Same rules as last year..... 1. Post your final standings prediction for all 15 teams. 2.All predictions are frozen at first regular season game tip-off. Any changes are okay before then. 3. Your score is based on the net difference between your prediction and standings. For example, if you pick the Clippers to be first and they are in fourth, you receive 3 points for the Spurs. Low score wins. 4. Ranking is based on win% only. 5. Tied teams each receive an averaged score. For example, two teams tied for 5th/6th place are each scored as 5.5. Three teams tied for 10/11/12 are each scored as 11. 6. I'll post standings periodically through the season. 7. Please use the same acronyms and format as below. This makes my spreadsheeting easier. Here are my preliminary picks to get the ball rolling (this will change before the season starts). While my brain says clippers 1 and Jazz 2, I'm sticking with my homerism only because I never want a reason to root against my guys. 1. UTA 2. LAC 3. DEN 4. HOU 5. GSW 6. NOP 7. SAS 8. SAC 9. POR 10. DAL 11. LAL 12. MIN 13. PHX 14. MEM 15. OKC I unsuccessfully tried to pawn this off on Jazzfan4life, haha. If someone else wants to administer this contest, I'm happy to pass the baton.