Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NFL Power Rankings: Patriots on Top

The Patriots are on top in my NFL Power Rankings

These rankings were made without records in mind. Instead, the teams are ranked from a "who would be who?" stand point. Meaning each team is ranked above who they could beat in a hypothetical seven game series. So, while some teams may have actually beaten a team ranked ahead of them - it is my belief that the higher ranked team would win 4 out of 7 times....

The Patriots are number one in the rankings and it's not just the Boston bias. When the Patriots are at their best they can beat anyone. They proved that Sunday night. The same goes for the Saints, who have surprisingly flown a bit under the radar. With Reggie Bush returning, expect New Orleans to finish strong and retake the NFC South.

I'm also still not sold on Atlanta. They've been much less successful against quality teams. They lost to Philadelphia, a Big Ben-less Pittsburgh and were given a break by Garrett Hartley in New Orleans. The Falcons were able to overcome the Ravens and Buccaneers but both games were at home and close. They have a clear home field advantage (5-0) but struggle on the road (2-2). Their easy schedule could very well put them in the playoffs but don't expect them to go far.

Power Rankings:

1. New England Patriots
2. New Orleans Saints
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Indianapolis Colts
6. Green Bay Packers
7. San Diego Chargers
8. Baltimore Ravens
9. New York Giants
10. New York Jets
11. Atlanta Falcons
12. Tennessee Titans
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14. Chicago Bears
15. Miami Dolphins
16. Minnesota Vikings
17. Cleveland Browns
18. Kansas City Chiefs
19. San Francisco 49ers
20. Oakland Raiders
21. St. Louis Rams
22. Washington Redskins
23. Cincinnati Bengals
24. Jacksonville Jaguars
25. Denver Broncos
26. Houston Texans
27. Dallas Cowboys
28. Detroit Lions
29. Seattle Seahawks
30. Arizona Cardinals
31. Buffalo Bills
32. Carolina Panthers

Problems with these rankings? Share your comments below or on facebook:!

No comments:

Post a Comment