NBA Rankings (2/19/2012)

Last Updated: 8/19/2014 10:03 PM ET

Not only does the Predictalator run every upcoming game 50,000 times, it plays every team against every other team to come up with the ultimate Power Rankings. The Predictalator is successful because it best accounts for actual matchups and team's abilities to exploit opponent's weaknesses using strength-of-schedule-adjusted statistics, so the Power Rankings are not necessarily the best way to know who would win between two teams. They are, however, the best possible way to measure which teams have put together the most impressive seasons. The best team may not be favored against the second-best team, but it would be favored more significantly against the rest of the teams in the sport.

To build the NBA Power Rankings below, we "played" every team against every other team 50,000 times each and ranked by overall winning percentage of those games. These Power Rankings are as of (2/19/2012) rosters and projected depth charts.

In addition to the NBA Power Rankings, we have also included each team’s Offensive and Defensive efficiency rankings relative to the league based on our strength-of-schedule-adjusted statistics and current rosters.

2011 NBA Team Rankings (2/19/2012)

1Miami Heat16
2Oklahoma City Thunder24
3San Antonio Spurs315
4Chicago Bulls167
5Los Angeles Clippers620
6Dallas Mavericks142
7Philadelphia 76ers73
8Los Angeles Lakers155
9Atlanta Hawks89
10Portland Trail Blazers1912
11Minnesota Timberwolves1811
12Houston Rockets1016
13Memphis Grizzlies2410
14Boston Celtics91
15Denver Nuggets422
16Orlando Magic1213
17Indiana Pacers218
18New York Knicks2214
19Utah Jazz1124
20Milwaukee Bucks2017
21Golden State Warriors525
22Cleveland Cavaliers2326
23Phoenix Suns1318
24New Orleans Hornets2721
25Toronto Raptors2519
26Detroit Pistons2629
27Sacramento Kings2827
28New Jersey Nets1730
29Washington Wizards2923
30Charlotte Bobcats3028