Following the win at Oklahoma City the Blazers are rated as the best team in the West, and the No. 2 overall team in the NBA, just .66 rating points behind the Chicago Bulls. The Blazers are also #2 in the ELO_Chess which doesn't factor in MOV. According to the formula, the Blazers have played the 8th toughest schedule so far. They are also 2-1 vs. his top 10 teams, and 3-1 vs. his top 16 teams. It's early in the year, and who knows for sure what's gonna happen, but let's post the positive news while it's here! FWIW his formula is one of the six computer polls in the BCS system.