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PFW NFL Power Rankings

Posted Oct 15, 2013

Patriots Football Weekly's Andy Hart offers his PFW NFL Power Rankings heading into week seven based off of the Wilson-Hart power index.


Patriots Football Weekly has created a weekly Power Ranking based on the proprietary Wilson-Hart Power Index. The system uses the most important statistics in the game — those most closely associated to winning and losing — to rank all 32 NFL teams based on their performance to date this season.

The top three spots remain the same this week in the Wilson-Hart Power Index. Seattle and Kansas City maintained their winning ways, while New Orleans’ last-second loss in New England wasn’t enough to drop the Saints out of the No. 3 slot.

Really the top five spots held steady, as the Colts merely dropped out of a tie for third and into fourth with the tough road loss to the Chargers on Monday night.

Tennessee was one of the big fallers of the week, dropping from a tie for No. 5 all the way down to No. 11 thanks to a loss in Seattle.

The Patriots exciting win bumped Bill Belichick’s squad up a spot to No. 7 overall, trailing right behind the still-undefeated Broncos.

The bottom of the Index was shuffled just a bit as Pittsburgh’s first win pushed them up from No. 30 to No. 25. And the winless Giants and Jaguars swapped spots again, with Jacksonville returning to the basement.

The Rams were the team picking up the biggest gain in the rankings this week, jumping up 10 spots to No. 15 thanks to the efficient blowout of the Texans. On the other end of the spectrum, Oakland dropped seven places to No. 23 with the convincing loss to the Chiefs.

THIS WEEK'S RANK LAST WEEK'S RANK MOVEMENT TEAM CURRENT RECORD WILSON-HART POWER INDEX
1 1 same Seattle Seahawks 5-1-0 4.500
2 2 same Kansas City Chiefs 6-0-0 5.667
3 3 same New Orleans Saints 5-1-0 5.833
4 3 down 1 Indianapolis Colts 4-2-0 7.500
5 5 same Detroit Lions 4-2-0 9.000
6 7 up 1 Denver Broncos 6-0-0 10.000
7 8 up 1 New England Patriots  5-1-0 10.167
7 9 up 2 San Francisco 49ers 4-2-0 10.167
9 9 same Chicago Bears 4-2-0 10.833
10 11 up 1 Dallas Cowboys 3-3-0 12.333
11 5 down 6 Tennessee Titans 3-3-0 12.500
12 18 up 6 Carolina Panthers 2-3-0 12.667
13 16 up 3 Philadelphia Eagles 3-3-0 13.833
14 14 same Cincinnati Bengals 4-2-0 14.000
15 25 up 10 St. Louis Rams 3-3-0 15.500
16 12 down 4 Miami Dolphins 3-2-0 15.667
17 12 down 5 Cleveland Browns 3-3-0 15.833
17 15 down 2 Green Bay Packers 3-2-0 15.833
19 23 up 4 San Diego Chargers 3-3-0 17.333
20 18 down 2 Buffalo Bills 2-4-0 17.833
21 22 up 1 Baltimore Ravens 3-3-0 19.000
22 21 down 1 Arizona Cardinals 3-3-0 19.167
23 25 up 2 Atlanta Falcons 1-4-0 20.500
23 16 down 7 Oakland Raiders 2-4-0 20.500
25 30 up 5 Pittsburgh Steelers 1-4-0 21.167
26 20 down 6 Minnesota Vikings 1-4-0 21.500
27 28 up 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-5-0 22.167
28 24 down 4 New York Jets  3-3-0 22.833
29 27 down 2 Washington Redskins 1-4-0 23.833
30 29 down 1 Houston Texans 2-4-0 26.000
31 32 up 1 New York Giants 0-6-0 30.000
32 31 down 1 Jacksonville Jaguars 0-6-0 30.167

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