NBA Basketball Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Phoenix Suns (51-21)0.6580-0.1206 (2)0.6475 (1)0.7690 (1)0.5579 (4)
2. Utah Jazz (52-20)0.6537-0.0342 (11)0.5128 (3)0.6987 (3)0.7539 (1)
3. Milwaukee Bucks (46-26)0.6402-0.0973 (3)0.5933 (2)0.7129 (2)0.6159 (2)
4. Los Angeles Clippers (47-25)0.5325-0.1236 (1)0.4118 (6)0.6280 (4)0.5614 (3)
5. Philadelphia 76ers (49-23)0.5157--0.0134 (30)0.4599 (5)0.6250 (5)0.4640 (6)
6. Brooklyn Nets (48-24)0.5156-0.0307 (12)0.4722 (4)0.6063 (6)0.4696 (5)
7. Denver Nuggets (47-25)0.3828-0.0516 (6)0.4077 (7)0.4264 (7)0.3135 (7)
8. Dallas Mavericks (42-30)0.2807-0.0493 (7)0.2629 (9)0.2980 (9)0.2818 (8)
9. Atlanta Hawks (41-31)0.2700-0.0901 (4)0.3527 (8)0.3762 (8)0.0784 (13)
10. Portland Trail Blazers (42-30)0.2610-0.0303 (13)0.2167 (10)0.2934 (10)0.2743 (10)
11. Los Angeles Lakers (42-30)0.2373-0.0552 (5)0.1909 (12)0.2437 (12)0.2788 (9)
12. Miami Heat (40-32)0.1353-0.0189 (18)0.1441 (13)0.0412 (15)0.2204 (11)
13. New York Knicks (41-31)0.1281-0.0024 (25)0.2050 (11)0.2458 (11)-0.0688 (17)
14. Memphis Grizzlies (38-34)0.1122-0.0490 (8)0.1204 (14)0.1543 (13)0.0617 (15)
15. Golden State Warriors (39-33)0.0723-0.0111 (24)0.1061 (15)0.0478 (14)0.0621 (14)
16. Boston Celtics (36-36)0.0141-0.0228 (16)-0.0541 (17)-0.0137 (16)0.1122 (12)
17. Indiana Pacers (34-38)-0.0825--0.0124 (29)-0.0985 (18)-0.0746 (17)-0.0739 (18)
18. New Orleans Pelicans (31-41)-0.0918-0.0131 (23)-0.1664 (19)-0.1093 (19)0.0025 (16)
19. Washington Wizards (34-38)-0.1031-0.0282 (14)0.0001 (16)-0.1026 (18)-0.2098 (23)
20. San Antonio Spurs (33-39)-0.1436-0.0168 (21)-0.1712 (21)-0.1836 (21)-0.0751 (19)
21. Chicago Bulls (31-41)-0.1585--0.0044 (28)-0.1815 (23)-0.1363 (20)-0.1571 (21)
22. Sacramento Kings (31-41)-0.2135-0.0181 (20)-0.1688 (20)-0.2649 (23)-0.2081 (22)
23. Charlotte Hornets (33-39)-0.2476--0.0018 (27)-0.1769 (22)-0.2807 (24)-0.2874 (24)
24. Toronto Raptors (27-45)-0.2565--0.0003 (26)-0.3816 (25)-0.2479 (22)-0.1363 (20)
25. Minnesota Timberwolves (23-49)-0.4066-0.0262 (15)-0.3753 (24)-0.4027 (25)-0.4428 (25)
26. Detroit Pistons (20-52)-0.6273-0.0151 (22)-0.6302 (27)-0.6191 (26)-0.6325 (27)
27. Cleveland Cavaliers (22-50)-0.7122-0.0187 (19)-0.6459 (28)-0.8189 (27)-0.6740 (28)
28. Orlando Magic (21-51)-0.7723-0.0212 (17)-0.6468 (29)-0.9678 (29)-0.7062 (29)
29. Houston Rockets (17-55)-0.7778-0.0416 (10)-0.8009 (30)-0.9123 (28)-0.6196 (26)
30. Oklahoma City Thunder (22-50)-0.8417-0.0443 (9)-0.6248 (26)-1.0799 (30)-0.8268 (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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