A lot has changed in the early portion of the 2012-13 season, and the latest edition of the NBA Power Rankings is no exception. Few teams have managed to separate themselves from an ever-growing heap of middle-of-the-road teams, but there are a couple that have emerged as true contenders.
The New York Knicks are no longer undefeated, so are they still the class of the league? Who has become the favorite in the competitive Western Conference?
For the answers to those intriguing questions and more, you'll have to read on.
And in the spirit of this time of year, instead of questioning why your team isn't ranked higher, just be thankful that they aren't lower in the pecking order. Of course, if you're a fan of the Washington Wizards, just be thankful that you have a team to root for?
Note: While records are current through Nov. 21, statistics are current through Nov. 20 unless otherwise specified. Previous rankings come from this edition of the power rankings.