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
SUNS          36  9 5061 4703  0.007 21.557    1  0.580    1  0.587    1  0.479    1 0.5705   14  3.924    2  0.522    4  0.435
WARRIORS      34 13 5144 4787  0.040 22.997    2  0.464    2  0.458    2  0.392    2 0.5558   26  3.861   11  0.124    1  0.660
GRIZZLIES     32 17 5470 5312  0.029 24.355    3  0.312    3  0.315    5  0.240    3 0.5410   12  3.946    4  0.398   12  0.083
HEAT          30 17 5103 4893  0.010 22.885    4  0.272    4  0.269    6  0.236    4 0.5327   21  3.876   14  0.041    5  0.431
JAZZ          30 17 5369 5033 -0.023 22.091    5  0.238    5  0.229    3  0.324    6 0.5278    6  3.963    1  0.565   13  0.083
CAVALIERS     27 19 4942 4738  0.085 23.740    6  0.226    7  0.221    4  0.321    5 0.5284   27  3.859   13  0.045    3  0.597
BULLS         28 17 4965 4888 -0.015 21.805    7  0.218    6  0.221   15  0.027    7 0.5270    8  3.953    9  0.218   19 -0.164
NETS          29 17 5161 5052 -0.040 21.792    8  0.210    8  0.211   12  0.083    8 0.5266    5  3.969    6  0.355   21 -0.190
BUCKS         30 19 5489 5300 -0.042 23.032    9  0.186    9  0.181    8  0.186    9 0.5186   11  3.950    5  0.363   15  0.008
76ERS         27 19 4947 4862 -0.011 22.345   10  0.160   10  0.159   10  0.110   10 0.5186   23  3.871   22 -0.108    7  0.329
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
MAVERICKS     27 20 4947 4818  0.003 22.995   11  0.144   11  0.141    7  0.212   11 0.5185   30  3.827   25 -0.219    2  0.643
HORNETS       26 21 5361 5366  0.021 23.583   12  0.116   12  0.117   16  0.021   12 0.5136    1  4.006    3  0.488   28 -0.446
NUGGETS       24 21 4857 4810  0.023 22.508   13  0.082   13  0.082   13  0.062   13 0.5102   19  3.893   18 -0.048    9  0.172
CELTICS       24 24 5166 5065  0.018 23.811   14  0.013   15  0.011    9  0.156   16 0.5003   25  3.862   21 -0.108    6  0.420
RAPTORS       22 22 4698 4669  0.030 22.161   15  0.010   14  0.014   14  0.057   14 0.5012   18  3.895   17 -0.044   10  0.159
TIMBERWOLVES  23 23 5106 5060  0.012 22.810   16 -0.001   16  0.003   11  0.102   15 0.5011   10  3.951    8  0.281   17 -0.077
WIZARDS       23 24 5064 5164  0.000 23.434   17 -0.019   17 -0.013   24 -0.162   17 0.4964   15  3.918   23 -0.150   20 -0.174
CLIPPERS      23 25 5052 5110 -0.010 23.640   18 -0.050   18 -0.046   21 -0.115   18 0.4943   24  3.867   26 -0.354   11  0.124
KNICKS        23 24 4895 4912 -0.054 22.297   19 -0.066   19 -0.063   20 -0.067   22 0.4889   28  3.841   27 -0.434    8  0.300
HAWKS         21 25 5117 5138  0.025 23.208   20 -0.070   20 -0.067   18 -0.031   19 0.4921    4  3.980    7  0.299   26 -0.361
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
LAKERS        23 24 5232 5295 -0.083 21.930   21 -0.082   21 -0.078   22 -0.133   21 0.4902   13  3.946   15  0.020   23 -0.287
TRAIL BLAZERS 20 26 4987 5152  0.045 23.830   22 -0.092   22 -0.087   25 -0.175   20 0.4907    9  3.951   16  0.008   25 -0.358
PELICANS      17 28 4746 4935  0.023 23.060   23 -0.209   23 -0.207   23 -0.155   23 0.4735   17  3.906   24 -0.199   18 -0.110
PACERS        17 30 5084 5127  0.060 24.371   24 -0.215   24 -0.218   17 -0.025   24 0.4729   16  3.906   20 -0.070   14  0.019
SPURS         17 30 5190 5221 -0.013 23.061   25 -0.268   26 -0.273   19 -0.060   26 0.4655    7  3.960   10  0.168   24 -0.289
KINGS         18 30 5305 5497 -0.048 23.376   26 -0.276   25 -0.273   26 -0.299   25 0.4678    3  3.984   12  0.049   29 -0.647
THUNDER       14 32 4616 4960 -0.022 23.203   27 -0.389   27 -0.385   27 -0.406   27 0.4547   29  3.840   30 -0.776   16 -0.036
ROCKETS       14 33 5092 5466 -0.023 23.779   28 -0.402   28 -0.399   28 -0.442   28 0.4535    2  3.989   19 -0.064   30 -0.820
PISTONS       11 34 4613 5037 -0.018 22.964   29 -0.495   29 -0.496   30 -0.517   29 0.4406   20  3.885   29 -0.670   27 -0.364
MAGIC          9 39 4899 5308  0.010 24.605   30 -0.595   30 -0.604   29 -0.452   30 0.4278   22  3.875   28 -0.654   22 -0.251

