NBA Power Rankings: Counting Down the Top 10 Teams in the League

B/R StudiosFeatured ColumnistJanuary 9, 2012

The NBA season is only two weeks old, and the standings have already given us some surprises. 

While teams like the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are sitting in first place as expected, some unexpected squads have emerged.

In the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Pacers have gone from a team just barely qualifying to a veritable force in the Midwest.  As of today, they are just a half game behind the Chicago Bulls in the division race.

Out west, Denver has proven to be a heavily talented team despite losing Carmelo Anthony, and in Portland, Jamal Crawford has given the squad that extra oomph it needed off the bench.

Bleacher Report columnist Josh Benjamin has observed each team with a keen eye, and today he gives us his own Top 10 ranking of the best.

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