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
ROCKETS       67 18 9524 8822  0.027 41.613    1  2.147    1  0.681    1  0.500    1 0.5693  3.927  0.665  0.336  0.000
WARRIORS      61 24 9643 9104  0.024 41.768    2  1.842    2  0.499    5  0.274    2 0.5522  3.978  0.696 -0.148  0.000
RAPTORS       61 24 9503 8865 -0.000 40.884    3  1.832    3  0.491    3  0.422    3 0.5504  3.924  0.570  0.275  0.000
CELTICS       57 28 8854 8564 -0.014 41.111    4  1.594    4  0.363   11  0.140    4 0.5390  3.816 -0.239  0.519  0.000
76ERS         55 31 9471 9061  0.005 41.995    5  1.491    5  0.302    4  0.411    5 0.5332  3.928  0.579  0.243  0.000
PELICANS      52 34 9619 9476  0.027 43.217    6  1.395    6  0.247    7  0.205    6 0.5268  3.972  0.595 -0.185  0.000
JAZZ          50 35 8865 8500  0.048 42.837    7  1.376    7  0.225    2  0.433    7 0.5243  3.815  0.045  0.820  0.000
CAVALIERS     51 34 9361 9301 -0.024 41.305    8  1.326    8  0.201   15  0.026    8 0.5218  3.968  0.395 -0.344  0.000
THUNDER       49 36 9157 8889  0.027 42.447    9  1.313   10  0.188    6  0.208   10 0.5189  3.895  0.209  0.207  0.000
PACERS        50 35 8943 8813 -0.008 41.642   10  1.311    9  0.191   13  0.117    9 0.5209  3.861 -0.049  0.282  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  48 37 9284 9108  0.045 43.135   11  1.277   11  0.171    9  0.155   11 0.5189  3.926  0.310 -0.001  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 49 37 9083 8906  0.019 42.861   12  1.267   12  0.166    8  0.158   12 0.5184  3.861 -0.005  0.321  0.000
SPURS         47 38 8714 8526  0.033 42.728   13  1.223   13  0.142   10  0.146   13 0.5149  3.802 -0.303  0.595  0.000
NUGGETS       46 36 9020 8899  0.013 40.823   14  1.215   14  0.141   12  0.127   14 0.5146  3.943  0.371 -0.116  0.000
BUCKS         45 40 9060 9081 -0.006 42.057   15  1.057   15  0.062   18 -0.001   15 0.5073  3.900  0.024 -0.026  0.000
WIZARDS       44 41 9089 9041  0.016 42.590   16  1.040   16  0.049   17  0.014   16 0.5056  3.896  0.019  0.009  0.000
HEAT          45 41 8906 8908 -0.011 42.340   17  1.025   17  0.043   16  0.019   17 0.5041  3.827 -0.311  0.349  0.000
CLIPPERS      42 40 8937 8934  0.007 40.895   18  1.019   18  0.039   19 -0.020   18 0.5035  3.953  0.273 -0.313  0.000
PISTONS       39 43 8509 8521 -0.014 40.308   19  0.859   19 -0.063   20 -0.023   19 0.4932  3.846 -0.260  0.215  0.000
HORNETS       36 46 8874 8853 -0.017 40.132   20  0.692   20 -0.154   14  0.029   20 0.4836  3.930  0.207 -0.150  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
LAKERS        35 47 8862 8989 -0.004 40.878   21  0.667   21 -0.164   21 -0.043   21 0.4822  3.930  0.132 -0.218  0.000
KNICKS        29 53 8566 8858 -0.022 40.669   22  0.394   22 -0.340   24 -0.298   22 0.4637  3.889 -0.325 -0.271  0.000
NETS          28 54 8741 9048 -0.019 40.771   23  0.336   23 -0.370   23 -0.223   23 0.4610  3.931 -0.042 -0.404  0.000
KINGS         27 55 8104 8677 -0.012 41.592   24  0.321   24 -0.372   27 -0.374   24 0.4592  3.818 -0.746 -0.002  0.000
BULLS         27 55 8440 9017 -0.026 41.051   25  0.269   25 -0.399   29 -0.507   25 0.4582  3.892 -0.520 -0.495  0.000
MAVERICKS     24 58 8390 8639  0.005 41.443   26  0.164   26 -0.466   22 -0.207   26 0.4513  3.845 -0.449  0.034  0.000
MAGIC         25 57 8479 8874 -0.040 40.343   27  0.152   27 -0.469   25 -0.356   27 0.4506  3.892 -0.369 -0.344  0.000
HAWKS         24 58 8475 8922 -0.023 40.961   28  0.139   28 -0.477   26 -0.361   28 0.4493  3.900 -0.334 -0.388  0.000
GRIZZLIES     22 60 8145 8654 -0.011 41.589   29  0.069   29 -0.519   28 -0.498   29 0.4447  3.826 -0.829 -0.166  0.000
