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    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE 
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
WARRIORS      83 20 11185 10193  0.099 53.185    1  0.921    1  0.857    1  0.727    1 0.5810    2  3.907    1  1.100    5  0.353
ROCKETS       65 34 10361 10121  0.122 53.322    2  0.493    2  0.485    5  0.260    2 0.5471    6  3.887    3  0.535   17 -0.016
CLIPPERS      63 33 10260  9701  0.106 50.378    3  0.490    4  0.456    3  0.460    3 0.5449    1  3.911    2  0.856   15  0.065
GRIZZLIES     61 32  9104  8852  0.101 49.332    4  0.487    3  0.462    6  0.244    4 0.5448   28  3.745   19 -0.157    1  0.645
HAWKS         68 30  9977  9535 -0.027 47.054    5  0.456    5  0.428    9  0.190    5 0.5438   14  3.840   10  0.232   10  0.147
SPURS         58 31  9185  8674  0.085 45.935    6  0.449    6  0.419    2  0.514    7 0.5406   19  3.813    6  0.431    2  0.596
CAVALIERS     67 35 10437  9990  0.059 52.162    7  0.443    7  0.413    4  0.413    6 0.5418   15  3.837    5  0.442    4  0.383
TRAIL BLAZERS 52 35  8898  8585  0.045 44.284    8  0.279    8  0.261    8  0.191    8 0.5260   13  3.840    9  0.237   11  0.146
MAVERICKS     51 36  9178  8961  0.059 44.980    9  0.265    9  0.247   12  0.111    9 0.5255    3  3.905    4  0.473   21 -0.251
BULLS         56 38  9417  9130 -0.011 46.116   10  0.231   10  0.207    7  0.211   10 0.5209   21  3.807   12  0.099    6  0.323
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
WIZARDS       52 40  9091  8993 -0.025 45.103   11  0.143   11  0.129   14  0.059   11 0.5137   22  3.791   18 -0.128    7  0.246
THUNDER       45 37  8524  8345  0.021 41.312   12  0.141   12  0.124   10  0.146   12 0.5119    8  3.883    7  0.402   18 -0.109
RAPTORS       49 37  8912  8717 -0.047 41.193   13  0.131   13  0.116   17 -0.018   13 0.5116    5  3.888    8  0.260   23 -0.296
PELICANS      45 41  8550  8517  0.050 44.624   14  0.105   14  0.092   13  0.068   14 0.5096   20  3.808   16 -0.039    9  0.174
SUNS          39 43  8397  8471  0.016 41.945   15 -0.023   15 -0.045   19 -0.127   15 0.4951    9  3.875   13  0.087   24 -0.342
BUCKS         43 45  8555  8593 -0.044 42.892   16 -0.041   16 -0.065   20 -0.129   16 0.4930   24  3.777   25 -0.384   12  0.126
JAZZ          38 44  7801  7783  0.025 41.847   17 -0.045   17 -0.071   11  0.113   17 0.4926   30  3.733   22 -0.345    3  0.570
CELTICS       40 46  8691  8715 -0.047 41.812   18 -0.104   18 -0.127   16  0.002   19 0.4874   11  3.860   11  0.145   19 -0.142
NETS          40 48  8616  8885 -0.039 43.742   19 -0.121   19 -0.133   21 -0.212   18 0.4876   18  3.817   21 -0.276   20 -0.148
PACERS        38 44  7981  7958 -0.059 39.354   20 -0.122   20 -0.142   15  0.021   20 0.4852   23  3.784   20 -0.202    8  0.243
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
HEAT          37 45  7764  7977 -0.067 39.783   21 -0.158   21 -0.166   22 -0.213   21 0.4830   25  3.768   27 -0.509   14  0.084
HORNETS       33 49  7721  7981 -0.068 39.903   22 -0.265   22 -0.284   25 -0.290   22 0.4711   29  3.745   28 -0.694   13  0.114
PISTONS       32 50  8077  8159 -0.062 39.615   23 -0.285   23 -0.314   18 -0.058   23 0.4679   16  3.822   17 -0.102   16 -0.015
NUGGETS       30 52  8320  8611 -0.007 41.828   24 -0.293   24 -0.319   23 -0.218   24 0.4674    7  3.885   14  0.048   27 -0.483
KINGS         29 53  8310  8614  0.006 42.225   25 -0.310   25 -0.336   24 -0.243   25 0.4659    4  3.888   15  0.037   28 -0.524
MAGIC         25 57  7847  8316 -0.076 40.219   26 -0.495   26 -0.521   26 -0.419   26 0.4479   17  3.819   26 -0.477   25 -0.362
LAKERS        21 61  8073  8634 -0.017 42.295   27 -0.558   27 -0.588   27 -0.476   27 0.4419   12  3.851   24 -0.376   29 -0.576
76ERS         18 64  7542  8278 -0.091 40.354   28 -0.727   28 -0.759   29 -0.553   29 0.4271   26  3.767   29 -0.855   22 -0.252
TIMBERWOLVES  16 66  8016  8737 -0.020 42.577   29 -0.732   29 -0.766   28 -0.547   28 0.4275   10  3.871   23 -0.350   30 -0.743
KNICKS        17 65  7535  8299 -0.103 40.088   30 -0.756   30 -0.789   30 -0.713   30 0.4230   27  3.765   30 -1.025   26 -0.401
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING

PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING WARRIORS 83 20 11185 10193 0.099 53.185 1 0.921 1 0.857 1 0.727 1 0.5810 2 3.907 1 1.100 5 0.353 CLIPPERS 63 33 10260 9701 0.106 50.378 3 0.490 4 0.456 3 0.460 3 0.5449 1 3.911 2 0.856 15 0.065 SUNS 39 43 8397 8471 0.016 41.945 15 -0.023 15 -0.045 19 -0.127 15 0.4951 9 3.875 13 0.087 24 -0.342 KINGS 29 53 8310 8614 0.006 42.225 25 -0.310 25 -0.336 24 -0.243 25 0.4659 4 3.888 15 0.037 28 -0.524 LAKERS 21 61 8073 8634 -0.017 42.295 27 -0.558 27 -0.588 27 -0.476 27 0.4419 12 3.851 24 -0.376 29 -0.576

NORTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING TRAIL BLAZERS 52 35 8898 8585 0.045 44.284 8 0.279 8 0.261 8 0.191 8 0.5260 13 3.840 9 0.237 11 0.146 THUNDER 45 37 8524 8345 0.021 41.312 12 0.141 12 0.124 10 0.146 12 0.5119 8 3.883 7 0.402 18 -0.109 JAZZ 38 44 7801 7783 0.025 41.847 17 -0.045 17 -0.071 11 0.113 17 0.4926 30 3.733 22 -0.345 3 0.570 NUGGETS 30 52 8320 8611 -0.007 41.828 24 -0.293 24 -0.319 23 -0.218 24 0.4674 7 3.885 14 0.048 27 -0.483 TIMBERWOLVES 16 66 8016 8737 -0.020 42.577 29 -0.732 29 -0.766 28 -0.547 28 0.4275 10 3.871 23 -0.350 30 -0.743

SOUTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING ROCKETS 65 34 10361 10121 0.122 53.322 2 0.493 2 0.485 5 0.260 2 0.5471 6 3.887 3 0.535 17 -0.016 GRIZZLIES 61 32 9104 8852 0.101 49.332 4 0.487 3 0.462 6 0.244 4 0.5448 28 3.745 19 -0.157 1 0.645 SPURS 58 31 9185 8674 0.085 45.935 6 0.449 6 0.419 2 0.514 7 0.5406 19 3.813 6 0.431 2 0.596 MAVERICKS 51 36 9178 8961 0.059 44.980 9 0.265 9 0.247 12 0.111 9 0.5255 3 3.905 4 0.473 21 -0.251 PELICANS 45 41 8550 8517 0.050 44.624 14 0.105 14 0.092 13 0.068 14 0.5096 20 3.808 16 -0.039 9 0.174

CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING CAVALIERS 67 35 10437 9990 0.059 52.162 7 0.443 7 0.413 4 0.413 6 0.5418 15 3.837 5 0.442 4 0.383 BULLS 56 38 9417 9130 -0.011 46.116 10 0.231 10 0.207 7 0.211 10 0.5209 21 3.807 12 0.099 6 0.323 BUCKS 43 45 8555 8593 -0.044 42.892 16 -0.041 16 -0.065 20 -0.129 16 0.4930 24 3.777 25 -0.384 12 0.126 PACERS 38 44 7981 7958 -0.059 39.354 20 -0.122 20 -0.142 15 0.021 20 0.4852 23 3.784 20 -0.202 8 0.243 PISTONS 32 50 8077 8159 -0.062 39.615 23 -0.285 23 -0.314 18 -0.058 23 0.4679 16 3.822 17 -0.102 16 -0.015

SOUTHEAST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING HAWKS 68 30 9977 9535 -0.027 47.054 5 0.456 5 0.428 9 0.190 5 0.5438 14 3.840 10 0.232 10 0.147 WIZARDS 52 40 9091 8993 -0.025 45.103 11 0.143 11 0.129 14 0.059 11 0.5137 22 3.791 18 -0.128 7 0.246 HEAT 37 45 7764 7977 -0.067 39.783 21 -0.158 21 -0.166 22 -0.213 21 0.4830 25 3.768 27 -0.509 14 0.084 HORNETS 33 49 7721 7981 -0.068 39.903 22 -0.265 22 -0.284 25 -0.290 22 0.4711 29 3.745 28 -0.694 13 0.114 MAGIC 25 57 7847 8316 -0.076 40.219 26 -0.495 26 -0.521 26 -0.419 26 0.4479 17 3.819 26 -0.477 25 -0.362

ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RAPTORS 49 37 8912 8717 -0.047 41.193 13 0.131 13 0.116 17 -0.018 13 0.5116 5 3.888 8 0.260 23 -0.296 CELTICS 40 46 8691 8715 -0.047 41.812 18 -0.104 18 -0.127 16 0.002 19 0.4874 11 3.860 11 0.145 19 -0.142 NETS 40 48 8616 8885 -0.039 43.742 19 -0.121 19 -0.133 21 -0.212 18 0.4876 18 3.817 21 -0.276 20 -0.148 76ERS 18 64 7542 8278 -0.091 40.354 28 -0.727 28 -0.759 29 -0.553 29 0.4271 26 3.767 29 -0.855 22 -0.252 KNICKS 17 65 7535 8299 -0.103 40.088 30 -0.756 30 -0.789 30 -0.713 30 0.4230 27 3.765 30 -1.025 26 -0.401


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 280 174 0.617    1  0.289
PACIFIC DIVISION   235 210 0.528    2  0.094
CENTRAL DIVISION   236 212 0.527    3  0.071
NORTHWEST DIVISION 181 234 0.436    4 -0.076
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 215 221 0.493    5 -0.148
ATLANTIC DIVISION  164 260 0.387    6 -0.365

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.205 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.020 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sat Jan  4 12:48:36 2020
games through: Tue Jun 16 2015

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