As the weeks roll by and the results pile up, the one certainty in the B/R English Premier League Power Poll remains the same.
Chelsea stand alone at the top.
The rest is a bit more murky, and that's where we come in. Which Manchester club should be second? What about Spurs and Arsenal?
Find out the answer to all those questions and more inside.
For these rankings, the voters cast their ballots based on the "power rankings" style.
That means voters ranked each club based on which teams they thought were the best, keeping in mind recent results and the league table.
Eight B/R personalities voted in this week's poll, and all the votes were counted on a points system. A first-place vote counted as 20 points, a second-place vote as 19 and so on.
Explanation of terms
Points: The total number of points the team received via our voters' rankings. A first-place vote counted as 20 points, a second-place vote as 19 and so on.
Last-place votes: The number of last-place votes the team received from our voters.
First-place votes: The number of first-place votes the team received from our voters.
Last week: The team's ranking in the previous poll.
Table: The team's position in the English Premier League table, along with current points total. Click here for the full table.
Results: The team's results since our last rankings.
Fixtures: The team's upcoming matches.
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Last-place votes: 6
Last week: 20
Table: 20th, 2 points
Results: Lost 3-2 at West Brom
Fixtures: Home to Everton, Oct. 21
Another week, another loss. Can we expect another big signing in January? Or another manager?
Dan: I have a friend who is just starting to follow soccer. I'm begging him to start rooting for QPR. We all should be rooting for QPR. And no, I have no earthly idea why.
Last-place votes: 2
Last week: 18
Table: 19th, 3 points
Results: Lost 4-1 at Chelsea
Fixtures: Home to Arsenal, Oct. 20
Norwich are one of three teams left that have yet to win. Wanna guess who the other two are?
Last week: 19
Table: 18th, 3 points
Results: Drew 2-2 at Swansea
Fixtures: At Liverpool, Oct. 20
Reading were so close to that all-important first win, but the Royals let their 2-0 lead slip away at Swansea.
Not that the result was harsh. Both of Reading's goals came completely against the run of play, and Swansea dominated possession throughout.
Last week: 15
Table: 16th, 5 points
Results: Lost 2-0 at Spurs
Fixtures: At Fulham, Oct. 20
Maybe the whole issue of whether to play Christian Benteke at striker ahead of Darren Bent doesn't really matter. This team has scored twice in its last three games.
Dan: They might have been better served to get relegated last year. That way they could actually win a few matches this season.
Last week: 17
Table: 17th, 4 points
Results: Drew 2-2 home to Fulham
Fixtures: At West Ham, Oct. 20
Southampton are no longer in the relegation zone, but record signing Gaston Ramirez is set for a long injury layoff.
Adam: Though they're just a point out of the relegation zone, the Saints are tied for eighth in the EPL in goals scored with 12. Of course, they've allowed a league-high 20...but who's counting? This is a fun team to watch.
John: Four of the Saints' five losses have been to City, United, Arsenal and Everton. Sitting in 17th place isn't perfect, but don't write off this team just yet. I expect a mid-table push once the schedule eases up a bit.
Last week: 16
Table: 15th, 5 points
Results: Drew 2-2 home to Everton
Fixtures: At Swansea, Oct. 20
We've said it before, but it's still true. The inevitable relegation fight is looming.
Still, the Latics nearly pulled off a fine win against high-flying Everton. Nearly.
Dan: I saw Roberto Martinez doing TV for Sky Sports during halftime of the Barca-Real Madrid match. He is on TV so often, I wouldn't doubt if he's commentating on Wigan's matches by January.
Last week: 14
Table: 11th, 8 points
Results: Drew 2-2 home to Reading
Fixtures: Home to Wigan, Oct. 20
There are two ways to look at Swansea's home draw with struggling Reading. On one hand, it could be seen as the latest in a string of disappointing results after a hot start.
Or it could be seen as a fine comeback from two goals behind.
Adam: Oh, you're not happy about being down this low? STOP LOOKING AT ME, SWANS!
Last week: 11
Table: 13th, 7 points
Results: Lost 3-0 at Man City
Fixtures: Home to Newcastle, Oct. 21
On the bright side, Sunderland didn't draw again, nor did the Black Cats rely on Steven Fletcher for their goals.
