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
MINNESOTA   34  8 3457 3108  0.027 19.342    1  1.777    1  0.732    1  0.623    1 0.5705  3.582  0.665  0.581  0.000
INDIANA     24 16 3087 2982  0.004 18.987    2  1.317    2  0.225    5  0.117    3 0.5190  3.545  0.002  0.231  0.000
ATLANTA     24 18 3450 3383  0.077 21.169    3  1.304    3  0.206    2  0.273    2 0.5200  3.689  0.778 -0.232  0.000
CONNECTICUT 21 15 2872 2770  0.017 17.242    4  1.267    5  0.177    3  0.212    5 0.5164  3.583  0.258  0.165  0.000
SEATTLE     22 15 2672 2605 -0.034 17.211    5  1.266    4  0.182    7  0.098    4 0.5182  3.397 -0.608  0.804  0.000
PHOENIX     21 18 3408 3360  0.061 19.579    6  1.216    6  0.139    8  0.033    6 0.5145  3.827  1.179 -1.112  0.000
NEW YORK    20 17 2805 2760  0.028 18.129    7  1.184    7  0.115    4  0.118    8 0.5081  3.525 -0.077  0.314  0.000
SAN ANTONIO 19 18 2856 2794  0.058 18.419    8  1.108    8  0.058    6  0.114    7 0.5084  3.543 -0.008  0.235  0.000
LOS ANGELES 15 19 2623 2731 -0.049 16.642    9  0.805    9 -0.170   10 -0.296    9 0.4848  3.597 -0.192 -0.400  0.000
CHICAGO     14 20 2524 2556  0.001 16.702   10  0.771   10 -0.203    9 -0.088   10 0.4775  3.508 -0.353  0.176  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
WASHINGTON   6 28 2409 2678 -0.011 17.561   11  0.308   11 -0.733   11 -0.596   11 0.4253  3.498 -0.903 -0.289  0.000
TULSA        3 31 2353 2789 -0.051 17.588   12  0.000   12 -1.018   12 -0.875   12 0.4065  3.531 -1.049 -0.701  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 MINNESOTA 34 8 3457 3108 0.027 19.342 1 1.777 1 0.732 1 0.623 1 0.5705 3.582 0.665 0.581 0.000 SEATTLE 22 15 2672 2605 -0.034 17.211 5 1.266 4 0.182 7 0.098 4 0.5182 3.397 -0.608 0.804 0.000 PHOENIX 21 18 3408 3360 0.061 19.579 6 1.216 6 0.139 8 0.033 6 0.5145 3.827 1.179 -1.112 0.000 SAN ANTONIO 19 18 2856 2794 0.058 18.419 8 1.108 8 0.058 6 0.114 7 0.5084 3.543 -0.008 0.235 0.000 LOS ANGELES 15 19 2623 2731 -0.049 16.642 9 0.805 9 -0.170 10 -0.296 9 0.4848 3.597 -0.192 -0.400 0.000 TULSA 3 31 2353 2789 -0.051 17.588 12 0.000 12 -1.018 12 -0.875 12 0.4065 3.531 -1.049 -0.701 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 24 16 3087 2982 0.004 18.987 2 1.317 2 0.225 5 0.117 3 0.5190 3.545 0.002 0.231 0.000 ATLANTA 24 18 3450 3383 0.077 21.169 3 1.304 3 0.206 2 0.273 2 0.5200 3.689 0.778 -0.232 0.000 CONNECTICUT 21 15 2872 2770 0.017 17.242 4 1.267 5 0.177 3 0.212 5 0.5164 3.583 0.258 0.165 0.000 NEW YORK 20 17 2805 2760 0.028 18.129 7 1.184 7 0.115 4 0.118 8 0.5081 3.525 -0.077 0.314 0.000 CHICAGO 14 20 2524 2556 0.001 16.702 10 0.771 10 -0.203 9 -0.088 10 0.4775 3.508 -0.353 0.176 0.000 WASHINGTON 6 28 2409 2678 -0.011 17.561 11 0.308 11 -0.733 11 -0.596 11 0.4253 3.498 -0.903 -0.289 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
EASTERN CONFERENCE 109 114 0.489    1  0.009
WESTERN CONFERENCE 114 109 0.511    2 -0.033

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.354 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.032 points in improved RPI (0.023 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Nov 14 22:41:51 2011
games through: Fri Oct  7 2011

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