Hollinger's PER Diem: Nov. 12, 2008

The Lakers are no surprise at the top of the Power Rankings, but the Hornets at No. 3 might raise some eyebrows, John Hollinger writes.

Updated: November 12, 2008, 3:25 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- The Power Rankings are finally here, and they're saying we've got one heck of a game to look forward to in The Big Easy tonight.

That the Lakers debut at No. 1 will surprise nobody after they stayed unbeaten with a 106-99 win in Dallas last evening. That the other unbeaten, Atlanta, stands at No. 2 is similarly not a brow-raiser. However, at No. 3, just after the two unbeatens, stand the Hornets. One of their two defeats was against the mighty Hawks (said without a ...

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