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
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
WARRIORS      77 10 9971 8995  0.042 42.705    1  3.193    1  1.042    2  0.740    1 0.5918  3.971  1.318  0.163  0.000
SPURS         72 15 9026 8034  0.043 42.565    2  2.956    2  0.878    1  0.787    2 0.5784  3.774  0.396  1.177  0.000
CAVALIERS     61 25 8969 8443 -0.006 41.902    3  2.495    3  0.486    4  0.410    3 0.5475  3.834  0.302  0.518  0.000
THUNDER       59 29 9690 9034  0.045 43.893    4  2.391    4  0.422    3  0.561    4 0.5414  3.932  0.936  0.185  0.000
RAPTORS       59 29 8979 8625  0.003 43.684    5  2.336    5  0.398    7  0.251    5 0.5395  3.819  0.071  0.431  0.000
CLIPPERS      55 33 9159 8802  0.018 43.975    6  2.159    6  0.301    6  0.305    6 0.5299  3.838  0.217  0.393  0.000
HAWKS         52 36 9036 8700  0.021 44.389    7  2.030    7  0.219    5  0.351    7 0.5226  3.822  0.190  0.513  0.000
HEAT          51 37 8792 8628  0.004 44.295    8  1.957    8  0.182    8  0.173    8 0.5192  3.792 -0.130  0.477  0.000
HORNETS       51 37 9038 8844 -0.008 43.785    9  1.951    9  0.178   10  0.144    9 0.5179  3.844  0.088  0.200  0.000
CELTICS       50 38 9232 9009  0.006 44.118   10  1.920   10  0.159   13  0.104   10 0.5153  3.888  0.260 -0.053  0.000
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
TRAIL BLAZERS 48 40 9206 9144  0.028 45.254   11  1.849   11  0.125   11  0.132   12 0.5130  3.890  0.301 -0.037  0.000
PACERS        48 40 8949 8794  0.019 44.746   12  1.839   12  0.119   12  0.123   11 0.5130  3.827 -0.018  0.263  0.000
PISTONS       44 42 8741 8725 -0.000 43.592   13  1.674   13  0.031   16 -0.030   13 0.5032  3.838 -0.119  0.058  0.000
MAVERICKS     43 44 8857 8973  0.037 45.584   14  1.665   14  0.027   17 -0.065   14 0.5021  3.829 -0.194  0.065  0.000
BULLS         42 40 8335 8456 -0.019 41.339   15  1.653   15  0.021   19 -0.160   15 0.5020  3.853 -0.173 -0.147  0.000
ROCKETS       42 45 9193 9271  0.043 45.686   16  1.620   16 -0.001   14  0.043   16 0.5011  3.919  0.353 -0.267  0.000
WIZARDS       41 41 8534 8575 -0.013 41.278   17  1.604   18 -0.011   15  0.024   18 0.4992  3.904  0.260 -0.212  0.000
GRIZZLIES     42 44 8450 8722  0.007 44.754   18  1.603   17 -0.008   24 -0.257   17 0.4999  3.802 -0.514 -0.000  0.000
JAZZ          40 42 8010 7863  0.010 41.266   19  1.575   19 -0.037    9  0.168   19 0.4967  3.720 -0.470  0.807  0.000
MAGIC         35 47 8369 8502 -0.027 41.169   20  1.291   20 -0.199   18 -0.147   20 0.4807  3.859 -0.131 -0.163  0.000
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
NUGGETS       33 49 8355 8609 -0.017 41.896   21  1.224   21 -0.237   21 -0.214   21 0.4767  3.872 -0.135 -0.294  0.000
KINGS         33 49 8740 8943 -0.020 41.593   22  1.223   23 -0.241   20 -0.197   23 0.4758  3.955  0.296 -0.690  0.000
BUCKS         33 49 8122 8465 -0.026 41.776   23  1.219   22 -0.239   25 -0.290   22 0.4764  3.834 -0.398 -0.182  0.000
KNICKS        32 50 8065 8289 -0.033 41.303   24  1.167   24 -0.277   23 -0.252   24 0.4722  3.807 -0.488 -0.017  0.000
PELICANS      30 52 8423 8734 -0.027 41.744   25  1.065   25 -0.336   26 -0.308   25 0.4672  3.901 -0.085 -0.530  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  29 53 8398 8688 -0.027 41.605   26  1.042   26 -0.350   22 -0.233   26 0.4636  3.881 -0.110 -0.357  0.000
SUNS          23 59 8271 8817 -0.043 41.998   27  0.722   27 -0.555   27 -0.499   27 0.4467  3.898 -0.291 -0.707  0.000
NETS          21 61 8089 8692 -0.048 41.878   28  0.616   28 -0.616   28 -0.551   28 0.4402  3.864 -0.510 -0.591  0.000
LAKERS        17 65 7982 8766 -0.039 42.734   29  0.399   29 -0.749   29 -0.659   29 0.4305  3.853 -0.674 -0.645  0.000
76ERS         10 72 7988 8827 -0.058 41.973   30  0.000   30 -1.056   30 -0.682   30 0.4079  3.861 -0.657 -0.707  0.000

PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR WARRIORS 77 10 9971 8995 0.042 42.705 1 3.193 1 1.042 2 0.740 1 0.5918 3.971 1.318 0.163 0.000 CLIPPERS 55 33 9159 8802 0.018 43.975 6 2.159 6 0.301 6 0.305 6 0.5299 3.838 0.217 0.393 0.000 KINGS 33 49 8740 8943 -0.020 41.593 22 1.223 23 -0.241 20 -0.197 23 0.4758 3.955 0.296 -0.690 0.000 SUNS 23 59 8271 8817 -0.043 41.998 27 0.722 27 -0.555 27 -0.499 27 0.4467 3.898 -0.291 -0.707 0.000 LAKERS 17 65 7982 8766 -0.039 42.734 29 0.399 29 -0.749 29 -0.659 29 0.4305 3.853 -0.674 -0.645 0.000

NORTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR THUNDER 59 29 9690 9034 0.045 43.893 4 2.391 4 0.422 3 0.561 4 0.5414 3.932 0.936 0.185 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 48 40 9206 9144 0.028 45.254 11 1.849 11 0.125 11 0.132 12 0.5130 3.890 0.301 -0.037 0.000 JAZZ 40 42 8010 7863 0.010 41.266 19 1.575 19 -0.037 9 0.168 19 0.4967 3.720 -0.470 0.807 0.000 NUGGETS 33 49 8355 8609 -0.017 41.896 21 1.224 21 -0.237 21 -0.214 21 0.4767 3.872 -0.135 -0.294 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 29 53 8398 8688 -0.027 41.605 26 1.042 26 -0.350 22 -0.233 26 0.4636 3.881 -0.110 -0.357 0.000

SOUTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR SPURS 72 15 9026 8034 0.043 42.565 2 2.956 2 0.878 1 0.787 2 0.5784 3.774 0.396 1.177 0.000 MAVERICKS 43 44 8857 8973 0.037 45.584 14 1.665 14 0.027 17 -0.065 14 0.5021 3.829 -0.194 0.065 0.000 ROCKETS 42 45 9193 9271 0.043 45.686 16 1.620 16 -0.001 14 0.043 16 0.5011 3.919 0.353 -0.267 0.000 GRIZZLIES 42 44 8450 8722 0.007 44.754 18 1.603 17 -0.008 24 -0.257 17 0.4999 3.802 -0.514 -0.000 0.000 PELICANS 30 52 8423 8734 -0.027 41.744 25 1.065 25 -0.336 26 -0.308 25 0.4672 3.901 -0.085 -0.530 0.000

CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CAVALIERS 61 25 8969 8443 -0.006 41.902 3 2.495 3 0.486 4 0.410 3 0.5475 3.834 0.302 0.518 0.000 PACERS 48 40 8949 8794 0.019 44.746 12 1.839 12 0.119 12 0.123 11 0.5130 3.827 -0.018 0.263 0.000 PISTONS 44 42 8741 8725 -0.000 43.592 13 1.674 13 0.031 16 -0.030 13 0.5032 3.838 -0.119 0.058 0.000 BULLS 42 40 8335 8456 -0.019 41.339 15 1.653 15 0.021 19 -0.160 15 0.5020 3.853 -0.173 -0.147 0.000 BUCKS 33 49 8122 8465 -0.026 41.776 23 1.219 22 -0.239 25 -0.290 22 0.4764 3.834 -0.398 -0.182 0.000

SOUTHEAST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR HAWKS 52 36 9036 8700 0.021 44.389 7 2.030 7 0.219 5 0.351 7 0.5226 3.822 0.190 0.513 0.000 HEAT 51 37 8792 8628 0.004 44.295 8 1.957 8 0.182 8 0.173 8 0.5192 3.792 -0.130 0.477 0.000 HORNETS 51 37 9038 8844 -0.008 43.785 9 1.951 9 0.178 10 0.144 9 0.5179 3.844 0.088 0.200 0.000 WIZARDS 41 41 8534 8575 -0.013 41.278 17 1.604 18 -0.011 15 0.024 18 0.4992 3.904 0.260 -0.212 0.000 MAGIC 35 47 8369 8502 -0.027 41.169 20 1.291 20 -0.199 18 -0.147 20 0.4807 3.859 -0.131 -0.163 0.000

ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR RAPTORS 59 29 8979 8625 0.003 43.684 5 2.336 5 0.398 7 0.251 5 0.5395 3.819 0.071 0.431 0.000 CELTICS 50 38 9232 9009 0.006 44.118 10 1.920 10 0.159 13 0.104 10 0.5153 3.888 0.260 -0.053 0.000 KNICKS 32 50 8065 8289 -0.033 41.303 24 1.167 24 -0.277 23 -0.252 24 0.4722 3.807 -0.488 -0.017 0.000 NETS 21 61 8089 8692 -0.048 41.878 28 0.616 28 -0.616 28 -0.551 28 0.4402 3.864 -0.510 -0.591 0.000 76ERS 10 72 7988 8827 -0.058 41.973 30 0.000 30 -1.056 30 -0.682 30 0.4079 3.861 -0.657 -0.707 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 230 198 0.537    1  0.081
NORTHWEST DIVISION 209 213 0.495    2  0.058
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 229 200 0.534    3  0.045
CENTRAL DIVISION   228 196 0.538    4  0.031
PACIFIC DIVISION   205 216 0.487    5 -0.070
ATLANTIC DIVISION  172 250 0.408    6 -0.234

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.235 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:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun May  1 05:30:17 2016
games through: Sat Apr 30 2016

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