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
DALLAS        73 30 10283  9815  0.100 54.338    1  2.262    1  0.583    1  0.462    1 0.5587  3.800  0.359  0.565  0.000
SAN ANTONIO   63 25  9068  8619  0.051 44.737    2  2.227    2  0.560    8  0.266    2 0.5545  3.846  0.385  0.148  0.000
MIAMI         72 31 10317  9649  0.064 52.116    3  2.159    4  0.518    2  0.456    3 0.5503  3.797  0.335  0.576  0.000
CHICAGO       71 27  9567  8899 -0.006 47.084    4  2.158    3  0.519    3  0.450    4 0.5500  3.728  0.012  0.888  0.000
LA LAKERS     61 31  9253  8765  0.043 46.379    5  1.964    5  0.402    6  0.309    5 0.5422  3.799  0.200  0.419  0.000
BOSTON        61 30  8765  8313  0.016 44.888    6  1.952    7  0.397    9  0.259    7 0.5388  3.713 -0.249  0.767  0.000
OKLAHOMA CITY 64 35 10338  9995  0.065 51.263    7  1.951    6  0.397    4  0.327    6 0.5400  3.862  0.522  0.131  0.000
DENVER        51 36  9298  8932  0.043 44.158    8  1.681    8  0.227    5  0.310    8 0.5235  3.936  0.869 -0.249  0.000
ORLANDO       54 34  8667  8208 -0.023 42.130    9  1.677    9  0.223    7  0.284    9 0.5230  3.767  0.024  0.545  0.000
PORTLAND      50 38  8425  8331  0.048 45.560   10  1.622   10  0.195   12  0.120   10 0.5218  3.737 -0.278  0.518  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
MEMPHIS       53 42  9477  9294  0.070 49.691   11  1.617   11  0.188   10  0.222   11 0.5210  3.792  0.079  0.365  0.000
NEW ORLEANS   48 40  8320  8290  0.049 45.771   12  1.529   12  0.147   15 -0.021   12 0.5157  3.719 -0.501  0.459  0.000
ATLANTA       50 44  8825  8945  0.006 47.957   13  1.404   13  0.090   19 -0.137   13 0.5073  3.752 -0.467  0.194  0.000
HOUSTON       43 39  8685  8506  0.016 41.231   14  1.361   14  0.057   11  0.180   14 0.5063  3.922  0.673 -0.313  0.000
PHOENIX       40 42  8611  8684  0.012 41.836   15  1.233   15 -0.017   16 -0.052   15 0.4988  3.924  0.446 -0.550  0.000
UTAH          39 43  8153  8303  0.001 41.768   16  1.181   16 -0.045   22 -0.185   16 0.4950  3.835 -0.120 -0.249  0.000
NEW YORK      42 44  9097  9067 -0.021 42.591   17  1.179   17 -0.050   14 -0.015   17 0.4941  3.969  0.714 -0.743  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  42 45  8552  8466 -0.015 43.050   18  1.157   18 -0.066   13  0.052   18 0.4929  3.792 -0.090  0.194  0.000
GOLDEN STATE  36 46  8477  8668 -0.010 41.567   19  0.993   19 -0.148   18 -0.098   19 0.4855  3.920  0.385 -0.581  0.000
INDIANA       38 49  8634  8759 -0.025 43.496   20  0.962   20 -0.165   20 -0.140   20 0.4828  3.856  0.027 -0.306  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
MILWAUKEE     35 47  7534  7603 -0.044 40.251   21  0.899   21 -0.204   17 -0.090   21 0.4778  3.681 -0.738  0.558  0.000
CHARLOTTE     34 48  7650  7978 -0.064 40.545   22  0.827   22 -0.240   25 -0.316   22 0.4749  3.752 -0.646  0.014  0.000
LA CLIPPERS   32 50  8089  8346 -0.007 41.865   23  0.813   23 -0.252   21 -0.179   23 0.4740  3.830 -0.140 -0.217  0.000
DETROIT       30 52  7951  8246 -0.069 40.250   24  0.611   24 -0.372   23 -0.248   24 0.4627  3.818 -0.268 -0.228  0.000
SACRAMENTO    24 58  8151  8589 -0.015 42.089   25  0.418   25 -0.483   24 -0.275   25 0.4510  3.869 -0.047 -0.502  0.000
NEW JERSEY    24 58  7722  8234 -0.077 40.586   26  0.308   26 -0.550   27 -0.461   26 0.4452  3.772 -0.697 -0.224  0.000
WASHINGTON    23 59  7977  8584 -0.076 40.947   27  0.251   27 -0.581   29 -0.502   27 0.4432  3.855 -0.343 -0.661  0.000
TORONTO       22 60  8124  8639 -0.076 40.691   28  0.236   28 -0.594   28 -0.465   28 0.4395  3.896 -0.105 -0.825  0.000
CLEVELAND     19 63  7827  8566 -0.083 40.958   29  0.044   29 -0.698   30 -0.555   30 0.4306  3.851 -0.416 -0.693  0.000
