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The 2013-14 season has begun with the normal suspects are expected to be the NBA top teams. It’s not always about how a team finished last year as some teams that finished well, aren’t predicted to finish in the playoffs.

The Grizzlies are rated in the top 10, except for one guy who thinks less of the Grizzlies than we do. Hollinger’s algebraically calculations are not posted until November. The ESPN RPI was not up because it is based on actual games played.

Jimmy Spencer @FoxSports wrote, “Here are some words to live by: never trust the NBA preseason. The compact schedule of tinkering and holding back gives only the slightest reflection of a team’s true ability. The real preseason is the 82-game regular season that invites more than half the NBA into the postseason.”

John Schuhmann points out the big weakness of the Grizzlies is still 3 point makes. “only the Thunder (35 in seven games) hit fewer threes in the preseason than the Grizzlies did (39 in eight games)”

Average ranking starting the season is 8.6. (Actual not included in average.)

2013-14 Power Rankings for the Preseason
Click on Grizzlies logo to go to team web page for each media’s site.
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1 Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami San Antonio Miami Miami Miami 1
2 San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio LA Clippers Indiana Chicago San Antonio Miami San Antonio San Antonio Oklahoma City 2
3 Oklahoma City Indiana LA Clippers San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio Indiana Oklahoma City Chicago Oklahoma City San Antonio 3
4 Denver LA Clippers Indiana Chicago Oklahoma City LA Clippers Chicago LA Clippers LA Clippers Denver Denver 4
5 Memphis Chicago Chicago Houston LA Clippers Indiana LA Clippers Indiana Indiana Indiana LA Clippers 5
6 LA Clippers Houston Oklahoma City Indiana New Jersey Houston Houston Memphis Oklahoma City New York New York 6
7 Indiana New Jersey Houston New Jersey Chicago Golden State Golden State Houston Houston Memphis Indiana 7
8 New York Memphis New Jersey Golden State Houston New Jersey Oklahoma City Golden State Memphis LA Clippers Memphis 8
9 New Jersey Oklahoma City Golden State Memphis Golden State Oklahoma City Memphis Chicago New Jersey Golden State New Jersey 9
10 Golden State Golden State Memphis Oklahoma City Memphis New York New York New York Golden State New Jersey Chicago 10
11 Atlanta New York New York New York New York Memphis New Jersey Denver New York Houston Golden State 11
12 Chicago Minnesota Denver Minnesota Minnesota New Orleans Denver New Jersey Minnesota Chicago Houston 12
13 Houston Detroit Dallas Dallas Portland Atlanta Minnesota Dallas Dallas Atlanta Atlanta 13
14 Utah Portland Minnesota Washington Atlanta Portland Washington Atlanta Denver Boston Boston 14
15 Boston Dallas Atlanta New Orleans Denver Minnesota New Orleans LA Lakers Detroit Utah LA Lakers 15
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16 LA Lakers Atlanta Portland Portland Cleveland Dallas Cleveland Minnesota Cleveland LA Lakers Dallas 16
17 Milwaukee Denver Detroit Denver Detroit Cleveland Detroit Utah Portland Dallas Utah 17
18 Dallas Washington Washington Detroit New Orleans Denver LA Lakers New Orleans New Orleans Milwaukee Milwaukee 18
19 Portland New Orleans LA Lakers Toronto Washington Washington Portland Washington LA Lakers Washington Portland 19
20 Philadelphia LA Lakers New Orleans LA Lakers Dallas LA Lakers Dallas Portland Atlanta Portland Washington 20
21 Washington Toronto Cleveland Atlanta LA Lakers Detroit Toronto Toronto Washington Philadelphia New Orleans 21
22 Minnesota Cleveland Utah Cleveland Toronto Toronto Charlotte Boston Toronto Sacramento Minnesota 22
23 Toronto Sacramento Toronto Sacramento Sacramento Milwaukee Atlanta Detroit Sacramento Minnesota Philadelphia 23
24 Sacramento Milwaukee Milwaukee Charlotte Milwaukee Utah Sacramento Milwaukee Milwaukee New Orleans Sacramento 24
25 New Orleans Utah Orlando Boston Boston Sacramento Utah Cleveland Charlotte Toronto Toronto 25
26 Detroit Charlotte Boston Milwaukee Orlando Charlotte Milwaukee Sacramento Boston Cleveland Phoenix 26
27 Phoenix Orlando Sacramento Utah Charlotte Boston Orlando Philadelphia Orlando Phoenix Detroit 27
28 Cleveland Boston Charlotte Orlando Utah Orlando Boston Orlando Utah Detroit Cleveland 28
29 Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Charlotte Charlotte 29
30 Charlotte Phoenix Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Charlotte Philadelphia Orlando Orlando 30
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