Power Rankings: Streaking Rockets stay on top

Updated: March 17, 2008, 4:27 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com


They haven't lost a game since losing Yao Ming. They haven't lost a road game since Jan. 2. They haven't lost a game of any sort since Jan. 27.

Could the Houston Rockets be jinx-proof?

Since moving into the top spot of ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings for the first time in our six seasons using the current format, the Rockets are merely 4-0, nudging them to the top of the Western Conference standings for the first time this late in the season since -- wow -- 1977. No surprise, then, that the Rockets were in zero danger of losing their grip on No. 1, even with Boston still alone in the NBA's 50-win club.

This week's most dramatic changes, then, involve Philadelphia rising to the brink of the top 10 and Miami making the humbling drop back into the basement. You can rank the teams yourself or click here or at the bottom to register your approval or disagreement with the order at the top or anywhere else.

Tune into "NBA Fastbreak" on ESPN to see this week's Army Power Rankings.

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