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NFL Power Rankings Week 15 –
Seahawks Making Stretch Drive to Defend Title

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player - QB Derek Carr - Raiders

Defensive Player - LB Devon Kennard - Giants

Photo - QB Ben Roethlisberger - Steelers

Players of the Week
Offensive - QB Ben Roethlisberger - Steelers

Defensive - DE J.J. Watt - Texans

Team of Week 14 - Seahawks
Matchup of Week 15 - Broncos at Chargers

Rank / Team / Record

1. Denver Broncos (10-3)
Broncos travel to San Diego with division title in sight.

2. Green Bay Packers (10-3)
Packers hang on to beat the Falcons despite serious defensive concerns.

3. New England Patriots (10-3)
Patriots won a huge game in San Diego after prior tough loss to Packers.

4. Seattle Seahawks (9-4)
Seahawks drilled the Eagles and face West rival, the 49ers this week.

5. Philadelphia Eagles (9-4)
Eagles lost key game vs Seahawks with the Cowboys coming in this Sunday night in must win situation.

6. Indianapolis Colts (9-4)
QB Andrew Luck directed a great comeback vs Browns and is carrying this average club on his back.

7. Arizona Cardinals (10-3)
Cards won a critical game vs the Chiefs and travel to St. Louis to face the tough underrated Rams Thursday night.

8. Cincinnati Bengals (8-4-1)
The Bengals came up empty in huge contest with Steelers and face Browns and Johnny Football this Sunday.

9. Detroit Lions (9-4)
Lions are taking care of business and host the Vikes in key North contest this week.

10. Dallas Cowboys (9-4)
Cowboys travel to Philly in a true gut check that probably decides the NFC East title.

11. San Diego Chargers (8-5)
Chargers lost a critical game vs Patriots with West leader the Broncos coming in this Sunday.

12. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5)
Steelers’ won a huge road matchup with the Bengals and must maintain that level with Falcons game.

13. Baltimore Ravens (8-5)
The Ravens won a key game in Miami and look to continue new streak with Jaguars coming in Sunday.

14. Kansas City Chiefs (7-6)
The Chiefs have lost three in a row and need victory vs Raiders to stay in AFC West race.

15. St. Louis Rams (6-7)
The Rams have put back to back shutouts together and host Cardinals on Thursday night this week.

16. San Francisco 49ers (7-6)
The 49ers suffered a terrible loss to the lowly Raiders and face their arch rival the Seahawks in must win road situation.

17. Cleveland Browns (7-6)
The Browns turn the page and start Johnny ‘Football’ Manziel in longshot move for playoff run.

18. Buffalo Bills (7-6)
The Bills need a strong performance this week at home vs the Packers for any playoff hopes.

19. Miami Dolphins (7-6)
The Dolphins lost a heartbreaker to the Ravens and travel to New England for must win contest vs the Patriots next.

20. Houston Texans (7-6)
Texans continue to win games they should and travel to Indy and a chance to gain critical ground in the AFC South race.

21. New Orleans Saints (5-8)
Saints were trounced by the Panthers in a critical matchup and travel to Chicago for important Monday nite match up.

22. Atlanta Falcons (5-8)
Falcon’s comeback came up short vs Packers and host Steelers with first place in the weak NFC South at stake.

23. Minnesota Vikings (6-7)
Vikings beat the Jets in overtime last week and travel to Detroit for a must win matchup for their slim playoff hopes.

24. Chicago Bears (5-8)
The Bears were bashed by the Cowboys last week and face the equally desperate Saints at home Monday night.

25. Carolina Panthers (4-8-1)
The Panthers shocked the Saints last week, but face Tampa without Cam Newton this Sunday.

26. New York Giants (4-9)
The GMen actually played a complete game vs the lowly Titans, though it is much too little and late.

27. Washington Redskins (3-10)
Washington were bashed again last week by the tough Rams and travel to MetLife to face the Gmen this week.

28. Tennessee Titans (2-11)
The Titans were wacked again, this time by the Gmen and get the inept Jets this Sunday.

29. New York Jets (2-11)
The Jets find a way to loss every week and missed key tackles to lose in overtime to the Vikings.

30. Oakland Raiders (2-11)
The Raiders beat Bay rival 49ers behind hot rookie QB Derek Carr who is their saving grace this season.

