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      47  9 6621 5903  0.058 28.082    1  2.280    1  0.786    1  0.815    1 0.5824  3.995  1.376  0.254  0.000
SPURS         43 13 5976 5508  0.040 27.977    2  1.996    2  0.587    2  0.528    2 0.5633  3.832  0.273  0.783  0.000
ROCKETS       40 18 6638 6264  0.039 29.236    3  1.759    3  0.430    3  0.381    3 0.5462  3.998  0.956 -0.193  0.000
CAVALIERS     39 16 6124 5828 -0.016 26.844    4  1.750    4  0.425    4  0.280    4 0.5457  3.941  0.559  0.001  0.000
CELTICS       37 20 6178 6021  0.013 28.816    5  1.579    5  0.321    7  0.190    5 0.5363  3.927  0.402 -0.022  0.000
CLIPPERS      35 21 6044 5831  0.038 28.554    6  1.515    6  0.279    6  0.203    6 0.5319  3.902  0.286  0.119  0.000
JAZZ          35 22 5713 5454 -0.013 27.929    7  1.424    8  0.221    5  0.268    7 0.5247  3.746 -0.392  0.929  0.000
GRIZZLIES     34 24 5848 5773  0.052 30.347    8  1.416    7  0.224    9  0.178    8 0.5241  3.767 -0.386  0.742  0.000
WIZARDS       34 21 5944 5790 -0.086 25.841    9  1.339    9  0.176    8  0.187    9 0.5222  3.905  0.287  0.087  0.000
THUNDER       32 25 6038 6044  0.049 29.976   10  1.322   10  0.168   11  0.022   10 0.5201  3.889  0.043  0.001  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
RAPTORS       33 24 6183 5947  0.001 28.230   11  1.302   11  0.150   10  0.161   11 0.5167  3.898  0.228  0.094  0.000
HAWKS         32 24 5812 5838 -0.043 27.643   12  1.230   12  0.117   19 -0.073   12 0.5139  3.850 -0.244  0.097  0.000
BULLS         28 29 5822 5860 -0.032 28.405   13  0.993   13 -0.041   21 -0.109   13 0.4966  3.837 -0.340  0.122  0.000
PACERS        29 28 6014 6065 -0.083 27.353   14  0.988   14 -0.043   20 -0.085   14 0.4957  3.885 -0.086 -0.084  0.000
PISTONS       27 30 5771 5796  0.006 29.178   15  0.973   15 -0.054   17 -0.047   15 0.4952  3.816 -0.380  0.286  0.000
NUGGETS       25 31 6196 6262  0.016 28.980   16  0.896   16 -0.099   14 -0.034   16 0.4887  3.999  0.546 -0.615  0.000
KINGS         24 33 5870 6025  0.036 30.166   17  0.852   17 -0.125   23 -0.132   17 0.4860  3.856 -0.273  0.009  0.000
HEAT          25 32 5784 5841 -0.011 28.907   18  0.850   18 -0.131   12 -0.018   18 0.4858  3.826 -0.306  0.270  0.000
BUCKS         25 30 5812 5797 -0.043 27.062   19  0.849   19 -0.133   15 -0.040   19 0.4856  3.893 -0.000 -0.081  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 23 33 6008 6165  0.047 29.863   20  0.819   20 -0.148   22 -0.119   20 0.4843  3.932  0.115 -0.354  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
HORNETS       24 32 5850 5836 -0.006 28.270   21  0.803   21 -0.163   13 -0.025   21 0.4823  3.870 -0.098  0.049  0.000
MAVERICKS     22 34 5493 5621  0.026 29.350   22  0.736   22 -0.200   16 -0.047   22 0.4783  3.759 -0.645  0.552  0.000
PELICANS      23 34 5892 6071 -0.016 29.178   23  0.709   23 -0.215   24 -0.183   23 0.4782  3.863 -0.292 -0.074  0.000
KNICKS        23 34 6046 6224 -0.040 28.571   24  0.682   24 -0.230   25 -0.220   24 0.4755  3.912 -0.083 -0.356  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  22 35 5973 6024 -0.031 28.446   25  0.632   25 -0.265   18 -0.067   25 0.4706  3.885 -0.067 -0.067  0.000
MAGIC         21 37 5771 6153 -0.014 30.145   26  0.591   26 -0.278   29 -0.447   26 0.4680  3.843 -0.649 -0.244  0.000
76ERS         21 35 5666 5980 -0.056 28.132   27  0.567   27 -0.296   27 -0.321   27 0.4672  3.863 -0.426 -0.216  0.000
LAKERS        19 39 6059 6424  0.005 30.611   28  0.486   28 -0.347   28 -0.398   28 0.4610  3.943 -0.105 -0.690  0.000
SUNS          18 39 6096 6407  0.011 30.128   29  0.449   29 -0.376   26 -0.272   29 0.4592  3.953  0.069 -0.614  0.000
