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
KINGS         71 27 10195  9535  0.106 51.210    1  2.136    1  0.610    2  0.512    2 0.5608  3.880  0.971  0.054  0.000
LAKERS        73 28 10163  9507  0.130 53.608    2  2.127    2  0.604    1  0.531    1 0.5617  3.823  0.712  0.351  0.000
SPURS         62 30  8843  8304  0.088 47.599    3  1.900    4  0.463    3  0.450    4 0.5460  3.726  0.176  0.724  0.000
MAVERICKS     61 29  9501  9150  0.074 46.683    4  1.890    3  0.465    4  0.335    3 0.5470  3.936  1.069 -0.399  0.000
NETS          63 39  9796  9456  0.007 50.781    5  1.548    5  0.273    7  0.184    5 0.5285  3.770  0.115  0.254  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  50 35  8451  8206  0.044 43.419    6  1.465    6  0.220    9  0.116    6 0.5234  3.831  0.336 -0.104  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 49 36  8199  7970  0.051 43.689    7  1.429    7  0.198    5  0.218    8 0.5211  3.772  0.157  0.280  0.000
CELTICS       58 40  9361  9135 -0.009 48.498    8  1.426    8  0.194    6  0.185    7 0.5211  3.779  0.155  0.214  0.000
PISTONS       54 38  8565  8394 -0.037 44.651    9  1.344    9  0.155   12  0.066    9 0.5178  3.737 -0.157  0.290  0.000
SONICS        47 40  8445  8248  0.059 45.046   10  1.288   10  0.126    8  0.171   10 0.5129  3.796  0.222  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
JAZZ          45 41  8223  8154  0.046 44.528   11  1.199   11  0.084   10  0.095   11 0.5087  3.774  0.043  0.147  0.000
HORNETS       48 43  8565  8486 -0.021 44.987   12  1.112   12  0.037   11  0.077   12 0.5046  3.752 -0.075  0.229  0.000
MAGIC         45 41  8615  8506 -0.031 42.079   13  1.090   13  0.021   16 -0.046   13 0.5025  3.877  0.397 -0.489  0.000
76ERS         45 42  7906  7819 -0.022 42.922   14  1.072   14  0.011   14 -0.004   14 0.5023  3.691 -0.434  0.426  0.000
PACERS        44 43  8396  8373 -0.025 42.990   15  1.043   15 -0.007   13  0.030   15 0.4994  3.807  0.133 -0.073  0.000
RAPTORS       44 43  7913  7963 -0.034 42.943   16  1.031   16 -0.012   17 -0.065   16 0.4992  3.711 -0.408  0.278  0.000
CLIPPERS      39 43  7846  7884  0.013 41.808   17  0.980   17 -0.044   15 -0.022   18 0.4947  3.790  0.003 -0.047  0.000
BUCKS         41 41  7996  8014 -0.055 39.764   18  0.972   18 -0.048   20 -0.123   17 0.4954  3.833  0.107 -0.353  0.000
SUNS          36 46  7802  7858  0.012 41.844   19  0.818   19 -0.133   18 -0.076   19 0.4860  3.779 -0.105 -0.047  0.000
WIZARDS       37 45  7609  7724 -0.044 40.344   20  0.791   20 -0.145   21 -0.132   20 0.4850  3.761 -0.244 -0.021  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
HEAT          36 46  7150  7276 -0.058 40.019   21  0.729   21 -0.176   19 -0.120   21 0.4810  3.617 -0.875  0.635  0.000
HAWKS         33 49  7711  8058 -0.066 40.337   22  0.576   22 -0.266   23 -0.263   22 0.4724  3.814 -0.127 -0.398  0.000
KNICKS        30 52  7514  7841 -0.063 40.361   23  0.443   23 -0.348   24 -0.271   23 0.4638  3.756 -0.405 -0.137  0.000
ROCKETS       28 54  7572  7973 -0.008 42.384   24  0.431   24 -0.353   26 -0.338   24 0.4627  3.753 -0.487 -0.189  0.000
CAVALIERS     29 53  7812  8085 -0.060 40.322   25  0.390   25 -0.377   22 -0.223   25 0.4611  3.822 -0.047 -0.398  0.000
NUGGETS       27 55  7559  8036 -0.012 42.475   26  0.373   26 -0.383   27 -0.360   26 0.4598  3.772 -0.421 -0.299  0.000
GRIZZLIES     23 59  7372  7982 -0.018 42.664   27  0.172   27 -0.499   28 -0.433   27 0.4482  3.745 -0.621 -0.246  0.000
WARRIORS      21 61  8009  8452 -0.009 42.403   28  0.072   28 -0.570   25 -0.325   28 0.4424  3.886  0.161 -0.812  0.000
BULLS         21 61  7335  8035 -0.078 40.802   29  0.000   29 -0.604   29 -0.532   29 0.4376  3.757 -0.661 -0.403  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 KINGS 71 27 10195 9535 0.106 51.210 1 2.136 1 0.610 2 0.512 2 0.5608 3.880 0.971 0.054 0.000 LAKERS 73 28 10163 9507 0.130 53.608 2 2.127 2 0.604 1 0.531 1 0.5617 3.823 0.712 0.351 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 49 36 8199 7970 0.051 43.689 7 1.429 7 0.198 5 0.218 8 0.5211 3.772 0.157 0.280 0.000 SONICS 47 40 8445 8248 0.059 45.046 10 1.288 10 0.126 8 0.171 10 0.5129 3.796 0.222 0.121 0.000 CLIPPERS 39 43 7846 7884 0.013 41.808 17 0.980 17 -0.044 15 -0.022 18 0.4947 3.790 0.003 -0.047 0.000 SUNS 36 46 7802 7858 0.012 41.844 19 0.818 19 -0.133 18 -0.076 19 0.4860 3.779 -0.105 -0.047 0.000 WARRIORS 21 61 8009 8452 -0.009 42.403 28 0.072 28 -0.570 25 -0.325 28 0.4424 3.886 0.161 -0.812 0.000