SUNS          21 61 8522 9290 -0.013 41.951   30  0.000   30 -0.553   30 -0.588   30 0.4423  3.947 -0.326 -0.850  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 61 24 9643 9104 0.024 41.768 2 1.842 2 0.499 5 0.274 2 0.5522 3.978 0.696 -0.148 0.000 CLIPPERS 42 40 8937 8934 0.007 40.895 18 1.019 18 0.039 19 -0.020 18 0.5035 3.953 0.273 -0.313 0.000 LAKERS 35 47 8862 8989 -0.004 40.878 21 0.667 21 -0.164 21 -0.043 21 0.4822 3.930 0.132 -0.218 0.000 KINGS 27 55 8104 8677 -0.012 41.592 24 0.321 24 -0.372 27 -0.374 24 0.4592 3.818 -0.746 -0.002 0.000 SUNS 21 61 8522 9290 -0.013 41.951 30 0.000 30 -0.553 30 -0.588 30 0.4423 3.947 -0.326 -0.850 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 50 35 8865 8500 0.048 42.837 7 1.376 7 0.225 2 0.433 7 0.5243 3.815 0.045 0.820 0.000 THUNDER 49 36 9157 8889 0.027 42.447 9 1.313 10 0.188 6 0.208 10 0.5189 3.895 0.209 0.207 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 48 37 9284 9108 0.045 43.135 11 1.277 11 0.171 9 0.155 11 0.5189 3.926 0.310 -0.001 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 49 37 9083 8906 0.019 42.861 12 1.267 12 0.166 8 0.158 12 0.5184 3.861 -0.005 0.321 0.000 NUGGETS 46 36 9020 8899 0.013 40.823 14 1.215 14 0.141 12 0.127 14 0.5146 3.943 0.371 -0.116 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 67 18 9524 8822 0.027 41.613 1 2.147 1 0.681 1 0.500 1 0.5693 3.927 0.665 0.336 0.000 PELICANS 52 34 9619 9476 0.027 43.217 6 1.395 6 0.247 7 0.205 6 0.5268 3.972 0.595 -0.185 0.000 SPURS 47 38 8714 8526 0.033 42.728 13 1.223 13 0.142 10 0.146 13 0.5149 3.802 -0.303 0.595 0.000 MAVERICKS 24 58 8390 8639 0.005 41.443 26 0.164 26 -0.466 22 -0.207 26 0.4513 3.845 -0.449 0.034 0.000 GRIZZLIES 22 60 8145 8654 -0.011 41.589 29 0.069 29 -0.519 28 -0.498 29 0.4447 3.826 -0.829 -0.166 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 51 34 9361 9301 -0.024 41.305 8 1.326 8 0.201 15 0.026 8 0.5218 3.968 0.395 -0.344 0.000 PACERS 50 35 8943 8813 -0.008 41.642 10 1.311 9 0.191 13 0.117 9 0.5209 3.861 -0.049 0.282 0.000 BUCKS 45 40 9060 9081 -0.006 42.057 15 1.057 15 0.062 18 -0.001 15 0.5073 3.900 0.024 -0.026 0.000 PISTONS 39 43 8509 8521 -0.014 40.308 19 0.859 19 -0.063 20 -0.023 19 0.4932 3.846 -0.260 0.215 0.000 BULLS 27 55 8440 9017 -0.026 41.051 25 0.269 25 -0.399 29 -0.507 25 0.4582 3.892 -0.520 -0.495 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 44 41 9089 9041 0.016 42.590 16 1.040 16 0.049 17 0.014 16 0.5056 3.896 0.019 0.009 0.000 HEAT 45 41 8906 8908 -0.011 42.340 17 1.025 17 0.043 16 0.019 17 0.5041 3.827 -0.311 0.349 0.000 HORNETS 36 46 8874 8853 -0.017 40.132 20 0.692 20 -0.154 14 0.029 20 0.4836 3.930 0.207 -0.150 0.000 MAGIC 25 57 8479 8874 -0.040 40.343 27 0.152 27 -0.469 25 -0.356 27 0.4506 3.892 -0.369 -0.344 0.000 HAWKS 24 58 8475 8922 -0.023 40.961 28 0.139 28 -0.477 26 -0.361 28 0.4493 3.900 -0.334 -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 RAPTORS 61 24 9503 8865 -0.000 40.884 3 1.832 3 0.491 3 0.422 3 0.5504 3.924 0.570 0.275 0.000 CELTICS 57 28 8854 8564 -0.014 41.111 4 1.594 4 0.363 11 0.140 4 0.5390 3.816 -0.239 0.519 0.000 76ERS 55 31 9471 9061 0.005 41.995 5 1.491 5 0.302 4 0.411 5 0.5332 3.928 0.579 0.243 0.000 KNICKS 29 53 8566 8858 -0.022 40.669 22 0.394 22 -0.340 24 -0.298 22 0.4637 3.889 -0.325 -0.271 0.000 NETS 28 54 8741 9048 -0.019 40.771 23 0.336 23 -0.370 23 -0.223 23 0.4610 3.931 -0.042 -0.404 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHWEST DIVISION 242 181 0.572    1  0.224
ATLANTIC DIVISION  230 190 0.548    2  0.121
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 212 208 0.505    3  0.056
CENTRAL DIVISION   212 207 0.506    4 -0.093
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 174 243 0.417    5 -0.157
PACIFIC DIVISION   186 227 0.450    6 -0.179

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.185 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: Sun Apr 22 05:30:29 2018
games through: Sat Apr 21 2018

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