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
INDIANA       71 27 8861 8318 -0.006 47.998    1  2.087    1  0.509    3  0.361    4 0.5493  3.654 -0.113  0.836  0.000
SAN ANTONIO   63 29 8394 7771  0.094 48.172    2  2.060    4  0.489    2  0.524    2 0.5514  3.638 -0.021  1.069  0.000
L.A. LAKERS   69 35 9991 9651  0.137 57.076    3  2.044    2  0.502    6  0.306    3 0.5502  3.804  0.516  0.095  0.000
MINNESOTA     68 32 9408 8959  0.100 53.265    4  2.038    3  0.491    4  0.360    1 0.5518  3.713  0.150  0.571  0.000
SACRAMENTO    62 32 9575 9163  0.103 50.213    5  1.972    5  0.452    7  0.285    5 0.5465  3.887  0.899 -0.329  0.000
DETROIT       70 35 9391 8765  0.028 52.592    6  1.855    6  0.387    1  0.528    6 0.5397  3.620 -0.093  1.149  0.000
DALLAS        53 34 9124 8753  0.078 45.701    7  1.683    7  0.300    5  0.330    7 0.5321  3.950  1.260 -0.600  0.000
MEMPHIS       50 36 8264 8120  0.067 45.485    8  1.570    8  0.234    9  0.110    8 0.5249  3.805  0.327 -0.107  0.000
NEW JERSEY    54 39 8371 8139 -0.010 46.318    9  1.462    9  0.170    8  0.134    9 0.5160  3.687 -0.191  0.459  0.000
HOUSTON       46 41 7785 7670  0.062 45.956   10  1.345   10  0.112   12  0.071   10 0.5131  3.648 -0.428  0.571  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
DENVER        44 43 8425 8357  0.062 46.163   11  1.235   11  0.054   11  0.074   11 0.5077  3.837  0.441 -0.293  0.000
UTAH          42 40 7271 7371  0.025 42.931   12  1.215   12  0.048   17 -0.067   12 0.5062  3.670 -0.469  0.336  0.000
PORTLAND      41 41 7440 7544  0.025 42.938   13  1.175   13  0.024   14 -0.014   13 0.5033  3.699 -0.289  0.261  0.000
MIAMI         48 47 8495 8450 -0.046 46.809   14  1.083   14 -0.036   10  0.086   14 0.4968  3.692 -0.217  0.388  0.000
NEW ORLEANS   44 45 8093 8122 -0.068 43.351   15  1.014   15 -0.070   18 -0.100   15 0.4917  3.726 -0.253  0.053  0.000
MILWAUKEE     42 45 8467 8443 -0.034 43.242   16  1.010   16 -0.074   16 -0.059   18 0.4916  3.864  0.442 -0.561  0.000
SEATTLE       37 45 7964 8016  0.028 42.864   17  0.986   17 -0.086   13  0.021   17 0.4917  3.845  0.429 -0.386  0.000
GOLDEN STATE  37 45 7649 7709  0.027 42.883   18  0.976   18 -0.091   15 -0.017   16 0.4917  3.764  0.005 -0.040  0.000
NEW YORK      39 47 7878 8050 -0.067 42.391   19  0.835   19 -0.160   19 -0.192   19 0.4829  3.755 -0.209 -0.176  0.000
BOSTON        36 50 8149 8335 -0.062 42.576   20  0.718   20 -0.228   22 -0.221   20 0.4757  3.840  0.161 -0.603  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
CLEVELAND     35 47 7619 7834 -0.083 40.100   21  0.709   21 -0.231   20 -0.203   21 0.4755  3.789 -0.062 -0.344  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  33 49 7215 7419 -0.083 40.111   22  0.631   22 -0.281   24 -0.273   23 0.4698  3.681 -0.625  0.079  0.000
TORONTO       33 49 7006 7253 -0.084 40.286   23  0.619   23 -0.286   23 -0.259   22 0.4699  3.612 -0.915  0.397  0.000
PHOENIX       29 53 7723 8030  0.015 43.238   24  0.569   24 -0.316   21 -0.207   24 0.4684  3.825  0.106 -0.521  0.000
L.A. CLIPPERS 28 54 7771 8147  0.010 43.335   25  0.511   25 -0.346   26 -0.325   25 0.4655  3.839  0.052 -0.702  0.000
ATLANTA       28 54 7611 7992 -0.093 40.384   26  0.364   26 -0.422   25 -0.301   26 0.4551  3.807 -0.077 -0.526  0.000
WASHINGTON    25 57 7528 7990 -0.113 39.975   27  0.181   27 -0.535   28 -0.445   27 0.4448  3.793 -0.283 -0.606  0.000
CHICAGO       23 59 7355 7876 -0.107 40.411   28  0.086   28 -0.589   27 -0.442   28 0.4402  3.759 -0.441 -0.443  0.000
