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February 3, 2010 3:10 PM

Cavs Dominate, Thunder Rise in NBA Rankings

nba feb2.jpgThe RCS NBA Power Ranking Averages combine seven 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 Cavaliers remain the unanimous number one team in the RCS NBA Power Ranking Averages this week. While no one is challenging the Cavs at the top, both the Jazz and Thunder are making moves in the top half of the rankings. The Jazz enter the top five for the first time this season, even earning one second place vote from FanHouse. Meanwhile the Thunder enter the top ten for the first time since moving to Oklahoma City.

The Thunder and Bulls are the two teams with the wide range of ranking from the various sites used to compose the RCS Averages. The Thunder are ranked as high as 6th by FanHouse and as low as 16th by ESPN. The Bulls (15th) are ranked all the way up at 7th by Fox Sports, and down at 17th by Hoops World and Sports Illustrated.

No surprises or discrepancies at the bottom of the rankings, as it would be nearly impossible to dethrone the Nets as the unanimous 30th ranked team.

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