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
CELTICS       60 36 10694 10016  0.038 47.728    6  0.330    6  0.303    1  0.609    6 0.5319   26  3.874    8  0.316    1  0.902
GRIZZLIES     62 32 10830 10335  0.040 46.947    3  0.415    3  0.383    2  0.415    3 0.5401   10  3.969    1  0.601   12  0.229
WARRIORS      64 32 10705 10164  0.056 48.490    2  0.466    2  0.429    3  0.373    2 0.5439   20  3.903   10  0.227    4  0.519
HEAT          63 33 10529 10066  0.027 47.676    4  0.411    4  0.380    4  0.361    4 0.5388   27  3.873   13  0.065    3  0.657
SUNS          71 24 10815 10213  0.006 46.040    1  0.599    1  0.580    5  0.312    1 0.5580   14  3.948    5  0.392   10  0.233
MAVERICKS     60 38 10543 10259  0.070 50.491    5  0.334    5  0.313    6  0.298    5 0.5319   30  3.855   18 -0.086    2  0.682
JAZZ          51 37  9910  9449  0.014 43.066    9  0.194    9  0.176    7  0.244    9 0.5193   16  3.934    9  0.250    9  0.239
BUCKS         58 36 10703 10410  0.032 47.130    7  0.292    7  0.290    8  0.220    7 0.5289    8  3.977    3  0.446   14 -0.006
76ERS         57 37 10269 10051  0.029 47.247    8  0.268    8  0.265    9  0.185    8 0.5277   21  3.897   15  0.009    6  0.360
TIMBERWOLVES  49 40 10271 10083  0.019 44.403   12  0.137   12  0.125   10  0.147   12 0.5134    2  4.004    2  0.512   18 -0.219
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
RAPTORS       50 38  9589  9451  0.016 43.936   10  0.165   10  0.153   11  0.103   10 0.5173   24  3.890   20 -0.112    7  0.317
HAWKS         46 43 10069  9966  0.016 44.526   15  0.054   15  0.044   12  0.093   14 0.5046    4  3.987    6  0.371   16 -0.186
NUGGETS       49 38  9793  9644  0.016 43.364   11  0.164   11  0.152   13  0.090   11 0.5158   13  3.954   12  0.200   15 -0.020
PELICANS      40 50  9839  9915  0.021 45.577   19 -0.088   19 -0.110   14  0.076   19 0.4891   18  3.920   14  0.012   13  0.140
NETS          45 42  9809  9756  0.018 43.668   14  0.057   14  0.048   15  0.064   15 0.5041    5  3.982    7  0.317   17 -0.189
KNICKS        37 45  8731  8741 -0.008 40.478   20 -0.099   20 -0.120   16  0.034   20 0.4869   29  3.861   26 -0.322    5  0.390
CLIPPERS      42 42  9095  9102 -0.009 41.489   18  0.008   18 -0.006   17  0.022   18 0.4994   23  3.891   22 -0.184   11  0.229
HORNETS       43 40  9560  9553 -0.003 41.129   17  0.043   16  0.035   18  0.019   17 0.5030    1  4.012    4  0.426   25 -0.389
CAVALIERS     43 40  8950  8809 -0.002 40.859   16  0.046   17  0.033   19 -0.007   16 0.5034   28  3.873   25 -0.305    8  0.291
SPURS         34 49  9382  9382 -0.019 40.633   22 -0.202   22 -0.222   20 -0.020   22 0.4765    9  3.976   11  0.205   19 -0.244
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
BULLS         47 40  9628  9733 -0.002 43.388   13  0.097   13  0.093   21 -0.209   13 0.5094   12  3.955   19 -0.095   24 -0.323
LAKERS        33 49  9192  9442 -0.039 40.190   23 -0.235   23 -0.250   22 -0.224   23 0.4741   11  3.968   16 -0.044   26 -0.404
WIZARDS       35 47  8907  9184 -0.024 40.637   21 -0.167   21 -0.177   23 -0.282   21 0.4801   17  3.928   24 -0.305   20 -0.259
PACERS        25 57  9140  9425 -0.019 40.731   26 -0.444   26 -0.464   24 -0.304   26 0.4515    7  3.977   17 -0.077   27 -0.530
KINGS         30 52  9045  9493 -0.035 40.786   24 -0.311   24 -0.328   25 -0.377   24 0.4662    6  3.978   21 -0.146   28 -0.608
PISTONS       23 58  8518  9131 -0.035 40.532   28 -0.495   28 -0.515   26 -0.396   28 0.4464   19  3.907   27 -0.523   21 -0.268
MAGIC         22 60  8547  9203 -0.035 41.064   29 -0.527   29 -0.551   27 -0.490   29 0.4429   22  3.893   28 -0.687   23 -0.292
ROCKETS       20 62  8997  9692 -0.054 40.758   30 -0.618   30 -0.644   28 -0.512   30 0.4361    3  3.996   23 -0.187   30 -0.837
THUNDER       24 58  8506  9170 -0.053 40.713   27 -0.491   27 -0.509   29 -0.550   27 0.4477   25  3.876   30 -0.831   22 -0.269
TRAIL BLAZERS 27 55  8711  9439 -0.048 40.994   25 -0.403   25 -0.411   30 -0.775   25 0.4569   15  3.938   29 -0.748   29 -0.803
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 WARRIORS 64 32 10705 10164 0.056 48.490 2 0.466 2 0.429 3 0.373 2 0.5439 20 3.903 10 0.227 4 0.519 SUNS 71 24 10815 10213 0.006 46.040 1 0.599 1 0.580 5 0.312 1 0.5580 14 3.948 5 0.392 10 0.233 CLIPPERS 42 42 9095 9102 -0.009 41.489 18 0.008 18 -0.006 17 0.022 18 0.4994 23 3.891 22 -0.184 11 0.229 LAKERS 33 49 9192 9442 -0.039 40.190 23 -0.235 23 -0.250 22 -0.224 23 0.4741 11 3.968 16 -0.044 26 -0.404 KINGS 30 52 9045 9493 -0.035 40.786 24 -0.311 24 -0.328 25 -0.377 24 0.4662 6 3.978 21 -0.146 28 -0.608

