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
DALLAS        69 19  8792  8240  0.035 45.419    1  2.072    1  0.677    3  0.321    1 0.5696  3.775  0.136  0.507  0.000
SAN ANTONIO   74 28  9992  9222  0.091 54.531    2  1.876    2  0.568    1  0.529    2 0.5607  3.717  0.078  0.979  0.000
PHOENIX       67 26 10182  9528  0.072 48.946    3  1.822    3  0.541    2  0.456    3 0.5573  3.959  1.170 -0.259  0.000
DETROIT       63 35  9334  8946  0.015 50.458    4  1.446    4  0.313    4  0.296    4 0.5330  3.720 -0.143  0.736  0.000
UTAH          60 39  9986  9736  0.082 53.675    5  1.416    5  0.296    7  0.219    6 0.5319  3.839  0.336  0.101  0.000
HOUSTON       55 34  8564  8188  0.046 46.716    6  1.410    6  0.282    8  0.219    5 0.5320  3.718 -0.231  0.669  0.000
CLEVELAND     62 40  9710  9353  0.009 52.455    7  1.343    7  0.239    5  0.278    7 0.5263  3.716 -0.181  0.736  0.000
CHICAGO       55 37  9024  8602 -0.008 46.460    8  1.277    8  0.197    6  0.275    8 0.5221  3.779  0.107  0.443  0.000
DENVER        46 41  9080  8977  0.036 46.057    9  1.043    9  0.083   10  0.129    9 0.5101  3.927  0.680 -0.422  0.000
TORONTO       49 39  8702  8653 -0.049 43.999   10  1.033   10  0.079   14 -0.000   10 0.5089  3.833  0.090 -0.091  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
GOLDEN STATE  47 46  9910  9919  0.058 50.272   11  0.990   11  0.057    9  0.139   11 0.5082  3.977  0.946 -0.667  0.000
L.A. LAKERS   43 44  8964  9022  0.038 46.573   12  0.924   12  0.017   16 -0.061   12 0.5026  3.887  0.291 -0.412  0.000
MIAMI         44 42  8114  8233 -0.036 43.853   13  0.889   13 -0.004   17 -0.098   13 0.4995  3.751 -0.395  0.199  0.000
L.A. CLIPPERS 40 42  7843  7881  0.009 42.978   14  0.869   14 -0.020   11  0.022   15 0.4984  3.766 -0.205  0.249  0.000
NEW JERSEY    47 47  9083  9124 -0.022 48.192   15  0.866   15 -0.024   13  0.002   14 0.4985  3.792 -0.107  0.110  0.000
NEW ORLEANS   39 43  7833  7962 -0.001 42.930   16  0.812   16 -0.052   15 -0.052   16 0.4948  3.762 -0.299  0.195  0.000
WASHINGTON    41 45  8922  8999 -0.036 43.786   17  0.766   17 -0.079   19 -0.148   17 0.4915  3.941  0.473 -0.770  0.000
ORLANDO       40 46  8123  8095 -0.036 43.437   18  0.715   18 -0.110   12  0.013   18 0.4883  3.744 -0.318  0.345  0.000
INDIANA       35 47  7840  8040 -0.052 41.517   19  0.531   19 -0.200   23 -0.214   20 0.4781  3.795 -0.306 -0.122  0.000
PHILADELPHIA  35 47  7785  8033 -0.060 41.375   20  0.526   20 -0.201   21 -0.191   21 0.4779  3.777 -0.367 -0.015  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    33 49  8303  8451  0.005 43.114   21  0.522   21 -0.206   18 -0.130   19 0.4783  3.888  0.225 -0.484  0.000
MINNESOTA     32 50  7877  8178 -0.002 43.283   22  0.469   22 -0.233   28 -0.302   22 0.4750  3.782 -0.456 -0.148  0.000
PORTLAND      32 50  7717  8069 -0.009 43.276   23  0.456   23 -0.239   25 -0.251   23 0.4743  3.753 -0.540  0.037  0.000
NEW YORK      33 49  7994  8228 -0.057 41.419   24  0.433   25 -0.256   24 -0.233   25 0.4721  3.822 -0.198 -0.267  0.000
CHARLOTTE     33 49  7945  8252 -0.066 41.381   25  0.429   24 -0.255   22 -0.202   26 0.4716  3.818 -0.183 -0.221  0.000
SEATTLE       31 51  8130  8367 -0.004 43.086   26  0.413   26 -0.269   20 -0.184   24 0.4721  3.854  0.007 -0.374  0.000
ATLANTA       30 52  7680  8070 -0.064 41.684   27  0.304   27 -0.328   29 -0.341   27 0.4634  3.767 -0.566 -0.115  0.000
MILWAUKEE     28 54  8172  8531 -0.055 41.813   28  0.211   28 -0.379   30 -0.347   28 0.4578  3.888  0.008 -0.702  0.000
BOSTON        24 58  7857  8137 -0.068 41.241   29  0.012   29 -0.502   26 -0.252   30 0.4450  3.801 -0.317 -0.188  0.000
