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      22  3 2687 2441  0.073 12.218    1  2.008    1  0.802    1  0.598    1 0.5953  3.891  0.891  0.304  0.000
GRIZZLIES     21  5 2673 2513  0.049 12.720    2  1.829    2  0.642    5  0.378    2 0.5759  3.797  0.218  0.539  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 22  6 2904 2695  0.028 13.467    3  1.756    3  0.579    3  0.452    3 0.5635  3.826  0.429  0.474  0.000
RAPTORS       21  6 2899 2667 -0.039 12.299    4  1.673    4  0.508    2  0.454    4 0.5582  3.886  0.723  0.185  0.000
ROCKETS       19  7 2593 2505 -0.030 12.236    5  1.577    5  0.427   12  0.143    5 0.5527  3.765 -0.166  0.451  0.000
WIZARDS       19  6 2529 2420 -0.117 10.928    6  1.576    6  0.426   11  0.179    6 0.5504  3.799  0.028  0.329  0.000
MAVERICKS     20  8 3072 2867 -0.004 12.962    7  1.559    7  0.400    4  0.387    8 0.5441  3.941  0.932 -0.158  0.000
HAWKS         19  7 2679 2521 -0.077 11.509    8  1.535    8  0.378    7  0.343    9 0.5419  3.850  0.438  0.249  0.000
CLIPPERS      19  8 2874 2705 -0.025 12.562    9  1.528    9  0.373    6  0.347    7 0.5446  3.912  0.745 -0.051  0.000
BULLS         17  9 2657 2558  0.036 12.770   10  1.462   10  0.317    9  0.273   10 0.5337  3.827  0.259  0.287  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
SPURS         17 11 2860 2731  0.061 13.888   11  1.368   11  0.240    8  0.284   12 0.5266  3.774  0.019  0.549  0.000
CAVALIERS     15 10 2568 2493  0.068 12.744   12  1.343   12  0.226   10  0.217   11 0.5267  3.868  0.399  0.035  0.000
PELICANS      13 13 2666 2667  0.135 14.106   13  1.186   13  0.099   14  0.076   13 0.5144  3.871  0.274 -0.122  0.000
BUCKS         14 14 2787 2828 -0.005 13.918   14  1.074   14  0.004   19 -0.059   14 0.4992  3.838 -0.022 -0.096  0.000
NUGGETS       12 15 2759 2804  0.093 14.378   15  1.023   15 -0.037   15 -0.004   15 0.4948  3.891  0.290 -0.298  0.000
SUNS          14 14 2922 2898 -0.064 13.089   16  1.007   16 -0.053   16 -0.011   18 0.4902  3.905  0.353 -0.375  0.000
THUNDER       13 14 2606 2565 -0.009 13.093   17  1.006   17 -0.058   13  0.128   17 0.4919  3.748 -0.261  0.517  0.000
KINGS         11 15 2622 2644  0.088 13.758   18  0.960   18 -0.084   17 -0.035   16 0.4925  3.841  0.017 -0.088  0.000
HEAT          12 15 2546 2661 -0.042 13.311   19  0.922   19 -0.115   25 -0.322   19 0.4888  3.784 -0.543 -0.102  0.000
CELTICS       10 14 2517 2513 -0.081 11.182   20  0.801   20 -0.219   18 -0.050   20 0.4729  3.922  0.399 -0.499  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
NETS          10 15 2392 2457 -0.090 11.885   21  0.754   21 -0.252   21 -0.226   23 0.4661  3.772 -0.501  0.048  0.000
MAGIC         10 19 2721 2884  0.050 15.475   22  0.737   22 -0.259   23 -0.292   21 0.4712  3.767 -0.592  0.009  0.000
LAKERS         8 18 2657 2841  0.073 14.154   23  0.696   23 -0.292   26 -0.322   22 0.4675  3.919  0.110 -0.755  0.000
PACERS         8 19 2520 2607  0.083 14.482   24  0.656   24 -0.335   20 -0.118   24 0.4620  3.720 -0.635  0.398  0.000
JAZZ           8 20 2698 2843  0.077 15.042   25  0.615   25 -0.364   22 -0.252   25 0.4577  3.826 -0.272 -0.232  0.000
HORNETS        8 19 2580 2723 -0.014 13.738   26  0.571   26 -0.402   24 -0.310   26 0.4552  3.770 -0.594 -0.026  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES   5 20 2458 2719 -0.064 12.789   27  0.345   27 -0.607   29 -0.626   27 0.4324  3.900 -0.287 -0.965  0.000
PISTONS        5 22 2539 2722 -0.053 13.548   28  0.294   28 -0.655   28 -0.428   28 0.4229  3.763 -0.748 -0.108  0.000
KNICKS         5 24 2715 2891 -0.052 14.419   29  0.238   29 -0.702   27 -0.400   29 0.4183  3.769 -0.690 -0.110  0.000
