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2012-13 NBA Power Rankings, Edition 1

John Wall looks great in a suit. The Wizards need him in uniform to get off the bottom of the Broom on the Warpath NBA Power Ratings.

With this entry, I'm launching the Broom on the Warpath NBA Power Ratings. I'll post this more or less weekly during the season as a measure of relative team strength.

My power ratings are based on a combination of team-level factors including efficiency, rebounding, turnovers, fouling, and strength of schedule. 

My power rankings work like this: the top team is set at 100 and then teams are scaled below. In that way, we get to see the relative strength of each team as compared to the league's best team.

It should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway: This early in the season, the sample size is puny. These rankings are likely to fluctuate big-time until more games have been played. View this first look as a snapshot of the first couple weeks of the season -- a benchmark to compare future developments.

The rankings:

  1. NYK -- 100
  2. MEM -- 76
  3. MIA -- 73
  4. LAC -- 72
  5. OKC -- 66
  6. SAS -- 65
  7. DAL -- 64
  8. CHI -- 62
  9. PHI -- 62
  10. LAL -- 59
  11. DEN -- 57
  12. BRK -- 55
  13. MIN -- 54
  14. NOH -- 53
  15. UTA -- 53
  16. HOU -- 49
  17. ATL -- 49
  18. MIL -- 48
  19. POR -- 45
  20. TOR -- 42
  21. BOS -- 41
  22. IND -- 38
  23. GSW -- 37
  24. CHA -- 36
  25. ORL -- 32
  26. CLE -- 32
  27. PHO -- 30
  28. SAC -- 28
  29. WAS -- 26
  30. DET -- 23
If you're a Wizards fan, these rankings are worrisome. Through their first 5 games, the Wizards have compiled the league's 4th worst scoring differential while playing the league's weakest schedule. 

Their opponents (Milwaukee, Boston, Indiana and Cleveland) have an average power rating of 40 -- which would rank 22nd overall. Their highest ranked opponent thus far is the Bucks -- at #18.

The Wizards REALLY need Nene and John Wall to get healthy and get back in the lineup. 

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