NBA Basketball Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Boston Celtics (51-31)0.6688-0.0402 (7)0.5335 (3)0.9724 (1)0.5047 (3)
2. Miami Heat (53-29)0.5662+10.0198 (17)0.5411 (2)0.7250 (2)0.4333 (6)
3. Phoenix Suns (64-18)0.5654-10.0189 (19)0.6233 (1)0.5606 (5)0.5104 (2)
4. Golden State Warriors (53-29)0.5198-0.0511 (3)0.4735 (5)0.6016 (4)0.4857 (5)
5. Memphis Grizzlies (56-26)0.4772-0.0386 (8)0.4885 (4)0.6532 (3)0.2896 (8)
6. Milwaukee Bucks (51-31)0.4299-0.0376 (10)0.4064 (7)0.3865 (8)0.4974 (4)
7. Philadelphia 76ers (51-31)0.4197-0.0329 (14)0.3961 (8)0.4654 (6)0.3982 (7)
8. Dallas Mavericks (52-30)0.3633-0.0545 (2)0.4358 (6)0.4366 (7)0.2152 (11)
9. Utah Jazz (49-33)0.2998-0.0198 (18)0.1525 (12)0.2343 (12)0.5170 (1)
10. Toronto Raptors (48-34)0.2486-0.0507 (4)0.2876 (9)0.2537 (10)0.2033 (13)
11. Minnesota Timberwolves (46-36)0.2244-0.0335 (12)0.2359 (10)0.2717 (9)0.1654 (14)
12. Denver Nuggets (48-34)0.2211-0.0435 (6)0.1894 (11)0.2114 (13)0.2635 (9)
13. Atlanta Hawks (43-39)0.1971-0.0052 (26)0.1378 (13)0.2518 (11)0.2035 (12)
14. Brooklyn Nets (44-38)0.1058-0.0202 (16)-0.0071 (18)0.0776 (17)0.2504 (10)
15. Charlotte Hornets (43-39)0.0836--0.0077 (28)0.0769 (14)0.1192 (15)0.0550 (15)
16. New Orleans Pelicans (36-46)0.0494--0.0025 (27)0.0421 (15)0.1739 (14)-0.0675 (19)
17. Los Angeles Clippers (42-40)0.0255--0.0228 (30)0.0252 (16)0.0987 (16)-0.0474 (18)
18. Cleveland Cavaliers (44-38)-0.0098-0.0377 (9)-0.0541 (19)-0.0236 (19)0.0495 (16)
19. New York Knicks (37-45)-0.0567-0.0093 (25)-0.1057 (20)0.0527 (18)-0.1155 (20)
20. Chicago Bulls (46-36)-0.0689-0.0209 (15)0.0125 (17)-0.2330 (21)0.0114 (17)
21. San Antonio Spurs (34-48)-0.1508-0.0136 (20)-0.1873 (21)-0.1283 (20)-0.1357 (21)
22. Los Angeles Lakers (33-49)-0.3310-0.0093 (24)-0.3541 (23)-0.4715 (23)-0.1666 (22)
23. Washington Wizards (35-47)-0.3390-0.0331 (13)-0.3295 (22)-0.3680 (22)-0.3198 (23)
24. Sacramento Kings (30-52)-0.4284-0.0132 (21)-0.3723 (24)-0.5371 (24)-0.3774 (25)
25. Detroit Pistons (23-59)-0.5502-0.0353 (11)-0.4710 (25)-0.5706 (25)-0.6115 (27)
26. Indiana Pacers (25-57)-0.5586-0.0100 (22)-0.6402 (28)-0.6762 (26)-0.3570 (24)
27. Orlando Magic (22-60)-0.6135-0.0097 (23)-0.5318 (26)-0.7046 (27)-0.6065 (26)
28. Oklahoma City Thunder (24-58)-0.7566--0.0094 (29)-0.6087 (27)-0.8342 (28)-0.8314 (30)
29. Houston Rockets (20-62)-0.8086-0.0436 (5)-0.7717 (30)-0.9280 (29)-0.7273 (29)
30. Portland Trail Blazers (27-55)-0.8224-0.0618 (1)-0.6412 (29)-1.1162 (30)-0.7154 (28)

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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