31. Tampa Bay Bucs (2-11)
Bucs are rarely competitive and face wholesale changes again this offseason.

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11)
The Jaguars travel to Baltimore in must win game for the Ravens.

NFL Power Poll - Broncos & Packers Rank as Conference Leaders

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Broncos & Packers Rank as Conference Leaders

NFL Power Rankings Week 14 –
Patriots Top NFL Rankings

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player - RB Tre Mason - Rams

Defensive Player - LB C.J. Mosley - Ravens

Photo - DT Nda Suh - Lions

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - Texans

Defensive Player - DT Nda Suh - Lions

Team of Week 13 – Green Bay
Matchup of Week 14 – Patriots at Chargers

Rank / Team / Record

1. Denver Broncos (9-3)
Broncos’ took care of Chiefs and have division title in view.

2. Green Bay Packers (9-3)
Packers beat the Patriots for a key victory with Falcons coming to town.

3. New England Patriots (9-3)
Patriots lick their wounds from Packers loss with trip to San Diego in key AFC contest.

4. Philadelphia Eagles (9-3)
Eagles won critical game in with Seahawks and Cowboys coming in next two weeks.

5. Seattle Seahawks (8-4)
Seahawks are building momentum with the Eagles and 49ers up next.

6. Cincinnati Bengals (8-3-1)
The Bengals atop the AFC North with rivals Steelers and Browns games on schedule.

7. Indianapolis Colts (8-4)
Colts can shape AFC playoff race with Browns and Texans next up on schedule.

8. Arizona Cardinals (9-3)
Cards lost second straight vs Falcons with Chiefs coming in Sunday for key matchup.

9. San Diego Chargers (8-4)
Chargers won a critical game in Baltimore with major home matchups with Patriots and Broncos next two weeks.

10. Dallas Cowboys (8-4)
Cowboys travel to Chicago for Thursday night game that is a must win situation.

11. Detroit Lions (8-4)
Lions won key Thanksgiving game and can ride momentum with Bucs and Vikings at home next two weeks.

12. Kansas City Chiefs (7-5)
The Chiefs have lost two in a row and need victory at Arizona to stay in AFC West race.

13. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5)
Steelers’ lost a tough game last week and face with huge road matchup with the Bengals.

14. Baltimore Ravens (7-5)
The Ravens’ lost a key game to Chargers and now face must win situation at Miami.

15. San Francisco 49ers (7-5)
The 49ers lost key game vs Seahawks and need win on trip across the bay to face the Raiders.

16. Cleveland Browns (7-5)
The Browns face major home games with Colts and Bengals that probably determines their fate in AFC.

17. Buffalo Bills (7-5)
The Bills’ face the acid test with Bronco matchup this week and Packers following contest.

18. Miami Dolphins (7-5)
The Dolphins won ugly vs Jets with critical games against AFC opponents, the Ravens and Patriots next up.

19. St. Louis Rams (5-7)
The Rams bombed the Raiders and need to sustain the mo this week vs Washington.

20. New Orleans Saints (5-7)
Saints won a tough one vs Steelers and have get Panthers at home this week.

21. Houston Texans (6-6)
Texans are a gritty bunch and travel in the division the next two weeks.

22. Atlanta Falcons (5-7)
Falcons are actually in first place in the weak NFC South with trip to Title town Green Bay this week.

23. Chicago Bears (5-7)
The Bears got busted by Lions on Turkey day and host Cowboys this week.

24. Minnesota Vikings (5-7)
Vikings host the Jets this week as they chase the .500 mark.

25. Carolina Panthers (3-8-1)
The Panthers continue to struggle and travel to the Saints this Sunday.

26. New York Giants (3-9)
The GMen blew another lead and this time to the pathetic Jaguars.

27. Washington Redskins (3-9)
Washington were bashed by the Colts and face the tough Rams this week.

28. Tennessee Titans (2-10)
The Titans were wacked by the Texans and host the Gmen Sunday.

29. New York Jets (2-10)
The Jets find a way to loss every week and will have wholesale changes this offseason.

30. Tampa Bay Bucs (2-10)
Bucs are this bad and are probably schedule.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10)
The Jaguars beat the Gmen with a surprisingly strong second half rally.

