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November 18, 2009 1:00 PM

Stability At Top of RCS NFL Power Ranking Averages

week 11.jpgThe 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.
 

The Saints remain the top team in the RCS NFL Power Ranking Averages for yet another week. As they have been the previous weeks, New Orleans is followed by the Colts and Vikings at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, as the top of the rankings start to look uniform across all sites. In fact, all nine sites used for the RCS Averages have the exact same top six, with five sites having the same order (same as our top six).

Dropping the most spots this week were the Jets, who fell from 16th to 21st, and the Falcons, who slipped from 10th to 15th. Rising in the rankings were the Cardinals and Chargers, who moved from 11th and 12th, respectively, into a tie for 7th.

The Browns kept themselves firmly entrenched at the bottom of the rankings as the unanimously 32nd ranked team.

There are no great matchups this week -- the best is No. 7 Chargers at No. 10 Broncos -- but there is the worst matchup possible, as the 31st ranked Lions play host to the 32nd ranked Browns -- exciting football!


Division Overall average rankings

1. AFC North - 13.32
2. AFC South - 13.38
3. NFC East - 15.47
4. NFC South - 16.00
5. AFC East - 17.44
6. NFC North - 17.57
7. AFC West - 18.19

8. NFC West - 20.66

The AFC North remains the strongest division according to power rankings, but not by much, as the AFC South is close on their heels.

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