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      88 18 12006 11019  0.106 55.422    1  3.253    1  0.946    3  0.607    1 0.5841  3.962  1.136  0.078  0.000
SPURS         73 19  9510  8547  0.071 46.373    2  3.015    2  0.800    1  0.665    2 0.5714  3.773  0.272  1.057  0.000
CAVALIERS     73 30 10755 10082  0.075 53.432    3  2.648    3  0.563    4  0.604    3 0.5553  3.831  0.483  0.725  0.000
THUNDER       66 34 10953 10261  0.136 53.365    4  2.520    4  0.481    2  0.615    4 0.5465  3.924  0.953  0.277  0.000
RAPTORS       66 36 10290 10006  0.025 52.399    5  2.304    5  0.369   10  0.128    5 0.5368  3.810 -0.091  0.347  0.000
CLIPPERS      55 33  9159  8802  0.004 44.020    6  2.159    6  0.286    5  0.270    6 0.5281  3.838  0.183  0.357  0.000
HEAT          55 41  9560  9381  0.007 48.962    7  1.968    7  0.168    7  0.172    7 0.5188  3.785 -0.166  0.511  0.000
HAWKS         52 40  9434  9148  0.028 47.259    8  1.966    8  0.164    6  0.253    8 0.5171  3.829  0.125  0.381  0.000
HORNETS       51 38  9111  8950 -0.018 44.568    9  1.932    9  0.153   13  0.072    9 0.5154  3.843  0.013  0.131  0.000
CELTICS       50 38  9232  9009 -0.013 44.017   10  1.913   10  0.140   12  0.076   10 0.5134  3.888  0.234 -0.082  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  0.053 49.211   11  1.831   11  0.101    8  0.140   11 0.5114  3.896  0.338 -0.059  0.000
PACERS        48 41  9033  8883  0.005 45.338   12  1.812   12  0.090   11  0.091   12 0.5106  3.825 -0.056  0.238  0.000
PISTONS       44 42  8741  8725 -0.010 43.779   13  1.685   13  0.021   16 -0.035   13 0.5021  3.838 -0.119  0.050  0.000
MAVERICKS     43 44  8857  8973  0.023 45.642   14  1.669   14  0.012   17 -0.073   14 0.5007  3.830 -0.196  0.051  0.000
BULLS         42 40  8335  8456 -0.036 41.348   15  1.656   15  0.006   19 -0.163   15 0.5005  3.854 -0.172 -0.154  0.000
ROCKETS       42 45  9193  9271  0.025 45.608   16  1.619   16 -0.019   14  0.018   16 0.4990  3.920  0.334 -0.298  0.000
WIZARDS       41 41  8534  8575 -0.029 41.286   17  1.606   18 -0.026   15  0.005   18 0.4976  3.905  0.245 -0.235  0.000
GRIZZLIES     42 44  8450  8722 -0.011 44.688   18  1.602   17 -0.025   24 -0.261   17 0.4978  3.803 -0.515 -0.007  0.000
JAZZ          40 42  8010  7863 -0.007 41.254   19  1.574   19 -0.054    9  0.136   19 0.4949  3.721 -0.499  0.771  0.000
MAGIC         35 47  8369  8502 -0.043 41.192   20  1.291   20 -0.216   18 -0.153   20 0.4792  3.860 -0.133 -0.172  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 -0.037 41.589   21  1.223   23 -0.257   20 -0.196   23 0.4741  3.955  0.301 -0.693  0.000
NUGGETS       33 49  8355  8609 -0.034 41.882   22  1.221   22 -0.256   21 -0.214   21 0.4749  3.873 -0.131 -0.297  0.000
BUCKS         33 49  8122  8465 -0.043 41.788   23  1.217   21 -0.256   25 -0.283   22 0.4748  3.834 -0.387 -0.180  0.000
KNICKS        32 50  8065  8289 -0.049 41.309   24  1.165   24 -0.293   23 -0.250   24 0.4707  3.808 -0.481 -0.019  0.000
PELICANS      30 52  8423  8734 -0.044 41.730   25  1.058   25 -0.353   26 -0.302   25 0.4654  3.902 -0.076 -0.528  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  29 53  8398  8688 -0.043 41.614   26  1.036   26 -0.366   22 -0.233   26 0.4619  3.882 -0.106 -0.359  0.000
SUNS          23 59  8271  8817 -0.062 41.956   27  0.718   27 -0.574   27 -0.479   27 0.4448  3.899 -0.267 -0.691  0.000
NETS          21 61  8089  8692 -0.066 41.895   28  0.615   28 -0.631   28 -0.523   28 0.4387  3.865 -0.478 -0.568  0.000
LAKERS        17 65  7982  8766 -0.058 42.708   29  0.397   29 -0.767   29 -0.625   29 0.4287  3.853 -0.636 -0.614  0.000
