NFL Power Rankings Week 6: Setting the Records Straight

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NFL Power Rankings Week 6: Setting the Records Straight
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I have never been a fan of "Power Rankings," and I do not expect to be converted any time soon.

I think ranking NFL teams is just free reign for people to say, "You were wrong about this," or "You were wrong about that."

Still, I think the rankings system that is put in place by the mainstream media is atrocious, so I decided to put my own spin on this topic, which is one of the hottest in the NFL.

I think rankings should be based solely upon the team's win-loss record, with strength of schedule as a secondary judgment. From there, it is the writer's opinion, but win percentage is the key here.

For instance, you will notice Cincinnati (4-1) is ranked ahead of all 3-1 teams, because they have a better overall win percentage. Teams who have had to play more games have had more chances to lose.

I hope it is clear how these rankings have been developed. Without a shadow of a doubt, I know that these will not stand for an entire week, but for now, this is how it is. Plain and simple.

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