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         62 20 8639 8006  0.083 41.295    1  2.662    1  0.677    1  0.587    1 0.5666  3.850  0.635  0.539  0.000
THUNDER       59 23 8705 8185  0.076 41.384    2  2.482    2  0.575    3  0.437    2 0.5572  3.874  0.601  0.273  0.000
CLIPPERS      57 25 8850 8278  0.079 41.367    3  2.395    3  0.519    2  0.533    3 0.5511  3.905  0.850  0.215  0.000
ROCKETS       54 28 8829 8455  0.078 41.829    4  2.238    4  0.429    5  0.358    4 0.5434  3.919  0.748 -0.032  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 54 28 8753 8426  0.069 41.707    5  2.221    5  0.422    6  0.274    5 0.5426  3.904  0.586 -0.037  0.000
PACERS        56 26 7933 7572 -0.026 38.680    6  2.198    6  0.410   14  0.105    6 0.5389  3.722 -0.448  0.659  0.000
HEAT          54 28 8380 7990 -0.012 39.070    7  2.072    7  0.338    7  0.255    7 0.5348  3.826  0.185  0.325  0.000
WARRIORS      51 31 8549 8155  0.068 41.433    8  2.058    8  0.329    4  0.372    8 0.5338  3.850  0.420  0.323  0.000
GRIZZLIES     50 32 7884 7755  0.066 42.120    9  2.011    9  0.313    9  0.227    9 0.5316  3.718 -0.346  0.800  0.000
MAVERICKS     49 33 8597 8400  0.063 41.825   10  1.967   10  0.283    8  0.237   10 0.5279  3.887  0.463  0.010  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
SUNS          48 34 8629 8413  0.054 41.558   11  1.894   11  0.237   10  0.219   11 0.5245  3.901  0.515 -0.077  0.000
RAPTORS       48 34 8305 8039 -0.028 38.910   12  1.775   12  0.167   11  0.189   12 0.5161  3.813  0.057  0.321  0.000
BULLS         48 34 7680 7528 -0.036 39.016   13  1.754   13  0.161   12  0.160   13 0.5159  3.667 -0.638  0.958  0.000
NETS          44 38 8079 8161 -0.054 39.199   14  1.537   14  0.047   18 -0.072   14 0.5039  3.806 -0.233  0.089  0.000
WIZARDS       44 38 8254 8150 -0.054 38.657   15  1.514   15  0.026   15  0.085   15 0.5025  3.808 -0.071  0.242  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  40 42 8768 8549  0.058 41.634   16  1.497   16  0.012   13  0.152   16 0.5015  3.919  0.542 -0.237  0.000
BOBCATS       43 39 7942 7960 -0.055 38.964   17  1.478   17  0.006   16  0.026   17 0.5005  3.762 -0.345  0.396  0.000
NUGGETS       36 46 8559 8735  0.048 42.508   18  1.313   18 -0.093   20 -0.123   18 0.4907  3.929  0.316 -0.563  0.000
HAWKS         38 44 8282 8321 -0.035 39.643   19  1.269   19 -0.117   19 -0.092   19 0.4876  3.858 -0.004 -0.179  0.000
KNICKS        37 45 8084 8149 -0.054 39.125   20  1.194   20 -0.156   17 -0.020   21 0.4833  3.809 -0.168  0.129  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
PELICANS      34 48 8177 8399  0.042 42.442   21  1.191   21 -0.156   21 -0.169   20 0.4847  3.832 -0.208 -0.131  0.000
CAVALIERS     33 49 8054 8324 -0.070 39.237   22  0.997   22 -0.274   23 -0.179   22 0.4712  3.820 -0.274 -0.084  0.000
KINGS         28 54 8241 8479  0.047 42.652   23  0.902   23 -0.332   22 -0.170   23 0.4674  3.849 -0.125 -0.215  0.000
LAKERS        27 55 8442 8958  0.033 43.000   24  0.849   24 -0.352   25 -0.386   24 0.4645  3.946  0.139 -0.912  0.000
PISTONS       29 53 8286 8586 -0.065 39.455   25  0.779   25 -0.391   24 -0.325   25 0.4601  3.895 -0.058 -0.592  0.000
JAZZ          25 57 7791 8379  0.021 42.880   26  0.702   26 -0.429   28 -0.494   26 0.4581  3.786 -0.753 -0.235  0.000
CELTICS       25 57 7892 8258 -0.077 39.385   27  0.554   27 -0.526   26 -0.408   27 0.4475  3.808 -0.561 -0.255  0.000
MAGIC         23 59 7914 8360 -0.078 39.568   28  0.453   28 -0.582   27 -0.446   28 0.4423  3.802 -0.629 -0.264  0.000
76ERS         19 63 8155 9012 -0.090 40.030   29  0.234   29 -0.696   30 -0.755   29 0.4306  3.921 -0.360 -1.150  0.000
