At the quarter pole of the 2012 season – with most team's having four games of action under their belts – it's time to unveil the first edition this year of the Wilson-Hart Power Index!
There aren't too many surprises in the seasonal debut, as the NFL's three undefeated teams all rank in the top-5. Houston, which was atop the Wilson Hart-Power Index for much of last season, debuts in the same spot in 2012 thanks to their first 4-0 start in team history.
The upstart undefeated Atlanta Falcons have the No. 2 slot. But it's the one-loss Ravens and 49ers who are tied in the No. 3 position with a bit of a drop-off from the clear top two teams. New England fans can take solace in the fact that the Patriots are the top-ranked two-loss team, coming in at No. 7 overall four games into the year.
Things are a little more interesting on the bottom of the Index. The two winless teams at this point – the Saint and Browns – rank 25th and 28th, respectively. Rather, Scott Pioli's downtrodden Kansas City Chiefs find themselves in the Wilson-Hart basement. Be sure to check back next Tuesday to see how the Wilson-Hart Power Index gets shaken up by a weekend of games in what could be one of the more competitive (or mediocre) NFL seasons in some time!
|This WeeksRank||2011 FinalRank||Team||Current Record||Wilson-Hart Power Index|
|3||1||San Francisco 49ers||3-1-0||7.667|
|7||4||New England Patriots||2-2-0||9.500|
|8||19||San Diego Chargers||3-1-0||9.667|
|10||10||New York Giants||2-2-0||11.333|
|12||2||Green Bay Packers||2-2-0||13.833|
|14||30||St. Louis Rams||2-2-0||14.667|
|20||31||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1-3-0||18.000|
|21||14||New York Jets||2-2-0||19.333|
|25||7||New Orleans Saints||0-4-0||22.000|
|32||23||Kansas City Chiefs||1-3-0||27.333|
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