Power Rankings: Who is No. 2?

Updated: April 9, 2015, 4:25 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, April 6

The No. 1 spot in ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings, as covered here last Monday, already has been wrapped up by the Golden State Warriors.

The nearly-as-coveted No. 2 slot, however, remains very much in play.

There's a new No. 2 on this Rankings Monday, in fact, even though the incumbent Cleveland Cavaliers won both of their games last week. The reigning champs from San Antonio have vaulted past the Cavs after becoming the first team this season to beat the mighty Warriors twice ... although we can admit that it probably didn't hurt the Spurs' case that the Power Rankings committee (of one) was in the ‎building Sunday night in the Alamo City to see the Kawhi Leonard-led clinic with its own eyes.

The Spurs are 17-3 since Feb. 27 and, as long as Tiago Splitter's latest calf injury is not serious -- as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich contends -- increasingly look like co-favorites in the West with the Warriors. This much is for sure: No one in the West wants to play the Spurs in the ‎first round of the playoffs. Or any round really.

You can comment below on these rankings, which as always were compiled with data and research backing from Micah Adams and all of our friends at ESPN Stats & Information‎ as well as the Elias Sports Bureau. Or you can rank the teams yourself here.

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