Power Rankings: What's cooking?

Updated: October 26, 2015, 2:26 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, October 26

The NBA's 70th season starts Tuesday night, and your trusty NBA Power Rankings Committee of One is ready for season No. 14 in charge of ESPN's weekly sorting of the Association.

And this, of course, is the first of 25 consecutive Mondays that we'll serve up a 1-to-30 ladder pinpointing where teams stand, weighing what's happening in the short term against each team's big-picture outlook ... with the usual dash of unpredictable whim tossed in.

The Golden State Warriors remain in their rightful place as the top team overall, as defending champs always do here, with the Cleveland Cavaliers still ahead of the West's very deep chasing pack at No. 2 despite their painful preseason, which only feels right given the sort of lock LeBron's Cavs are to win the East.

There isn't a huge amount of change yet between what we saw in the Training Camp edition of the rankings on Sept. 25 and where we stand now. But the blender is about to start spinning if history is any guide, since the first few weeks of the schedule are famed for spitting out some crazy outcomes.

You can comment on this week's rankings below and, as always, read more about our process on Stein Line Live. (Hat tip to ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sports Bureau for their usual helping dishing of data.)

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