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      57 14 8242 7420  0.054 35.296    1  2.359    1  0.718    1  0.692    1 0.5736  3.973  1.136  0.247  0.000
SPURS         54 16 7450 6899  0.042 34.883    2  2.187    2  0.618    2  0.484    2 0.5652  3.826  0.197  0.771  0.000
ROCKETS       49 22 8197 7711  0.041 35.538    3  1.917    3  0.441    3  0.427    3 0.5468  4.013  1.080 -0.227  0.000
CAVALIERS     46 24 7732 7463 -0.007 34.447    4  1.722    4  0.332    8  0.158    4 0.5356  3.945  0.460 -0.144  0.000
CELTICS       46 26 7734 7550  0.016 36.200    5  1.685    5  0.313    6  0.178    5 0.5343  3.905  0.279  0.077  0.000
CLIPPERS      43 29 7789 7544  0.056 37.050    6  1.583    6  0.247    4  0.219    6 0.5267  3.907  0.326  0.111  0.000
JAZZ          44 28 7227 6951  0.007 35.659    7  1.572    7  0.241    5  0.218    7 0.5255  3.751 -0.420  0.856  0.000
THUNDER       41 30 7591 7519  0.026 36.222    8  1.472    8  0.187   11  0.107    9 0.5203  3.902  0.188  0.025  0.000
RAPTORS       42 29 7607 7336 -0.010 34.797    9  1.464   10  0.177    7  0.159   10 0.5203  3.880  0.131  0.187  0.000
WIZARDS       43 28 7717 7576 -0.054 34.023   10  1.460    9  0.183   10  0.114    8 0.5213  3.924  0.307 -0.079  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     40 31 7180 7121  0.046 36.789   11  1.443   11  0.173   12  0.102   11 0.5180  3.781 -0.398  0.603  0.000
HAWKS         37 34 7338 7421 -0.029 35.242   12  1.186   12  0.027   22 -0.123   12 0.5036  3.855 -0.272  0.025  0.000
BUCKS         36 35 7428 7397 -0.026 35.016   13  1.132   14 -0.011   16  0.014   13 0.4996  3.869 -0.067  0.095  0.000
PACERS        36 35 7391 7458 -0.032 35.073   14  1.131   13 -0.006   18 -0.039   14 0.4993  3.867 -0.126  0.049  0.000
HEAT          35 36 7313 7241 -0.032 34.743   15  1.081   15 -0.043    9  0.130   15 0.4963  3.837 -0.103  0.362  0.000
NUGGETS       34 37 7918 7881 -0.000 35.669   16  1.067   16 -0.050   13  0.099   17 0.4945  3.997  0.666 -0.467  0.000
BULLS         34 38 7364 7437 -0.001 36.437   17  1.050   17 -0.057   20 -0.093   16 0.4948  3.837 -0.327  0.142  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 32 38 7562 7680  0.033 36.435   18  1.041   18 -0.061   17 -0.035   18 0.4937  3.933  0.205 -0.275  0.000
PISTONS       34 38 7307 7361 -0.019 35.928   19  1.019   19 -0.076   21 -0.118   19 0.4925  3.820 -0.436  0.201  0.000
HORNETS       32 39 7444 7385 -0.026 34.909   20  0.922   20 -0.135   15  0.021   20 0.4862  3.865 -0.079  0.121  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
MAVERICKS     30 40 6859 7025 -0.012 35.471   21  0.871   21 -0.158   23 -0.140   21 0.4828  3.758 -0.748  0.467  0.000
PELICANS      30 41 7349 7502  0.002 36.232   22  0.854   22 -0.168   19 -0.056   22 0.4827  3.857 -0.192  0.080  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  28 42 7334 7377  0.029 36.102   23  0.819   23 -0.192   14  0.033   23 0.4786  3.883  0.022  0.045  0.000
KINGS         27 44 7303 7562  0.006 36.634   24  0.722   24 -0.243   25 -0.266   24 0.4730  3.857 -0.403 -0.128  0.000
KNICKS        27 44 7472 7716 -0.043 35.261   25  0.647   25 -0.291   24 -0.251   25 0.4692  3.905 -0.153 -0.350  0.000
76ERS         26 45 7267 7651 -0.038 35.738   26  0.604   27 -0.313   26 -0.286   26 0.4669  3.878 -0.322 -0.249  0.000
MAGIC         26 46 7211 7670 -0.040 36.356   27  0.600   26 -0.312   29 -0.447   27 0.4656  3.850 -0.620 -0.275  0.000
SUNS          22 49 7606 7986 -0.017 36.388   28  0.412   28 -0.425   27 -0.324   28 0.4549  3.961  0.055 -0.704  0.000
LAKERS        20 51 7428 7965 -0.008 36.939   29  0.321   29 -0.472   30 -0.529   29 0.4492  3.954 -0.185 -0.874  0.000
