NBA power rankings 2012: 76ers placed in top-15 in polls

Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

A cumulative look at where the Philadelphia 76ers have been placed in this week's power ranking polls. Do you agree with the rankings?

The Philadelphia 76ers have been placed in the top-15 in power ranking polls featured on SB Nation, ESPN.com, FoxSports.com and NBA.com.

Philadelphia currently sits in third place in the Atlantic Division with a 10-7 record and trail the New York Knicks by 2.5 games for first place. After registering wins against the Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Bobcats, the 76ers finished out last week with a loss against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.

At SB Nation, curator Seth Rosenthal moved the team up four positions from last week's poll to No. 11 overall. Citing the impressive play of Jrue Holiday and Thad Young, Rosenthal also made mention of the team's inconsistent play and the Andrew Bynum situation:

I don't get the feeling that anybody's thinking too hard about Philly's up-and-down play as a team (and it's mostly been up anyway). As long as Andrew Bynum's out, everyone kinda just shrugs at the Sixers' performance, particularly on offense (now, one hopes that isn't a perma-shrug. It remains to be seen). What's encouraging with or without Bynum is the individual excellence of Jrue Holiday, Thaddeus Young and, every other day or so, Evan Turner.

Sam Amico at FoxSports.com also placed the Sixers at No. 11 overall, which was one spot higher than last week. At NBA.com, John Schuhmann kept the team at No. 13 overall. Philadelphia's lowest ranking came in Marc Stein's list at ESPN.com where they were kept at No. 16 overall. Despite the lack of movement, Stein praised the team's recent efforts.

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