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
ATLANTA      10  5  8 37 22 -0.041 11.158    1  0.237    2  0.045    1  0.095    2 0.5224  0.062 -0.145  0.335  0.000
BOSTON       10  5  7 33 30 -0.019 10.987    2  0.233    1  0.053    3  0.026    1 0.5237  0.300 -0.030  0.081  0.000
WASHINGTON   11  8  4 43 32  0.019 11.703    3  0.222    3  0.036    2  0.086    3 0.5175  0.590  0.286 -0.113  0.000
SAN DIEGO     8  7  7 28 28  0.006 11.287    4  0.171    4  0.010    4 -0.013    4 0.5053  0.073 -0.244  0.219  0.000
NEW YORK      7  9  5 33 43  0.016 10.994    5  0.104    5 -0.026    8 -0.080    5 0.4896  0.806  0.335 -0.495  0.000
SAN JOSE      7 10  4 23 30  0.011 10.910    6  0.084    6 -0.038    6 -0.059    6 0.4844  0.037 -0.316  0.199  0.000
CAROLINA      7 10  4 31 33 -0.010 10.673    7  0.069    7 -0.046    5 -0.034    7 0.4830  0.468  0.054 -0.122  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  5 11  5 30 40  0.016 10.963    8  0.000    8 -0.081    7 -0.071    8 0.4688  0.626  0.163 -0.305  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 ATLANTA 10 5 8 37 22 -0.041 11.158 1 0.237 2 0.045 1 0.095 2 0.5224 0.062 -0.145 0.335 0.000 BOSTON 10 5 7 33 30 -0.019 10.987 2 0.233 1 0.053 3 0.026 1 0.5237 0.300 -0.030 0.081 0.000 WASHINGTON 11 8 4 43 32 0.019 11.703 3 0.222 3 0.036 2 0.086 3 0.5175 0.590 0.286 -0.113 0.000 SAN DIEGO 8 7 7 28 28 0.006 11.287 4 0.171 4 0.010 4 -0.013 4 0.5053 0.073 -0.244 0.219 0.000 NEW YORK 7 9 5 33 43 0.016 10.994 5 0.104 5 -0.026 8 -0.080 5 0.4896 0.806 0.335 -0.495 0.000 SAN JOSE 7 10 4 23 30 0.011 10.910 6 0.084 6 -0.038 6 -0.059 6 0.4844 0.037 -0.316 0.199 0.000 CAROLINA 7 10 4 31 33 -0.010 10.673 7 0.069 7 -0.046 5 -0.034 7 0.4830 0.468 0.054 -0.122 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 5 11 5 30 40 0.016 10.963 8 0.000 8 -0.081 7 -0.071 8 0.4688 0.626 0.163 -0.305 0.000


DIVISION                   W  L  T   PCT  RNK RATING
WOMENS UNITED SOCCER ASSN 65 65 44 0.500    1 -0.008

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.197 points in main ratings (0.131 for semineutral)
     0.017 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 14:14:24 2007
games through: Sun Aug 24 2003

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