Week Six Power Rankings and a Look Ahead to Next Week

Benjamin ClarkContributor IOctober 17, 2008

The Giants hold onto their spot at the top for one more week – by a thread.  Please remember that these rankings are based on a complex formula that takes into account a number of factors related to on-field performance and strength of opponents.

 

1 (previously No. 1).  New York Giants (4-1)

2 (2).  Tennessee Titans (5-0)

3 (3).  Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1)

4 (6).  Tampa Bay Bucs (4-2)

5 (4).  Dallas Cowboys (4-2)

6 (11).  San Diego Chargers (3-3)

7 (9).  Buffalo Bills (4-1)

8 (5).  Washington Redskins (4-2)

9 (14).  Philadelphia Eagles (3-3)

10 (8).  Miami Dolphins (2-3)

11 (16).  New Orleans Saints (3-3)

12 (10).  Arizona Cardinals (4-2)

13 (7).  Carolina Panthers (4-2)

14 (15).  Green Bay Packers (3-3)

15 (19).  Indianapolis Colts (3-2)

16 (12).  Chicago Bears (3-3)

17 (18).  Jacksonville Jaguars (3-3)

18 (13).  New England Patriots (3-2)

19 (20).  Atlanta Falcons (4-2)

20 (23).  Minnesota Vikings (3-3)

21 (17).  Seattle Seahawks (1-4)

22 (24).  New York Jets (3-2)

23 (22).  Denver Broncos (4-2)

24 (21).  San Francisco 49ers (2-4)

25 (29).  Cleveland Browns (2-3)

26 (27).  Houston Texans (1-4)

27 (25).  Baltimore Ravens (2-3)

28 (26).  Oakland Raiders (1-4)

29 (28).  Detroit Lions (0-5)

30 (30).  St. Louis Rams (1-4)

31 (31).  Kansas City Chiefs (1-4)

32 (32).  Cincinnati Bengals (0-6)

 

And the predictions for this week (winners in bold):

 

No. 6 San Diego at No. 7 Buffalo

No. 11 New Orleans at No. 13 Carolina

No. 20 Minnesota at No. 16 Chicago

No. 3 Pittsburgh at No. 32 Cincinnati

No. 2 Tennessee at No. 31 Kansas City

No. 27 Baltimore at No. 10 Miami

No. 24 San Francisco at No. 1 New York Giants

No. 5 Dallas at No. 30 St. Louis

No. 29 Detroit at No. 26 Houston

No. 15 Indianapolis at No. 14 Green Bay

No. 22 New York Jets at No. 28 Oakland

No. 25 Cleveland at No. 8 Washington

No. 21 Seattle at No. 4 Tampa Bay

No. 23 Denver at No. 18 New England

 

Bye week teams:  Arizona, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Philadelphia

 

Last week:  8-5, Overall:  57-30

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