6. Orlando Magic

Record: 11 - 4
Last Week's Rank: 12
Last Week's Results: W @ New York 102-93, (Mon); W vs. Charlotte 96-89, (Tue); L vs. San Antonio 83-85, (Wed); W vs. Los Angeles Lakers 92-80, (Fri)
This Week: @ Boston, Monday (1/23); @ Indiana, Tuesday (1/24); vs. Boston, Thursday (1/26); @ New Orleans, Friday (1/27); vs. Indiana, Sunday (1/29)

Who's leading the Southeast Conference right now? It's not a trick question. It is the Magic. This news shouldn't come as a surprise considering their deep roster combined with their weak schedule of late. But this past week, they faced two, uh, somewhat formidable teams in the Lakers and Spurs. Even though they lost to San Antonio and beat L.A., Orlando took advantage of their other lesser matchups to end up with a good overall week. Expect more of the same against the shell of their former self Celtics on the horizon. —Jose Martinez