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      47  4 5892 5250  0.020 24.754    1  2.646    1  1.041    2  0.780    1 0.6006  3.983  1.462  0.097  0.000
SPURS         44  8 5468 4767 -0.020 23.932    2  2.343    2  0.790    1  0.850    2 0.5753  3.795  0.603  1.098  0.000
CAVALIERS     37 14 5230 4930  0.016 25.192    3  1.985    3  0.510    4  0.407    3 0.5522  3.806  0.213  0.602  0.000
THUNDER       39 14 5824 5406 -0.066 24.486    4  1.920    4  0.465    3  0.444    4 0.5481  3.933  0.867  0.021  0.000
RAPTORS       35 16 5183 4947  0.000 25.084    5  1.817    5  0.397    5  0.308    5 0.5439  3.809  0.128  0.489  0.000
CLIPPERS      35 17 5415 5201 -0.018 25.374    6  1.754    6  0.359    6  0.285    6 0.5385  3.852  0.308  0.262  0.000
GRIZZLIES     30 22 5093 5160 -0.015 26.269    7  1.480    7  0.168   16 -0.057    7 0.5176  3.777 -0.390  0.275  0.000
CELTICS       31 23 5677 5451 -0.008 26.522    8  1.443    8  0.137    7  0.258    8 0.5148  3.881  0.423  0.092  0.000
PACERS        28 24 5340 5199  0.018 26.274    9  1.366   11  0.089    8  0.169   10 0.5106  3.839  0.128  0.210  0.000
HEAT          29 24 5090 5106  0.002 26.946   10  1.364    9  0.100   15 -0.051    9 0.5126  3.748 -0.518  0.415  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
HAWKS         30 24 5519 5391 -0.027 26.516   11  1.363   10  0.092    9  0.124   12 0.5080  3.852  0.147  0.101  0.000
BULLS         27 24 5173 5186  0.012 26.086   12  1.333   12  0.076   14 -0.030   13 0.5073  3.828 -0.122  0.062  0.000
MAVERICKS     29 26 5544 5592  0.005 28.091   13  1.326   13  0.071   17 -0.059   11 0.5089  3.815 -0.213  0.095  0.000
PISTONS       27 26 5404 5349  0.016 27.029   14  1.267   14  0.033   11  0.064   14 0.5028  3.835  0.007  0.122  0.000
JAZZ          26 25 4989 4914 -0.008 25.390   15  1.228   15  0.007   10  0.110   17 0.5008  3.738 -0.404  0.624  0.000
HORNETS       26 26 5292 5254  0.004 26.340   16  1.214   16  0.000   13  0.024   15 0.5022  3.832 -0.050  0.098  0.000
ROCKETS       27 27 5672 5757 -0.015 27.333   17  1.202   17 -0.006   18 -0.064   16 0.5009  3.920  0.296 -0.425  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 26 27 5418 5401 -0.033 26.182   18  1.139   18 -0.052   12  0.031   19 0.4950  3.863  0.106 -0.045  0.000
WIZARDS       23 27 5145 5275  0.028 26.222   19  1.128   19 -0.054   21 -0.126   18 0.4958  3.919  0.229 -0.482  0.000
MAGIC         23 28 5074 5145 -0.029 25.499   20  1.014   20 -0.131   23 -0.148   20 0.4853  3.801 -0.367  0.071  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
KNICKS        23 32 5453 5572 -0.022 27.847   21  0.920   21 -0.188   24 -0.187   23 0.4803  3.825 -0.295 -0.080  0.000
KINGS         21 31 5560 5672  0.015 27.002   22  0.918   23 -0.192   19 -0.110   22 0.4805  3.955  0.426 -0.645  0.000
BUCKS         21 32 5200 5462  0.026 28.124   23  0.908   22 -0.189   25 -0.247   21 0.4811  3.833 -0.314 -0.180  0.000
NUGGETS       21 32 5323 5493  0.033 28.051   24  0.905   24 -0.196   20 -0.121   24 0.4801  3.854 -0.088 -0.154  0.000
PELICANS      19 32 5217 5352  0.003 26.303   25  0.794   25 -0.271   22 -0.132   25 0.4726  3.889  0.072 -0.336  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  16 37 5307 5508 -0.035 26.737   26  0.521   26 -0.463   26 -0.281   26 0.4498  3.855 -0.242 -0.320  0.000
SUNS          14 39 5324 5654 -0.005 27.821   27  0.423   27 -0.525   27 -0.477   27 0.4456  3.893 -0.253 -0.700  0.000
NETS          14 39 5110 5485 -0.021 27.609   28  0.417   28 -0.528   28 -0.479   28 0.4445  3.823 -0.595 -0.362  0.000
LAKERS        11 43 5197 5717 -0.001 28.925   29  0.210   29 -0.673   29 -0.578   29 0.4331  3.835 -0.637 -0.518  0.000