MEMPHIS       22 60  8331  8753  0.002 43.776   30  0.000   30 -0.508   27 -0.274   29 0.4470  3.913  0.207 -0.755  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 67 26 10182 9528 0.072 48.946 3 1.822 3 0.541 2 0.456 3 0.5573 3.959 1.170 -0.259 0.000 GOLDEN STATE 47 46 9910 9919 0.058 50.272 11 0.990 11 0.057 9 0.139 11 0.5082 3.977 0.946 -0.667 0.000 L.A. LAKERS 43 44 8964 9022 0.038 46.573 12 0.924 12 0.017 16 -0.061 12 0.5026 3.887 0.291 -0.412 0.000 L.A. CLIPPERS 40 42 7843 7881 0.009 42.978 14 0.869 14 -0.020 11 0.022 15 0.4984 3.766 -0.205 0.249 0.000 SACRAMENTO 33 49 8303 8451 0.005 43.114 21 0.522 21 -0.206 18 -0.130 19 0.4783 3.888 0.225 -0.484 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 UTAH 60 39 9986 9736 0.082 53.675 5 1.416 5 0.296 7 0.219 6 0.5319 3.839 0.336 0.101 0.000 DENVER 46 41 9080 8977 0.036 46.057 9 1.043 9 0.083 10 0.129 9 0.5101 3.927 0.680 -0.422 0.000 MINNESOTA 32 50 7877 8178 -0.002 43.283 22 0.469 22 -0.233 28 -0.302 22 0.4750 3.782 -0.456 -0.148 0.000 PORTLAND 32 50 7717 8069 -0.009 43.276 23 0.456 23 -0.239 25 -0.251 23 0.4743 3.753 -0.540 0.037 0.000 SEATTLE 31 51 8130 8367 -0.004 43.086 26 0.413 26 -0.269 20 -0.184 24 0.4721 3.854 0.007 -0.374 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 DALLAS 69 19 8792 8240 0.035 45.419 1 2.072 1 0.677 3 0.321 1 0.5696 3.775 0.136 0.507 0.000 SAN ANTONIO 74 28 9992 9222 0.091 54.531 2 1.876 2 0.568 1 0.529 2 0.5607 3.717 0.078 0.979 0.000 HOUSTON 55 34 8564 8188 0.046 46.716 6 1.410 6 0.282 8 0.219 5 0.5320 3.718 -0.231 0.669 0.000 NEW ORLEANS 39 43 7833 7962 -0.001 42.930 16 0.812 16 -0.052 15 -0.052 16 0.4948 3.762 -0.299 0.195 0.000 MEMPHIS 22 60 8331 8753 0.002 43.776 30 0.000 30 -0.508 27 -0.274 29 0.4470 3.913 0.207 -0.755 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 63 35 9334 8946 0.015 50.458 4 1.446 4 0.313 4 0.296 4 0.5330 3.720 -0.143 0.736 0.000 CLEVELAND 62 40 9710 9353 0.009 52.455 7 1.343 7 0.239 5 0.278 7 0.5263 3.716 -0.181 0.736 0.000 CHICAGO 55 37 9024 8602 -0.008 46.460 8 1.277 8 0.197 6 0.275 8 0.5221 3.779 0.107 0.443 0.000 INDIANA 35 47 7840 8040 -0.052 41.517 19 0.531 19 -0.200 23 -0.214 20 0.4781 3.795 -0.306 -0.122 0.000 MILWAUKEE 28 54 8172 8531 -0.055 41.813 28 0.211 28 -0.379 30 -0.347 28 0.4578 3.888 0.008 -0.702 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 44 42 8114 8233 -0.036 43.853 13 0.889 13 -0.004 17 -0.098 13 0.4995 3.751 -0.395 0.199 0.000 WASHINGTON 41 45 8922 8999 -0.036 43.786 17 0.766 17 -0.079 19 -0.148 17 0.4915 3.941 0.473 -0.770 0.000 ORLANDO 40 46 8123 8095 -0.036 43.437 18 0.715 18 -0.110 12 0.013 18 0.4883 3.744 -0.318 0.345 0.000 CHARLOTTE 33 49 7945 8252 -0.066 41.381 25 0.429 24 -0.255 22 -0.202 26 0.4716 3.818 -0.183 -0.221 0.000 ATLANTA 30 52 7680 8070 -0.064 41.684 27 0.304 27 -0.328 29 -0.341 27 0.4634 3.767 -0.566 -0.115 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 TORONTO 49 39 8702 8653 -0.049 43.999 10 1.033 10 0.079 14 -0.000 10 0.5089 3.833 0.090 -0.091 0.000 NEW JERSEY 47 47 9083 9124 -0.022 48.192 15 0.866 15 -0.024 13 0.002 14 0.4985 3.792 -0.107 0.110 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 35 47 7785 8033 -0.060 41.375 20 0.526 20 -0.201 21 -0.191 21 0.4779 3.777 -0.367 -0.015 0.000 NEW YORK 33 49 7994 8228 -0.057 41.419 24 0.433 25 -0.256 24 -0.233 25 0.4721 3.822 -0.198 -0.267 0.000 BOSTON 24 58 7857 8137 -0.068 41.241 29 0.012 29 -0.502 26 -0.252 30 0.4450 3.801 -0.317 -0.188 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 259 184 0.585    1  0.221
PACIFIC DIVISION   230 207 0.526    2  0.095
CENTRAL DIVISION   243 213 0.533    3  0.072
NORTHWEST DIVISION 201 231 0.465    4 -0.089
ATLANTIC DIVISION  188 240 0.439    5 -0.195
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 188 234 0.445    6 -0.212

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.259 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 Dec 31 14:18:48 2007
games through: Thu Jun 14 2007

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