Halfway through the NFL season, it's time to take a look at where things stand.
Which teams are up? Which are down? Which teams simply stayed the same? These are questions for a normal NFL Power Rankings article, but for this week's edition there's a small twist. Instead of ranking teams simply based on past performances, we're going to take the future into account.
Here are your Week 8 NFL Power Rankings with placement influenced by a team's future schedule. The tougher the remaining schedule, the higher a team will be ranked when their play fails to separate them.
Let's begin at the bottom with No. 32. I have a feeling you already know which team this is.
Note: All records current as of 9:00 EST 10/31/2011