NFL Power Rankings: 2008 Training Camp edition
The official kickoff of the 2008 NFL season still is more than six weeks away, as training camps open this week.
What better time to poll our NFL experts for their updated ESPN.com power rankings, training camp edition?
There were few changes from our 2008 offseason power rankings published in May. The top seven spots remain unchanged.
Our experts still maintain that the New England Patriots, despite enduring more Spygate drama in the offseason, reign as the NFL's strongest unit. The Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers are virtually deadlocked just behind the Patriots. The Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars fill out the Nos. 4 and 5 spots, respectively.
Then the poll becomes interesting.
Despite the uncertainty revolving around their quarterbacking situation, the Green Bay Packers moved two steps up the ladder from No. 10 to No. 8. The Seattle Seahawks slipped a peg from No. 8 to No. 9, and the Cleveland Browns bowed from No. 9 to No. 10.
To take a look at teams entering training camp, we've called upon some of our voting members to provide the team-by-team commentary. Thus, for your reading pleasure, you'll have:
• John Clayton on the AFC East
• James Walker on the AFC North
• Paul Kuharsky on the AFC South
• Bill Williamson on the AFC West
• Matt Mosley on the NFC East
• Kevin Seifert on the NFC North
• Pat Yasinskas on the NFC South
• Mike Sando on the NFC West
(Editor's note: LW indicates each team's ranking last week -- or in this case, our May edition.)