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      58 13 7799 7038  0.042 34.486    1  2.541    1  0.786    1  0.721    1 0.5758  3.922  1.178  0.265  0.000
HAWKS         54 17 7277 6900  0.007 34.298    2  2.258    2  0.605    5  0.323    2 0.5609  3.842  0.387  0.259  0.000
GRIZZLIES     50 22 7122 6869  0.032 35.901    3  2.051    3  0.474    8  0.216    3 0.5483  3.760 -0.109  0.540  0.000
ROCKETS       48 23 7330 7107  0.051 35.874    4  2.005    4  0.445    7  0.230    4 0.5457  3.861  0.382  0.079  0.000
CLIPPERS      47 25 7647 7215  0.075 36.457    5  1.951    5  0.400    3  0.454    5 0.5410  3.903  0.812  0.095  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 45 25 7175 6869  0.047 35.087    6  1.866    6  0.357    6  0.277    6 0.5366  3.834  0.298  0.256  0.000
SPURS         45 26 7299 6943  0.044 35.298    7  1.824    7  0.331    4  0.410    8 0.5333  3.818  0.357  0.463  0.000
CAVALIERS     47 26 7565 7196  0.021 35.784    8  1.820    8  0.329    2  0.454    7 0.5349  3.866  0.631  0.278  0.000
MAVERICKS     45 27 7530 7270  0.046 36.169    9  1.795    9  0.316   10  0.198    9 0.5331  3.884  0.464 -0.068  0.000
BULLS         44 29 7371 7202 -0.006 35.588   10  1.642   10  0.223   11  0.132   10 0.5230  3.825  0.113  0.151  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
THUNDER       41 31 7444 7269  0.036 36.128   11  1.575   11  0.182    9  0.209   11 0.5188  3.868  0.397  0.020  0.000
RAPTORS       42 30 7511 7308 -0.008 34.885   12  1.567   12  0.177   13  0.067   12 0.5182  3.896  0.391 -0.258  0.000
WIZARDS       40 32 7070 7034 -0.029 34.805   13  1.423   13  0.101   17 -0.031   13 0.5102  3.793 -0.205  0.142  0.000
PELICANS      37 34 7042 7023  0.034 36.014   14  1.373   14  0.072   14  0.020   14 0.5080  3.814 -0.052  0.093  0.000
SUNS          38 34 7500 7462 -0.001 35.569   15  1.349   15  0.059   15 -0.011   15 0.5058  3.896  0.315 -0.337  0.000
BUCKS         36 36 7045 7020 -0.030 34.800   16  1.219   16 -0.023   18 -0.035   16 0.4970  3.782 -0.260  0.191  0.000
JAZZ          31 40 6726 6743  0.050 36.508   17  1.085   17 -0.106   12  0.119   17 0.4890  3.735 -0.324  0.562  0.000
HEAT          33 38 6721 6866 -0.043 34.473   18  1.068   18 -0.109   21 -0.125   18 0.4890  3.760 -0.450  0.201  0.000
NETS          30 40 6807 7046 -0.035 34.497   19  0.940   19 -0.177   24 -0.258   19 0.4811  3.805 -0.372 -0.143  0.000
PACERS        31 41 6972 7002 -0.035 34.851   20  0.934   20 -0.187   16 -0.027   20 0.4799  3.781 -0.255  0.201  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       31 40 7147 7207 -0.066 33.653   21  0.910   21 -0.200   20 -0.089   21 0.4799  3.858  0.052 -0.230  0.000
HORNETS       30 40 6619 6784 -0.053 33.823   22  0.900   22 -0.203   22 -0.186   22 0.4788  3.747 -0.573  0.201  0.000
KINGS         26 45 7193 7455  0.037 36.848   23  0.801   23 -0.267   23 -0.228   23 0.4724  3.884  0.037 -0.493  0.000
NUGGETS       27 45 7217 7473 -0.009 36.109   24  0.772   24 -0.283   25 -0.263   24 0.4704  3.869 -0.071 -0.454  0.000
PISTONS       27 44 6969 7074 -0.030 34.760   25  0.758   25 -0.295   19 -0.072   25 0.4690  3.813 -0.150  0.005  0.000
MAGIC         22 51 7001 7443 -0.039 36.351   26  0.451   26 -0.480   28 -0.451   26 0.4514  3.825 -0.473 -0.429  0.000
LAKERS        19 51 6927 7330  0.027 36.523   27  0.436   27 -0.491   26 -0.321   27 0.4499  3.854 -0.199 -0.443  0.000
76ERS         18 54 6577 7215 -0.063 35.620   28  0.216   28 -0.628   29 -0.532   28 0.4371  3.752 -0.895 -0.170  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  16 55 6949 7507  0.004 36.766   29  0.209   29 -0.636   27 -0.450   29 0.4369  3.866 -0.272 -0.627  0.000
