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
PACERS        32 26 7166 7086 -0.024 27.765   17  0.082   17  0.085   16  0.043   17 0.5090    1  4.109    1  0.747   27 -0.660
THUNDER       38 17 6653 6243  0.072 27.362    3  0.487    3  0.471    3  0.485    3 0.5504   10  4.009    2  0.649    9  0.320
CELTICS       44 12 6766 6193  0.048 27.206    1  0.702    1  0.688    1  0.651    1 0.5685   17  3.971    3  0.616    3  0.687
BUCKS         35 21 6833 6655 -0.053 25.959    9  0.231    9  0.231   11  0.116   10 0.5227    3  4.061    4  0.557   23 -0.325
MAVERICKS     33 23 6649 6561  0.009 27.476   11  0.204   11  0.206   12  0.109   11 0.5226    5  4.042    5  0.448   21 -0.230
WARRIORS      28 26 6474 6374  0.063 27.503   16  0.091   16  0.092    8  0.193   16 0.5102    7  4.024    6  0.437   16 -0.052
CLIPPERS      36 18 6375 6102  0.061 26.914    4  0.427    4  0.417    5  0.339    4 0.5434   13  3.986    7  0.385   10  0.293
HAWKS         24 31 6673 6814 -0.024 26.928   22 -0.161   22 -0.153   22 -0.215   22 0.4810    2  4.090    8  0.382   29 -0.812
PELICANS      34 22 6532 6277  0.039 27.543    7  0.269    7  0.259    6  0.337    7 0.5285   18  3.966    9  0.280    7  0.394
KINGS         32 23 6521 6490  0.054 28.018   10  0.218   10  0.219   15  0.068    9 0.5244    8  4.014   10  0.257   17 -0.121
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
LAKERS        31 27 6785 6796  0.035 29.257   15  0.110   15  0.115   17  0.026   14 0.5123    9  4.010   11  0.196   18 -0.144
SUNS          33 23 6581 6412 -0.070 25.643   14  0.130   14  0.128   10  0.156   13 0.5156   14  3.982   12  0.180   14  0.132
JAZZ          26 31 6717 6875  0.000 28.428   19 -0.098   19 -0.092   21 -0.141   19 0.4916    6  4.037   13  0.173   24 -0.454
TIMBERWOLVES  39 16 6268 5869  0.083 27.548    2  0.528    2  0.512    2  0.542    2 0.5554   29  3.888   14  0.092    1  0.991
76ERS         32 23 6486 6263 -0.043 25.510   13  0.141   13  0.137   14  0.071   15 0.5118   15  3.981   15  0.092   15  0.050
CAVALIERS     36 18 6198 5904 -0.025 25.175    6  0.345    6  0.336    4  0.385    6 0.5335   25  3.913   16  0.058    2  0.712
KNICKS        34 22 6407 6143  0.022 27.057    8  0.257    8  0.247    7  0.302    8 0.5250   23  3.924   17  0.032    4  0.572
NUGGETS       37 19 6397 6205  0.049 27.951    5  0.413    5  0.409    9  0.169    5 0.5409   21  3.932   18 -0.064    6  0.403
WIZARDS        9 46 6308 6819 -0.050 27.352   29 -0.825   29 -0.846   28 -0.553   29 0.4165    4  4.046   19 -0.193   30 -0.913
RAPTORS       20 36 6384 6570 -0.030 27.488   25 -0.343   25 -0.342   24 -0.260   25 0.4633   16  3.980   20 -0.248   22 -0.271
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
ROCKETS       24 31 6225 6215  0.023 27.434   21 -0.130   21 -0.127   19 -0.020   21 0.4874   22  3.929   21 -0.265   12  0.226
MAGIC         31 25 6261 6206  0.051 28.376   12  0.163   12  0.166   13  0.093   12 0.5162   26  3.903   22 -0.286    5  0.472
NETS          21 34 6214 6365 -0.004 27.411   23 -0.270   23 -0.264   23 -0.238   24 0.4715   19  3.962   23 -0.318   19 -0.158
SPURS         11 45 6272 6751 -0.016 28.536   28 -0.701   28 -0.712   26 -0.481   28 0.4298   12  3.999   24 -0.366   26 -0.595
HEAT          30 25 6082 6071 -0.028 26.426   18  0.075   18  0.080   18  0.001   18 0.5077   27  3.901   25 -0.387    8  0.388
BULLS         26 30 6261 6341 -0.045 26.810   20 -0.117   20 -0.112   20 -0.084   20 0.4881   24  3.914   26 -0.407   11  0.238
PISTONS        8 47 6210 6717 -0.057 27.324   30 -0.868   30 -0.893   27 -0.548   30 0.4127   11  4.002   27 -0.419   28 -0.676
GRIZZLIES     20 36 5996 6328  0.038 29.038   24 -0.273   24 -0.267   25 -0.323   23 0.4720   30  3.887   28 -0.778   13  0.133
HORNETS       14 41 5982 6554 -0.090 26.693   27 -0.599   27 -0.598   30 -0.684   27 0.4357   20  3.950   29 -0.826   25 -0.542
TRAIL BLAZERS 15 39 5825 6302 -0.002 27.836   26 -0.490   26 -0.485   29 -0.555   26 0.4506   28  3.900   30 -0.949   20 -0.161
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 28 26 6474 6374 0.063 27.503 16 0.091 16 0.092 8 0.193 16 0.5102 7 4.024 6 0.437 16 -0.052 CLIPPERS 36 18 6375 6102 0.061 26.914 4 0.427 4 0.417 5 0.339 4 0.5434 13 3.986 7 0.385 10 0.293 KINGS 32 23 6521 6490 0.054 28.018 10 0.218 10 0.219 15 0.068 9 0.5244 8 4.014 10 0.257 17 -0.121 LAKERS 31 27 6785 6796 0.035 29.257 15 0.110 15 0.115 17 0.026 14 0.5123 9 4.010 11 0.196 18 -0.144 SUNS 33 23 6581 6412 -0.070 25.643 14 0.130 14 0.128 10 0.156 13 0.5156 14 3.982 12 0.180 14 0.132

