Updated Sunday Feb. 28

2021 Composite NBA Power Rankings

Calculated by aggregating computer generated power rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking.

TEAM AVERAGE
RANKING
AVG
1-WEEK
MOVE
SOS
PLAYED
RANK
WINS LOSSES MAKE
PLAYOFFS
MAKE
PLAY-
OFFS
WIN
FINALS
1
JazzUTAH27-7
1.2 - 19 54.8 17.2 >99% 24%
2
BucksMIL20-13
2.4 ↑ 1 30 47.3 24.8 >99% 20%
3
ClippersLAC24-11
3.0 ↓ 1 12 48.3 23.7 >99% 11%
4
LakersLAL23-11
4.6 ↑ 1 4 47.6 24.4 >99% 14%
5
NetsBKN22-13
5.6 ↓ 1 21 45.9 26.1 >99% 12%
6
SunsPHX21-11
5.8 - 1 46.1 25.9 98% 3%
7
76ersPHI22-12
7.0 - 26 44.9 27.1 >99% 4%
8
NuggetsDEN18-15
7.4 - 9 42.2 29.8 92% 4%
9
RaptorsTOR17-17
9.6 - 29 40.5 31.5 95% 2%
10
WarriorsGS19-15
11.0 ↑ 1 24 39.4 32.6 74% 1%
11
CelticsBOS16-17
11.6 ↓ 1 28 39.3 32.8 91% 2%
12
MavericksDAL16-16
12.8 ↑ 1 3 38.8 33.2 71% <1%
13
HeatMIA16-17
13.6 ↑ 4 20 38.2 33.8 82% 1%
14
PacersIND15-17
14.2 ↓ 2 27 35.8 36.2 70% 1%
15
SpursSA17-12
14.8 - 17 37.1 34.9 46% <1%
16
PelicansNO14-19
15.0 - 10 34.2 37.8 32% <1%
17
Trail BlazersPOR18-14
17.2 ↓ 3 13 37.7 34.4 59% <1%
18
HawksATL14-19
18.2 - 14 33.1 38.9 46% <1%
19
GrizzliesMEM14-15
18.4 - 2 33.7 38.3 21% <1%
20
HornetsCHA15-17
20.2 - 18 32.5 39.5 39% <1%
21
KnicksNY17-17
21.4 ↑ 1 6 32.4 39.6 34% <1%
22
BullsCHI15-17
21.4 ↑ 2 11 31.0 41.0 25% <1%
23
KingsSAC13-20
23.2 - 7 28.7 43.3 3% <1%
24
WizardsWSH13-18
23.4 ↑ 1 23 29.9 42.1 14% <1%
25
RocketsHOU11-20
24.6 ↓ 4 16 27.3 44.8 2% <1%
26
ThunderOKC14-20
26.0 ↑ 1 15 28.1 43.9 2% <1%
27
MagicORL13-21
26.6 ↓ 1 25 26.1 46.0 3% <1%
28
PistonsDET9-24
26.6 - 22 24.8 47.2 2% <1%
29
TimberwolvesMIN7-27
28.6 - 5 19.4 52.6 <1% <1%
30
CavaliersCLE13-21
29.6 - 8 24.0 48.0 1% <1%

How We Calculate: Our NBA Power Rankings are calculated by aggregating computer rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking. Up or down movement within our rankings versus the previous week is provided for each team. Some of these sites also project teams’ future success. We collect this info and calculate each team’s average win/loss projection, playoff odds and NBA Finals odds.

Our heat chart below shows how each of the five sites we pull from ranks all 30 teams. We pull from FiveThirtyEight (538), numberFire (nF), Massey Ratings (MY), Team Rankings (TR) and ESPN.

TEAM 538 numberFirenF MASSEY
RATINGS
MY
ESPN TEAM
RANKINGS
TR
AVERAGEAVG
JazzUTAH 1 1 1 2 1 1.2
BucksMIL 3 2 4 1 2 2.4
ClippersLAC 2 3 2 5 3 3.0
LakersLAL 7 5 3 4 4 4.6
NetsBKN 8 4 6 3 7 5.6
SunsPHX 4 6 5 9 5 5.8
76ersPHI 6 7 7 7 8 7.0
NuggetsDEN 5 8 8 10 6 7.4
RaptorsTOR 12 10 11 6 9 9.6
WarriorsGS 15 9 9 11 11 11.0
CelticsBOS 10 14 12 12 10 11.6
MavericksDAL 9 17 13 13 12 12.8
HeatMIA 11 21 14 8 14 13.6
PacersIND 16 11 16 15 13 14.2
SpursSA 14 15 10 17 18 14.8
PelicansNO 13 12 19 14 17 15.0
Trail BlazersPOR 17 19 15 19 16 17.2
HawksATL 19 13 22 22 15 18.2
GrizzliesMEM 18 20 17 18 19 18.4
HornetsCHA 20 22 21 16 22 20.2
KnicksNY 24 16 18 28 21 21.4
BullsCHI 25 18 20 24 20 21.4
KingsSAC 21 25 24 20 26 23.2
WizardsWSH 23 24 25 21 24 23.4
RocketsHOU 28 23 26 23 23 24.6
ThunderOKC 27 26 23 27 27 26.0
MagicORL 22 28 29 26 28 26.6
PistonsDET 29 27 27 25 25 26.6
TimberwolvesMIN 26 29 30 29 29 28.6
CavaliersCLE 30 30 28 30 30 29.6

Standard deviation is a statistical tool used to measure the variance within a set of numbers. In the table below, we use standard deviation to determine which teams are ranked the most and least consistently. A low number indicates that a team is ranked consistently across the five sites we pull from. A high number indicates an inconsistently ranked team.

TEAM 538 numberFirenF MASSEY
RATINGS
MY
ESPN TEAM
RANKINGS
TR
STAN DEVSTDEV
JazzUTAH 1 1 1 2 1 0.447
76ersPHI 6 7 7 7 8 0.707
CavaliersCLE 30 30 28 30 30 0.894
BucksMIL 3 2 4 1 2 1.140
GrizzliesMEM 18 20 17 18 19 1.140
ClippersLAC 2 3 2 5 3 1.225
WizardsWSH 23 24 25 21 24 1.517
TimberwolvesMIN 26 29 30 29 29 1.517
LakersLAL 7 5 3 4 4 1.517
PistonsDET 29 27 27 25 25 1.673
CelticsBOS 10 14 12 12 10 1.673
ThunderOKC 27 26 23 27 27 1.732
Trail BlazersPOR 17 19 15 19 16 1.789
SunsPHX 4 6 5 9 5 1.924
NuggetsDEN 5 8 8 10 6 1.949
NetsBKN 8 4 6 3 7 2.074
PacersIND 16 11 16 15 13 2.168
RocketsHOU 28 23 26 23 23 2.302
RaptorsTOR 12 10 11 6 9 2.302
WarriorsGS 15 9 9 11 11 2.449
HornetsCHA 20 22 21 16 22 2.490
KingsSAC 21 25 24 20 26 2.588
MagicORL 22 28 29 26 28 2.793
MavericksDAL 9 17 13 13 12 2.864
PelicansNO 13 12 19 14 17 2.915
BullsCHI 25 18 20 24 20 2.966
SpursSA 14 15 10 17 18 3.114
HawksATL 19 13 22 22 15 4.087
KnicksNY 24 16 18 28 21 4.775
HeatMIA 11 21 14 8 14 4.827