MINNESOTA     17 65  8288  8832 -0.015 42.390   30  0.000   30 -0.733   26 -0.426   29 0.4311  3.922  0.065 -0.917  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 LA LAKERS 61 31 9253 8765 0.043 46.379 5 1.964 5 0.402 6 0.309 5 0.5422 3.799 0.200 0.419 0.000 PHOENIX 40 42 8611 8684 0.012 41.836 15 1.233 15 -0.017 16 -0.052 15 0.4988 3.924 0.446 -0.550 0.000 GOLDEN STATE 36 46 8477 8668 -0.010 41.567 19 0.993 19 -0.148 18 -0.098 19 0.4855 3.920 0.385 -0.581 0.000 LA CLIPPERS 32 50 8089 8346 -0.007 41.865 23 0.813 23 -0.252 21 -0.179 23 0.4740 3.830 -0.140 -0.217 0.000 SACRAMENTO 24 58 8151 8589 -0.015 42.089 25 0.418 25 -0.483 24 -0.275 25 0.4510 3.869 -0.047 -0.502 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 OKLAHOMA CITY 64 35 10338 9995 0.065 51.263 7 1.951 6 0.397 4 0.327 6 0.5400 3.862 0.522 0.131 0.000 DENVER 51 36 9298 8932 0.043 44.158 8 1.681 8 0.227 5 0.310 8 0.5235 3.936 0.869 -0.249 0.000 PORTLAND 50 38 8425 8331 0.048 45.560 10 1.622 10 0.195 12 0.120 10 0.5218 3.737 -0.278 0.518 0.000 UTAH 39 43 8153 8303 0.001 41.768 16 1.181 16 -0.045 22 -0.185 16 0.4950 3.835 -0.120 -0.249 0.000 MINNESOTA 17 65 8288 8832 -0.015 42.390 30 0.000 30 -0.733 26 -0.426 29 0.4311 3.922 0.065 -0.917 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 DALLAS 73 30 10283 9815 0.100 54.338 1 2.262 1 0.583 1 0.462 1 0.5587 3.800 0.359 0.565 0.000 SAN ANTONIO 63 25 9068 8619 0.051 44.737 2 2.227 2 0.560 8 0.266 2 0.5545 3.846 0.385 0.148 0.000 MEMPHIS 53 42 9477 9294 0.070 49.691 11 1.617 11 0.188 10 0.222 11 0.5210 3.792 0.079 0.365 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 48 40 8320 8290 0.049 45.771 12 1.529 12 0.147 15 -0.021 12 0.5157 3.719 -0.501 0.459 0.000 HOUSTON 43 39 8685 8506 0.016 41.231 14 1.361 14 0.057 11 0.180 14 0.5063 3.922 0.673 -0.313 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 CHICAGO 71 27 9567 8899 -0.006 47.084 4 2.158 3 0.519 3 0.450 4 0.5500 3.728 0.012 0.888 0.000 INDIANA 38 49 8634 8759 -0.025 43.496 20 0.962 20 -0.165 20 -0.140 20 0.4828 3.856 0.027 -0.306 0.000 MILWAUKEE 35 47 7534 7603 -0.044 40.251 21 0.899 21 -0.204 17 -0.090 21 0.4778 3.681 -0.738 0.558 0.000 DETROIT 30 52 7951 8246 -0.069 40.250 24 0.611 24 -0.372 23 -0.248 24 0.4627 3.818 -0.268 -0.228 0.000 CLEVELAND 19 63 7827 8566 -0.083 40.958 29 0.044 29 -0.698 30 -0.555 30 0.4306 3.851 -0.416 -0.693 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 72 31 10317 9649 0.064 52.116 3 2.159 4 0.518 2 0.456 3 0.5503 3.797 0.335 0.576 0.000 ORLANDO 54 34 8667 8208 -0.023 42.130 9 1.677 9 0.223 7 0.284 9 0.5230 3.767 0.024 0.545 0.000 ATLANTA 50 44 8825 8945 0.006 47.957 13 1.404 13 0.090 19 -0.137 13 0.5073 3.752 -0.467 0.194 0.000 CHARLOTTE 34 48 7650 7978 -0.064 40.545 22 0.827 22 -0.240 25 -0.316 22 0.4749 3.752 -0.646 0.014 0.000 WASHINGTON 23 59 7977 8584 -0.076 40.947 27 0.251 27 -0.581 29 -0.502 27 0.4432 3.855 -0.343 -0.661 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 61 30 8765 8313 0.016 44.888 6 1.952 7 0.397 9 0.259 7 0.5388 3.713 -0.249 0.767 0.000 NEW YORK 42 44 9097 9067 -0.021 42.591 17 1.179 17 -0.050 14 -0.015 17 0.4941 3.969 0.714 -0.743 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 42 45 8552 8466 -0.015 43.050 18 1.157 18 -0.066 13 0.052 18 0.4929 3.792 -0.090 0.194 0.000 NEW JERSEY 24 58 7722 8234 -0.077 40.586 26 0.308 26 -0.550 27 -0.461 26 0.4452 3.772 -0.697 -0.224 0.000 TORONTO 22 60 8124 8639 -0.076 40.691 28 0.236 28 -0.594 28 -0.465 28 0.4395 3.896 -0.105 -0.825 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 280 176 0.614    1  0.270
NORTHWEST DIVISION 221 217 0.505    2  0.033
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 233 216 0.519    3 -0.036
PACIFIC DIVISION   193 227 0.460    4 -0.095
ATLANTIC DIVISION  191 237 0.446    5 -0.130
CENTRAL DIVISION   193 238 0.448    6 -0.175

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.267 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: Sat Sep 17 17:54:11 2011
games through: Sun Jun 12 2011

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