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 16 11531 10347  0.085 51.021    1  0.936    1  0.889    1  0.805    1 0.5855    3  3.981    1  1.285    6  0.325
SPURS         69 29 10350  9744  0.093 51.683    2  0.549    2  0.532    2  0.404    2 0.5547   26  3.822   10  0.091    2  0.717
ROCKETS       61 32 10643 10157  0.062 48.333    3  0.420    3  0.401    4  0.281    3 0.5412    1  4.008    2  0.901   25 -0.338
CAVALIERS     64 36 11140 10736  0.048 51.820    4  0.365    4  0.355    3  0.340    4 0.5379    6  3.953    3  0.676   17  0.005
JAZZ          55 38  9334  9063  0.077 49.237    5  0.279    5  0.267    6  0.221    7 0.5270   30  3.756   26 -0.403    1  0.845
CLIPPERS      54 35  9595  9251  0.040 45.843    6  0.277    7  0.260    5  0.240    6 0.5274   11  3.908    5  0.349   11  0.131
CELTICS       62 38 10751 10587 -0.014 50.219    7  0.273    6  0.260   12  0.026    5 0.5283   10  3.911    8  0.148   19 -0.097
RAPTORS       55 37  9729  9441 -0.023 45.552    8  0.215    8  0.188    9  0.083    8 0.5210   20  3.865   14 -0.021    8  0.186
WIZARDS       56 39 10358 10210 -0.035 47.004    9  0.192    9  0.170    8  0.083    9 0.5200    8  3.937    6  0.334   21 -0.167
THUNDER       48 39  9262  9243  0.040 45.686   10  0.164   10  0.145   11  0.039   10 0.5152   14  3.892   11  0.066   16  0.012
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
GRIZZLIES     45 43  8817  8827  0.054 46.694   11  0.080   11  0.070   13  0.012   11 0.5073   28  3.779   28 -0.506    3  0.530
HAWKS         45 43  9092  9169 -0.046 43.691   12  0.003   12 -0.015   21 -0.090   12 0.4998   23  3.845   22 -0.293   12  0.113
BUCKS         44 44  9056  9075 -0.026 44.225   13 -0.006   14 -0.027   18 -0.048   13 0.4981   22  3.846   21 -0.247   10  0.150
TRAIL BLAZERS 41 45  9257  9372  0.034 45.333   14 -0.006   13 -0.025   15 -0.008   14 0.4976    9  3.922    7  0.167   22 -0.183
HEAT          41 41  8460  8373 -0.037 40.604   15 -0.015   16 -0.037    7  0.105   15 0.4971   24  3.835   19 -0.144    5  0.354
NUGGETS       40 42  9161  9119 -0.004 41.729   16 -0.015   15 -0.036   10  0.080   16 0.4958    2  4.002    4  0.666   27 -0.505
BULLS         43 45  9014  9020 -0.038 43.744   17 -0.036   17 -0.059   16 -0.033   17 0.4956   25  3.829   23 -0.312    7  0.246
PACERS        42 44  9054  9087 -0.037 42.843   18 -0.039   18 -0.060   14  0.009   18 0.4944   16  3.879   15 -0.027   13  0.045
PISTONS       37 45  8309  8401 -0.042 40.911   19 -0.131   19 -0.143   22 -0.149   19 0.4852   27  3.818   27 -0.479    9  0.181
HORNETS       36 46  8601  8585 -0.039 40.684   20 -0.159   20 -0.175   19 -0.061   20 0.4822   18  3.871   18 -0.138   14  0.016
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
PELICANS      34 48  8556  8728 -0.004 42.234   21 -0.184   21 -0.199   20 -0.062   21 0.4796   17  3.871   17 -0.135   15  0.012
MAVERICKS     33 49  8029  8269 -0.012 42.224   22 -0.207   22 -0.222   23 -0.185   22 0.4762   29  3.765   30 -0.765    4  0.396
KINGS         32 50  8430  8748 -0.004 42.703   23 -0.221   23 -0.236   24 -0.253   23 0.4742   21  3.861   25 -0.380   20 -0.126
TIMBERWOLVES  31 51  8657  8748  0.008 42.385   24 -0.239   24 -0.267   17 -0.040   24 0.4717   12  3.896   13  0.008   18 -0.088
KNICKS        31 51  8556  8857 -0.060 40.830   25 -0.293   25 -0.321   25 -0.266   25 0.4671   13  3.896   20 -0.221   23 -0.312
MAGIC         29 53  8288  8827 -0.067 41.202   26 -0.349   26 -0.365   30 -0.446   26 0.4609   19  3.867   29 -0.541   26 -0.351
76ERS         28 54  8400  8867 -0.069 40.948   27 -0.389   27 -0.407   27 -0.336   27 0.4577   15  3.883   24 -0.352   24 -0.321
LAKERS        26 56  8575  9140 -0.024 42.666   28 -0.399   28 -0.417   29 -0.402   28 0.4557    7  3.943   16 -0.120   28 -0.685
SUNS          24 58  8831  9293 -0.022 42.441   29 -0.459   29 -0.486   26 -0.319   29 0.4498    4  3.973    9  0.117   30 -0.755
NETS          20 62  8673  9225 -0.064 41.239   30 -0.607   30 -0.640   28 -0.361   30 0.4350    5  3.962   12  0.019   29 -0.741
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 16 11531 10347 0.085 51.021 1 0.936 1 0.889 1 0.805 1 0.5855 3 3.981 1 1.285 6 0.325 CLIPPERS 54 35 9595 9251 0.040 45.843 6 0.277 7 0.260 5 0.240 6 0.5274 11 3.908 5 0.349 11 0.131 KINGS 32 50 8430 8748 -0.004 42.703 23 -0.221 23 -0.236 24 -0.253 23 0.4742 21 3.861 25 -0.380 20 -0.126 LAKERS 26 56 8575 9140 -0.024 42.666 28 -0.399 28 -0.417 29 -0.402 28 0.4557 7 3.943 16 -0.120 28 -0.685 SUNS 24 58 8831 9293 -0.022 42.441 29 -0.459 29 -0.486 26 -0.319 29 0.4498 4 3.973 9 0.117 30 -0.755