MIDWEST 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 62 30 8843 8304 0.088 47.599 3 1.900 4 0.463 3 0.450 4 0.5460 3.726 0.176 0.724 0.000 MAVERICKS 61 29 9501 9150 0.074 46.683 4 1.890 3 0.465 4 0.335 3 0.5470 3.936 1.069 -0.399 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 50 35 8451 8206 0.044 43.419 6 1.465 6 0.220 9 0.116 6 0.5234 3.831 0.336 -0.104 0.000 JAZZ 45 41 8223 8154 0.046 44.528 11 1.199 11 0.084 10 0.095 11 0.5087 3.774 0.043 0.147 0.000 ROCKETS 28 54 7572 7973 -0.008 42.384 24 0.431 24 -0.353 26 -0.338 24 0.4627 3.753 -0.487 -0.189 0.000 NUGGETS 27 55 7559 8036 -0.012 42.475 26 0.373 26 -0.383 27 -0.360 26 0.4598 3.772 -0.421 -0.299 0.000 GRIZZLIES 23 59 7372 7982 -0.018 42.664 27 0.172 27 -0.499 28 -0.433 27 0.4482 3.745 -0.621 -0.246 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 PISTONS 54 38 8565 8394 -0.037 44.651 9 1.344 9 0.155 12 0.066 9 0.5178 3.737 -0.157 0.290 0.000 HORNETS 48 43 8565 8486 -0.021 44.987 12 1.112 12 0.037 11 0.077 12 0.5046 3.752 -0.075 0.229 0.000 PACERS 44 43 8396 8373 -0.025 42.990 15 1.043 15 -0.007 13 0.030 15 0.4994 3.807 0.133 -0.073 0.000 RAPTORS 44 43 7913 7963 -0.034 42.943 16 1.031 16 -0.012 17 -0.065 16 0.4992 3.711 -0.408 0.278 0.000 BUCKS 41 41 7996 8014 -0.055 39.764 18 0.972 18 -0.048 20 -0.123 17 0.4954 3.833 0.107 -0.353 0.000 HAWKS 33 49 7711 8058 -0.066 40.337 22 0.576 22 -0.266 23 -0.263 22 0.4724 3.814 -0.127 -0.398 0.000 CAVALIERS 29 53 7812 8085 -0.060 40.322 25 0.390 25 -0.377 22 -0.223 25 0.4611 3.822 -0.047 -0.398 0.000 BULLS 21 61 7335 8035 -0.078 40.802 29 0.000 29 -0.604 29 -0.532 29 0.4376 3.757 -0.661 -0.403 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 NETS 63 39 9796 9456 0.007 50.781 5 1.548 5 0.273 7 0.184 5 0.5285 3.770 0.115 0.254 0.000 CELTICS 58 40 9361 9135 -0.009 48.498 8 1.426 8 0.194 6 0.185 7 0.5211 3.779 0.155 0.214 0.000 MAGIC 45 41 8615 8506 -0.031 42.079 13 1.090 13 0.021 16 -0.046 13 0.5025 3.877 0.397 -0.489 0.000 76ERS 45 42 7906 7819 -0.022 42.922 14 1.072 14 0.011 14 -0.004 14 0.5023 3.691 -0.434 0.426 0.000 WIZARDS 37 45 7609 7724 -0.044 40.344 20 0.791 20 -0.145 21 -0.132 20 0.4850 3.761 -0.244 -0.021 0.000 HEAT 36 46 7150 7276 -0.058 40.019 21 0.729 21 -0.176 19 -0.120 21 0.4810 3.617 -0.875 0.635 0.000 KNICKS 30 52 7514 7841 -0.063 40.361 23 0.443 23 -0.348 24 -0.271 23 0.4638 3.756 -0.405 -0.137 0.000


DIVISION            W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
PACIFIC DIVISION  336 281 0.545    1  0.184
ATLANTIC DIVISION 314 305 0.507    2 -0.021
MIDWEST DIVISION  296 303 0.494    3 -0.022
CENTRAL DIVISION  314 371 0.458    4 -0.183

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.283 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: Mon Dec 31 14:11:55 2007
games through: Wed Jun 12 2002

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