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
WARRIORS      71 15  9981  8955  0.042 42.556    1  2.443    1  0.796    1  0.734    1 0.5782  3.968  1.151  0.316  0.000
SPURS         65 23  9265  8625  0.039 44.284    2  2.074    2  0.559    2  0.448    2 0.5583  3.818  0.119  0.778  0.000
ROCKETS       59 28 10022  9506  0.039 43.962    3  1.864    3  0.428    3  0.345    3 0.5443  4.013  0.996 -0.306  0.000
JAZZ          54 33  8753  8430  0.047 44.608    4  1.633    4  0.306    5  0.277    6 0.5312  3.757 -0.337  0.892  0.000
CAVALIERS     55 31  9499  9222 -0.013 42.491    5  1.617    6  0.298    9  0.108    5 0.5318  3.947  0.415 -0.199  0.000
CELTICS       56 31  9372  9137 -0.024 42.709    6  1.614    5  0.299    7  0.146    4 0.5318  3.913  0.285  0.007  0.000
CLIPPERS      53 34  9406  9054  0.048 44.574    7  1.573    7  0.271    4  0.287    7 0.5288  3.910  0.410  0.165  0.000
RAPTORS       55 33  9325  8976 -0.025 42.872    8  1.530    8  0.244    6  0.181    8 0.5271  3.864  0.077  0.285  0.000
WIZARDS       52 35  9478  9339 -0.039 42.467    9  1.421    9  0.183   11  0.079    9 0.5205  3.937  0.339 -0.180  0.000
THUNDER       48 39  9262  9243  0.054 45.688   10  1.373   10  0.159   12  0.058   10 0.5166  3.892  0.090  0.026  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
GRIZZLIES     45 43  8817  8827  0.067 46.692   11  1.221   11  0.083   13  0.029   11 0.5087  3.779 -0.481  0.539  0.000
HAWKS         45 42  8993  9054 -0.034 43.114   12  1.093   12  0.010   21 -0.062   12 0.5024  3.845 -0.261  0.138  0.000
BUCKS         44 44  9056  9075 -0.011 44.252   13  1.063   13 -0.012   18 -0.033   13 0.4997  3.846 -0.225  0.159  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 41 45  9257  9372  0.045 45.241   14  1.058   14 -0.014   16  0.002   14 0.4985  3.923  0.188 -0.184  0.000
NUGGETS       40 42  9161  9119  0.009 41.707   15  1.047   15 -0.024   10  0.101   17 0.4971  4.002  0.692 -0.490  0.000
HEAT          41 41  8460  8373 -0.025 40.551   16  1.045   16 -0.025    8  0.126   15 0.4984  3.836 -0.117  0.370  0.000
BULLS         43 44  8931  8915 -0.022 43.293   17  1.032   17 -0.032   14  0.020   16 0.4982  3.831 -0.244  0.284  0.000
PACERS        42 44  9054  9087 -0.032 42.561   18  0.994   18 -0.053   15  0.013   18 0.4953  3.880 -0.015  0.041  0.000
PISTONS       37 45  8309  8401 -0.030 40.862   19  0.843   19 -0.130   22 -0.150   19 0.4865  3.819 -0.474  0.174  0.000
HORNETS       36 46  8601  8585 -0.028 40.627   20  0.790   20 -0.162   20 -0.053   20 0.4835  3.871 -0.123  0.018  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
PELICANS      34 48  8556  8728  0.008 42.198   21  0.743   21 -0.186   19 -0.053   21 0.4808  3.872 -0.119  0.014  0.000
MAVERICKS     33 49  8029  8269  0.001 42.212   22  0.700   22 -0.208   23 -0.187   22 0.4775  3.765 -0.762  0.387  0.000
KINGS         32 50  8430  8748  0.009 42.676   23  0.673   23 -0.223   24 -0.264   23 0.4754  3.861 -0.385 -0.144  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  31 51  8657  8748  0.021 42.356   24  0.641   24 -0.253   17 -0.030   24 0.4729  3.897  0.025 -0.085  0.000
KNICKS        31 51  8556  8857 -0.048 40.773   25  0.545   25 -0.307   25 -0.278   25 0.4684  3.896 -0.226 -0.330  0.000
MAGIC         29 53  8288  8827 -0.055 41.182   26  0.450   26 -0.350   30 -0.477   26 0.4623  3.867 -0.565 -0.388  0.000
76ERS         28 54  8400  8867 -0.056 40.949   27  0.377   27 -0.392   27 -0.353   27 0.4591  3.884 -0.363 -0.344  0.000
LAKERS        26 56  8575  9140 -0.012 42.630   28  0.355   28 -0.402   29 -0.429   28 0.4569  3.943 -0.139 -0.720  0.000
SUNS          24 58  8831  9293 -0.010 42.403   29  0.246   29 -0.471   26 -0.336   29 0.4510  3.973  0.108 -0.779  0.000
NETS          20 62  8673  9225 -0.051 41.241   30  0.000   30 -0.624   28 -0.379   30 0.4364  3.962  0.006 -0.765  0.000

