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
SAN ANTONIO  76 30 10131  9555  0.121 55.781    1  2.377    1  0.610    1  0.545    1 0.5604  3.721  0.273  0.817  0.000
SACRAMENTO   66 28  9637  9076  0.108 48.730    2  2.289    2  0.561    2  0.452    2 0.5549  3.862  0.842  0.061  0.000
DALLAS       70 32 10526  9900  0.134 53.879    3  2.270    3  0.548    3  0.402    3 0.5547  3.886  0.908 -0.105  0.000
PORTLAND     53 36  8512  8291  0.083 46.407    4  1.850    4  0.281    6  0.225    5 0.5290  3.753  0.098  0.352  0.000
LA LAKERS    56 38  9433  9239  0.074 48.897    5  1.844    5  0.280    5  0.250    4 0.5300  3.861  0.635 -0.134  0.000
MINNESOTA    53 35  8649  8517  0.043 44.935    6  1.832    6  0.276    9  0.122    6 0.5281  3.825  0.333 -0.090  0.000
NEW JERSEY   63 39  9693  9198  0.009 49.723    7  1.824    7  0.268    4  0.267    7 0.5269  3.737  0.068  0.467  0.000
DETROIT      58 41  9021  8704 -0.022 47.717    8  1.651    9  0.169    8  0.140    9 0.5166  3.651 -0.447  0.727  0.000
UTAH         48 39  8227  8084  0.067 45.016    9  1.645    8  0.169   12  0.091    8 0.5175  3.748 -0.056  0.239  0.000
PHILADELPHIA 54 40  9046  8847 -0.018 45.772   10  1.602   10  0.147    7  0.159   10 0.5144  3.795  0.228  0.091  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
INDIANA      50 38  8487  8235 -0.050 41.597   11  1.520   11  0.105   14  0.080   12 0.5104  3.780  0.077  0.083  0.000
PHOENIX      46 42  8345  8284  0.060 45.694   12  1.498   12  0.095   10  0.118   11 0.5111  3.769  0.066  0.169  0.000
NEW ORLEANS  49 39  8256  8093 -0.038 42.273   13  1.497   13  0.093   13  0.082   13 0.5087  3.730 -0.148  0.312  0.000
HOUSTON      43 39  7688  7567  0.030 41.480   14  1.452   14  0.068   11  0.092   14 0.5077  3.723 -0.170  0.355  0.000
BOSTON       48 44  8545  8583 -0.020 45.463   15  1.375   15  0.029   17 -0.039   15 0.5022  3.743 -0.210  0.132  0.000
ORLANDO      45 44  8691  8731 -0.039 43.395   16  1.299   16 -0.020   18 -0.070   17 0.4972  3.859  0.306 -0.446  0.000
SEATTLE      40 42  7555  7565  0.023 41.660   17  1.298   17 -0.021   15  0.024   16 0.4989  3.711 -0.296  0.345  0.000
MILWAUKEE    44 44  8745  8752 -0.031 43.085   18  1.290   18 -0.026   16 -0.028   18 0.4961  3.873  0.415 -0.472  0.000
GOLDEN STATE 38 44  8400  8493  0.016 41.792   19  1.205   19 -0.073   19 -0.071   19 0.4931  3.948  0.749 -0.890  0.000
NEW YORK     37 45  7860  7971 -0.053 39.808   20  1.057   20 -0.150   20 -0.102   20 0.4834  3.818  0.077 -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
WASHINGTON   37 45  7502  7585 -0.069 39.300   21  1.020   21 -0.171   22 -0.187   21 0.4821  3.721 -0.460  0.087  0.000
ATLANTA      35 47  7714  8006 -0.078 39.658   22  0.913   22 -0.226   24 -0.265   22 0.4763  3.800 -0.173 -0.356  0.000
MEMPHIS      28 54  7995  8260  0.005 42.070   23  0.697   23 -0.362   21 -0.159   23 0.4640  3.853  0.188 -0.506  0.000
CHICAGO      30 52  7786  8207 -0.080 39.999   24  0.674   24 -0.371   25 -0.358   24 0.4626  3.827 -0.134 -0.581  0.000
LA CLIPPERS  27 55  7693  8031 -0.000 42.162   25  0.656   25 -0.384   23 -0.246   25 0.4611  3.801 -0.149 -0.342  0.000
MIAMI        25 57  7016  7430 -0.074 40.232   26  0.451   26 -0.505   27 -0.417   26 0.4486  3.631 -1.090  0.256  0.000
TORONTO      24 58  7453  7934 -0.093 39.846   27  0.382   27 -0.544   26 -0.406   27 0.4441  3.759 -0.506 -0.307  0.000
DENVER       17 65  6901  7580 -0.020 42.652   28  0.108   28 -0.707   28 -0.528   28 0.4321  3.633 -1.190  0.134  0.000
