For the first time this year - and in recent memory - The Warriors are ranked solidly in the top half of the league. Read on to see the comments about the Dubs from around the web.
While the spread runs from 10th to 14th, everyone seems to agree that Golden State has a good chance for the playoffs. And that's already a change from the beginning of the season. Teamrankings.com has the Dubs with a 53.7% chance of making the playoffs - the first time this year it's above 50%.
The Dubs have done that despite playing 8 of their first 14 on the road, against the 5th-toughest schedule in the NBA to date. In an unusual twist, that's based on a solid defense and rebounding.
[<a href="//storify.com/SFSportsball/week-4-rankings" mce_href="//storify.com/SFSportsball/week-4-rankings" target="_blank">View the story "Week 4 NBA Rankings - Golden State Warriors" on Storify</a>]<h1>Week 4 NBA Rankings - Golden State Warriors</h1><h2>For the first time this year - and in recent memory - The Warriors are ranked solidly in the top half of the league. While the spread runs from 10th to 14th, everyone seems to agree that Golden State has a good chance for the playoffs. And that's already a change from the beginning of the season.</h2><p>Storified by SF Sportsball · Mon, Nov 26 2012 11:01:53</p><div>Golden State WarriorsGolden State Warriors team page with results, picks, power rankings, odds and stats.</div><div>Top 5 toughest schedules so far (by opponent WPct) according to @bball_ref: 1) LAC, 2) MEM, 3) MIA, 4) POR, 5) GSW.Tom Haberstroh</div><div>10. Golden State Warriors. With 10.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and solid 3-point shooting (35.5 percent), rookie small forward Harrison Barnes has solidified his spot in the starting five.NBA power rankings: LeBron and the Heat are on top—get used to it - NBA - Sporting News</div><div>12 Golden State (8-6) Pace: 95.9 (8), OffRtg: 100.3 (17), DefRtg: 100.4 (12) While Harrison Barnes is showing us that he's got some hops, Stephen Curry is reminding us how good he can be when he's healthy. Curry scored or assisted on 27 of the Warriors' final 30 points in their overtime victory over the Mavs on Monday and had a couple of more big performances against the Nets and Wolves. He's 16-for-31 from 3-point range over the last five games. Last week: 19Power Rankings: Heat on top with parity out West | NBA.com</div><div>But considering that GSW had a horrid shooting slump that seems to be recently correcting in the other direction, and Andrew Bogut's (possible) imminent return (via Yahoo!), I'm shading towards Oakland optimism for once. Fine, I'll admit it. Most of their rankings boost directly results from this Harrison Barnes dunk:12. Golden State Warriors | NBA Power Rankings: Separating Contenders from Pretenders | Bleacher Report</div><div>13 Warriors 8-6 8 13/21 Eventually, a lineup featuring Stephen Curry, David Lee and Andrew Bogut had to stay healthy and play near potential, right? Look out, world. Warriors may be ready now.NBA Power Rankings - Top 30 NBA Basketball Teams - FOX Sports on MSN</div><div>13 Golden State Warriors 8-6 20 W: @DAL, BRO, MIN; L: @DEN Golden State of Mind Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (or at least one of the two) have finally been scoring well enough of late to compensate for the fact that Golden State gives away excess points at the free throw line and off turnovers. At least that's what I've heard, because any memory I had of the Warriors or anything at all got wiped the moment I saw this Harrison Barnes icepick on the head of Nikola Pekovic. As far as I'm concerned, nothing ever happened before that dunk and nothing else has happened since.NBA power rankings, Week 5: Memphis Grizzlies' reign continues - SBNation.com</div><div>14 Golden State 8-6 5 Last Week: 19 Didn't see this coming, frankly. Despite playing eight of their first 14 games on the road -- and playing them, for the most part, without the injured Andrew Bogut and Brandon Rush -- Golden State has matched its best start to this point since the "We Believe" Warriors went 8-6 in 2006-07.NBA Basketball Power Rankings - National Basketball Association - ESPN</div>