Updated Monday Mar. 25

2018-19 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
BucksMIL55-19
1.2 - 30 60.8 21.2 >99% 27%
2
WarriorsGS50-23
1.8 - 14 56.2 25.9 >99% 28%
3
RaptorsTOR51-23
3.2 - 22 57.1 24.9 >99% 14%
4
JazzUTAH43-30
5.4 ↑ 1 10 49.6 32.4 >99% 5%
5
RocketsHOU47-27
6.2 ↑ 3 12 51.7 30.3 >99% 4%
6
NuggetsDEN49-23
6.8 - 18 54.8 27.2 >99% 7%
7
CelticsBOS43-31
7.0 ↓ 3 27 48.6 33.4 >99% 3%
8
76ersPHI47-26
8.0 ↑ 1 21 53.0 29.0 >99% 3%
9
Trail BlazersPOR45-27
8.4 ↑ 1 6 51.0 31.0 >99% 3%
10
ThunderOKC43-30
8.8 ↓ 3 16 48.4 33.6 >99% 3%
11
PacersIND45-29
10.2 - 28 49.2 32.8 >99% 3%
12
SpursSA43-31
12.2 - 4 47.8 34.2 >99% 2%
13
ClippersLAC44-30
12.6 - 17 48.0 34.1 >99% <1%
14
HeatMIA36-37
15.8 - 24 40.2 41.9 65% <1%
15
PistonsDET37-36
16.8 - 20 41.7 40.3 92% <1%
16
PelicansNO31-44
17.0 ↑ 1 7 35.4 46.6 <1% <1%
17
MagicORL35-38
17.0 ↑ 2 26 39.0 43.0 40% <1%
18
TimberwolvesMIN33-40
17.8 ↓ 2 13 36.9 45.1 <1% <1%
19
KingsSAC36-37
18.4 ↓ 1 9 39.8 42.2 <1% <1%
20
NetsBKN38-36
19.4 - 29 40.7 41.3 89% <1%
21
HornetsCHA34-39
20.2 ↑ 1 23 37.3 44.8 14% <1%
22
LakersLAL32-41
20.2 ↓ 1 8 35.3 46.7 <1% <1%
23
MavericksDAL29-44
21.8 - 2 33.2 48.8 <1% <1%
24
WizardsWSH30-44
24.2 - 19 33.6 48.4 <1% <1%
25
GrizzliesMEM29-44
24.6 - 3 32.4 49.7 <1% <1%
26
HawksATL26-48
26.0 - 25 28.1 54.0 <1% <1%
27
BullsCHI21-53
27.0 - 15 23.3 58.7 <1% <1%
28
SunsPHX17-57
28.2 - 1 19.6 62.4 <1% <1%
29
CavaliersCLE19-55
29.4 ↑ 1 11 21.1 60.9 <1% <1%
30
KnicksNY14-60
29.4 ↓ 1 5 16.8 65.3 <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
BucksMIL 2 1 1 1 1 1.2
WarriorsGS 1 2 2 2 2 1.8
RaptorsTOR 4 3 3 3 3 3.2
JazzUTAH 7 4 7 5 4 5.4
RocketsHOU 3 11 4 7 6 6.2
NuggetsDEN 9 9 5 6 5 6.8
CelticsBOS 6 5 13 4 7 7.0
76ersPHI 5 7 8 10 10 8.0
Trail BlazersPOR 10 10 6 8 8 8.4
ThunderOKC 8 8 10 9 9 8.8
PacersIND 11 6 12 11 11 10.2
SpursSA 14 12 11 12 12 12.2
ClippersLAC 15 13 9 13 13 12.6
HeatMIA 19 15 14 15 16 15.8
PistonsDET 13 21 16 17 17 16.8
PelicansNO 17 19 21 14 14 17.0
MagicORL 12 17 17 21 18 17.0
TimberwolvesMIN 20 18 20 16 15 17.8
KingsSAC 22 14 18 19 19 18.4
NetsBKN 21 16 15 22 23 19.4
HornetsCHA 18 20 19 23 21 20.2
LakersLAL 16 23 22 18 22 20.2
MavericksDAL 24 22 23 20 20 21.8
WizardsWSH 23 24 25 24 25 24.2
GrizzliesMEM 25 25 24 25 24 24.6
HawksATL 26 26 26 26 26 26.0
BullsCHI 27 27 27 27 27 27.0
SunsPHX 28 29 28 28 28 28.2
CavaliersCLE 29 30 29 30 29 29.4
KnicksNY 30 28 30 29 30 29.4

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
BullsCHI 27 27 27 27 27 0.000
HawksATL 26 26 26 26 26 0.000
BucksMIL 2 1 1 1 1 0.447
SunsPHX 28 29 28 28 28 0.447
RaptorsTOR 4 3 3 3 3 0.447
WarriorsGS 1 2 2 2 2 0.447
CavaliersCLE 29 30 29 30 29 0.548
GrizzliesMEM 25 25 24 25 24 0.548
WizardsWSH 23 24 25 24 25 0.837
ThunderOKC 8 8 10 9 9 0.837
KnicksNY 30 28 30 29 30 0.894
SpursSA 14 12 11 12 12 1.095
JazzUTAH 7 4 7 5 4 1.517
Trail BlazersPOR 10 10 6 8 8 1.673
MavericksDAL 24 22 23 20 20 1.789
HornetsCHA 18 20 19 23 21 1.924
HeatMIA 19 15 14 15 16 1.924
NuggetsDEN 9 9 5 6 5 2.049
76ersPHI 5 7 8 10 10 2.121
ClippersLAC 15 13 9 13 13 2.191
TimberwolvesMIN 20 18 20 16 15 2.280
PacersIND 11 6 12 11 11 2.387
PistonsDET 13 21 16 17 17 2.864
KingsSAC 22 14 18 19 19 2.881
LakersLAL 16 23 22 18 22 3.033
PelicansNO 17 19 21 14 14 3.082
RocketsHOU 3 11 4 7 6 3.114
MagicORL 12 17 17 21 18 3.240
CelticsBOS 6 5 13 4 7 3.536
NetsBKN 21 16 15 22 23 3.647