Ok, so now things are getting interesting. In a normal season things would be mostly set this late in the year. In this weird, abbreviated season things are far from settled. Week 19 saw 8 different teams make moves in the NBA Western Conference. This is top tier teams as well as those in the middle and other nearer to the bottom. The play-in tournament has encouraged/forced some teams who would be out of contention by now to continue to compete. Those franchises and fans love the play-in, but for those teams that have fallen to play-in consideration, looking at you Lakers, the sentiment about the play-in is quite different.
In Week 19 we have 3 teams go undefeated, the Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail blazers. Only one team failed to win a single game this week, the Los Angeles Clippers. This week also marks the first time we have moved a team from one of the three categories we use to compile the rankings, Quality, Good or Bad team. The Memphis Grizzlies have proven to be a Good team and are now in that category.
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Week 18 – Biggest Movers
The Portland Trail Blazers were one of 3 teams to go undefeated in week 19. Those wins meant the most to the Blazers as it saw them jump from 9 to 6 this week! The Suns, who also went undefeated, jumped up a spot and the Nuggets inched closer to the #3 position.
Portland Trail Blazers
Week 18 – Biggest Droppers
There were 5 total teams that all dropped a single spot this week. The list includes the Los Angeles Clippers., Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans. out done, had two Bad Losses which resulted in their drop in the standings. Of those teams only one failed to a win a game all week, the Los Angeles Clippers went 0-3. They had a pretty solid hold on the #3 spot before this week, but not anymore. Because of their lack of wins and drop in the rankings, they get the special call out this week.
Los Angeles Clippers
Week 1 Western Conference Power Rankings
The Strength of Schedule Western Conference Power Rankings are a points based ranking method developed by thePeachBasket. In short, points are awarded for wins and losses. The better the team you beat, the more points you earn. It’s simple and takes the opinion out of Power Rankings. It’s math and its brought to you by thePeachBasket, Voice of the Fan!(tm)