NBA Basketball Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Boston Celtics (64-18)0.8744--0.0732 (30)0.7834 (1)1.0691 (1)0.7735 (1)
2. Denver Nuggets (57-25)0.6318--0.0078 (18)0.6019 (2)0.6730 (4)0.6213 (2)
3. Oklahoma City Thunder (57-25)0.5788-0.0226 (8)0.5708 (3)0.6937 (2)0.4722 (3)
4. Minnesota Timberwolves (56-26)0.5454--0.0023 (16)0.5063 (4)0.6867 (3)0.4444 (4)
5. Phoenix Suns (49-33)0.4120-0.0537 (5)0.3431 (7)0.4577 (6)0.4373 (6)
6. Los Angeles Clippers (51-31)0.3680-0.0188 (10)0.3544 (5)0.3341 (8)0.4159 (7)
7. New York Knicks (50-32)0.3481+10.0668 (4)0.3392 (8)0.4782 (5)0.2270 (12)
8. New Orleans Pelicans (49-33)0.3439-1-0.0280 (22)0.2991 (10)0.4369 (7)0.2970 (9)
9. Dallas Mavericks (50-32)0.3067-0.0677 (3)0.3493 (6)0.3313 (10)0.2383 (11)
10. Los Angeles Lakers (47-35)0.2824-0.0080 (12)0.3147 (9)0.3080 (11)0.2235 (13)
11. Golden State Warriors (46-36)0.2821--0.0079 (19)0.2344 (11)0.3328 (9)0.2805 (10)
12. Milwaukee Bucks (49-33)0.2669--0.0633 (29)0.1822 (14)0.1770 (15)0.4442 (5)
13. Sacramento Kings (46-36)0.2533--0.0550 (28)0.1949 (13)0.2658 (13)0.3008 (8)
14. Indiana Pacers (47-35)0.2219-0.0269 (7)0.1957 (12)0.3052 (12)0.1656 (15)
15. Cleveland Cavaliers (48-34)0.1728--0.0308 (23)0.1673 (15)0.1438 (16)0.2075 (14)
16. Miami Heat (46-36)0.1437-0.0058 (14)0.1114 (18)0.2257 (14)0.0950 (17)
17. Orlando Magic (47-35)0.1121-0.0068 (13)0.1151 (17)0.1066 (17)0.1146 (16)
18. Philadelphia 76ers (47-35)0.1005-0.0747 (1)0.1232 (16)0.0961 (19)0.0816 (18)
19. Houston Rockets (41-41)0.0238--0.0277 (21)0.0451 (19)0.0968 (18)-0.0710 (19)
20. Chicago Bulls (39-43)-0.1158-0.0124 (11)-0.0745 (20)-0.1287 (20)-0.1454 (21)
21. Atlanta Hawks (36-46)-0.2116--0.0490 (26)-0.2077 (21)-0.3259 (21)-0.1013 (20)
22. Brooklyn Nets (32-50)-0.3501--0.0499 (27)-0.3773 (23)-0.4165 (22)-0.2556 (22)
23. Utah Jazz (31-51)-0.3914-0.0451 (6)-0.3368 (22)-0.4672 (24)-0.3719 (23)
24. San Antonio Spurs (22-60)-0.5250--0.0008 (15)-0.4866 (25)-0.4670 (23)-0.6225 (25)
25. Memphis Grizzlies (27-55)-0.5920--0.0402 (25)-0.4445 (24)-0.6976 (25)-0.6383 (26)
26. Toronto Raptors (25-57)-0.6662-0.0688 (2)-0.6577 (26)-0.8488 (26)-0.4924 (24)
27. Portland Trail Blazers (21-61)-0.7694--0.0025 (17)-0.6822 (27)-0.8650 (27)-0.7638 (28)
28. Charlotte Hornets (21-61)-0.8128--0.0227 (20)-0.6845 (28)-0.9382 (28)-0.8196 (29)
29. Detroit Pistons (14-68)-0.9396--0.0348 (24)-0.9624 (29)-1.0283 (29)-0.8274 (30)
30. Washington Wizards (15-67)-0.9444-0.0205 (9)-0.9660 (30)-1.1042 (30)-0.7624 (27)

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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