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         63 21 8821 8204  0.077 42.324    1  2.633    1  0.657    2  0.530    1 0.5650  3.847  0.562  0.499  0.000
THUNDER       60 24 8910 8382  0.070 42.321    2  2.455    2  0.557    3  0.425    2 0.5558  3.874  0.589  0.262  0.000
CLIPPERS      58 26 9093 8485  0.079 42.446    3  2.381    3  0.507    1  0.567    3 0.5498  3.909  0.903  0.230  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 56 28 8987 8651  0.079 43.085    4  2.280    4  0.450    6  0.296    4 0.5455  3.904  0.611 -0.020  0.000
ROCKETS       54 30 9054 8689  0.076 42.939    5  2.179    5  0.390    4  0.328    5 0.5398  3.920  0.723 -0.066  0.000
PACERS        57 27 8127 7758 -0.036 39.408    6  2.174    6  0.389   15  0.100    6 0.5369  3.722 -0.454  0.653  0.000
HEAT          56 28 8580 8175 -0.022 39.796    7  2.105    7  0.350    8  0.253    7 0.5360  3.826  0.185  0.321  0.000
WARRIORS      52 32 8756 8398  0.082 43.025    8  2.082    8  0.337    5  0.328    8 0.5343  3.854  0.397  0.260  0.000
GRIZZLIES     51 33 8081 7960  0.078 43.612    9  2.032    9  0.319    9  0.228    9 0.5323  3.717 -0.345  0.801  0.000
MAVERICKS     50 34 8795 8582  0.079 43.346   10  1.994   10  0.291    7  0.282   10 0.5288  3.883  0.491  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
SUNS          48 34 8629 8413  0.051 41.524   11  1.901   11  0.234   10  0.214   11 0.5242  3.901  0.510 -0.082  0.000
RAPTORS       49 35 8492 8228 -0.039 39.624   12  1.761   12  0.152   11  0.160   12 0.5150  3.811  0.022  0.299  0.000
BULLS         48 36 7872 7731 -0.044 39.852   13  1.693   13  0.122   13  0.124   13 0.5119  3.669 -0.665  0.913  0.000
WIZARDS       46 38 8457 8342 -0.048 39.824   14  1.575   14  0.056   14  0.108   14 0.5057  3.809 -0.040  0.255  0.000
NETS          45 39 8268 8348 -0.045 40.456   15  1.555   15  0.052   18 -0.052   15 0.5042  3.805 -0.220  0.115  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  40 42 8768 8549  0.055 41.622   16  1.499   16  0.009   12  0.147   16 0.5012  3.919  0.537 -0.243  0.000
BOBCATS       43 41 8127 8160 -0.044 40.356   17  1.453   17 -0.014   16  0.019   17 0.4986  3.762 -0.349  0.387  0.000
NUGGETS       36 46 8559 8735  0.046 42.490   18  1.312   18 -0.095   20 -0.125   18 0.4904  3.929  0.315 -0.565  0.000
HAWKS         39 45 8468 8515 -0.025 40.984   19  1.294   19 -0.106   19 -0.085   19 0.4888  3.858  0.003 -0.172  0.000
KNICKS        37 45 8084 8149 -0.057 39.086   20  1.192   21 -0.159   17 -0.023   21 0.4829  3.809 -0.171  0.124  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  0.039 42.420   21  1.190   20 -0.159   21 -0.170   20 0.4843  3.832 -0.208 -0.133  0.000
CAVALIERS     33 49 8054 8324 -0.072 39.206   22  0.997   22 -0.276   23 -0.180   22 0.4708  3.820 -0.275 -0.086  0.000
KINGS         28 54 8241 8479  0.045 42.632   23  0.902   23 -0.334   22 -0.171   23 0.4670  3.849 -0.126 -0.217  0.000
LAKERS        27 55 8442 8958  0.030 42.955   24  0.847   24 -0.355   25 -0.386   24 0.4641  3.946  0.140 -0.912  0.000
PISTONS       29 53 8286 8586 -0.068 39.427   25  0.778   25 -0.393   24 -0.326   25 0.4597  3.895 -0.058 -0.593  0.000
JAZZ          25 57 7791 8379  0.018 42.846   26  0.701   26 -0.432   28 -0.492   26 0.4578  3.786 -0.750 -0.234  0.000
CELTICS       25 57 7892 8258 -0.079 39.357   27  0.554   27 -0.528   26 -0.407   27 0.4472  3.808 -0.559 -0.254  0.000
MAGIC         23 59 7914 8360 -0.080 39.546   28  0.454   28 -0.584   27 -0.445   28 0.4419  3.802 -0.627 -0.263  0.000
76ERS         19 63 8155 9012 -0.092 39.996   29  0.234   29 -0.698   30 -0.751   29 0.4302  3.920 -0.355 -1.147  0.000
