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NBA Power Ranking Lists: How Pundits Rank Houston Rockets Week 23

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Apr 3, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) advances the ball to the basket during the second quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) advances the ball to the basket during the second quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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The Houston Rockets entered week 23 clinging to the eighth seed and did what they’ve done all season: beating tough teams and losing a game they should have won.

Week 23 of the 2015-16 season is in the books and with that the new NBA Power Ranking Lists are out, so lets take a look at where the Houston Rockets were ranked.

In Week 23 the Houston Rockets did what they’ve done all season by beating the Cavaliers after trailing by 20 points, but then they suffered a loss to the reeling Bulls squad prior to coming back with a huge win over the Thunder.

They’ll be tested again in week 24 with games with two games versus sub par lottery teams (Suns and Lakers) and a tough divisional match-up with the Mavericks.

Lets see where the pundits rank the Rockets in week 23:

Pundits Lists:

John Schuhmann of nba.com  As Schuhmann points out the Rockets differential from the first half to the second trails only the Lakers. After two big wins Schuhmann moves Houston up 3 spots. Full week 23 list

Matt Moore of CBS Moore holds the Rockets steady at 16th and he offers a great analogy on the Rockets in terms of never being able to count on them….. Complete list.

Marc Stein ESPN  Stein moves Red Nation up a spot and points to the Rockets easy remaining schedule  Full List.

Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated  Yet another pundit discussing the Rockets inconsistency, which is kind of big given Woo was high on them to start the season. His full list is here.

Power Rank week 23 Woo
Power Rank week 23 Woo

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USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin ever present crazy compilation of stats provides input into the Rockets inconsistency. Still they sit right around the point Clutch City would cringe at as it’s just above or below the cut off line of top 16 teams.  Then again that’s how they’ve performed all season … enough said. Here’s the full list

Power Rank week 23 Sagarin
Power Rank week 23 Sagarin

That wraps up the National Media NBA Power Ranking Lists for Week 23 of the season. What are your thoughts on how the pundits ranked the Rockets? Let us know in the comments section below.

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