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
LYNX     30 16 3446 3315 -0.020 21.543    1  1.232    1  0.291    6  0.151    1 0.5310  3.523  0.078  0.224  0.000
LIBERTY  26 17 3183 3100  0.078 21.855    2  1.193    2  0.262    4  0.206    2 0.5294  3.472 -0.075  0.487  0.000
FEVER    27 20 3599 3538  0.115 24.626    3  1.151    3  0.229    2  0.221    3 0.5267  3.574  0.359  0.083  0.000
SKY      24 16 3308 3131  0.035 19.102    4  1.123    4  0.192    3  0.209    4 0.5228  3.688  0.843 -0.425  0.000
MYSTICS  21 19 2971 2864  0.092 20.443    5  0.994    5  0.102    5  0.162    5 0.5135  3.470 -0.128  0.451  0.000
MERCURY  23 17 3003 2865 -0.062 18.076    6  0.963    6  0.083    1  0.227    6 0.5111  3.484 -0.008  0.462  0.000
SHOCK    20 18 2924 2921 -0.085 17.356    7  0.791    7 -0.009   10 -0.160    7 0.4971  3.616  0.156 -0.476  0.000
DREAM    16 20 2785 2863  0.058 18.577    8  0.720    8 -0.056    7 -0.015    8 0.4916  3.642  0.417 -0.446  0.000
SUN      17 20 2769 2802  0.041 18.384    9  0.718    9 -0.061    9 -0.128    9 0.4907  3.515 -0.236 -0.020  0.000
SPARKS   17 22 2869 2888 -0.037 18.607   10  0.593   10 -0.154    8 -0.015   10 0.4825  3.519 -0.109  0.078  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    11 25 2540 2724 -0.079 17.396   11  0.243   11 -0.430   11 -0.359   11 0.4496  3.519 -0.452 -0.266  0.000
STARS     8 28 2436 2768 -0.080 17.586   12  0.000   12 -0.595   12 -0.662   12 0.4295  3.476 -0.929 -0.395  0.000
UNRANKED  0  2  124  178 -0.654  1.317      -1.000      -1.000      -2.131      0.4106  3.531 -2.173 -2.088  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 LYNX 30 16 3446 3315 -0.020 21.543 1 1.232 1 0.291 6 0.151 1 0.5310 3.523 0.078 0.224 0.000 MERCURY 23 17 3003 2865 -0.062 18.076 6 0.963 6 0.083 1 0.227 6 0.5111 3.484 -0.008 0.462 0.000 SHOCK 20 18 2924 2921 -0.085 17.356 7 0.791 7 -0.009 10 -0.160 7 0.4971 3.616 0.156 -0.476 0.000 SPARKS 17 22 2869 2888 -0.037 18.607 10 0.593 10 -0.154 8 -0.015 10 0.4825 3.519 -0.109 0.078 0.000 STORM 11 25 2540 2724 -0.079 17.396 11 0.243 11 -0.430 11 -0.359 11 0.4496 3.519 -0.452 -0.266 0.000 STARS 8 28 2436 2768 -0.080 17.586 12 0.000 12 -0.595 12 -0.662 12 0.4295 3.476 -0.929 -0.395 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 LIBERTY 26 17 3183 3100 0.078 21.855 2 1.193 2 0.262 4 0.206 2 0.5294 3.472 -0.075 0.487 0.000 FEVER 27 20 3599 3538 0.115 24.626 3 1.151 3 0.229 2 0.221 3 0.5267 3.574 0.359 0.083 0.000 SKY 24 16 3308 3131 0.035 19.102 4 1.123 4 0.192 3 0.209 4 0.5228 3.688 0.843 -0.425 0.000 MYSTICS 21 19 2971 2864 0.092 20.443 5 0.994 5 0.102 5 0.162 5 0.5135 3.470 -0.128 0.451 0.000 DREAM 16 20 2785 2863 0.058 18.577 8 0.720 8 -0.056 7 -0.015 8 0.4916 3.642 0.417 -0.446 0.000 SUN 17 20 2769 2802 0.041 18.384 9 0.718 9 -0.061 9 -0.128 9 0.4907 3.515 -0.236 -0.020 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
EASTERN CONFERENCE 131 112 0.539    1  0.154
WESTERN CONFERENCE 109 126 0.464    2 -0.184

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.323 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.029 points in improved RPI (0.023 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Jan 18 17:40:01 2016
games through: Wed Oct 14 2015

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