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  T PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
CAROLINA     14  5  4 45 33 -0.006 10.758    1  0.947    1  0.283    1  0.196    1 0.5429  0.547  0.272  0.119  0.000
WASHINGTON   12  6  5 43 32  0.021 11.003    2  0.835    2  0.194    3  0.183    2 0.5314  0.479  0.197  0.168  0.000
PHILADELPHIA 11  5  6 36 23 -0.014 10.191    3  0.808    3  0.170    2  0.190    3 0.5285  0.057 -0.135  0.516  0.000
ATLANTA      11 10  1 35 31  0.020 10.623    4  0.610    4  0.016    4  0.097    4 0.5073  0.278 -0.060  0.254  0.000
SAN JOSE      8  8  5 34 30 -0.011  9.911    5  0.573    5 -0.006    5  0.062    5 0.4980  0.303 -0.075  0.199  0.000
BOSTON        6  8  7 36 35  0.009 10.183    6  0.501    6 -0.056    6 -0.007    6 0.4894  0.519  0.043 -0.057  0.000
SAN DIEGO     5 11  5 28 42  0.022 10.568    7  0.329    7 -0.171    7 -0.263    7 0.4685  0.466 -0.260 -0.266  0.000
NEW YORK      3 17  1 31 62  0.028 10.802    8  0.000    8 -0.460    8 -0.516    8 0.4251  1.073  0.113 -1.144  0.000

WOMENS UNITED SOCCER ASSN
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CAROLINA 14 5 4 45 33 -0.006 10.758 1 0.947 1 0.283 1 0.196 1 0.5429 0.547 0.272 0.119 0.000 WASHINGTON 12 6 5 43 32 0.021 11.003 2 0.835 2 0.194 3 0.183 2 0.5314 0.479 0.197 0.168 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 11 5 6 36 23 -0.014 10.191 3 0.808 3 0.170 2 0.190 3 0.5285 0.057 -0.135 0.516 0.000 ATLANTA 11 10 1 35 31 0.020 10.623 4 0.610 4 0.016 4 0.097 4 0.5073 0.278 -0.060 0.254 0.000 SAN JOSE 8 8 5 34 30 -0.011 9.911 5 0.573 5 -0.006 5 0.062 5 0.4980 0.303 -0.075 0.199 0.000 BOSTON 6 8 7 36 35 0.009 10.183 6 0.501 6 -0.056 6 -0.007 6 0.4894 0.519 0.043 -0.057 0.000 SAN DIEGO 5 11 5 28 42 0.022 10.568 7 0.329 7 -0.171 7 -0.263 7 0.4685 0.466 -0.260 -0.266 0.000 NEW YORK 3 17 1 31 62 0.028 10.802 8 0.000 8 -0.460 8 -0.516 8 0.4251 1.073 0.113 -1.144 0.000


DIVISION                   W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
WOMENS UNITED SOCCER ASSN 70 70 34 0.500    1 -0.001

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.197 points in main ratings (0.131 for semineutral)
     0.021 points in improved RPI (0.013 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Dec 31 14:13:04 2007
games through: Sat Aug 24 2002

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