The Seattle Seahawks dropped six spots in the ESPN Power Rankings from 20th to 26th in the first week of the season. Seattle lost on the road to the Arizona Cardinals in a game they probably should have won after a drive late in the fourth quarter ended with a drop in the end zone.
The Seahawks placement on rankings is just about where they should be after a disappointing performance in the first game. The offensive line of Seattle was completely absent throughout the game which made it difficult for the running game and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson to perform.
Wilson was still able to produce decent numbers which should give the Seahawks hope for the rest of the season in his ability to lead the team. Even though the drive to win the game was unsuccessful, his ability to move down the field was promising.
Some say the power rankings are not important and provide very little insight to how well a team is doing which in some ways is true. These rankings are more about the momentum a team has going into week two and the streaks they are able to put together but they still provide important information.
The Seahawks dropped so far because they came away with a loss to a very mediocre team and played without much flair and excitement.
Next week the Seahawks have a chance to take a huge leap in the power rankings if they can play well at home against a Dallas Cowboys team that flourished on the field in the first game of the season.