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 JAZZ 55 38 9334 9063 0.077 49.237 5 0.279 5 0.267 6 0.221 7 0.5270 30 3.756 26 -0.403 1 0.845 THUNDER 48 39 9262 9243 0.040 45.686 10 0.164 10 0.145 11 0.039 10 0.5152 14 3.892 11 0.066 16 0.012 TRAIL BLAZERS 41 45 9257 9372 0.034 45.333 14 -0.006 13 -0.025 15 -0.008 14 0.4976 9 3.922 7 0.167 22 -0.183 NUGGETS 40 42 9161 9119 -0.004 41.729 16 -0.015 15 -0.036 10 0.080 16 0.4958 2 4.002 4 0.666 27 -0.505 TIMBERWOLVES 31 51 8657 8748 0.008 42.385 24 -0.239 24 -0.267 17 -0.040 24 0.4717 12 3.896 13 0.008 18 -0.088

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 69 29 10350 9744 0.093 51.683 2 0.549 2 0.532 2 0.404 2 0.5547 26 3.822 10 0.091 2 0.717 ROCKETS 61 32 10643 10157 0.062 48.333 3 0.420 3 0.401 4 0.281 3 0.5412 1 4.008 2 0.901 25 -0.338 GRIZZLIES 45 43 8817 8827 0.054 46.694 11 0.080 11 0.070 13 0.012 11 0.5073 28 3.779 28 -0.506 3 0.530 PELICANS 34 48 8556 8728 -0.004 42.234 21 -0.184 21 -0.199 20 -0.062 21 0.4796 17 3.871 17 -0.135 15 0.012 MAVERICKS 33 49 8029 8269 -0.012 42.224 22 -0.207 22 -0.222 23 -0.185 22 0.4762 29 3.765 30 -0.765 4 0.396

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 64 36 11140 10736 0.048 51.820 4 0.365 4 0.355 3 0.340 4 0.5379 6 3.953 3 0.676 17 0.005 BUCKS 44 44 9056 9075 -0.026 44.225 13 -0.006 14 -0.027 18 -0.048 13 0.4981 22 3.846 21 -0.247 10 0.150 BULLS 43 45 9014 9020 -0.038 43.744 17 -0.036 17 -0.059 16 -0.033 17 0.4956 25 3.829 23 -0.312 7 0.246 PACERS 42 44 9054 9087 -0.037 42.843 18 -0.039 18 -0.060 14 0.009 18 0.4944 16 3.879 15 -0.027 13 0.045 PISTONS 37 45 8309 8401 -0.042 40.911 19 -0.131 19 -0.143 22 -0.149 19 0.4852 27 3.818 27 -0.479 9 0.181

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 WIZARDS 56 39 10358 10210 -0.035 47.004 9 0.192 9 0.170 8 0.083 9 0.5200 8 3.937 6 0.334 21 -0.167 HAWKS 45 43 9092 9169 -0.046 43.691 12 0.003 12 -0.015 21 -0.090 12 0.4998 23 3.845 22 -0.293 12 0.113 HEAT 41 41 8460 8373 -0.037 40.604 15 -0.015 16 -0.037 7 0.105 15 0.4971 24 3.835 19 -0.144 5 0.354 HORNETS 36 46 8601 8585 -0.039 40.684 20 -0.159 20 -0.175 19 -0.061 20 0.4822 18 3.871 18 -0.138 14 0.016 MAGIC 29 53 8288 8827 -0.067 41.202 26 -0.349 26 -0.365 30 -0.446 26 0.4609 19 3.867 29 -0.541 26 -0.351

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 CELTICS 62 38 10751 10587 -0.014 50.219 7 0.273 6 0.260 12 0.026 5 0.5283 10 3.911 8 0.148 19 -0.097 RAPTORS 55 37 9729 9441 -0.023 45.552 8 0.215 8 0.188 9 0.083 8 0.5210 20 3.865 14 -0.021 8 0.186 KNICKS 31 51 8556 8857 -0.060 40.830 25 -0.293 25 -0.321 25 -0.266 25 0.4671 13 3.896 20 -0.221 23 -0.312 76ERS 28 54 8400 8867 -0.069 40.948 27 -0.389 27 -0.407 27 -0.336 27 0.4577 15 3.883 24 -0.352 24 -0.321 NETS 20 62 8673 9225 -0.064 41.239 30 -0.607 30 -0.640 28 -0.361 30 0.4350 5 3.962 12 0.019 29 -0.741


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 242 201 0.546    1  0.133
NORTHWEST DIVISION 215 215 0.500    2  0.054
CENTRAL DIVISION   230 214 0.518    3  0.012
PACIFIC DIVISION   219 215 0.505    4 -0.009
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 207 222 0.483    5 -0.111
ATLANTIC DIVISION  196 242 0.447    6 -0.212

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.252 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.021 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 12:49:08 2020
games through: Mon Jun 12 2017

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