32. Oakland Raiders (1-11)
The Raiders were smashed by the Rams 52-0, one week after their initial victory vs the Chiefs.

Patriots at Packers – Potential Super Bowl Matchup

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NFL Power Rankings Week 12 –
Patriots Top NFL Rankings

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player – QB Derek Carr - Raiders

Defensive Player - LB Avery Williamson - Titans

Photo – QB Derek Carr - Raiders

Players of the Week
Offensive Player – WR Odell Beckham - Giants

Defensive Player – DE Robert Quinn - Rams

Team of Week 12 - Seattle
Matchup of Week 13 – Patriots at Packers

Rank / Team / Record

1. New England Patriots (9-2)
Patriots and Tom Brady smoked the Lions last week.

2. Denver Broncos (8-3)
Broncos’ Peyton Manning and offense find a way to win most close games.

3. Green Bay Packers (8-3)
Packers’ are super hot and host the Patriots for a possible Super Bowl preview.

4. Arizona Cardinals (9-2)
Cards might come up short vs top clubs down the stretch.

5. Philadelphia Eagles (8-3)
Eagles travel to Big D in NFC showdown with the Cowboys on Turkey day.

6. Seattle Seahawks (7-4)
Seahawks face the 49ers in San Fran for critical NFC West contest.

7. Cincinnati Bengals (7-3-1)
The Bengals are hoping to gain momentum for big AFC matchups in December.

8. Indianapolis Colts (7-4)
Colts are hoping for early South title with soft final stretch on schedule.

9. Dallas Cowboys (8-3)
Cowboys face the Eagles at home in pivotal East matchup.

10. Detroit Lions (7-4)
Lions have dropped two in a row to the hot Cardinals and Patriots with Bears coming for Turkey day matchup.

11. Kansas City Chiefs (7-4)
The Chiefs played their worst game of the season vs Raiders last week.

12. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4)
Steelers’ come off the bye week with big matchup with the Saints in Steel city.

13. Baltimore Ravens (7-4)
The Ravens’ won in New Orleans and have the Chargers at home for critical AFC contest for both clubs.

14. San Francisco 49ers (7-4)
The 49ers host the Seahawks on Thanksgiving with the loser in tough shape for playoffs.

15. Cleveland Browns (7-4)
The Browns travel to Buffalo for contest that will have huge AFC playoff ramifications.

16. San Diego Chargers (7-4)
Chargers face the tough Ravens and need to capture momentum for stretch run.

17. Buffalo Bills (6-5)
The Bills’ bashed the Jets and host the scrappy Browns at home for key AFC game.

18. Miami Dolphins (6-5)
The Dolphins lost a heartbreaker in Denver and need win in the Big Apple vs the Jets.

19. St. Louis Rams (4-7)
The Rams came up short vs the Chargers and host the Raiders this week.

20. New Orleans Saints (4-7)
Saints are backed to the wall and travel to Pittsburgh for critical matchup.

21. Houston Texans (5-6)
Texans struggle to put up points vs top clubs that leaves them around .500 mark.

22. Atlanta Falcons (4-7)
Falcons lost a tough one vs Browns, but still are alive in the weak NFC South.

23. Chicago Bears (5-6)
The Bears are still breathing with Turkey day trip to Detroit up next.

24. Minnesota Vikings (4-7)
Vikings host the Panthers this week in a matchup of disappointing clubs.

25. New York Giants (3-8)
The GMen blew the Cowboys game, but Odell Beckham is a star in the making.

26. Carolina Panthers (3-7-1)
The Panthers come off their bye week and need victory vs the Vikes this week.

27. Washington Redskins (3-8)
Washington is falling apart at the seams and RG3 might be the scapegoat.

28. Tennessee Titans (2-9)
The Titans might be the worst team in the NFL.

29. New York Jets (2-9)
The Jets were a joke Monday nite vs the Bills.

30. Tampa Bay Bucs (2-9)
Bucs get the Bengals at home this week with a very tough stretch schedule.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-10)
The Jaguars’ have the worst point differential in the league.

