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Monday, July 21, 2008
Rankings revealed: How each panelist voted


Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Patriots easily held onto the top spot in our second NFL power rankings of the offseason. Eight of 10 panelists ranked the Patriots first. Bill Williamson ranked the Patriots second because he thinks the top spot should go to the Super Bowl winner. Pat Yasinskas knocked the Patriots down to third, behind Indianapolis and San Diego.

The chart reveals how each of the 10 panelists ranked the teams. The first column shows where each team ranked overall. The last column shows the average of each team's rankings.

Red shading shows the highest ranking each team received. Yellow shading shows the lowest ranking each team received. For example, James Walker and Matt Mosley provided the Cowboys' highest rankings (second). Bill Williamson, Yasinskas and I provided the Cowboys' lowest rankings (sixth).

NFL power rankings: How each panelist voted
RankTeamJohn ClaytonMatt MosleyJeremy GreenPaul KuharskyMatt WilliamsonMike SandoKevin SeifertJames WalkerBill WilliamsonPat YasinskasAvg. Rank
1Patriots11111111231.3
2Colts33342434313.0
3Chargers26223243423.0
4Cowboys42454652664.4
5Jaguars65565325544.6
6Giants84736587155.4
7Steelers109877776777.5
8Packers51269813911999.1
9Seahawks71191017869889.3
10Browns9811131411118111210.8
11Vikings137121111151010121611.7
12Saints14161089121215151012.1
13Eagles121014121091412191112.3
14Titans1814201416101514101314.4
15Bucs1517181512171317141515.3
16Redskins1613131620142313131916.0
17Cardinals2418211713161625161718.3
18Bills1719151819201920182418.9
19Texans2315162015242021172519.6
20Panthers1121172524221727221420.0
21Ravens2222232221181816262120.9
22Broncos2720272418232123212022.4
23Jets2524221927212618251822.5
24Bengals2623252622262224202223.6
25Bears2126262323252522302324.4
26Rams2029242128192726312725.2
27Raiders1932192825282919272925.5
2849ers2828282928272831232627.6
29Lions3027303026292429242827.7
30Chiefs3125312731303128283029.2
31Dolphins2931293230323030323230.7
32Falcons3230323132313232293131.2