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
BUCKS         54 13 7947 7210  0.023 32.430    1  0.740    1  0.744    1  0.458    1 0.5725    7  3.983    2  0.672   10  0.245
LAKERS        51 15 7514 7052  0.093 34.198    2  0.698    2  0.705    4  0.327    2 0.5714   15  3.922    8  0.230    2  0.425
RAPTORS       48 18 7445 7013  0.011 32.224    3  0.523    3  0.525    3  0.355    3 0.5533   19  3.913    9  0.215    1  0.495
CLIPPERS      45 21 7663 7225  0.069 33.662    4  0.462    4  0.456    2  0.394    4 0.5478   12  3.958    3  0.482    9  0.307
CELTICS       44 22 7472 7080  0.017 32.368    5  0.385    5  0.379    5  0.242    5 0.5400   16  3.920   12  0.137    6  0.348
NUGGETS       44 23 7402 7222  0.022 33.710    6  0.360    6  0.360   11  0.076    6 0.5386   28  3.883   22 -0.212    5  0.364
ROCKETS       42 24 7833 7585  0.039 33.516    7  0.335    7  0.331    6  0.211    7 0.5349    2  4.030    1  0.674   24 -0.253
JAZZ          42 25 7414 7233  0.034 33.987    8  0.317    8  0.316   12  0.066    8 0.5326   21  3.908   19 -0.101   11  0.233
THUNDER       41 25 7312 7147  0.040 33.706    9  0.306    9  0.305    8  0.179    9 0.5316   24  3.899   17 -0.032    4  0.390
HEAT          42 25 7518 7292 -0.015 32.616   10  0.274   10  0.269    9  0.176   10 0.5286   22  3.907   16  0.005    7  0.347
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
76ERS         40 27 7376 7236  0.023 33.730   11  0.242   11  0.238   14  0.057   11 0.5254   20  3.909   21 -0.103   12  0.217
PACERS        41 26 7345 7202 -0.017 32.787   12  0.235   12  0.230   10  0.117   12 0.5247   25  3.897   20 -0.102    8  0.336
MAVERICKS     40 29 8060 7661  0.019 34.106   13  0.191   13  0.176    7  0.210   13 0.5190    9  3.977    5  0.393   15  0.026
MAGIC         32 35 7174 7211  0.003 33.815   14 -0.046   14 -0.048   13  0.059   14 0.4960   29  3.871   24 -0.288    3  0.406
GRIZZLIES     32 36 7661 7748 -0.017 33.904   15 -0.077   15 -0.077   19 -0.054   16 0.4911   10  3.976   13  0.123   22 -0.231
PELICANS      29 38 7752 7820  0.084 35.869   16 -0.080   16 -0.086   15  0.033   15 0.4919    3  4.019    4  0.435   27 -0.370
TRAIL BLAZERS 30 38 7764 7869  0.033 35.228   17 -0.097   17 -0.096   18 -0.026   17 0.4892    5  4.002    7  0.290   26 -0.341
SPURS         29 37 7496 7598  0.036 34.247   18 -0.103   18 -0.102   16 -0.006   19 0.4887    8  3.982   10  0.203   21 -0.215
NETS          31 35 7325 7368 -0.056 31.872   19 -0.114   19 -0.112   20 -0.063   18 0.4890   13  3.935   18 -0.095   18 -0.031
KINGS         28 38 7211 7359  0.020 33.960   20 -0.150   20 -0.146   21 -0.127   20 0.4836   18  3.916   23 -0.254   16 -0.000
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
SUNS          28 39 7558 7632 -0.003 33.751   21 -0.182   21 -0.181   17 -0.011   21 0.4804   11  3.975   11  0.161   20 -0.182
HORNETS       23 42 6687 7126 -0.058 32.417   22 -0.363   22 -0.358   26 -0.291   22 0.4613   30  3.843   30 -0.778   13  0.196
WIZARDS       24 43 7721 8012 -0.101 31.974   23 -0.400   23 -0.402   27 -0.316   23 0.4580    1  4.059    6  0.303   30 -0.934
TIMBERWOLVES  19 45 7248 7523  0.007 32.978   24 -0.446   24 -0.452   22 -0.189   25 0.4534    6  3.995   14  0.090   28 -0.467
BULLS         22 43 6945 7145 -0.098 30.871   25 -0.446   25 -0.452   23 -0.205   26 0.4531   27  3.890   27 -0.462   14  0.052
KNICKS        21 45 6983 7409 -0.063 32.731   26 -0.454   26 -0.452   25 -0.280   24 0.4540   26  3.895   29 -0.510   19 -0.049
HAWKS         20 47 7488 8022 -0.027 34.248   27 -0.473   27 -0.469   28 -0.339   27 0.4519    4  4.010   15  0.015   29 -0.693
PISTONS       20 46 7078 7313 -0.087 31.701   28 -0.506   29 -0.517   24 -0.236   29 0.4470   23  3.900   26 -0.443   17 -0.029
CAVALIERS     19 46 6948 7461 -0.061 32.641   29 -0.518   28 -0.514   29 -0.342   28 0.4481   14  3.934   25 -0.380   25 -0.305
WARRIORS      15 50 6912 7478  0.002 33.813   30 -0.614   30 -0.614   30 -0.371   30 0.4367   17  3.916   28 -0.494   23 -0.247
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING

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 51 15 7514 7052 0.093 34.198 2 0.698 2 0.705 4 0.327 2 0.5714 15 3.922 8 0.230 2 0.425 CLIPPERS 45 21 7663 7225 0.069 33.662 4 0.462 4 0.456 2 0.394 4 0.5478 12 3.958 3 0.482 9 0.307 KINGS 28 38 7211 7359 0.020 33.960 20 -0.150 20 -0.146 21 -0.127 20 0.4836 18 3.916 23 -0.254 16 -0.000 SUNS 28 39 7558 7632 -0.003 33.751 21 -0.182 21 -0.181 17 -0.011 21 0.4804 11 3.975 11 0.161 20 -0.182 WARRIORS 15 50 6912 7478 0.002 33.813 30 -0.614 30 -0.614 30 -0.371 30 0.4367 17 3.916 28 -0.494 23 -0.247

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 NUGGETS 44 23 7402 7222 0.022 33.710 6 0.360 6 0.360 11 0.076 6 0.5386 28 3.883 22 -0.212 5 0.364 JAZZ 42 25 7414 7233 0.034 33.987 8 0.317 8 0.316 12 0.066 8 0.5326 21 3.908 19 -0.101 11 0.233 THUNDER 41 25 7312 7147 0.040 33.706 9 0.306 9 0.305 8 0.179 9 0.5316 24 3.899 17 -0.032 4 0.390 TRAIL BLAZERS 30 38 7764 7869 0.033 35.228 17 -0.097 17 -0.096 18 -0.026 17 0.4892 5 4.002 7 0.290 26 -0.341 TIMBERWOLVES 19 45 7248 7523 0.007 32.978 24 -0.446 24 -0.452 22 -0.189 25 0.4534 6 3.995 14 0.090 28 -0.467

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 ROCKETS 42 24 7833 7585 0.039 33.516 7 0.335 7 0.331 6 0.211 7 0.5349 2 4.030 1 0.674 24 -0.253 MAVERICKS 40 29 8060 7661 0.019 34.106 13 0.191 13 0.176 7 0.210 13 0.5190 9 3.977 5 0.393 15 0.026 GRIZZLIES 32 36 7661 7748 -0.017 33.904 15 -0.077 15 -0.077 19 -0.054 16 0.4911 10 3.976 13 0.123 22 -0.231 PELICANS 29 38 7752 7820 0.084 35.869 16 -0.080 16 -0.086 15 0.033 15 0.4919 3 4.019 4 0.435 27 -0.370 SPURS 29 37 7496 7598 0.036 34.247 18 -0.103 18 -0.102 16 -0.006 19 0.4887 8 3.982 10 0.203 21 -0.215

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 54 13 7947 7210 0.023 32.430 1 0.740 1 0.744 1 0.458 1 0.5725 7 3.983 2 0.672 10 0.245 PACERS 41 26 7345 7202 -0.017 32.787 12 0.235 12 0.230 10 0.117 12 0.5247 25 3.897 20 -0.102 8 0.336 BULLS 22 43 6945 7145 -0.098 30.871 25 -0.446 25 -0.452 23 -0.205 26 0.4531 27 3.890 27 -0.462 14 0.052 PISTONS 20 46 7078 7313 -0.087 31.701 28 -0.506 29 -0.517 24 -0.236 29 0.4470 23 3.900 26 -0.443 17 -0.029 CAVALIERS 19 46 6948 7461 -0.061 32.641 29 -0.518 28 -0.514 29 -0.342 28 0.4481 14 3.934 25 -0.380 25 -0.305

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 42 25 7518 7292 -0.015 32.616 10 0.274 10 0.269 9 0.176 10 0.5286 22 3.907 16 0.005 7 0.347 MAGIC 32 35 7174 7211 0.003 33.815 14 -0.046 14 -0.048 13 0.059 14 0.4960 29 3.871 24 -0.288 3 0.406 HORNETS 23 42 6687 7126 -0.058 32.417 22 -0.363 22 -0.358 26 -0.291 22 0.4613 30 3.843 30 -0.778 13 0.196 WIZARDS 24 43 7721 8012 -0.101 31.974 23 -0.400 23 -0.402 27 -0.316 23 0.4580 1 4.059 6 0.303 30 -0.934 HAWKS 20 47 7488 8022 -0.027 34.248 27 -0.473 27 -0.469 28 -0.339 27 0.4519 4 4.010 15 0.015 29 -0.693

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 RAPTORS 48 18 7445 7013 0.011 32.224 3 0.523 3 0.525 3 0.355 3 0.5533 19 3.913 9 0.215 1 0.495 CELTICS 44 22 7472 7080 0.017 32.368 5 0.385 5 0.379 5 0.242 5 0.5400 16 3.920 12 0.137 6 0.348 76ERS 40 27 7376 7236 0.023 33.730 11 0.242 11 0.238 14 0.057 11 0.5254 20 3.909 21 -0.103 12 0.217 NETS 31 35 7325 7368 -0.056 31.872 19 -0.114 19 -0.112 20 -0.063 18 0.4890 13 3.935 18 -0.095 18 -0.031 KNICKS 21 45 6983 7409 -0.063 32.731 26 -0.454 26 -0.452 25 -0.280 24 0.4540 26 3.895 29 -0.510 19 -0.049


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 172 164 0.512    1  0.113
ATLANTIC DIVISION  184 147 0.556    2  0.098
NORTHWEST DIVISION 176 156 0.530    3  0.061
PACIFIC DIVISION   167 163 0.506    4  0.058
CENTRAL DIVISION   156 174 0.473    5 -0.080
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 141 192 0.423    6 -0.273

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.188 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.016 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Tue Aug  4 05:30:19 2020
games through: Mon Aug  3 2020

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