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
ROCKETS       74 21 10626  9869  0.051 47.687    1  2.219    1  0.687    1  0.502    1 0.5688  3.929  0.677  0.327  0.000
WARRIORS      68 27 10757 10148  0.048 47.736    2  1.922    2  0.522    2  0.366    2 0.5545  3.971  0.756 -0.024  0.000
RAPTORS       63 29 10229  9635 -0.003 44.620    3  1.745    3  0.413    5  0.289    3 0.5431  3.920  0.418  0.159  0.000
CELTICS       65 32 10079  9758 -0.005 47.556    4  1.652    4  0.375    7  0.160    4 0.5404  3.810 -0.248  0.568  0.000
76ERS         57 35 10092  9684  0.009 45.394    5  1.471    5  0.263    3  0.358    5 0.5295  3.928  0.528  0.189  0.000
CAVALIERS     59 37 10522 10437  0.006 47.974    6  1.453    6  0.262   13  0.103    6 0.5284  3.959  0.429 -0.224  0.000
JAZZ          53 40  9666  9337  0.076 48.228    7  1.382    8  0.211    4  0.357    8 0.5227  3.815 -0.026  0.739  0.000
PELICANS      53 38 10151 10051  0.044 46.683    8  1.371    7  0.214    8  0.155    7 0.5234  3.969  0.534 -0.225  0.000
THUNDER       50 38  9451  9197  0.029 44.321    9  1.302    9  0.171    6  0.176   11 0.5168  3.894  0.180  0.173  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 49 37  9083  8906  0.007 42.747   10  1.264   10  0.154   10  0.138   10 0.5170  3.862 -0.018  0.294  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
PACERS        51 38  9360  9207 -0.012 43.716   11  1.260   11  0.153   11  0.135    9 0.5177  3.857 -0.046  0.315  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  48 39  9488  9349  0.047 44.559   12  1.242   12  0.143   14  0.100   12 0.5161  3.927  0.267 -0.066  0.000
SPURS         48 39  8908  8715  0.036 44.066   13  1.239   13  0.140    9  0.152   13 0.5148  3.799 -0.309  0.613  0.000
NUGGETS       46 36  9020  8899  0.003 40.752   14  1.212   14  0.131   12  0.110   14 0.5134  3.944  0.361 -0.141  0.000
BUCKS         47 42  9444  9473 -0.003 44.409   15  1.068   15  0.060   17 -0.003   15 0.5077  3.897  0.012 -0.018  0.000
WIZARDS       45 43  9385  9349  0.018 44.433   16  1.031   16  0.035   16  0.004   16 0.5038  3.893 -0.002  0.010  0.000
CLIPPERS      42 40  8937  8934 -0.004 40.821   17  1.021   17  0.028   19 -0.029   17 0.5023  3.953  0.270 -0.329  0.000
HEAT          45 42  8997  9012 -0.014 42.975   18  1.013   18  0.024   18 -0.005   18 0.5018  3.826 -0.335  0.325  0.000
PISTONS       39 43  8509  8521 -0.024 40.243   19  0.860   19 -0.073   20 -0.034   19 0.4919  3.847 -0.262  0.195  0.000
HORNETS       36 46  8874  8853 -0.028 40.049   20  0.691   20 -0.164   15  0.016   20 0.4822  3.931  0.203 -0.171  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
LAKERS        35 47  8862  8989 -0.015 40.814   21  0.666   21 -0.174   21 -0.051   21 0.4810  3.930  0.131 -0.233  0.000
KNICKS        29 53  8566  8858 -0.033 40.600   22  0.393   22 -0.351   24 -0.291   22 0.4626  3.890 -0.309 -0.273  0.000
NETS          28 54  8741  9048 -0.029 40.708   23  0.335   23 -0.379   23 -0.221   23 0.4598  3.932 -0.031 -0.411  0.000
KINGS         27 55  8104  8677 -0.023 41.530   24  0.321   24 -0.381   27 -0.362   24 0.4580  3.819 -0.727  0.003  0.000
BULLS         27 55  8440  9017 -0.037 40.991   25  0.268   25 -0.409   29 -0.488   25 0.4570  3.893 -0.492 -0.485  0.000
MAVERICKS     24 58  8390  8639 -0.006 41.378   26  0.164   26 -0.477   22 -0.206   26 0.4501  3.846 -0.440  0.029  0.000
MAGIC         25 57  8479  8874 -0.050 40.299   27  0.155   27 -0.478   25 -0.348   27 0.4495  3.893 -0.352 -0.344  0.000
HAWKS         24 58  8475  8922 -0.033 40.900   28  0.141   28 -0.486   26 -0.350   28 0.4481  3.901 -0.314 -0.387  0.000
GRIZZLIES     22 60  8145  8654 -0.022 41.515   29  0.070   29 -0.530   28 -0.480   29 0.4435  3.827 -0.806 -0.155  0.000
