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
ROCKETS       67 17 9419 8701  0.023 40.943    1  2.163    1  0.701    1  0.529    1 0.5711  3.927  0.692  0.366  0.000
WARRIORS      61 24 9643 9104  0.025 41.778    2  1.834    2  0.501    5  0.275    2 0.5523  3.978  0.700 -0.149  0.000
RAPTORS       61 24 9503 8865  0.000 40.897    3  1.823    3  0.492    2  0.424    3 0.5505  3.924  0.574  0.275  0.000
CELTICS       57 28 8854 8564 -0.013 41.124    4  1.586    4  0.364   10  0.141    4 0.5391  3.817 -0.236  0.519  0.000
76ERS         54 31 9365 8959  0.004 41.445    5  1.463    5  0.291    4  0.411    5 0.5320  3.928  0.580  0.241  0.000
PELICANS      51 34 9488 9353  0.028 42.745    6  1.371    6  0.237    7  0.200    6 0.5259  3.968  0.572 -0.173  0.000
JAZZ          49 35 8750 8398  0.048 42.340    7  1.350    7  0.214    3  0.421    7 0.5233  3.813  0.029  0.814  0.000
CAVALIERS     51 34 9361 9301 -0.023 41.318    9  1.312    8  0.202   15  0.027    8 0.5219  3.968  0.398 -0.345  0.000
PACERS        50 35 8943 8813 -0.007 41.655   10  1.307   10  0.192   13  0.118    9 0.5210  3.861 -0.046  0.282  0.000
THUNDER       49 35 9055 8774  0.021 41.730    8  1.315    9  0.198    6  0.224   10 0.5201  3.893  0.219  0.228  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
TRAIL BLAZERS 49 36 8960 8775  0.016 42.234   11  1.285   11  0.178    8  0.167   11 0.5195  3.857 -0.014  0.348  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  47 37 9163 9003  0.040 42.506   12  1.243   12  0.155   12  0.125   12 0.5173  3.925  0.279 -0.030  0.000
SPURS         47 38 8714 8526  0.034 42.742   13  1.221   13  0.143    9  0.148   13 0.5150  3.802 -0.299  0.594  0.000
NUGGETS       46 36 9020 8899  0.014 40.830   14  1.212   14  0.142   11  0.129   14 0.5147  3.943  0.375 -0.118  0.000
BUCKS         45 40 9060 9081 -0.005 42.068   15  1.054   15  0.063   18 -0.000   15 0.5074  3.900  0.027 -0.027  0.000
WIZARDS       44 41 9089 9041  0.017 42.602   17  1.037   17  0.050   17  0.015   16 0.5056  3.896  0.022  0.008  0.000
HEAT          45 40 8804 8802 -0.012 41.780   16  1.042   16  0.055   16  0.023   17 0.5054  3.827 -0.305  0.352  0.000
CLIPPERS      42 40 8937 8934  0.007 40.903   18  1.020   18  0.039   19 -0.019   18 0.5036  3.953  0.277 -0.315  0.000
PISTONS       39 43 8509 8521 -0.013 40.321   19  0.860   19 -0.063   20 -0.022   19 0.4933  3.846 -0.257  0.214  0.000
HORNETS       36 46 8874 8853 -0.017 40.144   20  0.693   20 -0.153   14  0.029   20 0.4836  3.930  0.210 -0.151  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
LAKERS        35 47 8862 8989 -0.003 40.892   21  0.668   21 -0.164   21 -0.042   21 0.4823  3.930  0.135 -0.220  0.000
KNICKS        29 53 8566 8858 -0.021 40.681   22  0.395   22 -0.340   24 -0.298   22 0.4638  3.889 -0.324 -0.273  0.000
NETS          28 54 8741 9048 -0.018 40.784   23  0.337   23 -0.369   23 -0.223   23 0.4611  3.931 -0.040 -0.405  0.000
KINGS         27 55 8104 8677 -0.011 41.608   24  0.323   24 -0.372   27 -0.374   24 0.4593  3.818 -0.743 -0.004  0.000
BULLS         27 55 8440 9017 -0.026 41.064   25  0.270   25 -0.398   29 -0.508   25 0.4583  3.892 -0.519 -0.497  0.000
MAVERICKS     24 58 8390 8639  0.006 41.455   26  0.165   26 -0.465   22 -0.207   26 0.4514  3.845 -0.446  0.032  0.000
MAGIC         25 57 8479 8874 -0.039 40.356   27  0.153   27 -0.469   25 -0.356   27 0.4507  3.892 -0.367 -0.345  0.000
HAWKS         24 58 8475 8922 -0.022 40.974   28  0.139   28 -0.476   26 -0.361   28 0.4494  3.900 -0.332 -0.390  0.000
GRIZZLIES     22 60 8145 8654 -0.010 41.608   29  0.070   29 -0.519   28 -0.498   29 0.4448  3.827 -0.827 -0.170  0.000
