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       76 23 10997 10271  0.073 50.662    1  2.219    1  0.682    2  0.442    1 0.5682  3.919  0.569  0.314  0.000
WARRIORS      74 29 11623 10923  0.072 52.714    2  1.980    2  0.555    1  0.485    2 0.5584  3.956  0.801  0.169  0.000
RAPTORS       63 29 10229  9635 -0.008 44.599    3  1.751    3  0.409    5  0.273    3 0.5426  3.921  0.409  0.136  0.000
CELTICS       66 35 10455 10148 -0.008 49.642    4  1.585    4  0.336   11  0.122    4 0.5370  3.804 -0.311  0.555  0.000
76ERS         57 35 10092  9684  0.004 45.351    5  1.473    5  0.258    4  0.340    5 0.5288  3.929  0.516  0.163  0.000
CAVALIERS     62 42 11316 11277  0.030 53.158    6  1.437    6  0.244   14  0.066    6 0.5270  3.948  0.340 -0.209  0.000
PELICANS      53 38 10151 10051  0.045 46.831    8  1.380    7  0.214    7  0.151    7 0.5234  3.970  0.540 -0.239  0.000
JAZZ          53 40  9666  9337  0.072 48.249    7  1.386    8  0.208    3  0.340    8 0.5224  3.816 -0.034  0.714  0.000
PACERS        51 38  9360  9207 -0.017 43.680   11  1.260   11  0.148   10  0.125    9 0.5170  3.859 -0.045  0.296  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 49 37  9083  8906  0.005 42.790   10  1.269   10  0.152    9  0.129   10 0.5167  3.863 -0.022  0.280  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
THUNDER       50 38  9451  9197  0.027 44.382    9  1.307    9  0.169    6  0.167   11 0.5165  3.895  0.176  0.158  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  48 39  9488  9349  0.043 44.554   13  1.240   13  0.139   13  0.090   12 0.5157  3.928  0.265 -0.085  0.000
SPURS         48 39  8908  8715  0.037 44.213   12  1.246   12  0.141    8  0.148   13 0.5147  3.800 -0.303  0.598  0.000
NUGGETS       46 36  9020  8899  0.002 40.814   14  1.214   14  0.129   12  0.102   14 0.5132  3.945  0.359 -0.155  0.000
BUCKS         47 42  9444  9473 -0.008 44.353   15  1.065   15  0.055   17 -0.009   15 0.5070  3.898  0.014 -0.032  0.000
WIZARDS       45 43  9385  9349  0.013 44.422   16  1.030   16  0.031   16 -0.001   16 0.5033  3.893 -0.002 -0.001  0.000
CLIPPERS      42 40  8937  8934 -0.006 40.873   17  1.022   17  0.026   19 -0.032   17 0.5020  3.954  0.275 -0.339  0.000
HEAT          45 42  8997  9012 -0.018 42.975   18  1.012   18  0.020   18 -0.010   18 0.5013  3.827 -0.335  0.316  0.000
PISTONS       39 43  8509  8521 -0.028 40.240   19  0.858   19 -0.077   20 -0.037   19 0.4914  3.848 -0.260  0.186  0.000
HORNETS       36 46  8874  8853 -0.032 40.051   20  0.689   20 -0.167   15  0.011   20 0.4817  3.932  0.203 -0.181  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 -0.017 40.866   21  0.667   21 -0.177   21 -0.052   21 0.4807  3.931  0.137 -0.241  0.000
KNICKS        29 53  8566  8858 -0.037 40.591   22  0.390   22 -0.355   24 -0.283   22 0.4620  3.891 -0.295 -0.271  0.000
NETS          28 54  8741  9048 -0.034 40.699   23  0.332   24 -0.384   23 -0.216   23 0.4592  3.932 -0.020 -0.412  0.000
KINGS         27 55  8104  8677 -0.025 41.593   24  0.324   23 -0.383   27 -0.349   24 0.4577  3.819 -0.708  0.010  0.000
BULLS         27 55  8440  9017 -0.041 40.982   25  0.265   25 -0.413   29 -0.473   25 0.4564  3.894 -0.471 -0.475  0.000
MAVERICKS     24 58  8390  8639 -0.008 41.432   26  0.165   26 -0.480   22 -0.200   26 0.4498  3.847 -0.428  0.027  0.000
MAGIC         25 57  8479  8874 -0.054 40.290   27  0.153   27 -0.483   25 -0.338   27 0.4490  3.894 -0.336 -0.340  0.000
HAWKS         24 58  8475  8922 -0.037 40.892   28  0.139   28 -0.491   26 -0.340   28 0.4475  3.902 -0.297 -0.382  0.000
GRIZZLIES     22 60  8145  8654 -0.025 41.550   29  0.070   29 -0.533   28 -0.464   29 0.4432  3.828 -0.783 -0.144  0.000
