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     33  9 3599 3251  0.067 21.483    1  0.687    1  0.648    1  0.543    1 0.5700    6  3.617    1  0.498    2  0.588
SPARKS   32 11 3562 3275  0.078 22.266    2  0.597    2  0.571    2  0.395    2 0.5619   11  3.573    4  0.161    1  0.630
LIBERTY  21 14 2870 2850 -0.039 17.464    3  0.183    3  0.167    9 -0.115    3 0.5197    9  3.599   11 -0.237    7  0.006
SKY      20 19 3342 3362  0.018 20.437    4  0.057    4  0.036    6 -0.039    4 0.5053    1  3.737    2  0.451   11 -0.530
DREAM    18 18 2972 3048 -0.043 18.302    5 -0.017    5 -0.031   10 -0.139    5 0.4968    4  3.653    7 -0.026   10 -0.253
MERCURY  18 21 3314 3295  0.034 20.453    6 -0.039    7 -0.073    3  0.113    6 0.4942    2  3.695    3  0.413    9 -0.187
FEVER    17 18 2814 2838 -0.041 17.653    7 -0.053    6 -0.072    7 -0.048    7 0.4941    8  3.609    8 -0.126    6  0.031
STORM    16 19 2833 2821 -0.007 17.916    8 -0.077    8 -0.105    4  0.097    8 0.4898    7  3.616    6  0.050    3  0.144
SUN      14 20 2821 2868 -0.036 17.284    9 -0.177    9 -0.204    5  0.006    9 0.4770    5  3.652    5  0.114    8 -0.103
MYSTICS  13 21 2745 2795 -0.030 17.370   10 -0.229   10 -0.263    8 -0.060   10 0.4705   10  3.596   10 -0.196    5  0.076
TEAM      W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
WINGS    11 23 2810 3000 -0.042 17.749   11 -0.353   11 -0.372   11 -0.442   11 0.4567    3  3.691    9 -0.160   12 -0.725
STARS     7 27 2449 2728 -0.023 18.167   12 -0.580   12 -0.612   12 -0.506   12 0.4315   12  3.480   12 -1.124    4  0.111

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 33 9 3599 3251 0.067 21.483 1 0.687 1 0.648 1 0.543 1 0.5700 6 3.617 1 0.498 2 0.588 SPARKS 32 11 3562 3275 0.078 22.266 2 0.597 2 0.571 2 0.395 2 0.5619 11 3.573 4 0.161 1 0.630 MERCURY 18 21 3314 3295 0.034 20.453 6 -0.039 7 -0.073 3 0.113 6 0.4942 2 3.695 3 0.413 9 -0.187 STORM 16 19 2833 2821 -0.007 17.916 8 -0.077 8 -0.105 4 0.097 8 0.4898 7 3.616 6 0.050 3 0.144 WINGS 11 23 2810 3000 -0.042 17.749 11 -0.353 11 -0.372 11 -0.442 11 0.4567 3 3.691 9 -0.160 12 -0.725 STARS 7 27 2449 2728 -0.023 18.167 12 -0.580 12 -0.612 12 -0.506 12 0.4315 12 3.480 12 -1.124 4 0.111

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 21 14 2870 2850 -0.039 17.464 3 0.183 3 0.167 9 -0.115 3 0.5197 9 3.599 11 -0.237 7 0.006 SKY 20 19 3342 3362 0.018 20.437 4 0.057 4 0.036 6 -0.039 4 0.5053 1 3.737 2 0.451 11 -0.530 DREAM 18 18 2972 3048 -0.043 18.302 5 -0.017 5 -0.031 10 -0.139 5 0.4968 4 3.653 7 -0.026 10 -0.253 FEVER 17 18 2814 2838 -0.041 17.653 7 -0.053 6 -0.072 7 -0.048 7 0.4941 8 3.609 8 -0.126 6 0.031 SUN 14 20 2821 2868 -0.036 17.284 9 -0.177 9 -0.204 5 0.006 9 0.4770 5 3.652 5 0.114 8 -0.103 MYSTICS 13 21 2745 2795 -0.030 17.370 10 -0.229 10 -0.263 8 -0.060 10 0.4705 10 3.596 10 -0.196 5 0.076


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: Sat Jan  4 12:49:02 2020
games through: Thu Oct 20 2016

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