NETS          14 56 7397 7952 -0.021 35.966   30  0.000   30 -0.688   28 -0.447   30 0.4281  3.968 -0.030 -0.864  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 57 14 8242 7420 0.054 35.296 1 2.359 1 0.718 1 0.692 1 0.5736 3.973 1.136 0.247 0.000 CLIPPERS 43 29 7789 7544 0.056 37.050 6 1.583 6 0.247 4 0.219 6 0.5267 3.907 0.326 0.111 0.000 KINGS 27 44 7303 7562 0.006 36.634 24 0.722 24 -0.243 25 -0.266 24 0.4730 3.857 -0.403 -0.128 0.000 SUNS 22 49 7606 7986 -0.017 36.388 28 0.412 28 -0.425 27 -0.324 28 0.4549 3.961 0.055 -0.704 0.000 LAKERS 20 51 7428 7965 -0.008 36.939 29 0.321 29 -0.472 30 -0.529 29 0.4492 3.954 -0.185 -0.874 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 44 28 7227 6951 0.007 35.659 7 1.572 7 0.241 5 0.218 7 0.5255 3.751 -0.420 0.856 0.000 THUNDER 41 30 7591 7519 0.026 36.222 8 1.472 8 0.187 11 0.107 9 0.5203 3.902 0.188 0.025 0.000 NUGGETS 34 37 7918 7881 -0.000 35.669 16 1.067 16 -0.050 13 0.099 17 0.4945 3.997 0.666 -0.467 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 32 38 7562 7680 0.033 36.435 18 1.041 18 -0.061 17 -0.035 18 0.4937 3.933 0.205 -0.275 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 28 42 7334 7377 0.029 36.102 23 0.819 23 -0.192 14 0.033 23 0.4786 3.883 0.022 0.045 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 54 16 7450 6899 0.042 34.883 2 2.187 2 0.618 2 0.484 2 0.5652 3.826 0.197 0.771 0.000 ROCKETS 49 22 8197 7711 0.041 35.538 3 1.917 3 0.441 3 0.427 3 0.5468 4.013 1.080 -0.227 0.000 GRIZZLIES 40 31 7180 7121 0.046 36.789 11 1.443 11 0.173 12 0.102 11 0.5180 3.781 -0.398 0.603 0.000 MAVERICKS 30 40 6859 7025 -0.012 35.471 21 0.871 21 -0.158 23 -0.140 21 0.4828 3.758 -0.748 0.467 0.000 PELICANS 30 41 7349 7502 0.002 36.232 22 0.854 22 -0.168 19 -0.056 22 0.4827 3.857 -0.192 0.080 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 46 24 7732 7463 -0.007 34.447 4 1.722 4 0.332 8 0.158 4 0.5356 3.945 0.460 -0.144 0.000 BUCKS 36 35 7428 7397 -0.026 35.016 13 1.132 14 -0.011 16 0.014 13 0.4996 3.869 -0.067 0.095 0.000 PACERS 36 35 7391 7458 -0.032 35.073 14 1.131 13 -0.006 18 -0.039 14 0.4993 3.867 -0.126 0.049 0.000 BULLS 34 38 7364 7437 -0.001 36.437 17 1.050 17 -0.057 20 -0.093 16 0.4948 3.837 -0.327 0.142 0.000 PISTONS 34 38 7307 7361 -0.019 35.928 19 1.019 19 -0.076 21 -0.118 19 0.4925 3.820 -0.436 0.201 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 43 28 7717 7576 -0.054 34.023 10 1.460 9 0.183 10 0.114 8 0.5213 3.924 0.307 -0.079 0.000 HAWKS 37 34 7338 7421 -0.029 35.242 12 1.186 12 0.027 22 -0.123 12 0.5036 3.855 -0.272 0.025 0.000 HEAT 35 36 7313 7241 -0.032 34.743 15 1.081 15 -0.043 9 0.130 15 0.4963 3.837 -0.103 0.362 0.000 HORNETS 32 39 7444 7385 -0.026 34.909 20 0.922 20 -0.135 15 0.021 20 0.4862 3.865 -0.079 0.121 0.000 MAGIC 26 46 7211 7670 -0.040 36.356 27 0.600 26 -0.312 29 -0.447 27 0.4656 3.850 -0.620 -0.275 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 46 26 7734 7550 0.016 36.200 5 1.685 5 0.313 6 0.178 5 0.5343 3.905 0.279 0.077 0.000 RAPTORS 42 29 7607 7336 -0.010 34.797 9 1.464 10 0.177 7 0.159 10 0.5203 3.880 0.131 0.187 0.000 KNICKS 27 44 7472 7716 -0.043 35.261 25 0.647 25 -0.291 24 -0.251 25 0.4692 3.905 -0.153 -0.350 0.000 76ERS 26 45 7267 7651 -0.038 35.738 26 0.604 27 -0.313 26 -0.286 26 0.4669 3.878 -0.322 -0.249 0.000 NETS 14 56 7397 7952 -0.021 35.966 30 0.000 30 -0.688 28 -0.447 30 0.4281 3.968 -0.030 -0.864 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 203 150 0.575    1  0.187
NORTHWEST DIVISION 179 175 0.506    2  0.067
CENTRAL DIVISION   186 170 0.522    3  0.004
PACIFIC DIVISION   169 187 0.475    4 -0.017
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 173 183 0.486    5 -0.088
ATLANTIC DIVISION  155 200 0.437    6 -0.170

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.263 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: Thu Mar 23 05:30:19 2017
games through: Wed Mar 22 2017

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