NBA BASKETBALL Teams RANKINGS

The Dunkel Index analyzes game data to produce a power rating for each team. Those ratings are the basis for our game predictions.

BASKETBALL: NBA RANKINGS

Sport

League

Season


  • W / L RTG
    Index rating for the season adjusted for won/loss record.
  • SEA RTG
    Pure Index rating for season.
  • REC RTG
    Most recent pure Index rating.
  • HI
    Highest pure Index rating for season.
  • LO
    Lowest pure Index rating for season.
  • W/L +/-
    Percentage increase/decrease for pure Index rating over previous season.
  • SEA +/-
    Percentage increase/decrease for pure Index rating over previous season.
  • 20 W/L
    Adjusted Index rating for 2020 season.
  • 20 SEA
    Pure Index rating for 2020 season.

Regular Season

RANK TEAMS RECORD W / L RTG SEA RTG REC RTG HI LO 20 W/L 20 SEA W/L +/- SEA +/-
1 Utah Jazz 52-20 147.602 123.955 0.000 131.113 114.768 130.726 118.903 0.13% 0.04%
2 Phoenix Suns 51-21 144.389 122.220 0.000 127.290 116.223 111.997 115.692 0.29% 0.06%
3 Philadelphia 76ers 49-23 140.585 121.372 0.000 128.062 116.054 128.676 119.069 0.09% 0.02%
4 Los Angeles Clippers 47-25 138.087 121.830 0.000 127.826 113.111 142.538 123.325 -0.03% -0.01%
5 Denver Nuggets 47-25 137.846 121.589 0.000 125.380 117.139 132.575 118.535 0.04% 0.03%
6 Brooklyn Nets 48-24 137.540 119.804 0.000 125.143 114.348 114.838 116.316 0.20% 0.03%
7 Milwaukee Bucks 46-26 136.213 121.434 0.000 127.298 116.724 153.346 124.526 -0.11% -0.02%
8 Los Angeles Lakers 42-30 129.428 120.560 0.000 128.533 113.369 148.509 124.122 -0.13% -0.03%
9 Dallas Mavericks 42-30 128.223 119.355 0.000 125.720 113.582 129.123 120.995 -0.01% -0.01%
10 Portland Trail Blazers 42-30 126.232 117.364 0.000 125.744 112.098 113.496 116.452 0.11% 0.01%
11 New York Knicks 41-31 125.592 118.202 0.000 125.931 109.969 93.743 111.478 0.34% 0.06%
12 Atlanta Hawks 41-31 125.294 117.905 0.000 123.223 112.973 90.736 110.689 0.38% 0.07%
13 Miami Heat 40-32 123.166 117.254 0.000 122.802 111.008 129.620 118.535 -0.05% -0.01%
14 Memphis Grizzlies 38-34 121.801 118.845 0.000 125.188 113.852 113.305 116.999 0.07% 0.02%
15 Golden State Warriors 39-33 120.837 116.403 0.000 123.506 106.387 84.607 110.471 0.43% 0.05%
16 Boston Celtics 36-36 118.369 118.369 0.000 125.384 113.042 139.534 121.799 -0.15% -0.03%
17 Indiana Pacers 34-38 113.440 116.396 0.000 120.586 112.073 131.329 118.766 -0.14% -0.02%
18 San Antonio Spurs 33-39 113.031 117.465 114.901 121.741 110.787 111.145 116.318 0.02% 0.01%
19 Washington Wizards 34-38 111.565 114.521 0.000 121.968 106.542 96.650 112.907 0.15% 0.01%
20 Charlotte Hornets 33-39 111.437 115.871 111.322 120.538 111.322 97.942 111.982 0.14% 0.03%
21 New Orleans Pelicans 31-41 109.848 117.238 115.207 121.520 112.266 108.856 117.724 0.01% 0.00%
22 Chicago Bulls 31-41 107.833 115.222 119.646 119.910 107.061 97.414 112.932 0.11% 0.02%
23 Sacramento Kings 31-41 106.275 113.665 114.420 119.974 107.006 108.811 116.200 -0.02% -0.02%
24 Toronto Raptors 27-45 102.986 116.287 111.992 121.395 107.417 146.987 121.862 -0.30% -0.05%
25 Minnesota Timberwolves 23-49 91.705 110.918 117.495 119.162 104.908 93.364 112.577 -0.02% -0.01%
26 Cleveland Cavaliers 22-50 89.154 109.845 105.891 118.058 102.648 90.638 110.590 -0.02% -0.01%
27 Detroit Pistons 20-52 89.097 112.745 109.669 117.013 105.856 92.636 111.850 -0.04% 0.01%
28 Oklahoma City Thunder 22-50 88.934 109.625 103.040 118.323 99.395 131.439 119.615 -0.32% -0.08%
29 Orlando Magic 21-51 87.675 109.845 103.245 117.983 102.351 111.499 116.672 -0.21% -0.06%
30 Houston Rockets 17-55 82.803 110.884 110.763 123.451 101.507 131.168 119.344 -0.37% -0.07%
Rankings not yet available for this season

