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
SAN ANTONIO   60 20 8269 7713  0.085 41.041    1  2.451    1  0.666    1  0.573    1 0.5669  3.864  0.929  0.216  0.000
OKLAHOMA CITY 60 26 8827 8343  0.136 45.841    2  2.288    2  0.573    2  0.501    2 0.5594  3.861  0.841  0.160  0.000
MIAMI         62 27 8739 8181  0.085 45.488    3  2.221    3  0.532    3  0.492    3 0.5512  3.779  0.442  0.541  0.000
CHICAGO       52 20 6865 6335  0.017 34.518    4  2.194    4  0.511    4  0.435    4 0.5479  3.719  0.110  0.759  0.000
INDIANA       48 29 7449 7216 -0.002 37.528    5  1.838    6  0.280    6  0.198    7 0.5267  3.787  0.185  0.212  0.000
LA LAKERS     46 32 7550 7506  0.083 41.153    6  1.837    5  0.282   13  0.068    5 0.5288  3.768 -0.031  0.168  0.000
MEMPHIS       44 29 6909 6771  0.038 37.022    7  1.822    7  0.270   10  0.142    6 0.5278  3.734 -0.115  0.399  0.000
BOSTON        50 36 7852 7666  0.069 44.351    8  1.779    8  0.242    5  0.266    9 0.5218  3.685 -0.213  0.746  0.000
LA CLIPPERS   44 33 7438 7320  0.062 39.800    9  1.731    9  0.215    9  0.143    8 0.5234  3.774  0.071  0.215  0.000
DENVER        41 32 7549 7356  0.034 36.775   10  1.645   11  0.162    7  0.197   10 0.5184  3.902  0.743 -0.349  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
ATLANTA       42 30 6868 6669 -0.028 34.528   11  1.642   10  0.162   12  0.119   11 0.5143  3.744 -0.092  0.331  0.000
DALLAS        36 34 6695 6658  0.084 36.942   12  1.528   12  0.097   14  0.051   12 0.5116  3.750 -0.133  0.235  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  42 37 7294 7030  0.038 39.582   13  1.510   13  0.086    8  0.171   13 0.5077  3.704 -0.223  0.566  0.000
ORLANDO       38 33 6634 6636 -0.020 35.026   14  1.458   14  0.069   19 -0.112   15 0.5055  3.741 -0.335  0.111  0.000
UTAH          36 34 6922 6945  0.035 35.876   15  1.446   15  0.061   16  0.017   14 0.5074  3.815  0.138 -0.104  0.000
HOUSTON       34 32 6474 6459  0.010 33.069   16  1.419   16  0.043   17  0.002   16 0.5043  3.806  0.079 -0.075  0.000
NEW YORK      37 34 6872 6731 -0.016 34.492   17  1.362   17  0.007   11  0.130   18 0.5010  3.802  0.188  0.072  0.000
PHOENIX       33 33 6492 6508  0.020 33.457   18  1.359   18  0.006   15  0.042   17 0.5021  3.847  0.318 -0.234  0.000
MILWAUKEE     31 35 6535 6517 -0.065 31.354   19  1.144   19 -0.129   18 -0.040   19 0.4852  3.872  0.358 -0.438  0.000
PORTLAND      28 38 6415 6456  0.006 33.180   20  1.076   20 -0.169   20 -0.135   20 0.4822  3.809 -0.045 -0.225  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     26 40 6464 6609 -0.004 33.210   21  0.955   21 -0.242   22 -0.227   21 0.4754  3.844  0.031 -0.485  0.000
GOLDEN STATE  23 43 6453 6678  0.006 33.572   22  0.798   22 -0.340   23 -0.237   22 0.4655  3.858  0.091 -0.566  0.000
DETROIT       25 41 5997 6313 -0.109 31.738   23  0.753   23 -0.363   27 -0.333   23 0.4627  3.742 -0.553 -0.114  0.000
SACRAMENTO    22 44 6518 6893 -0.007 33.740   24  0.721   24 -0.382   26 -0.316   24 0.4610  3.899  0.215 -0.847  0.000
TORONTO       23 43 5986 6204 -0.088 31.761   25  0.652   25 -0.425   24 -0.244   26 0.4565  3.722 -0.557  0.070  0.000
NEW ORLEANS   21 45 5916 6164  0.001 33.712   26  0.651   26 -0.425   21 -0.208   25 0.4584  3.682 -0.700  0.285  0.000
NEW JERSEY    22 44 6144 6539 -0.118 31.752   27  0.594   27 -0.455   28 -0.472   27 0.4516  3.814 -0.358 -0.587  0.000
CLEVELAND     21 45 6140 6615 -0.108 32.157   28  0.543   28 -0.484   29 -0.597   28 0.4496  3.811 -0.497 -0.697  0.000
WASHINGTON    20 46 6180 6497 -0.098 31.826   29  0.493   29 -0.526   25 -0.263   29 0.4449  3.817 -0.132 -0.395  0.000
