Which of the 2 loss teams in the first week of the season lost favor with who who rank teams? Well, certainly the Grizzlies did falling on an average of 9 positions. Most of the 2-loss teams stayed the same or rose, if these polls predicted not to do well.
It was a crazy week of upsets and unlikely teams with winning ways. Philly highlighted the craziness by going from 30the to 1st in some polls. Look quickly, it will be a long time before you see Miami ranked as 23rd (see the RPI).
As Stein @ESPN.com writes, ” The Sixers, with a roster folks were openly scoffing at a week ago, upset the two-time reigning champs from Miami, one of the Heat’s top rivals (Chicago) and a team (Washington) that is supposed to challenge for a playoff berth … coming back from big deficits in all three victories and with rookie Michael Carter-Williams putting up historically crazy numbers along the
way as Philly’s new star-is-born trigger man.”
Matt Moore @CBSSports.com sums up the week, “So there will be chaos for a little while, as there always is at the start of a season. The rankings aren’t reflective of these teams’ title chances, but their current power. And with an unstable sample to work from, you’re goig to see some wild things.”
Average ranking for the week is 15.3 , from last week of 6.58. (Actual not included in average and Fox not posted.)
|2012-13 Power Rankings for week of November 5|
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