CLEVELAND    17 65  7495  8284 -0.099 40.482   29  0.000   29 -0.772   29 -0.601   29 0.4248  3.808 -0.472 -0.730  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 SACRAMENTO 66 28 9637 9076 0.108 48.730 2 2.289 2 0.561 2 0.452 2 0.5549 3.862 0.842 0.061 0.000 PORTLAND 53 36 8512 8291 0.083 46.407 4 1.850 4 0.281 6 0.225 5 0.5290 3.753 0.098 0.352 0.000 LA LAKERS 56 38 9433 9239 0.074 48.897 5 1.844 5 0.280 5 0.250 4 0.5300 3.861 0.635 -0.134 0.000 PHOENIX 46 42 8345 8284 0.060 45.694 12 1.498 12 0.095 10 0.118 11 0.5111 3.769 0.066 0.169 0.000 SEATTLE 40 42 7555 7565 0.023 41.660 17 1.298 17 -0.021 15 0.024 16 0.4989 3.711 -0.296 0.345 0.000 GOLDEN STATE 38 44 8400 8493 0.016 41.792 19 1.205 19 -0.073 19 -0.071 19 0.4931 3.948 0.749 -0.890 0.000 LA CLIPPERS 27 55 7693 8031 -0.000 42.162 25 0.656 25 -0.384 23 -0.246 25 0.4611 3.801 -0.149 -0.342 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 SAN ANTONIO 76 30 10131 9555 0.121 55.781 1 2.377 1 0.610 1 0.545 1 0.5604 3.721 0.273 0.817 0.000 DALLAS 70 32 10526 9900 0.134 53.879 3 2.270 3 0.548 3 0.402 3 0.5547 3.886 0.908 -0.105 0.000 MINNESOTA 53 35 8649 8517 0.043 44.935 6 1.832 6 0.276 9 0.122 6 0.5281 3.825 0.333 -0.090 0.000 UTAH 48 39 8227 8084 0.067 45.016 9 1.645 8 0.169 12 0.091 8 0.5175 3.748 -0.056 0.239 0.000 HOUSTON 43 39 7688 7567 0.030 41.480 14 1.452 14 0.068 11 0.092 14 0.5077 3.723 -0.170 0.355 0.000 MEMPHIS 28 54 7995 8260 0.005 42.070 23 0.697 23 -0.362 21 -0.159 23 0.4640 3.853 0.188 -0.506 0.000 DENVER 17 65 6901 7580 -0.020 42.652 28 0.108 28 -0.707 28 -0.528 28 0.4321 3.633 -1.190 0.134 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 DETROIT 58 41 9021 8704 -0.022 47.717 8 1.651 9 0.169 8 0.140 9 0.5166 3.651 -0.447 0.727 0.000 INDIANA 50 38 8487 8235 -0.050 41.597 11 1.520 11 0.105 14 0.080 12 0.5104 3.780 0.077 0.083 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 49 39 8256 8093 -0.038 42.273 13 1.497 13 0.093 13 0.082 13 0.5087 3.730 -0.148 0.312 0.000 MILWAUKEE 44 44 8745 8752 -0.031 43.085 18 1.290 18 -0.026 16 -0.028 18 0.4961 3.873 0.415 -0.472 0.000 ATLANTA 35 47 7714 8006 -0.078 39.658 22 0.913 22 -0.226 24 -0.265 22 0.4763 3.800 -0.173 -0.356 0.000 CHICAGO 30 52 7786 8207 -0.080 39.999 24 0.674 24 -0.371 25 -0.358 24 0.4626 3.827 -0.134 -0.581 0.000 TORONTO 24 58 7453 7934 -0.093 39.846 27 0.382 27 -0.544 26 -0.406 27 0.4441 3.759 -0.506 -0.307 0.000 CLEVELAND 17 65 7495 8284 -0.099 40.482 29 0.000 29 -0.772 29 -0.601 29 0.4248 3.808 -0.472 -0.730 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 NEW JERSEY 63 39 9693 9198 0.009 49.723 7 1.824 7 0.268 4 0.267 7 0.5269 3.737 0.068 0.467 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 54 40 9046 8847 -0.018 45.772 10 1.602 10 0.147 7 0.159 10 0.5144 3.795 0.228 0.091 0.000 BOSTON 48 44 8545 8583 -0.020 45.463 15 1.375 15 0.029 17 -0.039 15 0.5022 3.743 -0.210 0.132 0.000 ORLANDO 45 44 8691 8731 -0.039 43.395 16 1.299 16 -0.020 18 -0.070 17 0.4972 3.859 0.306 -0.446 0.000 NEW YORK 37 45 7860 7971 -0.053 39.808 20 1.057 20 -0.150 20 -0.102 20 0.4834 3.818 0.077 -0.282 0.000 WASHINGTON 37 45 7502 7585 -0.069 39.300 21 1.020 21 -0.171 22 -0.187 21 0.4821 3.721 -0.460 0.087 0.000 MIAMI 25 57 7016 7430 -0.074 40.232 26 0.451 26 -0.505 27 -0.417 26 0.4486 3.631 -1.090 0.256 0.000


DIVISION            W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
PACIFIC DIVISION  326 285 0.534    1  0.111
MIDWEST DIVISION  335 294 0.533    2  0.107
ATLANTIC DIVISION 309 314 0.496    3 -0.055
CENTRAL DIVISION  307 384 0.444    4 -0.214

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.326 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.031 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 14:13:16 2007
games through: Sun Jun 15 2003

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