The Scout.com Publisher rankings are out. In the first
installment of the 2011 NFL season, the publishers from across the
Scout network weighed in on where they believe teams should be ranked
from 1 to 32. And to no surprise, the Super Bowl Champions
at the top.
Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, won the hearts of blue collar
fans across the country and won the respect of NFL analysts everywhere.
In the rankings Green Bay’s Super
Bowl victory, shrewd Draft moves and overall makeup put them on top.
Despite the ‘Winning is everything’ theme in the NFL, coming
close still earns you the respect of the experts at Scout. Despite not
being named Super Bowl champs,
managed to squeak out a close second place finish in the power
rankings, slightly ahead of the Vegas favorite New
With the Belichick and Brady led Patriots securing third place,
the New Orleans Saints (4th overall) and
round out the Top 5.
Unfortunately for the Panthers, even the addition of Cam Newton
couldn't pick the team up out of the basement. Three
different teams each received first place votes while five different
organizations earned last place votes.
Without further ado, here are the way the experts see things from 1 to
Hi = worst ranking vote received
Low = best ranking vote received
Division Rank (1-8) Best to Worst:
1) NFC North
2) NFC South
3) AFC North
4) AFC East
5) NFC East
6) AFC West
7) NFC West
Teams Receiving the #1 vote:
Teams Receiving the #32 vote:
(Teams that came within a fraction of a point
of moving up or down)
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