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      38  6 5190 4615  0.042 21.691    1  1.992    1  0.787    1  0.794    1 0.5866  3.990  1.353  0.235  0.000
SPURS         34  9 4626 4252  0.072 21.926    2  1.774    2  0.627    2  0.571    2 0.5699  3.844  0.399  0.743  0.000
ROCKETS       34 13 5380 5048  0.079 24.389    3  1.609    3  0.516    3  0.464    3 0.5571  3.997  1.057 -0.129  0.000
CAVALIERS     30 12 4591 4385  0.011 21.008    4  1.489    4  0.435    6  0.242    4 0.5510  3.919  0.435  0.048  0.000
JAZZ          29 16 4486 4289  0.009 22.421    5  1.285    5  0.288    4  0.268    6 0.5330  3.745 -0.370  0.907  0.000
RAPTORS       28 16 4842 4613  0.032 22.161    6  1.281    6  0.280    5  0.252    5 0.5339  3.916  0.434  0.069  0.000
CLIPPERS      29 16 4853 4616 -0.037 21.721    7  1.234    7  0.248    7  0.199    7 0.5287  3.892  0.259  0.138  0.000
CELTICS       26 17 4614 4528  0.008 21.838    8  1.173    8  0.208    9  0.126    8 0.5256  3.919  0.319 -0.068  0.000
GRIZZLIES     26 20 4584 4574  0.032 23.978    9  1.101    9  0.165   10  0.073    9 0.5179  3.759 -0.501  0.647  0.000
THUNDER       25 19 4678 4645  0.029 22.828   10  1.089   10  0.156   11  0.073   10 0.5179  3.885  0.098  0.047  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
HAWKS         26 18 4529 4511 -0.054 21.544   11  1.056   11  0.137   13 -0.007   11 0.5166  3.849 -0.154  0.140  0.000
HORNETS       23 21 4636 4533 -0.027 21.739   12  0.896   12  0.017    8  0.131   12 0.5035  3.878  0.125  0.136  0.000
WIZARDS       23 20 4563 4550 -0.078 20.705   13  0.880   13  0.009   12 -0.002   13 0.5027  3.907  0.133 -0.137  0.000
PACERS        22 21 4533 4588 -0.100 20.538   14  0.800   14 -0.043   21 -0.119   15 0.4943  3.894 -0.049 -0.189  0.000
PISTONS       21 24 4522 4552  0.033 23.622   15  0.796   15 -0.048   16 -0.046   14 0.4965  3.803 -0.416  0.325  0.000
BULLS         22 23 4555 4561 -0.063 21.969   16  0.765   16 -0.068   19 -0.105   16 0.4925  3.825 -0.369  0.158  0.000
BUCKS         20 23 4491 4476 -0.043 21.258   17  0.725   17 -0.102   15 -0.031   17 0.4889  3.880 -0.029 -0.033  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 19 27 4945 5081  0.055 24.825   18  0.676   18 -0.131   20 -0.107   18 0.4852  3.933  0.161 -0.375  0.000
NUGGETS       18 25 4723 4786  0.016 22.432   19  0.648   19 -0.152   17 -0.052   19 0.4820  3.990  0.506 -0.610  0.000
KNICKS        19 26 4749 4874 -0.046 22.580   20  0.592   20 -0.187   23 -0.188   20 0.4797  3.916 -0.006 -0.371  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
MAGIC         18 28 4596 4830 -0.044 23.386   21  0.516   21 -0.232   27 -0.325   21 0.4720  3.843 -0.504 -0.146  0.000
KINGS         16 27 4400 4535  0.012 22.544   22  0.515   22 -0.235   24 -0.199   23 0.4711  3.867 -0.261 -0.136  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  16 28 4546 4592  0.017 22.883   23  0.485   23 -0.260   14 -0.023   25 0.4695  3.866 -0.092  0.045  0.000
PELICANS      17 27 4524 4651 -0.047 22.159   24  0.471   24 -0.267   22 -0.179   22 0.4718  3.849 -0.331 -0.028  0.000
SUNS          15 29 4667 4904  0.051 24.085   25  0.458   25 -0.272   25 -0.200   24 0.4699  3.936  0.080 -0.480  0.000
MAVERICKS     15 29 4249 4402  0.046 23.673   26  0.445   26 -0.286   18 -0.103   26 0.4675  3.745 -0.743  0.537  0.000
LAKERS        16 32 4996 5302 -0.012 25.272   27  0.353   27 -0.332   29 -0.425   27 0.4622  3.944 -0.104 -0.745  0.000
HEAT          14 30 4347 4509  0.018 23.209   28  0.345   28 -0.345   26 -0.208   28 0.4612  3.807 -0.559  0.143  0.000
76ERS         15 27 4159 4399 -0.114 20.360   29  0.325   29 -0.355   28 -0.359   29 0.4592  3.816 -0.666 -0.052  0.000
