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Youth has been served atop this week's edition of the Cross-Sport Power Rankings. A pair of NFL rookies lead the way, with No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck topping the list after setting a rookie record with 433 passing yards in the Colts' win over the Dolphins. Luck has thrown for 2,404 yards in eight games this season, putting him on pace to break Cam Newton's single-season rookie record, set just last year.
No one on the Raiders could keep pace with Buccaneers rookie RB Doug Martin. The first-year back out of Boise State finished with 251 rushing yards and four touchdowns, vaulting himself into the rookie of the year race and probably confusing plenty of fantasy football opponents in the process.
James Harden isn't a rookie, but he is just 23 years old and in his first year as a starter. The new Rockets star made the most of his first impression in Houston, scoring a combined 82 points in his first two games, good enough for third on our list.
That's how our panel ranked them, but do you agree? Let your voice be heard in the comments, and if you impress the panel, you could be chosen as a guest ranker for next week.
2012 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, Mike Hill, Jorge Andres, Charissa Thompson, 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.