Power Rankings: First impressions

Updated: November 3, 2014, 3:02 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
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The San Antonio Spurs, albeit somewhat by default, have retained the top spot in ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings.

When the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers all failed to get through the first week of the regular season unbeaten, that enabled the reigning champs from San Antonio to retain the No. 1 ranking despite a loss in Phoenix on the same night Kawhi Leonard returned to the lineup.

Golden State and Miami are this week's big movers, jumping up to No. 2 and No. 7, respectively, after their impressive starts.

A more detailed look at this week's order can be found on Stein Line Live. And you can comment below on this week's 1-to-30 ladder, which was compiled with the usual helpful dishing from ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sports Bureau.