NBA power rankings 2012: 76ers drop in the polls

Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

The Philadelphia 76ers dropped in the majority of power ranking polls heading into this week.

The Philadelphia 76ers have dropped in the majority of power ranking polls after registering a 2-2 record last week.

Despite defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz, the Sixers dropped a home game against the Milwaukee Bucks in addition to losing to the Detroit Pistons (who, at the time, had yet to record a win). Philadelphia currently sits in third place in the Atlantic DIvision and trail the New York Knicks for first place by two games. In addition, the Sixers are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

At SB Nation, curator Seth Rosenthal has the team ranked at No. 9 overall, which is one spot lower than last week's poll. Stating that the team has performed well this season despite the absence of Andrew Bynum, Rosenthal expressed that the team should not have lost to Detroit and noted that it was a missed opportunity.

At ESPN.com, Marc Stein dropped the team six spots from last week's poll to No. 15 overall, which he attributes to the latest Bynum news. John Schuhmann of NBA.com moved the team up one spot from last week's poll to No. 11 overall and also mentioned Bynum.

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