The Milwaukee Bucks remain on top of our Top Ten NBA Power Rankings. The rankings below reflect results that include up until Sunday, November 13th. The Bucks were our top team last week and, despite two losses this week, in the big picture, they are the best team to date this NBA season.
Top Ten NBA Power Rankings (Fourth Edition)
- Milwaukee Bucks 10-2 (no change)
- Boston Celtics 10-3 (+4)
- Portland Trailblazers 9-4 (+2)
- Denver Nuggets 9-4 (+5)
- Utah Jazz 10-5 (-1)
- Phoenix Suns 8-4 (-3)
- Memphis Grizzlies 9-5 (no change)
- Cleveland Cavaliers 8-5 (-6)
- Atlanta Hawks 8-5 (+1)
- Washington Wizards 8-6 (new entry)
The team that we moved out of our top ten was the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs went 1-2 on the week with losses to Orlando and the Washington Wizards. The latter is the team that we moved into our Top Ten NBA Power Rankings. The Mavs are 6-1 from home and have an overall better winning percentage than Washington. However, Washington has some fair results on the road, an area where Dallas has struggled.
The Boston Celtics were the big mover of the week. They won all four of their games, including a road win at No. 7 Memphis. Our big dropper this week is Cleveland, a team that went 0-4 for the week after their promising 8-1 start.
Looking ahead at quality match-ups, the Atlanta Hawks will face the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. Atlanta will also face Boston later this week while Cleveland and Milwaukee will match up on Wednesday.
Who are the worst teams in the NBA so far?
The worst teams to start the season would be the Charlotte Hornets, the Detroit Pistons, the Houston Rockets, and the LA Lakers. The Rockets have the worst record of that quartet with a 2-11 start to the season. Meanwhile, the Pistons have the worst point differential in the league. Their average game is a 10-point loss.