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     33  9 3599 3251  0.067 21.483    1  1.610    1  0.648    1  0.543    1 0.5700  3.617  0.499  0.587  0.000
SPARKS   32 11 3562 3275  0.078 22.266    2  1.483    2  0.571    2  0.395    2 0.5619  3.573  0.161  0.629  0.000
LIBERTY  21 14 2870 2850 -0.039 17.464    3  1.050    3  0.167    9 -0.115    3 0.5197  3.599 -0.237  0.006  0.000
SKY      20 19 3342 3362  0.018 20.437    4  0.874    4  0.036    6 -0.039    4 0.5053  3.738  0.451 -0.529  0.000
DREAM    18 18 2972 3048 -0.043 18.302    5  0.769    5 -0.031   10 -0.139    5 0.4968  3.653 -0.026 -0.252  0.000
MERCURY  18 21 3314 3295  0.034 20.453    6  0.738    7 -0.073    3  0.113    6 0.4942  3.695  0.412 -0.186  0.000
FEVER    17 18 2814 2838 -0.041 17.653    7  0.718    6 -0.072    7 -0.048    7 0.4941  3.609 -0.127  0.031  0.000
STORM    16 19 2833 2821 -0.007 17.916    8  0.683    8 -0.105    4  0.097    8 0.4898  3.616  0.049  0.145  0.000
SUN      14 20 2821 2868 -0.036 17.284    9  0.541    9 -0.204    5  0.006    9 0.4770  3.652  0.114 -0.102  0.000
MYSTICS  13 21 2745 2795 -0.030 17.370   10  0.467   10 -0.263    8 -0.060   10 0.4705  3.596 -0.197  0.076  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
WINGS    11 23 2810 3000 -0.042 17.749   11  0.295   11 -0.372   11 -0.442   11 0.4567  3.692 -0.160 -0.725  0.000
STARS     7 27 2449 2728 -0.023 18.167   12  0.000   12 -0.612   12 -0.506   12 0.4315  3.480 -1.123  0.110  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 33 9 3599 3251 0.067 21.483 1 1.610 1 0.648 1 0.543 1 0.5700 3.617 0.499 0.587 0.000 SPARKS 32 11 3562 3275 0.078 22.266 2 1.483 2 0.571 2 0.395 2 0.5619 3.573 0.161 0.629 0.000 MERCURY 18 21 3314 3295 0.034 20.453 6 0.738 7 -0.073 3 0.113 6 0.4942 3.695 0.412 -0.186 0.000 STORM 16 19 2833 2821 -0.007 17.916 8 0.683 8 -0.105 4 0.097 8 0.4898 3.616 0.049 0.145 0.000 WINGS 11 23 2810 3000 -0.042 17.749 11 0.295 11 -0.372 11 -0.442 11 0.4567 3.692 -0.160 -0.725 0.000 STARS 7 27 2449 2728 -0.023 18.167 12 0.000 12 -0.612 12 -0.506 12 0.4315 3.480 -1.123 0.110 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 21 14 2870 2850 -0.039 17.464 3 1.050 3 0.167 9 -0.115 3 0.5197 3.599 -0.237 0.006 0.000 SKY 20 19 3342 3362 0.018 20.437 4 0.874 4 0.036 6 -0.039 4 0.5053 3.738 0.451 -0.529 0.000 DREAM 18 18 2972 3048 -0.043 18.302 5 0.769 5 -0.031 10 -0.139 5 0.4968 3.653 -0.026 -0.252 0.000 FEVER 17 18 2814 2838 -0.041 17.653 7 0.718 6 -0.072 7 -0.048 7 0.4941 3.609 -0.127 0.031 0.000 SUN 14 20 2821 2868 -0.036 17.284 9 0.541 9 -0.204 5 0.006 9 0.4770 3.652 0.114 -0.102 0.000 MYSTICS 13 21 2745 2795 -0.030 17.370 10 0.467 10 -0.263 8 -0.060 10 0.4705 3.596 -0.197 0.076 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 117 110 0.515    1  0.045
EASTERN CONFERENCE 103 110 0.484    2 -0.100

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.263 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.017 points in improved RPI (0.023 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu Nov 17 21:31:28 2016
games through: Thu Oct 20 2016

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