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      35  6 4554 4059  0.055 19.659    1  2.141    1  0.833    1  0.799    1 0.5836  3.932  1.296  0.303  0.000
HAWKS         36  8 4542 4227  0.005 20.865    2  1.979    2  0.708    2  0.535    2 0.5731  3.843  0.591  0.480  0.000
GRIZZLIES     31 12 4365 4187  0.027 21.132    3  1.713    3  0.504    8  0.246    3 0.5542  3.792  0.062  0.429  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 32 13 4635 4373 -0.014 21.188    4  1.635    4  0.445    5  0.314    4 0.5462  3.827  0.294  0.335  0.000
ROCKETS       30 14 4536 4369  0.042 21.802    5  1.605    5  0.426    6  0.275    5 0.5458  3.847  0.353  0.198  0.000
MAVERICKS     30 14 4747 4474  0.018 21.154    6  1.562    6  0.393    4  0.377    6 0.5407  3.915  0.788 -0.034  0.000
CLIPPERS      29 14 4606 4304  0.025 20.672    7  1.545    7  0.379    3  0.468    7 0.5404  3.911  0.860  0.075  0.000
WIZARDS       29 15 4379 4279 -0.051 20.607    8  1.437    8  0.309   14  0.100   10 0.5326  3.802 -0.038  0.237  0.000
RAPTORS       28 15 4540 4326 -0.017 20.248    9  1.434    9  0.301    9  0.221    8 0.5331  3.890  0.506 -0.064  0.000
BULLS         29 16 4597 4467 -0.008 21.705   10  1.421   10  0.295   11  0.172    9 0.5329  3.845  0.238  0.105  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         28 17 4565 4386  0.030 22.118   11  1.405   11  0.283    7  0.254   11 0.5300  3.791  0.062  0.445  0.000
SUNS          26 19 4839 4724 -0.008 21.744   12  1.219   12  0.153   12  0.162   12 0.5139  3.938  0.687 -0.364  0.000
THUNDER       22 21 4301 4243  0.090 22.434   13  1.131   14  0.090   10  0.205   14 0.5091  3.806  0.087  0.324  0.000
CAVALIERS     24 20 4470 4403  0.002 21.576   14  1.129   13  0.090   15  0.083   13 0.5118  3.863  0.237 -0.071  0.000
PELICANS      22 21 4308 4282  0.070 22.251   15  1.109   15  0.076   16  0.080   15 0.5072  3.830  0.073  0.086  0.000
BUCKS         22 21 4228 4169 -0.024 20.646   16  1.006   16  0.003   13  0.120   16 0.4984  3.786 -0.093  0.334  0.000
HEAT          19 24 3992 4147 -0.029 21.304   17  0.796   17 -0.135   24 -0.255   17 0.4869  3.749 -0.641  0.132  0.000
NUGGETS       18 25 4369 4483  0.009 21.698   18  0.757   18 -0.166   21 -0.174   18 0.4814  3.879  0.058 -0.407  0.000
HORNETS       19 26 4266 4384 -0.056 21.720   19  0.699   19 -0.205   22 -0.177   19 0.4780  3.743 -0.590  0.235  0.000
JAZZ          16 28 4216 4333  0.069 23.224   20  0.651   20 -0.239   18 -0.072   20 0.4737  3.785 -0.291  0.147  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
KINGS         16 27 4372 4483  0.028 22.026   21  0.644   21 -0.246   23 -0.185   21 0.4724  3.862 -0.037 -0.334  0.000
PISTONS       17 27 4309 4394 -0.016 21.829   22  0.639   22 -0.252   17 -0.071   23 0.4704  3.812 -0.164  0.021  0.000
NETS          18 26 4178 4341 -0.093 20.847   23  0.612   23 -0.262   26 -0.356   22 0.4722  3.769 -0.647 -0.065  0.000
CELTICS       15 26 4170 4250 -0.043 19.875   24  0.548   24 -0.320   20 -0.159   24 0.4682  3.879  0.076 -0.393  0.000
PACERS        15 30 4262 4368  0.003 22.644   25  0.490   25 -0.363   19 -0.154   25 0.4616  3.748 -0.546  0.237  0.000
LAKERS        12 32 4381 4677  0.112 24.403   26  0.446   26 -0.384   25 -0.323   27 0.4579  3.870 -0.132 -0.515  0.000
MAGIC         15 31 4402 4673 -0.027 23.145   27  0.443   27 -0.385   27 -0.417   26 0.4584  3.820 -0.471 -0.363  0.000
76ERS          8 36 3952 4503 -0.038 22.748   28  0.044   28 -0.731   30 -0.807   28 0.4266  3.760 -1.142 -0.473  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES   7 35 4097 4511 -0.030 21.460   29  0.007   29 -0.764   29 -0.632   30 0.4191  3.879 -0.397 -0.867  0.000
