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.
• Scoring. This value indicates how many points a team would be expected to score if it played an identical team.
• 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.
• 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.
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  T    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
BUCKS         70 27  0 11378 10519  0.028 47.630    1  0.566    2  0.524    1  0.529    1 0.5525    7  3.982    1  0.770    9  0.288
RAPTORS       74 32  1 11942 11312  0.071 54.832    2  0.553    1  0.525    2  0.489    2 0.5514   25  3.887   10  0.249    1  0.729
WARRIORS      71 33  1 12161 11557  0.087 54.798    3  0.527    3  0.494    4  0.421    3 0.5508    9  3.969    2  0.597   11  0.246
ROCKETS       59 34  0 10535 10109  0.075 48.343    4  0.393    4  0.368    3  0.437    5 0.5366   16  3.932    3  0.425    4  0.450
NUGGETS       61 35  0 10603 10253  0.050 49.296    5  0.374    5  0.355    7  0.228    4 0.5366   24  3.891   19  0.009    5  0.446
TRAIL BLAZERS 61 37  0 11157 10835  0.077 51.345    6  0.369    6  0.351    6  0.264    6 0.5355   13  3.948    6  0.333   13  0.196
76ERS         58 36  0 10749 10492  0.005 46.756    7  0.286    7  0.270    9  0.170    7 0.5278    6  3.983    4  0.418   17 -0.077
JAZZ          51 36  0  9650  9265  0.041 44.142    8  0.247    8  0.222    5  0.300    8 0.5222   22  3.899   13  0.121    2  0.478
CELTICS       54 37  0 10135  9784  0.019 45.449    9  0.243    9  0.218    8  0.188    9 0.5218   18  3.918   14  0.104   10  0.272
THUNDER       50 37  0  9913  9663  0.034 44.235   10  0.219   10  0.194   10  0.146   10 0.5197   11  3.956    9  0.256   15  0.037
TEAM           W  L  T    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
CLIPPERS      50 38  0 10130 10119  0.035 45.404   11  0.206   11  0.189   15 -0.021   12 0.5195    5  4.006    5  0.347   23 -0.390
SPURS         51 38  0  9879  9754  0.029 45.410   12  0.205   12  0.184   11  0.113   11 0.5196   17  3.927   16  0.074   14  0.151
PACERS        48 38  0  9224  8981 -0.024 41.821   13  0.119   13  0.103   12  0.057   13 0.5098   28  3.855   23 -0.337    3  0.451
MAGIC         43 44  0  9260  9274 -0.019 43.241   14 -0.011   14 -0.030   13  0.043   14 0.4970   27  3.865   22 -0.306    7  0.392
NETS          43 44  0  9761  9822 -0.030 42.998   15 -0.020   15 -0.039   16 -0.037   15 0.4962   12  3.951   17  0.044   18 -0.118
KINGS         39 43  0  9363  9455 -0.003 41.394   16 -0.039   16 -0.057   17 -0.073   16 0.4935    4  4.010    7  0.314   24 -0.461
PISTONS       41 45  0  9170  9285 -0.021 43.021   17 -0.052   17 -0.069   19 -0.110   17 0.4923   26  3.868   25 -0.442   12  0.222
HEAT          39 43  0  8668  8687 -0.039 40.136   18 -0.076   19 -0.096   14 -0.021   18 0.4904   29  3.852   24 -0.431    8  0.389
HORNETS       39 43  0  9081  9171 -0.045 40.199   19 -0.078   18 -0.095   21 -0.127   19 0.4901   15  3.943   20 -0.086   19 -0.168
LAKERS        37 45  0  9165  9306 -0.000 41.617   20 -0.095   20 -0.112   22 -0.138   20 0.4883   10  3.965   18  0.015   20 -0.291
TEAM           W  L  T    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TIMBERWOLVES  36 46  0  9223  9346  0.008 41.786   21 -0.116   21 -0.135   20 -0.119   21 0.4859    8  3.974   15  0.081   21 -0.319
GRIZZLIES     33 49  0  8490  8703  0.003 41.899   22 -0.200   22 -0.216   23 -0.174   22 0.4771   30  3.811   30 -0.781    6  0.434
MAVERICKS     33 49  0  8927  9032  0.004 41.650   23 -0.202   23 -0.223   18 -0.102   23 0.4768   20  3.912   21 -0.219   16  0.015
PELICANS      33 49  0  9466  9575 -0.011 41.244   24 -0.209   24 -0.230   24 -0.204   24 0.4753    1  4.034    8  0.307   29 -0.716
WIZARDS       32 50  0  9350  9588 -0.071 39.777   25 -0.285   25 -0.312   25 -0.210   25 0.4678    3  4.011   12  0.182   28 -0.602
HAWKS         29 53  0  9294  9788 -0.066 40.612   26 -0.370   26 -0.387   26 -0.299   26 0.4605    2  4.032   11  0.206   30 -0.804
BULLS         22 60  0  8605  9295 -0.072 40.910   27 -0.571   27 -0.597   27 -0.525   27 0.4407   23  3.895   28 -0.722   22 -0.328
SUNS          19 63  0  8815  9581 -0.024 42.381   28 -0.609   28 -0.634   28 -0.541   28 0.4357   14  3.946   26 -0.483   27 -0.600
CAVALIERS     19 63  0  8567  9355 -0.072 41.229   29 -0.660   29 -0.686   29 -0.570   29 0.4321   19  3.915   27 -0.669   25 -0.470
KNICKS        17 65  0  8575  9330 -0.062 41.361   30 -0.715   30 -0.747   30 -0.624   30 0.4270   21  3.909   29 -0.756   26 -0.492
TEAM           W  L  T    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TEAM           W  L  T    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  T    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
WARRIORS      71 33  1 12161 11557  0.087 54.798    3  0.527    3  0.494    4  0.421    3 0.5508    9  3.969    2  0.597   11  0.246
CLIPPERS      50 38  0 10130 10119  0.035 45.404   11  0.206   11  0.189   15 -0.021   12 0.5195    5  4.006    5  0.347   23 -0.390
KINGS         39 43  0  9363  9455 -0.003 41.394   16 -0.039   16 -0.057   17 -0.073   16 0.4935    4  4.010    7  0.314   24 -0.461
LAKERS        37 45  0  9165  9306 -0.000 41.617   20 -0.095   20 -0.112   22 -0.138   20 0.4883   10  3.965   18  0.015   20 -0.291
SUNS          19 63  0  8815  9581 -0.024 42.381   28 -0.609   28 -0.634   28 -0.541   28 0.4357   14  3.946   26 -0.483   27 -0.600
``````

