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NBA Southwest Division Power Rankings: Grizz and Rockets Ahead of Pack

By Jay Desai
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We have completed the second of week of the NBA’s grueling regular season and it’s looking more and more like the Southwest Division is the NBA’s best division.

Competition was fierce this week with some battles occurring within the division.

It’s still early to pick a favorite from the Southwest with so much talent within the division but the divide seems to be becoming a little clear. Either that or the two teams with the best records in the Southwest Division, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets, have just been on insanely hot starts to the season.

Anyways, with that said, let’s check out the Southwest Division power rankings from week two! As always, let us know your thoughts on the rankings below in the comments section!

169. We have the first of many shifts in Southwest Division power rankings this week starting with the number one spot. The Houston Rockets move into the top spot thanks to their impressive 6-1 start to the season. The Rockets finally lost their first game of the season at home against the Golden State Warriors. Thankfully, that Warriors team was undefeated heading into that game and the Southwest Division’s other undefeated team heading into this week, the Memphis Grizzlies, also lost. For those reasons, Houston is able to move up and grab spot number one.<p><strong>Up Next This Week:</strong> Nov. 12 @ Minnesota, Nov. 14 vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 16 @ Oklahoma City</p>. 6-1 (1-0 DIV). Previous: 2nd. Houston Rockets. 1

2. 211. The Memphis Grizzlies had this week’s number one spot in the bag. Headed into the fourth quarter on Saturday at Milwaukee up by six, Memphis had a chance to start the season a perfect 7-0. The Bucks had other plans, however, outscoring the Grizzlies 27-20 in the final period and shocking Memphis fans. The good news is that the Grizzlies have great odds to reclaim the top spot in the Southwest Division with the favorable slate of games they have scheduled for this week. Three home games against the awful Lakers, the surprising Kings, and the woeful Pistons provide the perfect opportunity to keep up Memphis’ hot start to the season.<p><strong>Up Next This Week:</strong> Nov. 11 vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Nov. 13 vs. Sacramento, Nov. 15 vs. Detroit</p>. 6-1 (1-0 DIV). Previous: 1st. Memphis Grizzlies

The New Orleans Pelicans find themselves with the award for biggest leap in the Southwest Division power rankings. Anthony Davis and company have made it clear that basketball is back in “The Bayou State” with a perfect 2-0 week. New Orleans picked up impressive wins over the Charlotte Hornets and the San Antonio Spurs, helping their rise in the rankings. Davis continues to be a beast for the Pelicans averaging 24.4 points, 12.8 rebounds, and 4.4 blocks. It’s early in the season but with the way basketball has gone in New Orleans the past few years, you can be sure Pelicans fans are talking about playoff dreams.<p><strong>Up Next This Week:</strong> Nov. 10 @ Cleveland, Nov. 12 vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Nov. 14 vs. Minnesota</p><div class=. 3-2 (1-2 DIV). Previous: 5th. New Orleans Pelicans. 3. 69

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New Orleans Pelicans 3-2 (1-2 DIV)

Last week: 2-0 Last rank: 5

The New Orleans Pelicans find themselves with the award for biggest leap in the Southwest Division power rankings. Anthony Davis and company have made it clear that basketball is back in “The Bayou State” with a perfect 2-0 week. New Orleans picked up impressive wins over the Charlotte Hornets and the San Antonio Spurs, helping their rise in the rankings. Davis continues to be a beast for the Pelicans averaging 24.4 points, 12.8 rebounds, and 4.4 blocks. It’s early in the season but with the way basketball has gone in New Orleans the past few years, you can be sure Pelicans fans are talking about playoff dreams.

Up Next This Week: Nov. 10 @ Cleveland, Nov. 12 vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Nov. 14 vs. Minnesota

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