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      83 16 11531 10347  0.085 51.021    1  2.532    1  0.889    1  0.805    1 0.5855  3.982  1.286  0.324  0.000
SPURS         69 29 10350  9744  0.093 51.683    2  2.069    2  0.532    2  0.404    2 0.5547  3.822  0.091  0.717  0.000
ROCKETS       61 32 10643 10157  0.062 48.333    3  1.845    3  0.401    4  0.281    3 0.5412  4.008  0.902 -0.339  0.000
CAVALIERS     64 36 11140 10736  0.048 51.820    4  1.746    4  0.355    3  0.340    4 0.5379  3.953  0.676  0.005  0.000
JAZZ          55 38  9334  9063  0.077 49.237    5  1.592    5  0.267    6  0.221    7 0.5270  3.756 -0.403  0.845  0.000
CLIPPERS      54 35  9595  9251  0.040 45.843    6  1.588    7  0.260    5  0.240    6 0.5274  3.908  0.349  0.131  0.000
CELTICS       62 38 10751 10587 -0.014 50.219    7  1.581    6  0.260   12  0.026    5 0.5283  3.911  0.148 -0.097  0.000
RAPTORS       55 37  9729  9441 -0.023 45.552    8  1.476    8  0.188    9  0.083    8 0.5210  3.865 -0.021  0.186  0.000
WIZARDS       56 39 10358 10210 -0.035 47.004    9  1.433    9  0.170    8  0.083    9 0.5200  3.937  0.334 -0.167  0.000
THUNDER       48 39  9262  9243  0.040 45.686   10  1.382   10  0.145   11  0.039   10 0.5152  3.892  0.066  0.012  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  0.054 46.694   11  1.232   11  0.070   13  0.012   11 0.5073  3.779 -0.507  0.530  0.000
HAWKS         45 43  9092  9169 -0.046 43.691   12  1.093   12 -0.015   21 -0.090   12 0.4998  3.845 -0.294  0.114  0.000
BUCKS         44 44  9056  9075 -0.026 44.225   13  1.076   14 -0.027   18 -0.048   13 0.4981  3.846 -0.248  0.151  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 41 45  9257  9372  0.034 45.333   14  1.075   13 -0.025   15 -0.008   14 0.4976  3.922  0.167 -0.183  0.000
HEAT          41 41  8460  8373 -0.037 40.604   15  1.059   16 -0.037    7  0.105   15 0.4971  3.835 -0.145  0.354  0.000
NUGGETS       40 42  9161  9119 -0.004 41.729   16  1.058   15 -0.036   10  0.080   16 0.4958  4.002  0.666 -0.505  0.000
BULLS         43 45  9014  9020 -0.038 43.744   17  1.020   17 -0.059   16 -0.033   17 0.4956  3.829 -0.313  0.246  0.000
PACERS        42 44  9054  9087 -0.037 42.843   18  1.015   18 -0.060   14  0.009   18 0.4944  3.879 -0.027  0.045  0.000
PISTONS       37 45  8309  8401 -0.042 40.911   19  0.851   19 -0.143   22 -0.149   19 0.4852  3.818 -0.480  0.182  0.000
HORNETS       36 46  8601  8585 -0.039 40.684   20  0.799   20 -0.175   19 -0.061   20 0.4822  3.871 -0.138  0.016  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 -0.004 42.234   21  0.753   21 -0.199   20 -0.062   21 0.4796  3.871 -0.135  0.012  0.000
MAVERICKS     33 49  8029  8269 -0.012 42.224   22  0.710   22 -0.222   23 -0.185   22 0.4762  3.765 -0.765  0.396  0.000
KINGS         32 50  8430  8748 -0.004 42.703   23  0.685   23 -0.236   24 -0.253   23 0.4742  3.861 -0.380 -0.126  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  31 51  8657  8748  0.008 42.385   24  0.652   24 -0.267   17 -0.040   24 0.4717  3.896  0.008 -0.088  0.000
KNICKS        31 51  8556  8857 -0.060 40.830   25  0.554   25 -0.321   25 -0.266   25 0.4671  3.896 -0.221 -0.312  0.000
MAGIC         29 53  8288  8827 -0.067 41.202   26  0.453   26 -0.365   30 -0.446   26 0.4609  3.867 -0.541 -0.352  0.000
76ERS         28 54  8400  8867 -0.069 40.948   27  0.379   27 -0.407   27 -0.336   27 0.4577  3.883 -0.352 -0.321  0.000
LAKERS        26 56  8575  9140 -0.024 42.666   28  0.360   28 -0.417   29 -0.402   28 0.4557  3.943 -0.119 -0.685  0.000
SUNS          24 58  8831  9293 -0.022 42.441   29  0.253   29 -0.486   26 -0.319   29 0.4498  3.973  0.117 -0.756  0.000
