NBA Rankings (11/24/2012)

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, 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 (11/24/2012) rosters and projected depth charts.

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2012 NBA Team Rankings (11/24/2012)

Rank Team
1 Memphis Grizzlies
2 Los Angeles Lakers
3 Miami Heat
4 San Antonio Spurs
5 Los Angeles Clippers
6 Oklahoma City Thunder
7 Denver Nuggets
8 Houston Rockets
9 Chicago Bulls
10 Brooklyn Nets
11 New York Knicks
12 Milwaukee Bucks
13 Indiana Pacers
14 Philadelphia 76ers
15 Dallas Mavericks
16 Utah Jazz
17 Minnesota Timberwolves
18 Boston Celtics
19 Golden State Warriors
20 Portland Trail Blazers
21 Cleveland Cavaliers
22 Detroit Pistons
23 New Orleans Hornets
24 Atlanta Hawks
25 Toronto Raptors
26 Sacramento Kings
27 Phoenix Suns
28 Orlando Magic
29 Washington Wizards
30 Charlotte Bobcats