76ERS          8 44 4932 5469 -0.020 27.432   30  0.000   30 -0.826   30 -0.638   30 0.4192  3.824 -0.747 -0.528  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 47 4 5892 5250 0.020 24.754 1 2.646 1 1.041 2 0.780 1 0.6006 3.983 1.462 0.097 0.000 CLIPPERS 35 17 5415 5201 -0.018 25.374 6 1.754 6 0.359 6 0.285 6 0.5385 3.852 0.308 0.262 0.000 KINGS 21 31 5560 5672 0.015 27.002 22 0.918 23 -0.192 19 -0.110 22 0.4805 3.955 0.426 -0.645 0.000 SUNS 14 39 5324 5654 -0.005 27.821 27 0.423 27 -0.525 27 -0.477 27 0.4456 3.893 -0.253 -0.700 0.000 LAKERS 11 43 5197 5717 -0.001 28.925 29 0.210 29 -0.673 29 -0.578 29 0.4331 3.835 -0.637 -0.518 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 THUNDER 39 14 5824 5406 -0.066 24.486 4 1.920 4 0.465 3 0.444 4 0.5481 3.933 0.867 0.021 0.000 JAZZ 26 25 4989 4914 -0.008 25.390 15 1.228 15 0.007 10 0.110 17 0.5008 3.738 -0.404 0.624 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 26 27 5418 5401 -0.033 26.182 18 1.139 18 -0.052 12 0.031 19 0.4950 3.863 0.106 -0.045 0.000 NUGGETS 21 32 5323 5493 0.033 28.051 24 0.905 24 -0.196 20 -0.121 24 0.4801 3.854 -0.088 -0.154 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 16 37 5307 5508 -0.035 26.737 26 0.521 26 -0.463 26 -0.281 26 0.4498 3.855 -0.242 -0.320 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 SPURS 44 8 5468 4767 -0.020 23.932 2 2.343 2 0.790 1 0.850 2 0.5753 3.795 0.603 1.098 0.000 GRIZZLIES 30 22 5093 5160 -0.015 26.269 7 1.480 7 0.168 16 -0.057 7 0.5176 3.777 -0.390 0.275 0.000 MAVERICKS 29 26 5544 5592 0.005 28.091 13 1.326 13 0.071 17 -0.059 11 0.5089 3.815 -0.213 0.095 0.000 ROCKETS 27 27 5672 5757 -0.015 27.333 17 1.202 17 -0.006 18 -0.064 16 0.5009 3.920 0.296 -0.425 0.000 PELICANS 19 32 5217 5352 0.003 26.303 25 0.794 25 -0.271 22 -0.132 25 0.4726 3.889 0.072 -0.336 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 37 14 5230 4930 0.016 25.192 3 1.985 3 0.510 4 0.407 3 0.5522 3.806 0.213 0.602 0.000 PACERS 28 24 5340 5199 0.018 26.274 9 1.366 11 0.089 8 0.169 10 0.5106 3.839 0.128 0.210 0.000 BULLS 27 24 5173 5186 0.012 26.086 12 1.333 12 0.076 14 -0.030 13 0.5073 3.828 -0.122 0.062 0.000 PISTONS 27 26 5404 5349 0.016 27.029 14 1.267 14 0.033 11 0.064 14 0.5028 3.835 0.007 0.122 0.000 BUCKS 21 32 5200 5462 0.026 28.124 23 0.908 22 -0.189 25 -0.247 21 0.4811 3.833 -0.314 -0.180 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 HEAT 29 24 5090 5106 0.002 26.946 10 1.364 9 0.100 15 -0.051 9 0.5126 3.748 -0.518 0.415 0.000 HAWKS 30 24 5519 5391 -0.027 26.516 11 1.363 10 0.092 9 0.124 12 0.5080 3.852 0.147 0.101 0.000 HORNETS 26 26 5292 5254 0.004 26.340 16 1.214 16 0.000 13 0.024 15 0.5022 3.832 -0.050 0.098 0.000 WIZARDS 23 27 5145 5275 0.028 26.222 19 1.128 19 -0.054 21 -0.126 18 0.4958 3.919 0.229 -0.482 0.000 MAGIC 23 28 5074 5145 -0.029 25.499 20 1.014 20 -0.131 23 -0.148 20 0.4853 3.801 -0.367 0.071 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 35 16 5183 4947 0.000 25.084 5 1.817 5 0.397 5 0.308 5 0.5439 3.809 0.128 0.489 0.000 CELTICS 31 23 5677 5451 -0.008 26.522 8 1.443 8 0.137 7 0.258 8 0.5148 3.881 0.423 0.092 0.000 KNICKS 23 32 5453 5572 -0.022 27.847 21 0.920 21 -0.188 24 -0.187 23 0.4803 3.825 -0.295 -0.080 0.000 NETS 14 39 5110 5485 -0.021 27.609 28 0.417 28 -0.528 28 -0.479 28 0.4445 3.823 -0.595 -0.362 0.000 76ERS 8 44 4932 5469 -0.020 27.432 30 0.000 30 -0.826 30 -0.638 30 0.4192 3.824 -0.747 -0.528 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION   140 120 0.538    1  0.091
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 149 115 0.564    2  0.085
NORTHWEST DIVISION 128 135 0.487    3  0.026
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 131 129 0.504    4 -0.023
PACIFIC DIVISION   128 134 0.489    5 -0.026
ATLANTIC DIVISION  111 154 0.419    6 -0.177

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.199 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.022 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Wed Feb 10 05:30:16 2016
games through: Tue Feb  9 2016

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