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 12/13/2018.

Donchess Inference Ratings (DII) – NBA Basketball

Rank Team Rec Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Standard (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Toronto
23-7
0.7394
0
-0.02 (20)
0.652 (1)
0.775 (1)
0.723 (1)
2
Milwaukee
18-9
0.5083
1
0.027 (9)
0.416 (4)
0.546 (2)
0.530 (2)
3
Denver
18-9
0.4831
1
0.016 (13)
0.496 (2)
0.477 (4)
0.393 (5)
4
Boston
17-10
0.4467
3
-0.08 (25)
0.275 (11)
0.518 (3)
0.492 (4)
5
Golden State
19-10
0.4157
0
-0.02 (19)
0.437 (3)
0.406 (5)
0.502 (3)
6
Oklahoma City
17-9
0.3208
0
-0.15 (30)
0.339 (6)
0.312 (7)
0.307 (7)
7
Utah
14-15
0.2934
2
0.165 (1)
0.201 (13)
0.331 (6)
0.374 (6)
8
Indiana
18-10
0.2861
8
-0.09 (29)
0.284 (10)
0.286 (8)
0.176 (14)
9
Memphis
16-11
0.2589
1
0.058 (4)
0.325 (9)
0.231 (9)
0.081 (15)
10
LA Clippers
17-10
0.2464
6
0.006 (16)
0.388 (5)
0.187 (10)
0.200 (10)
11
LA Lakers
17-10
0.2069
2
-0.03 (22)
0.325 (8)
0.157 (12)
0.178 (13)
12
Philadelphia
19-10
0.2028
0
-0.07 (24)
0.330 (7)
0.149 (13)
0.212 (9)
13
New Orleans
15-15
0.1527
3
0.032 (8)
0.073 (16)
0.185 (11)
0.191 (12)
14
Sacramento
15-12
0.1482
3
0.052 (7)
0.225 (12)
0.115 (15)
-0.14 (20)
15
Portland
15-13
0.1283
4
0.057 (6)
0.115 (15)
0.133 (14)
0.199 (11)
16
Dallas
15-11
0.0909
2
-0.06 (23)
0.132 (14)
0.073 (17)
-0.05 (19)
17
Minnesota
13-15
0.0651
3
0.106 (3)
-0.02 (19)
0.103 (16)
0.080 (16)
18
Houston
12-14
0.0329
3
0.024 (11)
0.052 (17)
0.024 (19)
0.255 (8)
19
Charlotte
14-13
0.0312
2
-0.08 (27)
-0.05 (20)
0.065 (18)
0.073 (17)
20
San Antonio
14-14
-0.016
2
0.001 (17)
0.004 (18)
-0.02 (20)
0.006 (18)
21
Orlando
12-15
-0.151
2
0.026 (10)
-0.11 (21)
-0.16 (21)
-0.27 (24)
22
Detroit
13-13
-0.176
2
-0.08 (26)
-0.13 (22)
-0.19 (23)
-0.14 (21)
23
Brooklyn
11-18
-0.224
1
-0.03 (21)
-0.31 (24)
-0.18 (22)
-0.29 (25)
24
Miami
11-16
-0.297
2
-0.09 (28)
-0.35 (25)
-0.27 (24)
-0.18 (23)
25
Washington
11-17
-0.345
2
0.007 (15)
-0.29 (23)
-0.36 (25)
-0.16 (22)
26
New York
8-21
-0.571
1
-0.00 (18)
-0.61 (27)
-0.55 (26)
-0.56 (26)
27
Cleveland
7-21
-0.599
0
0.010 (14)
-0.56 (26)
-0.61 (27)
-0.70 (27)
28
Chicago
6-22
-0.840
0
0.057 (5)
-0.88 (29)
-0.82 (28)
-0.77 (28)
29
Atlanta
6-21
-0.841
1
0.023 (12)
-0.81 (28)
-0.85 (29)
-0.80 (29)
30
Phoenix
4-24
-1.028
1
0.151 (2)
-0.96 (30)
-1.05 (30)
-0.89 (30)

NBA Basketball Team Rank Over Time

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