32. Oakland Raiders (1-10)
The Raiders finally win one vs their longtime rival, the Chiefs.

Cardinals, Broncos, Patriots & Packers Hold Top NFL Ranking

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Cardinals, Broncos, Patriots & Packers Hold Top NFL Ranking

NFL Power Rankings Week 11 –
Cardinals Top NFL Rankings

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player – RB Alfred Blue - Texans

Defensive Player - LB Chris Borland - 49ers

Photo – QB Tom Brady - Patriots

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Defensive Player – DE J.J. Watt - Texans

Team of Week 11 - Packers
Matchup of Week 12 – Cardinals at Seahawks

Rank / Team / Record

1. Arizona Cardinals (9-1)
Cards behind hot backup QB Drew Stanton took care of Lions with trip to Seattle this Sunday.

2. Denver Broncos (7-3)
Broncos’ Peyton Manning and offense could not handle Rams tough defense last week.

3. New England Patriots (8-2)
Patriots and Tom Brady smoked the Colts last week.

4. Green Bay Packers (7-3)
Packers’ are the hottest club in the league for the critical stretch run.

5. Philadelphia Eagles (7-3)
Eagles were toasted by Packers in Titletown last week.

6. Seattle Seahawks (6-4)
Seahawks were shocked by the Chiefs and have Cardinals coming to town.

7. Detroit Lions (7-3)
Lions were stopped by the hot Cardinals and travel to Beantown for meeting with the Pats.

8. Cincinnati Bengals (6-3-1)
The Bengals came up big in New Orleans that started three game road trip.

9. Indianapolis Colts (6-4)
Colts get the Jaguars at home after beating by with the Patriots in last one.

10. Dallas Cowboys (7-3)
Cowboys at GMen this week in hope of claiming NFC East lead.

11. Kansas City Chiefs (7-3)
The Chiefs played their best game of the season vs Seahawks last week.

12. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4)
Steelers’ won’t go away in the balanced AFC North with bye week here.

13. Miami Dolphins (6-4)
The Dolphins face the acid test with trip to Denver for Sunday clash.

14. Baltimore Ravens (6-4)
The Ravens’ go to New Orleans for critical contest for both clubs.

15. San Francisco 49ers (6-4)
The 49ers edged out the GMen in last one with the Skins at home this week.

16. Cleveland Browns (6-4)
The Browns were bashed by the Texans last week and go to Atlanta for key matchup.

17. San Diego Chargers (6-4)
Chargers face the tough Rams at home and need to recapture their momentum.

18. St. Louis Rams (4-6)
The Rams can only dream where they would be with vet QB Sam Bradford healthy.

19. New Orleans Saints (4-6)
Saints were stoned by the Bengals last week with the Ravens coming in for critical matchup.

20. Buffalo Bills (5-5)
The Bills’ were snowed out at home for Jets game that moves to Detroit for Monday nite.

21. Houston Texans (5-5)
Texans are trying to sneak up on the Colts with Bengals coming to town for huge AFC playoff type game up next.

22. Atlanta Falcons (4-6)
Falcons edged out Panthers for first place South tie with Saints and Browns at home this week.

23. Minnesota Vikings (4-6)
Vikings hope to stall the Packers high powered offense after two back to back 50+ point showings.

24. New York Giants (3-7)
The GMen failed to take advantage of opportunities vs SF with the game on the line.

25. Carolina Panthers (3-7-1)
The Panthers struggle weekly on offense despite alive playoff chances in the weak NFC South.

26. Chicago Bears (4-6)
The Bears beat the Vikings in last one to recover from terrible November run.

27. Washington Redskins (3-7)
Washington were crushed by the Bucs last week with RG3 disruption building.

28. Tennessee Titans (2-8)
The Titans will be drafting in the top five in April.

29. New York Jets (2-8)
The Jets had two weeks to prepare for the Bills in Detroit after snow storm.

30. Tampa Bay Bucs (2-8)
Bucs looked alive in win at Washington with and Bears up next.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9)
The Jaguars’ had two weeks to get ready for trip to Indy.

