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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Updated: January 7, 2:39 PM ET
Charles in charge of rankings

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We might have guessed that Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was about to do something special when he scored the very first time he touched the ball, catching a screen pass and running it 49 yards for a touchdown.

By the time his day was over, Charles had caught eight passes for 195 yards and four scores and run for another 34 yards and a fifth TD as the Chiefs routed the Raiders and clinched a playoff berth. And Charles' epic day earned him the No. 1 spot in the Cross-Sport Power Rankings for his week.

This week's rankings took on a surprise AFC team flavor, as the Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill and Ravens kicker Justin Tucker finished second and third for their efforts in keeping their teams in playoff contention. Kevin Love and Alex Ovechkin, who were both scoring machines for their respective teams, placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

2013 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman

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The Cross-Sport Power Rankings week runs from Tuesday to Monday, covering all sporting events in that seven-day span.