Updated Monday Nov. 28

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
CelticsBOS16-4
1.0 - 21 59.7 22.3 >99% 30%
2
BucksMIL14-5
3.2 ↑ 1 26 53.1 28.9 98% 11%
3
SunsPHX13-6
4.2 ↓ 1 25 53.1 28.9 97% 13%
4
CavaliersCLE13-7
5.0 - 19 50.9 31.1 94% 5%
5
76ersPHI11-9
7.2 ↑ 2 18 49.1 32.9 92% 7%
6
PelicansNO11-8
7.4 - 14 48.2 33.9 88% 4%
7
GrizzliesMEM12-8
8.2 ↑ 4 23 49.0 33.0 91% 6%
8
NuggetsDEN12-7
8.8 ↑ 2 30 48.4 33.7 87% 3%
9
MavericksDAL9-10
9.2 ↓ 4 4 45.5 36.5 79% 3%
10
RaptorsTOR10-9
10.2 ↓ 2 20 45.1 36.9 77% 1%
11
NetsBKN10-11
11.8 ↑ 3 9 44.5 37.5 74% 3%
12
WarriorsGS11-10
12.0 - 22 46.0 36.0 81% 5%
13
HawksATL11-9
12.4 ↓ 4 7 45.0 37.1 73% 1%
14
JazzUTAH12-10
14.4 ↓ 1 13 42.1 39.9 57% 1%
15
HeatMIA10-11
15.4 ↑ 4 11 43.9 38.1 70% 2%
16
KingsSAC10-8
16.0 ↓ 1 16 40.3 41.7 42% <1%
17
ClippersLAC12-9
16.4 ↑ 1 29 42.8 39.3 57% 2%
18
Trail BlazersPOR11-9
16.6 ↓ 2 3 42.0 40.0 53% <1%
19
TimberwolvesMIN10-10
17.4 ↓ 2 27 40.9 41.1 47% 1%
20
BullsCHI8-11
19.4 ↑ 3 1 39.5 42.5 40% <1%
21
WizardsWSH10-10
20.0 ↓ 1 6 37.9 44.2 28% <1%
22
PacersIND11-8
20.2 - 28 35.8 46.3 19% <1%
23
KnicksNY9-11
21.0 ↓ 2 8 37.7 44.3 28% <1%
24
LakersLAL7-11
23.8 ↑ 1 15 35.1 47.0 18% 1%
25
ThunderOKC8-12
25.0 ↓ 1 10 29.6 52.4 2% <1%
26
HornetsCHA6-14
25.0 - 24 31.8 50.2 7% <1%
27
MagicORL5-15
28.2 - 17 23.9 58.1 <1% <1%
28
SpursSA6-15
28.4 - 12 24.7 57.4 <1% <1%
29
RocketsHOU5-14
28.6 - 5 22.7 59.4 <1% <1%
30
PistonsDET5-17
28.6 - 2 22.8 59.3 <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
CelticsBOS 1 1 1 1 1 1.0
BucksMIL 2 5 2 3 4 3.2
SunsPHX 10 4 3 2 2 4.2
CavaliersCLE 11 3 4 4 3 5.0
76ersPHI 7 6 11 6 6 7.2
PelicansNO 14 2 6 10 5 7.4
GrizzliesMEM 3 9 7 14 8 8.2
NuggetsDEN 4 14 5 9 12 8.8
MavericksDAL 6 7 16 7 10 9.2
RaptorsTOR 9 10 12 11 9 10.2
NetsBKN 12 8 20 12 7 11.8
WarriorsGS 5 21 15 8 11 12.0
HawksATL 13 20 9 5 15 12.4
JazzUTAH 18 11 8 15 20 14.4
HeatMIA 8 22 21 13 13 15.4
KingsSAC 19 12 14 17 18 16.0
ClippersLAC 16 15 17 18 16 16.4
Trail BlazersPOR 23 13 10 20 17 16.6
TimberwolvesMIN 15 19 18 16 19 17.4
BullsCHI 20 16 23 24 14 19.4
WizardsWSH 22 17 19 19 23 20.0
PacersIND 21 18 13 25 24 20.2
KnicksNY 17 24 22 21 21 21.0
LakersLAL 24 25 25 23 22 23.8
ThunderOKC 27 23 24 26 25 25.0
HornetsCHA 25 26 26 22 26 25.0
MagicORL 28 27 30 28 28 28.2
SpursSA 26 30 29 27 30 28.4
RocketsHOU 30 28 27 29 29 28.6
PistonsDET 29 29 28 30 27 28.6

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
CelticsBOS 1 1 1 1 1 0.000
MagicORL 28 27 30 28 28 1.095
RocketsHOU 30 28 27 29 29 1.140
ClippersLAC 16 15 17 18 16 1.140
PistonsDET 29 29 28 30 27 1.140
LakersLAL 24 25 25 23 22 1.304
RaptorsTOR 9 10 12 11 9 1.304
BucksMIL 2 5 2 3 4 1.304
ThunderOKC 27 23 24 26 25 1.581
HornetsCHA 25 26 26 22 26 1.732
TimberwolvesMIN 15 19 18 16 19 1.817
SpursSA 26 30 29 27 30 1.817
76ersPHI 7 6 11 6 6 2.168
WizardsWSH 22 17 19 19 23 2.449
KnicksNY 17 24 22 21 21 2.550
KingsSAC 19 12 14 17 18 2.915
SunsPHX 10 4 3 2 2 3.347
CavaliersCLE 11 3 4 4 3 3.391
GrizzliesMEM 3 9 7 14 8 3.962
MavericksDAL 6 7 16 7 10 4.087
NuggetsDEN 4 14 5 9 12 4.324
BullsCHI 20 16 23 24 14 4.336
PelicansNO 14 2 6 10 5 4.669
PacersIND 21 18 13 25 24 4.868
JazzUTAH 18 11 8 15 20 4.930
NetsBKN 12 8 20 12 7 5.119
Trail BlazersPOR 23 13 10 20 17 5.225
HawksATL 13 20 9 5 15 5.727
HeatMIA 8 22 21 13 13 5.941
WarriorsGS 5 21 15 8 11 6.245