SUNS          21 61  8522  9290 -0.027 41.936   30  0.000   30 -0.567   30 -0.539   30 0.4408  3.948 -0.263 -0.815  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 74 29 11623 10923 0.072 52.714 2 1.980 2 0.555 1 0.485 2 0.5584 3.956 0.801 0.169 0.000 CLIPPERS 42 40 8937 8934 -0.006 40.873 17 1.022 17 0.026 19 -0.032 17 0.5020 3.954 0.275 -0.339 0.000 LAKERS 35 47 8862 8989 -0.017 40.866 21 0.667 21 -0.177 21 -0.052 21 0.4807 3.931 0.137 -0.241 0.000 KINGS 27 55 8104 8677 -0.025 41.593 24 0.324 23 -0.383 27 -0.349 24 0.4577 3.819 -0.708 0.010 0.000 SUNS 21 61 8522 9290 -0.027 41.936 30 0.000 30 -0.567 30 -0.539 30 0.4408 3.948 -0.263 -0.815 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 53 40 9666 9337 0.072 48.249 7 1.386 8 0.208 3 0.340 8 0.5224 3.816 -0.034 0.714 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 49 37 9083 8906 0.005 42.790 10 1.269 10 0.152 9 0.129 10 0.5167 3.863 -0.022 0.280 0.000 THUNDER 50 38 9451 9197 0.027 44.382 9 1.307 9 0.169 6 0.167 11 0.5165 3.895 0.176 0.158 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 48 39 9488 9349 0.043 44.554 13 1.240 13 0.139 13 0.090 12 0.5157 3.928 0.265 -0.085 0.000 NUGGETS 46 36 9020 8899 0.002 40.814 14 1.214 14 0.129 12 0.102 14 0.5132 3.945 0.359 -0.155 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 76 23 10997 10271 0.073 50.662 1 2.219 1 0.682 2 0.442 1 0.5682 3.919 0.569 0.314 0.000 PELICANS 53 38 10151 10051 0.045 46.831 8 1.380 7 0.214 7 0.151 7 0.5234 3.970 0.540 -0.239 0.000 SPURS 48 39 8908 8715 0.037 44.213 12 1.246 12 0.141 8 0.148 13 0.5147 3.800 -0.303 0.598 0.000 MAVERICKS 24 58 8390 8639 -0.008 41.432 26 0.165 26 -0.480 22 -0.200 26 0.4498 3.847 -0.428 0.027 0.000 GRIZZLIES 22 60 8145 8654 -0.025 41.550 29 0.070 29 -0.533 28 -0.464 29 0.4432 3.828 -0.783 -0.144 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 62 42 11316 11277 0.030 53.158 6 1.437 6 0.244 14 0.066 6 0.5270 3.948 0.340 -0.209 0.000 PACERS 51 38 9360 9207 -0.017 43.680 11 1.260 11 0.148 10 0.125 9 0.5170 3.859 -0.045 0.296 0.000 BUCKS 47 42 9444 9473 -0.008 44.353 15 1.065 15 0.055 17 -0.009 15 0.5070 3.898 0.014 -0.032 0.000 PISTONS 39 43 8509 8521 -0.028 40.240 19 0.858 19 -0.077 20 -0.037 19 0.4914 3.848 -0.260 0.186 0.000 BULLS 27 55 8440 9017 -0.041 40.982 25 0.265 25 -0.413 29 -0.473 25 0.4564 3.894 -0.471 -0.475 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 45 43 9385 9349 0.013 44.422 16 1.030 16 0.031 16 -0.001 16 0.5033 3.893 -0.002 -0.001 0.000 HEAT 45 42 8997 9012 -0.018 42.975 18 1.012 18 0.020 18 -0.010 18 0.5013 3.827 -0.335 0.316 0.000 HORNETS 36 46 8874 8853 -0.032 40.051 20 0.689 20 -0.167 15 0.011 20 0.4817 3.932 0.203 -0.181 0.000 MAGIC 25 57 8479 8874 -0.054 40.290 27 0.153 27 -0.483 25 -0.338 27 0.4490 3.894 -0.336 -0.340 0.000 HAWKS 24 58 8475 8922 -0.037 40.892 28 0.139 28 -0.491 26 -0.340 28 0.4475 3.902 -0.297 -0.382 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 63 29 10229 9635 -0.008 44.599 3 1.751 3 0.409 5 0.273 3 0.5426 3.921 0.409 0.136 0.000 CELTICS 66 35 10455 10148 -0.008 49.642 4 1.585 4 0.336 11 0.122 4 0.5370 3.804 -0.311 0.555 0.000 76ERS 57 35 10092 9684 0.004 45.351 5 1.473 5 0.258 4 0.340 5 0.5288 3.929 0.516 0.163 0.000 KNICKS 29 53 8566 8858 -0.037 40.591 22 0.390 22 -0.355 24 -0.283 22 0.4620 3.891 -0.295 -0.271 0.000 NETS 28 54 8741 9048 -0.034 40.699 23 0.332 24 -0.384 23 -0.216 23 0.4592 3.932 -0.020 -0.412 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHWEST DIVISION 246 190 0.564    1  0.200
ATLANTIC DIVISION  243 206 0.541    2  0.088
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 223 218 0.506    3  0.042
CENTRAL DIVISION   226 220 0.507    4 -0.094
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 175 246 0.416    5 -0.173
PACIFIC DIVISION   199 232 0.462    6 -0.175

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.198 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.022 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sat Jun  9 05:30:22 2018
games through: Fri Jun  8 2018

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