Power Rankings: Warriors finish No. 1

Updated: April 14, 2015, 8:19 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
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Year 13 in charge of ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings was a fun one for the committee (of one).

We feel blessed.

Almost as blessed as the Golden State Warriors.

The 2014-15 campaign, even with the San Antonio Spurs on a 21-3 kick since Feb. 27 and the Atlanta Hawks enjoying the first 60-win showing in franchise history, belongs to the 65-win Dubs more than anyone else. Which is why they sit atop our 30-team ladder, ahead of the scorching Spurs, for the ninth straight week and 15th time in a span of 24 regular-season Mondays.

Entering its final two games of this otherworldly regular season, Golden State is sporting a nightly average points-per-game differential of plus-10.2. That would rank eighth all-time ... with six of the seven teams that posted a higher average margin having gone on to win the championship. The only team of those seven double-digit squads that failed to go all the way: Milwaukee in 1971-72, when the Bucks had to cope with the 69-13 Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.

Those are the sort of tasty tidbits we get fed every week by ESPN Stats & Info's incomparable NBA team as well as the Elias Sports Bureau. Our thanks to all our colleagues in both places for 82 games' worth of peerless assisting.

You can comment below on these rankings, rank the teams yourself here and, of course, meet us back here at the end of September for the first edition of the rankings in Year 14 for your faithful committee.

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