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BBR Rankings: 2009-11-27

Posted by Neil Paine on November 27, 2009

7493226_Suns_v_WizardsHopefully everyone had a fun, happy, and restful holiday yesterday, and maybe you were even able to ward off the tryptophan long enough take in the two games last night, including a showdown between #1 and #8 in last week's BBR Rankings. After that matchup, we have some changes at the top of the "poll", so let's dive right in and take a look at how the teams rank this week...

(If you want to know how the rankings are calculated, read this first.)

Rank Prev Team W L WPct Week SOS Rk
1 3 Phoenix Suns 12 3 0.800 2-0 24
2 1 Atlanta Hawks 11 4 0.733 1-2 8
3 8 Orlando Magic 12 4 0.750 3-1 15
4 4 Los Angeles Lakers 11 3 0.786 2-0 10
5 5 Dallas Mavericks 11 4 0.733 2-1 20
6 2 Denver Nuggets 11 4 0.733 3-1 29
7 11 Cleveland Cavaliers 11 4 0.733 3-0 28
8 7 Houston Rockets 8 7 0.533 1-2 2
9 13 Oklahoma City Thunder 8 7 0.533 2-1 6
10 6 Portland Trail Blazers 12 5 0.706 3-1 26
11 9 Boston Celtics 11 4 0.733 2-1 27
12 12 Miami Heat 9 5 0.643 2-1 18
13 10 Chicago Bulls 6 8 0.429 0-3 1
14 14 Utah Jazz 8 7 0.533 2-1 12
15 19 San Antonio Spurs 7 6 0.538 3-0 7
16 20 New Orleans Hornets 7 9 0.438 2-1 3
17 16 Toronto Raptors 7 9 0.438 2-2 9
18 18 Milwaukee Bucks 8 5 0.615 2-2 30
19 15 Sacramento Kings 6 8 0.429 1-3 13
20 17 Detroit Pistons 5 10 0.333 0-3 4
21 27 Golden State Warriors 5 9 0.357 2-1 17
22 23 Washington Wizards 4 9 0.308 1-2 11
23 24 Charlotte Bobcats 5 9 0.357 2-1 14
24 21 Indiana Pacers 6 7 0.462 1-3 25
25 25 Memphis Grizzlies 5 10 0.333 2-2 21
26 26 Los Angeles Clippers 6 10 0.375 2-1 22
27 22 Philadelphia 76ers 5 10 0.333 0-4 23
28 28 New York Knicks 3 12 0.200 1-3 19
29 29 Minnesota Timberwolves 1 14 0.067 0-3 5
30 30 New Jersey Nets 0 15 0.000 0-3 16

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6 Responses to “BBR Rankings: 2009-11-27”

  1. khandor Says:

    From a Basketball Acumen standpoint ...

    Phoenix is a tad too high.
    Atlanta is a tad too high.
    Orlando is a tad too low ... given their injuries and absences.
    Toronto is way too high ... as the worst defense in the league.
    Charlotte is way too low ... with the addition of S-Jackson.

    Keep your eye on Washington ... with the return of Mr. Jamison.

    Most others seem to be just about right. :-)

  2. Vic De Zen Says:

    It's still weird to see Atlanta that high.

  3. Peter Says:

    Stats don't lie.
    Given the way their season started (Charlotte, Atlanta and Phoenix).

    Good to see the OKC Young Boys Thunder rising in the standings!

  4. Nodack Says:

    Orlando is ranked too low considering their injuries and absences? Yeah, why would you rank a team like Phoenix that high just because they have the best record in the league when we should really be basing the rankings on who is hurt sitting on the bench not playing.

  5. khandor Says:

    Nodack,

    If the Magic and the Suns were scheduled to play a game today, in your opinion, which team would be the wagering favourite:

    A. If the game was played in Phoenix?
    B. If the game was played in Orlando?

    IMO, Orlando would be the favourite in BOTH locations [i.e. larger at home; smaller on the road].

    You can choose to have the Suns "ranked" higher at this time, if you wish.

    I, on the other hand, believe their team to be a cut below where the Magic are today.

  6. Dave Says:

    To quote the article that describes the rating system:
    "The premise of these rankings is to rate NBA teams on their past accomplishments rather than their likelihood of winning in the future."

    So Nodack is responding to the rating system as it was designed.
    While Khandor's concern is with something else.