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 1/18/2018.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – NBA Basketball

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Golden State
37-9
0.8297
0
-0.00 (15)
0.849 (1)
0.812 (1)
0.791 (1)
2
Toronto
30-13
0.6885
3
-0.04 (23)
0.581 (3)
0.786 (2)
0.506 (3)
3
Boston
34-11
0.4934
3
-0.04 (22)
0.587 (2)
0.407 (5)
0.311 (5)
4
Houston
30-12
0.4898
1
-0.07 (29)
0.475 (4)
0.503 (4)
0.547 (2)
5
Minnesota
29-17
0.4203
3
-0.05 (26)
0.308 (6)
0.522 (3)
0.368 (4)
6
San Antonio
30-16
0.3589
2
-0.07 (28)
0.388 (5)
0.332 (6)
0.297 (6)
7
Miami
26-18
0.2318
8
0.001 (14)
0.305 (7)
0.164 (8)
0.021 (15)
8
Cleveland
26-17
0.1798
6
-0.04 (24)
0.239 (8)
0.125 (11)
0.293 (7)
9
LA Clippers
23-21
0.1462
7
-0.04 (21)
0.083 (14)
0.203 (7)
0.001 (18)
10
Philadelphia
20-20
0.1309
3
0.085 (1)
0.103 (11)
0.156 (9)
0.076 (11)
11
Oklahoma City
25-20
0.1147
1
-0.02 (20)
0.122 (9)
0.107 (12)
0.254 (8)
12
New Orleans
23-21
0.0954
2
0.004 (12)
0.082 (15)
0.106 (13)
0.122 (10)
13
Detroit
22-21
0.0757
2
0.047 (7)
0.096 (12)
0.056 (14)
0.016 (16)
14
Indiana
24-20
0.0693
4
0.003 (13)
0.108 (10)
0.033 (16)
-0.04 (19)
15
Washington
25-20
0.0583
8
-0.07 (30)
0.065 (16)
0.051 (15)
0.137 (9)
16
Denver
23-22
0.0035
7
-0.05 (25)
-0.00 (18)
0.012 (17)
0.065 (13)
17
Milwaukee
23-21
0.0027
5
0.038 (11)
0.094 (13)
-0.08 (20)
0.043 (14)
18
Charlotte
18-25
-0.003
2
0.075 (3)
-0.15 (19)
0.137 (10)
0.070 (12)
19
Portland
23-21
-0.017
2
-0.05 (27)
0.024 (17)
-0.05 (18)
0.016 (17)
20
Utah
18-26
-0.187
1
0.066 (4)
-0.18 (20)
-0.19 (21)
-0.08 (20)
21
Dallas
15-30
-0.217
0
0.078 (2)
-0.37 (23)
-0.07 (19)
-0.15 (21)
22
Chicago
17-28
-0.221
1
0.063 (5)
-0.22 (21)
-0.21 (22)
-0.32 (25)
23
New York
20-25
-0.226
1
-0.01 (18)
-0.23 (22)
-0.22 (23)
-0.25 (22)
24
LA Lakers
15-29
-0.361
2
0.042 (9)
-0.42 (26)
-0.30 (24)
-0.29 (24)
25
Memphis
15-28
-0.386
0
0.061 (6)
-0.41 (25)
-0.35 (25)
-0.26 (23)
26
Brooklyn
16-29
-0.415
2
-0.01 (19)
-0.43 (27)
-0.39 (26)
-0.40 (26)
27
Atlanta
13-31
-0.481
1
-0.00 (17)
-0.54 (29)
-0.42 (27)
-0.42 (27)
28
Phoenix
16-29
-0.501
1
-0.00 (16)
-0.41 (24)
-0.58 (28)
-0.56 (29)
29
Orlando
13-31
-0.647
1
0.044 (8)
-0.57 (30)
-0.71 (29)
-0.48 (28)
30
Sacramento
13-31
-0.715
1
0.041 (10)
-0.52 (28)
-0.89 (30)
-0.63 (30)

NBA Basektball Team Rank Over Time

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