NBA Basketball Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Boston Celtics (16-4)0.6777--0.0273 (23)0.7167 (1)0.8138 (1)0.5015 (1)
2. Phoenix Suns (13-6)0.4582-0.0281 (9)0.3944 (4)0.5545 (3)0.4277 (2)
3. Milwaukee Bucks (14-5)0.4404+1-0.1177 (28)0.5235 (2)0.4429 (5)0.3524 (5)
4. Cleveland Cavaliers (13-7)0.4403-1-0.0411 (25)0.4405 (3)0.6299 (2)0.2506 (8)
5. New Orleans Pelicans (11-8)0.3300-0.0009 (14)0.2256 (7)0.5042 (4)0.2632 (7)
6. Golden State Warriors (11-10)0.2522--0.0286 (24)0.2017 (8)0.1426 (11)0.4140 (3)
7. Memphis Grizzlies (12-8)0.2179+10.0659 (4)0.2465 (6)0.2122 (8)0.1941 (10)
8. Dallas Mavericks (9-10)0.1867-1-0.0139 (17)-0.0438 (20)0.2111 (9)0.3999 (4)
9. Denver Nuggets (12-7)0.1773-0.0113 (13)0.2467 (5)0.1105 (14)0.1725 (11)
10. Sacramento Kings (10-8)0.1341+1-0.0029 (15)0.1857 (9)0.2751 (6)-0.0602 (19)
11. Philadelphia 76ers (11-9)0.1286+1-0.0163 (18)0.0919 (13)0.2288 (7)0.0663 (14)
12. Brooklyn Nets (10-11)0.1181+3-0.0172 (20)0.0057 (19)0.1416 (12)0.2104 (9)
13. Miami Heat (10-11)0.1000+10.0772 (3)0.0849 (14)0.0932 (15)0.1224 (13)
14. Atlanta Hawks (11-9)0.0950-4-0.0170 (19)0.0990 (12)0.0337 (18)0.1522 (12)
15. Utah Jazz (12-10)0.0457+1-0.1242 (29)0.1010 (11)0.1305 (13)-0.0961 (21)
16. Toronto Raptors (10-9)0.0444+2-0.1144 (27)0.0064 (18)0.0738 (16)0.0541 (15)
17. Portland Trail Blazers (11-9)0.0326-4-0.0779 (26)0.1846 (10)0.1475 (10)-0.2390 (23)
18. Los Angeles Clippers (12-9)0.0241+20.0626 (5)0.0708 (15)-0.0344 (20)0.0344 (16)
19. Minnesota Timberwolves (10-10)-0.0024-20.0429 (7)-0.0980 (21)-0.1957 (22)0.2896 (6)
20. Chicago Bulls (8-11)-0.0412+20.0206 (10)-0.1105 (23)-0.0011 (19)-0.0098 (18)
21. Indiana Pacers (11-8)-0.0514-20.0114 (12)0.0547 (16)0.0438 (17)-0.2560 (24)
22. Washington Wizards (10-10)-0.0596-1-0.1385 (30)0.0219 (17)-0.1138 (21)-0.0894 (20)
23. New York Knicks (9-11)-0.1081-0.0184 (11)-0.1038 (22)-0.2172 (23)-0.0035 (17)
24. Los Angeles Lakers (7-11)-0.2747-0.1608 (1)-0.2781 (25)-0.3224 (25)-0.2234 (22)
25. Oklahoma City Thunder (8-12)-0.3002-0.0972 (2)-0.2545 (24)-0.2983 (24)-0.3491 (25)
26. Charlotte Hornets (6-14)-0.5251--0.0188 (22)-0.5512 (26)-0.6133 (27)-0.4101 (26)
27. Houston Rockets (5-14)-0.5938--0.0088 (16)-0.5626 (27)-0.6131 (26)-0.6068 (30)
28. Orlando Magic (5-15)-0.6467-0.0494 (6)-0.7251 (30)-0.7194 (28)-0.4933 (28)
29. Detroit Pistons (5-17)-0.6567--0.0175 (21)-0.6128 (29)-0.7681 (29)-0.5905 (29)
30. San Antonio Spurs (6-15)-0.6592-0.0314 (8)-0.5756 (28)-0.9187 (30)-0.4858 (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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