2018 NBA Power Rankings: Week Five

11/24/2018

2018 NBA Power Rankings: Week Five

The Milwaukee Bucks find themselves atop this week's standings, after weeks of toiling near the bottom despite an excellent record. The Grizzlies (a team I said to watch out for), are enjoying the #2 spot, as well as leading the Western Conference in the standings thus far. Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics, teams that occupied the #1 and #2 spot in the first rankings, respectively, have dropped far down in the rankings, at #25 and #26. The only constants week-to-week seem to be the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks - teams that, more often than not, are among the bottom five teams in the rankings.

Here are the current NBA Power Rankings, as determined by Ric Flair's legendary quote,:"To be the man, you gotta beat the man" : 


1. Milwaukee Bucks +22

(13-4) 


2. Memphis Grizzlies +15

(12-6) 


3. Washington Wizards -2 

(6-11) 


4. Houston Rockets 

(9-7) 


5. Dallas Mavericks -3

(8-9) 


6. Sacramento Kings 

(10-8) 


7. Los Angeles Lakers 

(10-7) 


8. Los Angeles Clippers -5

(12-6) 


9. Charlotte Hornets +13 

(9-8) 


10. Toronto Raptors +4

(15-4) 


11. Detroit Pistons 

(8-7) 


12. Oklahoma City Thunder +4

(11-6) 


13. Indiana Pacers +15

(11-7) 


14. Orlando Magic -4

(9-9) 


15. Philadelphia 76ers +10

(13-7) 


16. New Orleans Pelicans -1

(10-8) 


17. Denver Nuggets +4

(11-7) 


18. Chicago Bulls 

(5-13) 


19. Cleveland Cavaliers 

(2-14)


20. New York Knicks 

(5-14)


21. Portland Trail Blazers -13

(12-6) 


22. Phoenix Suns -10

(3-14) 


23. Minnesota Timberwolves -18

(8-11)


24. San Antonio Spurs +2

(8-9)


25. Boston Celtics -12

(9-9)


26. Golden State Warriors -2

(12-7)


27. Brooklyn Nets -3 

(8-12)


28. Utah Jazz -19

(8-10)


29. Atlanta Hawks 

(3-15)


30. Miami Heat -3

(6-11)


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