SUNS          21 61  8522  9290 -0.024 41.883   30  0.000   30 -0.563   30 -0.561   30 0.4411  3.947 -0.292 -0.830  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 68 27 10757 10148 0.048 47.736 2 1.922 2 0.522 2 0.366 2 0.5545 3.971 0.756 -0.024 0.000 CLIPPERS 42 40 8937 8934 -0.004 40.821 17 1.021 17 0.028 19 -0.029 17 0.5023 3.953 0.270 -0.329 0.000 LAKERS 35 47 8862 8989 -0.015 40.814 21 0.666 21 -0.174 21 -0.051 21 0.4810 3.930 0.131 -0.233 0.000 KINGS 27 55 8104 8677 -0.023 41.530 24 0.321 24 -0.381 27 -0.362 24 0.4580 3.819 -0.727 0.003 0.000 SUNS 21 61 8522 9290 -0.024 41.883 30 0.000 30 -0.563 30 -0.561 30 0.4411 3.947 -0.292 -0.830 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 JAZZ 53 40 9666 9337 0.076 48.228 7 1.382 8 0.211 4 0.357 8 0.5227 3.815 -0.026 0.739 0.000 THUNDER 50 38 9451 9197 0.029 44.321 9 1.302 9 0.171 6 0.176 11 0.5168 3.894 0.180 0.173 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 49 37 9083 8906 0.007 42.747 10 1.264 10 0.154 10 0.138 10 0.5170 3.862 -0.018 0.294 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 48 39 9488 9349 0.047 44.559 12 1.242 12 0.143 14 0.100 12 0.5161 3.927 0.267 -0.066 0.000 NUGGETS 46 36 9020 8899 0.003 40.752 14 1.212 14 0.131 12 0.110 14 0.5134 3.944 0.361 -0.141 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 ROCKETS 74 21 10626 9869 0.051 47.687 1 2.219 1 0.687 1 0.502 1 0.5688 3.929 0.677 0.327 0.000 PELICANS 53 38 10151 10051 0.044 46.683 8 1.371 7 0.214 8 0.155 7 0.5234 3.969 0.534 -0.225 0.000 SPURS 48 39 8908 8715 0.036 44.066 13 1.239 13 0.140 9 0.152 13 0.5148 3.799 -0.309 0.613 0.000 MAVERICKS 24 58 8390 8639 -0.006 41.378 26 0.164 26 -0.477 22 -0.206 26 0.4501 3.846 -0.440 0.029 0.000 GRIZZLIES 22 60 8145 8654 -0.022 41.515 29 0.070 29 -0.530 28 -0.480 29 0.4435 3.827 -0.806 -0.155 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 59 37 10522 10437 0.006 47.974 6 1.453 6 0.262 13 0.103 6 0.5284 3.959 0.429 -0.224 0.000 PACERS 51 38 9360 9207 -0.012 43.716 11 1.260 11 0.153 11 0.135 9 0.5177 3.857 -0.046 0.315 0.000 BUCKS 47 42 9444 9473 -0.003 44.409 15 1.068 15 0.060 17 -0.003 15 0.5077 3.897 0.012 -0.018 0.000 PISTONS 39 43 8509 8521 -0.024 40.243 19 0.860 19 -0.073 20 -0.034 19 0.4919 3.847 -0.262 0.195 0.000 BULLS 27 55 8440 9017 -0.037 40.991 25 0.268 25 -0.409 29 -0.488 25 0.4570 3.893 -0.492 -0.485 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 WIZARDS 45 43 9385 9349 0.018 44.433 16 1.031 16 0.035 16 0.004 16 0.5038 3.893 -0.002 0.010 0.000 HEAT 45 42 8997 9012 -0.014 42.975 18 1.013 18 0.024 18 -0.005 18 0.5018 3.826 -0.335 0.325 0.000 HORNETS 36 46 8874 8853 -0.028 40.049 20 0.691 20 -0.164 15 0.016 20 0.4822 3.931 0.203 -0.171 0.000 MAGIC 25 57 8479 8874 -0.050 40.299 27 0.155 27 -0.478 25 -0.348 27 0.4495 3.893 -0.352 -0.344 0.000 HAWKS 24 58 8475 8922 -0.033 40.900 28 0.141 28 -0.486 26 -0.350 28 0.4481 3.901 -0.314 -0.387 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 63 29 10229 9635 -0.003 44.620 3 1.745 3 0.413 5 0.289 3 0.5431 3.920 0.418 0.159 0.000 CELTICS 65 32 10079 9758 -0.005 47.556 4 1.652 4 0.375 7 0.160 4 0.5404 3.810 -0.248 0.568 0.000 76ERS 57 35 10092 9684 0.009 45.394 5 1.471 5 0.263 3 0.358 5 0.5295 3.928 0.528 0.189 0.000 KNICKS 29 53 8566 8858 -0.033 40.600 22 0.393 22 -0.351 24 -0.291 22 0.4626 3.890 -0.309 -0.273 0.000 NETS 28 54 8741 9048 -0.029 40.708 23 0.335 23 -0.379 23 -0.221 23 0.4598 3.932 -0.031 -0.411 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHWEST DIVISION 246 190 0.564    1  0.203
ATLANTIC DIVISION  242 203 0.544    2  0.097
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 221 216 0.506    3  0.048
CENTRAL DIVISION   223 215 0.509    4 -0.087
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 175 246 0.416    5 -0.169
PACIFIC DIVISION   193 230 0.456    6 -0.182

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.197 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: Mon May 21 05:30:29 2018
games through: Sun May 20 2018

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