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John  @ NBA wrote in his intro, “Hero Team of the Week: Memphis (4-1) – This looked like a brutal week for the Grizz, but they only lost to the Mavs and avenged that one three days later, after winning in Oklahoma City and Miami.”  Robson @ SI had this as his last line in his analysis, “This is a deep, confident team that plays grind-it-out, playoff-style basketball all season long & has its sights set on home-court advantage in the first round.”

Can you believe it, two guys actually dropped the Grizzlies in spite of their impressive wins over the last week.

Are the Grizzlies the 5th or 6th best team in the league as many have ranked them?  I don’t understand how Hollinger could drop them after the Grizzlies big wins or why SBNation has them ranked so low!

Average ranking for the week is 6.36 a 2.5 rise (not including actual standings).  Covers Rankings updated later in week.

2011-12 Power Rankings for the week of April 9
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1 Chicago San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio Oklahoma City San Antonio Chicago Oklahoma City San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio Oklahoma City 1
2 Oklahoma City Miami Oklahoma City Oklahoma City San Antonio Oklahoma City Oklahoma City San Antonio Miami Miami Chicago San Antonio 2
3 Miami Oklahoma City Chicago Miami Chicago Boston Miami Miami Chicago Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Miami 3
4 San Antonio Chicago Miami Chicago Miami Chicago San Antonio Chicago Oklahoma City Chicago Miami Chicago 4
5 LA Lakers Boston Memphis A LA Lakers Miami New York Boston LA Lakers Indiana 5
6 Indiana Boston Boston LA Lakers Boston LA Clippers LA Lakers LA Lakers 6
7 LA Clippers Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana LA Lakers LA Clippers Philadelphia LA Lakers Boston LA Clippers LA Clippers 7
8 Atlanta LA Lakers LA Lakers LA Clippers Boston LA Clippers Indiana LA Clippers Houston Dallas 8
9 Orlando LA Clippers Houston LA Lakers LA Clippers Atlanta Philadelphia Phoenix Indiana Indiana Atlanta Orlando 9
10 Atlanta LA Clippers Houston Atlanta New York Dallas Houston Atlanta Atlanta Houston 10
11 Boston New York Atlanta New York Houston Indiana Atlanta Atlanta New York Orlando Boston Indiana 11
12 Houston Phoenix New York Atlanta Orlando Houston Houston Indiana Dallas Houston Milwaukee Atlanta 12
13 Dallas Houston Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Orlando Boston Milwaukee Houston Dallas Phoenix Boston 13
14 Denver Orlando Orlando Dallas Dallas Phoenix Denver LA Lakers Orlando New York New York Denver 14
15 Phoenix Dallas Milwaukee Utah Denver Dallas Orlando LA Clippers Phoenix Denver Orlando Utah 15
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16 New York Milwaukee Denver Denver New York Denver New York Orlando Denver Milwaukee Denver Phoenix 16
17 Philadelphia Denver Dallas Orlando Philadelphia Utah Phoenix Utah Utah Phoenix Utah Philadelphia 17
18 Utah Utah Utah Milwaukee Utah Milwaukee Utah Dallas Philadelphia Philadelphia Dallas New York 18
19 Milwaukee Portland Philadelphia Philadelphia Milwaukee Philadelphia Portland Denver Milwaukee Utah Philadelphia Portland 19
20 Portland Philadelphia Portland Portland Portland Portland Milwaukee Portland Portland Portland Portland Milwaukee 20
21 Minnesota Detroit Golden State Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota 21
22 Golden State Minnesota Sacramento Detroit New Jersey New Jersey Golden State Golden State Detroit New Jersey Detroit Golden State 22
23 Detroit New Jersey Minnesota New Jersey Detroit Sacramento Toronto Toronto Golden State Detroit Toronto Sacramento 23
24 New Jersey Toronto New Jersey Toronto Golden State New Orleans New Orleans New Orleans Toronto Golden State Golden State Detroit 24
25 Toronto Golden State Toronto Sacramento Toronto Detroit Sacramento Detroit New Jersey Toronto New Orleans New Jersey 25
26 Cleveland New Orleans Detroit Golden State Sacramento Toronto Detroit Washington Sacramento New Orleans Sacramento New Orleans 26
27 Sacramento Sacramento New Orleans New Orleans Cleveland Cleveland New Jersey New Jersey New Orleans Sacramento New Jersey Cleveland 27
28 New Orleans Cleveland Washington Cleveland New Orleans Golden State Cleveland Sacramento Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Toronto 28
29 Washington Washington Cleveland Washington Washington Washington Washington Cleveland Washington Washington Washington Washington 29
30 Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte 30
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6 Responses to Power Rankings – week of April 9

  1. Lee Eric SmithNo Gravatar says:

    Nice work, Carl . . .

    The Hollinger Rankings are purely statistically based — he runs different algorithms and such and it spits out his rankings, so it’s not like he’s dissing the Griz.

    As for SB nation . . . Just another pundit who doesn’t recognize the level these guys are playing at. The Hawks and Rockets ahead of the Griz? Seriously?

    • CarlCRNo Gravatar says:

      Yea, Lee, I understand that Hollinger has his algorithms to get his rankings. What I don’t understand is how the Grizzlies’ recent wins raised their number by such a small amount.

  2. lugeneparkerNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll give them Houston over us. They did best us in the series. And they knocked off OKC and the Bulls in a short span as well. My opinion is they are not getting enough love like we are. They have always proven to be our kryptonite! The Hawks………..? I’ll have to get back to you on that one.

  3. AussieGNo Gravatar says:

    Great week to be a Grizzlies fan and some nice recognition.

  4. EvanNo Gravatar says:

    Still don’t see why people are putting Atlanta before us…we clobbered them at home without ZBo…

    So proud of this team, regardless!

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