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 51 37 9910 9449 0.014 43.066 9 0.194 9 0.176 7 0.244 9 0.5193 16 3.934 9 0.250 9 0.239 TIMBERWOLVES 49 40 10271 10083 0.019 44.403 12 0.137 12 0.125 10 0.147 12 0.5134 2 4.004 2 0.512 18 -0.219 NUGGETS 49 38 9793 9644 0.016 43.364 11 0.164 11 0.152 13 0.090 11 0.5158 13 3.954 12 0.200 15 -0.020 THUNDER 24 58 8506 9170 -0.053 40.713 27 -0.491 27 -0.509 29 -0.550 27 0.4477 25 3.876 30 -0.831 22 -0.269 TRAIL BLAZERS 27 55 8711 9439 -0.048 40.994 25 -0.403 25 -0.411 30 -0.775 25 0.4569 15 3.938 29 -0.748 29 -0.803

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 62 32 10830 10335 0.040 46.947 3 0.415 3 0.383 2 0.415 3 0.5401 10 3.969 1 0.601 12 0.229 MAVERICKS 60 38 10543 10259 0.070 50.491 5 0.334 5 0.313 6 0.298 5 0.5319 30 3.855 18 -0.086 2 0.682 PELICANS 40 50 9839 9915 0.021 45.577 19 -0.088 19 -0.110 14 0.076 19 0.4891 18 3.920 14 0.012 13 0.140 SPURS 34 49 9382 9382 -0.019 40.633 22 -0.202 22 -0.222 20 -0.020 22 0.4765 9 3.976 11 0.205 19 -0.244 ROCKETS 20 62 8997 9692 -0.054 40.758 30 -0.618 30 -0.644 28 -0.512 30 0.4361 3 3.996 23 -0.187 30 -0.837

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 58 36 10703 10410 0.032 47.130 7 0.292 7 0.290 8 0.220 7 0.5289 8 3.977 3 0.446 14 -0.006 CAVALIERS 43 40 8950 8809 -0.002 40.859 16 0.046 17 0.033 19 -0.007 16 0.5034 28 3.873 25 -0.305 8 0.291 BULLS 47 40 9628 9733 -0.002 43.388 13 0.097 13 0.093 21 -0.209 13 0.5094 12 3.955 19 -0.095 24 -0.323 PACERS 25 57 9140 9425 -0.019 40.731 26 -0.444 26 -0.464 24 -0.304 26 0.4515 7 3.977 17 -0.077 27 -0.530 PISTONS 23 58 8518 9131 -0.035 40.532 28 -0.495 28 -0.515 26 -0.396 28 0.4464 19 3.907 27 -0.523 21 -0.268

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 63 33 10529 10066 0.027 47.676 4 0.411 4 0.380 4 0.361 4 0.5388 27 3.873 13 0.065 3 0.657 HAWKS 46 43 10069 9966 0.016 44.526 15 0.054 15 0.044 12 0.093 14 0.5046 4 3.987 6 0.371 16 -0.186 HORNETS 43 40 9560 9553 -0.003 41.129 17 0.043 16 0.035 18 0.019 17 0.5030 1 4.012 4 0.426 25 -0.389 WIZARDS 35 47 8907 9184 -0.024 40.637 21 -0.167 21 -0.177 23 -0.282 21 0.4801 17 3.928 24 -0.305 20 -0.259 MAGIC 22 60 8547 9203 -0.035 41.064 29 -0.527 29 -0.551 27 -0.490 29 0.4429 22 3.893 28 -0.687 23 -0.292

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 60 36 10694 10016 0.038 47.728 6 0.330 6 0.303 1 0.609 6 0.5319 26 3.874 8 0.316 1 0.902 76ERS 57 37 10269 10051 0.029 47.247 8 0.268 8 0.265 9 0.185 8 0.5277 21 3.897 15 0.009 6 0.360 RAPTORS 50 38 9589 9451 0.016 43.936 10 0.165 10 0.153 11 0.103 10 0.5173 24 3.890 20 -0.112 7 0.317 NETS 45 42 9809 9756 0.018 43.668 14 0.057 14 0.048 15 0.064 15 0.5041 5 3.982 7 0.317 17 -0.189 KNICKS 37 45 8731 8741 -0.008 40.478 20 -0.099 20 -0.120 16 0.034 20 0.4869 29 3.861 26 -0.322 5 0.390


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
ATLANTIC DIVISION  249 198 0.557    1  0.183
PACIFIC DIVISION   240 199 0.547    2  0.041
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 216 231 0.483    3 -0.001
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 209 223 0.484    4 -0.086
CENTRAL DIVISION   196 231 0.459    5 -0.114
NORTHWEST DIVISION 200 228 0.467    6 -0.126

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.158 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 May 23 05:30:11 2022
games through: Sun May 22 2022

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