There's not much drama to report, I'm afraid, in the latest edition of ESPN's weekly NBA Power Rankings.
The Golden State Warriors might have forced the committee (of one) into a tough decision had they saved up enough gas for the seventh game of their tour of the Eastern Conference to beat the Deron Williams-less Brooklyn Nets and complete the first 7-0 road trip in league history.
But a 6-1 trip, impressive as it was, couldn't quite nudge the Warriors ahead of the top-ranked Indiana Pacers, who narrowly held onto the No. 1 spot largely because what suddenly ranks as a quality home win over Toronto managed to offset the damage of a road loss in Atlanta one night later.
The newsiest developments of the week, then, are the Warriors climbing to the No. 2 slot -- where the view still has to look quite good to them -- as well as the Raptors rising to a totally unforeseen No. 8.
Both of the New York teams have likewise climbed into the teens, but the committee's overall mood, if we're being completely honest, is rather downcast.
As a glance at the injury-laded Phoenix comment will confirm.
This week's rankings were compiled, as always, with the usual Ty Lawson-esque dishing from ESPN Stats & Information and Elias. You can click here to rank the teams yourself until we return next Monday to take a fresh 1-to-30 pulse of the league.