Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
• Schedule The number in this column is the effective opponent strength of a team. In other words, they would be expected to have the same record had they played all games against an opponent of this predictive rating at a neutral site. Because this calculation depends on the strength of the team in question, it is not possible to rank schedules using these values.
• Expected Losses For college teams, this number is the number of losses an average ranked (top 15 hockey; otherwise top 25) team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. For pro teams, this is the number of losses an average team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. Unlike the schedule ranking, this value can be used to rank schedules.
• Standard Ranks teams in an order such that a team is "probably better" than all teams ranked lower than it. This calculation uses margin of victory only for computing a team's opponents strengths; the team's rating itself is computed using only wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule
• Median Likelihood Determines the likely ratings for each team, based on its wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule. This generally produces the same or similar ratings as the standard ranking.
• Predictive Both schedule strength and rating vs. schedule strength are determined considering both the wins and losses and the score differentials. This rating contains none of the biases in the standard rating, but does weight recent games slightly more than past games since those are a better indication of the team's current strength. This rating is the best of the first three for seeing how good teams are, and thus is the best for predicting future results.
• Improved RPI Rating The improved RPI formula is similar to the standard RPI, except that the schedule strength is carried out to infinite depth instead of ending with opponents' opponents, thus allows for a better comparison of isolated groups of teams than is given by the standard RPI calculation. It is similar to the simple rating, except that all games are given equal weight.
• Scoring. This value indicates how many points a team would be expected to score if it played an identical team.
• Offense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team scores. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to score the league average number of points. This does not necessarily rate a team's offensive abilities, as a fast pace in basketball or big-play defense in football can make a team score more points.
• Defense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team allows. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to allow the league average number of points. The same caveat in the predictive-offense rating applies here.
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
MINNESOTA   33  8 3371 2945  0.043 20.120    1  0.743    1  0.711    1  0.840    1 0.5729    5  3.587    1  1.011    1  0.670
LOS ANGELES 25 12 3021 2786  0.051 18.644    2  0.416    2  0.388    2  0.420    2 0.5436    2  3.612    2  0.694    4  0.145
CHICAGO     24 12 2830 2666 -0.071 16.909    3  0.311    3  0.287    3  0.187    3 0.5302    3  3.603    4  0.424    6 -0.051
PHOENIX     21 18 3074 3120  0.111 21.721    4  0.198    4  0.187    5  0.017    4 0.5189    1  3.652    3  0.468   12 -0.434
ATLANTA     21 21 3163 3142 -0.017 21.202    5 -0.017    6 -0.030    6 -0.041    6 0.4977    6  3.557    6  0.003    7 -0.085
SEATTLE     17 19 2529 2629  0.034 19.427    6 -0.022    5 -0.025    8 -0.097    5 0.4981   11  3.439   10 -0.532    3  0.338
WASHINGTON  18 19 2754 2762 -0.043 18.504    7 -0.049    7 -0.058    7 -0.043    7 0.4928    9  3.526    7 -0.128    5  0.042
INDIANA     18 20 2704 2676 -0.074 18.413    8 -0.113    8 -0.131    4  0.043    8 0.4879   12  3.421    9 -0.465    2  0.551
SAN ANTONIO 12 22 2452 2648 -0.002 18.362    9 -0.297    9 -0.299   10 -0.340    9 0.4700    7  3.538    8 -0.376    9 -0.303
TULSA       11 23 2617 2693  0.024 18.124   10 -0.319   10 -0.355    9 -0.104   10 0.4641    4  3.589    5  0.073    8 -0.281
TEAM         W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
NEW YORK    11 23 2367 2617 -0.071 17.694   11 -0.391   11 -0.409   12 -0.594   11 0.4553   10  3.495   12 -0.809   10 -0.380
CONNECTICUT 10 24 2415 2613 -0.077 17.426   12 -0.459   12 -0.502   11 -0.478   12 0.4478    8  3.529   11 -0.550   11 -0.406
TEAM         W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
``````

``````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
MINNESOTA   33  8 3371 2945  0.043 20.120    1  0.743    1  0.711    1  0.840    1 0.5729    5  3.587    1  1.011    1  0.670
LOS ANGELES 25 12 3021 2786  0.051 18.644    2  0.416    2  0.388    2  0.420    2 0.5436    2  3.612    2  0.694    4  0.145
PHOENIX     21 18 3074 3120  0.111 21.721    4  0.198    4  0.187    5  0.017    4 0.5189    1  3.652    3  0.468   12 -0.434
SEATTLE     17 19 2529 2629  0.034 19.427    6 -0.022    5 -0.025    8 -0.097    5 0.4981   11  3.439   10 -0.532    3  0.338
SAN ANTONIO 12 22 2452 2648 -0.002 18.362    9 -0.297    9 -0.299   10 -0.340    9 0.4700    7  3.538    8 -0.376    9 -0.303
TULSA       11 23 2617 2693  0.024 18.124   10 -0.319   10 -0.355    9 -0.104   10 0.4641    4  3.589    5  0.073    8 -0.281
``````

``````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
CHICAGO     24 12 2830 2666 -0.071 16.909    3  0.311    3  0.287    3  0.187    3 0.5302    3  3.603    4  0.424    6 -0.051
ATLANTA     21 21 3163 3142 -0.017 21.202    5 -0.017    6 -0.030    6 -0.041    6 0.4977    6  3.557    6  0.003    7 -0.085
WASHINGTON  18 19 2754 2762 -0.043 18.504    7 -0.049    7 -0.058    7 -0.043    7 0.4928    9  3.526    7 -0.128    5  0.042
INDIANA     18 20 2704 2676 -0.074 18.413    8 -0.113    8 -0.131    4  0.043    8 0.4879   12  3.421    9 -0.465    2  0.551
NEW YORK    11 23 2367 2617 -0.071 17.694   11 -0.391   11 -0.409   12 -0.594   11 0.4553   10  3.495   12 -0.809   10 -0.380
CONNECTICUT 10 24 2415 2613 -0.077 17.426   12 -0.459   12 -0.502   11 -0.478   12 0.4478    8  3.529   11 -0.550   11 -0.406
``````

``````DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 119 102 0.538    1  0.113
EASTERN CONFERENCE 102 119 0.462    2 -0.163
``````

``````Home field advantage amounts to:
0.312 points in main ratings (0.226 for semineutral)
0.026 points in improved RPI (0.023 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
``````
```Predict score: ATLANTA CHICAGO CONNECTICUT INDIANA LOS ANGELES MINNESOTA NEW YORK PHOENIX SAN ANTONIO SEATTLE TULSA WASHINGTON vs. hosting at ATLANTA CHICAGO CONNECTICUT INDIANA LOS ANGELES MINNESOTA NEW YORK PHOENIX SAN ANTONIO SEATTLE TULSA WASHINGTON Team Strength vs. Time Plot: ATLANTA CHICAGO CONNECTICUT INDIANA LOS ANGELES MINNESOTA NEW YORK PHOENIX SAN ANTONIO SEATTLE TULSA WASHINGTON posted: Sat Jan 4 12:48:14 2020 games through: Thu Oct 10 2013 ```

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