``````NORTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM           W  L  T    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
NUGGETS       61 35  0 10603 10253  0.050 49.296    5  0.374    5  0.355    7  0.228    4 0.5366   24  3.891   19  0.009    5  0.446
TRAIL BLAZERS 61 37  0 11157 10835  0.077 51.345    6  0.369    6  0.351    6  0.264    6 0.5355   13  3.948    6  0.333   13  0.196
JAZZ          51 36  0  9650  9265  0.041 44.142    8  0.247    8  0.222    5  0.300    8 0.5222   22  3.899   13  0.121    2  0.478
THUNDER       50 37  0  9913  9663  0.034 44.235   10  0.219   10  0.194   10  0.146   10 0.5197   11  3.956    9  0.256   15  0.037
TIMBERWOLVES  36 46  0  9223  9346  0.008 41.786   21 -0.116   21 -0.135   20 -0.119   21 0.4859    8  3.974   15  0.081   21 -0.319
``````

``````SOUTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM           W  L  T    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
ROCKETS       59 34  0 10535 10109  0.075 48.343    4  0.393    4  0.368    3  0.437    5 0.5366   16  3.932    3  0.425    4  0.450
SPURS         51 38  0  9879  9754  0.029 45.410   12  0.205   12  0.184   11  0.113   11 0.5196   17  3.927   16  0.074   14  0.151
GRIZZLIES     33 49  0  8490  8703  0.003 41.899   22 -0.200   22 -0.216   23 -0.174   22 0.4771   30  3.811   30 -0.781    6  0.434
MAVERICKS     33 49  0  8927  9032  0.004 41.650   23 -0.202   23 -0.223   18 -0.102   23 0.4768   20  3.912   21 -0.219   16  0.015
PELICANS      33 49  0  9466  9575 -0.011 41.244   24 -0.209   24 -0.230   24 -0.204   24 0.4753    1  4.034    8  0.307   29 -0.716
``````

