The Spurs hold on to their No. 1 ranking for the eighth week in a row, but this is as close as they have come to losing that top ranking since they were the No. 2 team in Week 12.
As a matter of fact, the top five is about as close as it's been all season.
San Antonio fell to the Lakers 99-83 on Sunday — two days after blowing out Miami by 30. For the Lakers, it was their seventh straight victory to end a week that propelled them from sixth to second in the Week 20 poll.