As I scrolled through the Internet to see where various publications and sites had the Cavaliers ranked with respect to their 2008-2009 Pre Season Power Rankings, I felt it necessary to post the various Power Rankings Below, average them together, and Post the Cavaliers Consensus Ranking for the upcoming 2008-2009 Season.
For what it is worth, the Cavaliers Average Preseason Power Ranking per the sites listed below, in October, is 7.5. So I guess that means the Cavs are better than 7 full teams, and the Knicks.
The Power Rankings with respect to the Cavaliers are listed below:
ESPN Power Rankings
USA Today Power Rankings
USA Today: 9th
Bleacher Report Power Rankings
Bleacher Report: 7th
MVN Power Rankings
Inside Hoops Power Rankings
Inside Hoops: 13
The supporting math for all of you that cheated in junior high is as follows: 6+9+7+4+13+6 = 45 / 6 = 7.5