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
STORM    32 10 3654 3370  0.048 20.675    1  1.622    1  0.608    1  0.488    1 0.5625  3.648  0.501  0.476  0.000
DREAM    25 14 3182 3125  0.003 19.166    2  1.251    2  0.301    5  0.144    2 0.5317  3.607 -0.022  0.310  0.000
MYSTICS  25 17 3537 3411  0.080 21.523    3  1.247    3  0.263    3  0.306    3 0.5297  3.660  0.371  0.242  0.000
MERCURY  24 17 3543 3425  0.075 20.973    4  1.195    4  0.227    4  0.273    4 0.5248  3.697  0.500  0.045  0.000
SUN      21 14 3065 2873  0.012 16.754    5  1.151    5  0.186    2  0.312    5 0.5214  3.702  0.563  0.061  0.000
SPARKS   20 16 2822 2782 -0.004 17.596    6  1.014    6  0.104    6  0.039    6 0.5111  3.526 -0.466  0.543  0.000
LYNX     18 17 2752 2736 -0.005 17.251    7  0.884    7  0.012    7 -0.025    7 0.5017  3.550 -0.433  0.383  0.000
WINGS    15 20 3029 3003  0.013 17.417    8  0.671    8 -0.160    8 -0.032    8 0.4837  3.735  0.369 -0.434  0.000
ACES     14 19 2786 2871 -0.037 16.278    9  0.622    9 -0.172    9 -0.191    9 0.4793  3.717  0.127 -0.508  0.000
SKY      13 21 2848 3063 -0.062 16.951   10  0.462   10 -0.276   10 -0.423   10 0.4684  3.725 -0.066 -0.781  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
LIBERTY   7 27 2641 2884 -0.059 17.125   11  0.068   11 -0.678   11 -0.530   11 0.4289  3.597 -0.737 -0.322  0.000
FEVER     6 28 2597 2913 -0.033 17.489   12  0.000   12 -0.722   12 -0.632   12 0.4239  3.578 -0.922 -0.341  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 STORM 32 10 3654 3370 0.048 20.675 1 1.622 1 0.608 1 0.488 1 0.5625 3.648 0.501 0.476 0.000 MERCURY 24 17 3543 3425 0.075 20.973 4 1.195 4 0.227 4 0.273 4 0.5248 3.697 0.500 0.045 0.000 SPARKS 20 16 2822 2782 -0.004 17.596 6 1.014 6 0.104 6 0.039 6 0.5111 3.526 -0.466 0.543 0.000 LYNX 18 17 2752 2736 -0.005 17.251 7 0.884 7 0.012 7 -0.025 7 0.5017 3.550 -0.433 0.383 0.000 WINGS 15 20 3029 3003 0.013 17.417 8 0.671 8 -0.160 8 -0.032 8 0.4837 3.735 0.369 -0.434 0.000 ACES 14 19 2786 2871 -0.037 16.278 9 0.622 9 -0.172 9 -0.191 9 0.4793 3.717 0.127 -0.508 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 DREAM 25 14 3182 3125 0.003 19.166 2 1.251 2 0.301 5 0.144 2 0.5317 3.607 -0.022 0.310 0.000 MYSTICS 25 17 3537 3411 0.080 21.523 3 1.247 3 0.263 3 0.306 3 0.5297 3.660 0.371 0.242 0.000 SUN 21 14 3065 2873 0.012 16.754 5 1.151 5 0.186 2 0.312 5 0.5214 3.702 0.563 0.061 0.000 SKY 13 21 2848 3063 -0.062 16.951 10 0.462 10 -0.276 10 -0.423 10 0.4684 3.725 -0.066 -0.781 0.000 LIBERTY 7 27 2641 2884 -0.059 17.125 11 0.068 11 -0.678 11 -0.530 11 0.4289 3.597 -0.737 -0.322 0.000 FEVER 6 28 2597 2913 -0.033 17.489 12 0.000 12 -0.722 12 -0.632 12 0.4239 3.578 -0.922 -0.341 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 123  99 0.554    1  0.141
EASTERN CONFERENCE  97 121 0.445    2 -0.197

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.220 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.018 points in improved RPI (0.023 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Oct 28 09:54:42 2018
games through: Wed Sep 12 2018

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