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Power Rankings: Week 2 - Lakers #1 (Still)


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#1 emplay

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Posted November 09, 2009 - 01:18 PM

Hey all,

Here are my latest Power Rankings

http://www.hoopsworl...ms/Rankings.asp

I got a lot of flak last week for keeping the Lakers at #1 - but that was consistent with the system I use. They're still at #1.

Thanks

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#2 fido

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Posted November 09, 2009 - 01:34 PM

Pretty much in line with my thoughts, sans the Cavs.

I agree with their placement, but I don't think they're "better than their record". i believe that team is right in line with where they should be. They still have a slew of problems - the least of which being that they have no clue how to do anything unless LeBron is on the court.

#3 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted November 09, 2009 - 01:39 PM

Boston Celtics still #1 on ESPN's.

http://sports.espn.g...son=2010&week=2

#4 LA Forever

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Posted November 09, 2009 - 01:40 PM

Boston Celtics still #1 on ESPN's.

http://sports.espn.g...son=2010&week=2

..as they should.

#5 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted November 09, 2009 - 01:46 PM

^ So then you disagree vehemently with emplay?

I think we have the better case since we've been doing what we've been doing without Gasol & some games Bynum & Kobe is leading the league in scoring and steals. Boston pretty much has everyone and they've lost the same amount of games as us.

Also in the much weaker overall Eastern Conference.

#6 Batz

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Posted November 09, 2009 - 02:07 PM

The only reason that Boston is #1 is because they have 7 wins when Lakers have 6.

#7 fido

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Posted November 09, 2009 - 02:31 PM

Boston has played a low level of competition (yes, a struggling Cavs team included).

The one team they played that is playing well, Phoenix, they lost to - at home.

The case for Boston is weak.

The reason the Lakers are #1 (for now) is because of the way the team has stepped up in the absence of 2 starters that are big contributors to the cause.

#8 emplay

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Posted November 09, 2009 - 02:33 PM

i don't drop a team on one loss - I do on the second - right now Lakers are Celtics are even - and I give precedence to the reigning champ until knocked down.
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Posted November 09, 2009 - 03:04 PM

NBA.com has Suns on #1. :laughing:




#10 True Lakers Fan

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Posted November 09, 2009 - 03:44 PM

hmmm interesting
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#11 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted November 09, 2009 - 05:03 PM

NBA.com has Suns on #1. :laughing:

You gotta' be defecating me.

#12 zelsound

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Posted November 10, 2009 - 11:09 AM

Boston has played a low level of competition (yes, a struggling Cavs team included).

The one team they played that is playing well, Phoenix, they lost to - at home.

The case for Boston is weak.

The reason the Lakers are #1 (for now) is because of the way the team has stepped up in the absence of 2 starters that are big contributors to the cause.

I believe espn's argument take's into consideration: 8 games in 12 nights, 4 on the road, 4 against play- off teams from last year and 3 back2back game sets. 7-1 record with the leagues best point differential and best defense. The Lakers didnt have all their dogs and they still won, but is that more impressive than the Celtics? Watching NBA TV and some of the other shows, the analyst are giving huge props from the 7-1 after 8 games in 12 nights. I tend to listen more to former players than guys who never made a lay up and they are saying thats huge, especially at the beginning of the season...

#13 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted November 10, 2009 - 02:48 PM

^ Playoff teams? Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?? LMAO. Get outta' here. Most of those 'playoff teams' you speak of are mostly lower tier Eastern Conference teams who wouldn't even make the playoffs if they were in the Western Conference. Weak argument. Complete BS. [expletive] Boston.

#14 Lords of the Rings

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Posted November 10, 2009 - 04:23 PM

I think all polls should be done after 12-15 games
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