Monday, November 4, 2013

2013-14 Consensus NBA Power Rankings, Week 2

Perhaps the biggest surprise in through the first week of the NBA season is the perfect start for the Philadelphia 76ers.

As the nearly unanimous choice as the worst team in the league in our initial Power Rankings going into the season, the Sixers have begun the season 3-0.

And not only have they started the season with a perfect record, but they have knocked off a couple of the elite Eastern Conference teams including the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls.

Small forward Evan Turner leads the team in scoring with 23.0 points per game and the team currently ranks fifth in the league in scoring.

In addition, rookie Michael Carter-Williams is off to an incredible start.  MCW is averaging 20.3 points and 9.0 assists per game in addition to leading the NBA in steals with 4.33 per game.

In his first ever regular-season game, he missed a triple-double by just one steal: 22 points, 12 assists and nine steals.

As we head into Week 2 of the NBA season, the Sixers have moved up to No. 11 into our NBA Power Rankings.

In addition to the 76ers moving up, the Heat have dropped out of the top spot after getting off to a 2-2 start although two of our rankers (including me) still have them at the top spot.

See our full Week 2 NBA Power Rankings here.

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