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Sixers High In SBNation's First NBA Power Rankings

SB Nation’s national site publishes their own NBA Power Rankings every week and today they’ve released their initial ranks for the 2012 NBA season. The Sixers, at 5-2, come in a #6.

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Philly’s strength of schedule dropped precipitously this week, but the club is blowing out opponents (average margin of +15) and has done well on the road. This team could very well win the Atlantic.

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For more on the Sixers check out Liberty Ballers and our NBA writer Brian Ward’s take on the team so far this season.

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NBA.com is also bullish on the Sixers so far ranking them at #7.

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Raise your hand if you had the Sixers leading the league in offensive or defensive efficiency after 15 days. We'll see where they are after a back-to-back-to-back that starts Monday and includes two big Eastern Conference playoff-position games against the Pacers (at home) and Knicks (in New York).

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