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
CLEVELAND     76 20  9589  8738  0.062 48.603    1  2.697    1  0.775    1  0.608    1 0.5713  3.752  0.255  0.961  0.000
L.A. LAKERS   81 24 11123 10329  0.080 54.169    2  2.629    2  0.734    2  0.605    2 0.5701  3.879  0.854  0.356  0.000
BOSTON        69 27  9705  9089  0.059 49.160    3  2.339    3  0.570    5  0.339    3 0.5546  3.774  0.086  0.592  0.000
ORLANDO       72 34 10613 10020  0.124 56.768    4  2.264    4  0.527    3  0.457    4 0.5514  3.793  0.293  0.621  0.000
DENVER        64 34 10282  9864  0.035 49.828    5  2.043    5  0.395    4  0.349    5 0.5402  3.898  0.692  0.005  0.000
HOUSTON       60 35  9259  8950  0.065 49.554    6  1.978    6  0.362    7  0.281    6 0.5368  3.749 -0.087  0.649  0.000
PORTLAND      56 32  8666  8270  0.016 44.054    7  1.911    7  0.321    6  0.325    7 0.5325  3.758 -0.000  0.650  0.000
SAN ANTONIO   55 32  8410  8132 -0.023 42.792    8  1.839    8  0.284    8  0.160    8 0.5290  3.721 -0.337  0.656  0.000
DALLAS        55 37  9359  9206  0.010 46.693    9  1.761    9  0.241    9  0.129    9 0.5246  3.854  0.256  0.001  0.000
NEW ORLEANS   50 37  8278  8272 -0.004 44.194   10  1.643   10  0.173   21 -0.149   10 0.5183  3.737 -0.570  0.273  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
UTAH          49 38  8979  8808  0.013 44.074   11  1.606   11  0.147   10  0.101   11 0.5156  3.864  0.279 -0.077  0.000
ATLANTA       51 42  8970  8919  0.024 47.984   12  1.572   12  0.131   14  0.001   12 0.5128  3.779 -0.228  0.231  0.000
PHOENIX       46 36  8974  8816 -0.033 40.364   13  1.523   13  0.104   11  0.068   13 0.5108  4.002  0.940 -0.803  0.000
MIAMI         46 43  8678  8651  0.004 45.428   14  1.405   14  0.039   12  0.043   14 0.5041  3.778 -0.189  0.274  0.000
CHICAGO       44 45  9136  9189  0.025 46.323   15  1.349   15  0.007   13  0.031   15 0.5006  3.877  0.270 -0.208  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  43 45  8518  8558  0.015 45.491   16  1.330   16 -0.006   15 -0.041   16 0.4980  3.785 -0.244  0.162  0.000
DETROIT       39 47  8039  8141  0.009 44.460   17  1.180   17 -0.093   18 -0.088   17 0.4893  3.708 -0.641  0.465  0.000
INDIANA       35 46  8505  8603 -0.006 41.397   18  1.043   18 -0.167   16 -0.058   18 0.4830  3.952  0.559 -0.676  0.000
CHARLOTTE     35 47  7677  7781 -0.033 41.166   19  0.986   19 -0.198   17 -0.082   19 0.4789  3.705 -0.650  0.486  0.000
MILWAUKEE     34 48  8142  8231 -0.017 41.556   20  0.954   20 -0.221   19 -0.118   20 0.4773  3.838 -0.065 -0.170  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  8044  8244 -0.036 41.321   21  0.930   21 -0.230   20 -0.148   21 0.4762  3.823 -0.169 -0.127  0.000
TORONTO       33 49  8121  8352 -0.027 41.632   22  0.903   22 -0.247   23 -0.199   22 0.4743  3.846 -0.109 -0.289  0.000
NEW YORK      32 50  8627  8841 -0.026 41.687   23  0.851   23 -0.281   22 -0.170   23 0.4714  3.971  0.540 -0.881  0.000
GOLDEN STATE  29 53  8905  9202 -0.061 40.956   24  0.642   24 -0.399   24 -0.259   24 0.4613  4.025  0.737 -1.255  0.000
MINNESOTA     24 57  7914  8310 -0.046 41.238   25  0.447   25 -0.519   26 -0.347   25 0.4498  3.834 -0.314 -0.380  0.000
MEMPHIS       24 58  7698  8146 -0.052 41.728   26  0.412   26 -0.538   25 -0.312   26 0.4487  3.763 -0.615 -0.009  0.000
OKLAHOMA CITY 23 59  7952  8452 -0.070 41.234   27  0.334   27 -0.583   27 -0.377   27 0.4438  3.831 -0.359 -0.395  0.000
WASHINGTON    19 63  7877  8489 -0.048 42.188   28  0.165   28 -0.678   28 -0.479   28 0.4338  3.847 -0.386 -0.573  0.000
L.A. CLIPPERS 19 63  7799  8518 -0.072 41.912   29  0.135   29 -0.694   30 -0.615   29 0.4336  3.808 -0.706 -0.524  0.000