NETS           9 47 5906 6396 -0.045 28.676   30  0.000   30 -0.785   30 -0.554   30 0.4162  3.963 -0.162 -0.947  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 47 9 6621 5903 0.058 28.082 1 2.280 1 0.786 1 0.815 1 0.5824 3.995 1.376 0.254 0.000 CLIPPERS 35 21 6044 5831 0.038 28.554 6 1.515 6 0.279 6 0.203 6 0.5319 3.902 0.286 0.119 0.000 KINGS 24 33 5870 6025 0.036 30.166 17 0.852 17 -0.125 23 -0.132 17 0.4860 3.856 -0.273 0.009 0.000 LAKERS 19 39 6059 6424 0.005 30.611 28 0.486 28 -0.347 28 -0.398 28 0.4610 3.943 -0.105 -0.690 0.000 SUNS 18 39 6096 6407 0.011 30.128 29 0.449 29 -0.376 26 -0.272 29 0.4592 3.953 0.069 -0.614 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 35 22 5713 5454 -0.013 27.929 7 1.424 8 0.221 5 0.268 7 0.5247 3.746 -0.392 0.929 0.000 THUNDER 32 25 6038 6044 0.049 29.976 10 1.322 10 0.168 11 0.022 10 0.5201 3.889 0.043 0.001 0.000 NUGGETS 25 31 6196 6262 0.016 28.980 16 0.896 16 -0.099 14 -0.034 16 0.4887 3.999 0.546 -0.615 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 23 33 6008 6165 0.047 29.863 20 0.819 20 -0.148 22 -0.119 20 0.4843 3.932 0.115 -0.354 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 22 35 5973 6024 -0.031 28.446 25 0.632 25 -0.265 18 -0.067 25 0.4706 3.885 -0.067 -0.067 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 43 13 5976 5508 0.040 27.977 2 1.996 2 0.587 2 0.528 2 0.5633 3.832 0.273 0.783 0.000 ROCKETS 40 18 6638 6264 0.039 29.236 3 1.759 3 0.430 3 0.381 3 0.5462 3.998 0.956 -0.193 0.000 GRIZZLIES 34 24 5848 5773 0.052 30.347 8 1.416 7 0.224 9 0.178 8 0.5241 3.767 -0.386 0.742 0.000 MAVERICKS 22 34 5493 5621 0.026 29.350 22 0.736 22 -0.200 16 -0.047 22 0.4783 3.759 -0.645 0.552 0.000 PELICANS 23 34 5892 6071 -0.016 29.178 23 0.709 23 -0.215 24 -0.183 23 0.4782 3.863 -0.292 -0.074 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 39 16 6124 5828 -0.016 26.844 4 1.750 4 0.425 4 0.280 4 0.5457 3.941 0.559 0.001 0.000 BULLS 28 29 5822 5860 -0.032 28.405 13 0.993 13 -0.041 21 -0.109 13 0.4966 3.837 -0.340 0.122 0.000 PACERS 29 28 6014 6065 -0.083 27.353 14 0.988 14 -0.043 20 -0.085 14 0.4957 3.885 -0.086 -0.084 0.000 PISTONS 27 30 5771 5796 0.006 29.178 15 0.973 15 -0.054 17 -0.047 15 0.4952 3.816 -0.380 0.286 0.000 BUCKS 25 30 5812 5797 -0.043 27.062 19 0.849 19 -0.133 15 -0.040 19 0.4856 3.893 -0.000 -0.081 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 34 21 5944 5790 -0.086 25.841 9 1.339 9 0.176 8 0.187 9 0.5222 3.905 0.287 0.087 0.000 HAWKS 32 24 5812 5838 -0.043 27.643 12 1.230 12 0.117 19 -0.073 12 0.5139 3.850 -0.244 0.097 0.000 HEAT 25 32 5784 5841 -0.011 28.907 18 0.850 18 -0.131 12 -0.018 18 0.4858 3.826 -0.306 0.270 0.000 HORNETS 24 32 5850 5836 -0.006 28.270 21 0.803 21 -0.163 13 -0.025 21 0.4823 3.870 -0.098 0.049 0.000 MAGIC 21 37 5771 6153 -0.014 30.145 26 0.591 26 -0.278 29 -0.447 26 0.4680 3.843 -0.649 -0.244 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 37 20 6178 6021 0.013 28.816 5 1.579 5 0.321 7 0.190 5 0.5363 3.927 0.402 -0.022 0.000 RAPTORS 33 24 6183 5947 0.001 28.230 11 1.302 11 0.150 10 0.161 11 0.5167 3.898 0.228 0.094 0.000 KNICKS 23 34 6046 6224 -0.040 28.571 24 0.682 24 -0.230 25 -0.220 24 0.4755 3.912 -0.083 -0.356 0.000 76ERS 21 35 5666 5980 -0.056 28.132 27 0.567 27 -0.296 27 -0.321 27 0.4672 3.863 -0.426 -0.216 0.000 NETS 9 47 5906 6396 -0.045 28.676 30 0.000 30 -0.785 30 -0.554 30 0.4162 3.963 -0.162 -0.947 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 162 123 0.568    1  0.190
PACIFIC DIVISION   143 141 0.504    2  0.049
CENTRAL DIVISION   148 133 0.527    3  0.019
NORTHWEST DIVISION 137 146 0.484    4  0.014
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 136 146 0.482    5 -0.104
ATLANTIC DIVISION  123 160 0.435    6 -0.183

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.259 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: Mon Feb 20 05:30:23 2017
games through: Sun Feb 19 2017

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