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      88 18 12006 11019  0.106 55.422    1  0.988    1  0.946    3  0.607    1 0.5841    1  3.962    1  1.136   11  0.078
SPURS         73 19  9510  8547  0.071 46.373    2  0.846    2  0.800    1  0.665    2 0.5714   29  3.773    7  0.272    1  1.058
CAVALIERS     73 30 10755 10082  0.075 53.432    3  0.598    3  0.563    4  0.604    3 0.5553   21  3.831    3  0.483    3  0.725
THUNDER       66 34 10953 10261  0.136 53.365    4  0.524    4  0.481    2  0.615    4 0.5465    3  3.924    2  0.953    8  0.277
RAPTORS       66 36 10290 10006  0.025 52.399    5  0.397    5  0.369   10  0.128    5 0.5368   25  3.810   15 -0.091    7  0.347
CLIPPERS      55 33  9159  8802  0.004 44.020    6  0.313    6  0.286    5  0.270    6 0.5281   19  3.838   10  0.183    6  0.357
HEAT          55 41  9560  9381  0.007 48.962    7  0.202    7  0.168    7  0.172    7 0.5188   28  3.785   20 -0.166    4  0.510
HAWKS         52 40  9434  9148  0.028 47.259    8  0.200    8  0.164    6  0.253    8 0.5171   23  3.829   11  0.125    5  0.381
HORNETS       51 38  9111  8950 -0.018 44.568    9  0.181    9  0.153   13  0.072    9 0.5154   17  3.843   12  0.013   10  0.131
CELTICS       50 38  9232  9009 -0.013 44.017   10  0.171   10  0.140   12  0.076   10 0.5134    9  3.888    9  0.234   17 -0.082
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TRAIL BLAZERS 49 44  9777  9737  0.053 49.211   11  0.124   11  0.101    8  0.140   11 0.5114    8  3.896    4  0.338   16 -0.059
PACERS        48 41  9033  8883  0.005 45.338   12  0.114   12  0.090   11  0.091   12 0.5106   24  3.825   13 -0.056    9  0.237
PISTONS       44 42  8741  8725 -0.010 43.779   13  0.041   13  0.021   16 -0.035   13 0.5021   18  3.838   17 -0.119   13  0.050
MAVERICKS     43 44  8857  8973  0.023 45.642   14  0.032   14  0.012   17 -0.073   14 0.5007   22  3.830   22 -0.196   12  0.051
BULLS         42 40  8335  8456 -0.036 41.348   15  0.025   15  0.006   19 -0.163   15 0.5005   15  3.854   21 -0.172   18 -0.155
ROCKETS       42 45  9193  9271  0.025 45.608   16  0.004   16 -0.019   14  0.018   16 0.4990    4  3.920    5  0.335   23 -0.298
WIZARDS       41 41  8534  8575 -0.029 41.286   17 -0.003   18 -0.026   15  0.005   18 0.4976    5  3.904    8  0.246   21 -0.235
GRIZZLIES     42 44  8450  8722 -0.011 44.688   18 -0.005   17 -0.025   24 -0.261   17 0.4978   27  3.803   28 -0.515   14 -0.007
JAZZ          40 42  8010  7863 -0.007 41.254   19 -0.021   19 -0.054    9  0.136   19 0.4949   30  3.720   27 -0.499    2  0.771
MAGIC         35 47  8369  8502 -0.043 41.192   20 -0.196   20 -0.216   18 -0.153   20 0.4792   14  3.860   19 -0.133   19 -0.172
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
KINGS         33 49  8740  8943 -0.037 41.589   21 -0.234   23 -0.257   20 -0.196   23 0.4741    2  3.955    6  0.301   30 -0.693
NUGGETS       33 49  8355  8609 -0.034 41.882   22 -0.236   22 -0.256   21 -0.214   21 0.4749   11  3.873   18 -0.131   22 -0.297
BUCKS         33 49  8122  8465 -0.043 41.788   23 -0.238   21 -0.256   25 -0.283   22 0.4748   20  3.834   24 -0.387   20 -0.180
KNICKS        32 50  8065  8289 -0.049 41.309   24 -0.267   24 -0.293   23 -0.250   24 0.4707   26  3.808   26 -0.481   15 -0.019
PELICANS      30 52  8423  8734 -0.044 41.730   25 -0.328   25 -0.353   26 -0.302   25 0.4654    6  3.902   14 -0.076   25 -0.528
TIMBERWOLVES  29 53  8398  8688 -0.043 41.614   26 -0.340   26 -0.366   22 -0.233   26 0.4619   10  3.881   16 -0.106   24 -0.359
SUNS          23 59  8271  8817 -0.062 41.956   27 -0.544   27 -0.574   27 -0.479   27 0.4448    7  3.899   23 -0.267   29 -0.691
NETS          21 61  8089  8692 -0.066 41.895   28 -0.602   28 -0.631   28 -0.523   28 0.4387   12  3.865   25 -0.478   26 -0.567
LAKERS        17 65  7982  8766 -0.058 42.708   29 -0.731   29 -0.767   29 -0.625   29 0.4287   16  3.853   30 -0.637   27 -0.614
76ERS         10 72  7988  8827 -0.076 41.983   30 -1.015   30 -1.074   30 -0.647   30 0.4064   13  3.862   29 -0.619   28 -0.676
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 88 18 12006 11019 0.106 55.422 1 0.988 1 0.946 3 0.607 1 0.5841 1 3.962 1 1.136 11 0.078 CLIPPERS 55 33 9159 8802 0.004 44.020 6 0.313 6 0.286 5 0.270 6 0.5281 19 3.838 10 0.183 6 0.357 KINGS 33 49 8740 8943 -0.037 41.589 21 -0.234 23 -0.257 20 -0.196 23 0.4741 2 3.955 6 0.301 30 -0.693 SUNS 23 59 8271 8817 -0.062 41.956 27 -0.544 27 -0.574 27 -0.479 27 0.4448 7 3.899 23 -0.267 29 -0.691 LAKERS 17 65 7982 8766 -0.058 42.708 29 -0.731 29 -0.767 29 -0.625 29 0.4287 16 3.853 30 -0.637 27 -0.614