76ERS         10 72  7988  8827 -0.076 41.983   30  0.000   30 -1.074   30 -0.647   30 0.4064  3.862 -0.618 -0.677  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 88 18 12006 11019 0.106 55.422 1 3.253 1 0.946 3 0.607 1 0.5841 3.962 1.136 0.078 0.000 CLIPPERS 55 33 9159 8802 0.004 44.020 6 2.159 6 0.286 5 0.270 6 0.5281 3.838 0.183 0.357 0.000 KINGS 33 49 8740 8943 -0.037 41.589 21 1.223 23 -0.257 20 -0.196 23 0.4741 3.955 0.301 -0.693 0.000 SUNS 23 59 8271 8817 -0.062 41.956 27 0.718 27 -0.574 27 -0.479 27 0.4448 3.899 -0.267 -0.691 0.000 LAKERS 17 65 7982 8766 -0.058 42.708 29 0.397 29 -0.767 29 -0.625 29 0.4287 3.853 -0.636 -0.614 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 34 10953 10261 0.136 53.365 4 2.520 4 0.481 2 0.615 4 0.5465 3.924 0.953 0.277 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 49 44 9777 9737 0.053 49.211 11 1.831 11 0.101 8 0.140 11 0.5114 3.896 0.338 -0.059 0.000 JAZZ 40 42 8010 7863 -0.007 41.254 19 1.574 19 -0.054 9 0.136 19 0.4949 3.721 -0.499 0.771 0.000 NUGGETS 33 49 8355 8609 -0.034 41.882 22 1.221 22 -0.256 21 -0.214 21 0.4749 3.873 -0.131 -0.297 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 29 53 8398 8688 -0.043 41.614 26 1.036 26 -0.366 22 -0.233 26 0.4619 3.882 -0.106 -0.359 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 0.071 46.373 2 3.015 2 0.800 1 0.665 2 0.5714 3.773 0.272 1.057 0.000 MAVERICKS 43 44 8857 8973 0.023 45.642 14 1.669 14 0.012 17 -0.073 14 0.5007 3.830 -0.196 0.051 0.000 ROCKETS 42 45 9193 9271 0.025 45.608 16 1.619 16 -0.019 14 0.018 16 0.4990 3.920 0.334 -0.298 0.000 GRIZZLIES 42 44 8450 8722 -0.011 44.688 18 1.602 17 -0.025 24 -0.261 17 0.4978 3.803 -0.515 -0.007 0.000 PELICANS 30 52 8423 8734 -0.044 41.730 25 1.058 25 -0.353 26 -0.302 25 0.4654 3.902 -0.076 -0.528 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 73 30 10755 10082 0.075 53.432 3 2.648 3 0.563 4 0.604 3 0.5553 3.831 0.483 0.725 0.000 PACERS 48 41 9033 8883 0.005 45.338 12 1.812 12 0.090 11 0.091 12 0.5106 3.825 -0.056 0.238 0.000 PISTONS 44 42 8741 8725 -0.010 43.779 13 1.685 13 0.021 16 -0.035 13 0.5021 3.838 -0.119 0.050 0.000 BULLS 42 40 8335 8456 -0.036 41.348 15 1.656 15 0.006 19 -0.163 15 0.5005 3.854 -0.172 -0.154 0.000 BUCKS 33 49 8122 8465 -0.043 41.788 23 1.217 21 -0.256 25 -0.283 22 0.4748 3.834 -0.387 -0.180 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 0.007 48.962 7 1.968 7 0.168 7 0.172 7 0.5188 3.785 -0.166 0.511 0.000 HAWKS 52 40 9434 9148 0.028 47.259 8 1.966 8 0.164 6 0.253 8 0.5171 3.829 0.125 0.381 0.000 HORNETS 51 38 9111 8950 -0.018 44.568 9 1.932 9 0.153 13 0.072 9 0.5154 3.843 0.013 0.131 0.000 WIZARDS 41 41 8534 8575 -0.029 41.286 17 1.606 18 -0.026 15 0.005 18 0.4976 3.905 0.245 -0.235 0.000 MAGIC 35 47 8369 8502 -0.043 41.192 20 1.291 20 -0.216 18 -0.153 20 0.4792 3.860 -0.133 -0.172 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 0.025 52.399 5 2.304 5 0.369 10 0.128 5 0.5368 3.810 -0.091 0.347 0.000 CELTICS 50 38 9232 9009 -0.013 44.017 10 1.913 10 0.140 12 0.076 10 0.5134 3.888 0.234 -0.082 0.000 KNICKS 32 50 8065 8289 -0.049 41.309 24 1.165 24 -0.293 23 -0.250 24 0.4707 3.808 -0.481 -0.019 0.000 NETS 21 61 8089 8692 -0.066 41.895 28 0.615 28 -0.631 28 -0.523 28 0.4387 3.865 -0.478 -0.568 0.000 76ERS 10 72 7988 8827 -0.076 41.983 30 0.000 30 -1.074 30 -0.647 30 0.4064 3.862 -0.618 -0.677 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 234 207 0.531    1  0.057
NORTHWEST DIVISION 217 222 0.494    2  0.055
CENTRAL DIVISION   240 202 0.543    3  0.037
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 230 204 0.530    4  0.022
PACIFIC DIVISION   216 224 0.491    5 -0.097
ATLANTIC DIVISION  179 257 0.411    6 -0.261

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.250 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: Mon Jun 20 05:30:17 2016
games through: Sun Jun 19 2016

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