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
WARRIORS      37  9 5333 4916  0.053 23.035    1  1.517    1  0.589    1  0.483    1 0.5748  3.992  1.008 -0.043  0.000
CELTICS       34 11 4645 4416 -0.023 21.605    2  1.308    2  0.448    4  0.241    2 0.5588  3.797 -0.198  0.680  0.000
RAPTORS       30 13 4814 4484  0.026 21.062    4  1.193    4  0.369    2  0.411    3 0.5484  3.928  0.609  0.213  0.000
ROCKETS       30 12 4815 4497 -0.004 20.252    3  1.198    3  0.374    3  0.357    4 0.5468  3.986  0.851 -0.138  0.000
SPURS         30 16 4661 4502 -0.023 22.220    5  1.030    5  0.264    7  0.171    5 0.5325  3.793 -0.286  0.628  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  29 17 4998 4819 -0.028 22.089    6  0.950    6  0.209    5  0.237    6 0.5267  3.909  0.342  0.131  0.000
HEAT          26 18 4453 4480  0.003 22.066    8  0.878    8  0.169   16  0.004    7 0.5242  3.815 -0.349  0.356  0.000
CAVALIERS     26 17 4709 4676 -0.021 21.043    7  0.883    7  0.171   15  0.009    8 0.5238  3.956  0.351 -0.332  0.000
PACERS        24 20 4725 4664 -0.024 21.449   11  0.709   10  0.066    9  0.060    9 0.5111  3.916  0.198 -0.078  0.000
PISTONS       22 21 4391 4374  0.055 22.336   10  0.710   11  0.065   13  0.038   10 0.5101  3.823 -0.279  0.355  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       25 20 4695 4536 -0.005 22.084    9  0.756    9  0.092    6  0.187   11 0.5092  3.834 -0.076  0.450  0.000
76ERS         20 20 4345 4327  0.079 21.074   15  0.669   15  0.042    8  0.094   12 0.5085  3.930  0.302 -0.114  0.000
BUCKS         23 21 4617 4659  0.010 22.251   14  0.682   13  0.051   21 -0.042   13 0.5083  3.898  0.006 -0.090  0.000
PELICANS      23 21 4873 4870  0.035 22.526   12  0.699   12  0.058   11  0.047   14 0.5080  3.971  0.467 -0.374  0.000
WIZARDS       25 20 4810 4737 -0.071 21.084   13  0.689   14  0.051   17 -0.001   15 0.5061  3.891  0.017 -0.019  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 23 21 4576 4547 -0.035 21.316   18  0.620   18  0.015   18 -0.014   16 0.5019  3.843 -0.234  0.206  0.000
CLIPPERS      23 21 4730 4693 -0.026 21.449   16  0.646   16  0.030   10  0.050   17 0.5009  3.926  0.241 -0.141  0.000
NUGGETS       23 22 4776 4752 -0.006 22.300   17  0.627   17  0.018   14  0.023   18 0.4995  3.893  0.047 -0.001  0.000
HORNETS       18 25 4543 4547  0.029 21.956   19  0.412   20 -0.126   12  0.043   19 0.4847  3.895  0.080  0.006  0.000
JAZZ          18 26 4445 4485  0.054 22.950   21  0.403   21 -0.128   20 -0.039   20 0.4841  3.807 -0.430  0.353  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
KNICKS        20 25 4690 4728 -0.031 22.037   20  0.411   19 -0.123   22 -0.079   21 0.4833  3.862 -0.206  0.047  0.000
BULLS         17 28 4633 4886  0.012 23.303   22  0.261   22 -0.210   27 -0.248   22 0.4763  3.879 -0.291 -0.205  0.000
GRIZZLIES     15 28 4269 4395  0.022 22.129   23  0.202   23 -0.249   23 -0.159   23 0.4651  3.787 -0.642  0.325  0.000
MAVERICKS     15 30 4613 4702  0.042 23.413   24  0.168   24 -0.278   19 -0.031   24 0.4637  3.856 -0.186  0.123  0.000
NETS          16 29 4764 4909 -0.033 22.230   26  0.150   26 -0.288   24 -0.190   25 0.4627  3.925 -0.005 -0.375  0.000
LAKERS        15 29 4677 4864  0.001 22.505   25  0.160   25 -0.281   26 -0.228   26 0.4623  3.911 -0.114 -0.341  0.000
SUNS          16 29 4743 5060 -0.067 22.122   27  0.123   27 -0.295   29 -0.386   27 0.4613  3.962 -0.014 -0.758  0.000
MAGIC         13 31 4633 4879  0.015 22.675   28  0.034   28 -0.357   28 -0.327   28 0.4547  3.940 -0.069 -0.586  0.000
KINGS         13 31 4307 4702 -0.017 22.550   29  0.022   29 -0.365   30 -0.496   29 0.4522  3.824 -0.804 -0.187  0.000
