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Media and the 49ers

Bleacherreport has us at #2.. we have the 2nd best NFL record, as long as we are top 5 im happy
Don't care.
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Originally posted by DynastyPart2:
Originally posted by ads_2006:
LOL power rankings

LOL, and yet you come into this thread and post. If power rankings don't matter to you then why even bother coming into the thread?

I bet we will be #2 in NFL and ESPN power polls.

Maybe he wanted to make a point. Like I wanted to make the following point:

This is not the BCS. Where we are "ranked" by Media is not determinant of where we end up. There is no speculation involved in an NFL playoff system. If the Packers and 49ers have the best records in the NFL, they will be the #1 and #2 seed in the playoffs. If the 49ers win all their playoff games, they will advance to the Super Bowl. It doesn't matter where we are ranked. The only purpose of an NFL Power Ranking is for fans to boost their egos if their teams are ranked too high or complain about the writers ignorance if their teams are ranked too low.
WE KNOW POWER RANKINGS AREN'T LIKE THE BCS

thanks captain obvious
Originally posted by niners4lyfe:
They can rank my nut sack higher for all I care.

LMAO!!!! you just made my day bro LOL
Some of you guys don't care about power rankings. That's fine! Don't be a hipster and tell people they're stupid for caring. Nobody likes hipsters. Besides, it's been almost a decade of suck. Let 'em have their fun. I never put much credence in these things back when we were good every year. But I admit, after so long it's actually kinda nice. Go ahead and continue not caring. But to avoid being douchey, don't click the link that says "POWER RANKINGS" if it annoys you.
They don't mean s**t, but it still is awesome seeing us at the top!
Originally posted by CHAMBAZ:
They don't mean s**t, but it still is awesome seeing us at the top!

You could almost say we are Backontop
Originally posted by dj43:
Here is how I see it:

#1 Green Bay - obvious

#2 Steelers - beat a very good NE team. Worth giving them the spot based on strength of the team they beat today versus 49ers.

#3 New England - Losing to Steelers won't drop them much.

#4 49ers - Beating a very one-dimensional Cleveland team does not justify putting them ahead of NE who fought hard against a very tough opponent.

#5 Buffalo - With Saints losing and Baltimore struggling with a weak AZ team, the Bills take the spot with dominant 23-0 win.

#6 Baltimore - At least they won but they also gave up 27 to AZ. Lucky to be this high.

#7 NYG - Only other team with a legit claim to top 7

#8 New Orleans - Long drop for them but when you lose to an 0-6 team...

From here on down it gets muddy...

No way on the Giants. They have been really inconsistent and sucked against the Dolphins today. On the year, they only have a 174-164 edge in points. I'd say the 6-2 Lions have a more legit claim to top 7.
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Originally posted by nflguy49:
He has a point. This is a passing league and the niners are a rushing offense. We need the passing game to improve if we expect to beat a team like greenbay come playoff time.

this makes no sense. Green Bay is a passing team so to beat them we need to stop them from passing the ball. what does our offense have to do with Green Bay's offense?

You would expect someone with that handle to understand a little more about football and matchups.
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Originally posted by putangina:
Some of you guys don't care about power rankings. That's fine! Don't be a hipster and tell people they're stupid for caring. Nobody likes hipsters. Besides, it's been almost a decade of suck. Let 'em have their fun. I never put much credence in these things back when we were good every year. But I admit, after so long it's actually kinda nice. Go ahead and continue not caring. But to avoid being douchey, don't click the link that says "POWER RANKINGS" if it annoys you.
Great post. I am always amazed at the number of people who supposedly don't care, but take the time to read a thread about power rankings and even post a reply to it.
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Originally posted by dj43:
Here is how I see it:

#1 Green Bay - obvious

#2 Steelers - beat a very good NE team. Worth giving them the spot based on strength of the team they beat today versus 49ers.

#3 New England - Losing to Steelers won't drop them much.

#4 49ers - Beating a very one-dimensional Cleveland team does not justify putting them ahead of NE who fought hard against a very tough opponent.

#5 Buffalo - With Saints losing and Baltimore struggling with a weak AZ team, the Bills take the spot with dominant 23-0 win.

#6 Baltimore - At least they won but they also gave up 27 to AZ. Lucky to be this high.

#7 NYG - Only other team with a legit claim to top 7

#8 New Orleans - Long drop for them but when you lose to an 0-6 team...

From here on down it gets muddy...

I can see the logic of the Steelers, because they seem to be trending upwards, but we should still be #2. We have the second best W-L record, and we got there by being more consistent than the other teams. We have yet to have a bad game. We are a balanced team. We beat good teams both at home and the road. New England has a good passing offense, but their defense is weak. Brady has had too many multi-interception games. They don't deserve to be ranked higher than us.
Should be rated higher than NE, the only thing they do better than the niners is throw the ball. Niners have a better run game, a vastly better defense and better special teams. The only clear cut better team than the niners right now is Green Bay.
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ESPN has consistently under-rated us. Here is some research that I have done.

Week 2
49ers are ranked 22nd with 1-0 record. Only 2 other teams had 1-0 records that were ranked lower. 8 0-1 teams also had a higher ranking.

Week 3
49ers are ranked near the bottom of the 18 teams with a 1-1 record. They are ranked higher than only 2 1-1 teams, and 0-2 rams were also ranked higher than them.

Week 4
49ers are ranked 14 out of 15 2-1 teams. 3 teams with 1-2 records are ranked higher than us.

Week 5
Of the 11 3-1 teams, the 49ers are ranked dead last. 3 teams with 2-2 records are ranked higher.

Week 6
Of the 5 4-1 teams, 49ers are ranked last. 2 teams with poorer records are ranked higher (although Baltimore played one fewer game, so I can sort of understand that one)
Week 7
Of the 3 5-1 teams, the 49ers are ranked 2nd (they had to rank us higher than detroit since we just beat them). Baltimore with one fewer game is also ranked higher than us.

Week 8
Of the 2 5-1 teams, the 49ers are ranked last. One team with a poorer record is ranked above us.
Originally posted by DynastyPart2:
Originally posted by ads_2006:
LOL power rankings

LOL, and yet you come into this thread and post. If power rankings don't matter to you then why even bother coming into the thread?

I bet we will be #2 in NFL and ESPN power polls.

IMO, I just find it kind of funny that for the past couple of years, everyone on here didnt give a s**t where they ranked us

Now that we have a 6-1 record, we cant wait for the power rankings to come out and use it as some sort of validation.

We are a good team, with some work to do. Don't need power rankings to see that