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Week 12 NFL Power Rankings and the 49ers

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The 49ers made a nice little jump from last week with the win over Jacksonville.  I'm not sure what kind of respect a win over Seattle will get, but obviously we'll take it.  Over at SB Nation, the 49ers came in 20th in the power rankings, the same ranking they had last week.  Last week I voted them 20th and this week I bumped them up to 18th.  I'm surprised they didn't climb even a little bit.

ESPN - #20 (20) - The Niners can improve their record to 4-0 in the division by completing sweep of Seahawks.

  • Arizona - #8 (5)
  • Seattle - #25 (25)
  • St. Louis - #31 (31)

The Big Lead - #19 (20) - Since taking over for the ineffective Shaun Hill, Alex Smith has been perfectly adequate, throwing for 11 TD’s against 7 INT’s and leading the Niners to, um, a 2-4 record. I guess it’s not the perfect comeback story.

  • Arizona - #9 (9)
  • Seattle - #23 (24)
  • St. Louis - #32 (29)

Fox Sports - #20 (22) - The Niners can sneak back into the playoff race if they take care of business against Seattle this week, plus with the Lions and Rams in Weeks 16 and 17 during the final postseason push.

  • Arizona - #11 (11)
  • Seattle - #25 (25)
  • St. Louis - #29 (29)

CBS Sports - #21 (23) - Alex Smith has five games to show he is their guy for the future. He looked comfortable against the Jaguars.

  • Arizona - #11 (8)
  • Seattle - #23 (25)
  • St. Louis - #30 (30)

Pro Football Talk (via NBCSports.com) - #18 (22) - If the Niners beat the Seahawks and the Cardinals lose to the Vikings, first place in the NFC West will be on the line in Week 14.

  • Arizona - #9 (6)
  • Seattle - #24 (28)
  • St. Louis - #30 (30)

NFL.com (Brandt) - #17 (23)

  • Arizona - #10 (6)
  • Seattle - #24 (24)
  • St. Louis - #30 (30)

NFL.com (Brooks) - #17 (21)

  • Arizona - #11 (8)
  • Seattle - #23 (26)
  • St. Louis - #31 (31)

NFL.com (Carucci) - #18 (22)

  • Arizona - #8 (6)
  • Seattle - #24 (23)
  • St. Louis - #30 (30)

WhatIfSports.com - #10 (15)

  • Arizona - #13 (9)
  • Seattle - #23 (26)
  • St. Louis - #27 (25)

Average 49ers Ranking: 17.78 (21.00)
Average Cardinals Ranking
: 10.00 (7.38)
Average Seahawks Ranking: 23.78 (25.25)
Average Rams Ranking: 30.00 (29.50)