NBA Basketball Ratings


Below are listed the current NBA basketball power ratings as computed by the Donchess Inference Index.
More information on how these NBA computer ratings are computed can be found on the Methodology page.

DII Rating– This is a NBA power ratings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating and the Aegis Rating. The Aegis Rating is weighted more highly in the beginning of the season whereas the Standard Rating is weighted more highly at the end of the season. 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.

Aegis Rating– Also looks at game outcome and score differential only, but score outcome is the most important factor in this rating system. This is the more predictive of the rating systems.

Vegas Rating– A rating system based on what the Vegas line is on each game. This rating system is a strong predictor of future games, but does not heavily weight the outcomes of previous games. This rating is used for predictions, but not used for the overall rating.

For our daily projected outcomes of games, check out NBA Basketball Predictions.

Updated 4/12/2018.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – NBA Basketball

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Houston
65-17
0.8543
0
-0.02 (24)
0.911 (1)
0.720 (2)
0.800 (1)
2
Toronto
59-23
0.5953
0
-0.04 (30)
0.608 (2)
0.564 (4)
0.597 (2)
3
Philadelphia
52-30
0.5772
0
-0.03 (26)
0.489 (3)
0.782 (1)
0.593 (4)
4
Utah
48-34
0.4908
3
0.018 (6)
0.397 (5)
0.707 (3)
0.594 (3)
5
Portland
49-33
0.3895
0
0.002 (16)
0.351 (6)
0.477 (5)
0.383 (6)
6
Golden State
58-24
0.3593
2
-0.00 (20)
0.466 (4)
0.108 (15)
0.344 (7)
7
Oklahoma City
48-34
0.3422
3
-0.00 (17)
0.315 (8)
0.405 (6)
0.444 (5)
8
Boston
55-27
0.3052
2
-0.03 (27)
0.335 (7)
0.235 (11)
0.173 (14)
9
New Orleans
48-34
0.3042
5
0.009 (10)
0.292 (9)
0.331 (7)
0.245 (11)
10
Indiana
48-34
0.2768
2
-0.02 (25)
0.287 (10)
0.251 (9)
0.200 (13)
11
Denver
46-36
0.2282
2
0.004 (14)
0.224 (12)
0.236 (10)
0.259 (10)
12
Cleveland
50-32
0.2252
3
-0.04 (29)
0.260 (11)
0.144 (13)
0.279 (9)
13
San Antonio
47-35
0.2096
1
0.003 (15)
0.188 (14)
0.258 (8)
0.311 (8)
14
Minnesota
47-35
0.1886
1
0.018 (5)
0.192 (13)
0.179 (12)
0.228 (12)
15
Miami
44-38
0.0758
1
-0.03 (28)
0.054 (17)
0.125 (14)
0.136 (15)
16
Milwaukee
44-38
0.0506
1
-0.02 (23)
0.078 (16)
-0.01 (17)
0.088 (16)
17
LA Clippers
42-40
0.0503
6
0.015 (7)
0.097 (15)
-0.05 (19)
-0.03 (19)
18
Washington
43-39
-0.041
0
-0.00 (18)
0.011 (18)
-0.16 (21)
0.053 (17)
19
LA Lakers
35-47
-0.094
0
0.008 (12)
-0.15 (20)
0.038 (16)
-0.10 (21)
20
Detroit
39-43
-0.113
0
-0.00 (19)
-0.12 (19)
-0.08 (20)
-0.05 (20)
21
Charlotte
36-46
-0.122
0
-0.01 (22)
-0.16 (21)
-0.03 (18)
0.035 (18)
22
Brooklyn
28-54
-0.410
3
0.007 (13)
-0.42 (23)
-0.36 (22)
-0.35 (22)
23
Sacramento
27-55
-0.430
1
0.031 (4)
-0.42 (22)
-0.44 (24)
-0.56 (24)
24
New York
29-53
-0.516
2
0.008 (11)
-0.50 (24)
-0.53 (25)
-0.61 (25)
25
Dallas
24-58
-0.534
3
0.044 (3)
-0.58 (27)
-0.41 (23)
-0.45 (23)
26
Atlanta
24-58
-0.540
2
0.010 (9)
-0.53 (26)
-0.55 (26)
-0.61 (26)
27
Chicago
27-55
-0.598
4
0.012 (8)
-0.52 (25)
-0.77 (29)
-0.74 (28)
28
Orlando
25-57
-0.626
1
-0.00 (21)
-0.64 (28)
-0.58 (27)
-0.61 (27)
29
Memphis
22-60
-0.724
0
0.048 (2)
-0.73 (29)
-0.69 (28)
-0.76 (29)
30
Phoenix
21-61
-0.780
0
0.054 (1)
-0.74 (30)
-0.86 (30)
-0.85 (30)

NBA Basketball Team Rank Over Time

Team 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 3/1 3/8 3/15 3/22 3/29 4/5 4/12
Houston 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Toronto 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2
Philadelphia 10 9 8 4 7 6 8 7 6 3 3
Utah 20 17 10 6 11 8 5 5 7 7 4
Portland 19 8 12 12 6 5 4 4 5 5 5
Golden State 1 1 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 4 6
Oklahoma City 11 7 7 13 12 11 11 8 8 10 7
Boston 3 4 5 7 4 4 6 6 4 6 8
New Orleans 12 16 17 15 9 7 10 10 11 14 9
Indiana 14 15 18 16 17 14 12 13 9 8 10
Denver 16 18 14 14 15 15 14 17 16 13 11
Cleveland 8 12 16 8 14 13 15 15 12 9 12
San Antonio 6 6 6 11 13 16 16 11 13 12 13
Minnesota 5 5 4 5 5 9 7 9 14 15 14
Miami 7 10 15 18 16 17 17 16 15 16 15
Milwaukee 17 11 11 17 18 19 19 19 18 17 16
LA Clippers 9 14 13 9 8 10 9 12 10 11 17
Washington 15 13 9 10 10 12 13 14 17 18 18
LA Lakers 24 22 21 21 20 18 18 18 19 19 19
Detroit 13 20 19 20 21 21 21 21 21 20 20
Charlotte 18 19 20 19 19 20 20 20 20 21 21
Brooklyn 26 26 28 29 27 28 27 26 25 25 22
Sacramento 30 29 29 26 25 26 24 23 23 24 23
New York 23 21 22 24 22 24 26 24 24 26 24
Dallas 21 25 23 23 23 22 22 22 22 22 25
Atlanta 27 30 26 28 26 27 28 28 28 28 26
Chicago 22 23 24 22 24 23 23 25 26 23 27
Orlando 29 28 25 25 28 25 25 27 27 27 28
Memphis 25 24 27 27 30 30 30 29 29 29 29
Phoenix 28 27 30 30 29 29 29 30 30 30 30