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
LYNX     33  9 3560 3131  0.104 21.443    1  1.746    1  0.737    1  0.781    1 0.5707  3.601  0.691  0.870  0.000
SPARKS   31 11 3467 3165  0.136 21.863    2  1.592    2  0.639    2  0.675    2 0.5614  3.564  0.428  0.922  0.000
LIBERTY  22 13 2778 2686 -0.015 17.450    3  1.189    3  0.263    3  0.229    3 0.5270  3.546 -0.094  0.552  0.000
SUN      21 14 3007 2862 -0.015 17.128    4  1.104    4  0.181    4  0.198    4 0.5206  3.705  0.564 -0.169  0.000
MERCURY  20 19 3176 3190  0.054 20.919    5  0.930    5  0.062    5  0.014    5 0.5073  3.629  0.042 -0.015  0.000
MYSTICS  20 19 3181 3173  0.016 20.230    6  0.889    6  0.030    6 -0.022    6 0.5053  3.630  0.010 -0.055  0.000
WINGS    16 19 3005 3105 -0.020 18.304    7  0.708    7 -0.098    8 -0.186    7 0.4899  3.758  0.422 -0.794  0.000
STORM    15 20 2877 2887 -0.043 17.613    8  0.592    8 -0.211    7 -0.041    8 0.4801  3.646  0.065 -0.147  0.000
SKY      12 22 2792 2966 -0.090 17.406    9  0.370    9 -0.365   10 -0.377    9 0.4625  3.687 -0.093 -0.662  0.000
DREAM    12 22 2683 2811 -0.068 17.462   10  0.362   10 -0.377    9 -0.365   10 0.4625  3.595 -0.482 -0.248  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
FEVER     9 25 2552 2865 -0.066 18.074   11  0.126   11 -0.552   12 -0.731   11 0.4434  3.581 -0.908 -0.554  0.000
STARS     8 26 2529 2766 -0.088 17.677   12  0.000   12 -0.690   11 -0.486   12 0.4359  3.535 -0.855 -0.116  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 LYNX 33 9 3560 3131 0.104 21.443 1 1.746 1 0.737 1 0.781 1 0.5707 3.601 0.691 0.870 0.000 SPARKS 31 11 3467 3165 0.136 21.863 2 1.592 2 0.639 2 0.675 2 0.5614 3.564 0.428 0.922 0.000 MERCURY 20 19 3176 3190 0.054 20.919 5 0.930 5 0.062 5 0.014 5 0.5073 3.629 0.042 -0.015 0.000 WINGS 16 19 3005 3105 -0.020 18.304 7 0.708 7 -0.098 8 -0.186 7 0.4899 3.758 0.422 -0.794 0.000 STORM 15 20 2877 2887 -0.043 17.613 8 0.592 8 -0.211 7 -0.041 8 0.4801 3.646 0.065 -0.147 0.000 STARS 8 26 2529 2766 -0.088 17.677 12 0.000 12 -0.690 11 -0.486 12 0.4359 3.535 -0.855 -0.116 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 LIBERTY 22 13 2778 2686 -0.015 17.450 3 1.189 3 0.263 3 0.229 3 0.5270 3.546 -0.094 0.552 0.000 SUN 21 14 3007 2862 -0.015 17.128 4 1.104 4 0.181 4 0.198 4 0.5206 3.705 0.564 -0.169 0.000 MYSTICS 20 19 3181 3173 0.016 20.230 6 0.889 6 0.030 6 -0.022 6 0.5053 3.630 0.010 -0.055 0.000 SKY 12 22 2792 2966 -0.090 17.406 9 0.370 9 -0.365 10 -0.377 9 0.4625 3.687 -0.093 -0.662 0.000 DREAM 12 22 2683 2811 -0.068 17.462 10 0.362 10 -0.377 9 -0.365 10 0.4625 3.595 -0.482 -0.248 0.000 FEVER 9 25 2552 2865 -0.066 18.074 11 0.126 11 -0.552 12 -0.731 11 0.4434 3.581 -0.908 -0.554 0.000


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: Thu Oct  5 05:30:30 2017
games through: Wed Oct  4 2017

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