Power Rankings: Dubs keep rollin'

Updated: November 23, 2015, 2:27 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, Nov. 23

When you start 15-0, especially after winning a championship, comparisons to the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls and talk of 70-plus wins are the inevitable burdens you have to live with.

Yet something tells me that the ever-sunny Golden State Warriors don't see any downside to the way they've opened their NBA title defense.

How can they? The numbers tell us that they've been even more dominant, through 15 games, than the 72-10 Bulls of '95-96 were, as this beautiful SportsCenter placard illustrates.

Pinpointing who belongs in the top 10 after the Warriors/Spurs/Cavs triumvirate remains a tough task for your trusty Power Rankings Committee of One, but we'll get into those struggles more via Stein Line Live. Better to focus here on the Warriors' ridiculous dominance, which is reflected in their tidy average point margin of plus-14.4. The only other team in the modern era to start 15-0 -- the 1993-94 Houston Rockets -- sported a point differential of just plus-9.3, by comparison, during their historic start.

Please allow us to offer profuse gratitude to our friends in the NBA wing of ESPN Stats & Information, as well as the Elias Sports Bureau, for their peerless assistance with the data we need to compile our 1-to-30 order. And please feel free to comment below, as always, on this week's ladder.


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