``````CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM           W  L  T    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
BUCKS         70 27  0 11378 10519  0.028 47.630    1  0.566    2  0.524    1  0.529    1 0.5525    7  3.982    1  0.770    9  0.288
PACERS        48 38  0  9224  8981 -0.024 41.821   13  0.119   13  0.103   12  0.057   13 0.5098   28  3.855   23 -0.337    3  0.451
PISTONS       41 45  0  9170  9285 -0.021 43.021   17 -0.052   17 -0.069   19 -0.110   17 0.4923   26  3.868   25 -0.442   12  0.222
BULLS         22 60  0  8605  9295 -0.072 40.910   27 -0.571   27 -0.597   27 -0.525   27 0.4407   23  3.895   28 -0.722   22 -0.328
CAVALIERS     19 63  0  8567  9355 -0.072 41.229   29 -0.660   29 -0.686   29 -0.570   29 0.4321   19  3.915   27 -0.669   25 -0.470
``````

``````SOUTHEAST DIVISION
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM           W  L  T    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
MAGIC         43 44  0  9260  9274 -0.019 43.241   14 -0.011   14 -0.030   13  0.043   14 0.4970   27  3.865   22 -0.306    7  0.392
HEAT          39 43  0  8668  8687 -0.039 40.136   18 -0.076   19 -0.096   14 -0.021   18 0.4904   29  3.852   24 -0.431    8  0.389
HORNETS       39 43  0  9081  9171 -0.045 40.199   19 -0.078   18 -0.095   21 -0.127   19 0.4901   15  3.943   20 -0.086   19 -0.168
WIZARDS       32 50  0  9350  9588 -0.071 39.777   25 -0.285   25 -0.312   25 -0.210   25 0.4678    3  4.011   12  0.182   28 -0.602
HAWKS         29 53  0  9294  9788 -0.066 40.612   26 -0.370   26 -0.387   26 -0.299   26 0.4605    2  4.032   11  0.206   30 -0.804
``````

``````ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE
TEAM           W  L  T    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
RAPTORS       74 32  1 11942 11312  0.071 54.832    2  0.553    1  0.525    2  0.489    2 0.5514   25  3.887   10  0.249    1  0.729
76ERS         58 36  0 10749 10492  0.005 46.756    7  0.286    7  0.270    9  0.170    7 0.5278    6  3.983    4  0.418   17 -0.077
CELTICS       54 37  0 10135  9784  0.019 45.449    9  0.243    9  0.218    8  0.188    9 0.5218   18  3.918   14  0.104   10  0.272
NETS          43 44  0  9761  9822 -0.030 42.998   15 -0.020   15 -0.039   16 -0.037   15 0.4962   12  3.951   17  0.044   18 -0.118
KNICKS        17 65  0  8575  9330 -0.062 41.361   30 -0.715   30 -0.747   30 -0.624   30 0.4270   21  3.909   29 -0.756   26 -0.492
``````

``````DIVISION             W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHWEST DIVISION 259 191   0 0.576    1  0.227
ATLANTIC DIVISION  246 214   1 0.535    2  0.045
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 209 219   0 0.488    3  0.026
PACIFIC DIVISION   216 222   1 0.493    4 -0.076
CENTRAL DIVISION   200 233   0 0.462    5 -0.155
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 182 233   0 0.439    6 -0.196
``````

``````Home field advantage amounts to:
0.223 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
0.023 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
``````
```Predict score: 76ERS BUCKS BULLS CAVALIERS CELTICS CLIPPERS GRIZZLIES HAWKS HEAT HORNETS JAZZ KINGS KNICKS LAKERS MAGIC MAVERICKS NETS NUGGETS PACERS PELICANS PISTONS RAPTORS ROCKETS SPURS SUNS THUNDER TIMBERWOLVES TRAIL BLAZERS WARRIORS WIZARDS vs. hosting at 76ERS BUCKS BULLS CAVALIERS CELTICS CLIPPERS GRIZZLIES HAWKS HEAT HORNETS JAZZ KINGS KNICKS LAKERS MAGIC MAVERICKS NETS NUGGETS PACERS PELICANS PISTONS RAPTORS ROCKETS SPURS SUNS THUNDER TIMBERWOLVES TRAIL BLAZERS WARRIORS WIZARDS Team Strength vs. Time Plot: 76ERS BUCKS BULLS CAVALIERS CELTICS CLIPPERS GRIZZLIES HAWKS HEAT HORNETS JAZZ KINGS KNICKS LAKERS MAGIC MAVERICKS NETS NUGGETS PACERS PELICANS PISTONS RAPTORS ROCKETS SPURS SUNS THUNDER TIMBERWOLVES TRAIL BLAZERS WARRIORS WIZARDS posted: Sat Jul 25 18:34:26 2020 games through: Thu Jun 13 2019 ```

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