The 2015-16 NBA regular season ends April 13, which means everyone—from playoff hopefuls to lottery locks to genuine championship contenders—is running out of time.
Tankers need to tank harder, half of the Eastern Conference still thinks it's in play for the postseason, and the juggernaut San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors will get three more chances to see whose momentum is greater. Here in the land of power rankings, we're still trafficking in upheaval, as the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics (just two examples; don't worry, there are more) made big moves this time around.
Stability persists at the top, of course, though we have a new entry into the third spot that just feels right.
Rankings are based on overall performance with an emphasis on recent play. Win-loss records matter, but we'll take strength of opponent into account whenever citing that stat. With some help from advanced metrics and some gut feelings, we'll organize these 30 teams on the basis of who's playing the best right now.