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Monday, December 04, 2006

Toughness: Eastern Conference Rankings

I stole this idea from Clipperblog. Measure how your NBA team is doing based on the ability to protect its home court and to win on the road. It makes for a simple formula that is easy to track. It closely matches won/lost records, but does point out that Chicago is probably a top 4, and Atlanta and Miami are worse off than their record. Road Wins - Home Losses = "Toughness."

The rankings for the Eastern Conference as of today:

Team Wins Losses
PCT
Road Wins Home Losses Toughness
Orlando 13 5
0.722

6 1 5
Detroit 11 6
0.647
5 2 3
Indiana 9 9
0.500
5 2 3
Chicago 7 9
0.438
3 1 2
Cleveland 10 7
0.588
3 2 1
Toronto 7 10
0.412
2 2 0
Milwaukee 6 10
0.375
4 4 0
Atlanta 7 8
0.467
3 4 -1
New Jersey 7 9
0.438
3 4 -1
Philadelphia 5 11
0.313
2 3 -1
Miami 7 9
0.438
4 6 -2
Washington 6 10
0.375
0 2 -2
New York 6 13
0.316
5 7 -2
Charlotte 5 12
0.294
2 5 -3
Boston 5 10
0.333
2 6 -4


Last season final rankings:
Rank Team Wins Losses PCT Road Wins Home Losses Toughness






1 Detroit 64 18 0.780 - 27 4 23

2 Miami 52 30 0.634 - 21 10 11

3 Cleveland 50 32 0.610 - 19 10 9



4 New Jersey 49 33 0.598 - 20 12 8



5 Washington 42 40 0.512 - 15 14 1



6 Indiana 41 41 0.500 - 14 14 0



7 Chicago 41 41 0.500 - 20 20 0



8 Milwaukee 40 42 0.488 - 15 16 -1



9 Philadelphia 38 44 0.463 - 15 18 -3



10 Orlando 36 46 0.439 - 10 15 -5



11 Boston 33 49 0.402 - 12 20 -8



12 Toronto 27 55 0.329 - 12 26 -14



13 Charlotte 26 56 0.317 - 9 24 -15



14 Atlanta 26 56 0.317 - 8 23 -15



15 New York 23 59 0.280 - 8 26 -18

5 East teams had positive numbers last year, and 5 are positive so far this season. -1 earned the last playoff spot. Nice to see Magic leading the East in road wins and in home losses.

The Magic ended last year with the 7th best home record in the East and fourth worst road record. Only the top 2 teams in the East had winning road records last year. Magic 6-4 road record is best in the East so far this year and a huge improvement over last year.

1 Comments:

  • At 7:42 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Nice formula... it shows that a team like CHI who has played so many road games early in the season is probably a better team than what their actual record is. With a home-heavy schedule this month and a 4 game winning streak, look for the Bulls to make their move despite al the issues they have had.

    Nice to see the Magic on top! In the West, the Spurs and Utah have a "4" toughness rating to lead that conference.

     

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