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
ACES     36  7 3955 3422  0.019 20.739    1  0.858    1  0.839    1  0.814    1 0.5769    2  3.725    1  1.184    3  0.445
LIBERTY  35  8 3831 3445  0.054 21.575    2  0.782    2  0.773    2  0.749    2 0.5734    3  3.679    2  0.915    1  0.584
SUN      29 14 3562 3376 -0.029 21.156    3  0.370    3  0.352    4  0.248    3 0.5394   11  3.585    4  0.002    2  0.493
WINGS    24 18 3709 3552 -0.022 20.806    4  0.153    4  0.117    3  0.305    4 0.5142    1  3.745    3  0.765    7 -0.156
DREAM    19 23 3457 3555  0.025 22.645    5 -0.065    6 -0.077    8 -0.182    7 0.4915    4  3.660    5 -0.104    8 -0.260
LYNX     20 23 3423 3654 -0.019 23.103    6 -0.067    5 -0.058   10 -0.382    5 0.4928    6  3.637   10 -0.402   10 -0.362
MYSTICS  19 23 3381 3415  0.020 22.279    7 -0.074    7 -0.090    5 -0.030    6 0.4917   10  3.597    7 -0.223    5  0.164
SKY      18 24 3398 3513  0.013 22.636    8 -0.136    8 -0.136    7 -0.151    8 0.4860    7  3.632    6 -0.196    6 -0.107
SPARKS   17 23 3156 3221 -0.044 20.507    9 -0.191    9 -0.199    6 -0.099    9 0.4804   12  3.571    9 -0.402    4  0.203
FEVER    13 27 3240 3402 -0.051 20.830   10 -0.427   10 -0.444    9 -0.337   10 0.4586    5  3.648    8 -0.312   11 -0.362
TEAM      W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
STORM    11 29 3153 3378 -0.037 21.285   11 -0.529   11 -0.551   11 -0.386   11 0.4481    8  3.619   11 -0.484    9 -0.289
MERCURY   9 31 3064 3396 -0.061 21.269   12 -0.674   12 -0.692   12 -0.631   12 0.4343    9  3.597   12 -0.824   12 -0.439

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 ACES 36 7 3955 3422 0.019 20.739 1 0.858 1 0.839 1 0.814 1 0.5769 2 3.725 1 1.184 3 0.445 WINGS 24 18 3709 3552 -0.022 20.806 4 0.153 4 0.117 3 0.305 4 0.5142 1 3.745 3 0.765 7 -0.156 LYNX 20 23 3423 3654 -0.019 23.103 6 -0.067 5 -0.058 10 -0.382 5 0.4928 6 3.637 10 -0.402 10 -0.362 SPARKS 17 23 3156 3221 -0.044 20.507 9 -0.191 9 -0.199 6 -0.099 9 0.4804 12 3.571 9 -0.402 4 0.203 STORM 11 29 3153 3378 -0.037 21.285 11 -0.529 11 -0.551 11 -0.386 11 0.4481 8 3.619 11 -0.484 9 -0.289 MERCURY 9 31 3064 3396 -0.061 21.269 12 -0.674 12 -0.692 12 -0.631 12 0.4343 9 3.597 12 -0.824 12 -0.439

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 LIBERTY 35 8 3831 3445 0.054 21.575 2 0.782 2 0.773 2 0.749 2 0.5734 3 3.679 2 0.915 1 0.584 SUN 29 14 3562 3376 -0.029 21.156 3 0.370 3 0.352 4 0.248 3 0.5394 11 3.585 4 0.002 2 0.493 DREAM 19 23 3457 3555 0.025 22.645 5 -0.065 6 -0.077 8 -0.182 7 0.4915 4 3.660 5 -0.104 8 -0.260 MYSTICS 19 23 3381 3415 0.020 22.279 7 -0.074 7 -0.090 5 -0.030 6 0.4917 10 3.597 7 -0.223 5 0.164 SKY 18 24 3398 3513 0.013 22.636 8 -0.136 8 -0.136 7 -0.151 8 0.4860 7 3.632 6 -0.196 6 -0.107 FEVER 13 27 3240 3402 -0.051 20.830 10 -0.427 10 -0.444 9 -0.337 10 0.4586 5 3.648 8 -0.312 11 -0.362


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
EASTERN CONFERENCE 133 119 0.528    1  0.057
WESTERN CONFERENCE 117 131 0.472    2 -0.107

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.208 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
     0.010 points in improved RPI (0.023 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu Sep 21 05:30:17 2023
games through: Wed Sep 20 2023

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