Power play: Help sought on rankings

September, 28, 2009
9/28/09
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Rank Team Mike Sando John Clayton Paul Kuharsky Jeff Chadiha
1 BAL 1 1 3 3
2 NYG 3 4 1 1
3 IND 2 2 4 8
4 ATL 4 6 2 5
5 MIN 8 3 6 2
6 PIT 5 5 5 7
7 NO 7 7 7 4
8 NYJ 6 8 9 6
9 PHI 10 10 11 9
10 NE 9 9 13 10
11 SD 12 13 8 15
12 GB 17 11 10 12
13 SF 13 15 12 11
14 CHI 11 12 14 17
15 DAL 18 14 18 13
16 TEN 16 17 16 16
17 HOU 15 16 15 20
18 ARI 14 18 17 21
19 MIA 19 21 20 19
20 DEN 20 24 24 14
21 BUF 23 22 22 18
22 SEA 24 20 19 23
23 WAS 22 19 23 25
24 CIN 21 25 21 24
25 CAR 26 23 26 22
26 OAK 25 27 25 26
27 JAC 27 26 29 27
28 TB 28 29 28 29
29 CLE 29 28 31 28
30 KC 30 30 27 31
31 DET 32 32 30 30
32 STL 31 31 32 32
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

My power rankings ballot is due late Monday night for publication here Tuesday.

As always, I'd appreciate your input.

Which teams deserve to climb, and how high? Which teams should fall?

The chart shows how each panelist voted last week (me, John Clayton, Paul Kuharsky and Jeff Chadiha, left to right). Red text highlights losing teams in Week 3.

The Bengals definitely need to climb. I will not knock down the 49ers. The Cardinals probably deserve to fall even though they lost to a good team.

Tampa Bay might drop to 32nd on my ballot after an abysmal performance against the Giants. The Rams aren't very good, but they might be better than the Bucs have proven to be so far this season.

Denver has to stand as one of the surprise teams. I'm not sure how good the Broncos are, but they're 3-0.

I'll move up the Vikings even though they almost lost. Brett Favre's performance convinced me he'll bring more to the Vikings than I once expected. Green Bay, one of the teams whose chances I liked heading into the season, hasn't been all that impressive.

The Monday night game between the Cowboys and Panthers probably won't affect my thinking unless Carolina pulls an upset.

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