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 SUNS 36 9 5061 4703 0.007 21.557 1 0.580 1 0.587 1 0.479 1 0.5705 14 3.924 2 0.522 4 0.435 WARRIORS 34 13 5144 4787 0.040 22.997 2 0.464 2 0.458 2 0.392 2 0.5558 26 3.861 11 0.124 1 0.660 CLIPPERS 23 25 5052 5110 -0.010 23.640 18 -0.050 18 -0.046 21 -0.115 18 0.4943 24 3.867 26 -0.354 11 0.124 LAKERS 23 24 5232 5295 -0.083 21.930 21 -0.082 21 -0.078 22 -0.133 21 0.4902 13 3.946 15 0.020 23 -0.287 KINGS 18 30 5305 5497 -0.048 23.376 26 -0.276 25 -0.273 26 -0.299 25 0.4678 3 3.984 12 0.049 29 -0.647

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 30 17 5369 5033 -0.023 22.091 5 0.238 5 0.229 3 0.324 6 0.5278 6 3.963 1 0.565 13 0.083 NUGGETS 24 21 4857 4810 0.023 22.508 13 0.082 13 0.082 13 0.062 13 0.5102 19 3.893 18 -0.048 9 0.172 TIMBERWOLVES 23 23 5106 5060 0.012 22.810 16 -0.001 16 0.003 11 0.102 15 0.5011 10 3.951 8 0.281 17 -0.077 TRAIL BLAZERS 20 26 4987 5152 0.045 23.830 22 -0.092 22 -0.087 25 -0.175 20 0.4907 9 3.951 16 0.008 25 -0.358 THUNDER 14 32 4616 4960 -0.022 23.203 27 -0.389 27 -0.385 27 -0.406 27 0.4547 29 3.840 30 -0.776 16 -0.036

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 GRIZZLIES 32 17 5470 5312 0.029 24.355 3 0.312 3 0.315 5 0.240 3 0.5410 12 3.946 4 0.398 12 0.083 MAVERICKS 27 20 4947 4818 0.003 22.995 11 0.144 11 0.141 7 0.212 11 0.5185 30 3.827 25 -0.219 2 0.643 PELICANS 17 28 4746 4935 0.023 23.060 23 -0.209 23 -0.207 23 -0.155 23 0.4735 17 3.906 24 -0.199 18 -0.110 SPURS 17 30 5190 5221 -0.013 23.061 25 -0.268 26 -0.273 19 -0.060 26 0.4655 7 3.960 10 0.168 24 -0.289 ROCKETS 14 33 5092 5466 -0.023 23.779 28 -0.402 28 -0.399 28 -0.442 28 0.4535 2 3.989 19 -0.064 30 -0.820

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 CAVALIERS 27 19 4942 4738 0.085 23.740 6 0.226 7 0.221 4 0.321 5 0.5284 27 3.859 13 0.045 3 0.597 BULLS 28 17 4965 4888 -0.015 21.805 7 0.218 6 0.221 15 0.027 7 0.5270 8 3.953 9 0.218 19 -0.164 BUCKS 30 19 5489 5300 -0.042 23.032 9 0.186 9 0.181 8 0.186 9 0.5186 11 3.950 5 0.363 15 0.008 PACERS 17 30 5084 5127 0.060 24.371 24 -0.215 24 -0.218 17 -0.025 24 0.4729 16 3.906 20 -0.070 14 0.019 PISTONS 11 34 4613 5037 -0.018 22.964 29 -0.495 29 -0.496 30 -0.517 29 0.4406 20 3.885 29 -0.670 27 -0.364

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 HEAT 30 17 5103 4893 0.010 22.885 4 0.272 4 0.269 6 0.236 4 0.5327 21 3.876 14 0.041 5 0.431 HORNETS 26 21 5361 5366 0.021 23.583 12 0.116 12 0.117 16 0.021 12 0.5136 1 4.006 3 0.488 28 -0.446 WIZARDS 23 24 5064 5164 0.000 23.434 17 -0.019 17 -0.013 24 -0.162 17 0.4964 15 3.918 23 -0.150 20 -0.174 HAWKS 21 25 5117 5138 0.025 23.208 20 -0.070 20 -0.067 18 -0.031 19 0.4921 4 3.980 7 0.299 26 -0.361 MAGIC 9 39 4899 5308 0.010 24.605 30 -0.595 30 -0.604 29 -0.452 30 0.4278 22 3.875 28 -0.654 22 -0.251

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 NETS 29 17 5161 5052 -0.040 21.792 8 0.210 8 0.211 12 0.083 8 0.5266 5 3.969 6 0.355 21 -0.190 76ERS 27 19 4947 4862 -0.011 22.345 10 0.160 10 0.159 10 0.110 10 0.5186 23 3.871 22 -0.108 7 0.329 CELTICS 24 24 5166 5065 0.018 23.811 14 0.013 15 0.011 9 0.156 16 0.5003 25 3.862 21 -0.108 6 0.420 RAPTORS 22 22 4698 4669 0.030 22.161 15 0.010 14 0.014 14 0.057 14 0.5012 18 3.895 17 -0.044 10 0.159 KNICKS 23 24 4895 4912 -0.054 22.297 19 -0.066 19 -0.063 20 -0.067 22 0.4889 28 3.841 27 -0.434 8 0.300


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
PACIFIC DIVISION   134 101 0.570    1  0.108
ATLANTIC DIVISION  125 106 0.541    2  0.084
CENTRAL DIVISION   113 119 0.487    3  0.015
NORTHWEST DIVISION 111 119 0.483    4 -0.020
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 109 126 0.464    5 -0.090
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 107 128 0.455    6 -0.093

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.151 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.013 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Jan 24 05:30:13 2022
games through: Sun Jan 23 2022

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