Power Rankings: Undefeated Hornets, Jazz zip toward top

Updated: November 6, 2006, 12:58 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

There's nothing quite like those anything-seems-possible early days in the NBA Power Rankings.


A combined 1-4 record for the two titans who met in the NBA Finals and several more Week 1 surprises from teams down low have given the rankings an immediate jumble. We're already struggling to identify a clear-cut No. 1 -- given that our eventual choice, San Antonio, lost its home opener -- but that means there's no shortage of Cinderellas ... starting with New Orleans/Oklahoma City and Utah.

The Hornets and Jazz, two of the league's three remaining unbeatens, have taken up unexpected residence in the top five. It's difficult to imagine that they'll be staying up there long, but you can argue otherwise or send in any other feedback by clicking here.

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