32. Oakland Raiders (0-10)
The Raiders face their longtime rival the Chiefs in matchup that always bring drama.

Cardinals Hold #1 Ranking With Tough Late Schedule

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NFL Power Rankings Week 10 –
Cardinals Top NFL Rankings

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player – WR Mike Evans - Bucs

Defensive Player - LB Chris Borland - 49ers

Photo – QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Defensive Player – LB Connor Barwin - Eagles

Team of Week 10 - Dolphins
Matchup of Week 11 – Eagles at Packers

Rank / Team / Record

1. Arizona Cardinals (8-1)
Cards will have to win with hot backup QB Drew Stanton with Carson Palmer out for the season.

2. Denver Broncos (7-2)
Broncos’ Peyton Manning was the latest to smoke the Raiders last week.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (7-2)
Eagles face huge showdown with Packers in Titletown this week.

4. Seattle Seahawks (6-3)
Seahawks are starting to build mo for the second half of schedule.

5. Indianapolis Colts (6-3)
Colts are well rested for their clash with the Patriots at home.

6. Detroit Lions (7-2)
Lions keep winning in key situations and travel to face hot Cardinals in the Desert.

7. New England Patriots (7-2)
Patriots travel to Indy after bye week for two weeks to get ready for Luck.

8. Green Bay Packers (6-3)
Packers’ are peaking with critical home games on second half schedule ahead.

9. Cincinnati Bengals (5-3-1)
The Bengals came up short in another big game vs the surging Browns in critical AFC North contest.

10. Dallas Cowboys (7-3)
Cowboys get their bye week to prepare for second half playoff run.

11. Kansas City Chiefs (6-3)
The Chiefs get defending champion Seahawks at home this Sunday.

12. Cleveland Browns (6-3)
The Browns are a gritty group coming off a huge win over the Bengals.

13. San Diego Chargers (5-4)
Chargers hope to end their three game losing streak off their bye week.

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4)
Steelers’ were brought back to reality with crushing loss to the Jets last week.

15. Miami Dolphins (5-4)
The Dolphins will have to recover from Lions loss to make a run at the playoffs.

16. Baltimore Ravens (6-4)
The Ravens’ get the week off to prepare for tough second half schedule.

17. New Orleans Saints (4-5)
Saints face the meat of their schedule in an up and down season.

18. San Francisco 49ers (5-4)
The 49ers won a huge game at New Orleans with key NFC games on the agenda.

19. Buffalo Bills (5-4)
The Bills’ are competitive, but probably a year away from playoff run.

20. New York Giants (3-6)
The GMen keep coming up short in big situations with playoff hopes quickly fading.

21. Carolina Panthers (3-6-1)
The Panthers are struggling on offense but alive in the weak NFC South.

22. St. Louis Rams (3-6)
The Rams’ are a savvy group that is playing with subpar offense.

23. Houston Texans (4-5)
Texans face a total AFC schedule the rest of the way with key game with Browns this week.

24. Minnesota Vikings (4-5)
Vikings face the Bears and Packers the next two weeks that will determine their slim playoff hopes.

25. Chicago Bears (3-6)
The Bears are caving in weekly and one of the worst teams in the league currently.

26. Washington Redskins (3-6)
Washington comes off their bye week and RG3 can get hot for the stretch run.

27. Atlanta Falcons (3-6)
Falcons won a meaningless game vs Tampa with trip to Carolina this week.

28. Tennessee Titans (2-7)
The Titans are actually getting worst this season.

29. New York Jets (2-8)
The Jets get a bye week to celebrate their surprising win over Steelers.

30. Tampa Bay Bucs (1-8)
Bucs are simply terrible with road games at Washington and Chicago up next.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9)
The Jaguars’ get their bye week after losing in London to the Cowboys.

32. Oakland Raiders (0-9)
The Raiders face a heavy AFC West schedule with perfect winless season at stake.

Cardinals Top NFL Rankings

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NFL Power Rankings Week 10 –
Cardinals Top NFL Rankings

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player – RB Jeremy Hill - Bengals

Defensive Player - LB Chris Borland - 49ers

Photo – QB Tom Brady - Patriots

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Tom Brady - Patriots

Defensive Player – LB James Laurinaitis - Rams

Team of Week 9 - Dolphins
Matchup of Week 10 – Dolphins at Lions

Rank / Team / Record

1. Arizona Cardinals (7-1)
Cards took care of the Cowboys and Eagles in last two and earn top billing.

2. Denver Broncos (6-2)
Broncos’ lost to the Patriots again with Brady and Belichick working their magic.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (6-2)
Eagles host the Panthers this week.

