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
PHOENIX       71 26 10734 10087  0.095 51.032    1  2.545    1  0.613    1  0.446    1 0.5610  4.012  1.495 -0.603  0.000
SAN ANTONIO   75 30 10117  9377  0.107 55.579    2  2.511    2  0.588    2  0.444    2 0.5599  3.704 -0.007  0.896  0.000
MIAMI         70 27  9797  9198 -0.013 47.383    3  2.363    3  0.500    5  0.356    3 0.5507  3.814  0.413  0.298  0.000
DALLAS        64 31  9772  9322  0.087 50.131    4  2.298    4  0.459    4  0.356    4 0.5474  3.873  0.697  0.015  0.000
DETROIT       69 38  9911  9476  0.051 55.161    5  2.115    5  0.365    3  0.428    5 0.5388  3.661 -0.213  1.070  0.000
SEATTLE       58 35  9197  9028  0.066 49.121    6  2.048    6  0.335   10  0.097    6 0.5349  3.827  0.215 -0.022  0.000
HOUSTON       54 35  8479  8167  0.064 46.514    7  1.953    7  0.274    6  0.347    7 0.5299  3.716 -0.049  0.743  0.000
SACRAMENTO    51 36  9016  8861  0.039 45.195    8  1.863    8  0.222    9  0.100    8 0.5242  3.910  0.629 -0.429  0.000
DENVER        50 37  8612  8497  0.048 45.480    9  1.841    9  0.210    7  0.178    9 0.5210  3.837  0.349  0.008  0.000
MEMPHIS       45 41  8072  7928  0.049 44.872   10  1.617   12  0.086    8  0.101   11 0.5088  3.717 -0.293  0.495  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
MINNESOTA     44 38  7934  7815  0.012 41.787   11  1.612   10  0.086   11  0.090   12 0.5087  3.784  0.007  0.174  0.000
CHICAGO       49 39  8360  8284 -0.047 43.129   12  1.608   11  0.086   13  0.045   10 0.5094  3.747 -0.211  0.302  0.000
INDIANA       50 45  8718  8694 -0.006 48.138   13  1.542   13  0.053   12  0.049   13 0.5064  3.683 -0.498  0.596  0.000
WASHINGTON    49 43  9245  9297 -0.028 46.094   14  1.539   14  0.052   20 -0.089   14 0.5059  3.886  0.319 -0.497  0.000
BOSTON        48 41  8918  8851 -0.054 43.424   15  1.528   15  0.042   15 -0.038   15 0.5043  3.861  0.248 -0.324  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  44 43  8582  8683 -0.027 43.802   16  1.442   16 -0.009   19 -0.082   16 0.4993  3.850  0.150 -0.314  0.000
CLEVELAND     42 40  7914  7849 -0.056 39.890   17  1.420   17 -0.026   17 -0.057   17 0.4968  3.780 -0.158  0.043  0.000
NEW JERSEY    42 44  7883  8057 -0.038 43.143   18  1.358   18 -0.056   16 -0.056   18 0.4947  3.694 -0.552  0.440  0.000
L.A. CLIPPERS 37 45  7849  7912 -0.003 41.876   19  1.254   19 -0.114   18 -0.070   19 0.4874  3.763 -0.251  0.110  0.000
L.A. LAKERS   34 48  8095  8338  0.009 42.748   20  1.126   20 -0.177   23 -0.220   20 0.4812  3.866  0.088 -0.528  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
ORLANDO       36 46  8160  8344 -0.058 40.574   21  1.112   21 -0.185   24 -0.237   21 0.4807  3.889  0.183 -0.658  0.000
GOLDEN STATE  34 48  8094  8271 -0.005 42.186   22  1.108   22 -0.187   14 -0.014   22 0.4796  3.849  0.214 -0.243  0.000
TORONTO       33 49  8178  8311 -0.046 40.782   23  0.994   23 -0.260   21 -0.162   23 0.4730  3.872  0.175 -0.499  0.000
NEW YORK      33 49  7977  8177 -0.063 40.482   24  0.965   24 -0.274   22 -0.190   24 0.4715  3.825 -0.077 -0.302  0.000
MILWAUKEE     30 52  7973  8218 -0.048 41.026   25  0.843   25 -0.345   25 -0.249   25 0.4642  3.843 -0.054 -0.445  0.000
PORTLAND      27 55  7621  7949 -0.006 42.509   26  0.762   26 -0.387   26 -0.276   26 0.4594  3.765 -0.450 -0.103  0.000
UTAH          26 56  7625  7975 -0.011 42.477   27  0.707   27 -0.417   27 -0.305   27 0.4562  3.764 -0.483 -0.128  0.000
NEW ORLEANS   18 64  7252  7832 -0.012 43.111   28  0.346   28 -0.660   29 -0.411   28 0.4337  3.684 -0.951  0.129  0.000
CHARLOTTE     18 64  7729  8220 -0.078 40.803   29  0.260   29 -0.712   28 -0.380   29 0.4275  3.800 -0.386 -0.373  0.000
