Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
• Schedule The number in this column is the effective opponent strength of a team. In other words, they would be expected to have the same record had they played all games against an opponent of this predictive rating at a neutral site. Because this calculation depends on the strength of the team in question, it is not possible to rank schedules using these values.
• Expected Losses For college teams, this number is the number of losses an average ranked (top 15 hockey; otherwise top 25) team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. For pro teams, this is the number of losses an average team would be expected to have against the team's schedule. Unlike the schedule ranking, this value can be used to rank schedules.
• Standard Ranks teams in an order such that a team is "probably better" than all teams ranked lower than it. This calculation uses margin of victory only for computing a team's opponents strengths; the team's rating itself is computed using only wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule
• Median Likelihood Determines the likely ratings for each team, based on its wins, losses, and ties relative to its schedule. This generally produces the same or similar ratings as the standard ranking.
• Predictive Both schedule strength and rating vs. schedule strength are determined considering both the wins and losses and the score differentials. This rating contains none of the biases in the standard rating, but does weight recent games slightly more than past games since those are a better indication of the team's current strength. This rating is the best of the first three for seeing how good teams are, and thus is the best for predicting future results.
• Improved RPI Rating The improved RPI formula is similar to the standard RPI, except that the schedule strength is carried out to infinite depth instead of ending with opponents' opponents, thus allows for a better comparison of isolated groups of teams than is given by the standard RPI calculation. It is similar to the simple rating, except that all games are given equal weight.
• Predictive-Scoring. This value indicates how many points a team would be expected to score if it played an identical team.
• Predictive-Offense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team scores. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to score the league average number of points. This does not necessarily rate a team's offensive abilities, as a fast pace in basketball or big-play defense in football can make a team score more points.
• Predictive-Defense. This combines the predictive and scoring ratings to measure how many points a team allows. The number is the predictive rating of an opponent against whom the team would be expected to allow the league average number of points. The same caveat in the predictive-offense rating applies here.
• Home Scoring. This is an adjustment to the scoring ranking applied at home. Values are nonzero only for baseball, where park effects can be significant.
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
MIAMI         82 23 10670  9877  0.029 52.595    1  2.472    1  0.720    1  0.548    1 0.5676  3.817  0.586  0.511  0.000
SAN ANTONIO   73 30 10555  9883  0.123 55.412    2  2.258    2  0.596    3  0.508    2 0.5595  3.818  0.546  0.470  0.000
OKLAHOMA CITY 65 28  9752  8982  0.080 48.231    3  2.142    3  0.524    2  0.543    3 0.5508  3.859  0.779  0.307  0.000
MEMPHIS       64 33  9079  8730  0.122 52.704    4  2.033    4  0.474    4  0.361    4 0.5463  3.668 -0.287  1.008  0.000
DENVER        59 29  9322  8930  0.049 45.584    5  1.965    5  0.434    6  0.305    5 0.5437  3.912  0.803 -0.194  0.000
LA CLIPPERS   58 30  8857  8361  0.056 45.403    6  1.908    6  0.400    5  0.323    6 0.5409  3.823  0.386  0.259  0.000
NEW YORK      60 34  9259  8880 -0.013 46.663    7  1.720    7  0.305    8  0.244    7 0.5305  3.808  0.237  0.250  0.000
INDIANA       60 40  9418  9089  0.019 50.972    8  1.622    8  0.243    7  0.244    8 0.5254  3.701 -0.258  0.746  0.000
