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    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE 
TEAM      W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
LYNX     30 16 3446 3315 -0.020 21.543    1  0.291    1  0.291    6  0.151    1 0.5310    5  3.523    5  0.078    4  0.224
LIBERTY  26 17 3183 3100  0.078 21.855    2  0.265    2  0.262    4  0.206    2 0.5294   11  3.472    7 -0.075    1  0.488
FEVER    27 20 3599 3538  0.115 24.626    3  0.237    3  0.229    2  0.221    3 0.5267    4  3.574    3  0.360    5  0.082
SKY      24 16 3308 3131  0.035 19.102    4  0.219    4  0.192    3  0.209    4 0.5228    1  3.688    1  0.843   10 -0.425
MYSTICS  21 19 2971 2864  0.092 20.443    5  0.132    5  0.102    5  0.162    5 0.5135   12  3.470    9 -0.127    3  0.451
MERCURY  23 17 3003 2865 -0.062 18.076    6  0.111    6  0.083    1  0.227    6 0.5111    9  3.484    6 -0.007    2  0.462
SHOCK    20 18 2924 2921 -0.085 17.356    7 -0.007    7 -0.009   10 -0.160    7 0.4971    3  3.616    4  0.156   12 -0.476
DREAM    16 20 2785 2863  0.058 18.577    8 -0.054    8 -0.056    7 -0.015    8 0.4916    2  3.642    2  0.417   11 -0.447
SUN      17 20 2769 2802  0.041 18.384    9 -0.055    9 -0.061    9 -0.128    9 0.4907    8  3.515   10 -0.236    7 -0.020
SPARKS   17 22 2869 2888 -0.037 18.607   10 -0.140   10 -0.154    8 -0.015   10 0.4825    6  3.519    8 -0.108    6  0.077
TEAM      W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
STORM    11 25 2540 2724 -0.079 17.396   11 -0.413   11 -0.430   11 -0.359   11 0.4496    7  3.518   11 -0.453    8 -0.265
STARS     8 28 2436 2768 -0.080 17.586   12 -0.586   12 -0.595   12 -0.662   12 0.4295   10  3.475   12 -0.931    9 -0.393
UNRANKED  0  2  124  178 -0.654  1.317      -1.000      -1.000      -2.131      0.4106       3.531      -2.173      -2.088

WESTERN CONFERENCE
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING LYNX 30 16 3446 3315 -0.020 21.543 1 0.291 1 0.291 6 0.151 1 0.5310 5 3.523 5 0.078 4 0.224 MERCURY 23 17 3003 2865 -0.062 18.076 6 0.111 6 0.083 1 0.227 6 0.5111 9 3.484 6 -0.007 2 0.462 SHOCK 20 18 2924 2921 -0.085 17.356 7 -0.007 7 -0.009 10 -0.160 7 0.4971 3 3.616 4 0.156 12 -0.476 SPARKS 17 22 2869 2888 -0.037 18.607 10 -0.140 10 -0.154 8 -0.015 10 0.4825 6 3.519 8 -0.108 6 0.077 STORM 11 25 2540 2724 -0.079 17.396 11 -0.413 11 -0.430 11 -0.359 11 0.4496 7 3.518 11 -0.453 8 -0.265 STARS 8 28 2436 2768 -0.080 17.586 12 -0.586 12 -0.595 12 -0.662 12 0.4295 10 3.475 12 -0.931 9 -0.393

EASTERN CONFERENCE
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING LIBERTY 26 17 3183 3100 0.078 21.855 2 0.265 2 0.262 4 0.206 2 0.5294 11 3.472 7 -0.075 1 0.488 FEVER 27 20 3599 3538 0.115 24.626 3 0.237 3 0.229 2 0.221 3 0.5267 4 3.574 3 0.360 5 0.082 SKY 24 16 3308 3131 0.035 19.102 4 0.219 4 0.192 3 0.209 4 0.5228 1 3.688 1 0.843 10 -0.425 MYSTICS 21 19 2971 2864 0.092 20.443 5 0.132 5 0.102 5 0.162 5 0.5135 12 3.470 9 -0.127 3 0.451 DREAM 16 20 2785 2863 0.058 18.577 8 -0.054 8 -0.056 7 -0.015 8 0.4916 2 3.642 2 0.417 11 -0.447 SUN 17 20 2769 2802 0.041 18.384 9 -0.055 9 -0.061 9 -0.128 9 0.4907 8 3.515 10 -0.236 7 -0.020


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: Sat Jan  4 12:48:47 2020
games through: Wed Oct 14 2015

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