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Three loses in a row knock the Grizzlies down in the rankings, as is expected, but they still most rank them as one of the 6th best in the league and 4th best in the West.  John Hollinger’s hire got the Grizzlies a lot of press even in this week’s power rankings.

Strauss @bleacherreport.com says, “I know they’re the Internet’s favorite squad, but people love them for the same reason they’re a bit doomed: This is an unusual, unconventional roster.”  For what it is worth, Matt Dollinger @SI.com attributes part of the reason for the Grizzlies losses to more turnovers by Conley and Bayless.

Average ranking for the week is 5.69.  Last Week (LW) average was 4.15. (Actual not included in average.)

2012-13 Power Rankings for week of 17 December
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1 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City LA Clippers Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City LA Clippers 1
2 New York New York New York LA Clippers LA Clippers LA Clippers LA Clippers San Antonio Oklahoma City LA Clippers New York New York New York San Antonio 2
3 LA Clippers LA Clippers San Antonio New York New York New York San Antonio LA Clippers San Antonio New York LA Clippers San Antonio LA Clippers Miami 3
4 San Antonio San Antonio LA Clippers San Antonio Miami San Antonio New York Memphis Memphis Miami San Antonio LA Clippers San Antonio Oklahoma City 4
5 Memphis Golden State Memphis Miami San Antonio Memphis Golden State Miami New York San Antonio Miami Miami Miami Memphis 5
6 Miami Miami Golden State Memphis Memphis Golden State Miami New York Miami Golden State Memphis Memphis Memphis New York 6
7 Golden State Memphis Miami Golden State Golden State Miami Memphis Denver Denver Memphis Golden State Golden State Golden State Golden State 7
8 Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Golden State Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Minnesota Atlanta 8
9 Chicago Chicago Boston Denver Minnesota Chicago Chicago Golden State Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Atlanta New Jersey 9
10 New Jersey New Jersey Utah Chicago Boston Indiana Indiana Chicago Atlanta Boston Minnesota New Jersey Chicago Denver 10
11 Milwaukee Minnesota New Jersey New Jersey Chicago New Jersey New Jersey LA Lakers Minnesota Milwaukee Indiana Minnesota New Jersey Chicago 11
12 Minnesota Denver Chicago Milwaukee Indiana Utah Milwaukee New Jersey LA Lakers New Jersey Milwaukee Boston Boston Houston 12
13 Indiana Milwaukee Philadelphia Indiana New Jersey Milwaukee Minnesota Utah New Jersey Denver Denver Milwaukee LA Lakers Boston 13
14 Boston Indiana Milwaukee Minnesota Milwaukee Minnesota Denver Indiana Utah Minnesota New Jersey Utah Utah Milwaukee 14
15 Denver Utah Minnesota LA Lakers Denver Boston Utah Houston Indiana Utah Utah Denver Denver Minnesota 15
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16 Utah Boston Indiana Utah LA Lakers Denver Boston Minnesota Boston LA Lakers Boston Indiana Dallas Utah 16
17 Philadelphia Houston Dallas Houston Philadelphia Houston Houston Boston Orlando Indiana Philadelphia Portland Houston Orlando 17
18 Houston LA Lakers Houston Boston Utah Philadelphia Philadelphia Orlando Houston Philadelphia Portland Philadelphia Indiana Indiana 18
19 Portland Orlando Denver Orlando Houston Orlando Portland Milwaukee Dallas Houston Houston LA Lakers Milwaukee Portland 19
20 Orlando Philadelphia Portland Portland Portland Dallas LA Lakers Dallas Milwaukee Portland Orlando Houston Portland LA Lakers 20
21 Dallas Portland LA Lakers Philadelphia Orlando Portland Orlando Portland Portland Dallas LA Lakers Orlando Orlando Philadelphia 21
22 LA Lakers Dallas Orlando Dallas Dallas Phoenix Dallas Phoenix Detroit Orlando Dallas Dallas Phoenix Dallas 22
23 Phoenix Detroit Phoenix Detroit Phoenix LA Lakers Phoenix Philadelphia Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Philadelphia Phoenix 23
24 Charlotte Phoenix Sacramento Phoenix Charlotte Detroit Sacramento Detroit Cleveland Detroit Toronto Toronto Detroit New Orleans 24
25 Sacramento Toronto Charlotte Toronto Detroit Toronto Charlotte Toronto Toronto Toronto Detroit Detroit Sacramento Charlotte 25
26 Detroit Sacramento Detroit Sacramento Cleveland Cleveland Detroit New Orleans Philadelphia Sacramento Sacramento New Orleans Toronto Sacramento 26
27 Toronto Cleveland New Orleans Cleveland New Orleans Charlotte Toronto Cleveland New Orleans Cleveland Charlotte Sacramento Charlotte Detroit 27
28 New Orleans Washington Cleveland Washington Sacramento Sacramento New Orleans Sacramento Sacramento New Orleans Cleveland Cleveland New Orleans Toronto 28
29 Cleveland New Orleans Toronto Charlotte Toronto New Orleans Cleveland Washington Washington Washington New Orleans Charlotte Cleveland Cleveland 29
30 Washington Charlotte Washington New Orleans Washington Washington Washington Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Washington Washington Washington Washington 30
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3 Responses to Power Rankings for the week of Dec. 17

  1. stevedNo Gravatar says:

    God I am sick of the small-ball meme this year. Could someone do some research and look at average height of starters over the years and put this to bed? Please?

    • CarlCRNo Gravatar says:

      Yea, Steve, the small-ball hype is on most people’s mind. But, then teams crave a big man or two and smart, good shooting guards. The recent champs and major contenders are not really small-ball teams. They may play some small-ball, but they are really typical big-men teams.

  2. new_skool91No Gravatar says:

    Fair. I’m OK with where we are at this point. This is our best start in franchise history, Were 10 games over .500.

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