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
BUCKS         64 22 10173  9351 -0.011 40.446    1  2.197    1  0.540    1  0.566    1 0.5545  3.991  0.843  0.289  0.000
RAPTORS       62 25  9916  9345 -0.008 41.539    2  2.095    2  0.485    4  0.433    2 0.5477  3.932  0.407  0.458  0.000
WARRIORS      60 27 10268  9698  0.035 43.109    3  2.057    3  0.461    3  0.442    3 0.5475  3.999  0.760  0.125  0.000
ROCKETS       57 30  9876  9439  0.061 44.217    4  1.951    4  0.403    2  0.506    6 0.5400  3.934  0.493  0.519  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 57 30  9957  9584  0.054 44.107    5  1.947    5  0.402    5  0.366    5 0.5402  3.954  0.454  0.279  0.000
NUGGETS       57 30  9618  9268  0.046 43.891    6  1.931    6  0.393    7  0.259    4 0.5403  3.895  0.051  0.466  0.000
76ERS         55 32 10057  9781 -0.023 41.828    7  1.722    7  0.279    9  0.182    7 0.5285  3.996  0.483 -0.120  0.000
CELTICS       53 33  9613  9219 -0.005 41.598    8  1.682    8  0.248    8  0.243    8 0.5254  3.919  0.154  0.332  0.000
JAZZ          51 36  9650  9265  0.057 44.167    9  1.669    9  0.238    6  0.345    9 0.5240  3.898  0.148  0.542  0.000
THUNDER       50 37  9913  9663  0.052 44.319   10  1.623   11  0.212   10  0.180   11 0.5216  3.954  0.269  0.091  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
CLIPPERS      50 37 10020  9990  0.048 44.773   11  1.617   10  0.217   14  0.018   10 0.5221  4.002  0.353 -0.317  0.000
SPURS         50 37  9673  9561  0.038 44.212   12  1.591   12  0.197   11  0.112   12 0.5210  3.929  0.071  0.154  0.000
PACERS        48 38  9224  8981 -0.009 41.806   13  1.445   13  0.118   12  0.081   13 0.5114  3.853 -0.333  0.494  0.000
MAGIC         43 44  9260  9274 -0.008 43.117   14  1.212   14 -0.018   13  0.058   14 0.4981  3.860 -0.324  0.441  0.000
NETS          43 44  9761  9822 -0.017 42.930   15  1.199   15 -0.026   16 -0.025   15 0.4976  3.948  0.029 -0.079  0.000
KINGS         39 43  9363  9455  0.013 41.402   16  1.171   16 -0.041   17 -0.062   16 0.4950  4.008  0.305 -0.430  0.000
PISTONS       41 45  9170  9285 -0.006 42.984   17  1.145   17 -0.055   19 -0.103   17 0.4938  3.866 -0.457  0.250  0.000
HEAT          39 43  8668  8687 -0.025 40.090   18  1.104   19 -0.082   15 -0.007   18 0.4918  3.850 -0.439  0.424  0.000
HORNETS       39 43  9081  9171 -0.031 40.164   19  1.100   18 -0.081   21 -0.123   19 0.4916  3.941 -0.103 -0.144  0.000
LAKERS        37 45  9165  9306  0.015 41.630   20  1.073   20 -0.096   22 -0.133   20 0.4899  3.963 -0.001 -0.265  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
TIMBERWOLVES  36 46  9223  9346  0.024 41.796   21  1.034   21 -0.119   20 -0.113   21 0.4875  3.972  0.066 -0.292  0.000
GRIZZLIES     33 49  8490  8703  0.019 41.912   22  0.881   22 -0.200   23 -0.172   22 0.4786  3.809 -0.799  0.455  0.000
MAVERICKS     33 49  8927  9032  0.020 41.663   23  0.878   23 -0.207   18 -0.094   23 0.4784  3.910 -0.231  0.043  0.000
PELICANS      33 49  9466  9575  0.005 41.246   24  0.864   24 -0.215   24 -0.207   24 0.4769  4.032  0.285 -0.699  0.000
WIZARDS       32 50  9350  9588 -0.057 39.725   25  0.730   25 -0.297   25 -0.214   25 0.4692  4.009  0.156 -0.585  0.000
HAWKS         29 53  9294  9788 -0.051 40.575   26  0.582   26 -0.372   26 -0.312   26 0.4620  4.030  0.172 -0.796  0.000
BULLS         22 60  8605  9295 -0.058 40.856   27  0.260   27 -0.583   27 -0.561   27 0.4421  3.893 -0.780 -0.341  0.000
SUNS          19 63  8815  9581 -0.008 42.383   28  0.194   28 -0.619   28 -0.577   28 0.4373  3.944 -0.539 -0.616  0.000
CAVALIERS     19 63  8567  9355 -0.057 41.184   29  0.099   29 -0.671   29 -0.609   29 0.4336  3.913 -0.730 -0.488  0.000
