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NBA Power Rankings 2022

Latest NBA Power Rankings

Week 24  (March 23rd – March 29th)

Power Ranking updated on March 29th

  • The Suns will likely go into the postseason ahead of the rest, with the team that got to the NBA Finals last year showing why they’re among top contenders again this season.
  • The Head move up a place, with some strong performances and showing how they intend to play in the Playoffs.
  • The Nuggets move up into the top 10 with a string of wins, while Doncic’s Mavericks drop out into 11th.
  • The Pistons and Magic haven’t really gotten started this season and it shows as they occupy the bottom stops in the power rankings.

Who’s hot and who’s cold in the hunt for the NBA 2021-22 title?

The conference standings don’t always tell what’s up and what’s down, so use our Power Rankings to make sure you know that you are in the know. Power rankings are updated after each NBA Regular season match week after every NBA Playoff game.

How does it work? We base our Power Ranking model on an improved version of Glicko (Glicko-2) that values ​​the strength of a team fighting for the NBA Title week after week, based on a rating, deviation and volatility.

NBA Power Rankings Past Updates

Week 1 (October 20th – October 25th)

  • After week one, surprisingly it’s the Charlotte Hornets who are atop of the rankings.
  • The Chicago Bulls have also had an excellent start, leading in the East and the best overall record of 4-0 so far.
  • As the bookmakers expected, it’s the Golden State Warriors that have started excellently this season, going 3-0 and leading in the Western Conference.
  • It’s the New Orleans Pelicans and the Oklahoma City Thunder who are occupying the bottom fo the rankings this week.

Week 2 (October 26th – November 1st)

  • The Golden State Warriors are top of the league and climbed +2 places in the league this week.
  • The rest of the top five is made up of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Washington Wizards, and last seasons’ heroes the Utah Jazz.
  • The LA Lakers are the best performing team in the league this week climbing +12 in the rankings.
  • At the bottom of the rankings, we have Orlando Magic, who are sitting on a -6 place drop this week.

Week 3 (November 2nd – November 8th)

  • The Golden State Warriors are well ahead of things, leading the power rankings 7-1.
  • The best performing teams in the league this week are the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns, who are 9th and 10th in the rankings, respectively.
  • The Mavericks have also enjoyed some great results, with Luka Doncic starring as they move up to 8th outright.
  • The Pelicans continue to struggle, now sitting at the very bottom of the rankings with a record of 1-9 overall.

Week 4 (November 8th – November 15th)

  • The Golden State Warriors have shown they are very much title contenders once again, with Steph Curry playing his usual world-class basketball.
  • Surprisingly it’s the Wizards and Suns that make up the second and third places, as the LA teams struggle to make their usual impact.
  • Having said that, the Clippers are the most improved team this week climbing some +11 places in the rankings and sitting 8th outright.
  • It’s Doc Rivers 76ers that struggle to really deliver this week, dropping -11 points and sitting way down in 13th overall.

Week 5 (November 16th – November 22nd)

  • Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are the teams to beat this season, dominating the league and looking like championship material already.
  • Last seasons’ finalists the Phoenix Suns are still very much in the mix, sitting second in the rankings outright.
  • The Nets, Bulls, and Wizards are the other teams making up the top 5, with Washington really surprising basketball fans this season.
  • The most improved team this week is the Milwaukee Bucks, who have not been performing that well this season so far.

Week 6 (November 23rd – November 29th)

  • Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors continue to soar, only losing 2 games for the entire season.
  • The Bucks and Hawks are the best performers in the rankings this week, both climbing +6 in the rankings.
  • It’s the Denver Nuggets who are the biggest losers, who have crashed down through the rankings losing -11 points overall.
  • At the bottom end of the table, we have the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets who are really struggling.

Week 7 (November 30th – December 6th)

  • Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors cannot be stopped at the moment, they are the team to beat this season.
  • The Suns performed very well last season under the new coach. Now sitting in second, they don’t look too slow up.
  • The other teams in the top 5 are the Nets, Jazz, and Bulls.
  • The three teams at the other end of the table are the Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, and Orlando Magic, respectively.

Week 8 (December 7th – December 13th)

  • The Phoenix Suns remain one of the teams to beat in the NBA, after an excellent season last year, sitting atop of the rankings.
  • The Golden State Warriors drop a point but remain the second-best team in the rankings so far this season.
  • The Nets, Jazz, and Bucks are the other teams in the top 5 and are beginning to close the gap between them and the top 2.
  • The other end of the table is much the same, with the Rockets, Pelicans, Magic, and Pistons sitting in the bottom 4 spots.

Week 9 (December 14th – December 20th)

  • The Phoenix Suns look to make a run at the championship again this season and are atop of the rankings this week.
  • The Warriors may have had a few hiccups recently, but Steph Curry and the Bay area boys are still amongst the best in second.
  • The Nets, Jazz and a surprise entry for the Cavaliers make up the top 5 this week.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers continue to struggle and sit 16th after losing -5 places this week.

Week 10 (December 21st – December 27th)

  • Despite difficulties on the road, the Golden State remains top of the league just edging out last seasons’ finalists the Phoenix Suns.
  • The Nets, Jazz, and Bulls are the other teams to make up the top 5 in the NBA power rankings this week.
  • The Bulls are atop of the Eastern Conference and seem to be unstoppable at the moment.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are the worst-performing team this week, dropping -6 in the rankings and moving to 16th outright.

