Updated Sunday Apr. 11

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
JazzUTAH40-13
1.0 - 19 54.7 17.3 >99% 29%
2
ClippersLAC36-18
3.2 ↑ 3 12 48.1 23.9 >99% 12%
3
SunsPHX37-15
3.8 - 1 50.2 21.8 >99% 6%
4
76ersPHI36-17
4.8 - 26 48.9 23.1 >99% 11%
5
BucksMIL32-20
5.4 ↓ 3 30 45.6 26.5 >99% 9%
6
NuggetsDEN34-18
5.6 - 9 47.1 25.0 >99% 6%
7
NetsBKN36-17
6.4 - 21 47.4 24.6 >99% 14%
8
MavericksDAL29-22
8.6 - 3 42.8 29.3 95% 1%
9
LakersLAL33-20
9.6 - 4 44.7 27.3 >99% 8%
10
CelticsBOS27-26
9.8 - 28 39.0 33.0 94% 1%
11
HeatMIA27-25
12.4 ↑ 1 20 37.8 34.2 88% 1%
12
GrizzliesMEM26-24
12.6 ↑ 4 2 38.1 33.9 58% <1%
13
Trail BlazersPOR31-21
12.8 ↓ 2 13 40.9 31.1 86% <1%
14
HawksATL28-25
13.0 ↓ 1 14 38.6 33.4 91% 1%
15
RaptorsTOR21-32
16.0 ↓ 1 29 31.3 40.7 22% <1%
16
PacersIND24-27
16.0 ↓ 1 27 35.4 36.6 60% <1%
17
PelicansNO23-29
16.4 - 10 33.4 38.6 22% <1%
18
WarriorsGS25-28
17.8 ↑ 3 24 34.7 37.3 29% <1%
19
HornetsCHA27-24
18.6 ↓ 1 18 37.5 34.6 84% <1%
20
KnicksNY26-27
19.4 ↓ 1 6 33.9 38.1 41% <1%
21
BullsCHI22-29
20.6 ↑ 2 11 31.4 40.6 18% <1%
22
SpursSA24-26
21.0 ↓ 2 17 32.5 39.5 8% <1%
23
KingsSAC22-31
21.6 ↓ 1 7 30.3 41.7 3% <1%
24
WizardsWSH19-33
24.2 - 23 28.0 44.0 1% <1%
25
PistonsDET16-37
25.4 - 22 23.9 48.1 <1% <1%
26
RocketsHOU14-39
26.4 ↑ 1 16 19.6 52.5 <1% <1%
27
MagicORL17-35
27.0 ↓ 1 25 23.4 48.6 <1% <1%
28
TimberwolvesMIN13-40
27.8 - 5 19.1 52.9 <1% <1%
29
CavaliersCLE19-33
28.6 ↑ 1 8 25.4 46.6 <1% <1%
30
ThunderOKC20-33
29.2 ↓ 1 15 25.1 46.9 <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 1 1 1.0
ClippersLAC 3 2 2 7 2 3.2
SunsPHX 4 3 3 6 3 3.8
76ersPHI 5 5 4 4 6 4.8
BucksMIL 10 4 6 3 4 5.4
NuggetsDEN 2 7 5 9 5 5.6
NetsBKN 9 6 7 2 8 6.4
MavericksDAL 6 9 9 10 9 8.6
LakersLAL 13 8 8 12 7 9.6
CelticsBOS 7 12 12 8 10 9.8
HeatMIA 11 17 14 5 15 12.4
GrizzliesMEM 12 11 10 18 12 12.6
Trail BlazersPOR 8 18 13 11 14 12.8
HawksATL 14 10 11 19 11 13.0
RaptorsTOR 17 15 22 13 13 16.0
PacersIND 15 16 16 17 16 16.0
PelicansNO 16 14 19 16 17 16.4
WarriorsGS 18 21 18 14 18 17.8
HornetsCHA 21 22 15 15 20 18.6
KnicksNY 23 13 17 25 19 19.4
BullsCHI 20 20 21 21 21 20.6
SpursSA 22 19 20 22 22 21.0
KingsSAC 19 23 23 20 23 21.6
WizardsWSH 24 24 24 24 25 24.2
PistonsDET 27 25 25 26 24 25.4
RocketsHOU 28 26 29 23 26 26.4
MagicORL 26 27 28 27 27 27.0
TimberwolvesMIN 25 28 30 28 28 27.8
CavaliersCLE 29 29 27 29 29 28.6
ThunderOKC 30 30 26 30 30 29.2

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 1 1 0.000
WizardsWSH 24 24 24 24 25 0.447
BullsCHI 20 20 21 21 21 0.548
MagicORL 26 27 28 27 27 0.707
PacersIND 15 16 16 17 16 0.707
76ersPHI 5 5 4 4 6 0.837
CavaliersCLE 29 29 27 29 29 0.894
PistonsDET 27 25 25 26 24 1.140
SunsPHX 4 3 3 6 3 1.304
SpursSA 22 19 20 22 22 1.414
MavericksDAL 6 9 9 10 9 1.517
ThunderOKC 30 30 26 30 30 1.789
TimberwolvesMIN 25 28 30 28 28 1.789
PelicansNO 16 14 19 16 17 1.817
KingsSAC 19 23 23 20 23 1.949
ClippersLAC 3 2 2 7 2 2.168
CelticsBOS 7 12 12 8 10 2.280
RocketsHOU 28 26 29 23 26 2.302
WarriorsGS 18 21 18 14 18 2.490
NuggetsDEN 2 7 5 9 5 2.608
NetsBKN 9 6 7 2 8 2.702
LakersLAL 13 8 8 12 7 2.702
BucksMIL 10 4 6 3 4 2.793
GrizzliesMEM 12 11 10 18 12 3.130
HornetsCHA 21 22 15 15 20 3.362
HawksATL 14 10 11 19 11 3.674
Trail BlazersPOR 8 18 13 11 14 3.701
RaptorsTOR 17 15 22 13 13 3.742
HeatMIA 11 17 14 5 15 4.669
KnicksNY 23 13 17 25 19 4.775