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   32 11 3617 3284  0.089 20.883    1  1.918    1  0.665    2  0.510    1 0.5573  3.635  0.778  0.242  0.000
INDIANA     29 15 3446 3199  0.112 22.215    2  1.660    4  0.453    1  0.565    3 0.5417  3.531  0.390  0.741  0.000
CONNECTICUT 28 11 3135 2982 -0.017 18.238    3  1.651    2  0.485    4  0.233    2 0.5454  3.616  0.416  0.050  0.000
LOS ANGELES 26 12 3207 3015  0.040 18.230    4  1.632    3  0.461    3  0.423    4 0.5411  3.687  0.920 -0.074  0.000
SAN ANTONIO 21 15 2970 2810  0.032 17.308    5  1.333    5  0.180    5  0.223    5 0.5184  3.632  0.478 -0.032  0.000
ATLANTA     20 17 2899 2818  0.056 18.539    6  1.242    6  0.114    6  0.215    6 0.5100  3.571  0.205  0.224  0.000
SEATTLE     17 20 2650 2666  0.021 18.758    7  0.984    7 -0.093    7  0.014    7 0.4925  3.391 -0.718  0.746  0.000
CHICAGO     14 20 2558 2566 -0.005 16.794    8  0.823    9 -0.231    8 -0.018    9 0.4781  3.504 -0.303  0.267  0.000
NEW YORK    15 21 2606 2765 -0.050 18.125    9  0.791    8 -0.213    9 -0.300    8 0.4793  3.524 -0.502 -0.098  0.000
TULSA        9 25 2626 2863 -0.042 17.730   10  0.427   10 -0.570   10 -0.474   10 0.4467  3.642 -0.179 -0.770  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
PHOENIX      7 27 2533 2949 -0.063 18.035   11  0.225   11 -0.702   12 -0.964   11 0.4324  3.649 -0.637 -1.291  0.000
WASHINGTON   5 29 2331 2661 -0.065 17.607   12  0.000   12 -0.930   11 -0.801   12 0.4182  3.483 -1.171 -0.431  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 32 11 3617 3284 0.089 20.883 1 1.918 1 0.665 2 0.510 1 0.5573 3.635 0.778 0.242 0.000 LOS ANGELES 26 12 3207 3015 0.040 18.230 4 1.632 3 0.461 3 0.423 4 0.5411 3.687 0.920 -0.074 0.000 SAN ANTONIO 21 15 2970 2810 0.032 17.308 5 1.333 5 0.180 5 0.223 5 0.5184 3.632 0.478 -0.032 0.000 SEATTLE 17 20 2650 2666 0.021 18.758 7 0.984 7 -0.093 7 0.014 7 0.4925 3.391 -0.718 0.746 0.000 TULSA 9 25 2626 2863 -0.042 17.730 10 0.427 10 -0.570 10 -0.474 10 0.4467 3.642 -0.179 -0.770 0.000 PHOENIX 7 27 2533 2949 -0.063 18.035 11 0.225 11 -0.702 12 -0.964 11 0.4324 3.649 -0.637 -1.291 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 29 15 3446 3199 0.112 22.215 2 1.660 4 0.453 1 0.565 3 0.5417 3.531 0.390 0.741 0.000 CONNECTICUT 28 11 3135 2982 -0.017 18.238 3 1.651 2 0.485 4 0.233 2 0.5454 3.616 0.416 0.050 0.000 ATLANTA 20 17 2899 2818 0.056 18.539 6 1.242 6 0.114 6 0.215 6 0.5100 3.571 0.205 0.224 0.000 CHICAGO 14 20 2558 2566 -0.005 16.794 8 0.823 9 -0.231 8 -0.018 9 0.4781 3.504 -0.303 0.267 0.000 NEW YORK 15 21 2606 2765 -0.050 18.125 9 0.791 8 -0.213 9 -0.300 8 0.4793 3.524 -0.502 -0.098 0.000 WASHINGTON 5 29 2331 2661 -0.065 17.607 12 0.000 12 -0.930 11 -0.801 12 0.4182 3.483 -1.171 -0.431 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 112 110 0.505    1 -0.018
EASTERN CONFERENCE 111 113 0.496    2 -0.029

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.311 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.024 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  4 10:40:49 2012
games through: Sun Oct 21 2012

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