In the Rankings: Week 10

Every Monday, the Lakers Basketblog checks the net to bring you the latest NBA power rankings.

NBA.com
This Week: 1 | Last Week: 2 | Diff: +1

Thanks to some upsets in the East and an impressive win over the Blazers, the Lakers are back to having the best record in the league. They’re also the most efficient offense for the first time this season. As much as the Pau Gasol trade helped the Lakers last season, the deal they made for Trevor Ariza last November is looking pretty good too.

ESPN.com
This Week: 1 | Last Week: 1 | Diff: N/A

Throw out a winter trip to Florida that went awry and the Lakers are 10-0 since the Dec. 9 debacle in Sacramento. And so they’ve reclaimed the league’s best record along with the top spot where it matters. (Yes, here.)

SI.com
This Week: 1 | Last Week: 2 | Diff: +1

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/chris_mannix/01/05/power.rankings/index.html?eref=T1

USAToday.com
This Week: 1 | Last Week: 3 | Diff: +2

Portland’s McMillan: Lakers are “on a mission.”

Average Ranking: This Week: 1 | Last Week: 2 | Diff: +1