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
STORM    24  4 2484 2138  0.099 13.870    1  0.987    1  0.897    1  1.016    1 0.5877    8  3.640    1  0.996    1  1.036
ACES     21  9 2545 2429  0.146 15.987    2  0.612    2  0.597    2  0.326    2 0.5523    6  3.673    2  0.452    5  0.200
SPARKS   15  8 1927 1840 -0.002 11.130    3  0.350    3  0.328    5  0.184    3 0.5311    9  3.625    6  0.098    3  0.270
LYNX     15 11 2173 2121  0.112 13.651    4  0.273    4  0.241    4  0.207    4 0.5242    7  3.645    5  0.211    4  0.203
MERCURY  14 10 2059 2015 -0.019 11.713    5  0.178    5  0.159    6  0.090    5 0.5153    3  3.694    4  0.310    7 -0.131
SUN      14 15 2312 2261  0.076 15.057    6  0.034    7 -0.000    3  0.230    6 0.5022   12  3.540    8 -0.216    2  0.676
SKY      12 11 1989 1944 -0.011 11.232    7  0.022    6  0.000    7  0.053    7 0.5011    1  3.722    3  0.399    8 -0.293
MYSTICS   9 14 1844 1879 -0.043 11.439    8 -0.247    8 -0.268    8 -0.157    8 0.4716   10  3.583   11 -0.420    6  0.106
WINGS     8 14 1835 1913 -0.059 11.006    9 -0.327    9 -0.357    9 -0.282    9 0.4646    4  3.686    7 -0.096    9 -0.467
DREAM     7 15 1781 1928 -0.080 11.192   10 -0.419   10 -0.441   10 -0.462   10 0.4542    5  3.677   10 -0.318   10 -0.605
TEAM      W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
FEVER     6 16 1797 1970 -0.087 11.265   11 -0.500   11 -0.526   11 -0.598   11 0.4438    2  3.718    9 -0.268   12 -0.928
LIBERTY   2 20 1581 1889 -0.096 11.538   12 -0.962   12 -1.037   12 -1.041   12 0.4021   11  3.549   12 -1.450   11 -0.632

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 STORM 24 4 2484 2138 0.099 13.870 1 0.987 1 0.897 1 1.016 1 0.5877 8 3.640 1 0.996 1 1.036 ACES 21 9 2545 2429 0.146 15.987 2 0.612 2 0.597 2 0.326 2 0.5523 6 3.673 2 0.452 5 0.200 SPARKS 15 8 1927 1840 -0.002 11.130 3 0.350 3 0.328 5 0.184 3 0.5311 9 3.625 6 0.098 3 0.270 LYNX 15 11 2173 2121 0.112 13.651 4 0.273 4 0.241 4 0.207 4 0.5242 7 3.645 5 0.211 4 0.203 MERCURY 14 10 2059 2015 -0.019 11.713 5 0.178 5 0.159 6 0.090 5 0.5153 3 3.694 4 0.310 7 -0.131 WINGS 8 14 1835 1913 -0.059 11.006 9 -0.327 9 -0.357 9 -0.282 9 0.4646 4 3.686 7 -0.096 9 -0.467

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 SUN 14 15 2312 2261 0.076 15.057 6 0.034 7 -0.000 3 0.230 6 0.5022 12 3.540 8 -0.216 2 0.676 SKY 12 11 1989 1944 -0.011 11.232 7 0.022 6 0.000 7 0.053 7 0.5011 1 3.722 3 0.399 8 -0.293 MYSTICS 9 14 1844 1879 -0.043 11.439 8 -0.247 8 -0.268 8 -0.157 8 0.4716 10 3.583 11 -0.420 6 0.106 DREAM 7 15 1781 1928 -0.080 11.192 10 -0.419 10 -0.441 10 -0.462 10 0.4542 5 3.677 10 -0.318 10 -0.605 FEVER 6 16 1797 1970 -0.087 11.265 11 -0.500 11 -0.526 11 -0.598 11 0.4438 2 3.718 9 -0.268 12 -0.928 LIBERTY 2 20 1581 1889 -0.096 11.538 12 -0.962 12 -1.037 12 -1.041 12 0.4021 11 3.549 12 -1.450 11 -0.632


DIVISION            W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 97 56 0.634    1  0.300
EASTERN CONFERENCE 50 91 0.355    2 -0.387

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.333 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.033 points in improved RPI (0.023 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Oct 12 20:30:26 2020
games through: Tue Oct  6 2020

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