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 2/15/2019.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – NBA Basketball

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Milwaukee
43-14
0.8031
0
-0.06 (25)
0.726 (1)
0.931 (1)
0.715 (1)
2
Golden State
41-16
0.6719
0
-0.01 (18)
0.688 (3)
0.644 (2)
0.688 (2)
3
Toronto
43-16
0.6224
0
-0.02 (19)
0.695 (2)
0.499 (4)
0.452 (3)
4
Denver
39-18
0.4621
0
-0.03 (22)
0.533 (4)
0.341 (9)
0.340 (7)
5
Oklahoma City
37-20
0.4448
1
-0.08 (28)
0.401 (5)
0.518 (3)
0.449 (4)
6
Utah
32-25
0.3667
1
0.063 (4)
0.311 (8)
0.459 (5)
0.417 (5)
7
Philadelphia
37-21
0.3633
1
-0.05 (24)
0.363 (6)
0.363 (8)
0.328 (8)
8
Portland
34-23
0.3476
2
0.050 (5)
0.307 (9)
0.415 (6)
0.282 (10)
9
Indiana
38-20
0.3273
2
-0.10 (30)
0.348 (7)
0.291 (10)
0.213 (11)
10
Boston
37-21
0.3145
5
-0.08 (29)
0.283 (11)
0.366 (7)
0.359 (6)
11
Houston
33-24
0.2790
2
0.030 (9)
0.283 (10)
0.271 (11)
0.296 (9)
12
San Antonio
33-26
0.1555
0
0.023 (11)
0.192 (12)
0.093 (13)
0.136 (12)
13
LA Clippers
32-27
0.0957
0
0.046 (6)
0.125 (13)
0.045 (14)
0.023 (13)
14
Sacramento
30-27
0.0499
0
0.039 (7)
0.096 (14)
-0.02 (16)
-0.09 (19)
15
Minnesota
27-30
-0.032
2
0.007 (16)
-0.07 (17)
0.030 (15)
0.017 (14)
16
Brooklyn
30-29
-0.038
1
-0.07 (27)
-0.03 (15)
-0.04 (18)
-0.13 (22)
17
Orlando
27-32
-0.046
7
0.013 (14)
-0.13 (19)
0.100 (12)
-0.09 (18)
18
Miami
26-30
-0.103
1
-0.04 (23)
-0.13 (21)
-0.04 (17)
-0.05 (15)
19
Detroit
26-30
-0.116
3
-0.00 (17)
-0.13 (20)
-0.08 (20)
-0.10 (21)
20
New Orleans
26-33
-0.129
2
0.015 (13)
-0.15 (22)
-0.08 (19)
-0.05 (16)
21
Dallas
26-31
-0.132
5
0.032 (8)
-0.12 (18)
-0.15 (22)
-0.10 (20)
22
LA Lakers
28-29
-0.133
2
0.009 (15)
-0.04 (16)
-0.28 (24)
-0.14 (23)
23
Charlotte
27-30
-0.142
2
-0.07 (26)
-0.17 (23)
-0.09 (21)
-0.07 (17)
24
Washington
24-34
-0.236
1
-0.02 (20)
-0.25 (24)
-0.19 (23)
-0.18 (24)
25
Memphis
23-36
-0.364
0
0.069 (2)
-0.31 (25)
-0.44 (26)
-0.29 (25)
26
Atlanta
19-39
-0.447
0
-0.02 (21)
-0.45 (26)
-0.43 (25)
-0.48 (26)
27
Chicago
14-44
-0.663
0
0.021 (12)
-0.74 (27)
-0.53 (27)
-0.52 (27)
28
Phoenix
11-48
-0.848
0
0.126 (1)
-0.83 (28)
-0.86 (28)
-0.69 (28)
29
Cleveland
12-46
-0.942
0
0.026 (10)
-0.86 (29)
-1.07 (30)
-0.91 (30)
30
New York
11-47
-0.956
0
0.063 (3)
-0.90 (30)
-1.03 (29)
-0.80 (29)

NBA Basketball Team Rank Over Time

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