NBA Power Rankings: Week 8

By The Guru
Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

What to Watch

Thunder
(16-8)
Cavaliers
(15-7)
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Biggest Movers

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Every week we aggregate NBA Power Rankings from around the Web and re-rank all 30 teams based on their average rankings. We pull rankings from: ESPN, CBS Sports, SI, NBA.com and ProBasketballTalk.

If two or more teams have the same Average for a given week then the team with the better Strength of Schedule will be ranked higher.

Check out our Week 8 Heat Chart to see how each of the five sites we pull rankings from ranked all 30 teams.

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Here are the Power Rankings for Week 8. Tell us what you think in the comment section!

Guru Rank

Team

Average

Move

Hi/Lo

1

Warriors
24-1

1.0

-

1/1

2

Spurs
20-5

2.0

-

2/2

3

Cavaliers
15-7

3.0

2

3/3

4

Thunder
16-8

4.0

2

4/4

5

Raptors
16-9

6.0

3

5/9

6

Celtics
14-10

6.6

5

5/8

7

Hornets
14-9

6.8

3

5/9

8

Pacers
13-9

8.0

4

6/10

9

Heat
13-9

9.0

6

7/11

10

Bulls
13-8

9.2

3

7/11

11

Clippers
14-10

10.6

3

9/12

12

Hawks
14-11

12.0

3

11/13

13

Pistons
14-11

13.4

2

13/14

14

Mavericks
13-11

14.0

1

12/17

15

Magic
12-11

15.8

2

14/18

16

Rockets
12-12

16.2

2

15/18

17

Jazz
10-12

16.6

1

15/18

18

Grizzlies
13-12

16.8

6

15/18

19

Suns
11-14

19.4

4

19/20

20

Wizards
10-12

20.8

2

19/25

21

Bucks
10-15

22.2

4

20/25

22

Trail Blazers
10-15

22.2

2

21/23

23

Knicks
11-14

22.2

4

20/27

24

Kings
9-15

24.2

2

23/26

25

Timberwolves
9-14

24.6

4

22/27

26

Pelicans
6-17

26.0

2

24/27

27

Nuggets
9-14

26.6

-

24/28

28

Nets
7-16

26.8

-

26/28

29

Lakers
3-21

29.4

1

29/30

30

76ers
1-24

29.6

1

29/30

The ‘Guru Rank’ column indicates each team’s ranking based upon the Average for a given week.

The ‘Move’ column shows each team’s movement by comparing the Guru Rank for the current week with the Guru Rank for the previous week.

The ‘Hi/Lo’ column shows a team’s highest and lowest power ranking for the current week across the List of Ten weekly power rankings.

The ‘What to Watch’ box at the top of the page displays the best series of the upcoming week, as determined by adding together the current Average for the two teams playing in each series. The smallest aggregate current Average will determine which series is listed in ‘What to Watch’.

The ‘Biggest Movers’ box shows which teams moved up and down the most from their Guru Rank (current week versus previous week) and by how much.

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