Guys its simple. Here is how NFL, CBS, ESPN etc etc make their Power Rankings.
step 1: Order the teams by standings
step 2: rearrange teams grouped together with same record, rearrange based on geography, East is always better than West
step 3: Identify 3 teams who are underperforming based on Mainstream Experts picks at the beginning of the season. These are the teams who the networks devote most of their coverage to regardless of if they win or lose. These teams can vary year to year, but more often contain the same teams for many years in a row. The Dallas Cowboys must always be one of these teams.
step 4: Move up the 3 struggling mainstream favorite teams a few spots in the rankings
step 5: assign a unique ranking to each with no ties
step 6: write some sophmoric b******t next to each team
step 7: release it, believe it or not people are actually waiting for thisI am betting the Saints are going to win tonight.
Here is your new basic power ranking for week 13. Excuse me for any mistakes I made with my US Geography....they use spatial data to ensure no mistake is ever made here.
[ Edited by danimal on Nov 28, 2011 at 5:09 PM ]