Power Rankings: Pacers, Cavs make giant leap into Top 10

Updated: September 30, 2005, 11:46 PM ET

NBA summer vacations end Monday, but why wait?

Marc Stein's Power Rankings make their long-awaited return with this Training Camp Edition, rating every team from 1 through 30.

For the purposes of review, this initial batch serves as a barometer of each team's standing heading into camp, based on Stein's special formula.

That formula? It gauges how good a team is projected to be along with how good its summer was ... with a dash of totally subjective whim factored in.

The next set of rankings will appear on Halloween -- on the eve of Opening Night -- after all 30 teams have a month to impress us. The rankings will then continue every Monday through the regular season. Click here to comment on the first batch of rankings.

Editor's note: Last Week and Record categories are from the final Power Rankings of the 2004-05 season.

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