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Week 6 (ESPN):  

Not unexpected, but still disappointing...

With a review like this:

“The Raptors have been consistently strong all season, with all four of their losses competitive road affairs against teams a combined 28 games over .500. They continue to have contributors step up around Pascal Siakam, who is in the midst of an MVP-level campaign. During the past four games, Norman Powell has chipped in 19.5 points per game on 54.4% shooting from the field to provide a stable scoring option on the wing and help keep the offense humming even with Kyle Lowry's (thumb) continued injury absence. -- Snellings

This week: PHI, NY, @ORL, UTAH”

Raps are ranked as the 11th best team.

Let’s see what Week 6 will be like on
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ESPN consistently under ranked us this season, while theathletic consistently overrated us. They have us at 5th now.

Personally, I have no issue being ranked anywhere between 1st and 11th, the two la teams, the bucks, Houston, Boston, Toronto, Philly, Denver, Utah and Miami have all been about the same, and you can throw Dallas in the mix. These teams are separated by 2-3 wins, and each has various claims to be ranked higher or lower.
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I’d put them where the net rating has them - fourth. is so much better in terms of the info they provide alongside ultimately meaningless rankings.

Last week:

Record: 11-4
Pace: 102.2 (13) OffRtg: 110.5 (7) DefRtg: 103.2 (9) NetRtg: +7.3 (4)

The Raptors have two of the eight league-wide lineups (their starters with and without Kyle Lowry) that have played at least 100 minutes and outscored their opponents by more than 10 points per 100 possessions. And their bench (the guys that Nick Nurse had a tough time trusting early in the season) continues to show improvement. Terence Davis totaled 35 points (shooting 7-for-10 from 3-point range) in wins over Charlotte and Orlando last week, Chris Boucher has averaged a double-double in less than 18 minutes over their three-game winning streak, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ranks in the top 10 in offensive rebounding percentage and in the top 20 in deflections per 36 minutes. According to aggregate (estimated) NetRtg, only the Mavs' bench has been better than that of the champs, which should get Serge Ibaka (who has missed the last seven games with an ankle injury) back this week as the schedule gets a little tougher. The Raptors host the Sixers on Monday and after facing the Knicks and Magic, they'll play four straight games against teams that currently have winning records.

Week 6: vs. PHI, vs. NYK, @ ORL, vs. UTA

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Craving recognition is, ultimately, for losers. After winning a title, they can rank us last for the remainder of time and I couldn't care less. When we were losers, I used to care a little, I wanted the outside world to know we are good. Especially that, deep inside, I was afraid it won't last ... That playoffs will come and we'll get smoked again, and they will make fun of the poor dinos. Good riddance to all that 🙂

ESPN is an American website with an American audience, so it's not all that shocking anyway. Not to mention that most sites treat power rankings as a way to judge where a team sits in the immediate future, not who is better or worse. 
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I'd love for all the websites and all the fans and all the other teams to continue to underrate this team and give it no chance of any real success.  

Right through June.

Go Raps.
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