KNICKS         8 37 4175 4534 -0.047 22.599   30  0.000   30 -0.770   28 -0.576   29 0.4240  3.776 -0.836 -0.315  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 35 6 4554 4059 0.055 19.659 1 2.141 1 0.833 1 0.799 1 0.5836 3.932 1.296 0.303 0.000 CLIPPERS 29 14 4606 4304 0.025 20.672 7 1.545 7 0.379 3 0.468 7 0.5404 3.911 0.860 0.075 0.000 SUNS 26 19 4839 4724 -0.008 21.744 12 1.219 12 0.153 12 0.162 12 0.5139 3.938 0.687 -0.364 0.000 KINGS 16 27 4372 4483 0.028 22.026 21 0.644 21 -0.246 23 -0.185 21 0.4724 3.862 -0.037 -0.334 0.000 LAKERS 12 32 4381 4677 0.112 24.403 26 0.446 26 -0.384 25 -0.323 27 0.4579 3.870 -0.132 -0.515 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 32 13 4635 4373 -0.014 21.188 4 1.635 4 0.445 5 0.314 4 0.5462 3.827 0.294 0.335 0.000 THUNDER 22 21 4301 4243 0.090 22.434 13 1.131 14 0.090 10 0.205 14 0.5091 3.806 0.087 0.324 0.000 NUGGETS 18 25 4369 4483 0.009 21.698 18 0.757 18 -0.166 21 -0.174 18 0.4814 3.879 0.058 -0.407 0.000 JAZZ 16 28 4216 4333 0.069 23.224 20 0.651 20 -0.239 18 -0.072 20 0.4737 3.785 -0.291 0.147 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 7 35 4097 4511 -0.030 21.460 29 0.007 29 -0.764 29 -0.632 30 0.4191 3.879 -0.397 -0.867 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 31 12 4365 4187 0.027 21.132 3 1.713 3 0.504 8 0.246 3 0.5542 3.792 0.062 0.429 0.000 ROCKETS 30 14 4536 4369 0.042 21.802 5 1.605 5 0.426 6 0.275 5 0.5458 3.847 0.353 0.198 0.000 MAVERICKS 30 14 4747 4474 0.018 21.154 6 1.562 6 0.393 4 0.377 6 0.5407 3.915 0.788 -0.034 0.000 SPURS 28 17 4565 4386 0.030 22.118 11 1.405 11 0.283 7 0.254 11 0.5300 3.791 0.062 0.445 0.000 PELICANS 22 21 4308 4282 0.070 22.251 15 1.109 15 0.076 16 0.080 15 0.5072 3.830 0.073 0.086 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 29 16 4597 4467 -0.008 21.705 10 1.421 10 0.295 11 0.172 9 0.5329 3.845 0.238 0.105 0.000 CAVALIERS 24 20 4470 4403 0.002 21.576 14 1.129 13 0.090 15 0.083 13 0.5118 3.863 0.237 -0.071 0.000 BUCKS 22 21 4228 4169 -0.024 20.646 16 1.006 16 0.003 13 0.120 16 0.4984 3.786 -0.093 0.334 0.000 PISTONS 17 27 4309 4394 -0.016 21.829 22 0.639 22 -0.252 17 -0.071 23 0.4704 3.812 -0.164 0.021 0.000 PACERS 15 30 4262 4368 0.003 22.644 25 0.490 25 -0.363 19 -0.154 25 0.4616 3.748 -0.546 0.237 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 36 8 4542 4227 0.005 20.865 2 1.979 2 0.708 2 0.535 2 0.5731 3.843 0.591 0.480 0.000 WIZARDS 29 15 4379 4279 -0.051 20.607 8 1.437 8 0.309 14 0.100 10 0.5326 3.802 -0.038 0.237 0.000 HEAT 19 24 3992 4147 -0.029 21.304 17 0.796 17 -0.135 24 -0.255 17 0.4869 3.749 -0.641 0.132 0.000 HORNETS 19 26 4266 4384 -0.056 21.720 19 0.699 19 -0.205 22 -0.177 19 0.4780 3.743 -0.590 0.235 0.000 MAGIC 15 31 4402 4673 -0.027 23.145 27 0.443 27 -0.385 27 -0.417 26 0.4584 3.820 -0.471 -0.363 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 28 15 4540 4326 -0.017 20.248 9 1.434 9 0.301 9 0.221 8 0.5331 3.890 0.506 -0.064 0.000 NETS 18 26 4178 4341 -0.093 20.847 23 0.612 23 -0.262 26 -0.356 22 0.4722 3.769 -0.647 -0.065 0.000 CELTICS 15 26 4170 4250 -0.043 19.875 24 0.548 24 -0.320 20 -0.159 24 0.4682 3.879 0.076 -0.393 0.000 76ERS 8 36 3952 4503 -0.038 22.748 28 0.044 28 -0.731 30 -0.807 28 0.4266 3.760 -1.142 -0.473 0.000 KNICKS 8 37 4175 4534 -0.047 22.599 30 0.000 30 -0.770 28 -0.576 29 0.4240 3.776 -0.836 -0.315 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 141  78 0.644    1  0.313
PACIFIC DIVISION   118  98 0.546    2  0.217
CENTRAL DIVISION   107 114 0.484    3  0.014
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 118 104 0.532    4 -0.075
NORTHWEST DIVISION  95 122 0.438    5 -0.088
ATLANTIC DIVISION   77 140 0.355    6 -0.378

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.187 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.011 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Jan 25 05:30:19 2015
games through: Sat Jan 24 2015

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