SACRAMENTO    17 65  8248  8966 -0.085 41.502   30  0.000   30 -0.783   29 -0.577   30 0.4265  3.914 -0.153 -1.001  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 81 24 11123 10329 0.080 54.169 2 2.629 2 0.734 2 0.605 2 0.5701 3.879 0.854 0.356 0.000 PHOENIX 46 36 8974 8816 -0.033 40.364 13 1.523 13 0.104 11 0.068 13 0.5108 4.002 0.940 -0.803 0.000 GOLDEN STATE 29 53 8905 9202 -0.061 40.956 24 0.642 24 -0.399 24 -0.259 24 0.4613 4.025 0.737 -1.255 0.000 L.A. CLIPPERS 19 63 7799 8518 -0.072 41.912 29 0.135 29 -0.694 30 -0.615 29 0.4336 3.808 -0.706 -0.524 0.000 SACRAMENTO 17 65 8248 8966 -0.085 41.502 30 0.000 30 -0.783 29 -0.577 30 0.4265 3.914 -0.153 -1.001 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 DENVER 64 34 10282 9864 0.035 49.828 5 2.043 5 0.395 4 0.349 5 0.5402 3.898 0.692 0.005 0.000 PORTLAND 56 32 8666 8270 0.016 44.054 7 1.911 7 0.321 6 0.325 7 0.5325 3.758 -0.000 0.650 0.000 UTAH 49 38 8979 8808 0.013 44.074 11 1.606 11 0.147 10 0.101 11 0.5156 3.864 0.279 -0.077 0.000 MINNESOTA 24 57 7914 8310 -0.046 41.238 25 0.447 25 -0.519 26 -0.347 25 0.4498 3.834 -0.314 -0.380 0.000 OKLAHOMA CITY 23 59 7952 8452 -0.070 41.234 27 0.334 27 -0.583 27 -0.377 27 0.4438 3.831 -0.359 -0.395 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 HOUSTON 60 35 9259 8950 0.065 49.554 6 1.978 6 0.362 7 0.281 6 0.5368 3.749 -0.087 0.649 0.000 SAN ANTONIO 55 32 8410 8132 -0.023 42.792 8 1.839 8 0.284 8 0.160 8 0.5290 3.721 -0.337 0.656 0.000 DALLAS 55 37 9359 9206 0.010 46.693 9 1.761 9 0.241 9 0.129 9 0.5246 3.854 0.256 0.001 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 50 37 8278 8272 -0.004 44.194 10 1.643 10 0.173 21 -0.149 10 0.5183 3.737 -0.570 0.273 0.000 MEMPHIS 24 58 7698 8146 -0.052 41.728 26 0.412 26 -0.538 25 -0.312 26 0.4487 3.763 -0.615 -0.009 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 CLEVELAND 76 20 9589 8738 0.062 48.603 1 2.697 1 0.775 1 0.608 1 0.5713 3.752 0.255 0.961 0.000 CHICAGO 44 45 9136 9189 0.025 46.323 15 1.349 15 0.007 13 0.031 15 0.5006 3.877 0.270 -0.208 0.000 DETROIT 39 47 8039 8141 0.009 44.460 17 1.180 17 -0.093 18 -0.088 17 0.4893 3.708 -0.641 0.465 0.000 INDIANA 35 46 8505 8603 -0.006 41.397 18 1.043 18 -0.167 16 -0.058 18 0.4830 3.952 0.559 -0.676 0.000 MILWAUKEE 34 48 8142 8231 -0.017 41.556 20 0.954 20 -0.221 19 -0.118 20 0.4773 3.838 -0.065 -0.170 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 72 34 10613 10020 0.124 56.768 4 2.264 4 0.527 3 0.457 4 0.5514 3.793 0.293 0.621 0.000 ATLANTA 51 42 8970 8919 0.024 47.984 12 1.572 12 0.131 14 0.001 12 0.5128 3.779 -0.228 0.231 0.000 MIAMI 46 43 8678 8651 0.004 45.428 14 1.405 14 0.039 12 0.043 14 0.5041 3.778 -0.189 0.274 0.000 CHARLOTTE 35 47 7677 7781 -0.033 41.166 19 0.986 19 -0.198 17 -0.082 19 0.4789 3.705 -0.650 0.486 0.000 WASHINGTON 19 63 7877 8489 -0.048 42.188 28 0.165 28 -0.678 28 -0.479 28 0.4338 3.847 -0.386 -0.573 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 69 27 9705 9089 0.059 49.160 3 2.339 3 0.570 5 0.339 3 0.5546 3.774 0.086 0.592 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 43 45 8518 8558 0.015 45.491 16 1.330 16 -0.006 15 -0.041 16 0.4980 3.785 -0.244 0.162 0.000 NEW JERSEY 34 48 8044 8244 -0.036 41.321 21 0.930 21 -0.230 20 -0.148 21 0.4762 3.823 -0.169 -0.127 0.000 TORONTO 33 49 8121 8352 -0.027 41.632 22 0.903 22 -0.247 23 -0.199 22 0.4743 3.846 -0.109 -0.289 0.000 NEW YORK 32 50 8627 8841 -0.026 41.687 23 0.851 23 -0.281 22 -0.170 23 0.4714 3.971 0.540 -0.881 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION   228 206 0.525    1  0.084
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 244 199 0.551    2  0.040
NORTHWEST DIVISION 216 220 0.495    3 -0.012
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 223 229 0.493    4 -0.023
ATLANTIC DIVISION  211 219 0.491    5 -0.035
PACIFIC DIVISION   192 241 0.443    6 -0.223

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.274 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.028 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Aug  2 12:17:27 2009
games through: Sun Jun 14 2009

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