2021 NBA Power Rankings Week 7

Written By Michael Thomas

11/30/21 – Week 7 NBA Power Rankings

We’ve made it to the quarter pole of the 2021-22 season. Through Sunday, 304 (24.7%) of 1,230 games are in the books, with teams having averaged a little more than 20 games played.

Something that could be different this year: It might be more difficult to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference than it is in the West. The West has had a better record than the East in 22 of the last 23 seasons, but the East is off to a strong start this year (see below). Through Sunday, nine of the 14 teams that have winning records are in the East.

Of course, the teams with the two best records are in the West. They’re the top two in the Power Rankings, and they’re playing each other twice this week. Christmas has come early.

(The Suns and Warriors are playing each other on Christmas, too.)

NBA WEEK 7

1 Golden State Warriors (18-2)

2 Phoenix Suns (17-3)

Brooklyn Nets (14-6)

4 Miami Heat (13-7)

5 Milwaukee Bucks (13-8)

6 Chicago Bulls (13-8)

7  Utah Jazz (13-7)

8 Washington Wizards (13-7)

9 Dallas Mavericks (10-8)

10 Los Angeles Clippers (11-9)

11 Boston Celtics (11-10)

12 Charlotte Hornets (13-9)

13 Philadelphia 76ers (10-10)

14 New York Knicks (11-9)

15 Atlanta Hawks (11-10)

16 Cleveland Cavaliers (10-10)

17 Minnesota Timberwolves (10-10)

18 Portland Trail Blazers (10-10)

19 Los Angeles Lakers (11-11)

20 Denver Nuggets (9-10)

21 Indiana Pacers (9-13)

22 Toronto Raptors (9-12)

23 Memphis Grizzlies (10-10)

24 Sacramento Kings (8-13)

25 Oklahoma City Thunder (6-13)

26 San Antonio Spurs (5-13)

27 New Orleans Pelicans (5-17)

28 Detroit Pistons (4-16)

29 Houston Rockets (3-16)

30 Orlando Magic (4-17)