NBA Basketball Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Utah Jazz (39-13)0.8032-0.0362 (3)0.7400 (1)0.9536 (1)0.7178 (1)
2. Phoenix Suns (36-15)0.5522--0.0257 (24)0.5424 (2)0.6884 (2)0.4261 (4)
3. Los Angeles Clippers (36-18)0.5333-0.0220 (9)0.4724 (4)0.5735 (4)0.5559 (3)
4. Denver Nuggets (34-18)0.4796+1-0.0066 (19)0.4573 (5)0.5987 (3)0.3835 (5)
5. Milwaukee Bucks (32-20)0.4606-1-0.0155 (21)0.2959 (7)0.4536 (7)0.6373 (2)
6. Brooklyn Nets (36-16)0.4429+1-0.0622 (30)0.4880 (3)0.5553 (5)0.2840 (7)
7. Philadelphia 76ers (35-17)0.4220-1-0.0227 (22)0.4436 (6)0.5146 (6)0.3071 (6)
8. Los Angeles Lakers (32-20)0.2764--0.0442 (28)0.2362 (9)0.3193 (9)0.2750 (8)
9. Dallas Mavericks (29-22)0.2716-0.0478 (2)0.2605 (8)0.3334 (8)0.2213 (9)
10. Atlanta Hawks (28-25)0.1207+1-0.0028 (18)0.1044 (12)0.1973 (10)0.0609 (14)
11. Portland Trail Blazers (30-21)0.1166-1-0.0358 (25)0.2009 (10)0.0721 (13)0.0742 (12)
12. Boston Celtics (27-26)0.1054--0.0028 (17)-0.0015 (15)0.1096 (12)0.2112 (10)
13. Miami Heat (27-25)0.0688+1-0.0073 (20)0.0634 (14)-0.0330 (17)0.1762 (11)
14. Memphis Grizzlies (26-24)0.0562-10.0230 (8)0.0875 (13)0.1411 (11)-0.0610 (18)
15. Indiana Pacers (24-27)-0.0174-0.0092 (14)-0.0795 (17)-0.0183 (16)0.0474 (16)
16. Charlotte Hornets (27-24)-0.0313-0.0020 (15)0.1121 (11)0.0436 (14)-0.2539 (23)
17. New Orleans Pelicans (23-29)-0.0506-0.0361 (5)-0.1261 (19)-0.0765 (18)0.0531 (15)
18. New York Knicks (26-27)-0.0990+1-0.0421 (27)-0.0538 (16)0.0050 (15)-0.2496 (22)
19. Golden State Warriors (24-28)-0.1005-10.0508 (1)-0.0840 (18)-0.1804 (21)-0.0376 (17)
20. Toronto Raptors (20-32)-0.1432+1-0.0252 (23)-0.3454 (26)-0.1519 (20)0.0740 (13)
21. San Antonio Spurs (24-26)-0.1513-1-0.0447 (29)-0.1366 (20)-0.2469 (22)-0.0710 (19)
22. Chicago Bulls (22-29)-0.1800--0.0010 (16)-0.1849 (21)-0.1513 (19)-0.2035 (21)
23. Sacramento Kings (22-30)-0.2123-0.0170 (13)-0.2052 (22)-0.3455 (23)-0.0865 (20)
24. Washington Wizards (19-32)-0.3623-0.0292 (6)-0.2840 (23)-0.4553 (24)-0.3498 (24)
25. Cleveland Cavaliers (19-32)-0.4612-0.0362 (4)-0.3256 (25)-0.5003 (26)-0.5617 (29)
26. Detroit Pistons (16-36)-0.4988-0.0175 (12)-0.4980 (28)-0.4576 (25)-0.5409 (28)
27. Orlando Magic (17-35)-0.5436-0.0240 (7)-0.4646 (27)-0.6934 (27)-0.4751 (26)
28. Oklahoma City Thunder (20-32)-0.5582-0.0220 (10)-0.3247 (24)-0.7100 (28)-0.6471 (30)
29. Houston Rockets (14-38)-0.6315--0.0379 (26)-0.7122 (30)-0.7371 (29)-0.4426 (25)
30. Minnesota Timberwolves (13-40)-0.6678-0.0200 (11)-0.6793 (29)-0.7992 (30)-0.5247 (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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