NBA Power Rankings: Hawks Fall to the bottom

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This week we take a look at where the Hawks rank across the nation after going without a win last week.

For those of you living under a rock, it has been a rough couple of weeks in the life and times as a Hawks fan. Surely after how the team has been playing there have got to be some teams under us? Right? Anyway let's take a look at where the Hawks rank this week.

Jason Patt of drops the Hawks to #28 and goes way back to see when we last won a game or two.

The Wolves have won just once since beating the Wolves on Feb. 1... and they still have a bit of a cushion for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Marc Stein of drops the Hawks to #24. Despite all the bad news we still have a chance to make the playoffs.

Hawks fans undoubtedly need a pick-me-up after the expiration of Kyle Korver's amazing 3-point streak and a 1-15 nosedive that has strayed into its sixth week. So here it is: Atlanta still has a 75.8 percent shot to advance to the postseason, according to the latest Hollinger Playoff Odds.

John Schuhmann of drops the Hawks to #24 and thinks the Knicks will catch Atlanta's playoff spot.

It was a rough week for the Hawks, with one streak (Kyle Korver's) coming to and end and another (their losing streak) reaching six games because Jeff Teaguecouldn't hit a free throw. With the Knicks regaining their footing behind them, the Hawks really need at least two of their next three (very winnable) games. But it's hard to ask for two out of three when they've only won one of their last 15.

USAToday manages to find a way to say that the bottom of the east is horrible despite the losing streak.

Their only saving grace during this six-game losing streak is the rest of the Eastern Conference's inadequacy.

Jimmy Spencer of manages to keep the Hawks at #18 and finds a way to mention that the Hawks have a troubled playoff history.

There’s no better tradition in sports than the Atlanta Hawks losing early in the playoffs. And it looks like the springtime ritual will continue, as neither Detroit or Cleveland is going to challenge for that eighth spot. A first-round ousting via Indy or Miami is now in order.

Matt Moore of just simply points our how hard life has been for the home team after dropping us to #20.

Atlanta's on a never-ending treadmill and every 30 seconds the Basketball Gods keep increasing the incline. It's mean, really.

Matt Dollinger of also just mentions how bad teams below the Hawks must be for not getting in the playoffs.

The Hawks have gone from four games above .500 to nine games under with a 1-14 slide ... yet they still lead the Pistons by three games for the No. 8 seed. Sigh.

Kurt Helin of drops Atlanta to #24 but mentions the worst part about this past week, the Korver streak.

Losers of six in a row, if the Pistons weren’t terrible the Hawks would be out of the playoffs by now. Yet the worst news of the week was the end of Kyle Korver’s streak of games with a made three, dead at an NBA record 127.

Finally, Marc J Spears of Yahoo Sports wraps up our week in the ranking with a great conspiracy and drops us to #19.

Kyle Korver told Yahoo Sports he heard "a rumor" that a coach offered money to his team if they stopped his 3-point streak, which recently ended at a record 127 games.

Man was it rough to see our team fall. Hopefully with players coming back and a lighter schedule, we will get some wins and see the team move up in the rankings. Well that does it for the ranking this week, as always let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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