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 38 17 6653 6243 0.072 27.362 3 0.487 3 0.471 3 0.485 3 0.5504 10 4.009 2 0.649 9 0.320 JAZZ 26 31 6717 6875 0.000 28.428 19 -0.098 19 -0.092 21 -0.141 19 0.4916 6 4.037 13 0.173 24 -0.454 TIMBERWOLVES 39 16 6268 5869 0.083 27.548 2 0.528 2 0.512 2 0.542 2 0.5554 29 3.888 14 0.092 1 0.991 NUGGETS 37 19 6397 6205 0.049 27.951 5 0.413 5 0.409 9 0.169 5 0.5409 21 3.932 18 -0.064 6 0.403 TRAIL BLAZERS 15 39 5825 6302 -0.002 27.836 26 -0.490 26 -0.485 29 -0.555 26 0.4506 28 3.900 30 -0.949 20 -0.161

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 MAVERICKS 33 23 6649 6561 0.009 27.476 11 0.204 11 0.206 12 0.109 11 0.5226 5 4.042 5 0.448 21 -0.230 PELICANS 34 22 6532 6277 0.039 27.543 7 0.269 7 0.259 6 0.337 7 0.5285 18 3.966 9 0.280 7 0.394 ROCKETS 24 31 6225 6215 0.023 27.434 21 -0.130 21 -0.127 19 -0.020 21 0.4874 22 3.929 21 -0.265 12 0.226 SPURS 11 45 6272 6751 -0.016 28.536 28 -0.701 28 -0.712 26 -0.481 28 0.4298 12 3.999 24 -0.366 26 -0.595 GRIZZLIES 20 36 5996 6328 0.038 29.038 24 -0.273 24 -0.267 25 -0.323 23 0.4720 30 3.887 28 -0.778 13 0.133

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 PACERS 32 26 7166 7086 -0.024 27.765 17 0.082 17 0.085 16 0.043 17 0.5090 1 4.109 1 0.747 27 -0.660 BUCKS 35 21 6833 6655 -0.053 25.959 9 0.231 9 0.231 11 0.116 10 0.5227 3 4.061 4 0.557 23 -0.325 CAVALIERS 36 18 6198 5904 -0.025 25.175 6 0.345 6 0.336 4 0.385 6 0.5335 25 3.913 16 0.058 2 0.712 BULLS 26 30 6261 6341 -0.045 26.810 20 -0.117 20 -0.112 20 -0.084 20 0.4881 24 3.914 26 -0.407 11 0.238 PISTONS 8 47 6210 6717 -0.057 27.324 30 -0.868 30 -0.893 27 -0.548 30 0.4127 11 4.002 27 -0.419 28 -0.676

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 24 31 6673 6814 -0.024 26.928 22 -0.161 22 -0.153 22 -0.215 22 0.4810 2 4.090 8 0.382 29 -0.812 WIZARDS 9 46 6308 6819 -0.050 27.352 29 -0.825 29 -0.846 28 -0.553 29 0.4165 4 4.046 19 -0.193 30 -0.913 MAGIC 31 25 6261 6206 0.051 28.376 12 0.163 12 0.166 13 0.093 12 0.5162 26 3.903 22 -0.286 5 0.472 HEAT 30 25 6082 6071 -0.028 26.426 18 0.075 18 0.080 18 0.001 18 0.5077 27 3.901 25 -0.387 8 0.388 HORNETS 14 41 5982 6554 -0.090 26.693 27 -0.599 27 -0.598 30 -0.684 27 0.4357 20 3.950 29 -0.826 25 -0.542

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 44 12 6766 6193 0.048 27.206 1 0.702 1 0.688 1 0.651 1 0.5685 17 3.971 3 0.616 3 0.687 76ERS 32 23 6486 6263 -0.043 25.510 13 0.141 13 0.137 14 0.071 15 0.5118 15 3.981 15 0.092 15 0.050 KNICKS 34 22 6407 6143 0.022 27.057 8 0.257 8 0.247 7 0.302 8 0.5250 23 3.924 17 0.032 4 0.572 RAPTORS 20 36 6384 6570 -0.030 27.488 25 -0.343 25 -0.342 24 -0.260 25 0.4633 16 3.980 20 -0.248 22 -0.271 NETS 21 34 6214 6365 -0.004 27.411 23 -0.270 23 -0.264 23 -0.238 24 0.4715 19 3.962 23 -0.318 19 -0.158


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
ATLANTIC DIVISION  151 127 0.543    1  0.179
PACIFIC DIVISION   160 117 0.578    2  0.168
NORTHWEST DIVISION 155 122 0.560    3  0.139
CENTRAL DIVISION   137 142 0.491    4 -0.047
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 122 157 0.437    5 -0.103
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 108 168 0.391    6 -0.323

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.192 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.017 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Feb 23 05:30:21 2024
games through: Thu Feb 22 2024

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