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March 24, 2009 12:45 PM

Cavs Take Over #1 in RCS NBA Power Ranking Averages

nba%20ranks22.jpgThe RCS NBA Power Ranking Averages combine eight* other sites' power rankings to make the most balanced and unbiased grade possible, and to offer the most accurate look at the state of the NBA on a weekly basis.

The Cavs are the #1 team in the RCS NBA Power Ranking Averages, the first team in sole possession of the #1 spot since the week of January 13th. The Rockets provided a bit of a shake-up by taking over the 5th spot: they’re the first team besides the Cavs, Lakers, Celtics, Magic or Spurs to be ranked in the top-five since before Christmas (with the Spurs falling to 6th this week).

The teams at the top seem pretty set, with Western Conference seeds 2-8 (and possibly the Suns at 9) jockeying for position, and all eight power ranked between 5 and 13. In the Eastern Conference, the fight is at the bottom of the playoffs, with current seeds 7 through 13 power ranked from 16th to 22nd.

*Rankings from 6 of the 8 sites were posted at the time of publication. The RCS Rankings will be updated as new rankings become available.

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