The Nets have the same record as the Pistons, Mavs, and the Spurs, but the new power rankings put them (mostly) lower than those perennial powers, with rankings between #11 and #15. Everyone likes the 7-3 road record but NBA.com's John Schuhmann wonders, "how good they could be if there was any energy at all in that old building in the swamp." ESPN's Marc Stein thinks he may have jinxed the Nets.
- Power Rankings: No Cracking the Top Three - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Power Rankings: Celtics the undisputed No. 1 - Marc Stein - ESPN
- NBA power rankings: Celtics hop Lakers for No. 1 spot - Chris Colston - USA Today
- NBA Power Rankings - Doug Word - Athlon Sports
- Celtics supplant Lakers; Texas teams find footing - Marty Burns - Sports Illustrated
- Power Poll: Schedule tells who is the real deal - Sean Deveney - The Sporting News
- Power Rankings - Every day we shufflin' - J.E. Skeets - Ball Don't Lie