Last week: 13
Table: 14th, 6 points
Results: Drew 0-0 home to Stoke
Fixtures: Home to Reading, Oct. 20
The momentum from the thumping of Norwich City is gone. Can Brendan Rodgers create some momentum?
Adam: I'm one of the few people who seems to enjoy the Being: Liverpool show, but this team is still hard to watch on the pitch. How long can their mediocre play continue?
Last week: 12
Table: 12th, 8 points
Results: Drew 0-0 at Liverpool
Fixtures: At Manchester United, Oct. 20
Funny how a scoreless draw can kill one team's momentum (Liverpool), but can fuel another's (uh, Stoke).
Oh, and Robert Huth is a lucky, lucky boy.
Last week: 9
Table: 10th, 9 points
Results: Lost 3-0 home to Man United
Fixtures: At Sunderland, Oct. 21
Last year's home game against Manchester United ended 3-0 as well—except, well, you know.
John: Newcastle finished fifth in the Premier League last year. They then kicked off the new campaign by beating Tottenham. Since that opener, their only win is 1-0 at home to Norwich. What on Earth is happening there?
Last week: 7 (tie)
Table: 8th, 11 points
Results: Lost 3-1 home to Arsenal
Fixtures: Home to Southampton, Oct. 20
Flying high a week ago, West Ham fell back a bit after a tough home loss to London rivals Arsenal.
Last week: 10
Table: 9th, 10 points
Results: Drew 2-2 at Southampton
Fixtures: Home to Aston Villa, Oct. 20
Fulham's matchup with Southampton promised goals and delivered four. We were kinda hoping for even more.
Last week: 7 (tie)
Table: 6th, 14 points
Results: Won 3-2 home to QPR
Fixtures: Home to Man City, Oct. 20
West Brom received all eight seventh-place votes for a "perfect" seventh-place score of 112 points.
Have the Baggies found their spot in the table?
Last week: 6
Table: 7th, 12 points
Results: Won 3-1 at West Ham
Fixtures: At Norwich, Oct. 20
Arsenal recorded a morale-boosting 3-1 win away to West Ham...and stayed in the same spot in our poll.
Is that because none of the teams ahead of them lost? Or is it because our voters aren't overly impressed with Arsene Wenger's team?
Last week: 5
Table: 5th, 14 points
Results: Won 2-0 home to Aston Villa
Fixtures: Home to Chelsea, Oct. 20
After yet another win, there's a lot to like in the white half of North London.
John: Since three disappointing results to open the season, Spurs have won four straight, including two on the road. This calls for an AVB fist pump!
Last week: 2
Table: 4th, 14 points
Results: Drew 2-2 at Wigan
Fixtures: At QPR, Oct. 21
So, a 2-2 draw at Wigan, eh? That's not the beginning of the end, right? End of the beginning?
John: Everton's most impressive win since beating United in the opener is...Swansea? The only top-half squad the Toffees have played since was a match vs. West Brom, which they lost 2-0. Just sayin'.
Dan: Has the fall begun already? If they can just get to January. Just...get...to...January...
Last week: 3
Table: 3rd, 15 points
Results: Won 3-0 home to Sunderland
Fixtures: At West Brom, Oct. 20
Over the weekend Manchester City finally recorded their first clean sheet of the season. After whipping Sunderland 3-0, Roberto Mancini's men are third in the table and looking scary.
Last week: 4
Table: 2nd, 15 points
Results: Won 3-0 at Newcastle
Fixtures: Home to Stoke, Oct. 20
It's been a bit all-or-nothing this season for Manchester United, who have looked solid (well, mostly) in their five wins and rather underwhelming in their two defeats.
This much is sure: Those opening 15 minutes against Newcastle were breathtaking. And Wayne Rooney sure does look good in that playmaker role.
Dan: At some point, those two losses are going to come back to haunt them.
First-place votes: 8
Last week: 1
Table: 1st, 19 points
Weeks at No. 1: 6 (updated for Oct. 10)
Results: Won 4-1 home to Norwich
Fixtures: At Spurs, Oct. 20
Chelsea won again over the weekend and once again came in as a unanimous first-place selection in our power poll.
A stern test awaits after international week as the Blues visit white-hot Tottenham.
John: Chelsea looked like Barcelona against Norwich this week, but then again so did Liverpool last week. Still, no reason to bump the Blues from the top spot.