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
ROCKETS       76 23 10997 10271  0.073 50.662    1  0.714    1  0.682    2  0.442    1 0.5682   13  3.919    2  0.569    5  0.315
WARRIORS      74 29 11623 10923  0.072 52.714    2  0.574    2  0.555    1  0.485    2 0.5584    2  3.956    1  0.801    9  0.170
RAPTORS       63 29 10229  9635 -0.008 44.599    3  0.441    3  0.409    5  0.273    3 0.5426   12  3.921    5  0.409   12  0.136
CELTICS       66 35 10455 10148 -0.008 49.642    4  0.347    4  0.336   11  0.122    4 0.5370   29  3.804   24 -0.311    3  0.555
76ERS         57 35 10092  9684  0.004 45.351    5  0.285    5  0.258    4  0.340    5 0.5288   10  3.929    4  0.516   10  0.163
CAVALIERS     62 42 11316 11277  0.030 53.158    6  0.265    6  0.244   14  0.066    6 0.5270    5  3.948    7  0.341   21 -0.209
JAZZ          53 40  9666  9337  0.072 48.249    7  0.237    8  0.208    3  0.340    8 0.5224   28  3.816   17 -0.034    1  0.714
PELICANS      53 38 10151 10051  0.045 46.831    8  0.234    7  0.214    7  0.151    7 0.5234    1  3.970    3  0.541   22 -0.239
THUNDER       50 38  9451  9197  0.027 44.382    9  0.194    9  0.169    6  0.167   11 0.5165   16  3.895   11  0.176   11  0.158
TRAIL BLAZERS 49 37  9083  8906  0.005 42.790   10  0.173   10  0.152    9  0.129   10 0.5167   21  3.863   16 -0.022    7  0.280
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
PACERS        51 38  9360  9207 -0.017 43.680   11  0.168   11  0.148   10  0.125    9 0.5170   22  3.859   18 -0.045    6  0.296
SPURS         48 39  8908  8715  0.037 44.213   12  0.160   12  0.141    8  0.148   13 0.5147   30  3.800   23 -0.303    2  0.599
TIMBERWOLVES  48 39  9488  9349  0.043 44.554   13  0.157   13  0.139   13  0.090   12 0.5157   11  3.928    9  0.265   17 -0.085
NUGGETS       46 36  9020  8899  0.002 40.814   14  0.143   14  0.129   12  0.102   14 0.5132    6  3.945    6  0.359   19 -0.155
BUCKS         47 42  9444  9473 -0.008 44.353   15  0.059   15  0.055   17 -0.009   15 0.5070   15  3.898   13  0.014   16 -0.032
WIZARDS       45 43  9385  9349  0.013 44.422   16  0.040   16  0.031   16 -0.001   16 0.5033   19  3.893   14 -0.002   15 -0.001
CLIPPERS      42 40  8937  8934 -0.006 40.873   17  0.036   17  0.026   19 -0.032   17 0.5020    3  3.954    8  0.275   25 -0.339
HEAT          45 42  8997  9012 -0.018 42.975   18  0.030   18  0.020   18 -0.010   18 0.5013   26  3.827   25 -0.335    4  0.316
PISTONS       39 43  8509  8521 -0.028 40.240   19 -0.056   19 -0.077   20 -0.037   19 0.4914   23  3.848   19 -0.260    8  0.186
HORNETS       36 46  8874  8853 -0.032 40.051   20 -0.151   20 -0.167   15  0.011   20 0.4817    8  3.932   10  0.203   20 -0.181
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
LAKERS        35 47  8862  8989 -0.017 40.866   21 -0.164   21 -0.177   21 -0.052   21 0.4807    9  3.931   12  0.137   23 -0.241
KNICKS        29 53  8566  8858 -0.037 40.591   22 -0.330   22 -0.355   24 -0.283   22 0.4620   20  3.891   21 -0.295   24 -0.271
NETS          28 54  8741  9048 -0.034 40.699   23 -0.362   24 -0.384   23 -0.216   23 0.4592    7  3.932   15 -0.020   28 -0.412
KINGS         27 55  8104  8677 -0.025 41.593   24 -0.366   23 -0.383   27 -0.349   24 0.4577   27  3.819   29 -0.709   14  0.010
BULLS         27 55  8440  9017 -0.041 40.982   25 -0.398   25 -0.413   29 -0.473   25 0.4564   18  3.894   28 -0.471   29 -0.475
MAVERICKS     24 58  8390  8639 -0.008 41.432   26 -0.454   26 -0.480   22 -0.200   26 0.4498   24  3.847   27 -0.428   13  0.027
MAGIC         25 57  8479  8874 -0.054 40.290   27 -0.460   27 -0.483   25 -0.338   27 0.4490   17  3.894   26 -0.336   26 -0.340
HAWKS         24 58  8475  8922 -0.037 40.892   28 -0.468   28 -0.491   26 -0.340   28 0.4475   14  3.902   22 -0.297   27 -0.382
GRIZZLIES     22 60  8145  8654 -0.025 41.550   29 -0.506   29 -0.533   28 -0.464   29 0.4432   25  3.828   30 -0.783   18 -0.144
SUNS          21 61  8522  9290 -0.027 41.936   30 -0.545   30 -0.567   30 -0.539   30 0.4408    4  3.948   20 -0.264   30 -0.814
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 74 29 11623 10923 0.072 52.714 2 0.574 2 0.555 1 0.485 2 0.5584 2 3.956 1 0.801 9 0.170 CLIPPERS 42 40 8937 8934 -0.006 40.873 17 0.036 17 0.026 19 -0.032 17 0.5020 3 3.954 8 0.275 25 -0.339 LAKERS 35 47 8862 8989 -0.017 40.866 21 -0.164 21 -0.177 21 -0.052 21 0.4807 9 3.931 12 0.137 23 -0.241 KINGS 27 55 8104 8677 -0.025 41.593 24 -0.366 23 -0.383 27 -0.349 24 0.4577 27 3.819 29 -0.709 14 0.010 SUNS 21 61 8522 9290 -0.027 41.936 30 -0.545 30 -0.567 30 -0.539 30 0.4408 4 3.948 20 -0.264 30 -0.814