Week 11 (December 28th – January 3rd)

  • The Golden State Warriors continue to lead the NBA Power Rankings in week 11, with some excellent performances and Curry continuing to shine.
  • The Phoneix Suns look to be the only other team that can compete with the Warriors in the Western Conference, jostling with that top spot.
  • The Denver Nuggets are showing strength this week, climbing +4 in the rankings and moving into 11th outright.
  • Right at the bottom of the pile, we have the Pistons and Magic. They’ve struggled throughout the season and don’t look to show any promise.

Week 12 (January 4th – January 10th)

  • The Phoenix Suns have been so persistent in the last couple of years, so it’s no surprise to see them at the top of the NBA power rankings this week.
  • They knock the Golden State Warriors off their perch, with the Bulls, Jazz, and Grizzlies making up the top five.
  • The Raptors are our most improved team this week, climbing +7 in the rankings and sitting 11th overall.
  • The Nuggets and Clippers are the teams that have suffered this week, both dropping -4 places in the table.

Week 13 (January 11th – January 17th)

  • The Phoenix Suns remain atop of the rankings this week, with the Warriors right down their throats and just behind them.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have been led all the way to third in the rankings, with Ja Morant playing very well.
  • The Knicks and Trail Blazers are the most improved teams this week, climbing +4 in the rankings this week.
  • The Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons are the worst teams this week and occupy the bottom two spots in the rankings.

Week 14 (January 18th – January 24th)

  • Phoenix Suns remain top of the pile as we go into week 14, with a string of wins they look to leave the Golden State in second.
  • The Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat climb into the top 5, moving up +1 and +2 in the rankings, respectively.
  • The Chicago Bulls lose their first spot in the Eastern Conference and drop -3 places, now sitting 7th in the rankings.
  • The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have both enjoyed good weeks, climbing +2 each in the rankings.

Week 15 (January 25th – January 31st)

  • Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns are looking like the best team in the NBA once again, winning 11 games in a row at the moment.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the most improved teams this week, climbing +3 places in the rankings.
  • A rough week for the L.A. Lakers, Washington Wizards, and the New York Knicks, who all dropped -3 places.
  • But, it’s the Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz are the worst-performing teams in the rankings, dropping -5 and -4, respectively.

Week 16 (February 1st – February 7th)

  • It’s the Suns and the Warriors battling out at the top of the power rankings, with few teams looking anywhere near their level.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have enjoyed an excellent few weeks and now find themselves third in the rankings outright.
  • The Bulls and Heat have dropped a place each in the rankings, now sitting in 5th and 6th, respectively.
  • The Toronto Raptors are the best performing team in the NBA this week, sitting in 11th overall and climbing +3 places.

Week 17 (February 8th – February 14th)

  • The Phoenix Suns continue to battle it out with Steph Curry and his Warriors at the top of the Power Rankings.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies continue their resilience and sit in third, just ahead of the Cavaliers and Miami Heat.
  • The Bucks, Jazz and Mavericks have managed wins over the last week and now climb +1 each in the rankings.
  • A struggling Lakers team must fight hard to make the Playoffs, as they currently sit in 18th in the rankings outright.

Week 18 (February 15th – February 21st)

  • The best Phoenix Suns continue to reign supreme at the top of the NBA Power Rankings, dominating the rest of the field.
  • The Warriors and Grizzlies are the only other two teams getting close, while it’s the Heat and Bulls who make up the top 5.
  • The Cavs drop -2 in the rankings down to 6th after some poor results, and the Lakers drop -1 as their torrid season continues.
  • The Magic and Pistons sit right at the bottom of the pile this week, without making any real impact this season at all.

Week 19 (February 22nd – March 1st)

  • The Phoenix Suns remain atop of the Power Rankings this week, way ahead of the rest of the pack.
  • Ja Morant and his Grizzlies have been the surprise performers this season, now third in the rankings just behind the Warriors.
  • The Warriors, Bulls, and Heat make up the top 5, with the Bulls climbing +1 in the rankings and Heat dropping -1.
  • The Denver Nuggets are our most improved team, climbing +2 and moving into 11th in the Power Rankings.

Week 20  (March 2nd – March 7th)

  • The Phoenix Sun are the team to beat as we edge closer to the NBA postseason, showing dominance in the regular season fixtures.
  • The Warriors are a close second, with Ja Morant and his Grizzlies just behind the other two.
  • As we look further down the table, the Miami Heat are looking likely to finish 1st in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Mavericks and Luka Doncic are looking excellent since new management took over.

Week 21  (March 8th – March 14th)

  • The Phoenix Sun are the team to beat as we edge closer to the NBA postseason, showing dominance in the regular season fixtures.
  • The Warriors are a close second, with Ja Morant and his Grizzlies just behind the other two.
  • As we look further down the table, the Miami Heat are looking likely to finish 1st in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Mavericks and Luka Doncic are looking excellent since new management took over.

Week 22  (March 8th – March 15th)

  • The Phoenix Suns will likely go into the Postseason as favorites to make their way to the NBA Finals, as they continue to lead the Power Rankings.
  • The Miami Heat are the only movers in the top 5, moving up a place and pushing the Chicago Bulls down into fifth.
  • A win for the Brooklyn Nets brings them back up into the top half of the league, now sitting in 15th in the rankings.
  • Continued poor form for the Knicks and Pelicans sees them likely to finish the season outside of the Playoff positions.

Week 23  (March 16th – March 23rd)

  • The Phoenix Suns’ excellent performances continue this year, as they sit atop of the Power Rankings again this week.
  • A way behind them is the Golden State Warriors,  who have continued to perform well but picked some losses up along the road.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies are a solid third, with Ja Morant showing up this season and making a claim for the MVP award.
  • Just moving outside the top 10 are the Dallas Mavericks, who have been in excellent form in the second half of the regular season, but a few consecutive losses see them drop -1 in the rankings.