5. Philadelphia 76ers

Record: 11 - 5
Last Week's Rank: 5
Last Week's Results: W vs Milwaukee 94-82, (Mon); L vs. Denver 104-108, (Wed); W vs. Atlanta 90-76, (Fri); L @ Miami 92-113, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Washington, Monday (1/23), vs. New Jersey Nets, Wednesday (1/25); vs. Charlotte, Friday (1/27); vs. Detroit, Saturday (1/28)

Philly is for real, folks. Doug Collins is doing a hell of a job and is the Coach of the Year, so far. The Sixers are beating up on the bottom dwellers and are showing up against the league's top teams. Sure they got blown out by a Wade-less Heat team, but Philadelphia had just won four out of their last five games. The Sixers are looking at a soft schedule this week and are in great position to keep a stranglehold on the Atlantic division. —Angel Diaz