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There is not much debate about who is the worst team at this time (with one surprising exception) and the battle for #1 is just between two teams: The Spurs and Pacers. Finally Hollinger’s rankings are up and updating at ESPN.

Note that most of these rankings were issued before the Grizzlies beat the Clippers, so only those posted on the 20th reflect that. The Grizzlies rank from a high of 7th to a low of 20th.

The Grizzlies are in the bottom 15 of Hollinger’s rankings but the gurus at ESPN are predicting they will rise in the rankings. Read it here under question 5.5-on-5-131119/hollinger-power-rankings-edition.

West dominates the East. John Schuhmann @NBA.com writes, “The Eastern Conference was supposed to be stronger this season. . . . Well, through Sunday, only four East teams have a winning record and only five have a positive point differential. The entire Atlantic Division is under .500 and the East is 16-29 in games against the West after going 0-7 on Saturday and Sunday. . . . The West is 31-16 (.660) against the East in interconference games and was 17-6 last week (7-0 on Saturday and Sunday).”

It’s the same story as the last few years. If the Grizzlies were in the East, even with the terrible start, they would be 4th in the East. But they are in the West which is even harder  than last year with Portland, Minnesota, Dallas and even Phoenix rising from lottery teams to playing like they could make the playoffs.

Average ranking for the week is 13.5, down from last week of 12.09. (Actual not included in average.)

2013-14 Power Rankings for week of November 20
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1 San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio Indiana Indiana Indiana San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio 1
2 Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana San Antonio Golden State San Antonio Miami Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana 2
3 Portland LA Clippers Miami Miami Miami San Antonio Miami LA Clippers Golden State Miami Miami Miami Portland 3
4 Miami Golden State LA Clippers LA Clippers Golden State Minnesota LA Clippers Oklahoma City LA Clippers Portland LA Clippers LA Clippers LA Clippers 4
5 Golden State Miami Golden State Minnesota LA Clippers Miami Golden State Indiana Minnesota Golden State Portland Golden State Chicago 5
6 Oklahoma City Portland Oklahoma City Golden State Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Portland Chicago Miami LA Clippers Golden State Portland Golden State 6
7 Houston Oklahoma City Portland Portland Portland LA Clippers Minnesota Houston Portland Oklahoma City Houston Minnesota Memphis 7
8 Chicago Chicago Minnesota Oklahoma City Chicago Portland Oklahoma City Golden State Chicago Minnesota Oklahoma City Chicago Dallas 8
9 LA Clippers Minnesota Houston Chicago Houston Dallas Houston Memphis Dallas Houston Minnesota Oklahoma City Miami 9
10 Dallas Houston Chicago Houston Memphis Chicago Dallas Denver Phoenix Chicago Chicago Houston Oklahoma City 10
11 Minnesota Atlanta Dallas Dallas Minnesota Houston Phoenix New York Houston Dallas Atlanta Atlanta Houston 11
12 Atlanta Phoenix Phoenix Memphis Dallas Phoenix Chicago Dallas Oklahoma City Atlanta Dallas Dallas Phoenix 12
13 Memphis Dallas Atlanta Phoenix Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Memphis Memphis Phoenix LA Lakers 13
14 Phoenix Denver Memphis Atlanta Phoenix Charlotte Memphis Minnesota Toronto Phoenix Phoenix New Orleans Minnesota 14
15 Charlotte Orlando Denver New Orleans Denver Philadelphia Charlotte New Jersey New Orleans Charlotte Denver Memphis Denver 15
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16 Philadelphia New Orleans Charlotte Philadelphia New Orleans Orlando Philadelphia Portland Denver Philadelphia Philadelphia Orlando Philadelphia 16
17 LA Lakers Philadelphia Philadelphia LA Lakers LA Lakers New Orleans Denver LA Lakers Memphis New Orleans Charlotte Denver Detroit 17
18 Detroit Memphis LA Lakers Denver Philadelphia Detroit New Orleans New Orleans Orlando LA Lakers LA Lakers Toronto Sacramento 18
19 Orlando LA Lakers Toronto Charlotte Charlotte Toronto LA Lakers Toronto Detroit Denver Cleveland Charlotte Toronto 19
20 Denver Charlotte New Orleans Orlando Cleveland Memphis Cleveland Washington Washington New Jersey Orlando LA Lakers Atlanta 20
21 New Orleans Detroit Orlando New Jersey New Jersey LA Lakers Toronto Detroit LA Lakers Orlando New Orleans Philadelphia Washington 21
22 Cleveland New Jersey Boston Cleveland Orlando Cleveland Orlando Boston Sacramento Detroit Toronto New Jersey Charlotte 22
23 Toronto Boston New Jersey Washington Toronto Denver Boston Milwaukee Boston Cleveland Boston New York New York 23
24 Boston New York Detroit Toronto Detroit Washington Detroit Utah New Jersey Boston Detroit Detroit Orlando 24
25 Washington Toronto Cleveland New York New York New York New York Cleveland New York New York New Jersey Boston New Orleans 25
26 New York Sacramento New York Detroit Washington New Jersey New Jersey Phoenix Charlotte Toronto New York Cleveland New Jersey 26
27 Sacramento Cleveland Washington Boston Sacramento Milwaukee Washington Orlando Philadelphia Washington Milwaukee Washington Cleveland 27
28 New Jersey Washington Sacramento Sacramento Boston Sacramento Milwaukee Sacramento Cleveland Sacramento Washington Sacramento Boston 28
29 Milwaukee Milwaukee Milwaukee Milwaukee Milwaukee Boston Sacramento Philadelphia Milwaukee Milwaukee Sacramento Milwaukee Milwaukee 29
30 Utah Utah Utah Utah Utah Utah Utah Charlotte Utah Utah Utah Utah Utah 30
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