ATLANTA       13 69  7605  8401 -0.077 41.437   30  0.000   30 -0.869   30 -0.634   30 0.4139  3.803 -0.630 -0.639  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 PHOENIX 71 26 10734 10087 0.095 51.032 1 2.545 1 0.613 1 0.446 1 0.5610 4.012 1.495 -0.603 0.000 SACRAMENTO 51 36 9016 8861 0.039 45.195 8 1.863 8 0.222 9 0.100 8 0.5242 3.910 0.629 -0.429 0.000 L.A. CLIPPERS 37 45 7849 7912 -0.003 41.876 19 1.254 19 -0.114 18 -0.070 19 0.4874 3.763 -0.251 0.110 0.000 L.A. LAKERS 34 48 8095 8338 0.009 42.748 20 1.126 20 -0.177 23 -0.220 20 0.4812 3.866 0.088 -0.528 0.000 GOLDEN STATE 34 48 8094 8271 -0.005 42.186 22 1.108 22 -0.187 14 -0.014 22 0.4796 3.849 0.214 -0.243 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 SEATTLE 58 35 9197 9028 0.066 49.121 6 2.048 6 0.335 10 0.097 6 0.5349 3.827 0.215 -0.022 0.000 DENVER 50 37 8612 8497 0.048 45.480 9 1.841 9 0.210 7 0.178 9 0.5210 3.837 0.349 0.008 0.000 MINNESOTA 44 38 7934 7815 0.012 41.787 11 1.612 10 0.086 11 0.090 12 0.5087 3.784 0.007 0.174 0.000 PORTLAND 27 55 7621 7949 -0.006 42.509 26 0.762 26 -0.387 26 -0.276 26 0.4594 3.765 -0.450 -0.103 0.000 UTAH 26 56 7625 7975 -0.011 42.477 27 0.707 27 -0.417 27 -0.305 27 0.4562 3.764 -0.483 -0.128 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 SAN ANTONIO 75 30 10117 9377 0.107 55.579 2 2.511 2 0.588 2 0.444 2 0.5599 3.704 -0.007 0.896 0.000 DALLAS 64 31 9772 9322 0.087 50.131 4 2.298 4 0.459 4 0.356 4 0.5474 3.873 0.697 0.015 0.000 HOUSTON 54 35 8479 8167 0.064 46.514 7 1.953 7 0.274 6 0.347 7 0.5299 3.716 -0.049 0.743 0.000 MEMPHIS 45 41 8072 7928 0.049 44.872 10 1.617 12 0.086 8 0.101 11 0.5088 3.717 -0.293 0.495 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 18 64 7252 7832 -0.012 43.111 28 0.346 28 -0.660 29 -0.411 28 0.4337 3.684 -0.951 0.129 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 69 38 9911 9476 0.051 55.161 5 2.115 5 0.365 3 0.428 5 0.5388 3.661 -0.213 1.070 0.000 CHICAGO 49 39 8360 8284 -0.047 43.129 12 1.608 11 0.086 13 0.045 10 0.5094 3.747 -0.211 0.302 0.000 INDIANA 50 45 8718 8694 -0.006 48.138 13 1.542 13 0.053 12 0.049 13 0.5064 3.683 -0.498 0.596 0.000 CLEVELAND 42 40 7914 7849 -0.056 39.890 17 1.420 17 -0.026 17 -0.057 17 0.4968 3.780 -0.158 0.043 0.000 MILWAUKEE 30 52 7973 8218 -0.048 41.026 25 0.843 25 -0.345 25 -0.249 25 0.4642 3.843 -0.054 -0.445 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 MIAMI 70 27 9797 9198 -0.013 47.383 3 2.363 3 0.500 5 0.356 3 0.5507 3.814 0.413 0.298 0.000 WASHINGTON 49 43 9245 9297 -0.028 46.094 14 1.539 14 0.052 20 -0.089 14 0.5059 3.886 0.319 -0.497 0.000 ORLANDO 36 46 8160 8344 -0.058 40.574 21 1.112 21 -0.185 24 -0.237 21 0.4807 3.889 0.183 -0.658 0.000 CHARLOTTE 18 64 7729 8220 -0.078 40.803 29 0.260 29 -0.712 28 -0.380 29 0.4275 3.800 -0.386 -0.373 0.000 ATLANTA 13 69 7605 8401 -0.077 41.437 30 0.000 30 -0.869 30 -0.634 30 0.4139 3.803 -0.630 -0.639 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 BOSTON 48 41 8918 8851 -0.054 43.424 15 1.528 15 0.042 15 -0.038 15 0.5043 3.861 0.248 -0.324 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 44 43 8582 8683 -0.027 43.802 16 1.442 16 -0.009 19 -0.082 16 0.4993 3.850 0.150 -0.314 0.000 NEW JERSEY 42 44 7883 8057 -0.038 43.143 18 1.358 18 -0.056 16 -0.056 18 0.4947 3.694 -0.552 0.440 0.000 TORONTO 33 49 8178 8311 -0.046 40.782 23 0.994 23 -0.260 21 -0.162 23 0.4730 3.872 0.175 -0.499 0.000 NEW YORK 33 49 7977 8177 -0.063 40.482 24 0.965 24 -0.274 22 -0.190 24 0.4715 3.825 -0.077 -0.302 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 256 201 0.560    1  0.222
PACIFIC DIVISION   227 203 0.528    2  0.057
CENTRAL DIVISION   240 214 0.529    3  0.030
NORTHWEST DIVISION 205 221 0.481    4 -0.035
ATLANTIC DIVISION  200 226 0.469    5 -0.150
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 186 249 0.428    6 -0.246

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.271 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.026 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 14:15:52 2007
games through: Thu Jun 23 2005

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