GOLDEN STATE  53 41  9528  9453  0.081 50.693    9  1.576    9  0.216   10  0.160    9 0.5222  3.856  0.382 -0.062  0.000
BROOKLYN      52 37  8640  8480 -0.056 43.372   10  1.443   10  0.145   11  0.086   10 0.5152  3.780 -0.052  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
HOUSTON       47 41  9288  9038  0.069 46.578   11  1.419   11  0.128    9  0.219   11 0.5122  3.932  0.818 -0.381  0.000
LA LAKERS     45 41  8722  8702  0.036 45.148   12  1.309   12  0.078   14 -0.005   13 0.5083  3.877  0.322 -0.332  0.000
CHICAGO       50 44  8744  8798 -0.004 48.271   13  1.286   13  0.069   17 -0.091   12 0.5086  3.715 -0.530  0.348  0.000
UTAH          43 39  8038  8045  0.007 42.293   14  1.281   14  0.063   12  0.004   14 0.5058  3.801 -0.038  0.045  0.000
ATLANTA       46 42  8568  8566 -0.040 43.885   15  1.202   15  0.016   15 -0.066   15 0.5017  3.811 -0.058 -0.074  0.000
DALLAS        41 41  8293  8342  0.001 42.289   16  1.171   16 -0.004   13  0.003   16 0.4997  3.861  0.249 -0.244  0.000
BOSTON        43 44  8312  8362 -0.034 43.737   17  1.107   17 -0.044   16 -0.077   17 0.4963  3.747 -0.370  0.216  0.000
MILWAUKEE     38 48  8449  8631 -0.040 43.540   18  0.885   18 -0.163   21 -0.195   18 0.4845  3.847 -0.017 -0.374  0.000
PORTLAND      33 49  7995  8255  0.004 43.016   19  0.799   19 -0.211   23 -0.227   19 0.4778  3.823 -0.163 -0.291  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  34 48  7640  7914 -0.065 40.998   20  0.739   20 -0.247   24 -0.228   20 0.4752  3.759 -0.465  0.009  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
TORONTO       34 48  7971  8092 -0.076 40.184   21  0.723   21 -0.263   18 -0.114   21 0.4729  3.802 -0.148 -0.081  0.000
MINNESOTA     31 51  7851  8045  0.001 42.722   22  0.697   22 -0.278   20 -0.145   22 0.4716  3.793 -0.223 -0.067  0.000
SACRAMENTO    28 54  8219  8619 -0.012 42.966   23  0.510   23 -0.380   22 -0.223   23 0.4633  3.900  0.216 -0.662  0.000
NEW ORLEANS   27 55  7714  8031  0.007 43.302   24  0.502   24 -0.387   25 -0.240   24 0.4611  3.769 -0.432 -0.048  0.000
WASHINGTON    29 53  7644  7852 -0.067 40.804   25  0.489   25 -0.396   19 -0.144   25 0.4602  3.743 -0.454  0.166  0.000
DETROIT       29 53  7778  8105 -0.088 40.518   26  0.444   26 -0.417   26 -0.340   26 0.4586  3.797 -0.399 -0.281  0.000
PHOENIX       25 57  7805  8335 -0.017 43.173   27  0.372   27 -0.456   28 -0.422   27 0.4540  3.815 -0.395 -0.449  0.000
CLEVELAND     24 58  7913  8297 -0.080 40.879   28  0.231   28 -0.548   27 -0.356   28 0.4452  3.847 -0.176 -0.537  0.000
CHARLOTTE     21 61  7661  8418 -0.102 41.190   29  0.017   29 -0.660   30 -0.619   29 0.4358  3.821 -0.564 -0.675  0.000
ORLANDO       20 62  7718  8291 -0.092 41.044   30  0.000   30 -0.678   29 -0.532   30 0.4331  3.814 -0.510 -0.554  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 CLIPPERS   58 30  8857  8361  0.056 45.403    6  1.908    6  0.400    5  0.323    6 0.5409  3.823  0.386  0.259  0.000
GOLDEN STATE  53 41  9528  9453  0.081 50.693    9  1.576    9  0.216   10  0.160    9 0.5222  3.856  0.382 -0.062  0.000
LA LAKERS     45 41  8722  8702  0.036 45.148   12  1.309   12  0.078   14 -0.005   13 0.5083  3.877  0.322 -0.332  0.000
SACRAMENTO    28 54  8219  8619 -0.012 42.966   23  0.510   23 -0.380   22 -0.223   23 0.4633  3.900  0.216 -0.662  0.000
PHOENIX       25 57  7805  8335 -0.017 43.173   27  0.372   27 -0.456   28 -0.422   27 0.4540  3.815 -0.395 -0.449  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 65 28  9752  8982  0.080 48.231    3  2.142    3  0.524    2  0.543    3 0.5508  3.859  0.779  0.307  0.000
DENVER        59 29  9322  8930  0.049 45.584    5  1.965    5  0.434    6  0.305    5 0.5437  3.912  0.803 -0.194  0.000
UTAH          43 39  8038  8045  0.007 42.293   14  1.281   14  0.063   12  0.004   14 0.5058  3.801 -0.038  0.045  0.000
PORTLAND      33 49  7995  8255  0.004 43.016   19  0.799   19 -0.211   23 -0.227   19 0.4778  3.823 -0.163 -0.291  0.000