KNICKS        17 65  8575  9330 -0.048 41.311   30  0.000   30 -0.732   30 -0.669   30 0.4284  3.906 -0.823 -0.515  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 60 27 10268 9698 0.035 43.109 3 2.057 3 0.461 3 0.442 3 0.5475 3.999 0.760 0.125 0.000 CLIPPERS 50 37 10020 9990 0.048 44.773 11 1.617 10 0.217 14 0.018 10 0.5221 4.002 0.353 -0.317 0.000 KINGS 39 43 9363 9455 0.013 41.402 16 1.171 16 -0.041 17 -0.062 16 0.4950 4.008 0.305 -0.430 0.000 LAKERS 37 45 9165 9306 0.015 41.630 20 1.073 20 -0.096 22 -0.133 20 0.4899 3.963 -0.001 -0.265 0.000 SUNS 19 63 8815 9581 -0.008 42.383 28 0.194 28 -0.619 28 -0.577 28 0.4373 3.944 -0.539 -0.616 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 TRAIL BLAZERS 57 30 9957 9584 0.054 44.107 5 1.947 5 0.402 5 0.366 5 0.5402 3.954 0.454 0.279 0.000 NUGGETS 57 30 9618 9268 0.046 43.891 6 1.931 6 0.393 7 0.259 4 0.5403 3.895 0.051 0.466 0.000 JAZZ 51 36 9650 9265 0.057 44.167 9 1.669 9 0.238 6 0.345 9 0.5240 3.898 0.148 0.542 0.000 THUNDER 50 37 9913 9663 0.052 44.319 10 1.623 11 0.212 10 0.180 11 0.5216 3.954 0.269 0.091 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 36 46 9223 9346 0.024 41.796 21 1.034 21 -0.119 20 -0.113 21 0.4875 3.972 0.066 -0.292 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 ROCKETS 57 30 9876 9439 0.061 44.217 4 1.951 4 0.403 2 0.506 6 0.5400 3.934 0.493 0.519 0.000 SPURS 50 37 9673 9561 0.038 44.212 12 1.591 12 0.197 11 0.112 12 0.5210 3.929 0.071 0.154 0.000 GRIZZLIES 33 49 8490 8703 0.019 41.912 22 0.881 22 -0.200 23 -0.172 22 0.4786 3.809 -0.799 0.455 0.000 MAVERICKS 33 49 8927 9032 0.020 41.663 23 0.878 23 -0.207 18 -0.094 23 0.4784 3.910 -0.231 0.043 0.000 PELICANS 33 49 9466 9575 0.005 41.246 24 0.864 24 -0.215 24 -0.207 24 0.4769 4.032 0.285 -0.699 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 BUCKS 64 22 10173 9351 -0.011 40.446 1 2.197 1 0.540 1 0.566 1 0.5545 3.991 0.843 0.289 0.000 PACERS 48 38 9224 8981 -0.009 41.806 13 1.445 13 0.118 12 0.081 13 0.5114 3.853 -0.333 0.494 0.000 PISTONS 41 45 9170 9285 -0.006 42.984 17 1.145 17 -0.055 19 -0.103 17 0.4938 3.866 -0.457 0.250 0.000 BULLS 22 60 8605 9295 -0.058 40.856 27 0.260 27 -0.583 27 -0.561 27 0.4421 3.893 -0.780 -0.341 0.000 CAVALIERS 19 63 8567 9355 -0.057 41.184 29 0.099 29 -0.671 29 -0.609 29 0.4336 3.913 -0.730 -0.488 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 MAGIC 43 44 9260 9274 -0.008 43.117 14 1.212 14 -0.018 13 0.058 14 0.4981 3.860 -0.324 0.441 0.000 HEAT 39 43 8668 8687 -0.025 40.090 18 1.104 19 -0.082 15 -0.007 18 0.4918 3.850 -0.439 0.424 0.000 HORNETS 39 43 9081 9171 -0.031 40.164 19 1.100 18 -0.081 21 -0.123 19 0.4916 3.941 -0.103 -0.144 0.000 WIZARDS 32 50 9350 9588 -0.057 39.725 25 0.730 25 -0.297 25 -0.214 25 0.4692 4.009 0.156 -0.585 0.000 HAWKS 29 53 9294 9788 -0.051 40.575 26 0.582 26 -0.372 26 -0.312 26 0.4620 4.030 0.172 -0.796 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 RAPTORS 62 25 9916 9345 -0.008 41.539 2 2.095 2 0.485 4 0.433 2 0.5477 3.932 0.407 0.458 0.000 76ERS 55 32 10057 9781 -0.023 41.828 7 1.722 7 0.279 9 0.182 7 0.5285 3.996 0.483 -0.120 0.000 CELTICS 53 33 9613 9219 -0.005 41.598 8 1.682 8 0.248 8 0.243 8 0.5254 3.919 0.154 0.332 0.000 NETS 43 44 9761 9822 -0.017 42.930 15 1.199 15 -0.026 16 -0.025 15 0.4976 3.948 0.029 -0.079 0.000 KNICKS 17 65 8575 9330 -0.048 41.311 30 0.000 30 -0.732 30 -0.669 30 0.4284 3.906 -0.823 -0.515 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHWEST DIVISION 251 179 0.584    1  0.252
ATLANTIC DIVISION  230 199 0.536    2  0.052
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 206 214 0.490    3  0.040
PACIFIC DIVISION   205 215 0.488    4 -0.059
CENTRAL DIVISION   194 228 0.460    5 -0.140
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 182 233 0.439    6 -0.183

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.221 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.023 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu Apr 25 05:30:37 2019
games through: Wed Apr 24 2019

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