KNICKS        14 58 6618 7300 -0.060 35.764   30  0.000   30 -0.766   30 -0.757   30 0.4238  3.763 -1.069 -0.444  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 58 13 7799 7038 0.042 34.486 1 2.541 1 0.786 1 0.721 1 0.5758 3.922 1.178 0.265 0.000 CLIPPERS 47 25 7647 7215 0.075 36.457 5 1.951 5 0.400 3 0.454 5 0.5410 3.903 0.812 0.095 0.000 SUNS 38 34 7500 7462 -0.001 35.569 15 1.349 15 0.059 15 -0.011 15 0.5058 3.896 0.315 -0.337 0.000 KINGS 26 45 7193 7455 0.037 36.848 23 0.801 23 -0.267 23 -0.228 23 0.4724 3.884 0.037 -0.493 0.000 LAKERS 19 51 6927 7330 0.027 36.523 27 0.436 27 -0.491 26 -0.321 27 0.4499 3.854 -0.199 -0.443 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 45 25 7175 6869 0.047 35.087 6 1.866 6 0.357 6 0.277 6 0.5366 3.834 0.298 0.256 0.000 THUNDER 41 31 7444 7269 0.036 36.128 11 1.575 11 0.182 9 0.209 11 0.5188 3.868 0.397 0.020 0.000 JAZZ 31 40 6726 6743 0.050 36.508 17 1.085 17 -0.106 12 0.119 17 0.4890 3.735 -0.324 0.562 0.000 NUGGETS 27 45 7217 7473 -0.009 36.109 24 0.772 24 -0.283 25 -0.263 24 0.4704 3.869 -0.071 -0.454 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 16 55 6949 7507 0.004 36.766 29 0.209 29 -0.636 27 -0.450 29 0.4369 3.866 -0.272 -0.627 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 50 22 7122 6869 0.032 35.901 3 2.051 3 0.474 8 0.216 3 0.5483 3.760 -0.109 0.540 0.000 ROCKETS 48 23 7330 7107 0.051 35.874 4 2.005 4 0.445 7 0.230 4 0.5457 3.861 0.382 0.079 0.000 SPURS 45 26 7299 6943 0.044 35.298 7 1.824 7 0.331 4 0.410 8 0.5333 3.818 0.357 0.463 0.000 MAVERICKS 45 27 7530 7270 0.046 36.169 9 1.795 9 0.316 10 0.198 9 0.5331 3.884 0.464 -0.068 0.000 PELICANS 37 34 7042 7023 0.034 36.014 14 1.373 14 0.072 14 0.020 14 0.5080 3.814 -0.052 0.093 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 47 26 7565 7196 0.021 35.784 8 1.820 8 0.329 2 0.454 7 0.5349 3.866 0.631 0.278 0.000 BULLS 44 29 7371 7202 -0.006 35.588 10 1.642 10 0.223 11 0.132 10 0.5230 3.825 0.113 0.151 0.000 BUCKS 36 36 7045 7020 -0.030 34.800 16 1.219 16 -0.023 18 -0.035 16 0.4970 3.782 -0.260 0.191 0.000 PACERS 31 41 6972 7002 -0.035 34.851 20 0.934 20 -0.187 16 -0.027 20 0.4799 3.781 -0.255 0.201 0.000 PISTONS 27 44 6969 7074 -0.030 34.760 25 0.758 25 -0.295 19 -0.072 25 0.4690 3.813 -0.150 0.005 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 54 17 7277 6900 0.007 34.298 2 2.258 2 0.605 5 0.323 2 0.5609 3.842 0.387 0.259 0.000 WIZARDS 40 32 7070 7034 -0.029 34.805 13 1.423 13 0.101 17 -0.031 13 0.5102 3.793 -0.205 0.142 0.000 HEAT 33 38 6721 6866 -0.043 34.473 18 1.068 18 -0.109 21 -0.125 18 0.4890 3.760 -0.450 0.201 0.000 HORNETS 30 40 6619 6784 -0.053 33.823 22 0.900 22 -0.203 22 -0.186 22 0.4788 3.747 -0.573 0.201 0.000 MAGIC 22 51 7001 7443 -0.039 36.351 26 0.451 26 -0.480 28 -0.451 26 0.4514 3.825 -0.473 -0.429 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 42 30 7511 7308 -0.008 34.885 12 1.567 12 0.177 13 0.067 12 0.5182 3.896 0.391 -0.258 0.000 NETS 30 40 6807 7046 -0.035 34.497 19 0.940 19 -0.177 24 -0.258 19 0.4811 3.805 -0.372 -0.143 0.000 CELTICS 31 40 7147 7207 -0.066 33.653 21 0.910 21 -0.200 20 -0.089 21 0.4799 3.858 0.052 -0.230 0.000 76ERS 18 54 6577 7215 -0.063 35.620 28 0.216 28 -0.628 29 -0.532 28 0.4371 3.752 -0.895 -0.170 0.000 KNICKS 14 58 6618 7300 -0.060 35.764 30 0.000 30 -0.766 30 -0.757 30 0.4238 3.763 -1.069 -0.444 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 225 132 0.630    1  0.278
PACIFIC DIVISION   188 168 0.528    2  0.148
CENTRAL DIVISION   185 176 0.512    3  0.073
NORTHWEST DIVISION 160 196 0.449    4 -0.043
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 179 178 0.501    5 -0.106
ATLANTIC DIVISION  135 222 0.378    6 -0.357

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.197 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: Fri Mar 27 05:30:14 2015
games through: Thu Mar 26 2015

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