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NBA Power Rankings - Cavaliers Stumble A Bit; Hornets Remain Undefeated

A new week means a new set of power rankings in the NBA. The first we've seen comes from ProBasketballTalk, who has the New Orleans Hornets sitting pretty at the top. The Hornets are the League's only undefeated team at 8-0. Luckily for the Cavaliers, they'll face New Orleans later this week to get a first-hand view of what the Hornets are made of.

PFT has the Celtics(8-2) at #2, followed by the Lakers(8-2), Spurs(8-1) and Jazz(7-3) which round out the Top-5. The mighty Heat(6-4) come in at #7.

What about the Cavaliers? PFT has the Wine and Gold at #20, probably about right considering the really bad teams in the NBA have been, well, really bad. While the Cavaliers have now lost 2 straight they are still at 4-5 and would be the 8th Seed in the East of the Playoffs start today.

We'll keep up updated with more rankings as they are released.

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