Postseason

RANK TEAMS RECORD W / L RTG SEA RTG REC RTG HI LO 20 W/L 20 SEA W/L +/- SEA +/-
1 Milwaukee Bucks 16-7 133.156 126.505 130.791 130.791 119.938 119.742 119.742 0.11% 0.06%
2 Phoenix Suns 14-8 131.243 126.810 127.446 131.414 119.530 0.000 0.000 0% 0%
3 Brooklyn Nets 7-5 126.889 125.411 124.082 129.213 123.286 114.312 117.267 0.11% 0.07%
4 Philadelphia 76ers 7-5 126.406 124.928 124.472 127.708 121.016 116.205 119.161 0.09% 0.05%
5 Atlanta Hawks 10-8 125.409 123.931 123.534 126.157 121.662 0.000 0.000 0% 0%
6 Utah Jazz 6-5 124.150 123.411 120.184 125.893 120.184 117.221 117.960 0.06% 0.05%
7 Los Angeles Clippers 10-9 123.937 123.198 126.000 129.845 116.239 123.717 122.978 0.00% 0.00%
8 Portland Trail Blazers 2-4 122.668 124.146 121.948 126.824 121.948 116.460 117.938 0.05% 0.05%
9 Denver Nuggets 4-6 120.557 122.035 120.541 124.724 119.848 117.754 118.493 0.02% 0.03%
10 Golden State Warriors 0-2 120.316 121.794 121.101 122.488 121.101 0.000 0.000 0% 0%
11 Los Angeles Lakers 3-4 119.245 119.984 117.626 122.876 117.626 131.309 123.180 -0.09% -0.03%
12 Memphis Grizzlies 3-4 119.109 119.848 118.393 121.581 118.393 58.845 59.584 1.02% 1.01%
13 New York Knicks 1-4 117.996 120.213 118.286 122.232 118.286 0.000 0.000 0% 0%
14 Indiana Pacers 1-1 117.271 117.271 115.732 118.811 115.732 113.830 116.786 0.03% 0.00%
15 Dallas Mavericks 3-4 116.535 117.274 115.337 119.973 115.331 116.459 117.937 0.00% -0.01%
16 Boston Celtics 2-4 115.977 117.455 116.430 118.605 116.399 129.051 126.834 -0.10% -0.07%
17 Washington Wizards 2-5 115.202 117.419 116.017 120.252 114.870 0.000 0.000 0% 0%
18 San Antonio Spurs 0-1 114.197 114.936 114.936 114.936 114.936 0.000 0.000 0% 0%
19 Miami Heat 0-4 112.971 115.927 113.515 119.330 113.515 128.868 123.695 -0.12% -0.06%
20 Charlotte Hornets 0-1 109.100 109.839 109.839 109.839 109.839 0.000 0.000 0% 0%
Rankings not yet available for this season

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