As the season hits its halfway point, the Spurs unseat the Warriors for the No. 1 spot in the NBA Power Rankings.
With teams beginning to hit the midway mark, this week’s NBA Power Rankings will take a look back at our preseason rankings (for better or worse). And yes, I was very, very wrong on some teams.
You’ll notice one major change at the top, so a quick explanation there. We’re simply getting too far into the Spurs’ run of extended dominance not to acknowledge it, and advanced metrics—and in the past few weeks, the infamous eye test—have made San Antonio’s case more convincing than ever. Consider the Spurs and Warriors more of a 1A-1B situation, and when they duke it out Jan. 25, we’ll talk again.
Until then, here’s what we’re looking at.
(All stats and records through Jan. 17)