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      60 13 8014 7217  0.053 35.735    1  2.611    1  0.817    1  0.766    1 0.5782  3.921  1.217  0.314  0.000
HAWKS         56 18 7577 7189 -0.002 35.554    2  2.281    2  0.595    5  0.311    2 0.5594  3.844  0.382  0.240  0.000
GRIZZLIES     51 24 7392 7162  0.042 37.744    3  2.060    3  0.455    9  0.182    3 0.5456  3.757 -0.156  0.519  0.000
ROCKETS       50 24 7645 7407  0.049 37.317    4  2.050    4  0.448    7  0.237    4 0.5452  3.861  0.394  0.080  0.000
CLIPPERS      49 25 7885 7419  0.070 37.275    5  2.028    5  0.421    2  0.480    5 0.5427  3.908  0.865  0.096  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 48 25 7491 7150  0.041 36.390    6  1.963    6  0.389    6  0.310    6 0.5395  3.832  0.323  0.298  0.000
SPURS         47 26 7496 7108  0.048 36.343    7  1.913    7  0.359    3  0.454    7 0.5362  3.814  0.383  0.525  0.000
CAVALIERS     48 27 7750 7388  0.009 36.468    8  1.831    8  0.314    4  0.403    8 0.5331  3.864  0.570  0.236  0.000
MAVERICKS     45 29 7705 7468  0.055 37.497    9  1.785    9  0.287   10  0.164    9 0.5296  3.881  0.414 -0.087  0.000
BULLS         45 29 7482 7282 -0.015 35.746   10  1.688   10  0.228   11  0.163   10 0.5232  3.825  0.143  0.182  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
RAPTORS       44 30 7704 7487 -0.014 35.694   11  1.639   11  0.199   13  0.080   11 0.5203  3.890  0.377 -0.217  0.000
THUNDER       42 32 7642 7460  0.043 37.319   12  1.614   12  0.185    8  0.221   12 0.5187  3.867  0.403  0.038  0.000
WIZARDS       41 33 7271 7240 -0.032 35.706   13  1.451   13  0.096   16 -0.045   13 0.5098  3.790 -0.228  0.139  0.000
PELICANS      39 34 7254 7199  0.020 36.557   14  1.441   14  0.090   14  0.058   14 0.5093  3.812 -0.023  0.139  0.000
SUNS          38 37 7764 7767  0.007 37.404   15  1.321   15  0.020   19 -0.066   15 0.5017  3.890  0.230 -0.361  0.000
BUCKS         36 38 7228 7229 -0.014 36.298   16  1.226   16 -0.040   17 -0.051   16 0.4956  3.781 -0.280  0.178  0.000
JAZZ          33 41 7015 7023  0.044 37.865   17  1.144   17 -0.091   12  0.121   17 0.4905  3.733 -0.327  0.569  0.000
HEAT          34 39 6916 7067 -0.040 35.549   18  1.107   18 -0.105   21 -0.126   18 0.4896  3.762 -0.443  0.191  0.000
NETS          32 40 7020 7243 -0.039 35.335   19  1.025   19 -0.147   24 -0.228   19 0.4843  3.807 -0.334 -0.122  0.000
PACERS        32 41 7076 7101 -0.033 35.397   20  0.998   20 -0.168   15 -0.016   20 0.4819  3.782 -0.241  0.209  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
CELTICS       33 41 7465 7522 -0.067 35.067   21  0.973   21 -0.181   20 -0.083   21 0.4819  3.863  0.083 -0.248  0.000
HORNETS       31 42 6945 7110 -0.050 35.346   22  0.916   22 -0.211   22 -0.172   22 0.4784  3.753 -0.529  0.184  0.000
NUGGETS       28 46 7438 7684 -0.003 37.262   23  0.814   23 -0.274   23 -0.224   23 0.4716  3.874 -0.007 -0.442  0.000
KINGS         26 47 7364 7654  0.044 38.172   24  0.795   24 -0.285   25 -0.253   24 0.4711  3.880 -0.005 -0.500  0.000
PISTONS       28 45 7182 7280 -0.033 35.626   25  0.790   25 -0.293   18 -0.064   25 0.4695  3.818 -0.117 -0.010  0.000
LAKERS        20 53 7222 7642  0.020 37.930   26  0.468   26 -0.496   26 -0.336   26 0.4501  3.853 -0.220 -0.452  0.000
MAGIC         22 52 7098 7554 -0.045 36.732   27  0.464   27 -0.496   27 -0.473   27 0.4497  3.826 -0.487 -0.458  0.000
76ERS         18 57 6872 7534 -0.060 37.250   28  0.200   28 -0.659   29 -0.532   29 0.4349  3.753 -0.889 -0.174  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  16 58 7231 7841  0.009 38.543   29  0.199   29 -0.662   28 -0.497   28 0.4353  3.868 -0.306 -0.688  0.000
