4918  3.555 -0.140  0.081  0.000
CHICAGO     16 18 2573 2690 -0.015 17.373    8  0.152    7 -0.030   12 -0.076    8 0.4915  3.587 -0.052 -0.100  0.000
WASHINGTON  16 20 2738 2791 -0.007 18.265    9  0.132    9 -0.049   11 -0.056    9 0.4871  3.549 -0.191  0.079  0.000
SAN ANTONIO 16 21 2877 2958  0.020 19.238   10  0.125   10 -0.054   10 -0.052   10 0.4868  3.547 -0.196  0.091  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 2733 2827 -0.009 17.384   11  0.090   11 -0.069   13 -0.092   11 0.4785  3.673  0.306 -0.489  0.000
NEW YORK    13 21 2512 2535 -0.025 16.942   12  0.036   12 -0.097    8 -0.030   12 0.4704  3.469 -0.493  0.432  0.000
SACRAMENTO  12 22 2601 2681 -0.010 17.331   13  0.000   13 -0.110    9 -0.049   13 0.4653  3.567 -0.110  0.012  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 15 4181 3997 -0.008 22.095 1 0.437 1 0.120 1 0.104 1 0.5380 3.907 1.599 -1.392 0.000 SEATTLE 21 16 2746 2695 -0.010 18.385 3 0.251 3 0.033 6 0.004 3 0.5134 3.416 -0.669 0.677 0.000 LOS ANGELES 21 19 3019 2972 0.035 20.534 5 0.229 5 0.016 2 0.048 5 0.5093 3.465 -0.432 0.528 0.000 SAN ANTONIO 16 21 2877 2958 0.020 19.238 10 0.125 10 -0.054 10 -0.052 10 0.4868 3.547 -0.196 0.091 0.000 MINNESOTA 14 20 2733 2827 -0.009 17.384 11 0.090 11 -0.069 13 -0.092 11 0.4785 3.673 0.306 -0.489 0.000 SACRAMENTO 12 22 2601 2681 -0.010 17.331 13 0.000 13 -0.110 9 -0.049 13 0.4653 3.567 -0.110 0.012 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 INDIANA 28 16 3448 3353 0.020 22.244 2 0.385 2 0.103 3 0.040 2 0.5343 3.510 -0.257 0.337 0.000 DETROIT 21 18 3054 3019 0.016 19.834 4 0.233 4 0.020 4 0.037 4 0.5109 3.551 -0.091 0.165 0.000 ATLANTA 18 18 3026 2987 -0.011 17.935 6 0.184 6 -0.018 5 0.008 6 0.4979 3.714 0.588 -0.571 0.000 CONNECTICUT 16 18 2651 2654 -0.008 17.091 7 0.157 8 -0.033 7 -0.030 7 0.4918 3.555 -0.140 0.081 0.000 CHICAGO 16 18 2573 2690 -0.015 17.373 8 0.152 7 -0.030 12 -0.076 8 0.4915 3.587 -0.052 -0.100 0.000 WASHINGTON 16 20 2738 2791 -0.007 18.265 9 0.132 9 -0.049 11 -0.056 9 0.4871 3.549 -0.191 0.079 0.000 NEW YORK 13 21 2512 2535 -0.025 16.942 12 0.036 12 -0.097 8 -0.030 12 0.4704 3.469 -0.493 0.432 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 114 113 0.502    1 -0.009
EASTERN CONFERENCE 128 129 0.498    2 -0.021

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.349 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.035 points in improved RPI (0.023 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Nov 15 08:42:37 2009
games through: Fri Oct  9 2009

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