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      84 14 11211 10228  0.074 49.843    1  3.282    1  0.996    3  0.644    1 0.5876  3.973  1.229  0.059  0.000
SPURS         73 19  9510  8547  0.076 46.405    2  2.991    2  0.805    1  0.693    2 0.5720  3.773  0.297  1.089  0.000
CAVALIERS     69 27 10052  9383  0.018 47.870    3  2.594    3  0.534    4  0.582    3 0.5521  3.839  0.499  0.664  0.000
THUNDER       66 33 10865 10165  0.132 52.556    4  2.531    4  0.494    2  0.646    4 0.5478  3.927  0.997  0.294  0.000
RAPTORS       66 36 10290 10006  0.027 52.351    5  2.304    5  0.372   10  0.134    5 0.5370  3.809 -0.089  0.357  0.000
CLIPPERS      55 33  9159  8802  0.009 44.045    6  2.160    6  0.291    5  0.285    6 0.5287  3.837  0.196  0.374  0.000
HEAT          55 41  9560  9381  0.010 48.946    7  1.968    7  0.172    7  0.182    7 0.5192  3.785 -0.158  0.521  0.000
HAWKS         52 40  9434  9148  0.031 47.225    8  1.965    8  0.167    6  0.264    8 0.5173  3.829  0.133  0.395  0.000
HORNETS       51 38  9111  8950 -0.015 44.551    9  1.932    9  0.157   13  0.079    9 0.5157  3.843  0.017  0.140  0.000
CELTICS       50 38  9232  9009 -0.010 44.006   10  1.914   10  0.144   12  0.083   10 0.5137  3.888  0.239 -0.073  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 49 44  9777  9737  0.058 49.257   11  1.836   11  0.106    8  0.152   11 0.5121  3.895  0.344 -0.041  0.000
PACERS        48 41  9033  8883  0.009 45.318   12  1.812   12  0.093   11  0.098   12 0.5109  3.825 -0.050  0.247  0.000
PISTONS       44 42  8741  8725 -0.007 43.739   13  1.683   13  0.024   16 -0.033   13 0.5022  3.838 -0.122  0.055  0.000
MAVERICKS     43 44  8857  8973  0.027 45.670   14  1.670   14  0.017   17 -0.069   14 0.5013  3.830 -0.196  0.058  0.000
BULLS         42 40  8335  8456 -0.032 41.331   15  1.655   15  0.009   19 -0.165   15 0.5007  3.854 -0.176 -0.154  0.000
ROCKETS       42 45  9193  9271  0.030 45.647   16  1.620   16 -0.014   14  0.026   16 0.4997  3.919  0.336 -0.285  0.000
WIZARDS       41 41  8534  8575 -0.026 41.270   17  1.605   18 -0.023   15  0.010   18 0.4979  3.904  0.248 -0.228  0.000
GRIZZLIES     42 44  8450  8722 -0.007 44.710   18  1.603   17 -0.021   24 -0.265   17 0.4983  3.802 -0.521 -0.009  0.000
JAZZ          40 42  8010  7863 -0.002 41.275   19  1.576   19 -0.049    9  0.148   19 0.4954  3.720 -0.490  0.785  0.000
MAGIC         35 47  8369  8502 -0.039 41.177   20  1.291   20 -0.212   18 -0.154   20 0.4795  3.859 -0.137 -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
KINGS         33 49  8740  8943 -0.032 41.610   21  1.224   23 -0.253   20 -0.198   23 0.4746  3.955  0.296 -0.692  0.000
NUGGETS       33 49  8355  8609 -0.029 41.904   22  1.222   21 -0.251   21 -0.217   21 0.4755  3.872 -0.137 -0.297  0.000
BUCKS         33 49  8122  8465 -0.039 41.772   23  1.217   22 -0.252   25 -0.290   22 0.4751  3.834 -0.396 -0.185  0.000
KNICKS        32 50  8065  8289 -0.046 41.293   24  1.165   24 -0.290   23 -0.256   24 0.4710  3.807 -0.489 -0.022  0.000
PELICANS      30 52  8423  8734 -0.040 41.745   25  1.060   25 -0.349   26 -0.309   25 0.4659  3.901 -0.085 -0.532  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  29 53  8398  8688 -0.039 41.632   26  1.039   26 -0.362   22 -0.236   26 0.4625  3.881 -0.112 -0.360  0.000
SUNS          23 59  8271  8817 -0.057 41.976   27  0.719   27 -0.569   27 -0.493   27 0.4453  3.898 -0.284 -0.702  0.000
NETS          21 61  8089  8692 -0.062 41.880   28  0.615   28 -0.628   28 -0.540   28 0.4390  3.865 -0.497 -0.582  0.000
LAKERS        17 65  7982  8766 -0.053 42.730   29  0.398   29 -0.763   29 -0.645   29 0.4293  3.853 -0.659 -0.631  0.000
