The Seahawks pretty hovered in the same spot according to national power rankings during their bye week, with a high ranking of 21 per Pro Football Weekly, and a low of 26 from SBN's own Joel Thorman.
When looking at statistical analysis, Advanced NFL Stats still has the Seahawks ranked dead last in the NFL. Football Outsiders numbers don't paint such a grim picture, with Seattle ranking 25th in Total DVOA; 25th in Total DAVE, 29th in total offense, 13th in total defense, and 30th in special teams. To me, FO's rankings seem pretty accurate.
Here's what everyone else thinks. --
ESPN - 22 (22): Mike Sando: "The Seahawks get even younger on defense with CB Marcus Trufant going on IR."
FOX Sports on MSN - 23 (23) Brian Billick: "The Seahawks stay put at No. 23 during a bye week, but they have a long way to go if they want to catch the 49ers."
SBNation.com - 26 (26) Joel Thorman: "What does this team do well? They seem so average across the board."
Sporting News - 25 (26) Vinnie Iyer: Star watch: "RB Marshawn Lynch - "Beast Mode" has kept the Seahawks competitive, and with their quarterback injury issues going forward, they'll need to stay in that mode a lot longer in games."
National Football Post - 24 (24) Staff: "We are trying to buy into Pete Carroll and the Seahawks, but it is a struggle."
ProFootballWeekly.com - 21 (?) Staff: "Remember the name Doug Baldwin. Undrafted WR impressing early."
Advanced NFL Stats: The Problem with Power Rankings - "Power rankings, everybody's got 'em. ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and every sports page of every major paper in the country. There's not much football going on during the week, so fans need something to chew on."
2012 NFL Draft: Andrew Luck's trade value - Mocking The Draft - "Peter King of Sports Illustrated, along with veteran NFL personnel man Ernie Accorsi, came up what it might take to trade up for Luck."
What do you think?