NETS          20 62  8673  9225 -0.064 41.239   30  0.000   30 -0.640   28 -0.361   30 0.4350  3.962  0.019 -0.741  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 83 16 11531 10347 0.085 51.021 1 2.532 1 0.889 1 0.805 1 0.5855 3.982 1.286 0.324 0.000 CLIPPERS 54 35 9595 9251 0.040 45.843 6 1.588 7 0.260 5 0.240 6 0.5274 3.908 0.349 0.131 0.000 KINGS 32 50 8430 8748 -0.004 42.703 23 0.685 23 -0.236 24 -0.253 23 0.4742 3.861 -0.380 -0.126 0.000 LAKERS 26 56 8575 9140 -0.024 42.666 28 0.360 28 -0.417 29 -0.402 28 0.4557 3.943 -0.119 -0.685 0.000 SUNS 24 58 8831 9293 -0.022 42.441 29 0.253 29 -0.486 26 -0.319 29 0.4498 3.973 0.117 -0.756 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 55 38 9334 9063 0.077 49.237 5 1.592 5 0.267 6 0.221 7 0.5270 3.756 -0.403 0.845 0.000 THUNDER 48 39 9262 9243 0.040 45.686 10 1.382 10 0.145 11 0.039 10 0.5152 3.892 0.066 0.012 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 41 45 9257 9372 0.034 45.333 14 1.075 13 -0.025 15 -0.008 14 0.4976 3.922 0.167 -0.183 0.000 NUGGETS 40 42 9161 9119 -0.004 41.729 16 1.058 15 -0.036 10 0.080 16 0.4958 4.002 0.666 -0.505 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 31 51 8657 8748 0.008 42.385 24 0.652 24 -0.267 17 -0.040 24 0.4717 3.896 0.008 -0.088 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 69 29 10350 9744 0.093 51.683 2 2.069 2 0.532 2 0.404 2 0.5547 3.822 0.091 0.717 0.000 ROCKETS 61 32 10643 10157 0.062 48.333 3 1.845 3 0.401 4 0.281 3 0.5412 4.008 0.902 -0.339 0.000 GRIZZLIES 45 43 8817 8827 0.054 46.694 11 1.232 11 0.070 13 0.012 11 0.5073 3.779 -0.507 0.530 0.000 PELICANS 34 48 8556 8728 -0.004 42.234 21 0.753 21 -0.199 20 -0.062 21 0.4796 3.871 -0.135 0.012 0.000 MAVERICKS 33 49 8029 8269 -0.012 42.224 22 0.710 22 -0.222 23 -0.185 22 0.4762 3.765 -0.765 0.396 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 64 36 11140 10736 0.048 51.820 4 1.746 4 0.355 3 0.340 4 0.5379 3.953 0.676 0.005 0.000 BUCKS 44 44 9056 9075 -0.026 44.225 13 1.076 14 -0.027 18 -0.048 13 0.4981 3.846 -0.248 0.151 0.000 BULLS 43 45 9014 9020 -0.038 43.744 17 1.020 17 -0.059 16 -0.033 17 0.4956 3.829 -0.313 0.246 0.000 PACERS 42 44 9054 9087 -0.037 42.843 18 1.015 18 -0.060 14 0.009 18 0.4944 3.879 -0.027 0.045 0.000 PISTONS 37 45 8309 8401 -0.042 40.911 19 0.851 19 -0.143 22 -0.149 19 0.4852 3.818 -0.480 0.182 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 56 39 10358 10210 -0.035 47.004 9 1.433 9 0.170 8 0.083 9 0.5200 3.937 0.334 -0.167 0.000 HAWKS 45 43 9092 9169 -0.046 43.691 12 1.093 12 -0.015 21 -0.090 12 0.4998 3.845 -0.294 0.114 0.000 HEAT 41 41 8460 8373 -0.037 40.604 15 1.059 16 -0.037 7 0.105 15 0.4971 3.835 -0.145 0.354 0.000 HORNETS 36 46 8601 8585 -0.039 40.684 20 0.799 20 -0.175 19 -0.061 20 0.4822 3.871 -0.138 0.016 0.000 MAGIC 29 53 8288 8827 -0.067 41.202 26 0.453 26 -0.365 30 -0.446 26 0.4609 3.867 -0.541 -0.352 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 62 38 10751 10587 -0.014 50.219 7 1.581 6 0.260 12 0.026 5 0.5283 3.911 0.148 -0.097 0.000 RAPTORS 55 37 9729 9441 -0.023 45.552 8 1.476 8 0.188 9 0.083 8 0.5210 3.865 -0.021 0.186 0.000 KNICKS 31 51 8556 8857 -0.060 40.830 25 0.554 25 -0.321 25 -0.266 25 0.4671 3.896 -0.221 -0.312 0.000 76ERS 28 54 8400 8867 -0.069 40.948 27 0.379 27 -0.407 27 -0.336 27 0.4577 3.883 -0.352 -0.321 0.000 NETS 20 62 8673 9225 -0.064 41.239 30 0.000 30 -0.640 28 -0.361 30 0.4350 3.962 0.019 -0.741 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 242 201 0.546    1  0.133
NORTHWEST DIVISION 215 215 0.500    2  0.054
CENTRAL DIVISION   230 214 0.518    3  0.012
PACIFIC DIVISION   219 215 0.505    4 -0.009
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 207 222 0.483    5 -0.111
ATLANTIC DIVISION  196 242 0.447    6 -0.212

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.252 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.021 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Tue Jun 13 05:30:20 2017
games through: Mon Jun 12 2017

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