Week 5 NFL Power Rankings and the 49ers

Not too surprisingly, our weekly look at the power rankings has the 49ers taking a dip.  They dropped 3.78 spots in the composite rankings, which might actually a certain level of respect for the team.  Given how embarrassing that loss was, the drop could certainly been much more significant.  Of course, I didn't look closely at the teams around them so it's possible the way teams lost buoyed the 49ers ranking.  It's enough work getting all the divisional rankings though, so I won't worry about that.

Speaking of divisional rankings, after five weeks of hard work, the St. Louis Rams have hit rock bottom in our composite rankings, coming in 32nd in all nine power rankings.  Speaking if power rankings, I'll have the SB Nation week 5 power rankings out later today probably.  I submitted my own rankings and had the 49ers 17th, Arizona 18th, Seattle 21st and St. Louis 32.  More people ranked the 49ers higher than me and only a couple folks ranked them lower (both 18th), so we'll see how that power ranking plays out.

ESPN - #15 (12) - The worst defeat at Candlestick Park since 1967 will force the 49ers to reassess heading into their bye week. At least Frank Gore is coming back.

  • Arizona - #19 (19)
  • Seattle - #20 (24)
  • St. Louis - #32 (32)

The Big Lead - #14 (9) - Oh, to be a dirty sock in the laundry basket of the Niners’ locker room Sunday. Messir Singletary could not have been pleased with his defense giving up six TD’s, nor Dre Bly’s geriatric highstepping.

  • Arizona - #18 (20)
  • Seattle - #21 (24)
  • St. Louis - #32 (32)

Fox Sports - #14 (11) - THE BRIGHT SIDE: There may be no better time for a bye week than after getting your heads kicked around for four quarters, which is what happened to the upstart 49ers against the Falcons.

  • Arizona - #19 (18)
  • Seattle - #20 (22)
  • St. Louis - #32 (30)

CBS Sports - #16 (14) - Thud. That's the 49ers defense crashing to Earth. They were exposed some against the Falcons. And they don't have an offense that can keep up.

  • Arizona - #17 (18)
  • Seattle - #20 (22)
  • St. Louis - #32 (30)

Pro Football Talk (via NBCSports.com) - #15 (12) - Has there ever been an NFL coach who looks like a genius when his team is winning, and a moron when they're losing?

  • Arizona - #20 (22)
  • Seattle - #19 (25)
  • St. Louis - #32 (32)

NFL.com (Brandt) - #16 (14)

  • Arizona - #17 (18)
  • Seattle - #19 (25)
  • St. Louis - #32 (32)

NFL.com (Brooks) - #15 (11)

  • Arizona - #18 (18)
  • Seattle - #20 (26)
  • St. Louis - #32 (31)

NFL.com (Carucci) - #15 (9)

  • Arizona - #17 (17)
  • Seattle - #21 (23)
  • St. Louis - #32 (32)

WhatIfSports.com - #13 (7)

  • Arizona - #18 (16)
  • Seattle - #15 (20)
  • St. Louis - #32 (32)

Average 49ers Ranking: 14.78 (11.00)
Average Cardinals Ranking
: 18.11 (18.44)
Average Seahawks Ranking: 19.44 (23.44)
Average Rams Ranking: 32.00 (31.44)

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