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Week 5 Power Rankings.

I decided to do my very own power rankings. However, instead of using my inferior judgement skills, I decided to do it mathematically. First, I based it off of Win/Loss. I've never been fond of a 1-3 team being ahead of a 3-1 team. Second, I based it off of strength of schedule played so far. The lower the strength, the lower the rating. This has created some interesting listings.

I am going to do this after Week 5, Week 10, and Week 15. I think it will be interesting to see how things progress throughout the season.

Now, onto my power rankings!

  1. Atlanta Falcons 5-0 36% SOS
  2. Houston Texans 5-0 32% SOS
  3. Arizona Cardinals 4-1 56% SOS
  4. San Francisco 49ers 4-1 46% SOS
  5. Chicago Bears 4-1 44% SOS
  6. Baltimore Ravens 4-1 40% SOS
  7. Minnesota Vikings 4-1 39% SOS
  8. St. Louis Rams 3-2 58% SOS
  9. Philadelphia Eagles 3-2 54% SOS
  10. New England Patriots 3-2 52% SOS
  11. Seattle Seahawks 3-2 50% SOS
  12. San Diego Chargers 3-2 37.5% SOS
  13. Cincinnati Bengals 3-2 36% SOS
  14. New York Giants 3-2 30% SOS
  15. Dallas Cowboys 2-2 58% SOS
  16. Indianapolis Colts 2-2 55% SOS
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers 2-2 42% SOS
  18. Denver Broncos 2-3 70% SOS
  19. Miami Dolphins 2-3 63% SOS
  20. Green Bay Packers 2-3 58% SOS
  21. Washington Redskins 2-3 54% SOS
  22. New York Jets 2-3 53% SOS
  23. Buffalo Bills 2-3 40% SOS
  24. Detroit Lions 1-3 60% SOS
  25. Oakland Raiders 1-3 47% SOS
  26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-3 42% SOS
  27. Jacksonville Jaguars 1-4 75% SOS
  28. Tennessee Titans 1-4 67% SOS
  29. Kansas City Chiefs 1-4 60% SOS
  30. Carolina Panthers 1-4 54% SOS
  31. New Orleans Saints 1-4 36% SOS
  32. Cleveland Browns 0-5 60% SOS
Some interesting notes:
Team with the hardest SOS so far this season: Jacksonville Jaguars. Next up is the Denver Broncos.
Team with the easiest SOS so far this season: New York Giants. Next up is the Houston Texans.
Please note that this doesn't mean that I think that the Jaguars are better than the Saints, though I think there is a strong argument in that direction. I acknowledge that there are many other factors in deciding how good a team actually is. (For example, the Chargers have beaten a three one-win teams but lost to the Saints and the Falcons.) I do think, however, that this gives another perspective on how teams are doing so far this year.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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