4. Seattle Seahawks (5-3)
Seahawks host the staggering Giants this week.

5. Indianapolis Colts (6-3)
Colts recovered from their bashing by Steelers to pound the GMen.

6. Cincinnati Bengals (5-2-1)
The Bengals face the resurging Browns in critical AFC North contest on Thursday night.

7. Detroit Lions (6-2)
Lions host the Dolphins in a matchup that may determine both team’s hopes.

8. New England Patriots (7-2)
Patriots are building momentum for the second half after big win over Broncos.

9. Green Bay Packers (5-3)
Packers’ are well rested for battle with Chicago in Titletown.

10. San Diego Chargers (5-4)
Chargers get their bye week after losing three in a row to AFC rivals.

11. Dallas Cowboys (6-3)
Cowboys travel London vs Jaguars with QB Tony Romo probably watching from the sidelines.

12. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3)
Steelers’ are smoking hot and get the crashing Jets this week.

13. Kansas City Chiefs (5-3)
The Chiefs travel to Buffalo for trap game with AFC playoff ramifications.

14. Miami Dolphins (5-3)
The Dolphins are hot for their road matchup with the Lions.

15. Baltimore Ravens (5-4)
The Ravens’ lost a tough one in Pittsburgh.

16. New Orleans Saints (4-4)
Saints face another must win situation with 49ers coming to the dome.

17. Cleveland Browns (5-3)
The Browns are winning ugly which is a major improvement for this playoff starved franchise.

18. San Francisco 49ers (4-4)
The 49ers travel to New Orleans for critical contest vs Saints on Sunday.

19. Buffalo Bills (5-3)
The Bills’ had two weeks to get ready for key AFC matchup with Chiefs at home.

20. New York Giants (3-5)
The GMen are crushed by the Colts for their second Monday nite disaster.

21. Carolina Panthers (3-5-1)
The Panthers were waxed by the Saints at home and travel to Philly for Monday night clash.

22. Chicago Bears (3-5)
The Bears face their archrival Packers this week that will determine any playoff run over second half schedule.

23. St. Louis Rams (3-5)
The Rams defense may be the best in the league after win over the 49ers.

24. Houston Texans (4-5)
Texans came up short vs Eagles despite a tough defense and gritty nature.

25. Minnesota Vikings (4-5)
Vikings get a bye week to celebrate with win over the Skins before tough second half schedule.

26. Washington Redskins (3-6)
RG3 lost to the Vikings at home last Sunday and enter their bye week.

27. Atlanta Falcons (2-6)
Falcons travel to Tampa for divisional boring matchup.

28. Tennessee Titans (2-6)
The Titans had two weeks to get ready for the game in Baltimore.

29. New York Jets (1-8)
The Jets face the red hot Steelers at home.

30. Tampa Bay Bucs (1-7)
Bucs host the crashing Falcons on Sunday.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8)
The Jaguars’ move this act to London to face the Cowboys this week.

32. Oakland Raiders (0-8)
The Raiders host the Broncos this week.

Mississippi St Tops Inaugural College Football Playoff Rankings

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College News - Mississippi St Tops Inaugural College Football Playoff Rankings

Photo – QB Dak Prescott – Mississippi St.

Mississippi State, boasting a 7-0 overall record and three wins over top-10 ranked teams, was tabbed No. 1 in the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings announced Tuesday night on ESPN.

The top-ranked Bulldogs were one of three Southeastern Conference teams in the top four. Florida State is No. 2 followed by No. 3 Auburn and No. 4 Ole Miss. Oregon, Alabama, TCU, Michigan State, Kansas State and Notre Dame round out the top 10.

The College Football Playoff rankings will be announced every Tuesday for the next six weeks. It leads to the unveiling of the semifinal pairings and bowl assignments on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 11:45 a.m. CT live on ESPN. The rankings and pairings are formed by the 12-member College Football Playoff Selection Committee.

The Bulldogs also own the top spot in the Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches polls. MSU is off to a 4-0 start in SEC play for the first time since 1999. Led by Heisman Trophy candidate Dak Prescott, running back Josh Robinson and Butkus Award semifinalist Benardrick McKinney, the Bulldogs are outscoring opponents 296-151 and have not trailed in over 177 minutes of football.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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