76ERS          2 23 2281 2598 -0.104 12.395   30  0.000   30 -0.912   30 -0.799   30 0.3947  3.791 -0.984 -0.613  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 22 3 2687 2441 0.073 12.218 1 2.008 1 0.802 1 0.598 1 0.5953 3.891 0.891 0.304 0.000 CLIPPERS 19 8 2874 2705 -0.025 12.562 9 1.528 9 0.373 6 0.347 7 0.5446 3.912 0.745 -0.051 0.000 SUNS 14 14 2922 2898 -0.064 13.089 16 1.007 16 -0.053 16 -0.011 18 0.4902 3.905 0.353 -0.375 0.000 KINGS 11 15 2622 2644 0.088 13.758 18 0.960 18 -0.084 17 -0.035 16 0.4925 3.841 0.017 -0.088 0.000 LAKERS 8 18 2657 2841 0.073 14.154 23 0.696 23 -0.292 26 -0.322 22 0.4675 3.919 0.110 -0.755 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 22 6 2904 2695 0.028 13.467 3 1.756 3 0.579 3 0.452 3 0.5635 3.826 0.429 0.474 0.000 NUGGETS 12 15 2759 2804 0.093 14.378 15 1.023 15 -0.037 15 -0.004 15 0.4948 3.891 0.290 -0.298 0.000 THUNDER 13 14 2606 2565 -0.009 13.093 17 1.006 17 -0.058 13 0.128 17 0.4919 3.748 -0.261 0.517 0.000 JAZZ 8 20 2698 2843 0.077 15.042 25 0.615 25 -0.364 22 -0.252 25 0.4577 3.826 -0.272 -0.232 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 5 20 2458 2719 -0.064 12.789 27 0.345 27 -0.607 29 -0.626 27 0.4324 3.900 -0.287 -0.965 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 GRIZZLIES 21 5 2673 2513 0.049 12.720 2 1.829 2 0.642 5 0.378 2 0.5759 3.797 0.218 0.539 0.000 ROCKETS 19 7 2593 2505 -0.030 12.236 5 1.577 5 0.427 12 0.143 5 0.5527 3.765 -0.166 0.451 0.000 MAVERICKS 20 8 3072 2867 -0.004 12.962 7 1.559 7 0.400 4 0.387 8 0.5441 3.941 0.932 -0.158 0.000 SPURS 17 11 2860 2731 0.061 13.888 11 1.368 11 0.240 8 0.284 12 0.5266 3.774 0.019 0.549 0.000 PELICANS 13 13 2666 2667 0.135 14.106 13 1.186 13 0.099 14 0.076 13 0.5144 3.871 0.274 -0.122 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 BULLS 17 9 2657 2558 0.036 12.770 10 1.462 10 0.317 9 0.273 10 0.5337 3.827 0.259 0.287 0.000 CAVALIERS 15 10 2568 2493 0.068 12.744 12 1.343 12 0.226 10 0.217 11 0.5267 3.868 0.399 0.035 0.000 BUCKS 14 14 2787 2828 -0.005 13.918 14 1.074 14 0.004 19 -0.059 14 0.4992 3.838 -0.022 -0.096 0.000 PACERS 8 19 2520 2607 0.083 14.482 24 0.656 24 -0.335 20 -0.118 24 0.4620 3.720 -0.635 0.398 0.000 PISTONS 5 22 2539 2722 -0.053 13.548 28 0.294 28 -0.655 28 -0.428 28 0.4229 3.763 -0.748 -0.108 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 WIZARDS 19 6 2529 2420 -0.117 10.928 6 1.576 6 0.426 11 0.179 6 0.5504 3.799 0.028 0.329 0.000 HAWKS 19 7 2679 2521 -0.077 11.509 8 1.535 8 0.378 7 0.343 9 0.5419 3.850 0.438 0.249 0.000 HEAT 12 15 2546 2661 -0.042 13.311 19 0.922 19 -0.115 25 -0.322 19 0.4888 3.784 -0.543 -0.102 0.000 MAGIC 10 19 2721 2884 0.050 15.475 22 0.737 22 -0.259 23 -0.292 21 0.4712 3.767 -0.592 0.009 0.000 HORNETS 8 19 2580 2723 -0.014 13.738 26 0.571 26 -0.402 24 -0.310 26 0.4552 3.770 -0.594 -0.026 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 21 6 2899 2667 -0.039 12.299 4 1.673 4 0.508 2 0.454 4 0.5582 3.886 0.723 0.185 0.000 CELTICS 10 14 2517 2513 -0.081 11.182 20 0.801 20 -0.219 18 -0.050 20 0.4729 3.922 0.399 -0.499 0.000 NETS 10 15 2392 2457 -0.090 11.885 21 0.754 21 -0.252 21 -0.226 23 0.4661 3.772 -0.501 0.048 0.000 KNICKS 5 24 2715 2891 -0.052 14.419 29 0.238 29 -0.702 27 -0.400 29 0.4183 3.769 -0.690 -0.110 0.000 76ERS 2 23 2281 2598 -0.104 12.395 30 0.000 30 -0.912 30 -0.799 30 0.3947 3.791 -0.984 -0.613 0.000


DIVISION            W  L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 90 44 0.672    1  0.343
PACIFIC DIVISION   74 58 0.561    2  0.160
CENTRAL DIVISION   59 74 0.444    3 -0.040
NORTHWEST DIVISION 60 75 0.444    4 -0.087
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 68 66 0.507    5 -0.112
ATLANTIC DIVISION  48 82 0.369    6 -0.270

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.171 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: Sun Dec 21 05:30:23 2014
games through: Sat Dec 20 2014

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