NFL Power Rankings Week 16: Focus On The Baltimore Ravens

Rob Belote@GuysNationSenior Analyst IDecember 24, 2010

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 19:  Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates the Ravens victory after the game against the New Orleans Saints  at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Saints 30-24. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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Doing power rankings is tough, but because of the limited number of games on the NFL schedule, it's one of the only ways to get an idea of which teams are better besides just looking at their records.

At my site——I do a weekly power ranking of all 32 NFL teams. It's a hugely subjective process in which I account for a team's strength of schedule, margin of victory, good wins and bad losses.

With a record of 10-4 and victories over the Jets, Steelers, Saints and Buccaneers to go along with a narrow defeat to the Patriots in New England and a similar loss to the Falcons in Atlanta, the Ravens look like one of the strongest teams in the league.  Obviously they're not ranked in the top two, as they're two games behind the 12 win club (having lost to each of them as well). 

The Eagles and Bears are looking strong, and the Ravens did split the season series with the Steelers, so a case could be made for any/all of those teams to be ranked ahead of Baltimore.

So where did I place the Ravens amidst the 10-win club in the GuysNation Power Rankings?

For the complete rankings and analysis, check out the article on my website,! Unlike Power Rankings you see elsewhere, your comments could help persuade me to rank your team better after Week 16!

You also will probably enjoy voicing your opinion through voting in nearly a dozen polls set up to help get people's feedback on the Power Rankings!

You also might like the dueling NFL Week 16 picks article on, a new(ish) feature where the games on a given week's NFL schedule are debated between myself and another author on my site (who just happens to be a LIFELONG PHILADELPHIA EAGLES FAN, so you KNOW he's got a high opinion of his opinion!).