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    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE 
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
LAKERS        11  4 1729 1577  0.025  7.325    1  0.192    1  0.193    1  0.297    2 0.5602   14  3.943    5  0.319    7  0.274 P
JAZZ          10  4 1555 1472  0.076  7.192    2  0.186    3  0.186    3  0.208    3 0.5561   22  3.911   13  0.073    5  0.343 P
CLIPPERS      10  4 1608 1521  0.065  7.120    3  0.183    2  0.189    4  0.196    1 0.5609   10  3.952    7  0.268    9  0.125 P
CELTICS        8  4 1329 1314 -0.013  5.944    4  0.116    4  0.117   13  0.021    5 0.5300   18  3.926   17 -0.039   11  0.081 P
BUCKS          9  5 1686 1548 -0.047  6.428    5  0.100    5  0.089    2  0.252    7 0.5239    3  4.036    1  0.758   24 -0.254 P
SPURS          8  6 1556 1537  0.105  7.518    6  0.096    6  0.086    7  0.080    6 0.5283   17  3.931   14  0.046   10  0.114 P
76ERS          9  5 1590 1545 -0.088  6.465    7  0.092    7  0.081   12  0.046   13 0.5146   13  3.946   12  0.087   15  0.005 P
NETS           9  6 1789 1706  0.003  7.367    8  0.092    8  0.073    5  0.138   10 0.5203    5  4.027    3  0.599   27 -0.323 P
PACERS         8  5 1468 1427 -0.080  6.037    9  0.075   10  0.055   10  0.049    4 0.5317    9  3.958   11  0.152   19 -0.055 P
WARRIORS       7  6 1451 1497  0.094  7.158   10  0.069    9  0.063   17 -0.048    9 0.5203   12  3.948   16  0.001   21 -0.098 P
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
SUNS           7  5 1319 1282  0.024  6.067   11  0.062   11  0.055    8  0.056   12 0.5154   27  3.878   22 -0.244    4  0.356 P
GRIZZLIES      7  6 1386 1395  0.082  6.985   12  0.056   12  0.047   14  0.011   11 0.5168   26  3.881   24 -0.273    6  0.295 P
TRAIL BLAZERS  8  6 1608 1622 -0.048  6.849   13  0.056   13  0.046   19 -0.053    8 0.5210    6  3.979   10  0.158   25 -0.265 P
MAVERICKS      6  7 1397 1389  0.121  7.084   14  0.009   14 -0.002    9  0.056   16 0.4938   28  3.860   27 -0.334    3  0.446 P
KNICKS         7  8 1509 1541  0.023  7.809   15 -0.013   15 -0.025   23 -0.073   14 0.4976   29  3.800   29 -0.747    1  0.601 P
NUGGETS        7  7 1619 1564 -0.102  6.330   16 -0.020   18 -0.048    6  0.081   15 0.4953    8  3.962    8  0.203   18 -0.042 P
THUNDER        6  7 1373 1464 -0.043  6.601   17 -0.028   16 -0.038   27 -0.196   17 0.4931   21  3.913   26 -0.321   20 -0.070 P
HAWKS          6  7 1445 1420 -0.010  6.452   18 -0.036   17 -0.046   15  0.010   19 0.4881   15  3.941   15  0.024   16 -0.004 P
CAVALIERS      6  7 1293 1351 -0.049  6.504   19 -0.045   19 -0.050   26 -0.174   18 0.4911   30  3.795   30 -0.871    2  0.523 P
HORNETS        6  8 1507 1514  0.026  7.225   20 -0.050   21 -0.059   16 -0.013   22 0.4798   19  3.923   18 -0.090   12  0.063 P
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
BULLS          6  8 1644 1680  0.032  7.349   21 -0.050   20 -0.058   21 -0.059   20 0.4849    4  4.029    4  0.410   28 -0.528 P
HEAT           5  7 1323 1366 -0.049  5.940   22 -0.064   22 -0.075   24 -0.102   26 0.4692   16  3.940   19 -0.092   23 -0.111 P
PELICANS       5  8 1395 1423  0.036  6.820   23 -0.076   23 -0.087   20 -0.056   21 0.4825   25  3.889   25 -0.299    8  0.188 P
MAGIC          6  8 1463 1550 -0.129  6.634   24 -0.088   24 -0.099   29 -0.242   24 0.4748   24  3.897   28 -0.447   17 -0.038 P
RAPTORS        5  8 1454 1439 -0.026  6.373   25 -0.089   25 -0.101   11  0.046   23 0.4759    7  3.968    9  0.200   22 -0.107 P
ROCKETS        4  8 1322 1352  0.002  6.152   26 -0.109   26 -0.122   18 -0.049   25 0.4710   20  3.918   20 -0.149   13  0.051 P
KINGS          5  9 1600 1730 -0.050  7.051   27 -0.146   27 -0.131   30 -0.295   27 0.4642    2  4.050    6  0.287   30 -0.878 P
TIMBERWOLVES   3  9 1292 1414  0.081  6.759   28 -0.171   28 -0.157   28 -0.225   28 0.4506   11  3.949   21 -0.169   26 -0.282 P
WIZARDS        3  8 1325 1334 -0.137  5.014   29 -0.197   29 -0.202   22 -0.072   30 0.4394    1  4.081    2  0.676   29 -0.821 P
PISTONS        3 10 1416 1477  0.040  6.951   30 -0.201   30 -0.206   25 -0.105   29 0.4410   23  3.909   23 -0.252   14  0.041 P

PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING LAKERS 11 4 1729 1577 0.025 7.325 1 0.192 1 0.193 1 0.297 2 0.5602 14 3.943 5 0.319 7 0.274 P CLIPPERS 10 4 1608 1521 0.065 7.120 3 0.183 2 0.189 4 0.196 1 0.5609 10 3.952 7 0.268 9 0.125 P WARRIORS 7 6 1451 1497 0.094 7.158 10 0.069 9 0.063 17 -0.048 9 0.5203 12 3.948 16 0.001 21 -0.098 P SUNS 7 5 1319 1282 0.024 6.067 11 0.062 11 0.055 8 0.056 12 0.5154 27 3.878 22 -0.244 4 0.356 P KINGS 5 9 1600 1730 -0.050 7.051 27 -0.146 27 -0.131 30 -0.295 27 0.4642 2 4.050 6 0.287 30 -0.878 P

NORTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING JAZZ 10 4 1555 1472 0.076 7.192 2 0.186 3 0.186 3 0.208 3 0.5561 22 3.911 13 0.073 5 0.343 P TRAIL BLAZERS 8 6 1608 1622 -0.048 6.849 13 0.056 13 0.046 19 -0.053 8 0.5210 6 3.979 10 0.158 25 -0.265 P NUGGETS 7 7 1619 1564 -0.102 6.330 16 -0.020 18 -0.048 6 0.081 15 0.4953 8 3.962 8 0.203 18 -0.042 P THUNDER 6 7 1373 1464 -0.043 6.601 17 -0.028 16 -0.038 27 -0.196 17 0.4931 21 3.913 26 -0.321 20 -0.070 P TIMBERWOLVES 3 9 1292 1414 0.081 6.759 28 -0.171 28 -0.157 28 -0.225 28 0.4506 11 3.949 21 -0.169 26 -0.282 P

SOUTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING SPURS 8 6 1556 1537 0.105 7.518 6 0.096 6 0.086 7 0.080 6 0.5283 17 3.931 14 0.046 10 0.114 P GRIZZLIES 7 6 1386 1395 0.082 6.985 12 0.056 12 0.047 14 0.011 11 0.5168 26 3.881 24 -0.273 6 0.295 P MAVERICKS 6 7 1397 1389 0.121 7.084 14 0.009 14 -0.002 9 0.056 16 0.4938 28 3.860 27 -0.334 3 0.446 P PELICANS 5 8 1395 1423 0.036 6.820 23 -0.076 23 -0.087 20 -0.056 21 0.4825 25 3.889 25 -0.299 8 0.188 P ROCKETS 4 8 1322 1352 0.002 6.152 26 -0.109 26 -0.122 18 -0.049 25 0.4710 20 3.918 20 -0.149 13 0.051 P

CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING BUCKS 9 5 1686 1548 -0.047 6.428 5 0.100 5 0.089 2 0.252 7 0.5239 3 4.036 1 0.758 24 -0.254 P PACERS 8 5 1468 1427 -0.080 6.037 9 0.075 10 0.055 10 0.049 4 0.5317 9 3.958 11 0.152 19 -0.055 P CAVALIERS 6 7 1293 1351 -0.049 6.504 19 -0.045 19 -0.050 26 -0.174 18 0.4911 30 3.795 30 -0.871 2 0.523 P BULLS 6 8 1644 1680 0.032 7.349 21 -0.050 20 -0.058 21 -0.059 20 0.4849 4 4.029 4 0.410 28 -0.528 P PISTONS 3 10 1416 1477 0.040 6.951 30 -0.201 30 -0.206 25 -0.105 29 0.4410 23 3.909 23 -0.252 14 0.041 P

SOUTHEAST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING HAWKS 6 7 1445 1420 -0.010 6.452 18 -0.036 17 -0.046 15 0.010 19 0.4881 15 3.941 15 0.024 16 -0.004 P HORNETS 6 8 1507 1514 0.026 7.225 20 -0.050 21 -0.059 16 -0.013 22 0.4798 19 3.923 18 -0.090 12 0.063 P HEAT 5 7 1323 1366 -0.049 5.940 22 -0.064 22 -0.075 24 -0.102 26 0.4692 16 3.940 19 -0.092 23 -0.111 P MAGIC 6 8 1463 1550 -0.129 6.634 24 -0.088 24 -0.099 29 -0.242 24 0.4748 24 3.897 28 -0.447 17 -0.038 P WIZARDS 3 8 1325 1334 -0.137 5.014 29 -0.197 29 -0.202 22 -0.072 30 0.4394 1 4.081 2 0.676 29 -0.821 P

ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING CELTICS 8 4 1329 1314 -0.013 5.944 4 0.116 4 0.117 13 0.021 5 0.5300 18 3.926 17 -0.039 11 0.081 P 76ERS 9 5 1590 1545 -0.088 6.465 7 0.092 7 0.081 12 0.046 13 0.5146 13 3.946 12 0.087 15 0.005 P NETS 9 6 1789 1706 0.003 7.367 8 0.092 8 0.073 5 0.138 10 0.5203 5 4.027 3 0.599 27 -0.323 P KNICKS 7 8 1509 1541 0.023 7.809 15 -0.013 15 -0.025 23 -0.073 14 0.4976 29 3.800 29 -0.747 1 0.601 P RAPTORS 5 8 1454 1439 -0.026 6.373 25 -0.089 25 -0.101 11 0.046 23 0.4759 7 3.968 9 0.200 22 -0.107 P


DIVISION            W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
PACIFIC DIVISION   40 28 0.588    1  0.117
ATLANTIC DIVISION  38 31 0.551    2  0.100
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 30 35 0.462    3  0.035
CENTRAL DIVISION   32 35 0.478    4 -0.014
NORTHWEST DIVISION 34 33 0.507    5 -0.103
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 26 38 0.406    6 -0.187

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.097 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.012 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Wed Jan 20 05:30:08 2021
games through: Tue Jan 19 2021

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