BUCKS         15 67 7829 8500 -0.077 40.017   30  0.000   30 -0.858   29 -0.577   30 0.4192  3.819 -0.679 -0.476  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 CLIPPERS 57 25 8850 8278 0.079 41.367 3 2.395 3 0.519 2 0.533 3 0.5511 3.905 0.850 0.215 0.000 WARRIORS 51 31 8549 8155 0.068 41.433 8 2.058 8 0.329 4 0.372 8 0.5338 3.850 0.420 0.323 0.000 SUNS 48 34 8629 8413 0.054 41.558 11 1.894 11 0.237 10 0.219 11 0.5245 3.901 0.515 -0.077 0.000 KINGS 28 54 8241 8479 0.047 42.652 23 0.902 23 -0.332 22 -0.170 23 0.4674 3.849 -0.125 -0.215 0.000 LAKERS 27 55 8442 8958 0.033 43.000 24 0.849 24 -0.352 25 -0.386 24 0.4645 3.946 0.139 -0.912 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 23 8705 8185 0.076 41.384 2 2.482 2 0.575 3 0.437 2 0.5572 3.874 0.601 0.273 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 54 28 8753 8426 0.069 41.707 5 2.221 5 0.422 6 0.274 5 0.5426 3.904 0.586 -0.037 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 40 42 8768 8549 0.058 41.634 16 1.497 16 0.012 13 0.152 16 0.5015 3.919 0.542 -0.237 0.000 NUGGETS 36 46 8559 8735 0.048 42.508 18 1.313 18 -0.093 20 -0.123 18 0.4907 3.929 0.316 -0.563 0.000 JAZZ 25 57 7791 8379 0.021 42.880 26 0.702 26 -0.429 28 -0.494 26 0.4581 3.786 -0.753 -0.235 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 62 20 8639 8006 0.083 41.295 1 2.662 1 0.677 1 0.587 1 0.5666 3.850 0.635 0.539 0.000 ROCKETS 54 28 8829 8455 0.078 41.829 4 2.238 4 0.429 5 0.358 4 0.5434 3.919 0.748 -0.032 0.000 GRIZZLIES 50 32 7884 7755 0.066 42.120 9 2.011 9 0.313 9 0.227 9 0.5316 3.718 -0.346 0.800 0.000 MAVERICKS 49 33 8597 8400 0.063 41.825 10 1.967 10 0.283 8 0.237 10 0.5279 3.887 0.463 0.010 0.000 PELICANS 34 48 8177 8399 0.042 42.442 21 1.191 21 -0.156 21 -0.169 20 0.4847 3.832 -0.208 -0.131 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 PACERS 56 26 7933 7572 -0.026 38.680 6 2.198 6 0.410 14 0.105 6 0.5389 3.722 -0.448 0.659 0.000 BULLS 48 34 7680 7528 -0.036 39.016 13 1.754 13 0.161 12 0.160 13 0.5159 3.667 -0.638 0.958 0.000 CAVALIERS 33 49 8054 8324 -0.070 39.237 22 0.997 22 -0.274 23 -0.179 22 0.4712 3.820 -0.274 -0.084 0.000 PISTONS 29 53 8286 8586 -0.065 39.455 25 0.779 25 -0.391 24 -0.325 25 0.4601 3.895 -0.058 -0.592 0.000 BUCKS 15 67 7829 8500 -0.077 40.017 30 0.000 30 -0.858 29 -0.577 30 0.4192 3.819 -0.679 -0.476 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 54 28 8380 7990 -0.012 39.070 7 2.072 7 0.338 7 0.255 7 0.5348 3.826 0.185 0.325 0.000 WIZARDS 44 38 8254 8150 -0.054 38.657 15 1.514 15 0.026 15 0.085 15 0.5025 3.808 -0.071 0.242 0.000 BOBCATS 43 39 7942 7960 -0.055 38.964 17 1.478 17 0.006 16 0.026 17 0.5005 3.762 -0.345 0.396 0.000 HAWKS 38 44 8282 8321 -0.035 39.643 19 1.269 19 -0.117 19 -0.092 19 0.4876 3.858 -0.004 -0.179 0.000 MAGIC 23 59 7914 8360 -0.078 39.568 28 0.453 28 -0.582 27 -0.446 28 0.4423 3.802 -0.629 -0.264 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 48 34 8305 8039 -0.028 38.910 12 1.775 12 0.167 11 0.189 12 0.5161 3.813 0.057 0.321 0.000 NETS 44 38 8079 8161 -0.054 39.199 14 1.537 14 0.047 18 -0.072 14 0.5039 3.806 -0.233 0.089 0.000 KNICKS 37 45 8084 8149 -0.054 39.125 20 1.194 20 -0.156 17 -0.020 21 0.4833 3.809 -0.168 0.129 0.000 CELTICS 25 57 7892 8258 -0.077 39.385 27 0.554 27 -0.526 26 -0.408 27 0.4475 3.808 -0.561 -0.255 0.000 76ERS 19 63 8155 9012 -0.090 40.030 29 0.234 29 -0.696 30 -0.755 29 0.4306 3.921 -0.360 -1.150 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 249 161 0.607    1  0.267
PACIFIC DIVISION   211 199 0.515    2  0.136
NORTHWEST DIVISION 214 196 0.522    3  0.108
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 202 208 0.493    4 -0.050
CENTRAL DIVISION   181 229 0.441    5 -0.190
ATLANTIC DIVISION  173 237 0.422    6 -0.258

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.219 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.021 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu Apr 17 05:30:15 2014
games through: Wed Apr 16 2014

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