I was browsing my colleague The Sports Guru's Mile High Report when I noticed a Power Rankings roundup he did every week that was so good I decided to steal it. It's shameless, it's embarrassing, I should've thought of it first, but I don't care I'm going to copy it anyways. Go visit his site and tell him how pathetic I am for stealing his gig.
We're 0-2 right now and looking very different from the high expectations we all carried coming into the league. With that in mind, here is where the media is ranking us:
I still think we're better than the 49ers (22nd) but overall I can't attack this ranking. Until the Redskins show up and play, we deserve a poor placement.
Pete Prisco at CBS Sportsline has us at 23rd.
Better than the 49ers but worse than the Bucs? Don't think so. Again, though, I really cannot defend our anemic offense.
My sentiments exactly.
Football Outsiders rate us better than all the rest at Fox Sports: 17th.
Cooley has definitely hurt us with some dropped passes, but I'll place the lion's share of blame on Mark Brunell.
I still think we're a top 20 team, though I'd have to do my own power rankings to definitively claim that. 25th, 24th, 23rd, and 17th. We need to improve, and fast. A win vs. Houston certainly won't hurt our ranking, but don't expect anything other than a one sided shellacking to move us up the board either.
What other credible power rankings should I include in this potentially weekly feature? I've got CBS, two Fox Sports News, and ESPN rankings. Readers' thoughts?