NBA Basketball Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Phoenix Suns (34-9)0.7208-0.0092 (13)0.7598 (1)0.8100 (1)0.5914 (2)
2. Golden State Warriors (32-12)0.6328-0.0565 (4)0.6283 (2)0.7589 (2)0.5113 (3)
3. Utah Jazz (29-16)0.5075-0.0128 (12)0.2507 (8)0.4969 (5)0.7826 (1)
4. Miami Heat (29-16)0.3573+10.0012 (16)0.3820 (4)0.5128 (4)0.1764 (9)
5. Memphis Grizzlies (31-16)0.3308-1-0.0481 (24)0.4882 (3)0.3793 (6)0.1201 (12)
6. Milwaukee Bucks (28-19)0.3004+2-0.1059 (30)0.2060 (11)0.2813 (8)0.4168 (5)
7. Brooklyn Nets (28-16)0.2985-0.0222 (10)0.2679 (7)0.2104 (10)0.4181 (4)
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (27-19)0.2974-2-0.0741 (28)0.3087 (6)0.5778 (3)0.0053 (19)
9. Chicago Bulls (28-15)0.2667-0.0939 (1)0.3699 (5)0.2109 (9)0.2161 (8)
10. Philadelphia 76ers (26-18)0.2230--0.0416 (23)0.2271 (9)0.2079 (11)0.2340 (7)
11. Dallas Mavericks (26-19)0.2015--0.0028 (18)0.2153 (10)0.3095 (7)0.0793 (15)
12. Denver Nuggets (23-20)0.1484+1-0.0561 (25)0.1103 (13)0.1810 (12)0.1551 (10)
13. Boston Celtics (23-23)0.1447-1-0.0124 (20)0.0248 (15)0.1562 (13)0.2568 (6)
14. Toronto Raptors (21-21)0.0795--0.0342 (22)0.0435 (14)0.1153 (14)0.0809 (14)
15. Charlotte Hornets (25-20)0.0367+1-0.0670 (27)0.1570 (12)0.0832 (16)-0.1337 (23)
16. Minnesota Timberwolves (22-23)0.0082-1-0.0276 (21)-0.0127 (17)0.1043 (15)-0.0663 (21)
17. Washington Wizards (23-22)-0.0391--0.0787 (29)-0.0102 (16)-0.0663 (17)-0.0416 (20)
18. New York Knicks (22-23)-0.0538+20.0280 (8)-0.1167 (20)-0.1055 (18)0.0626 (16)
19. Atlanta Hawks (19-25)-0.0598+20.0190 (11)-0.1820 (22)-0.1441 (19)0.1504 (11)
20. Los Angeles Clippers (22-24)-0.0670-20.0270 (9)-0.0682 (18)-0.1461 (20)0.0133 (18)
21. Los Angeles Lakers (22-23)-0.0689-20.0008 (17)-0.1049 (19)-0.2098 (23)0.1092 (13)
22. Indiana Pacers (16-29)-0.1627+1-0.0608 (26)-0.3373 (25)-0.1993 (22)0.0539 (17)
23. Portland Trail Blazers (18-26)-0.1952-10.0438 (6)-0.1683 (21)-0.3438 (25)-0.0742 (22)
24. San Antonio Spurs (17-28)-0.2469-0.0417 (7)-0.3216 (24)-0.1900 (21)-0.2269 (24)
25. New Orleans Pelicans (16-28)-0.3140-0.0044 (15)-0.2820 (23)-0.2853 (24)-0.3756 (26)
26. Sacramento Kings (18-29)-0.3550--0.0075 (19)-0.3454 (26)-0.4772 (26)-0.2426 (25)
27. Oklahoma City Thunder (14-30)-0.6328-0.0062 (14)-0.4746 (27)-0.6655 (27)-0.7630 (28)
28. Houston Rockets (14-32)-0.6448-0.0734 (2)-0.4929 (28)-0.6972 (28)-0.7490 (27)
29. Detroit Pistons (11-33)-0.7827-0.0503 (5)-0.6357 (29)-0.8581 (29)-0.8587 (29)
30. Orlando Magic (8-38)-0.9516-0.0628 (3)-0.8969 (30)-1.0356 (30)-0.9240 (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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