The Boston Celtics have dropped in the majority of power-ranking polls after recording a 1-2 record in the first week of the season.
The Boston Celtics have fallen in the majority of power polls after opening the 2012-13 regular season with a 1-2 record. Despite a victory against the Washington Wizards, the Celtics fell to both the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks.
At SB Nation, Boston dropped six spots from a No. 4 preseason ranking to No. 10 overall heading into Week 2. Curator Seth Rosenthal made mention of the team's need to mesh following the acquisition of new players such as Courtney Lee, Jason Terry and Jeff Green. While he expressed the opinion that the team would likely improve, he admitted that they have looked bad thus far.
At ESPN, Marc Stein also moved the Celtics down six spots to No. 10 overall from his preseason ranking. At ProBasketballTalk.com, Kurt Helin dropped Boston three spots to No. 8 overall and made note of the Celtics' underperforming bench, which was supposed to be bolstered this offseason.
Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! also had the Celtics at No. 8 overall, which was a drop of four spots from his preseason ranking. Spears plainly states that the team misses Ray Allen. The team's highest ranking came in NBA.com's poll curated by John Schuhmann, who had the Celtics at No. 6 overall.