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BBR Rankings: 2010-01-22

Posted by Neil Paine on January 22, 2010

Rising: Nuggets (W-UTA, W-@GSW, W-LAC), Thunder (L-@DAL, W-MIA, W-@ATL, W-@MIN)
Falling: Spurs (L-@CHA, L-@MEM, W-@NOH, L-UTA), Warriors (L-MIL, W-CHI, L-DEN)

(Want to know how the BBR Rankings are calculated? Read this first... "MLE" = Maximum Likelihood Estimate.)

Rank Prev Team W L WPct SOSRk Week MLE Rank
1 1 Cleveland Cavaliers 33 11 0.750 23 3-0 1.37755 1
2 2 Los Angeles Lakers 32 10 0.762 20 2-1 1.31541 2
3 3 Dallas Mavericks 28 14 0.667 5 3-1 1.00593 3
4 4 Boston Celtics 27 13 0.675 30 0-2 0.76575 5
5 6 Atlanta Hawks 27 14 0.659 21 2-1 0.79845 4
6 5 Orlando Magic 27 15 0.643 26 1-2 0.70888 6
7 9 Denver Nuggets 28 14 0.667 29 3-0 0.67104 7
8 8 Houston Rockets 23 18 0.561 2 1-1 0.57698 8
9 7 Phoenix Suns 25 18 0.581 14 1-3 0.54392 9
10 12 Utah Jazz 24 18 0.571 3 2-1 0.45719 11
11 13 Oklahoma City Thunder 24 18 0.571 9 3-1 0.45714 12
12 11 Portland Trail Blazers 26 17 0.605 22 2-1 0.49317 10
13 10 San Antonio Spurs 25 16 0.610 24 1-3 0.44378 13
14 16 Memphis Grizzlies 22 19 0.537 18 3-1 0.25064 14
15 15 Miami Heat 21 20 0.512 1 2-2 0.16340 17
16 17 Toronto Raptors 21 22 0.488 7 2-2 0.16659 16
17 14 New Orleans Hornets 22 19 0.537 25 2-2 0.18750 15
18 18 Charlotte Bobcats 21 19 0.525 13 4-0 0.04649 18
19 19 Chicago Bulls 18 22 0.450 10 1-2 -0.26111 20
20 20 Los Angeles Clippers 19 23 0.452 15 2-3 -0.19768 19
21 21 Milwaukee Bucks 17 23 0.425 17 2-2 -0.33744 21
22 24 Detroit Pistons 15 26 0.366 4 3-1 -0.51060 22
23 22 New York Knicks 17 24 0.415 28 1-2 -0.54081 23
24 23 Sacramento Kings 15 26 0.366 12 0-4 -0.59454 24
25 26 Washington Wizards 14 27 0.341 19 2-2 -0.77057 25
26 27 Philadelphia 76ers 13 28 0.317 16 1-2 -0.94666 28
27 28 Indiana Pacers 14 28 0.333 27 1-3 -0.92143 26
28 25 Golden State Warriors 12 28 0.300 11 1-2 -0.92234 27
29 29 Minnesota Timberwolves 9 34 0.209 8 1-2 -1.56208 29
30 30 New Jersey Nets 3 38 0.073 6 0-3 -2.86453 30
Home-Court Advantage 0.65378

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3 Responses to “BBR Rankings: 2010-01-22”

  1. Neil Paine Says:

    If this were college football, it would have been a much huger deal that #1 played #2 last night... Getting a 1-vs-2 matchup in the NBA is far less rare and nowhere near as important in the championship picture, since Cleveland/L.A. will have another chance to battle it out if they eventually make the Finals. But when #1 and #2 play during the CFB regular season, there's a pretty good chance the loser is permanently eliminated from title contention. Can you imagine if that were the case in the NBA?

  2. will Says:

    Neil,

    I'd rather not have to imagine that scenario. Your argument is why I like the current NBA playoff system (aside from maybe tweaking the first round from 7 back to 5 games, although that can open another can of worms).

  3. P Middy Says:

    Yeah, football's (pro and college) biggest asset is how few games are played. Each one becomes really important. Even more so with the BCS system. If there were only 16 games a season, I wonder how many people would show up for each NBA game? Average attendance this year is almost 17K per game. Would it bump up to 80K per game?