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 3560 3131  0.104 21.443    1  0.787    1  0.737    1  0.781    1 0.5707    7  3.601    1  0.690    2  0.871
SPARKS   31 11 3467 3165  0.136 21.863    2  0.670    2  0.639    2  0.675    2 0.5614   10  3.564    3  0.428    1  0.922
LIBERTY  22 13 2778 2686 -0.015 17.450    3  0.285    3  0.263    3  0.229    3 0.5270   11  3.546    9 -0.093    3  0.551
SUN      21 14 3007 2862 -0.015 17.128    4  0.222    4  0.181    4  0.198    4 0.5206    2  3.705    2  0.565    8 -0.169
MERCURY  20 19 3176 3190  0.054 20.919    5  0.088    5  0.062    5  0.014    5 0.5073    6  3.629    6  0.042    4 -0.015
MYSTICS  20 19 3181 3173  0.016 20.230    6  0.058    6  0.030    6 -0.022    6 0.5053    5  3.630    7  0.010    5 -0.055
WINGS    16 19 3005 3105 -0.020 18.304    7 -0.082    7 -0.098    8 -0.186    7 0.4899    1  3.758    4  0.422   12 -0.795
STORM    15 20 2877 2887 -0.043 17.613    8 -0.169    8 -0.211    7 -0.041    8 0.4801    4  3.646    5  0.066    7 -0.148
SKY      12 22 2792 2966 -0.090 17.406    9 -0.343    9 -0.365   10 -0.377    9 0.4625    3  3.687    8 -0.092   11 -0.662
DREAM    12 22 2683 2811 -0.068 17.462   10 -0.349   10 -0.377    9 -0.365   10 0.4625    8  3.595   10 -0.482    9 -0.248
TEAM      W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
FEVER     9 25 2552 2865 -0.066 18.074   11 -0.535   11 -0.552   12 -0.731   11 0.4434    9  3.581   12 -0.908   10 -0.554
STARS     8 26 2529 2766 -0.088 17.677   12 -0.631   12 -0.690   11 -0.486   12 0.4359   12  3.535   11 -0.856    6 -0.116

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 3560 3131 0.104 21.443 1 0.787 1 0.737 1 0.781 1 0.5707 7 3.601 1 0.690 2 0.871 SPARKS 31 11 3467 3165 0.136 21.863 2 0.670 2 0.639 2 0.675 2 0.5614 10 3.564 3 0.428 1 0.922 MERCURY 20 19 3176 3190 0.054 20.919 5 0.088 5 0.062 5 0.014 5 0.5073 6 3.629 6 0.042 4 -0.015 WINGS 16 19 3005 3105 -0.020 18.304 7 -0.082 7 -0.098 8 -0.186 7 0.4899 1 3.758 4 0.422 12 -0.795 STORM 15 20 2877 2887 -0.043 17.613 8 -0.169 8 -0.211 7 -0.041 8 0.4801 4 3.646 5 0.066 7 -0.148 STARS 8 26 2529 2766 -0.088 17.677 12 -0.631 12 -0.690 11 -0.486 12 0.4359 12 3.535 11 -0.856 6 -0.116

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 22 13 2778 2686 -0.015 17.450 3 0.285 3 0.263 3 0.229 3 0.5270 11 3.546 9 -0.093 3 0.551 SUN 21 14 3007 2862 -0.015 17.128 4 0.222 4 0.181 4 0.198 4 0.5206 2 3.705 2 0.565 8 -0.169 MYSTICS 20 19 3181 3173 0.016 20.230 6 0.058 6 0.030 6 -0.022 6 0.5053 5 3.630 7 0.010 5 -0.055 SKY 12 22 2792 2966 -0.090 17.406 9 -0.343 9 -0.365 10 -0.377 9 0.4625 3 3.687 8 -0.092 11 -0.662 DREAM 12 22 2683 2811 -0.068 17.462 10 -0.349 10 -0.377 9 -0.365 10 0.4625 8 3.595 10 -0.482 9 -0.248 FEVER 9 25 2552 2865 -0.066 18.074 11 -0.535 11 -0.552 12 -0.731 11 0.4434 9 3.581 12 -0.908 10 -0.554


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 123 104 0.542    1  0.113
EASTERN CONFERENCE  96 115 0.455    2 -0.183

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.307 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.025 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 12:49:18 2020
games through: Wed Oct  4 2017

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