1. Miami Heat

Record: 8 - 1
Last Week's Rank: 1
Last Week's Results: L vs. Atlanta, 100-92 (Mon); W vs. Indiana, 118-83 (Wed); W @ Atlanta, 116-109 OT (Thu); W @ New Jersey, 101-90 (Sat)
This Week: @ Golden State, Tuesday (1/10); @ Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday (1/11); @ Denver, Friday (1/13)

So, the Miami Heat aren't undefeated anymore. But who cares? They are still good enough to hold down the No. 1 spot in our NBA Power Rankings for another week. The '95-'96 Bulls posted an .878 winning percentage for the best team year in league history; the Heat would have to go 50-7 the rest of this year to top that. 58-8 doesn't have quite the same ring as 72-10 (not that many would give LBJ and co. the "Best Team" title even if they did accomplish it), but it's not out of the question. From Shane Battier to our Totally Premature Sixth Man of the Year, Norris Cole, Miami is sporting a much better supporting cast for the Big 3 this season. Get the Haterade ready, June is closer than you think. —Jose Martinez