Saturday, January 19, 2019

NBA power rankings for mid-January


By Rick Morris


NOTES: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 Golden State (1-7-4-5)

2 Milwaukee (3-2-3-1)

3 Toronto (2-1-1-2)

4 Denver (8-5-2-4)

5 Indiana (9-13-5-3)

6 Philadelphia (10-6-6-6)

SECOND TIER

7 Portland (4-12-13-9)

8 San Antonio (15-20-18-10)

9 Boston (11-11-9-11)

10 Houston (14-15-17-8)

11 Oklahoma City (6-4-7-7)

12 Utah (18-22-20-17)

13 LA Lakers (13-8-8-13)

14 Brooklyn (23-26-24-22)

15 LA Clippers (5-3-10-12)

16 Sacramento (19-18-16-14)

17 Charlotte (20-21-21-15)

18 Miami (24-23-23-16)

19 Minnesota (22-17-22-21)

20 Dallas (21-14-11-18)

21 Detroit (16-9-14-20)

22 Washington (25-24-25-25)

23 Orlando (17-19-19-23)

24 New Orleans (12-16-15-24)

25 Memphis (7-10-12-19)

THIRD TIER

26 Atlanta (29-27-29-26)

FOURTH TIER

27 Phoenix (28-30-30-28)

28 Chicago (26-28-27-27)

29 New York (27-25-26-29)

30 Cleveland (30-29-28-30)


BIGGEST RISERS: Brooklyn (8 spots), Utah (5 spots), Golden State (4 spots), Washington (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Memphis (6 spots), Oklahoma City (4 spots), LA Clippers (3 spots)


RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM, LOWEST SCORE IS BEST


1 WEST 212

2 EAST 253

NHL power rankings for mid-January


By Rick Morris


NOTES: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 Tampa Bay (2-2-1-1-1)

SECOND TIER

2 Calgary (9-9-7-2-6)

3 Winnipeg (3-4-6-3-4)

4 San Jose (16-12-13-11-7)

5 Vegas (25-28-22-8-5)

6 Boston (10-10-12-16-14)

7 Montreal (13-13-17-12-12)

8 Pittsburgh (12-30-25-15-8)

9 New York Islanders (11-11-14-20-11)

10 Nashville (1-1-3-5-10)

11 Columbus (14-7-9-14-9)

12 Toronto (4-3-2-4-2)

13 Washington (17-17-8-6-3)

THIRD TIER

14 Vancouver (6-15-27-19-13)

15 Carolina (19-24-18-22-23)

16 Buffalo (15-5-4-9-15)

17 Anaheim (21-23-10-7-17)

18 Colorado (8-16-5-10-16)

19 Dallas (18-8-11-17-18)

20 Edmonton (7-21-21-13-19)

21 Minnesota (5-6-16-18-21)

22 New York Rangers (28-14-15-21-22)

23 St. Louis (26-27-31-24)

24 Arizona (22-22-23-26-27)

25 Los Angeles (31-31-30-28)

26 Chicago (20-25-29-20)

27 Ottawa (23-20-20-24-30)

28 Florida (30-26-26-25-25)

29 New Jersey (27-29-28-26)

30 Detroit (29-18-19-23-29)

31 Philadelphia (24-19-24-31)


BIGGEST RISERS: Boston and Carolina (8 spots), Montreal (5 spots), Calgary (4 spots), Arizona, Los Angeles, Ottawa and San Jose (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Toronto and Washington (10 spots), Chicago (6 spots), Florida and New Jersey (3 spots)


RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM, DIVIDED BY THE NUMBER OF TEAMS, LOWEST SCORE IS BEST


1 PACIFIC 13.88

2 ATLANTIC 15.88

3 CENTRAL 17.14

4 METROPOLITAN 17.25


RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE

1 WEST 31.02

2 EAST 33.13

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Lounge on YouTube: 2018-19 NFL Championship Sunday preview


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Lounge on YouTube: The FDH Lounge 12th Anniversary Segment


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Lounge on YouTube: 2018-19 NFL divisional round preview


By Rick Morris                                          


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Lounge on YouTube: 2018-19 NFL wild card round preview


By Rick Morris                                          


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Lounge on YouTube: 2018-19 NFL playoffs preview


By Rick Morris                                          


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Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #1082 – House of Cards Season 6 review


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Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #1081 – Better Call Saul Season 4 review


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