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Friday, August 5, 2011
Poll: Which team will win the NFC West?

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

It's about time to turn in my first ESPN.com power rankings ballot of the 2011 season.

John Clayton, Paul Kuharsky, James Walker and I are back on the panel. We've added Ashley Fox this season. We'll be taking into account decisions made in the draft and free agency when determining which teams should rank where on this initial effort. The rankings appear on the site next week.

I'm interested in your thoughts, points, counterpoints, theories and asides on the NFC West race in particular. I'll get the conversation going by offering four statements, one per team, explaining why that team should receive your consideration. I've listed the statements by order of finish from the 2010 standings:
OK, fire away. I'll feature your most compelling comments in a future blog entry.