ChanceBot Simulations: NBA Power Rankings and Playoff Index

Mark MyersAnalyst IJanuary 8, 2008

Power Rankings provide a calculation of relative team strength based on performance to date.

The strongest team is given a strength of 0.0, and all remaining team strengths are relative to this standard.

The difference between two teams' scores indicates the expected average point differential in a series of neutral-court games played between the two teams.

The Playoff Index for each team gives the probability (expressed as a percentage) that the team will make the playoffs.

These probabilities are calculated by simulating the remainder of the season while taking into account team strength, home-court advantage, and historical trends.

 

TeamPower RankingPlayoff Index
Boston0.00100.00
Detroit-3.54100.00
LA Lakers-6.0097.26
Phoenix-6.3398.69
San Antonio-6.8397.31
Dallas-7.3796.00
Orlando-7.5999.80
New Orleans-7.8694.42
Denver-8.1083.47
Golden State-8.6271.45
Utah-8.9246.48
Washington-9.0790.87
Toronto-9.1093.38
Portland-9.2676.87
Houston-9.6037.24
Atlanta-11.5963.57
Cleveland-11.9567.60
New Jersey-12.0570.79
Indiana-12.1549.39
Chicago-12.4727.31
Philadelphia-12.6323.98
Sacramento-12.740.75
Milwaukee-13.9211.73
Memphis-13.960.04
Charlotte-15.191.43
LA Clippers-15.640.01
Miami-15.830.09
Seattle-16.220.00
New York-16.760.07
Minnesota-18.180.00

 

Mark Myers is the founder and primary developer at ChanceBot.com, a sports simulation and analysis website. He can be reached at chancebot@gmail.com

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