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      83 20 11185 10193  0.099 53.185    1  2.624    1  0.857    1  0.727    1 0.5810  3.907  1.101  0.353  0.000
ROCKETS       65 34 10361 10121  0.122 53.322    2  2.150    2  0.485    5  0.260    2 0.5471  3.887  0.535 -0.016  0.000
CLIPPERS      63 33 10260  9701  0.106 50.378    3  2.144    4  0.456    3  0.460    3 0.5449  3.912  0.856  0.065  0.000
GRIZZLIES     61 32  9104  8852  0.101 49.332    4  2.138    3  0.462    6  0.244    4 0.5448  3.745 -0.157  0.645  0.000
HAWKS         68 30  9977  9535 -0.027 47.054    5  2.082    5  0.428    9  0.190    5 0.5438  3.840  0.232  0.148  0.000
SPURS         58 31  9185  8674  0.085 45.935    6  2.070    6  0.419    2  0.514    7 0.5406  3.814  0.431  0.596  0.000
CAVALIERS     67 35 10437  9990  0.059 52.162    7  2.060    7  0.413    4  0.413    6 0.5418  3.837  0.442  0.384  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 52 35  8898  8585  0.045 44.284    8  1.787    8  0.261    8  0.191    8 0.5260  3.840  0.237  0.146  0.000
MAVERICKS     51 36  9178  8961  0.059 44.980    9  1.761    9  0.247   12  0.111    9 0.5255  3.905  0.473 -0.251  0.000
BULLS         56 38  9417  9130 -0.011 46.116   10  1.699   10  0.207    7  0.211   10 0.5209  3.807  0.098  0.323  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 -0.025 45.103   11  1.545   11  0.129   14  0.059   11 0.5137  3.791 -0.128  0.246  0.000
THUNDER       45 37  8524  8345  0.021 41.312   12  1.540   12  0.124   10  0.146   12 0.5119  3.883  0.402 -0.109  0.000
RAPTORS       49 37  8912  8717 -0.047 41.193   13  1.522   13  0.116   17 -0.018   13 0.5116  3.888  0.260 -0.296  0.000
PELICANS      45 41  8550  8517  0.050 44.624   14  1.476   14  0.092   13  0.068   14 0.5096  3.808 -0.039  0.174  0.000
SUNS          39 43  8397  8471  0.016 41.945   15  1.256   15 -0.045   19 -0.127   15 0.4951  3.875  0.087 -0.341  0.000
BUCKS         43 45  8555  8593 -0.044 42.892   16  1.223   16 -0.065   20 -0.129   16 0.4930  3.777 -0.384  0.126  0.000
JAZZ          38 44  7801  7783  0.025 41.847   17  1.216   17 -0.071   11  0.113   17 0.4926  3.733 -0.345  0.570  0.000
CELTICS       40 46  8691  8715 -0.047 41.812   18  1.109   18 -0.127   16  0.002   19 0.4874  3.860  0.145 -0.141  0.000
NETS          40 48  8616  8885 -0.039 43.742   19  1.079   19 -0.133   21 -0.212   18 0.4876  3.817 -0.277 -0.148  0.000
PACERS        38 44  7981  7958 -0.059 39.354   20  1.077   20 -0.142   15  0.021   20 0.4852  3.784 -0.203  0.244  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 -0.067 39.783   21  1.014   21 -0.166   22 -0.213   21 0.4830  3.768 -0.509  0.084  0.000
HORNETS       33 49  7721  7981 -0.068 39.903   22  0.825   22 -0.284   25 -0.290   22 0.4711  3.745 -0.694  0.114  0.000
PISTONS       32 50  8077  8159 -0.062 39.615   23  0.790   23 -0.314   18 -0.058   23 0.4679  3.822 -0.102 -0.014  0.000
NUGGETS       30 52  8320  8611 -0.007 41.828   24  0.775   24 -0.319   23 -0.218   24 0.4674  3.885  0.048 -0.483  0.000
KINGS         29 53  8310  8614  0.006 42.225   25  0.744   25 -0.336   24 -0.243   25 0.4659  3.888  0.037 -0.524  0.000
MAGIC         25 57  7847  8316 -0.076 40.219   26  0.445   26 -0.521   26 -0.419   26 0.4479  3.819 -0.477 -0.362  0.000
LAKERS        21 61  8073  8634 -0.017 42.295   27  0.332   27 -0.588   27 -0.476   27 0.4419  3.852 -0.376 -0.576  0.000
76ERS         18 64  7542  8278 -0.091 40.354   28  0.053   28 -0.759   29 -0.553   29 0.4271  3.767 -0.855 -0.252  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  16 66  8016  8737 -0.020 42.577   29  0.044   29 -0.766   28 -0.547   28 0.4275  3.871 -0.349 -0.744  0.000
