NBA Basketball Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Milwaukee Bucks (46-8)1.0387--0.1267 (30)1.0304 (1)1.0612 (1)1.0248 (1)
2. Los Angeles Lakers (41-12)0.7868-0.0099 (15)0.7987 (2)0.8270 (2)0.7344 (2)
3. Utah Jazz (36-18)0.5568-0.0050 (16)0.5311 (4)0.5351 (5)0.6049 (3)
4. Toronto Raptors (40-15)0.5303+1-0.0839 (28)0.5979 (3)0.5997 (3)0.3913 (6)
5. Los Angeles Clippers (37-18)0.5152-10.0113 (14)0.5076 (7)0.5191 (7)0.5192 (4)
6. Denver Nuggets (38-17)0.4683-0.0005 (18)0.5252 (5)0.5378 (4)0.3401 (8)
7. Boston Celtics (38-16)0.4590--0.0744 (27)0.5122 (6)0.5314 (6)0.3319 (9)
8. Houston Rockets (34-20)0.4136-0.0319 (9)0.3804 (10)0.3999 (9)0.4614 (5)
9. Miami Heat (35-19)0.3769--0.0266 (20)0.4434 (8)0.4503 (8)0.2349 (11)
10. Philadelphia 76ers (34-21)0.3662-0.0160 (11)0.3919 (9)0.3933 (10)0.3127 (10)
11. Dallas Mavericks (33-22)0.3070-0.0152 (12)0.2480 (12)0.2934 (12)0.3813 (7)
12. Oklahoma City Thunder (33-22)0.2960-0.0137 (13)0.3308 (11)0.3317 (11)0.2246 (12)
13. Indiana Pacers (32-23)0.1658--0.0378 (22)0.1496 (13)0.1667 (13)0.1815 (13)
14. Memphis Grizzlies (28-26)0.0292--0.0350 (21)0.0731 (14)0.0539 (14)-0.0407 (17)
15. New Orleans Pelicans (23-32)0.0021-0.1246 (1)-0.0681 (16)-0.0519 (16)0.1285 (14)
16. Portland Trail Blazers (25-31)-0.0030-0.0797 (2)0.0103 (15)0.0002 (15)-0.0200 (16)
17. San Antonio Spurs (23-31)-0.1069-0.0472 (5)-0.1503 (19)-0.1497 (18)-0.0193 (15)
18. Brooklyn Nets (25-28)-0.1304--0.0382 (23)-0.1313 (17)-0.1490 (17)-0.1108 (18)
19. Orlando Magic (24-31)-0.1462-0.0392 (7)-0.1349 (18)-0.1521 (19)-0.1520 (19)
20. Phoenix Suns (22-33)-0.2366-0.0254 (10)-0.2494 (20)-0.2480 (20)-0.2121 (21)
21. Sacramento Kings (21-33)-0.2388-0.0603 (3)-0.2603 (21)-0.2575 (21)-0.1980 (20)
22. Washington Wizards (20-33)-0.4698--0.0711 (26)-0.4416 (22)-0.4535 (22)-0.5152 (25)
23. Chicago Bulls (19-36)-0.5070--0.0463 (24)-0.5232 (24)-0.5442 (23)-0.4532 (23)
24. New York Knicks (17-38)-0.5237--0.0033 (19)-0.5202 (23)-0.5604 (24)-0.4906 (24)
25. Minnesota Timberwolves (16-37)-0.5469-0.0372 (8)-0.6422 (28)-0.6156 (26)-0.3799 (22)
26. Detroit Pistons (19-38)-0.5969--0.0968 (29)-0.6220 (27)-0.6324 (27)-0.5356 (26)
27. Atlanta Hawks (15-41)-0.6184-0.0496 (4)-0.6089 (26)-0.6513 (28)-0.5953 (27)
28. Charlotte Hornets (18-36)-0.6230--0.0555 (25)-0.5519 (25)-0.5997 (25)-0.7197 (28)
29. Golden State Warriors (12-43)-0.7779-0.0456 (6)-0.8083 (29)-0.7926 (29)-0.7319 (29)
30. Cleveland Cavaliers (14-40)-0.8209-0.0048 (17)-0.8115 (30)-0.8344 (30)-0.8171 (30)

Ratings Over Time

Ratings Methodology

This table represents the current NBA Basketball computer ratings as computed by the Donchess Inference Index. More information on how these NBA Basketball ratings are computed can be found on the Methodology page.

  • Overall Rating: This ratings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating, the Inference Rating and Vegas Rating. 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.
  • Inference Rating: Heavily weights the outcomes of opponents’ games. This system is a much better predictor of future game outcomes.
  • Vegas Rating: This is our newest rating that only takes into account the Vegas line on each game.

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