ORLANDO       21 61 7711 8287 -0.101 40.673   29  0.000   29 -0.634   29 -0.512   29 0.4349  3.858 -0.041 -0.984  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 L.A. LAKERS 69 35 9991 9651 0.137 57.076 3 2.044 2 0.502 6 0.306 3 0.5502 3.804 0.516 0.095 0.000 SACRAMENTO 62 32 9575 9163 0.103 50.213 5 1.972 5 0.452 7 0.285 5 0.5465 3.887 0.899 -0.329 0.000 PORTLAND 41 41 7440 7544 0.025 42.938 13 1.175 13 0.024 14 -0.014 13 0.5033 3.699 -0.289 0.261 0.000 SEATTLE 37 45 7964 8016 0.028 42.864 17 0.986 17 -0.086 13 0.021 17 0.4917 3.845 0.429 -0.386 0.000 GOLDEN STATE 37 45 7649 7709 0.027 42.883 18 0.976 18 -0.091 15 -0.017 16 0.4917 3.764 0.005 -0.040 0.000 PHOENIX 29 53 7723 8030 0.015 43.238 24 0.569 24 -0.316 21 -0.207 24 0.4684 3.825 0.106 -0.521 0.000 L.A. CLIPPERS 28 54 7771 8147 0.010 43.335 25 0.511 25 -0.346 26 -0.325 25 0.4655 3.839 0.052 -0.702 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 63 29 8394 7771 0.094 48.172 2 2.060 4 0.489 2 0.524 2 0.5514 3.638 -0.021 1.069 0.000 MINNESOTA 68 32 9408 8959 0.100 53.265 4 2.038 3 0.491 4 0.360 1 0.5518 3.713 0.150 0.571 0.000 DALLAS 53 34 9124 8753 0.078 45.701 7 1.683 7 0.300 5 0.330 7 0.5321 3.950 1.260 -0.600 0.000 MEMPHIS 50 36 8264 8120 0.067 45.485 8 1.570 8 0.234 9 0.110 8 0.5249 3.805 0.327 -0.107 0.000 HOUSTON 46 41 7785 7670 0.062 45.956 10 1.345 10 0.112 12 0.071 10 0.5131 3.648 -0.428 0.571 0.000 DENVER 44 43 8425 8357 0.062 46.163 11 1.235 11 0.054 11 0.074 11 0.5077 3.837 0.441 -0.293 0.000 UTAH 42 40 7271 7371 0.025 42.931 12 1.215 12 0.048 17 -0.067 12 0.5062 3.670 -0.469 0.336 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 INDIANA 71 27 8861 8318 -0.006 47.998 1 2.087 1 0.509 3 0.361 4 0.5493 3.654 -0.113 0.836 0.000 DETROIT 70 35 9391 8765 0.028 52.592 6 1.855 6 0.387 1 0.528 6 0.5397 3.620 -0.093 1.149 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 44 45 8093 8122 -0.068 43.351 15 1.014 15 -0.070 18 -0.100 15 0.4917 3.726 -0.253 0.053 0.000 MILWAUKEE 42 45 8467 8443 -0.034 43.242 16 1.010 16 -0.074 16 -0.059 18 0.4916 3.864 0.442 -0.561 0.000 CLEVELAND 35 47 7619 7834 -0.083 40.100 21 0.709 21 -0.231 20 -0.203 21 0.4755 3.789 -0.062 -0.344 0.000 TORONTO 33 49 7006 7253 -0.084 40.286 23 0.619 23 -0.286 23 -0.259 22 0.4699 3.612 -0.915 0.397 0.000 ATLANTA 28 54 7611 7992 -0.093 40.384 26 0.364 26 -0.422 25 -0.301 26 0.4551 3.807 -0.077 -0.526 0.000 CHICAGO 23 59 7355 7876 -0.107 40.411 28 0.086 28 -0.589 27 -0.442 28 0.4402 3.759 -0.441 -0.443 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 54 39 8371 8139 -0.010 46.318 9 1.462 9 0.170 8 0.134 9 0.5160 3.687 -0.191 0.459 0.000 MIAMI 48 47 8495 8450 -0.046 46.809 14 1.083 14 -0.036 10 0.086 14 0.4968 3.692 -0.217 0.388 0.000 NEW YORK 39 47 7878 8050 -0.067 42.391 19 0.835 19 -0.160 19 -0.192 19 0.4829 3.755 -0.209 -0.176 0.000 BOSTON 36 50 8149 8335 -0.062 42.576 20 0.718 20 -0.228 22 -0.221 20 0.4757 3.840 0.161 -0.603 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 33 49 7215 7419 -0.083 40.111 22 0.631 22 -0.281 24 -0.273 23 0.4698 3.681 -0.625 0.079 0.000 WASHINGTON 25 57 7528 7990 -0.113 39.975 27 0.181 27 -0.535 28 -0.445 27 0.4448 3.793 -0.283 -0.606 0.000 ORLANDO 21 61 7711 8287 -0.101 40.673 29 0.000 29 -0.634 29 -0.512 29 0.4349 3.858 -0.041 -0.984 0.000


DIVISION            W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
MIDWEST DIVISION  366 255 0.589    1  0.268
PACIFIC DIVISION  303 305 0.498    2  0.008
CENTRAL DIVISION  346 361 0.489    3 -0.108
ATLANTIC DIVISION 256 350 0.422    4 -0.247

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.323 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.030 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 14:14:34 2007
games through: Tue Jun 15 2004

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