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
SPURS         18  4 2261 2151  0.128 11.890    1  1.510    1  0.618    4  0.325    2 0.5788  3.837  0.167  0.482  0.000
WARRIORS      18  3 2524 2235 -0.009  9.757    2  1.489    2  0.588    1  0.696    1 0.5795  4.003  1.376  0.016  0.000
CLIPPERS      16  6 2392 2181  0.075 11.176    3  1.275    5  0.392    3  0.504    3 0.5578  3.874  0.527  0.481  0.000
CAVALIERS     14  5 2096 1996  0.033  9.523    4  1.258    3  0.397    8  0.255    4 0.5567  3.951  0.666 -0.156  0.000 P
ROCKETS       14  7 2334 2256  0.187 11.873    5  1.252    4  0.395    5  0.319    5 0.5566  3.961  0.781 -0.143  0.000
RAPTORS       14  7 2328 2158  0.126 11.024    6  1.194    6  0.328    2  0.511    6 0.5466  3.911  0.720  0.303  0.000
GRIZZLIES     15  8 2253 2264 -0.106 10.910    7  1.044    7  0.216   15 -0.080    9 0.5207  3.743 -0.679  0.519  0.000
THUNDER       14  8 2363 2306 -0.030 10.733    8  1.034    8  0.208    9  0.117    8 0.5247  3.878  0.159  0.074  0.000
JAZZ          14  9 2309 2197  0.013 11.454    9  0.999    9  0.179    6  0.281    7 0.5264  3.773 -0.177  0.738  0.000
CELTICS       12  9 2200 2184  0.008 10.736   10  0.936   10  0.126   11  0.055   12 0.5130  3.890  0.159 -0.049  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
KNICKS        12  9 2200 2232 -0.009 10.780   11  0.925   11  0.125   14 -0.059   11 0.5143  3.911  0.146 -0.265  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 12 10 2426 2472  0.018 11.558   12  0.893   12  0.100   16 -0.082   13 0.5121  3.978  0.464 -0.628  0.000
PISTONS       12 11 2303 2224  0.110 12.377   13  0.876   13  0.085    7  0.281   10 0.5152  3.774 -0.176  0.737  0.000
HORNETS       12  9 2212 2164 -0.091  9.890   14  0.827   14  0.056   12  0.037   14 0.5084  3.888  0.128 -0.054  0.000
BULLS         11 10 2169 2106 -0.041 10.195   15  0.764   15  0.002   10  0.103   15 0.5033  3.842 -0.029  0.235  0.000
LAKERS        10 13 2413 2514  0.084 12.841   16  0.683   16 -0.040   22 -0.185   17 0.4925  3.939  0.165 -0.535  0.000
BUCKS         10  9 1962 1929 -0.138  8.670   17  0.681   17 -0.045   13 -0.005   16 0.4937  3.863 -0.034  0.023  0.000 P
PACERS        10 11 2189 2267 -0.112 10.264   18  0.629   18 -0.079   25 -0.212   18 0.4890  3.868 -0.216 -0.209  0.000
HAWKS         10 12 2203 2250 -0.038 11.133   19  0.623   19 -0.092   23 -0.190   19 0.4858  3.825 -0.404  0.024  0.000
MAGIC         10 12 2082 2155 -0.130 10.514   20  0.573   21 -0.136   26 -0.223   21 0.4758  3.769 -0.701  0.255  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        8 13 2231 2288  0.100 11.705   21  0.571   20 -0.136   17 -0.084   20 0.4766  3.922  0.179 -0.347  0.000
KINGS          7 13 2047 2097  0.041 10.687   22  0.491   22 -0.204   18 -0.094   22 0.4694  3.838 -0.246  0.058  0.000
HEAT           7 14 2045 2091  0.025 11.085   23  0.433   23 -0.259   19 -0.101   23 0.4672  3.801 -0.430  0.227  0.000
WIZARDS        7 13 2086 2141 -0.105  9.631   24  0.362   24 -0.313   24 -0.202   24 0.4622  3.902 -0.039 -0.364  0.000
PELICANS       7 15 2250 2319 -0.033 11.218   25  0.340   25 -0.331   21 -0.170   25 0.4592  3.835 -0.334 -0.006  0.000
SUNS           6 15 2232 2376 -0.015 11.210   26  0.306   26 -0.360   28 -0.317   28 0.4496  3.935  0.010 -0.644  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES   6 15 2186 2217 -0.042 10.528   27  0.290   27 -0.390   20 -0.118   27 0.4503  3.896  0.017 -0.253  0.000
MAVERICKS      4 16 1846 1988  0.112 11.531   28  0.241   28 -0.432   27 -0.276   26 0.4509  3.708 -1.034  0.483  0.000
NETS           5 15 2114 2287 -0.086 10.082   29  0.233   29 -0.440   29 -0.506   29 0.4359  3.959 -0.056 -0.956  0.000
