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
SAN ANTONIO   70 25  9177  8589  0.063 48.970    1  2.041    1  0.580    2  0.387    1 0.5612  3.725  0.042  0.732  0.000
DETROIT       74 26  9591  8987  0.015 49.997    2  1.993    2  0.555    4  0.313    3 0.5574  3.713 -0.088  0.715  0.000
DALLAS        74 31 10424  9832  0.114 56.138    3  1.988    3  0.553    1  0.450    2 0.5586  3.783  0.373  0.527  0.000
MIAMI         68 37 10405 10001  0.055 54.527    4  1.690    4  0.373    3  0.319    4 0.5391  3.819  0.409  0.229  0.000
PHOENIX       64 38 11030 10551  0.065 53.169    5  1.593    5  0.326    5  0.287    5 0.5359  3.969  1.121 -0.547  0.000
CLEVELAND     57 38  9177  9035  0.037 49.371    6  1.451    6  0.240   12  0.070    6 0.5259  3.773 -0.056  0.196  0.000
L.A. CLIPPERS 54 40  9238  9064  0.036 48.657    7  1.369    7  0.189    7  0.172    7 0.5208  3.793  0.142  0.202  0.000
NEW JERSEY    54 39  8727  8625 -0.000 47.127    8  1.327    8  0.168   11  0.081    9 0.5172  3.729 -0.248  0.409  0.000
MEMPHIS       49 37  7895  7648  0.035 44.168    9  1.325    9  0.166    6  0.178    8 0.5197  3.662 -0.449  0.806  0.000
L.A. LAKERS   48 41  8858  8700  0.033 45.990   10  1.190   10  0.102    8  0.123   10 0.5122  3.821  0.222  0.024  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
SACRAMENTO    46 42  8690  8621  0.030 45.629   11  1.113   11  0.065   10  0.102   11 0.5091  3.834  0.266 -0.062  0.000
DENVER        45 42  8664  8683  0.004 44.565   12  1.061   12  0.038   16 -0.076   12 0.5056  3.855  0.190 -0.343  0.000
WASHINGTON    44 44  8946  8793 -0.020 43.827   13  0.975   13 -0.021    9  0.122   14 0.4969  3.872  0.471 -0.227  0.000
UTAH          41 41  7573  7789 -0.029 41.556   14  0.960   14 -0.022   22 -0.154   13 0.4989  3.728 -0.487  0.179  0.000
CHICAGO       43 45  8610  8576 -0.004 44.692   15  0.953   15 -0.032   13  0.053   15 0.4958  3.810  0.101  0.004  0.000
INDIANA       43 45  8235  8102 -0.023 43.760   16  0.917   16 -0.056   14  0.016   16 0.4936  3.723 -0.338  0.370  0.000
MILWAUKEE     41 46  8508  8641 -0.002 44.708   17  0.881   17 -0.068   17 -0.085   17 0.4933  3.838  0.096 -0.266  0.000
NEW ORLEANS   38 44  7611  7842 -0.019 41.952   18  0.835   18 -0.089   26 -0.237   18 0.4915  3.748 -0.479  0.006  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  38 44  8147  8307 -0.048 40.820   19  0.787   19 -0.115   23 -0.164   19 0.4859  3.869  0.170 -0.498  0.000
ORLANDO       36 46  7784  7872 -0.044 40.758   20  0.694   20 -0.167   15 -0.022   21 0.4803  3.757 -0.223  0.179  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
SEATTLE       35 47  8411  8659 -0.034 41.529   21  0.660   21 -0.182   21 -0.123   20 0.4813  3.948  0.603 -0.849  0.000
GOLDEN STATE  34 48  8076  8187 -0.011 41.802   22  0.656   22 -0.190   18 -0.098   23 0.4797  3.850  0.144 -0.340  0.000
HOUSTON       34 48  7387  7517 -0.011 41.898   23  0.651   23 -0.192   20 -0.120   22 0.4798  3.678 -0.680  0.440  0.000
MINNESOTA     33 49  7522  7676 -0.027 41.484   24  0.578   24 -0.237   25 -0.193   24 0.4757  3.712 -0.600  0.215  0.000
BOSTON        33 49  8033  8159 -0.037 41.074   25  0.564   25 -0.246   19 -0.099   25 0.4724  3.837  0.080 -0.279  0.000
TORONTO       27 55  8287  8532 -0.045 41.102   26  0.278   26 -0.412   24 -0.191   26 0.4545  3.899  0.290 -0.671  0.000
ATLANTA       26 56  7972  8362 -0.050 41.396   27  0.225   27 -0.434   28 -0.259   28 0.4517  3.848 -0.030 -0.488  0.000
CHARLOTTE     26 56  7943  8271 -0.041 41.502   28  0.222   28 -0.440   27 -0.238   27 0.4523  3.831 -0.089 -0.386  0.000
NEW YORK      23 59  7842  8367 -0.057 41.445   29  0.092   29 -0.515   29 -0.408   29 0.4426  3.830 -0.262 -0.554  0.000
