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
MERCURY  36  6 3533 3103  0.001 21.054    1  1.194    1  0.690    1  0.666    1 0.5849  3.614  0.868  0.465  0.000
LYNX     28 11 3189 3055  0.078 20.995    2  0.846    2  0.452    2  0.240    2 0.5572  3.631  0.517 -0.036  0.000
DREAM    20 17 2989 2914 -0.093 17.995    3  0.393    3 -0.003    3  0.008    3 0.5014  3.627  0.265 -0.249  0.000
SPARKS   16 20 2772 2807  0.074 19.958    4  0.306    4 -0.061    4  0.005    4 0.4958  3.561 -0.018  0.029  0.000
STARS    16 20 2818 2887  0.042 19.739    5  0.287    5 -0.068    6 -0.077    5 0.4937  3.607  0.093 -0.246  0.000
FEVER    19 20 2903 2934 -0.082 19.436    6  0.266    6 -0.082    7 -0.096    6 0.4890  3.495 -0.394  0.202  0.000
SKY      19 24 3278 3399  0.010 23.171    7  0.225    7 -0.101   10 -0.152    7 0.4877  3.582 -0.089 -0.215  0.000
MYSTICS  16 20 2674 2669 -0.081 17.842    8  0.154    9 -0.164    5 -0.032    8 0.4797  3.474 -0.413  0.349  0.000
LIBERTY  15 19 2453 2557 -0.062 17.433    9  0.149    8 -0.143   11 -0.224    9 0.4792  3.485 -0.561  0.113  0.000
SHOCK    12 22 2760 2831  0.027 18.457   10  0.022   11 -0.244    8 -0.116   11 0.4712  3.692  0.428 -0.659  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
STORM    12 22 2410 2561  0.040 18.939   11  0.019   10 -0.230   12 -0.225   10 0.4720  3.445 -0.723  0.272  0.000
SUN      13 21 2573 2635 -0.069 17.207   12  0.000   12 -0.253    9 -0.122   12 0.4664  3.573 -0.096 -0.148  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 MERCURY 36 6 3533 3103 0.001 21.054 1 1.194 1 0.690 1 0.666 1 0.5849 3.614 0.868 0.465 0.000 LYNX 28 11 3189 3055 0.078 20.995 2 0.846 2 0.452 2 0.240 2 0.5572 3.631 0.517 -0.036 0.000 SPARKS 16 20 2772 2807 0.074 19.958 4 0.306 4 -0.061 4 0.005 4 0.4958 3.561 -0.018 0.029 0.000 STARS 16 20 2818 2887 0.042 19.739 5 0.287 5 -0.068 6 -0.077 5 0.4937 3.607 0.093 -0.246 0.000 SHOCK 12 22 2760 2831 0.027 18.457 10 0.022 11 -0.244 8 -0.116 11 0.4712 3.692 0.428 -0.659 0.000 STORM 12 22 2410 2561 0.040 18.939 11 0.019 10 -0.230 12 -0.225 10 0.4720 3.445 -0.723 0.272 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 DREAM 20 17 2989 2914 -0.093 17.995 3 0.393 3 -0.003 3 0.008 3 0.5014 3.627 0.265 -0.249 0.000 FEVER 19 20 2903 2934 -0.082 19.436 6 0.266 6 -0.082 7 -0.096 6 0.4890 3.495 -0.394 0.202 0.000 SKY 19 24 3278 3399 0.010 23.171 7 0.225 7 -0.101 10 -0.152 7 0.4877 3.582 -0.089 -0.215 0.000 MYSTICS 16 20 2674 2669 -0.081 17.842 8 0.154 9 -0.164 5 -0.032 8 0.4797 3.474 -0.413 0.349 0.000 LIBERTY 15 19 2453 2557 -0.062 17.433 9 0.149 8 -0.143 11 -0.224 9 0.4792 3.485 -0.561 0.113 0.000 SUN 13 21 2573 2635 -0.069 17.207 12 0.000 12 -0.253 9 -0.122 12 0.4664 3.573 -0.096 -0.148 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 120 101 0.543    1  0.107
EASTERN CONFERENCE 102 121 0.457    2 -0.148

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.258 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.022 points in improved RPI (0.023 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Nov 28 19:49:19 2014
games through: Fri Sep 12 2014

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