CHARLOTTE      7 59 5739 6657 -0.152 32.067   30  0.000   30 -1.113   30 -1.026   30 0.3968  3.763 -1.150 -0.902  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 46 32 7550 7506 0.083 41.153 6 1.837 5 0.282 13 0.068 5 0.5288 3.768 -0.031 0.168 0.000 LA CLIPPERS 44 33 7438 7320 0.062 39.800 9 1.731 9 0.215 9 0.143 8 0.5234 3.774 0.071 0.215 0.000 PHOENIX 33 33 6492 6508 0.020 33.457 18 1.359 18 0.006 15 0.042 17 0.5021 3.847 0.318 -0.234 0.000 GOLDEN STATE 23 43 6453 6678 0.006 33.572 22 0.798 22 -0.340 23 -0.237 22 0.4655 3.858 0.091 -0.566 0.000 SACRAMENTO 22 44 6518 6893 -0.007 33.740 24 0.721 24 -0.382 26 -0.316 24 0.4610 3.899 0.215 -0.847 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 60 26 8827 8343 0.136 45.841 2 2.288 2 0.573 2 0.501 2 0.5594 3.861 0.841 0.160 0.000 DENVER 41 32 7549 7356 0.034 36.775 10 1.645 11 0.162 7 0.197 10 0.5184 3.902 0.743 -0.349 0.000 UTAH 36 34 6922 6945 0.035 35.876 15 1.446 15 0.061 16 0.017 14 0.5074 3.815 0.138 -0.104 0.000 PORTLAND 28 38 6415 6456 0.006 33.180 20 1.076 20 -0.169 20 -0.135 20 0.4822 3.809 -0.045 -0.225 0.000 MINNESOTA 26 40 6464 6609 -0.004 33.210 21 0.955 21 -0.242 22 -0.227 21 0.4754 3.844 0.031 -0.485 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 60 20 8269 7713 0.085 41.041 1 2.451 1 0.666 1 0.573 1 0.5669 3.864 0.929 0.216 0.000 MEMPHIS 44 29 6909 6771 0.038 37.022 7 1.822 7 0.270 10 0.142 6 0.5278 3.734 -0.115 0.399 0.000 DALLAS 36 34 6695 6658 0.084 36.942 12 1.528 12 0.097 14 0.051 12 0.5116 3.750 -0.133 0.235 0.000 HOUSTON 34 32 6474 6459 0.010 33.069 16 1.419 16 0.043 17 0.002 16 0.5043 3.806 0.079 -0.075 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 21 45 5916 6164 0.001 33.712 26 0.651 26 -0.425 21 -0.208 25 0.4584 3.682 -0.700 0.285 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 52 20 6865 6335 0.017 34.518 4 2.194 4 0.511 4 0.435 4 0.5479 3.719 0.110 0.759 0.000 INDIANA 48 29 7449 7216 -0.002 37.528 5 1.838 6 0.280 6 0.198 7 0.5267 3.787 0.185 0.212 0.000 MILWAUKEE 31 35 6535 6517 -0.065 31.354 19 1.144 19 -0.129 18 -0.040 19 0.4852 3.872 0.358 -0.438 0.000 DETROIT 25 41 5997 6313 -0.109 31.738 23 0.753 23 -0.363 27 -0.333 23 0.4627 3.742 -0.553 -0.114 0.000 CLEVELAND 21 45 6140 6615 -0.108 32.157 28 0.543 28 -0.484 29 -0.597 28 0.4496 3.811 -0.497 -0.697 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 62 27 8739 8181 0.085 45.488 3 2.221 3 0.532 3 0.492 3 0.5512 3.779 0.442 0.541 0.000 ATLANTA 42 30 6868 6669 -0.028 34.528 11 1.642 10 0.162 12 0.119 11 0.5143 3.744 -0.092 0.331 0.000 ORLANDO 38 33 6634 6636 -0.020 35.026 14 1.458 14 0.069 19 -0.112 15 0.5055 3.741 -0.335 0.111 0.000 WASHINGTON 20 46 6180 6497 -0.098 31.826 29 0.493 29 -0.526 25 -0.263 29 0.4449 3.817 -0.132 -0.395 0.000 CHARLOTTE 7 59 5739 6657 -0.152 32.067 30 0.000 30 -1.113 30 -1.026 30 0.3968 3.763 -1.150 -0.902 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 50 36 7852 7666 0.069 44.351 8 1.779 8 0.242 5 0.266 9 0.5218 3.685 -0.213 0.746 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 42 37 7294 7030 0.038 39.582 13 1.510 13 0.086 8 0.171 13 0.5077 3.704 -0.223 0.566 0.000 NEW YORK 37 34 6872 6731 -0.016 34.492 17 1.362 17 0.007 11 0.130 18 0.5010 3.802 0.188 0.072 0.000 TORONTO 23 43 5986 6204 -0.088 31.761 25 0.652 25 -0.425 24 -0.244 26 0.4565 3.722 -0.557 0.070 0.000 NEW JERSEY 22 44 6144 6539 -0.118 31.752 27 0.594 27 -0.455 28 -0.472 27 0.4516 3.814 -0.358 -0.587 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 195 160 0.549    1  0.130
NORTHWEST DIVISION 191 170 0.529    2  0.116
ATLANTIC DIVISION  174 194 0.473    3 -0.053
PACIFIC DIVISION   168 185 0.476    4 -0.077
CENTRAL DIVISION   177 170 0.510    5 -0.078
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 169 195 0.464    6 -0.189

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.256 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.024 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Sep 17 22:07:13 2012
games through: Thu Jun 21 2012

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