Look at today's standings. The entire Eastern Conference of the Association has but three teams above .500. And one of them is 5-4. Granted the Pacers are 8-0, but most of the conference is fair to middlin. In contrast, the West also has three teams above .500--in EACH division. For a total of nine teams. Right now a 5-4 record is good for 3rd place in a Western Division--at best. So early, and things may well average out, but that was a striking snapshot to me. Er, FanShot!