Updated Monday Jan. 30

2022 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
CelticsBOS36-15
1.4 - 24 56.7 25.3 >99% 25%
2
GrizzliesMEM32-18
3.2 - 26 52.2 29.8 >99% 14%
3
76ersPHI32-16
3.6 ↑ 1 28 52.4 29.6 >99% 13%
4
CavaliersCLE31-21
4.4 ↑ 1 19 49.9 32.2 99% 6%
5
NuggetsDEN34-16
4.4 ↓ 2 29 53.5 28.5 >99% 9%
6
BucksMIL33-17
7.0 ↑ 1 20 51.3 30.7 >99% 6%
7
NetsBKN30-19
7.6 ↓ 1 25 49.7 32.4 98% 7%
8
HeatMIA28-23
11.2 ↑ 2 22 44.4 37.6 77% 1%
9
KnicksNY27-24
11.4 ↑ 2 17 43.4 38.6 71% 1%
10
KingsSAC27-21
12.2 ↓ 1 16 44.7 37.4 79% 2%
11
SunsPHX26-25
12.4 ↑ 1 11 43.3 38.8 76% 3%
12
WarriorsGS25-24
12.8 ↑ 2 18 42.4 39.6 65% 3%
13
ClippersLAC28-25
13.0 ↑ 3 30 43.1 38.9 70% 4%
14
PelicansNO26-25
14.0 ↓ 6 15 42.3 39.8 61% 1%
15
RaptorsTOR23-28
14.6 ↑ 3 3 39.5 42.5 31% <1%
16
MavericksDAL26-25
15.4 ↓ 3 14 42.5 39.5 66% 1%
17
HawksATL25-25
17.4 ↓ 2 21 41.1 40.9 47% <1%
18
JazzUTAH26-26
17.6 ↓ 1 12 41.2 40.8 51% <1%
19
TimberwolvesMIN27-25
18.4 ↑ 4 27 41.4 40.6 51% 1%
20
Trail BlazersPOR23-26
18.8 ↑ 2 23 39.2 42.8 30% <1%
21
BullsCHI23-26
19.2 - 4 39.7 42.3 34% <1%
22
ThunderOKC24-25
19.6 ↓ 3 2 39.6 42.5 31% <1%
23
WizardsWSH23-26
19.6 ↑ 1 7 39.9 42.1 34% <1%
24
LakersLAL23-27
22.4 ↓ 4 13 38.4 43.6 21% <1%
25
PacersIND24-28
24.2 - 6 36.7 45.3 9% <1%
26
MagicORL19-31
25.8 - 9 30.2 51.8 <1% <1%
27
HornetsCHA15-36
26.6 - 5 27.2 54.8 <1% <1%
28
PistonsDET13-38
28.2 - 1 22.4 59.6 <1% <1%
29
SpursSA14-36
29.0 - 8 22.2 59.8 <1% <1%
30
RocketsHOU12-38
29.6 - 10 20.1 62.0 <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
CelticsBOS 1 3 1 1 1 1.4
GrizzliesMEM 2 1 5 5 3 3.2
76ersPHI 4 4 3 2 5 3.6
CavaliersCLE 7 2 7 4 2 4.4
NuggetsDEN 3 6 2 7 4 4.4
BucksMIL 5 9 4 10 7 7.0
NetsBKN 10 5 6 11 6 7.6
HeatMIA 6 19 8 8 15 11.2
KnicksNY 11 7 10 19 10 11.4
KingsSAC 20 8 9 13 11 12.2
SunsPHX 17 14 14 9 8 12.4
WarriorsGS 9 24 12 6 13 12.8
ClippersLAC 12 22 11 3 17 13.0
PelicansNO 14 10 13 24 9 14.0
RaptorsTOR 8 18 21 14 12 14.6
MavericksDAL 16 12 18 17 14 15.4
HawksATL 13 21 19 15 19 17.4
JazzUTAH 15 17 15 18 23 17.6
TimberwolvesMIN 18 20 16 20 18 18.4
Trail BlazersPOR 22 13 23 16 20 18.8
BullsCHI 21 16 22 21 16 19.2
ThunderOKC 24 11 17 25 21 19.6
WizardsWSH 19 15 20 22 22 19.6
LakersLAL 28 23 25 12 24 22.4
PacersIND 23 26 24 23 25 24.2
MagicORL 26 25 26 26 26 25.8
HornetsCHA 25 27 27 27 27 26.6
PistonsDET 27 28 29 29 28 28.2
SpursSA 29 30 28 28 30 29.0
RocketsHOU 30 29 30 30 29 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
MagicORL 26 25 26 26 26 0.447
RocketsHOU 30 29 30 30 29 0.548
PistonsDET 27 28 29 29 28 0.837
HornetsCHA 25 27 27 27 27 0.894
CelticsBOS 1 3 1 1 1 0.894
SpursSA 29 30 28 28 30 1.000
76ersPHI 4 4 3 2 5 1.140
PacersIND 23 26 24 23 25 1.304
TimberwolvesMIN 18 20 16 20 18 1.673
GrizzliesMEM 2 1 5 5 3 1.789
NuggetsDEN 3 6 2 7 4 2.074
MavericksDAL 16 12 18 17 14 2.408
CavaliersCLE 7 2 7 4 2 2.510
BucksMIL 5 9 4 10 7 2.550
NetsBKN 10 5 6 11 6 2.702
WizardsWSH 19 15 20 22 22 2.881
BullsCHI 21 16 22 21 16 2.950
JazzUTAH 15 17 15 18 23 3.286
HawksATL 13 21 19 15 19 3.286
SunsPHX 17 14 14 9 8 3.782
Trail BlazersPOR 22 13 23 16 20 4.207
KnicksNY 11 7 10 19 10 4.506
KingsSAC 20 8 9 13 11 4.764
RaptorsTOR 8 18 21 14 12 5.079
HeatMIA 6 19 8 8 15 5.541
ThunderOKC 24 11 17 25 21 5.727
PelicansNO 14 10 13 24 9 5.958
LakersLAL 28 23 25 12 24 6.107
WarriorsGS 9 24 12 6 13 6.834
ClippersLAC 12 22 11 3 17 7.106