Updated Friday Apr. 12

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
WarriorsGS57-25
1.6 - 20 57.0 25.0 >99% 40%
2
BucksMIL60-22
1.8 ↑ 3 30 60.0 22.0 >99% 22%
3
RaptorsTOR58-24
2.8 ↓ 1 29 58.0 24.0 >99% 14%
4
RocketsHOU53-29
4.4 ↓ 1 15 53.0 29.0 >99% 4%
5
JazzUTAH50-32
5.0 ↓ 1 19 50.0 32.0 >99% 5%
6
CelticsBOS49-33
7.4 - 28 49.0 33.0 >99% 4%
7
NuggetsDEN54-28
7.6 ↑ 1 6 54.0 28.0 >99% 3%
8
ThunderOKC49-33
7.8 ↑ 1 17 49.0 33.0 >99% 2%
9
Trail BlazersPOR53-29
8.0 ↓ 2 11 53.0 29.0 >99% 4%
10
76ersPHI51-31
9.8 - 25 51.0 31.0 >99% 3%
11
PacersIND48-34
10.6 - 27 48.0 34.0 >99% 2%
12
SpursSA48-34
12.0 - 14 48.0 34.0 >99% 1%
13
ClippersLAC48-34
12.6 - 12 48.0 34.0 >99% <1%
14
MagicORL42-40
14.0 ↑ 1 26 42.0 40.0 >99% <1%
15
HeatMIA39-43
15.6 ↓ 1 22 39.0 43.0 <1% <1%
16
PistonsDET41-41
16.2 - 18 41.0 41.0 >99% <1%
17
NetsBKN42-40
17.4 ↑ 2 23 42.0 40.0 >99% <1%
18
TimberwolvesMIN36-46
19.4 ↓ 1 5 36.0 46.0 <1% <1%
19
KingsSAC39-43
19.8 ↓ 1 7 39.0 43.0 <1% <1%
20
HornetsCHA39-43
20.4 ↑ 3 21 39.0 43.0 <1% <1%
21
PelicansNO33-49
20.4 ↓ 1 9 33.0 49.0 <1% <1%
22
LakersLAL37-45
20.8 - 4 37.0 45.0 <1% <1%
23
MavericksDAL33-49
21.2 ↓ 2 3 33.0 49.0 <1% <1%
24
WizardsWSH32-50
24.2 - 24 32.0 50.0 <1% <1%
25
GrizzliesMEM33-49
25.2 ↑ 1 2 33.0 49.0 <1% <1%
26
HawksATL29-53
25.6 ↓ 1 16 29.0 53.0 <1% <1%
27
BullsCHI22-60
27.0 - 13 22.0 60.0 <1% <1%
28
KnicksNY17-65
28.4 - 8 17.0 65.0 <1% <1%
29
SunsPHX19-63
28.6 ↑ 1 1 19.0 63.0 <1% <1%
30
CavaliersCLE19-63
29.4 ↓ 1 10 19.0 63.0 <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
WarriorsGS 1 2 1 2 2 1.6
BucksMIL 4 1 2 1 1 1.8
RaptorsTOR 2 3 3 3 3 2.8
RocketsHOU 3 6 4 4 5 4.4
JazzUTAH 5 4 7 5 4 5.0
CelticsBOS 8 5 11 6 7 7.4
NuggetsDEN 7 11 6 8 6 7.6
ThunderOKC 6 7 8 9 9 7.8
Trail BlazersPOR 10 10 5 7 8 8.0
76ersPHI 9 9 10 11 10 9.8
PacersIND 11 8 13 10 11 10.6
SpursSA 12 12 12 12 12 12.0
ClippersLAC 15 13 9 13 13 12.6
MagicORL 13 14 14 15 14 14.0
HeatMIA 17 16 16 14 15 15.6
PistonsDET 14 18 17 16 16 16.2
NetsBKN 16 17 15 20 19 17.4
TimberwolvesMIN 18 21 21 19 18 19.4
KingsSAC 20 15 19 22 23 19.8
HornetsCHA 19 20 18 23 22 20.4
PelicansNO 23 23 22 17 17 20.4
LakersLAL 24 22 20 18 20 20.8
MavericksDAL 22 19 23 21 21 21.2
WizardsWSH 21 25 26 24 25 24.2
GrizzliesMEM 29 24 24 25 24 25.2
HawksATL 25 26 25 26 26 25.6
BullsCHI 26 28 27 27 27 27.0
KnicksNY 27 27 30 29 29 28.4
SunsPHX 30 29 28 28 28 28.6
CavaliersCLE 28 30 29 30 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
SpursSA 12 12 12 12 12 0.000
RaptorsTOR 2 3 3 3 3 0.447
WarriorsGS 1 2 1 2 2 0.548
HawksATL 25 26 25 26 26 0.548
BullsCHI 26 28 27 27 27 0.707
MagicORL 13 14 14 15 14 0.707
76ersPHI 9 9 10 11 10 0.837
SunsPHX 30 29 28 28 28 0.894
CavaliersCLE 28 30 29 30 30 0.894
HeatMIA 17 16 16 14 15 1.140
RocketsHOU 3 6 4 4 5 1.140
JazzUTAH 5 4 7 5 4 1.225
ThunderOKC 6 7 8 9 9 1.304
BucksMIL 4 1 2 1 1 1.304
KnicksNY 27 27 30 29 29 1.342
PistonsDET 14 18 17 16 16 1.483
MavericksDAL 22 19 23 21 21 1.483
TimberwolvesMIN 18 21 21 19 18 1.517
PacersIND 11 8 13 10 11 1.817
WizardsWSH 21 25 26 24 25 1.924
NetsBKN 16 17 15 20 19 2.074
NuggetsDEN 7 11 6 8 6 2.074
HornetsCHA 19 20 18 23 22 2.074
Trail BlazersPOR 10 10 5 7 8 2.121
GrizzliesMEM 29 24 24 25 24 2.168
ClippersLAC 15 13 9 13 13 2.191
LakersLAL 24 22 20 18 20 2.280
CelticsBOS 8 5 11 6 7 2.302
KingsSAC 20 15 19 22 23 3.114
PelicansNO 23 23 22 17 17 3.130