KNICKS        17 65  7535  8299 -0.103 40.088   30  0.000   30 -0.789   30 -0.713   30 0.4230  3.765 -1.024 -0.402  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 83 20 11185 10193 0.099 53.185 1 2.624 1 0.857 1 0.727 1 0.5810 3.907 1.101 0.353 0.000 CLIPPERS 63 33 10260 9701 0.106 50.378 3 2.144 4 0.456 3 0.460 3 0.5449 3.912 0.856 0.065 0.000 SUNS 39 43 8397 8471 0.016 41.945 15 1.256 15 -0.045 19 -0.127 15 0.4951 3.875 0.087 -0.341 0.000 KINGS 29 53 8310 8614 0.006 42.225 25 0.744 25 -0.336 24 -0.243 25 0.4659 3.888 0.037 -0.524 0.000 LAKERS 21 61 8073 8634 -0.017 42.295 27 0.332 27 -0.588 27 -0.476 27 0.4419 3.852 -0.376 -0.576 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 0.045 44.284 8 1.787 8 0.261 8 0.191 8 0.5260 3.840 0.237 0.146 0.000 THUNDER 45 37 8524 8345 0.021 41.312 12 1.540 12 0.124 10 0.146 12 0.5119 3.883 0.402 -0.109 0.000 JAZZ 38 44 7801 7783 0.025 41.847 17 1.216 17 -0.071 11 0.113 17 0.4926 3.733 -0.345 0.570 0.000 NUGGETS 30 52 8320 8611 -0.007 41.828 24 0.775 24 -0.319 23 -0.218 24 0.4674 3.885 0.048 -0.483 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 16 66 8016 8737 -0.020 42.577 29 0.044 29 -0.766 28 -0.547 28 0.4275 3.871 -0.349 -0.744 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 65 34 10361 10121 0.122 53.322 2 2.150 2 0.485 5 0.260 2 0.5471 3.887 0.535 -0.016 0.000 GRIZZLIES 61 32 9104 8852 0.101 49.332 4 2.138 3 0.462 6 0.244 4 0.5448 3.745 -0.157 0.645 0.000 SPURS 58 31 9185 8674 0.085 45.935 6 2.070 6 0.419 2 0.514 7 0.5406 3.814 0.431 0.596 0.000 MAVERICKS 51 36 9178 8961 0.059 44.980 9 1.761 9 0.247 12 0.111 9 0.5255 3.905 0.473 -0.251 0.000 PELICANS 45 41 8550 8517 0.050 44.624 14 1.476 14 0.092 13 0.068 14 0.5096 3.808 -0.039 0.174 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 67 35 10437 9990 0.059 52.162 7 2.060 7 0.413 4 0.413 6 0.5418 3.837 0.442 0.384 0.000 BULLS 56 38 9417 9130 -0.011 46.116 10 1.699 10 0.207 7 0.211 10 0.5209 3.807 0.098 0.323 0.000 BUCKS 43 45 8555 8593 -0.044 42.892 16 1.223 16 -0.065 20 -0.129 16 0.4930 3.777 -0.384 0.126 0.000 PACERS 38 44 7981 7958 -0.059 39.354 20 1.077 20 -0.142 15 0.021 20 0.4852 3.784 -0.203 0.244 0.000 PISTONS 32 50 8077 8159 -0.062 39.615 23 0.790 23 -0.314 18 -0.058 23 0.4679 3.822 -0.102 -0.014 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 30 9977 9535 -0.027 47.054 5 2.082 5 0.428 9 0.190 5 0.5438 3.840 0.232 0.148 0.000 WIZARDS 52 40 9091 8993 -0.025 45.103 11 1.545 11 0.129 14 0.059 11 0.5137 3.791 -0.128 0.246 0.000 HEAT 37 45 7764 7977 -0.067 39.783 21 1.014 21 -0.166 22 -0.213 21 0.4830 3.768 -0.509 0.084 0.000 HORNETS 33 49 7721 7981 -0.068 39.903 22 0.825 22 -0.284 25 -0.290 22 0.4711 3.745 -0.694 0.114 0.000 MAGIC 25 57 7847 8316 -0.076 40.219 26 0.445 26 -0.521 26 -0.419 26 0.4479 3.819 -0.477 -0.362 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 -0.047 41.193 13 1.522 13 0.116 17 -0.018 13 0.5116 3.888 0.260 -0.296 0.000 CELTICS 40 46 8691 8715 -0.047 41.812 18 1.109 18 -0.127 16 0.002 19 0.4874 3.860 0.145 -0.141 0.000 NETS 40 48 8616 8885 -0.039 43.742 19 1.079 19 -0.133 21 -0.212 18 0.4876 3.817 -0.277 -0.148 0.000 76ERS 18 64 7542 8278 -0.091 40.354 28 0.053 28 -0.759 29 -0.553 29 0.4271 3.767 -0.855 -0.252 0.000 KNICKS 17 65 7535 8299 -0.103 40.088 30 0.000 30 -0.789 30 -0.713 30 0.4230 3.765 -1.024 -0.402 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 280 174 0.617    1  0.289
PACIFIC DIVISION   235 210 0.528    2  0.094
CENTRAL DIVISION   236 212 0.527    3  0.071
NORTHWEST DIVISION 181 234 0.436    4 -0.076
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 215 221 0.493    5 -0.148
ATLANTIC DIVISION  164 260 0.387    6 -0.365

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.205 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: Wed Jun 17 05:30:15 2015
games through: Tue Jun 16 2015

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