NBA Power Rankings: Hawks Fall To No. 10 In SB Nation Power Rankings

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 16: Joe Johnson #2 of the Atlanta Hawks and Leandro Barbosa #20 of the Toronto Raptors converse after the Hawks 93-84 win at Philips Arena on January 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Hawks had an otherwise solid week despite suffering a devastating injury to All-Star center Al Horford that will keep him out of action for at least three months. The loss of Horford combined with a road loss to the Indiana Pacers has the Hawks falling six spots to No. 10 SB Nation's NBA Power Rankings.

10. Atlanta Hawks 9-4 W: NJ, CHA, MIN; L: IND Peachtree Hoops
Atlanta's edged out two wins since losing Al Horford, but the schedule will get much tougher later this week with games against Portland and the Sixers. Atlanta's schedule has been rather soft so far this season.

The Hawks fell four spots in John Schuhmann's NBA.com rankings to No. 13.

Atlanta (9-4)
Pace: 92.6 (23), Off: 103.3 (8), Def: 95.9 (5)

Eventually, the Hawks will probably struggle without Al Horford, but they're 2-0 since he was ruled out for the next 3-4 months. Maybe Ivan Johnson, who won the game for them on Saturday, can keep them afloat.

ESPN.com NBA writer Marc Stein drops Atlanta six spots this week down from No. 6 to No. 12.

A shame it happened so soon after those big wins over Miami and Chicago, but there's no getting around it: Atlanta just lost the guy on the roster closest to irreplaceable, because Al Horford ranks not only as its best big man but also its smartest player.

Also at ESPN.com, the Atlanta Hawks are ranked No. 4 in John Hollinger's Daily Power Rankings.

For more on the Atlanta Hawks check out SB Nation Atlanta, follow Jason Walker and Kris Willis, along with Peachtree Hoops on Twitter and check out the Peachtree Hoops Facebook Fan Page.

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