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     30  7 3177 2758  0.029 17.698    1  1.694    1  0.731    1  0.806    1 0.5709  3.607  0.736  0.877  0.000
SPARKS   29  8 3094 2782  0.023 17.688    2  1.582    2  0.650    2  0.690    2 0.5643  3.570  0.461  0.919  0.000
LIBERTY  22 13 2778 2686  0.004 17.451    3  1.189    3  0.282    3  0.255    3 0.5285  3.546 -0.076  0.586  0.000
SUN      21 14 3007 2862  0.004 17.128    4  1.104    4  0.201    4  0.223    4 0.5222  3.705  0.581 -0.136  0.000
MERCURY  20 19 3176 3190  0.072 20.915    5  0.930    5  0.081    5  0.034    5 0.5089  3.628  0.051  0.016  0.000
MYSTICS  20 19 3181 3173  0.035 20.238    6  0.890    6  0.049    6 -0.002    6 0.5067  3.629  0.021 -0.024  0.000
WINGS    16 19 3005 3105 -0.002 18.305    7  0.707    7 -0.080    8 -0.172    7 0.4915  3.757  0.427 -0.771  0.000
STORM    15 20 2877 2887 -0.024 17.617    8  0.591    8 -0.192    7 -0.022    8 0.4816  3.646  0.076 -0.120  0.000
SKY      12 22 2792 2966 -0.072 17.407    9  0.369    9 -0.347   10 -0.369    9 0.4640  3.686 -0.092 -0.645  0.000
DREAM    12 22 2683 2811 -0.050 17.464   10  0.362   10 -0.359    9 -0.356   10 0.4640  3.594 -0.481 -0.230  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 -0.048 18.076   11  0.126   11 -0.534   12 -0.732   11 0.4449  3.580 -0.917 -0.547  0.000
STARS     8 26 2529 2766 -0.069 17.678   12  0.000   12 -0.671   11 -0.480   12 0.4375  3.534 -0.858 -0.102  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 30 7 3177 2758 0.029 17.698 1 1.694 1 0.731 1 0.806 1 0.5709 3.607 0.736 0.877 0.000 SPARKS 29 8 3094 2782 0.023 17.688 2 1.582 2 0.650 2 0.690 2 0.5643 3.570 0.461 0.919 0.000 MERCURY 20 19 3176 3190 0.072 20.915 5 0.930 5 0.081 5 0.034 5 0.5089 3.628 0.051 0.016 0.000 WINGS 16 19 3005 3105 -0.002 18.305 7 0.707 7 -0.080 8 -0.172 7 0.4915 3.757 0.427 -0.771 0.000 STORM 15 20 2877 2887 -0.024 17.617 8 0.591 8 -0.192 7 -0.022 8 0.4816 3.646 0.076 -0.120 0.000 STARS 8 26 2529 2766 -0.069 17.678 12 0.000 12 -0.671 11 -0.480 12 0.4375 3.534 -0.858 -0.102 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 0.004 17.451 3 1.189 3 0.282 3 0.255 3 0.5285 3.546 -0.076 0.586 0.000 SUN 21 14 3007 2862 0.004 17.128 4 1.104 4 0.201 4 0.223 4 0.5222 3.705 0.581 -0.136 0.000 MYSTICS 20 19 3181 3173 0.035 20.238 6 0.890 6 0.049 6 -0.002 6 0.5067 3.629 0.021 -0.024 0.000 SKY 12 22 2792 2966 -0.072 17.407 9 0.369 9 -0.347 10 -0.369 9 0.4640 3.686 -0.092 -0.645 0.000 DREAM 12 22 2683 2811 -0.050 17.464 10 0.362 10 -0.359 9 -0.356 10 0.4640 3.594 -0.481 -0.230 0.000 FEVER 9 25 2552 2865 -0.048 18.076 11 0.126 11 -0.534 12 -0.732 11 0.4449 3.580 -0.917 -0.547 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 118  99 0.544    1  0.132
EASTERN CONFERENCE  96 115 0.455    2 -0.164

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.310 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: Mon Sep 18 05:30:43 2017
games through: Sun Sep 17 2017

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