The Philadelphia 76ers have unanimously fallen in the power ranking polls at SB Nation, ESPN.com, FoxSports.com and NBA.com.
The team currently sits in third place in the Atlantic Division and shares an identical record with the Boston Celtics (8-6). Philadelphia trails the Brooklyn Nets (9-4) and New York Knicks (9-4) for first place in the log-jammed division. The team managed to defeat the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors last week but also dropped consecutive games against the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder.
At SB Nation, curator Seth Rosenthal dropped the 76ers six spots to No. 15 overall. Citing the team's defensive prowess, Rosenthal is not certain about the team's offensive potency:
The Sixers continue to defend decently enough to keep games competitive without Andrew Bynum (and all signs suggest they'll have to keep doing that for a while). On occasions when a Sixer aptly assumes Bynum's role as offensive centerpiece, they have enough to win those games. Jrue Holiday's been the guy most likely to step up.
At ESPN.com, the team dropped one spot to No. 16 overall and made mention of the absence of Bynum. FoxSports.com dropped Philadelphia two spots to No. 12, while NBA.com followed suit moving the team two spots to No. 13.