NBA Power Rankings: Week 11

With another week in the books, here are the updated Power Rankings as we head into week 11. The Thunder and Wizards continue to bookend the rankings. The Nets climbed four spots and the Lakers dropped four spots in this week’s Power Rankings.


Power Rankings Week 11:

(W-L Season) followed by (W-L From previous week)

Ranking from previous week in parentheses. 

(1). Oklahoma City Thunder (26-7) (3-1) – Rare home loss to the Nets, but still atop the NBA.

(2). Los Angeles Clippers (27-8) (2-2) – The streak had to end, but an impressive two wins without their main bench threat in Jamal Crawford.

(3). San Antonio Spurs (27-9) (3-1) – Boring team to watch, however they still win and at a high rate.

(4). Miami Heat (23-9) (3-1) – Just recently cut Jorts, so it appears as if they have a few extra roster spots. Maybe gearing up to make a move to bolster their bench?

(5). New York Knicks (23-10) (2-1) – Carmelo keeps playing at an MVP level and has just been named player of the week in the East.

(7). Golden State Warriors (22-11) (1-1) – Two games against the Clippers this week. 1-1, and a bad beating on Saturday. Still the only team to beat the Clippers twice this year.

(6). Memphis Grizzlies (21-10) (2-2) – This biggest news out of Memphis? Rudy Gay seems to be likely on the move before the deadline.

(9). Indiana Pacers (20-14) (3-1) – If Hibbert can keep up his good play, then this team could possibly be a top four seed in the East.

(10).  Denver Nuggets (20-16) (3-1) – Beating the Clippers, Jazz, and Lakers in one week is impressive. Tough loss at home though against the T-Wolves.

10 (8). Atlanta Hawks (20-12) (1-3) – Tough week for the overachieving Hawks. They are a good team, but have overachieved this far.

11 (12). Houston Rockets (20-14) (4-0) – James Harden has led the team to a 4-0 week and another Player of the Week award for himself.

12 (16). Brooklyn Nets (19-15) (3-1) – PJ making Avery look bad.

13 (11). Chicago Bulls (18-13) (2-1) – Did anyone watching that RG3 injury think of D-Rose’s injury in last year’s playoffs?

14 (17). Portland Trail Blazers  (18-15) (3-1) – Young team on the rise, but should expect .500 ball or worse from them.

15 (15). Minnesota Timberwolves (15-15) (1-2) – Kevin Love re-injuring himself has to frustrate T-Wolves fans.

16 (14). Milwaukee Bucks (16-16) (0-3) Not playing their best basketball and really slumping as of late.

17 (13). Los Angeles Lakers (15-18) (0-3) – Dwight out indefinitely with a torn labrum, Pau out for the near future, Hill hurt, so any 6″10 guys out their that want to play center for the Lakers?

18 (18). Boston Celtics (16-17) (2-1) – Are Boston people even watching the Celtics these days or is it all about the Patriots right now?

19 (19). Utah Jazz (17-18) (2-1)  – With Mo Williams out for several more weeks, the Jazz will be put at an interesting spot when the deadline comes around.

20 (20). Philadelphia 76′ers (15-20) (1-3)  – Five games under .500 and they still will probably make the playoffs.

21 (23). Dallas Mavericks  (13-21) (1-2) – Things are going so bad in Dallas that Cuban tweeted to his followers asking for advice on how to deal with the poor officiating.

22 (21). Toronto Raptors (12-22) (1-2) – Ten games under .500 and still in the playoff hunt.

23 (22). Orlando Magic (12-21) (0-3) – They haven’t won a basketball game in a really long time.

24 (25). Sacramento Kings (13-21) (2-2) – Cousins has been playing at an all-star level since the rumors came out about a possible trade.

25 (24). Phoenix Suns (12-23) (1-3) – So the NHL lockout is over. How bout ’em Coyotes!?!

26 (26). Detroit Pistons (13-23) (2-1) – Somehow went 4-1 on a great home stand. Beat the Heat, Hawks, Kings, and Bucks. Their one loss? The Bobcats!

27 (27). Cleveland Cavaliers (8-27) (1-2) – At least they have Uncle Drew.

28 (28). New Orleans Hornets (8-25) (1-2) – Vazquez/Gordon/Davis/Andersen those guys are pretty good.

29 (29). Charlotte Bobcats (9-24) (2-1) – Wooooaahhh! Two wins in one week? Shocked!

30 (30). Washington Wizards (4-28) (0-4) – In one week, Washington fans had to suffer from four Wizards losses and one Redskins loss. At least they have the Nationals!


What do you guys think of these rankings? Someone too high? Too low? Leave a comment or tweet me @YoniPollak.

About Yoni Pollak

Currently at Yeshiva University in NYC, studying Business Management with hopes of working in professional sports. I was born and raised in Houston. I am a die hard Astros, Rockets, and Texans fan! Root for the Dynamo and Longhorns as well! You can follow me @YoniPollak

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