Power Rankings: Can defending champs hold off resurgent C's?

Updated: November 12, 2007, 11:24 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The committee (of one) can't lie. We were tempted.

We were tempted to catapult the Boston Celtics into the top spot for the first time since Paul Pierce got all that help, but we're not quite ready to drop the defending champs. Not when San Antonio has sliced through everyone except a team that could also make a case for No. 1: Houston.

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