The 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 top five teams in the RCS NBA Power Ranking Averages remain unchanged in identity and order. The Lakers remain the #1 team for the fourth-straight week, although no longer the unanimous choice. In fact, little in the rankings has changed over the past weeks. The top 10 is composed of the same teams as last week, and no team has moved up or down more than three ranking spots.
The Jazz continue to be the hot team in the NBA, moving up three spots for the second consecutive week (from 12th to 9th into a tie for 6th this week). The Jazz also have the largest discrepancy within their rankings, as they are ranked 4th by Fox and NBA.com, but only ranked 10th by USA Today.
Not that it needs to be said, but the Western Conference remains dominant at the top of the rankings. In addition to having the top ranked team, they also have every team ranked 5th thru 12th.
*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.