Linked are the Hollinger Power Rankings. The Clippers are 7th in strength of schedule (the difficulty of their opposition) which bumps up their rating. Also, the Clippers margin of defeat is not too bad. They have not been blown out much. Another interesting note is that the Clippers are ranked better than some 0.500 teams (check out which teams). Still, the sample size is small so we need to wait till at least 21 games have been played or so to get a better feel of the team as it continues to develop.