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Week 7 Power Rankings: Thunder Continue to Make Their Case as NBA's No. 1 Team

Most of the web's NBA power rankers have played the waiting game with the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, the extremely dominant and focused play of the team is forcing them to stop with the waiting and just put the team at No. 1. The Thunder continue to trend upward in the power rankings, as they convince more and more people just how good they are with Kevin Martin and without James Harden.

Kendrick Perkins wants to win, so he must be pretty happy with his team's play right now.
Kendrick Perkins wants to win, so he must be pretty happy with his team's play right now.
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Source Ranking Comment
SBNation 2 The Thunder have moved up a spot since last week. Seth Rosenthal notes just how power the OKC offense is, especially given the fact that it still does not appear to be at full force.
NBA.com 1 According to John Schuhmann, the Thunder are statistically the best offense since the 2003-04 Dallas Mavericks, noting how they rolled through the league's No. 1 defense (Pacers) on Sunday.
Sporting News 1 After being way down at No. 6 in these rankings last week, all is right now. The Thunder's eight-game win streak has them at the top of the league.
Bleacher Report 1 Russell Westbrook is playing the best basketball of his career, and the "not a real point guard" argument is losing weight. Serge Ibaka has also been huge thanks to his continued offensive improvement.
ESPN-Hollinger 2 A slightly weaker schedule has dropped the Thunder a single spot in John Hollinger's stat-heavy power rankings.
Fox Sports 1 Sam Amico believes that the Thunder look even more seasoned than they did on their playoff run to the NBA Finals last season.