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
BOSTON        82 26 10689  9712  0.058 53.542    1  2.743    1  0.700    1  0.636    1 0.5627  3.738  0.217  1.055  0.000
L.A. LAKERS   71 32 11055 10414  0.152 55.484    2  2.505    2  0.580    2  0.527    2 0.5548  3.918  0.971  0.083  0.000
DETROIT       69 30  9546  8901  0.062 49.945    3  2.410    3  0.523    4  0.453    4 0.5467  3.710 -0.090  0.997  0.000
SAN ANTONIO   65 34  9419  9041  0.126 53.283    4  2.371    4  0.502    7  0.353    3 0.5467  3.679 -0.329  1.035  0.000
NEW ORLEANS   63 31  9429  8952  0.085 48.876    5  2.349    5  0.482    5  0.418    5 0.5456  3.799  0.284  0.552  0.000
UTAH          60 34  9897  9336  0.103 49.084    6  2.233    7  0.410    3  0.472    6 0.5389  3.887  0.764  0.181  0.000
HOUSTON       57 31  8459  8090  0.070 45.441    7  2.220    6  0.419    8  0.352    7 0.5384  3.706 -0.211  0.916  0.000
PHOENIX       56 31  9528  9124  0.057 44.527    8  2.161    8  0.386    9  0.328    8 0.5375  3.976  1.070 -0.415  0.000
ORLANDO       57 35  9538  9074  0.020 45.678    9  1.972    9  0.279    6  0.374   10 0.5257  3.876  0.612  0.136  0.000
DALLAS        52 35  8704  8376  0.060 44.782   10  1.971   10  0.279   10  0.262    9 0.5266  3.803  0.147  0.378  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        50 36  9480  9229  0.036 43.872   11  1.869   11  0.217   11  0.200   11 0.5210  3.992  1.022 -0.623  0.000
GOLDEN STATE  48 34  9105  8924  0.009 41.284   12  1.839   12  0.203   13  0.112   12 0.5200  4.023  1.096 -0.873  0.000
CLEVELAND     52 43  9072  9073  0.014 48.747   13  1.705   13  0.130   14  0.093   13 0.5126  3.754 -0.250  0.437  0.000
PORTLAND      41 41  7820  7900 -0.001 42.008   14  1.485   14  0.001   17 -0.106   14 0.5007  3.730 -0.561  0.349  0.000
WASHINGTON    45 43  8657  8704 -0.050 43.362   15  1.462   15 -0.013   16 -0.101   15 0.4988  3.809 -0.188 -0.015  0.000
TORONTO       42 45  8712  8497 -0.003 43.223   16  1.393   17 -0.065   12  0.112   17 0.4928  3.816  0.059  0.166  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  42 46  8438  8446 -0.004 44.618   17  1.388   16 -0.060   15  0.013   16 0.4935  3.771 -0.251  0.278  0.000
SACRAMENTO    38 44  8408  8593 -0.019 41.909   18  1.313   18 -0.097   18 -0.144   18 0.4913  3.902  0.222 -0.509  0.000
ATLANTA       40 49  8667  8897 -0.028 45.350   19  1.237   19 -0.137   20 -0.193   19 0.4871  3.817 -0.240 -0.146  0.000
INDIANA       36 46  8527  8642 -0.081 39.833   20  1.105   20 -0.215   19 -0.154   20 0.4789  3.941  0.408 -0.716  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
NEW JERSEY    34 48  7857  8272 -0.089 40.719   21  1.006   21 -0.267   23 -0.358   21 0.4746  3.806 -0.459 -0.256  0.000
CHICAGO       33 49  7981  8234 -0.069 40.676   22  0.979   22 -0.288   21 -0.260   22 0.4723  3.821 -0.290 -0.230  0.000
CHARLOTTE     32 50  7959  8318 -0.084 40.668   23  0.921   23 -0.318   22 -0.277   23 0.4688  3.821 -0.309 -0.246  0.000
MILWAUKEE     26 56  7956  8521 -0.101 40.875   24  0.599   24 -0.522   27 -0.548   24 0.4514  3.848 -0.448 -0.648  0.000
L.A. CLIPPERS 23 59  7692  8288 -0.047 42.600   25  0.510   25 -0.576   28 -0.553   25 0.4478  3.767 -0.835 -0.271  0.000
MINNESOTA     22 60  7839  8395 -0.056 42.207   26  0.463   26 -0.606   24 -0.424   26 0.4439  3.813 -0.492 -0.356  0.000
NEW YORK      23 59  7948  8490 -0.091 41.066   27  0.456   27 -0.611   25 -0.463   28 0.4427  3.842 -0.394 -0.533  0.000
MEMPHIS       22 60  8257  8766 -0.056 42.017   28  0.446   28 -0.619   26 -0.480   27 0.4437  3.904 -0.104 -0.855  0.000
SEATTLE       20 62  7999  8717 -0.060 42.625   29  0.319   29 -0.685   29 -0.595   29 0.4387  3.860 -0.438 -0.752  0.000
