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The Hawks continue to drop like a rock, from #1 two weeks ago to #15 in week three. Being out of the Top 10 of these rankings by week three is not a good omen. By this point in the season, these rankings become quite predictive of playoff entry. Taking a look at the Top 10 now, I’d guess that is true again this season. Denver certainly may be inflated by lousy competition, but their performance has been pretty darn impressive nonetheless.