HAWKS         13 31 4563 4740 -0.023 21.939   30  0.000   30 -0.386   25 -0.213   30 0.4497  3.897 -0.171 -0.256  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 37 9 5333 4916 0.053 23.035 1 1.517 1 0.589 1 0.483 1 0.5748 3.992 1.008 -0.043 0.000 CLIPPERS 23 21 4730 4693 -0.026 21.449 16 0.646 16 0.030 10 0.050 17 0.5009 3.926 0.241 -0.141 0.000 LAKERS 15 29 4677 4864 0.001 22.505 25 0.160 25 -0.281 26 -0.228 26 0.4623 3.911 -0.114 -0.341 0.000 SUNS 16 29 4743 5060 -0.067 22.122 27 0.123 27 -0.295 29 -0.386 27 0.4613 3.962 -0.014 -0.758 0.000 KINGS 13 31 4307 4702 -0.017 22.550 29 0.022 29 -0.365 30 -0.496 29 0.4522 3.824 -0.804 -0.187 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 TIMBERWOLVES 29 17 4998 4819 -0.028 22.089 6 0.950 6 0.209 5 0.237 6 0.5267 3.909 0.342 0.131 0.000 THUNDER 25 20 4695 4536 -0.005 22.084 9 0.756 9 0.092 6 0.187 11 0.5092 3.834 -0.076 0.450 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 23 21 4576 4547 -0.035 21.316 18 0.620 18 0.015 18 -0.014 16 0.5019 3.843 -0.234 0.206 0.000 NUGGETS 23 22 4776 4752 -0.006 22.300 17 0.627 17 0.018 14 0.023 18 0.4995 3.893 0.047 -0.001 0.000 JAZZ 18 26 4445 4485 0.054 22.950 21 0.403 21 -0.128 20 -0.039 20 0.4841 3.807 -0.430 0.353 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 30 12 4815 4497 -0.004 20.252 3 1.198 3 0.374 3 0.357 4 0.5468 3.986 0.851 -0.138 0.000 SPURS 30 16 4661 4502 -0.023 22.220 5 1.030 5 0.264 7 0.171 5 0.5325 3.793 -0.286 0.628 0.000 PELICANS 23 21 4873 4870 0.035 22.526 12 0.699 12 0.058 11 0.047 14 0.5080 3.971 0.467 -0.374 0.000 GRIZZLIES 15 28 4269 4395 0.022 22.129 23 0.202 23 -0.249 23 -0.159 23 0.4651 3.787 -0.642 0.325 0.000 MAVERICKS 15 30 4613 4702 0.042 23.413 24 0.168 24 -0.278 19 -0.031 24 0.4637 3.856 -0.186 0.123 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 26 17 4709 4676 -0.021 21.043 7 0.883 7 0.171 15 0.009 8 0.5238 3.956 0.351 -0.332 0.000 PACERS 24 20 4725 4664 -0.024 21.449 11 0.709 10 0.066 9 0.060 9 0.5111 3.916 0.198 -0.078 0.000 PISTONS 22 21 4391 4374 0.055 22.336 10 0.710 11 0.065 13 0.038 10 0.5101 3.823 -0.279 0.355 0.000 BUCKS 23 21 4617 4659 0.010 22.251 14 0.682 13 0.051 21 -0.042 13 0.5083 3.898 0.006 -0.090 0.000 BULLS 17 28 4633 4886 0.012 23.303 22 0.261 22 -0.210 27 -0.248 22 0.4763 3.879 -0.291 -0.205 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 26 18 4453 4480 0.003 22.066 8 0.878 8 0.169 16 0.004 7 0.5242 3.815 -0.349 0.356 0.000 WIZARDS 25 20 4810 4737 -0.071 21.084 13 0.689 14 0.051 17 -0.001 15 0.5061 3.891 0.017 -0.019 0.000 HORNETS 18 25 4543 4547 0.029 21.956 19 0.412 20 -0.126 12 0.043 19 0.4847 3.895 0.080 0.006 0.000 MAGIC 13 31 4633 4879 0.015 22.675 28 0.034 28 -0.357 28 -0.327 28 0.4547 3.940 -0.069 -0.586 0.000 HAWKS 13 31 4563 4740 -0.023 21.939 30 0.000 30 -0.386 25 -0.213 30 0.4497 3.897 -0.171 -0.256 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 CELTICS 34 11 4645 4416 -0.023 21.605 2 1.308 2 0.448 4 0.241 2 0.5588 3.797 -0.198 0.680 0.000 RAPTORS 30 13 4814 4484 0.026 21.062 4 1.193 4 0.369 2 0.411 3 0.5484 3.928 0.609 0.213 0.000 76ERS 20 20 4345 4327 0.079 21.074 15 0.669 15 0.042 8 0.094 12 0.5085 3.930 0.302 -0.114 0.000 KNICKS 20 25 4690 4728 -0.031 22.037 20 0.411 19 -0.123 22 -0.079 21 0.4833 3.862 -0.206 0.047 0.000 NETS 16 29 4764 4909 -0.033 22.230 26 0.150 26 -0.288 24 -0.190 25 0.4627 3.925 -0.005 -0.375 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
ATLANTIC DIVISION  120  98 0.550    1  0.144
NORTHWEST DIVISION 118 106 0.527    2  0.116
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 113 107 0.514    3  0.106
CENTRAL DIVISION   112 107 0.511    4 -0.055
SOUTHEAST DIVISION  95 125 0.432    5 -0.140
PACIFIC DIVISION   104 119 0.466    6 -0.185

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.194 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: Thu Jan 18 05:30:34 2018
games through: Wed Jan 17 2018

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