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 THUNDER 66 34 10953 10261 0.136 53.365 4 0.524 4 0.481 2 0.615 4 0.5465 3 3.924 2 0.953 8 0.277 TRAIL BLAZERS 49 44 9777 9737 0.053 49.211 11 0.124 11 0.101 8 0.140 11 0.5114 8 3.896 4 0.338 16 -0.059 JAZZ 40 42 8010 7863 -0.007 41.254 19 -0.021 19 -0.054 9 0.136 19 0.4949 30 3.720 27 -0.499 2 0.771 NUGGETS 33 49 8355 8609 -0.034 41.882 22 -0.236 22 -0.256 21 -0.214 21 0.4749 11 3.873 18 -0.131 22 -0.297 TIMBERWOLVES 29 53 8398 8688 -0.043 41.614 26 -0.340 26 -0.366 22 -0.233 26 0.4619 10 3.881 16 -0.106 24 -0.359

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 SPURS 73 19 9510 8547 0.071 46.373 2 0.846 2 0.800 1 0.665 2 0.5714 29 3.773 7 0.272 1 1.058 MAVERICKS 43 44 8857 8973 0.023 45.642 14 0.032 14 0.012 17 -0.073 14 0.5007 22 3.830 22 -0.196 12 0.051 ROCKETS 42 45 9193 9271 0.025 45.608 16 0.004 16 -0.019 14 0.018 16 0.4990 4 3.920 5 0.335 23 -0.298 GRIZZLIES 42 44 8450 8722 -0.011 44.688 18 -0.005 17 -0.025 24 -0.261 17 0.4978 27 3.803 28 -0.515 14 -0.007 PELICANS 30 52 8423 8734 -0.044 41.730 25 -0.328 25 -0.353 26 -0.302 25 0.4654 6 3.902 14 -0.076 25 -0.528

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 73 30 10755 10082 0.075 53.432 3 0.598 3 0.563 4 0.604 3 0.5553 21 3.831 3 0.483 3 0.725 PACERS 48 41 9033 8883 0.005 45.338 12 0.114 12 0.090 11 0.091 12 0.5106 24 3.825 13 -0.056 9 0.237 PISTONS 44 42 8741 8725 -0.010 43.779 13 0.041 13 0.021 16 -0.035 13 0.5021 18 3.838 17 -0.119 13 0.050 BULLS 42 40 8335 8456 -0.036 41.348 15 0.025 15 0.006 19 -0.163 15 0.5005 15 3.854 21 -0.172 18 -0.155 BUCKS 33 49 8122 8465 -0.043 41.788 23 -0.238 21 -0.256 25 -0.283 22 0.4748 20 3.834 24 -0.387 20 -0.180

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 HEAT 55 41 9560 9381 0.007 48.962 7 0.202 7 0.168 7 0.172 7 0.5188 28 3.785 20 -0.166 4 0.510 HAWKS 52 40 9434 9148 0.028 47.259 8 0.200 8 0.164 6 0.253 8 0.5171 23 3.829 11 0.125 5 0.381 HORNETS 51 38 9111 8950 -0.018 44.568 9 0.181 9 0.153 13 0.072 9 0.5154 17 3.843 12 0.013 10 0.131 WIZARDS 41 41 8534 8575 -0.029 41.286 17 -0.003 18 -0.026 15 0.005 18 0.4976 5 3.904 8 0.246 21 -0.235 MAGIC 35 47 8369 8502 -0.043 41.192 20 -0.196 20 -0.216 18 -0.153 20 0.4792 14 3.860 19 -0.133 19 -0.172

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 66 36 10290 10006 0.025 52.399 5 0.397 5 0.369 10 0.128 5 0.5368 25 3.810 15 -0.091 7 0.347 CELTICS 50 38 9232 9009 -0.013 44.017 10 0.171 10 0.140 12 0.076 10 0.5134 9 3.888 9 0.234 17 -0.082 KNICKS 32 50 8065 8289 -0.049 41.309 24 -0.267 24 -0.293 23 -0.250 24 0.4707 26 3.808 26 -0.481 15 -0.019 NETS 21 61 8089 8692 -0.066 41.895 28 -0.602 28 -0.631 28 -0.523 28 0.4387 12 3.865 25 -0.478 26 -0.567 76ERS 10 72 7988 8827 -0.076 41.983 30 -1.015 30 -1.074 30 -0.647 30 0.4064 13 3.862 29 -0.619 28 -0.676


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 234 207 0.531    1  0.057
NORTHWEST DIVISION 217 222 0.494    2  0.055
CENTRAL DIVISION   240 202 0.543    3  0.037
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 230 204 0.530    4  0.022
PACIFIC DIVISION   216 224 0.491    5 -0.097
ATLANTIC DIVISION  179 257 0.411    6 -0.261

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.250 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: Sat Jan  4 12:48:52 2020
games through: Sun Jun 19 2016

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