SUNS          21 61 8522 9290 -0.012 41.961   30  0.000   30 -0.553   30 -0.588   30 0.4424  3.947 -0.324 -0.853  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 61 24 9643 9104 0.025 41.778 2 1.834 2 0.501 5 0.275 2 0.5523 3.978 0.700 -0.149 0.000 CLIPPERS 42 40 8937 8934 0.007 40.903 18 1.020 18 0.039 19 -0.019 18 0.5036 3.953 0.277 -0.315 0.000 LAKERS 35 47 8862 8989 -0.003 40.892 21 0.668 21 -0.164 21 -0.042 21 0.4823 3.930 0.135 -0.220 0.000 KINGS 27 55 8104 8677 -0.011 41.608 24 0.323 24 -0.372 27 -0.374 24 0.4593 3.818 -0.743 -0.004 0.000 SUNS 21 61 8522 9290 -0.012 41.961 30 0.000 30 -0.553 30 -0.588 30 0.4424 3.947 -0.324 -0.853 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 49 35 8750 8398 0.048 42.340 7 1.350 7 0.214 3 0.421 7 0.5233 3.813 0.029 0.814 0.000 THUNDER 49 35 9055 8774 0.021 41.730 8 1.315 9 0.198 6 0.224 10 0.5201 3.893 0.219 0.228 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 49 36 8960 8775 0.016 42.234 11 1.285 11 0.178 8 0.167 11 0.5195 3.857 -0.014 0.348 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 47 37 9163 9003 0.040 42.506 12 1.243 12 0.155 12 0.125 12 0.5173 3.925 0.279 -0.030 0.000 NUGGETS 46 36 9020 8899 0.014 40.830 14 1.212 14 0.142 11 0.129 14 0.5147 3.943 0.375 -0.118 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 ROCKETS 67 17 9419 8701 0.023 40.943 1 2.163 1 0.701 1 0.529 1 0.5711 3.927 0.692 0.366 0.000 PELICANS 51 34 9488 9353 0.028 42.745 6 1.371 6 0.237 7 0.200 6 0.5259 3.968 0.572 -0.173 0.000 SPURS 47 38 8714 8526 0.034 42.742 13 1.221 13 0.143 9 0.148 13 0.5150 3.802 -0.299 0.594 0.000 MAVERICKS 24 58 8390 8639 0.006 41.455 26 0.165 26 -0.465 22 -0.207 26 0.4514 3.845 -0.446 0.032 0.000 GRIZZLIES 22 60 8145 8654 -0.010 41.608 29 0.070 29 -0.519 28 -0.498 29 0.4448 3.827 -0.827 -0.170 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 51 34 9361 9301 -0.023 41.318 9 1.312 8 0.202 15 0.027 8 0.5219 3.968 0.398 -0.345 0.000 PACERS 50 35 8943 8813 -0.007 41.655 10 1.307 10 0.192 13 0.118 9 0.5210 3.861 -0.046 0.282 0.000 BUCKS 45 40 9060 9081 -0.005 42.068 15 1.054 15 0.063 18 -0.000 15 0.5074 3.900 0.027 -0.027 0.000 PISTONS 39 43 8509 8521 -0.013 40.321 19 0.860 19 -0.063 20 -0.022 19 0.4933 3.846 -0.257 0.214 0.000 BULLS 27 55 8440 9017 -0.026 41.064 25 0.270 25 -0.398 29 -0.508 25 0.4583 3.892 -0.519 -0.497 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 WIZARDS 44 41 9089 9041 0.017 42.602 17 1.037 17 0.050 17 0.015 16 0.5056 3.896 0.022 0.008 0.000 HEAT 45 40 8804 8802 -0.012 41.780 16 1.042 16 0.055 16 0.023 17 0.5054 3.827 -0.305 0.352 0.000 HORNETS 36 46 8874 8853 -0.017 40.144 20 0.693 20 -0.153 14 0.029 20 0.4836 3.930 0.210 -0.151 0.000 MAGIC 25 57 8479 8874 -0.039 40.356 27 0.153 27 -0.469 25 -0.356 27 0.4507 3.892 -0.367 -0.345 0.000 HAWKS 24 58 8475 8922 -0.022 40.974 28 0.139 28 -0.476 26 -0.361 28 0.4494 3.900 -0.332 -0.390 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 61 24 9503 8865 0.000 40.897 3 1.823 3 0.492 2 0.424 3 0.5505 3.924 0.574 0.275 0.000 CELTICS 57 28 8854 8564 -0.013 41.124 4 1.586 4 0.364 10 0.141 4 0.5391 3.817 -0.236 0.519 0.000 76ERS 54 31 9365 8959 0.004 41.445 5 1.463 5 0.291 4 0.411 5 0.5320 3.928 0.580 0.241 0.000 KNICKS 29 53 8566 8858 -0.021 40.681 22 0.395 22 -0.340 24 -0.298 22 0.4638 3.889 -0.324 -0.273 0.000 NETS 28 54 8741 9048 -0.018 40.784 23 0.337 23 -0.369 23 -0.223 23 0.4611 3.931 -0.040 -0.405 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHWEST DIVISION 240 179 0.573    1  0.222
ATLANTIC DIVISION  229 190 0.547    2  0.121
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 211 207 0.505    3  0.059
CENTRAL DIVISION   212 207 0.506    4 -0.092
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 174 242 0.418    5 -0.156
PACIFIC DIVISION   186 227 0.450    6 -0.178

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.183 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: Sat Apr 21 05:30:21 2018
games through: Fri Apr 20 2018

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