NFL power rankings,Week 4: KC Chiefs continue to climb

Rich Schultz

The votes are in for the newest 2013 NFL power rankings, and the results are all over the map for some teams. But not the KC Chiefs who solidify themselves as a top 10 team.

Last week, we debuted the Arrowhead Pride power rankings, which are much more accurate than any other media outlet. Why? Well we don't know why but it sounds better like that.

Of course, the Kansas City Chiefs moved up in everybody's rankings from a week ago with their impressive win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Of our four rankings, the Chiefs are at 6, 7 and 10 (2) for an average of 8.3, which means top 10 status has been achieved.

Back in 2010 the Chiefs started 3-0 and by that point in time they were just 15th in ESPN's power rankings. The Chiefs have won two of their three games by more than one score -- 28-2 (Jaguars) and 26-16 (Eagles).

Without further blabbering, here are the Week 4 NFL power rankings:

Teams Average Matt Conner Matt Verderame MNChiefs Joel
Seattle Seahawks 1.3 2 1 1 1
Denver Broncos 1.8 1 2 2 2
New Orleans Saints 3.5 3 3 3 5
New England Patriots 4.3 5 5 4 3
Chicago Bears 6.3 8 4 9 4
Cincinnati Bengals 7 6 7 8 7
Baltimore Ravens 7.8 4 8 11 8
Kansas City Chiefs 8.3 7 6 10 10
Green Bay Packers 8.8 14 9 6 6
San Francisco 49ers 10.5 15 10 5 12
Indianapolis Colts 11.8 11 13 14 9
Miami Dolphins 11.8 12 11 13 11
Atlanta Falcons 12 13 15 7 13
Houston Texans 12.5 10 14 12 14
Tennessee Titans 14 9 17 15 15
Dallas Cowboys 15.8 17 12 18 16
Detroit Lions 16.3 16 16 16 17
Philadelphia Eagles 19 19 19 19 19
San Diego Chargers 20 18 22 20 20
St. Louis Rams 20.8 20 18 21 24
Carolina Panthers 21 23 21 17 23
New York Jets 21.5 22 23 23 18
Arizona Cardinals 22.8 20 20 26 25
New York Giants 24 25 28 22 21
Buffalo Bills 24 21 24 25 26
Pittsburgh Steelers 25.8 31 26 24 22
Cleveland Browns 26.5 24 25 30 27
Washington Redskins 27.5 28 27 27 28
Minnesota Vikings 28.8 26 29 31 29
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 29.8 29 31 29 30
Oakland Raiders 29.8 30 30 28 31
Jacksonville Jaguars 32 32 32 32 32

So, let's go over a few of the key notes to take away from all this:

  • The Seahawks earned three of the four first-place votes. They are your best team.
  • Jacksonville is in the basement for the long haul. Only Oakland, and perhaps Jacksonville, can catch them as the NFL's worst team.
  • AFC West report: The Broncos average rank is 1.8, the Chiefs 8.3, the Chargers, 20 and the Raiders 29.8.
  • We are not quite believers in the 2-1 Jets yet.
  • The Chiefs next opponent, New York Giants, are 24th.
  • San Francisco is ranked anywhere from 5-15th.
  • The Packers caused the biggest disagreement, with Conner having them 6th and MN ranking them 15th.The Titans were another big swing -- Conner had them 9th while I had them 17th. (Conner lives near the Titans. Possible conspiracy.)

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