PACIFIC DIVISION
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 WARRIORS 71 15 9981 8955 0.042 42.556 1 2.443 1 0.796 1 0.734 1 0.5782 3.968 1.151 0.316 0.000 CLIPPERS 53 34 9406 9054 0.048 44.574 7 1.573 7 0.271 4 0.287 7 0.5288 3.910 0.410 0.165 0.000 KINGS 32 50 8430 8748 0.009 42.676 23 0.673 23 -0.223 24 -0.264 23 0.4754 3.861 -0.385 -0.144 0.000 LAKERS 26 56 8575 9140 -0.012 42.630 28 0.355 28 -0.402 29 -0.429 28 0.4569 3.943 -0.139 -0.720 0.000 SUNS 24 58 8831 9293 -0.010 42.403 29 0.246 29 -0.471 26 -0.336 29 0.4510 3.973 0.108 -0.779 0.000

NORTHWEST DIVISION
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 JAZZ 54 33 8753 8430 0.047 44.608 4 1.633 4 0.306 5 0.277 6 0.5312 3.757 -0.337 0.892 0.000 THUNDER 48 39 9262 9243 0.054 45.688 10 1.373 10 0.159 12 0.058 10 0.5166 3.892 0.090 0.026 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 41 45 9257 9372 0.045 45.241 14 1.058 14 -0.014 16 0.002 14 0.4985 3.923 0.188 -0.184 0.000 NUGGETS 40 42 9161 9119 0.009 41.707 15 1.047 15 -0.024 10 0.101 17 0.4971 4.002 0.692 -0.490 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 31 51 8657 8748 0.021 42.356 24 0.641 24 -0.253 17 -0.030 24 0.4729 3.897 0.025 -0.085 0.000

SOUTHWEST DIVISION
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 SPURS 65 23 9265 8625 0.039 44.284 2 2.074 2 0.559 2 0.448 2 0.5583 3.818 0.119 0.778 0.000 ROCKETS 59 28 10022 9506 0.039 43.962 3 1.864 3 0.428 3 0.345 3 0.5443 4.013 0.996 -0.306 0.000 GRIZZLIES 45 43 8817 8827 0.067 46.692 11 1.221 11 0.083 13 0.029 11 0.5087 3.779 -0.481 0.539 0.000 PELICANS 34 48 8556 8728 0.008 42.198 21 0.743 21 -0.186 19 -0.053 21 0.4808 3.872 -0.119 0.014 0.000 MAVERICKS 33 49 8029 8269 0.001 42.212 22 0.700 22 -0.208 23 -0.187 22 0.4775 3.765 -0.762 0.387 0.000

CENTRAL DIVISION
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 CAVALIERS 55 31 9499 9222 -0.013 42.491 5 1.617 6 0.298 9 0.108 5 0.5318 3.947 0.415 -0.199 0.000 BUCKS 44 44 9056 9075 -0.011 44.252 13 1.063 13 -0.012 18 -0.033 13 0.4997 3.846 -0.225 0.159 0.000 BULLS 43 44 8931 8915 -0.022 43.293 17 1.032 17 -0.032 14 0.020 16 0.4982 3.831 -0.244 0.284 0.000 PACERS 42 44 9054 9087 -0.032 42.561 18 0.994 18 -0.053 15 0.013 18 0.4953 3.880 -0.015 0.041 0.000 PISTONS 37 45 8309 8401 -0.030 40.862 19 0.843 19 -0.130 22 -0.150 19 0.4865 3.819 -0.474 0.174 0.000

SOUTHEAST DIVISION
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 WIZARDS 52 35 9478 9339 -0.039 42.467 9 1.421 9 0.183 11 0.079 9 0.5205 3.937 0.339 -0.180 0.000 HAWKS 45 42 8993 9054 -0.034 43.114 12 1.093 12 0.010 21 -0.062 12 0.5024 3.845 -0.261 0.138 0.000 HEAT 41 41 8460 8373 -0.025 40.551 16 1.045 16 -0.025 8 0.126 15 0.4984 3.836 -0.117 0.370 0.000 HORNETS 36 46 8601 8585 -0.028 40.627 20 0.790 20 -0.162 20 -0.053 20 0.4835 3.871 -0.123 0.018 0.000 MAGIC 29 53 8288 8827 -0.055 41.182 26 0.450 26 -0.350 30 -0.477 26 0.4623 3.867 -0.565 -0.388 0.000

ATLANTIC DIVISION
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 CELTICS 56 31 9372 9137 -0.024 42.709 6 1.614 5 0.299 7 0.146 4 0.5318 3.913 0.285 0.007 0.000 RAPTORS 55 33 9325 8976 -0.025 42.872 8 1.530 8 0.244 6 0.181 8 0.5271 3.864 0.077 0.285 0.000 KNICKS 31 51 8556 8857 -0.048 40.773 25 0.545 25 -0.307 25 -0.278 25 0.4684 3.896 -0.226 -0.330 0.000 76ERS 28 54 8400 8867 -0.056 40.949 27 0.377 27 -0.392 27 -0.353 27 0.4591 3.884 -0.363 -0.344 0.000 NETS 20 62 8673 9225 -0.051 41.241 30 0.000 30 -0.624 28 -0.379 30 0.4364 3.962 0.006 -0.765 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 236 191 0.553    1  0.152
NORTHWEST DIVISION 214 210 0.505    2  0.069
CENTRAL DIVISION   221 208 0.515    3  0.002
PACIFIC DIVISION   206 213 0.492    4 -0.004
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 203 217 0.483    5 -0.099
ATLANTIC DIVISION  190 231 0.451    6 -0.179

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.260 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.022 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Apr 28 05:30:14 2017
games through: Thu Apr 27 2017

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