I just read today's Stein Power Rankings on ESPN, and I saw this under Chicago:
Bulls are destined for the East's No. 5 seed, but remember: They'll have home-court advantage in the first round as long as they have more wins than the No. 4 seed.
Doesn't that effectively make them the number 4 seed anyway? They have first-round home court advantage, and move on to play the winner of the 1st/8th seed matchup.
Am I missing something obvious?