NBA Power Rankings
NBA power rankings, rating the entire league from top to bottom. Our NBA power rankings are based mostly on how good teams really are, with recent performances taken into partial consideration. Updated regularly during the regular season, InsideHoops.com's NBA power rankings focus on the big, season-long picture.
2014 NBA POWER RANKINGS
Updated November 15, 2014
1) Memphis (9-1) - Squeezing out wins by a narrow margin, but a win is a win.
2) Houston (8-1) - Outscoring opponents by 10.0 ppg, the most in the league.
3) Dallas (7-3) - Leading league in scoring at 109.5 ppg
4) Golden State (7-2) - Super-fun backcourt
5) Toronto (8-2) - Fourth-leading scoring team in league at 106.0 ppg.
6) Washington (7-2) - Best start for Wizards in decades. They're 4-0 at home.
7) Chicago (7-3) - 5-0 on road, 2-3 at home.
8) Portland (7-3) - Damian Lillard has come alive
9) San Antonio (5-4) - Slow start, but they're the champs, so we'll reserve judgment for a while.
10) New Orleans (5-3) - Anthony Davis rules.
11) LA Clippers (5-3) - Should come alive soon after a slow start.
12) Sacramento (6-4) - Off to a great start, but should settle back down on Earth soon.
13) Cleveland (5-3) - Score big, but give up big points. Won't judge too closely for another week or two.
14) Miami (5-4) - About as good as expected.
15) Atlanta (5-4) - Great at home, awful on road so far.
16) Phoenix (5-5) - First in the league in free throw percentage.
17) Brooklyn (4-5) - Only 26th in the league in assists per game
18) Milwaukee (4-5) - Awful offense, amazing defense to start the season.
19) Charlotte (4-6) - Not defending like they did last season.
20) Boston (3-5) - Third-leading scoring team in league at 106.6, but giving up 108.4.
21) Indiana (4-7) - Too injured to even look at right now. Though they did upset the Bulls yesterday.
22) Utah (4-7) - Gordon Hayward off to great start.
23) Denver (2-6) - Rebounding well, especially on offensive end. Not much else good here yet.
24) Orlando (4-7) - Young and fun. That's right.
25) Oklahoma City (3-7) - Their two stars are injured. Supporting cast is too limited to make up for it.
26) Detroit (3-7) - Offense not efficient, defense isn't much better. Rebounding well.
27) New York (2-8) - NY is 1-5 at home this season.
28) Minnesota (2-7) - Giving up 110.0 ppg to opponents, the most in the league.
29) LA Lakers (1-8) - Kobe shot 1-of-14 a day ago. Lakers giving up 109.4 ppg to opponents.
30) Philadelphia (0-9) - Getting destroyed, losing by an average of 16.0 ppg. Barely an NBA team.