For the first time this season the Cavaliers earned the top spot in Bloguin's BlogPoll Power Rankings. The latest rankings alsomarked the first time this season I voted the Cavaliers to the one spot in favorof the NBA's defending champs.

For my vote, I did have the Lakers two after the Cavaliers, followed by the Boston Celtics at three.

Photo Credit: Mark Duncan/APAnd needless to say, LeBron and Shaq are thrilled about the news. All tolled, thetop five shook out like this:

1. Cavaliers2. Lakers3. Denver4. Boston5. Dallas

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