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October 08, 2008
by Jeff Briggs
The RCS NFL Power Ranking Averages combine eight other sites' power rankings to make the most balanced and unbiased grade possible, and to offer the most accurate look at the state of the NFL on a weekly basis.
Considering their 44-6 trashing of the Seattle Seahawks, and a 4-0 record, it is no surprise that the New York Giants remain the top team in the RCS NFL Power Ranking Averages.
Making their way back in the top ten, after one week at 11th, is the Broncos, who jumped to 8th. Making their first appearance in the top-10 this season is the Bears, who rose from 12th to 9th in this week’s rankings. Falling out of the top-10 are the Eagles (from 10th to 12th) and the Chargers (falling from 9th to 18th - also tied for the biggest drop of any team in the rankings).
The team tied with the Chargers for the largest drop this week is the Packers, who fall from 13th all the way to 22nd after their loss to the Falcons. The team who took the biggest jump up the rankings this week was the Cardinals, who moved from 21st to 14th after beating the previously undefeated Bills.
The NFC East is still dominating the power averages, with teams ranked 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 12th. The NFC West is the anti-NFC East, with teams ranked 14th, 24th, 25th, and 32nd. However, the NFC West is beginning to see a challenge for title of the worst division in football by the NFC North (ranked 9th, 20th, 22nd and 31st) and the AFC West (8th, 18th, 26th, and 29th).