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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Power Rankings: My ballot and the division

By Paul Kuharsky

The caution signs should be flashing neon: Don’t put anyone in the Super Bowl over what happened in Week 1. Don’t give them Andrew Luck, either.

But ESPN’s NFL Power Rankings are a week-to-week deal, meant to reflect the league right now, and there was some dramatic movement.

I’ve got one of the five votes in the poll, and made some major swings. The Bears and Redskins, for example, went way up. The Vikings and Colts took giant dips.

Such is life.

Here’s the AFC South:


And here’s my complete ballot. The number in parenthesis is where I had the team ranked last week. Keep in mind, please, that this is just one-fifth of the result. Click here for Mike Sando's breakdown of all the voting.
  1. Green Bay (1)
  2. New England (2)
  3. NY Jets (6)
  4. Philadelphia (5)
  5. Baltimore (8)
  6. New Orleans (3)
  7. Houston (11)
  8. Pittsburgh (4)
  9. Chicago (19)
  10. Atlanta (7)
  11. Detroit (12)
  12. San Diego (14)
  13. Tampa Bay (10)
  14. Oakland (17)
  15. NY Giants (13)
  16. Jacksonville (18)
  17. Indianapolis (9)
  18. Dallas (15)
  19. St. Louis (16)
  20. Arizona (21)
  21. Washington (30)
  22. San Francisco (24)
  23. Miami (26)
  24. Buffalo (29)
  25. Tennessee (22)
  26. Kansas City (20)
  27. Carolina (31)
  28. Cincinnati (32)
  29. Denver (28)
  30. Minnesota (23)
  31. Seattle (25)
  32. Cleveland (27)