NETS           9 34 4567 4940 -0.029 22.523   30  0.000   30 -0.610   30 -0.505   30 0.4318  3.974 -0.031 -0.978  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 38 6 5190 4615 0.042 21.691 1 1.992 1 0.787 1 0.794 1 0.5866 3.990 1.353 0.235 0.000 CLIPPERS 29 16 4853 4616 -0.037 21.721 7 1.234 7 0.248 7 0.199 7 0.5287 3.892 0.259 0.138 0.000 KINGS 16 27 4400 4535 0.012 22.544 22 0.515 22 -0.235 24 -0.199 23 0.4711 3.867 -0.261 -0.136 0.000 SUNS 15 29 4667 4904 0.051 24.085 25 0.458 25 -0.272 25 -0.200 24 0.4699 3.936 0.080 -0.480 0.000 LAKERS 16 32 4996 5302 -0.012 25.272 27 0.353 27 -0.332 29 -0.425 27 0.4622 3.944 -0.104 -0.745 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 29 16 4486 4289 0.009 22.421 5 1.285 5 0.288 4 0.268 6 0.5330 3.745 -0.370 0.907 0.000 THUNDER 25 19 4678 4645 0.029 22.828 10 1.089 10 0.156 11 0.073 10 0.5179 3.885 0.098 0.047 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 19 27 4945 5081 0.055 24.825 18 0.676 18 -0.131 20 -0.107 18 0.4852 3.933 0.161 -0.375 0.000 NUGGETS 18 25 4723 4786 0.016 22.432 19 0.648 19 -0.152 17 -0.052 19 0.4820 3.990 0.506 -0.610 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 16 28 4546 4592 0.017 22.883 23 0.485 23 -0.260 14 -0.023 25 0.4695 3.866 -0.092 0.045 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 34 9 4626 4252 0.072 21.926 2 1.774 2 0.627 2 0.571 2 0.5699 3.844 0.399 0.743 0.000 ROCKETS 34 13 5380 5048 0.079 24.389 3 1.609 3 0.516 3 0.464 3 0.5571 3.997 1.057 -0.129 0.000 GRIZZLIES 26 20 4584 4574 0.032 23.978 9 1.101 9 0.165 10 0.073 9 0.5179 3.759 -0.501 0.647 0.000 PELICANS 17 27 4524 4651 -0.047 22.159 24 0.471 24 -0.267 22 -0.179 22 0.4718 3.849 -0.331 -0.028 0.000 MAVERICKS 15 29 4249 4402 0.046 23.673 26 0.445 26 -0.286 18 -0.103 26 0.4675 3.745 -0.743 0.537 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 30 12 4591 4385 0.011 21.008 4 1.489 4 0.435 6 0.242 4 0.5510 3.919 0.435 0.048 0.000 PACERS 22 21 4533 4588 -0.100 20.538 14 0.800 14 -0.043 21 -0.119 15 0.4943 3.894 -0.049 -0.189 0.000 PISTONS 21 24 4522 4552 0.033 23.622 15 0.796 15 -0.048 16 -0.046 14 0.4965 3.803 -0.416 0.325 0.000 BULLS 22 23 4555 4561 -0.063 21.969 16 0.765 16 -0.068 19 -0.105 16 0.4925 3.825 -0.369 0.158 0.000 BUCKS 20 23 4491 4476 -0.043 21.258 17 0.725 17 -0.102 15 -0.031 17 0.4889 3.880 -0.029 -0.033 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 HAWKS 26 18 4529 4511 -0.054 21.544 11 1.056 11 0.137 13 -0.007 11 0.5166 3.849 -0.154 0.140 0.000 HORNETS 23 21 4636 4533 -0.027 21.739 12 0.896 12 0.017 8 0.131 12 0.5035 3.878 0.125 0.136 0.000 WIZARDS 23 20 4563 4550 -0.078 20.705 13 0.880 13 0.009 12 -0.002 13 0.5027 3.907 0.133 -0.137 0.000 MAGIC 18 28 4596 4830 -0.044 23.386 21 0.516 21 -0.232 27 -0.325 21 0.4720 3.843 -0.504 -0.146 0.000 HEAT 14 30 4347 4509 0.018 23.209 28 0.345 28 -0.345 26 -0.208 28 0.4612 3.807 -0.559 0.143 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 28 16 4842 4613 0.032 22.161 6 1.281 6 0.280 5 0.252 5 0.5339 3.916 0.434 0.069 0.000 CELTICS 26 17 4614 4528 0.008 21.838 8 1.173 8 0.208 9 0.126 8 0.5256 3.919 0.319 -0.068 0.000 KNICKS 19 26 4749 4874 -0.046 22.580 20 0.592 20 -0.187 23 -0.188 20 0.4797 3.916 -0.006 -0.371 0.000 76ERS 15 27 4159 4399 -0.114 20.360 29 0.325 29 -0.355 28 -0.359 29 0.4592 3.816 -0.666 -0.052 0.000 NETS 9 34 4567 4940 -0.029 22.523 30 0.000 30 -0.610 30 -0.505 30 0.4318 3.974 -0.031 -0.978 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 126  98 0.562    1  0.180
PACIFIC DIVISION   114 110 0.509    2  0.048
NORTHWEST DIVISION 107 115 0.482    3  0.028
CENTRAL DIVISION   115 103 0.528    4  0.015
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 104 117 0.471    5 -0.120
ATLANTIC DIVISION   97 120 0.447    6 -0.177

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.259 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: Mon Jan 23 05:30:33 2017
games through: Sun Jan 22 2017

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