Not only did the Giants pull off a sweep of the Tigers en route to the franchise's seventh championship, but they ruled this week's Cross-Sport Power Rankings. There was no doubt that World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval would take the top spot after he joined Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only players to hit three home runs in a single World Series game. But "The Panda" wasn't the only player to come up big; four of his teammates had an impressive series, too.
Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein made the cut once again with a four-touchdown performance (two passing, two rushing) against Big 12 foe Texas Tech, while Tom Brady's 340-yard, four-score exploit secured him a place on the list. Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson made an appearance as he took over the points lead with his win at Martinsville.
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
The Cross-Sport Power Rankings week runs from Tuesday to Monday, covering all sporting events in that seven-day time span.