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
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
WARRIORS      78 17 10362  9414  0.076 48.038    1  2.648    1  0.876    1  0.728    1 0.5819  3.917  1.152  0.303  0.000
CLIPPERS      63 33 10260  9701  0.109 50.345    2  2.169    4  0.458    3  0.478    5 0.5452  3.911  0.873  0.083  0.000
ROCKETS       64 33 10143  9902  0.111 51.737    3  2.165    2  0.482    6  0.253    2 0.5469  3.885  0.519 -0.012  0.000
GRIZZLIES     61 32  9104  8852  0.104 49.320    4  2.139    3  0.466    5  0.256    4 0.5452  3.745 -0.149  0.662  0.000
HAWKS         68 29  9889  9417 -0.029 46.305    5  2.105    5  0.442    7  0.242    3 0.5453  3.838  0.278  0.206  0.000
SPURS         58 31  9185  8674  0.088 45.923    6  2.072    6  0.422    2  0.537    7 0.5410  3.813  0.453  0.620  0.000
CAVALIERS     64 31  9758  9298  0.013 46.910    7  2.046    7  0.410    4  0.417    6 0.5413  3.848  0.500  0.333  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 52 35  8898  8585  0.049 44.276    8  1.788    8  0.264    9  0.203    8 0.5264  3.840  0.247  0.158  0.000
MAVERICKS     51 36  9178  8961  0.062 44.955    9  1.761    9  0.250   12  0.119    9 0.5259  3.905  0.480 -0.242  0.000
BULLS         56 38  9417  9130 -0.007 46.097   10  1.699   10  0.210    8  0.221   10 0.5212  3.806  0.104  0.338  0.000
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
WIZARDS       52 40  9091  8993 -0.019 45.161   11  1.550   11  0.135   14  0.068   11 0.5142  3.791 -0.120  0.257  0.000
THUNDER       45 37  8524  8345  0.024 41.305   12  1.541   12  0.128   10  0.157   12 0.5123  3.883  0.411 -0.096  0.000
RAPTORS       49 37  8912  8717 -0.042 41.206   13  1.525   13  0.120   17 -0.014   13 0.5120  3.888  0.262 -0.290  0.000
PELICANS      45 41  8550  8517  0.053 44.613   14  1.477   14  0.096   13  0.074   14 0.5100  3.808 -0.036  0.185  0.000
SUNS          39 43  8397  8471  0.020 41.935   15  1.257   15 -0.041   19 -0.128   15 0.4955  3.875  0.085 -0.340  0.000
BUCKS         43 45  8555  8593 -0.040 42.902   16  1.225   16 -0.061   20 -0.129   16 0.4934  3.777 -0.386  0.128  0.000
JAZZ          38 44  7801  7783  0.028 41.837   17  1.217   17 -0.068   11  0.122   17 0.4930  3.733 -0.337  0.581  0.000
CELTICS       40 46  8691  8715 -0.043 41.800   18  1.111   18 -0.123   16  0.005   19 0.4877  3.860  0.144 -0.133  0.000
NETS          40 48  8616  8885 -0.033 43.800   19  1.084   19 -0.127   21 -0.213   18 0.4880  3.817 -0.278 -0.147  0.000
PACERS        38 44  7981  7958 -0.055 39.356   20  1.079   20 -0.138   15  0.026   20 0.4856  3.783 -0.199  0.251  0.000
TEAM           W  L    PF    PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
HEAT          37 45  7764  7977 -0.063 39.794   21  1.015   21 -0.162   22 -0.216   21 0.4835  3.768 -0.515  0.082  0.000
HORNETS       33 49  7721  7981 -0.064 39.919   22  0.827   22 -0.280   25 -0.297   22 0.4715  3.745 -0.702  0.109  0.000
PISTONS       32 50  8077  8159 -0.058 39.625   23  0.791   23 -0.310   18 -0.056   23 0.4684  3.821 -0.101 -0.010  0.000
NUGGETS       30 52  8320  8611 -0.004 41.819   24  0.776   24 -0.315   23 -0.222   24 0.4678  3.885  0.042 -0.487  0.000
KINGS         29 53  8310  8614  0.010 42.219   25  0.745   25 -0.332   24 -0.249   25 0.4664  3.888  0.030 -0.527  0.000
MAGIC         25 57  7847  8316 -0.072 40.233   26  0.445   26 -0.516   26 -0.432   26 0.4484  3.819 -0.491 -0.374  0.000
LAKERS        21 61  8073  8634 -0.013 42.288   27  0.333   27 -0.583   27 -0.491   27 0.4423  3.851 -0.393 -0.589  0.000
76ERS         18 64  7542  8278 -0.086 40.371   28  0.053   28 -0.754   29 -0.571   29 0.4276  3.767 -0.874 -0.269  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  16 66  8016  8737 -0.017 42.568   29  0.044   29 -0.762   28 -0.565   28 0.4279  3.871 -0.369 -0.760  0.000
KNICKS        17 65  7535  8299 -0.099 40.096   30  0.000   30 -0.785   30 -0.738   30 0.4234  3.765 -1.051 -0.425  0.000

PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR WARRIORS 78 17 10362 9414 0.076 48.038 1 2.648 1 0.876 1 0.728 1 0.5819 3.917 1.152 0.303 0.000 CLIPPERS 63 33 10260 9701 0.109 50.345 2 2.169 4 0.458 3 0.478 5 0.5452 3.911 0.873 0.083 0.000 SUNS 39 43 8397 8471 0.020 41.935 15 1.257 15 -0.041 19 -0.128 15 0.4955 3.875 0.085 -0.340 0.000 KINGS 29 53 8310 8614 0.010 42.219 25 0.745 25 -0.332 24 -0.249 25 0.4664 3.888 0.030 -0.527 0.000 LAKERS 21 61 8073 8634 -0.013 42.288 27 0.333 27 -0.583 27 -0.491 27 0.4423 3.851 -0.393 -0.589 0.000

NORTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR TRAIL BLAZERS 52 35 8898 8585 0.049 44.276 8 1.788 8 0.264 9 0.203 8 0.5264 3.840 0.247 0.158 0.000 THUNDER 45 37 8524 8345 0.024 41.305 12 1.541 12 0.128 10 0.157 12 0.5123 3.883 0.411 -0.096 0.000 JAZZ 38 44 7801 7783 0.028 41.837 17 1.217 17 -0.068 11 0.122 17 0.4930 3.733 -0.337 0.581 0.000 NUGGETS 30 52 8320 8611 -0.004 41.819 24 0.776 24 -0.315 23 -0.222 24 0.4678 3.885 0.042 -0.487 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 16 66 8016 8737 -0.017 42.568 29 0.044 29 -0.762 28 -0.565 28 0.4279 3.871 -0.369 -0.760 0.000

SOUTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR ROCKETS 64 33 10143 9902 0.111 51.737 3 2.165 2 0.482 6 0.253 2 0.5469 3.885 0.519 -0.012 0.000 GRIZZLIES 61 32 9104 8852 0.104 49.320 4 2.139 3 0.466 5 0.256 4 0.5452 3.745 -0.149 0.662 0.000 SPURS 58 31 9185 8674 0.088 45.923 6 2.072 6 0.422 2 0.537 7 0.5410 3.813 0.453 0.620 0.000 MAVERICKS 51 36 9178 8961 0.062 44.955 9 1.761 9 0.250 12 0.119 9 0.5259 3.905 0.480 -0.242 0.000 PELICANS 45 41 8550 8517 0.053 44.613 14 1.477 14 0.096 13 0.074 14 0.5100 3.808 -0.036 0.185 0.000

CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CAVALIERS 64 31 9758 9298 0.013 46.910 7 2.046 7 0.410 4 0.417 6 0.5413 3.848 0.500 0.333 0.000 BULLS 56 38 9417 9130 -0.007 46.097 10 1.699 10 0.210 8 0.221 10 0.5212 3.806 0.104 0.338 0.000 BUCKS 43 45 8555 8593 -0.040 42.902 16 1.225 16 -0.061 20 -0.129 16 0.4934 3.777 -0.386 0.128 0.000 PACERS 38 44 7981 7958 -0.055 39.356 20 1.079 20 -0.138 15 0.026 20 0.4856 3.783 -0.199 0.251 0.000 PISTONS 32 50 8077 8159 -0.058 39.625 23 0.791 23 -0.310 18 -0.056 23 0.4684 3.821 -0.101 -0.010 0.000

SOUTHEAST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR HAWKS 68 29 9889 9417 -0.029 46.305 5 2.105 5 0.442 7 0.242 3 0.5453 3.838 0.278 0.206 0.000 WIZARDS 52 40 9091 8993 -0.019 45.161 11 1.550 11 0.135 14 0.068 11 0.5142 3.791 -0.120 0.257 0.000 HEAT 37 45 7764 7977 -0.063 39.794 21 1.015 21 -0.162 22 -0.216 21 0.4835 3.768 -0.515 0.082 0.000 HORNETS 33 49 7721 7981 -0.064 39.919 22 0.827 22 -0.280 25 -0.297 22 0.4715 3.745 -0.702 0.109 0.000 MAGIC 25 57 7847 8316 -0.072 40.233 26 0.445 26 -0.516 26 -0.432 26 0.4484 3.819 -0.491 -0.374 0.000

ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR RAPTORS 49 37 8912 8717 -0.042 41.206 13 1.525 13 0.120 17 -0.014 13 0.5120 3.888 0.262 -0.290 0.000 CELTICS 40 46 8691 8715 -0.043 41.800 18 1.111 18 -0.123 16 0.005 19 0.4877 3.860 0.144 -0.133 0.000 NETS 40 48 8616 8885 -0.033 43.800 19 1.084 19 -0.127 21 -0.213 18 0.4880 3.817 -0.278 -0.147 0.000 76ERS 18 64 7542 8278 -0.086 40.371 28 0.053 28 -0.754 29 -0.571 29 0.4276 3.767 -0.874 -0.269 0.000 KNICKS 17 65 7535 8299 -0.099 40.096 30 0.000 30 -0.785 30 -0.738 30 0.4234 3.765 -1.051 -0.425 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 279 173 0.617    1  0.291
PACIFIC DIVISION   230 207 0.526    2  0.097
CENTRAL DIVISION   233 208 0.528    3  0.073
NORTHWEST DIVISION 181 234 0.436    4 -0.073
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 215 220 0.494    5 -0.140
ATLANTIC DIVISION  164 260 0.387    6 -0.361

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.203 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.020 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 25 13:00:13 2015
games through: Sun May 24 2015

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