2018 NBA Power Rankings: Week Five


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


2. Memphis Grizzlies +15


3. Washington Wizards -2 


4. Houston Rockets 


5. Dallas Mavericks -3


6. Sacramento Kings 


7. Los Angeles Lakers 


8. Los Angeles Clippers -5


9. Charlotte Hornets +13 


10. Toronto Raptors +4


11. Detroit Pistons 


12. Oklahoma City Thunder +4


13. Indiana Pacers +15


14. Orlando Magic -4


15. Philadelphia 76ers +10


16. New Orleans Pelicans -1


17. Denver Nuggets +4


18. Chicago Bulls 


19. Cleveland Cavaliers 


20. New York Knicks 


21. Portland Trail Blazers -13


22. Phoenix Suns -10


23. Minnesota Timberwolves -18


24. San Antonio Spurs +2


25. Boston Celtics -12


26. Golden State Warriors -2


27. Brooklyn Nets -3 


28. Utah Jazz -19


29. Atlanta Hawks 


30. Miami Heat -3


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