The Cavaliers have dropped to their lowest ranking all season at No. 14. The Cavs were has high as No. 3 in the first week of the season and as high as No. 8 earlier this month. However, troubling losses on Christmas Day to the Heat and on Sunday to the lowly Pistons at home left the voters with some real questions about Cleveland.

La-La-Land losses don’t cost Warriors

The Warriors had a rough trip down to Los Angeles last week, but it wasn’t enough to cost them the top spot. Despite losing a shocking game to the Kobe-less Lakers and a big Christmas match-up against the Clippers, the Warriors retained their number one spot. All of the other contenders for the top spot also stumbled at least once, so the Warriors hold on to the illustrious title of No. 1 team in the NBA Today Power Rankings for at least one more week.

Shift of power in the West?

All of the NBA Today voters picked either the Clippers or the Spurs to represent the conference in the NBA Finals before the season began. As we cross into 2015, those teams sit all the way down at 10 and 11 in the rankings. Both teams had some nice wins last week (LAC, HOU for Spurs; GS for Clippers), but they both also dropped games to fellow contenders.

NBA POWER RANKINGS (THROUGH 12/28/14)

Rank (LW) Team
1 (1) Golden State Warriors
2 (2) Portland Trail Blazers
T-3 (6) Chicago Bulls
T-3 (5) Houston Rockets
5 (3) Memphis Grizzlies
6 (10) Toronto Raptors
7 (4) Atlanta Hawks
8 (8) Washington Wizards
9 (7) Dallas Mavericks
10 (13) San Antonio Spurs
11 (11) Los Angeles Clippers
12 (9) Oklahoma City Thunder
13 (15) Phoenix Suns
14 (12) Cleveland Cavaliers
15 (14) New Orleans Pelicans
16 (16) Milwaukee Bucks
17 (17) Miami Heat
18 (19) Sacramento Kings
19 (20) Brooklyn Nets
20 (18) Denver Nuggets
21 (21) Utah Jazz
22 (23) Indiana Pacers
23 (25) Orlando Magic
24 (22) Charlotte Hornets
25 (28) Detroit Pistons
26 (26) Los Angeles Lakers
27 (24) Boston Celtics
28 (27) Minnesota Timberwolves
29 (29) New York Knicks
30 (30) Philadelphia 76ers

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