76ERS         10 72  7988  8827 -0.072 41.967   30  0.000   30 -1.070   30 -0.669   30 0.4066  3.861 -0.642 -0.696  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 84 14 11211 10228 0.074 49.843 1 3.282 1 0.996 3 0.644 1 0.5876 3.973 1.229 0.059 0.000 CLIPPERS 55 33 9159 8802 0.009 44.045 6 2.160 6 0.291 5 0.285 6 0.5287 3.837 0.196 0.374 0.000 KINGS 33 49 8740 8943 -0.032 41.610 21 1.224 23 -0.253 20 -0.198 23 0.4746 3.955 0.296 -0.692 0.000 SUNS 23 59 8271 8817 -0.057 41.976 27 0.719 27 -0.569 27 -0.493 27 0.4453 3.898 -0.284 -0.702 0.000 LAKERS 17 65 7982 8766 -0.053 42.730 29 0.398 29 -0.763 29 -0.645 29 0.4293 3.853 -0.659 -0.631 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 66 33 10865 10165 0.132 52.556 4 2.531 4 0.494 2 0.646 4 0.5478 3.927 0.997 0.294 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 49 44 9777 9737 0.058 49.257 11 1.836 11 0.106 8 0.152 11 0.5121 3.895 0.344 -0.041 0.000 JAZZ 40 42 8010 7863 -0.002 41.275 19 1.576 19 -0.049 9 0.148 19 0.4954 3.720 -0.490 0.785 0.000 NUGGETS 33 49 8355 8609 -0.029 41.904 22 1.222 21 -0.251 21 -0.217 21 0.4755 3.872 -0.137 -0.297 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 29 53 8398 8688 -0.039 41.632 26 1.039 26 -0.362 22 -0.236 26 0.4625 3.881 -0.112 -0.360 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 73 19 9510 8547 0.076 46.405 2 2.991 2 0.805 1 0.693 2 0.5720 3.773 0.297 1.089 0.000 MAVERICKS 43 44 8857 8973 0.027 45.670 14 1.670 14 0.017 17 -0.069 14 0.5013 3.830 -0.196 0.058 0.000 ROCKETS 42 45 9193 9271 0.030 45.647 16 1.620 16 -0.014 14 0.026 16 0.4997 3.919 0.336 -0.285 0.000 GRIZZLIES 42 44 8450 8722 -0.007 44.710 18 1.603 17 -0.021 24 -0.265 17 0.4983 3.802 -0.521 -0.009 0.000 PELICANS 30 52 8423 8734 -0.040 41.745 25 1.060 25 -0.349 26 -0.309 25 0.4659 3.901 -0.085 -0.532 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 69 27 10052 9383 0.018 47.870 3 2.594 3 0.534 4 0.582 3 0.5521 3.839 0.499 0.664 0.000 PACERS 48 41 9033 8883 0.009 45.318 12 1.812 12 0.093 11 0.098 12 0.5109 3.825 -0.050 0.247 0.000 PISTONS 44 42 8741 8725 -0.007 43.739 13 1.683 13 0.024 16 -0.033 13 0.5022 3.838 -0.122 0.055 0.000 BULLS 42 40 8335 8456 -0.032 41.331 15 1.655 15 0.009 19 -0.165 15 0.5007 3.854 -0.176 -0.154 0.000 BUCKS 33 49 8122 8465 -0.039 41.772 23 1.217 22 -0.252 25 -0.290 22 0.4751 3.834 -0.396 -0.185 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 HEAT 55 41 9560 9381 0.010 48.946 7 1.968 7 0.172 7 0.182 7 0.5192 3.785 -0.158 0.521 0.000 HAWKS 52 40 9434 9148 0.031 47.225 8 1.965 8 0.167 6 0.264 8 0.5173 3.829 0.133 0.395 0.000 HORNETS 51 38 9111 8950 -0.015 44.551 9 1.932 9 0.157 13 0.079 9 0.5157 3.843 0.017 0.140 0.000 WIZARDS 41 41 8534 8575 -0.026 41.270 17 1.605 18 -0.023 15 0.010 18 0.4979 3.904 0.248 -0.228 0.000 MAGIC 35 47 8369 8502 -0.039 41.177 20 1.291 20 -0.212 18 -0.154 20 0.4795 3.859 -0.137 -0.171 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 66 36 10290 10006 0.027 52.351 5 2.304 5 0.372 10 0.134 5 0.5370 3.809 -0.089 0.357 0.000 CELTICS 50 38 9232 9009 -0.010 44.006 10 1.914 10 0.144 12 0.083 10 0.5137 3.888 0.239 -0.073 0.000 KNICKS 32 50 8065 8289 -0.046 41.293 24 1.165 24 -0.290 23 -0.256 24 0.4710 3.807 -0.489 -0.022 0.000 NETS 21 61 8089 8692 -0.062 41.880 28 0.615 28 -0.628 28 -0.540 28 0.4390 3.865 -0.497 -0.582 0.000 76ERS 10 72 7988 8827 -0.072 41.967 30 0.000 30 -1.070 30 -0.669 30 0.4066 3.861 -0.642 -0.696 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHWEST DIVISION 217 221 0.495    1  0.061
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 234 207 0.531    2  0.061
CENTRAL DIVISION   236 199 0.543    3  0.037
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 230 204 0.530    4  0.027
PACIFIC DIVISION   212 220 0.491    5 -0.090
ATLANTIC DIVISION  179 257 0.411    6 -0.258

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.247 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.024 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 29 05:30:13 2016
games through: Sat May 28 2016

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