MINNESOTA     31 51  7851  8045  0.001 42.722   22  0.697   22 -0.278   20 -0.145   22 0.4716  3.793 -0.223 -0.067  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   73 30 10555  9883  0.123 55.412    2  2.258    2  0.596    3  0.508    2 0.5595  3.818  0.546  0.470  0.000
MEMPHIS       64 33  9079  8730  0.122 52.704    4  2.033    4  0.474    4  0.361    4 0.5463  3.668 -0.287  1.008  0.000
HOUSTON       47 41  9288  9038  0.069 46.578   11  1.419   11  0.128    9  0.219   11 0.5122  3.932  0.818 -0.381  0.000
DALLAS        41 41  8293  8342  0.001 42.289   16  1.171   16 -0.004   13  0.003   16 0.4997  3.861  0.249 -0.244  0.000
NEW ORLEANS   27 55  7714  8031  0.007 43.302   24  0.502   24 -0.387   25 -0.240   24 0.4611  3.769 -0.432 -0.048  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
INDIANA       60 40  9418  9089  0.019 50.972    8  1.622    8  0.243    7  0.244    8 0.5254  3.701 -0.258  0.746  0.000
CHICAGO       50 44  8744  8798 -0.004 48.271   13  1.286   13  0.069   17 -0.091   12 0.5086  3.715 -0.530  0.348  0.000
MILWAUKEE     38 48  8449  8631 -0.040 43.540   18  0.885   18 -0.163   21 -0.195   18 0.4845  3.847 -0.017 -0.374  0.000
DETROIT       29 53  7778  8105 -0.088 40.518   26  0.444   26 -0.417   26 -0.340   26 0.4586  3.797 -0.399 -0.281  0.000
CLEVELAND     24 58  7913  8297 -0.080 40.879   28  0.231   28 -0.548   27 -0.356   28 0.4452  3.847 -0.176 -0.537  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         82 23 10670  9877  0.029 52.595    1  2.472    1  0.720    1  0.548    1 0.5676  3.817  0.586  0.511  0.000
ATLANTA       46 42  8568  8566 -0.040 43.885   15  1.202   15  0.016   15 -0.066   15 0.5017  3.811 -0.058 -0.074  0.000
WASHINGTON    29 53  7644  7852 -0.067 40.804   25  0.489   25 -0.396   19 -0.144   25 0.4602  3.743 -0.454  0.166  0.000
CHARLOTTE     21 61  7661  8418 -0.102 41.190   29  0.017   29 -0.660   30 -0.619   29 0.4358  3.821 -0.564 -0.675  0.000
ORLANDO       20 62  7718  8291 -0.092 41.044   30  0.000   30 -0.678   29 -0.532   30 0.4331  3.814 -0.510 -0.554  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
NEW YORK      60 34  9259  8880 -0.013 46.663    7  1.720    7  0.305    8  0.244    7 0.5305  3.808  0.237  0.250  0.000
BROOKLYN      52 37  8640  8480 -0.056 43.372   10  1.443   10  0.145   11  0.086   10 0.5152  3.780 -0.052  0.225  0.000
BOSTON        43 44  8312  8362 -0.034 43.737   17  1.107   17 -0.044   16 -0.077   17 0.4963  3.747 -0.370  0.216  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  34 48  7640  7914 -0.065 40.998   20  0.739   20 -0.247   24 -0.228   20 0.4752  3.759 -0.465  0.009  0.000
TORONTO       34 48  7971  8092 -0.076 40.184   21  0.723   21 -0.263   18 -0.114   21 0.4729  3.802 -0.148 -0.081  0.000
``````

``````DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 252 200 0.558    1  0.192
NORTHWEST DIVISION 231 196 0.541    2  0.130
PACIFIC DIVISION   209 223 0.484    3 -0.037
ATLANTIC DIVISION  223 211 0.514    4 -0.037
CENTRAL DIVISION   201 243 0.453    5 -0.162
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 198 241 0.451    6 -0.239
``````

``````Home field advantage amounts to:
0.275 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: ATLANTA BOSTON BROOKLYN CHARLOTTE CHICAGO CLEVELAND DALLAS DENVER DETROIT GOLDEN STATE HOUSTON INDIANA LA CLIPPERS LA LAKERS MEMPHIS MIAMI MILWAUKEE MINNESOTA NEW ORLEANS NEW YORK OKLAHOMA CITY ORLANDO PHILADELPHIA PHOENIX PORTLAND SACRAMENTO SAN ANTONIO TORONTO UTAH WASHINGTON vs. hosting at ATLANTA BOSTON BROOKLYN CHARLOTTE CHICAGO CLEVELAND DALLAS DENVER DETROIT GOLDEN STATE HOUSTON INDIANA LA CLIPPERS LA LAKERS MEMPHIS MIAMI MILWAUKEE MINNESOTA NEW ORLEANS NEW YORK OKLAHOMA CITY ORLANDO PHILADELPHIA PHOENIX PORTLAND SACRAMENTO SAN ANTONIO TORONTO UTAH WASHINGTON Team Strength vs. Time Plot: ATLANTA BOSTON BROOKLYN CHARLOTTE CHICAGO CLEVELAND DALLAS DENVER DETROIT GOLDEN STATE HOUSTON INDIANA LA CLIPPERS LA LAKERS MEMPHIS MIAMI MILWAUKEE MINNESOTA NEW ORLEANS NEW YORK OKLAHOMA CITY ORLANDO PHILADELPHIA PHOENIX PORTLAND SACRAMENTO SAN ANTONIO TORONTO UTAH WASHINGTON posted: Thu Nov 7 19:54:26 2013 games through: Thu Jun 20 2013 ```

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