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 53 40 9666 9337 0.072 48.249 7 0.237 8 0.208 3 0.340 8 0.5224 28 3.816 17 -0.034 1 0.714 THUNDER 50 38 9451 9197 0.027 44.382 9 0.194 9 0.169 6 0.167 11 0.5165 16 3.895 11 0.176 11 0.158 TRAIL BLAZERS 49 37 9083 8906 0.005 42.790 10 0.173 10 0.152 9 0.129 10 0.5167 21 3.863 16 -0.022 7 0.280 TIMBERWOLVES 48 39 9488 9349 0.043 44.554 13 0.157 13 0.139 13 0.090 12 0.5157 11 3.928 9 0.265 17 -0.085 NUGGETS 46 36 9020 8899 0.002 40.814 14 0.143 14 0.129 12 0.102 14 0.5132 6 3.945 6 0.359 19 -0.155

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 76 23 10997 10271 0.073 50.662 1 0.714 1 0.682 2 0.442 1 0.5682 13 3.919 2 0.569 5 0.315 PELICANS 53 38 10151 10051 0.045 46.831 8 0.234 7 0.214 7 0.151 7 0.5234 1 3.970 3 0.541 22 -0.239 SPURS 48 39 8908 8715 0.037 44.213 12 0.160 12 0.141 8 0.148 13 0.5147 30 3.800 23 -0.303 2 0.599 MAVERICKS 24 58 8390 8639 -0.008 41.432 26 -0.454 26 -0.480 22 -0.200 26 0.4498 24 3.847 27 -0.428 13 0.027 GRIZZLIES 22 60 8145 8654 -0.025 41.550 29 -0.506 29 -0.533 28 -0.464 29 0.4432 25 3.828 30 -0.783 18 -0.144

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 62 42 11316 11277 0.030 53.158 6 0.265 6 0.244 14 0.066 6 0.5270 5 3.948 7 0.341 21 -0.209 PACERS 51 38 9360 9207 -0.017 43.680 11 0.168 11 0.148 10 0.125 9 0.5170 22 3.859 18 -0.045 6 0.296 BUCKS 47 42 9444 9473 -0.008 44.353 15 0.059 15 0.055 17 -0.009 15 0.5070 15 3.898 13 0.014 16 -0.032 PISTONS 39 43 8509 8521 -0.028 40.240 19 -0.056 19 -0.077 20 -0.037 19 0.4914 23 3.848 19 -0.260 8 0.186 BULLS 27 55 8440 9017 -0.041 40.982 25 -0.398 25 -0.413 29 -0.473 25 0.4564 18 3.894 28 -0.471 29 -0.475

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 45 43 9385 9349 0.013 44.422 16 0.040 16 0.031 16 -0.001 16 0.5033 19 3.893 14 -0.002 15 -0.001 HEAT 45 42 8997 9012 -0.018 42.975 18 0.030 18 0.020 18 -0.010 18 0.5013 26 3.827 25 -0.335 4 0.316 HORNETS 36 46 8874 8853 -0.032 40.051 20 -0.151 20 -0.167 15 0.011 20 0.4817 8 3.932 10 0.203 20 -0.181 MAGIC 25 57 8479 8874 -0.054 40.290 27 -0.460 27 -0.483 25 -0.338 27 0.4490 17 3.894 26 -0.336 26 -0.340 HAWKS 24 58 8475 8922 -0.037 40.892 28 -0.468 28 -0.491 26 -0.340 28 0.4475 14 3.902 22 -0.297 27 -0.382

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 63 29 10229 9635 -0.008 44.599 3 0.441 3 0.409 5 0.273 3 0.5426 12 3.921 5 0.409 12 0.136 CELTICS 66 35 10455 10148 -0.008 49.642 4 0.347 4 0.336 11 0.122 4 0.5370 29 3.804 24 -0.311 3 0.555 76ERS 57 35 10092 9684 0.004 45.351 5 0.285 5 0.258 4 0.340 5 0.5288 10 3.929 4 0.516 10 0.163 KNICKS 29 53 8566 8858 -0.037 40.591 22 -0.330 22 -0.355 24 -0.283 22 0.4620 20 3.891 21 -0.295 24 -0.271 NETS 28 54 8741 9048 -0.034 40.699 23 -0.362 24 -0.384 23 -0.216 23 0.4592 7 3.932 15 -0.020 28 -0.412


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHWEST DIVISION 246 190 0.564    1  0.200
ATLANTIC DIVISION  243 206 0.541    2  0.088
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 223 218 0.506    3  0.042
CENTRAL DIVISION   226 220 0.507    4 -0.094
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 175 246 0.416    5 -0.173
PACIFIC DIVISION   199 232 0.462    6 -0.175

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.198 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.022 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 12:49:24 2020
games through: Fri Jun  8 2018

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