KNICKS        14 60 6790 7507 -0.060 36.819   30  0.000   30 -0.787   30 -0.784   30 0.4226  3.762 -1.102 -0.466  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 60 13 8014 7217 0.053 35.735 1 2.611 1 0.817 1 0.766 1 0.5782 3.921 1.217 0.314 0.000 CLIPPERS 49 25 7885 7419 0.070 37.275 5 2.028 5 0.421 2 0.480 5 0.5427 3.908 0.865 0.096 0.000 SUNS 38 37 7764 7767 0.007 37.404 15 1.321 15 0.020 19 -0.066 15 0.5017 3.890 0.230 -0.361 0.000 KINGS 26 47 7364 7654 0.044 38.172 24 0.795 24 -0.285 25 -0.253 24 0.4711 3.880 -0.005 -0.500 0.000 LAKERS 20 53 7222 7642 0.020 37.930 26 0.468 26 -0.496 26 -0.336 26 0.4501 3.853 -0.220 -0.452 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 48 25 7491 7150 0.041 36.390 6 1.963 6 0.389 6 0.310 6 0.5395 3.832 0.323 0.298 0.000 THUNDER 42 32 7642 7460 0.043 37.319 12 1.614 12 0.185 8 0.221 12 0.5187 3.867 0.403 0.038 0.000 JAZZ 33 41 7015 7023 0.044 37.865 17 1.144 17 -0.091 12 0.121 17 0.4905 3.733 -0.327 0.569 0.000 NUGGETS 28 46 7438 7684 -0.003 37.262 23 0.814 23 -0.274 23 -0.224 23 0.4716 3.874 -0.007 -0.442 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 16 58 7231 7841 0.009 38.543 29 0.199 29 -0.662 28 -0.497 28 0.4353 3.868 -0.306 -0.688 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 51 24 7392 7162 0.042 37.744 3 2.060 3 0.455 9 0.182 3 0.5456 3.757 -0.156 0.519 0.000 ROCKETS 50 24 7645 7407 0.049 37.317 4 2.050 4 0.448 7 0.237 4 0.5452 3.861 0.394 0.080 0.000 SPURS 47 26 7496 7108 0.048 36.343 7 1.913 7 0.359 3 0.454 7 0.5362 3.814 0.383 0.525 0.000 MAVERICKS 45 29 7705 7468 0.055 37.497 9 1.785 9 0.287 10 0.164 9 0.5296 3.881 0.414 -0.087 0.000 PELICANS 39 34 7254 7199 0.020 36.557 14 1.441 14 0.090 14 0.058 14 0.5093 3.812 -0.023 0.139 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 48 27 7750 7388 0.009 36.468 8 1.831 8 0.314 4 0.403 8 0.5331 3.864 0.570 0.236 0.000 BULLS 45 29 7482 7282 -0.015 35.746 10 1.688 10 0.228 11 0.163 10 0.5232 3.825 0.143 0.182 0.000 BUCKS 36 38 7228 7229 -0.014 36.298 16 1.226 16 -0.040 17 -0.051 16 0.4956 3.781 -0.280 0.178 0.000 PACERS 32 41 7076 7101 -0.033 35.397 20 0.998 20 -0.168 15 -0.016 20 0.4819 3.782 -0.241 0.209 0.000 PISTONS 28 45 7182 7280 -0.033 35.626 25 0.790 25 -0.293 18 -0.064 25 0.4695 3.818 -0.117 -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 56 18 7577 7189 -0.002 35.554 2 2.281 2 0.595 5 0.311 2 0.5594 3.844 0.382 0.240 0.000 WIZARDS 41 33 7271 7240 -0.032 35.706 13 1.451 13 0.096 16 -0.045 13 0.5098 3.790 -0.228 0.139 0.000 HEAT 34 39 6916 7067 -0.040 35.549 18 1.107 18 -0.105 21 -0.126 18 0.4896 3.762 -0.443 0.191 0.000 HORNETS 31 42 6945 7110 -0.050 35.346 22 0.916 22 -0.211 22 -0.172 22 0.4784 3.753 -0.529 0.184 0.000 MAGIC 22 52 7098 7554 -0.045 36.732 27 0.464 27 -0.496 27 -0.473 27 0.4497 3.826 -0.487 -0.458 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 44 30 7704 7487 -0.014 35.694 11 1.639 11 0.199 13 0.080 11 0.5203 3.890 0.377 -0.217 0.000 NETS 32 40 7020 7243 -0.039 35.335 19 1.025 19 -0.147 24 -0.228 19 0.4843 3.807 -0.334 -0.122 0.000 CELTICS 33 41 7465 7522 -0.067 35.067 21 0.973 21 -0.181 20 -0.083 21 0.4819 3.863 0.083 -0.248 0.000 76ERS 18 57 6872 7534 -0.060 37.250 28 0.200 28 -0.659 29 -0.532 29 0.4349 3.753 -0.889 -0.174 0.000 KNICKS 14 60 6790 7507 -0.060 36.819 30 0.000 30 -0.787 30 -0.784 30 0.4226 3.762 -1.102 -0.466 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 232 137 0.629    1  0.278
PACIFIC DIVISION   193 175 0.524    2  0.143
CENTRAL DIVISION   189 180 0.512    3  0.071
NORTHWEST DIVISION 167 202 0.453    4 -0.037
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 184 184 0.500    5 -0.110
ATLANTIC DIVISION  141 228 0.382    6 -0.352

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.200 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.019 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Tue Mar 31 05:30:14 2015
games through: Mon Mar 30 2015

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