NBA Basketball Ratings


Below are listed the current NBA basketball power ratings as computed by the Donchess Inference Index.
More information on how these NBA computer ratings are computed can be found on the Methodology page.

DII Rating– This is a NBA power ratings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating and the Aegis Rating. The Aegis Rating is weighted more highly in the beginning of the season whereas the Standard Rating is weighted more highly at the end of the season. This is the final rating that is used to rank the teams.

Standard Rating– Looks at game outcome and score differential only. Record is the most important factor in this rating system.

Aegis Rating– Also looks at game outcome and score differential only, but score outcome is the most important factor in this rating system. This is the more predictive of the rating systems.

Vegas Rating– A rating system based on what the Vegas line is on each game. This rating system is a strong predictor of future games, but does not heavily weight the outcomes of previous games. This rating is used for predictions, but not used for the overall rating.

For our daily projected outcomes of games, check out NBA Basketball Predictions.

Updated 4/11/2019.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – NBA Basketball

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Milwaukee
60-22
0.6609
0
-0.06 (30)
0.593 (1)
0.819 (1)
0.657 (2)
2
Golden State
57-25
0.5676
0
-0.01 (20)
0.548 (2)
0.612 (2)
0.659 (1)
3
Houston
53-29
0.5241
0
0.001 (15)
0.537 (3)
0.493 (5)
0.442 (4)
4
Portland
53-29
0.5195
0
0.006 (14)
0.512 (5)
0.536 (4)
0.385 (5)
5
Toronto
58-24
0.4569
1
-0.04 (29)
0.525 (4)
0.297 (7)
0.334 (7)
6
Utah
50-32
0.4547
1
-0.00 (17)
0.392 (7)
0.599 (3)
0.507 (3)
7
Denver
54-28
0.4112
0
0.016 (10)
0.459 (6)
0.299 (6)
0.368 (6)
8
Philadelphia
51-31
0.3007
0
-0.03 (27)
0.313 (8)
0.270 (8)
0.255 (9)
9
San Antonio
48-34
0.2623
1
-0.00 (16)
0.275 (10)
0.232 (11)
0.232 (11)
10
Oklahoma City
49-33
0.2430
2
0.009 (12)
0.292 (9)
0.128 (13)
0.256 (8)
11
LA Clippers
48-34
0.2364
2
0.007 (13)
0.237 (11)
0.233 (10)
0.110 (12)
12
Boston
49-33
0.2026
1
-0.03 (25)
0.227 (12)
0.144 (12)
0.248 (10)
13
Orlando
42-40
0.1330
1
-0.03 (26)
0.082 (14)
0.251 (9)
0.058 (15)
14
Indiana
48-34
0.1130
1
-0.03 (28)
0.137 (13)
0.055 (16)
0.067 (13)
15
Brooklyn
42-40
0.0553
2
-0.02 (24)
0.081 (15)
-0.00 (18)
-0.04 (18)
16
Detroit
41-41
0.0205
1
-0.02 (23)
-0.02 (16)
0.115 (15)
0.059 (14)
17
Miami
39-43
-0.008
1
-0.01 (21)
-0.06 (18)
0.125 (14)
0.035 (16)
18
Sacramento
39-43
-0.068
0
0.017 (9)
-0.10 (19)
0.005 (17)
-0.03 (17)
19
Charlotte
39-43
-0.085
0
-0.01 (19)
-0.05 (17)
-0.15 (19)
-0.12 (19)
20
Minnesota
36-46
-0.218
0
0.038 (4)
-0.17 (21)
-0.32 (23)
-0.15 (20)
21
LA Lakers
37-45
-0.249
0
0.036 (5)
-0.16 (20)
-0.45 (25)
-0.27 (22)
22
Memphis
33-49
-0.280
1
0.041 (3)
-0.30 (24)
-0.21 (20)
-0.27 (23)
23
New Orleans
33-49
-0.328
2
0.019 (7)
-0.30 (23)
-0.38 (24)
-0.32 (25)
24
Atlanta
29-53
-0.332
0
-0.00 (18)
-0.36 (25)
-0.25 (21)
-0.38 (26)
25
Dallas
33-49
-0.343
1
0.043 (2)
-0.29 (22)
-0.45 (26)
-0.31 (24)
26
Washington
32-50
-0.345
4
-0.02 (22)
-0.37 (26)
-0.27 (22)
-0.22 (21)
27
Chicago
22-60
-0.586
0
0.012 (11)
-0.63 (27)
-0.47 (27)
-0.47 (27)
28
Phoenix
19-63
-0.694
1
0.051 (1)
-0.71 (28)
-0.65 (29)
-0.60 (28)
29
Cleveland
19-63
-0.712
1
0.018 (8)
-0.78 (29)
-0.55 (28)
-0.62 (29)
30
New York
17-65
-0.928
0
0.036 (6)
-0.88 (30)
-1.02 (30)
-0.82 (30)

NBA Basketball Team Rank Over Time

Team 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/28 3/7 3/14 3/21 3/28 4/4 4/11
Milwaukee 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Golden State 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Houston 10 12 9 11 8 7 8 4 4 3 3
Portland 9 5 10 8 5 5 5 6 3 4 4
Utah 7 6 7 6 6 6 6 7 6 5 5
Toronto 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 7 6 6
Denver 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 7 7
Philadelphia 6 7 8 7 9 8 9 8 8 8 8
LA Clippers 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 9 9 9
San Antonio 12 10 12 12 13 13 13 10 10 10 10
Boston 8 9 5 10 11 11 11 11 12 11 11
Oklahoma City 11 8 6 5 7 9 7 9 11 12 12
Indiana 4 11 11 9 10 10 10 13 13 13 13
Orlando 25 25 24 17 18 16 18 18 14 14 14
Detroit 23 23 22 19 17 15 17 14 15 15 15
Miami 18 21 19 18 22 20 22 16 16 16 16
Brooklyn 13 14 15 16 15 17 15 17 17 17 17
Sacramento 19 16 14 14 14 14 14 15 18 18 18
Charlotte 20 19 21 23 23 24 23 22 19 19 19
Minnesota 16 15 17 15 16 18 16 19 20 20 20
LA Lakers 17 20 20 22 19 21 19 23 24 21 21
Washington 22 22 23 24 24 22 24 21 21 22 22
Memphis 24 24 25 25 25 25 25 24 23 23 23
Atlanta 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 25 24 24
New Orleans 15 17 18 20 21 19 21 20 22 25 25
Dallas 21 18 16 21 20 23 20 25 26 26 26
Chicago 28 28 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27
Cleveland 30 30 29 29 30 29 30 29 28 28 28
Phoenix 27 27 28 28 29 28 29 28 29 29 29
New York 29 29 30 30 28 30 28 30 30 30 30