76ERS          4 18 2146 2357 -0.189 10.390   30  0.000   30 -0.657   30 -0.627   30 0.4158  3.832 -0.809 -0.446  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 18 3 2524 2235 -0.009 9.757 2 1.489 2 0.588 1 0.696 1 0.5795 4.003 1.376 0.016 0.000 CLIPPERS 16 6 2392 2181 0.075 11.176 3 1.275 5 0.392 3 0.504 3 0.5578 3.874 0.527 0.481 0.000 LAKERS 10 13 2413 2514 0.084 12.841 16 0.683 16 -0.040 22 -0.185 17 0.4925 3.939 0.165 -0.535 0.000 KINGS 7 13 2047 2097 0.041 10.687 22 0.491 22 -0.204 18 -0.094 22 0.4694 3.838 -0.246 0.058 0.000 SUNS 6 15 2232 2376 -0.015 11.210 26 0.306 26 -0.360 28 -0.317 28 0.4496 3.935 0.010 -0.644 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 14 8 2363 2306 -0.030 10.733 8 1.034 8 0.208 9 0.117 8 0.5247 3.878 0.159 0.074 0.000 JAZZ 14 9 2309 2197 0.013 11.454 9 0.999 9 0.179 6 0.281 7 0.5264 3.773 -0.177 0.738 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 12 10 2426 2472 0.018 11.558 12 0.893 12 0.100 16 -0.082 13 0.5121 3.978 0.464 -0.628 0.000 NUGGETS 8 13 2231 2288 0.100 11.705 21 0.571 20 -0.136 17 -0.084 20 0.4766 3.922 0.179 -0.347 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 6 15 2186 2217 -0.042 10.528 27 0.290 27 -0.390 20 -0.118 27 0.4503 3.896 0.017 -0.253 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 18 4 2261 2151 0.128 11.890 1 1.510 1 0.618 4 0.325 2 0.5788 3.837 0.167 0.482 0.000 ROCKETS 14 7 2334 2256 0.187 11.873 5 1.252 4 0.395 5 0.319 5 0.5566 3.961 0.781 -0.143 0.000 GRIZZLIES 15 8 2253 2264 -0.106 10.910 7 1.044 7 0.216 15 -0.080 9 0.5207 3.743 -0.679 0.519 0.000 PELICANS 7 15 2250 2319 -0.033 11.218 25 0.340 25 -0.331 21 -0.170 25 0.4592 3.835 -0.334 -0.006 0.000 MAVERICKS 4 16 1846 1988 0.112 11.531 28 0.241 28 -0.432 27 -0.276 26 0.4509 3.708 -1.034 0.483 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 14 5 2096 1996 0.033 9.523 4 1.258 3 0.397 8 0.255 4 0.5567 3.951 0.666 -0.156 0.000 P PISTONS 12 11 2303 2224 0.110 12.377 13 0.876 13 0.085 7 0.281 10 0.5152 3.774 -0.176 0.737 0.000 BULLS 11 10 2169 2106 -0.041 10.195 15 0.764 15 0.002 10 0.103 15 0.5033 3.842 -0.029 0.235 0.000 BUCKS 10 9 1962 1929 -0.138 8.670 17 0.681 17 -0.045 13 -0.005 16 0.4937 3.863 -0.034 0.023 0.000 P PACERS 10 11 2189 2267 -0.112 10.264 18 0.629 18 -0.079 25 -0.212 18 0.4890 3.868 -0.216 -0.209 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 HORNETS 12 9 2212 2164 -0.091 9.890 14 0.827 14 0.056 12 0.037 14 0.5084 3.888 0.128 -0.054 0.000 HAWKS 10 12 2203 2250 -0.038 11.133 19 0.623 19 -0.092 23 -0.190 19 0.4858 3.825 -0.404 0.024 0.000 MAGIC 10 12 2082 2155 -0.130 10.514 20 0.573 21 -0.136 26 -0.223 21 0.4758 3.769 -0.701 0.255 0.000 HEAT 7 14 2045 2091 0.025 11.085 23 0.433 23 -0.259 19 -0.101 23 0.4672 3.801 -0.430 0.227 0.000 WIZARDS 7 13 2086 2141 -0.105 9.631 24 0.362 24 -0.313 24 -0.202 24 0.4622 3.902 -0.039 -0.364 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 14 7 2328 2158 0.126 11.024 6 1.194 6 0.328 2 0.511 6 0.5466 3.911 0.720 0.303 0.000 CELTICS 12 9 2200 2184 0.008 10.736 10 0.936 10 0.126 11 0.055 12 0.5130 3.890 0.159 -0.049 0.000 KNICKS 12 9 2200 2232 -0.009 10.780 11 0.925 11 0.125 14 -0.059 11 0.5143 3.911 0.146 -0.265 0.000 NETS 5 15 2114 2287 -0.086 10.082 29 0.233 29 -0.440 29 -0.506 29 0.4359 3.959 -0.056 -0.956 0.000 76ERS 4 18 2146 2357 -0.189 10.390 30 0.000 30 -0.657 30 -0.627 30 0.4158 3.832 -0.809 -0.446 0.000


DIVISION            W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
PACIFIC DIVISION   57 50 0.533    1  0.168
CENTRAL DIVISION   57 46 0.553    2  0.120
NORTHWEST DIVISION 54 55 0.495    3  0.033
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 58 50 0.537    4  0.029
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 46 60 0.434    5 -0.182
ATLANTIC DIVISION  47 58 0.448    6 -0.198

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.236 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.018 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Wed Dec  7 05:30:31 2016
games through: Tue Dec  6 2016

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