MIAMI         15 67  7491  8203 -0.110 41.231   30  0.000   30 -0.908   30 -0.707   30 0.4192  3.746 -1.086 -0.327  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 71 32 11055 10414 0.152 55.484 2 2.505 2 0.580 2 0.527 2 0.5548 3.918 0.971 0.083 0.000 PHOENIX 56 31 9528 9124 0.057 44.527 8 2.161 8 0.386 9 0.328 8 0.5375 3.976 1.070 -0.415 0.000 GOLDEN STATE 48 34 9105 8924 0.009 41.284 12 1.839 12 0.203 13 0.112 12 0.5200 4.023 1.096 -0.873 0.000 SACRAMENTO 38 44 8408 8593 -0.019 41.909 18 1.313 18 -0.097 18 -0.144 18 0.4913 3.902 0.222 -0.509 0.000 L.A. CLIPPERS 23 59 7692 8288 -0.047 42.600 25 0.510 25 -0.576 28 -0.553 25 0.4478 3.767 -0.835 -0.271 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 UTAH 60 34 9897 9336 0.103 49.084 6 2.233 7 0.410 3 0.472 6 0.5389 3.887 0.764 0.181 0.000 DENVER 50 36 9480 9229 0.036 43.872 11 1.869 11 0.217 11 0.200 11 0.5210 3.992 1.022 -0.623 0.000 PORTLAND 41 41 7820 7900 -0.001 42.008 14 1.485 14 0.001 17 -0.106 14 0.5007 3.730 -0.561 0.349 0.000 MINNESOTA 22 60 7839 8395 -0.056 42.207 26 0.463 26 -0.606 24 -0.424 26 0.4439 3.813 -0.492 -0.356 0.000 SEATTLE 20 62 7999 8717 -0.060 42.625 29 0.319 29 -0.685 29 -0.595 29 0.4387 3.860 -0.438 -0.752 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 65 34 9419 9041 0.126 53.283 4 2.371 4 0.502 7 0.353 3 0.5467 3.679 -0.329 1.035 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 63 31 9429 8952 0.085 48.876 5 2.349 5 0.482 5 0.418 5 0.5456 3.799 0.284 0.552 0.000 HOUSTON 57 31 8459 8090 0.070 45.441 7 2.220 6 0.419 8 0.352 7 0.5384 3.706 -0.211 0.916 0.000 DALLAS 52 35 8704 8376 0.060 44.782 10 1.971 10 0.279 10 0.262 9 0.5266 3.803 0.147 0.378 0.000 MEMPHIS 22 60 8257 8766 -0.056 42.017 28 0.446 28 -0.619 26 -0.480 27 0.4437 3.904 -0.104 -0.855 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 30 9546 8901 0.062 49.945 3 2.410 3 0.523 4 0.453 4 0.5467 3.710 -0.090 0.997 0.000 CLEVELAND 52 43 9072 9073 0.014 48.747 13 1.705 13 0.130 14 0.093 13 0.5126 3.754 -0.250 0.437 0.000 INDIANA 36 46 8527 8642 -0.081 39.833 20 1.105 20 -0.215 19 -0.154 20 0.4789 3.941 0.408 -0.716 0.000 CHICAGO 33 49 7981 8234 -0.069 40.676 22 0.979 22 -0.288 21 -0.260 22 0.4723 3.821 -0.290 -0.230 0.000 MILWAUKEE 26 56 7956 8521 -0.101 40.875 24 0.599 24 -0.522 27 -0.548 24 0.4514 3.848 -0.448 -0.648 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 ORLANDO 57 35 9538 9074 0.020 45.678 9 1.972 9 0.279 6 0.374 10 0.5257 3.876 0.612 0.136 0.000 WASHINGTON 45 43 8657 8704 -0.050 43.362 15 1.462 15 -0.013 16 -0.101 15 0.4988 3.809 -0.188 -0.015 0.000 ATLANTA 40 49 8667 8897 -0.028 45.350 19 1.237 19 -0.137 20 -0.193 19 0.4871 3.817 -0.240 -0.146 0.000 CHARLOTTE 32 50 7959 8318 -0.084 40.668 23 0.921 23 -0.318 22 -0.277 23 0.4688 3.821 -0.309 -0.246 0.000 MIAMI 15 67 7491 8203 -0.110 41.231 30 0.000 30 -0.908 30 -0.707 30 0.4192 3.746 -1.086 -0.327 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 82 26 10689 9712 0.058 53.542 1 2.743 1 0.700 1 0.636 1 0.5627 3.738 0.217 1.055 0.000 TORONTO 42 45 8712 8497 -0.003 43.223 16 1.393 17 -0.065 12 0.112 17 0.4928 3.816 0.059 0.166 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 42 46 8438 8446 -0.004 44.618 17 1.388 16 -0.060 15 0.013 16 0.4935 3.771 -0.251 0.278 0.000 NEW JERSEY 34 48 7857 8272 -0.089 40.719 21 1.006 21 -0.267 23 -0.358 21 0.4746 3.806 -0.459 -0.256 0.000 NEW YORK 23 59 7948 8490 -0.091 41.066 27 0.456 27 -0.611 25 -0.463 28 0.4427 3.842 -0.394 -0.533 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 259 191 0.576    1  0.225
PACIFIC DIVISION   236 200 0.541    2  0.076
ATLANTIC DIVISION  223 224 0.499    3 -0.027
CENTRAL DIVISION   216 224 0.491    4 -0.113
NORTHWEST DIVISION 193 233 0.453    5 -0.113
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 189 244 0.436    6 -0.216

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.306 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.027 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Jun 29 10:40:55 2008
games through: Tue Jun 17 2008

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