PORTLAND      21 61  7285  8060 -0.046 42.498   30  0.000   30 -0.566   30 -0.595   30 0.4416  3.737 -0.886 -0.304  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 PHOENIX 64 38 11030 10551 0.065 53.169 5 1.593 5 0.326 5 0.287 5 0.5359 3.969 1.121 -0.547 0.000 L.A. CLIPPERS 54 40 9238 9064 0.036 48.657 7 1.369 7 0.189 7 0.172 7 0.5208 3.793 0.142 0.202 0.000 L.A. LAKERS 48 41 8858 8700 0.033 45.990 10 1.190 10 0.102 8 0.123 10 0.5122 3.821 0.222 0.024 0.000 SACRAMENTO 46 42 8690 8621 0.030 45.629 11 1.113 11 0.065 10 0.102 11 0.5091 3.834 0.266 -0.062 0.000 GOLDEN STATE 34 48 8076 8187 -0.011 41.802 22 0.656 22 -0.190 18 -0.098 23 0.4797 3.850 0.144 -0.340 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 DENVER 45 42 8664 8683 0.004 44.565 12 1.061 12 0.038 16 -0.076 12 0.5056 3.855 0.190 -0.343 0.000 UTAH 41 41 7573 7789 -0.029 41.556 14 0.960 14 -0.022 22 -0.154 13 0.4989 3.728 -0.487 0.179 0.000 SEATTLE 35 47 8411 8659 -0.034 41.529 21 0.660 21 -0.182 21 -0.123 20 0.4813 3.948 0.603 -0.849 0.000 MINNESOTA 33 49 7522 7676 -0.027 41.484 24 0.578 24 -0.237 25 -0.193 24 0.4757 3.712 -0.600 0.215 0.000 PORTLAND 21 61 7285 8060 -0.046 42.498 30 0.000 30 -0.566 30 -0.595 30 0.4416 3.737 -0.886 -0.304 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 SAN ANTONIO 70 25 9177 8589 0.063 48.970 1 2.041 1 0.580 2 0.387 1 0.5612 3.725 0.042 0.732 0.000 DALLAS 74 31 10424 9832 0.114 56.138 3 1.988 3 0.553 1 0.450 2 0.5586 3.783 0.373 0.527 0.000 MEMPHIS 49 37 7895 7648 0.035 44.168 9 1.325 9 0.166 6 0.178 8 0.5197 3.662 -0.449 0.806 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 38 44 7611 7842 -0.019 41.952 18 0.835 18 -0.089 26 -0.237 18 0.4915 3.748 -0.479 0.006 0.000 HOUSTON 34 48 7387 7517 -0.011 41.898 23 0.651 23 -0.192 20 -0.120 22 0.4798 3.678 -0.680 0.440 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 DETROIT 74 26 9591 8987 0.015 49.997 2 1.993 2 0.555 4 0.313 3 0.5574 3.713 -0.088 0.715 0.000 CLEVELAND 57 38 9177 9035 0.037 49.371 6 1.451 6 0.240 12 0.070 6 0.5259 3.773 -0.056 0.196 0.000 CHICAGO 43 45 8610 8576 -0.004 44.692 15 0.953 15 -0.032 13 0.053 15 0.4958 3.810 0.101 0.004 0.000 INDIANA 43 45 8235 8102 -0.023 43.760 16 0.917 16 -0.056 14 0.016 16 0.4936 3.723 -0.338 0.370 0.000 MILWAUKEE 41 46 8508 8641 -0.002 44.708 17 0.881 17 -0.068 17 -0.085 17 0.4933 3.838 0.096 -0.266 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 MIAMI 68 37 10405 10001 0.055 54.527 4 1.690 4 0.373 3 0.319 4 0.5391 3.819 0.409 0.229 0.000 WASHINGTON 44 44 8946 8793 -0.020 43.827 13 0.975 13 -0.021 9 0.122 14 0.4969 3.872 0.471 -0.227 0.000 ORLANDO 36 46 7784 7872 -0.044 40.758 20 0.694 20 -0.167 15 -0.022 21 0.4803 3.757 -0.223 0.179 0.000 ATLANTA 26 56 7972 8362 -0.050 41.396 27 0.225 27 -0.434 28 -0.259 28 0.4517 3.848 -0.030 -0.488 0.000 CHARLOTTE 26 56 7943 8271 -0.041 41.502 28 0.222 28 -0.440 27 -0.238 27 0.4523 3.831 -0.089 -0.386 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 NEW JERSEY 54 39 8727 8625 -0.000 47.127 8 1.327 8 0.168 11 0.081 9 0.5172 3.729 -0.248 0.409 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 38 44 8147 8307 -0.048 40.820 19 0.787 19 -0.115 23 -0.164 19 0.4859 3.869 0.170 -0.498 0.000 BOSTON 33 49 8033 8159 -0.037 41.074 25 0.564 25 -0.246 19 -0.099 25 0.4724 3.837 0.080 -0.279 0.000 TORONTO 27 55 8287 8532 -0.045 41.102 26 0.278 26 -0.412 24 -0.191 26 0.4545 3.899 0.290 -0.671 0.000 NEW YORK 23 59 7842 8367 -0.057 41.445 29 0.092 29 -0.515 29 -0.408 29 0.4426 3.830 -0.262 -0.554 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 265 185 0.589    1  0.196
PACIFIC DIVISION   246 209 0.541    2  0.149
CENTRAL DIVISION   258 200 0.563    3  0.127
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 200 239 0.456    4 -0.089
ATLANTIC DIVISION  175 246 0.416    5 -0.216
NORTHWEST DIVISION 175 240 0.422    6 -0.294

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.292 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.027 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Dec 31 14:17:12 2007
games through: Tue Jun 20 2006

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