NBA Power Rankings: Week of March 5th, 2012

The power rankings will work a little differently this week than in the past. Instead of giving an explanation for each team, there will just be the rankings. This gives you, the reader, a chance to comment with your thoughts on individual teams, and the rankings as a whole.

1. Chicago Bulls (Last Week #3)

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Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls rose in the power rankings to #1. (Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons)

2. Oklahoma City Thunder (Last Week #2)

3. Miami Heat (Last Week #1)

4. Los Angeles Lakers (Last Week #10)

5. San Antonio Spurs (Last Week #4)

6. Indiana Pacers (Last Week #6)

7. Memphis Grizzlies (Last Week #11)

8. Los Angeles Clippers (Last Week #5)

9. Orlando Magic (Last Week #8)

10. Dallas Mavericks (Last Week #7)

11. Boston Celtics (Last Week #19)

12. Philadelphia 76ers (Last Week #13)

13. Atlanta Hawks (Last Week #15)

14. Denver Nuggets (Last Week #17)

15. Houston Rockets (Last Week #9)

16. New York Knicks (Last Week #16)

17. Minnesota Timberwolves (Last Week #12)

18. Utah Jazz (Last Week #21)

19. Portland Trail Blazers (Last Week #14)

20. Phoenix Suns (Last Week #22)

21. Milwaukee Bucks (Last Week #23)

22. Golden State Warriors (Last Week #20)

23. New Jersey Nets (Last Week #27)

24. Toronto Raptors (Last Week #26)

25. Sacramento Kings (Last Week #28)

26. Detroit Pistons (Last Week #24)

27. New Orleans Hornets (Last Week #25)

28. Cleveland Cavaliers (Last Week #18)

29. Washington Wizards (Last Week #29)

30. Charlotte Bobcats (Last Week #30)

Team who rose the highest: Boston Celtics

Team who fell the farthest: Cleveland Cavaliers

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