BUCKS         15 67 7829 8500 -0.080 39.975   30  0.000   30 -0.860   29 -0.575   30 0.4188  3.819 -0.676 -0.474  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 58 26 9093 8485 0.079 42.446 3 2.381 3 0.507 1 0.567 3 0.5498 3.909 0.903 0.230 0.000 WARRIORS 52 32 8756 8398 0.082 43.025 8 2.082 8 0.337 5 0.328 8 0.5343 3.854 0.397 0.260 0.000 SUNS 48 34 8629 8413 0.051 41.524 11 1.901 11 0.234 10 0.214 11 0.5242 3.901 0.510 -0.082 0.000 KINGS 28 54 8241 8479 0.045 42.632 23 0.902 23 -0.334 22 -0.171 23 0.4670 3.849 -0.126 -0.217 0.000 LAKERS 27 55 8442 8958 0.030 42.955 24 0.847 24 -0.355 25 -0.386 24 0.4641 3.946 0.140 -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 60 24 8910 8382 0.070 42.321 2 2.455 2 0.557 3 0.425 2 0.5558 3.874 0.589 0.262 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 56 28 8987 8651 0.079 43.085 4 2.280 4 0.450 6 0.296 4 0.5455 3.904 0.611 -0.020 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 40 42 8768 8549 0.055 41.622 16 1.499 16 0.009 12 0.147 16 0.5012 3.919 0.537 -0.243 0.000 NUGGETS 36 46 8559 8735 0.046 42.490 18 1.312 18 -0.095 20 -0.125 18 0.4904 3.929 0.315 -0.565 0.000 JAZZ 25 57 7791 8379 0.018 42.846 26 0.701 26 -0.432 28 -0.492 26 0.4578 3.786 -0.750 -0.234 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 63 21 8821 8204 0.077 42.324 1 2.633 1 0.657 2 0.530 1 0.5650 3.847 0.562 0.499 0.000 ROCKETS 54 30 9054 8689 0.076 42.939 5 2.179 5 0.390 4 0.328 5 0.5398 3.920 0.723 -0.066 0.000 GRIZZLIES 51 33 8081 7960 0.078 43.612 9 2.032 9 0.319 9 0.228 9 0.5323 3.717 -0.345 0.801 0.000 MAVERICKS 50 34 8795 8582 0.079 43.346 10 1.994 10 0.291 7 0.282 10 0.5288 3.883 0.491 0.073 0.000 PELICANS 34 48 8177 8399 0.039 42.420 21 1.190 20 -0.159 21 -0.170 20 0.4843 3.832 -0.208 -0.133 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 57 27 8127 7758 -0.036 39.408 6 2.174 6 0.389 15 0.100 6 0.5369 3.722 -0.454 0.653 0.000 BULLS 48 36 7872 7731 -0.044 39.852 13 1.693 13 0.122 13 0.124 13 0.5119 3.669 -0.665 0.913 0.000 CAVALIERS 33 49 8054 8324 -0.072 39.206 22 0.997 22 -0.276 23 -0.180 22 0.4708 3.820 -0.275 -0.086 0.000 PISTONS 29 53 8286 8586 -0.068 39.427 25 0.778 25 -0.393 24 -0.326 25 0.4597 3.895 -0.058 -0.593 0.000 BUCKS 15 67 7829 8500 -0.080 39.975 30 0.000 30 -0.860 29 -0.575 30 0.4188 3.819 -0.676 -0.474 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 56 28 8580 8175 -0.022 39.796 7 2.105 7 0.350 8 0.253 7 0.5360 3.826 0.185 0.321 0.000 WIZARDS 46 38 8457 8342 -0.048 39.824 14 1.575 14 0.056 14 0.108 14 0.5057 3.809 -0.040 0.255 0.000 BOBCATS 43 41 8127 8160 -0.044 40.356 17 1.453 17 -0.014 16 0.019 17 0.4986 3.762 -0.349 0.387 0.000 HAWKS 39 45 8468 8515 -0.025 40.984 19 1.294 19 -0.106 19 -0.085 19 0.4888 3.858 0.003 -0.172 0.000 MAGIC 23 59 7914 8360 -0.080 39.546 28 0.454 28 -0.584 27 -0.445 28 0.4419 3.802 -0.627 -0.263 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 49 35 8492 8228 -0.039 39.624 12 1.761 12 0.152 11 0.160 12 0.5150 3.811 0.022 0.299 0.000 NETS 45 39 8268 8348 -0.045 40.456 15 1.555 15 0.052 18 -0.052 15 0.5042 3.805 -0.220 0.115 0.000 KNICKS 37 45 8084 8149 -0.057 39.086 20 1.192 21 -0.159 17 -0.023 21 0.4829 3.809 -0.171 0.124 0.000 CELTICS 25 57 7892 8258 -0.079 39.357 27 0.554 27 -0.528 26 -0.407 27 0.4472 3.808 -0.559 -0.254 0.000 76ERS 19 63 8155 9012 -0.092 39.996 29 0.234 29 -0.698 30 -0.751 29 0.4302 3.920 -0.355 -1.147 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 252 166 0.603    1  0.262
PACIFIC DIVISION   213 201 0.514    2  0.132
NORTHWEST DIVISION 217 197 0.524    3  0.106
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 207 211 0.495    4 -0.049
CENTRAL DIVISION   182 232 0.440    5 -0.198
ATLANTIC DIVISION  175 239 0.423    6 -0.261

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.215 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.020 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 24 05:30:14 2014
games through: Wed Apr 23 2014

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