If we've learned nothing else from the 2011 NBA Playoffs, it is to never take anything for granted, whether it's home-court advantage or the results of a season series between competing teams.
These variables have proven meaningless, and the parity between teams appears to not be as apparent as in year's past.
We've seen amazing upsets (the Grizzlies' shocking six-game takedown of the Spurs), wily veterans looking for one more shot at a title (the Celtics' first-round sweep of the Knicks) and amazing individual performances (Kevin Durant's pair of 40-point games against the Nuggets).
But one trend appears to have developed thus far: it's still too early to predict the favorite for the NBA title just yet.
Nevertheless, here are the most current power rankings as of May 5.