Updated Monday Jan. 10

2021 Composite NFL Power Rankings

Calculated by aggregating computer generated power rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking.

TEAM AVERAGE
RANKING
AVG
1-WEEK
MOVE
SOS
PLAYED
RANK
WINS LOSSES MAKE
PLAYOFFS
MAKE
PLAY-
OFFS
WIN
SUPER
BOWL
1
BuccaneersTB13-4
2.0 ↑ 1 28 13.0 3.8 >99% 15%
2
BillsBUF11-6
2.7 ↓ 1 31 11.0 5.8 >99% 11%
3
ChiefsKC12-5
3.0 ↑ 1 16 12.0 4.8 >99% 16%
4
CowboysDAL12-5
4.0 ↑ 3 26 13.0 4.9 >99% 9%
5
PackersGB13-4
5.2 ↓ 2 23 13.0 4.0 >99% 20%
6
RamsLAR12-5
5.8 ↓ 1 11 12.0 4.9 >99% 5%
7
PatriotsNE10-7
7.0 ↓ 1 25 10.0 6.9 >99% 5%
8
49ersSF10-7
8.7 ↑ 2 13 10.0 6.9 >99% 2%
9
CardinalsARI11-6
9.2 ↓ 1 8 11.0 5.9 >99% 3%
10
TitansTEN12-5
10.0 ↑ 1 19 12.0 5.0 >99% 11%
11
ColtsIND9-8
11.5 ↓ 2 20 9.0 8.0 <1% <1%
12
SaintsNO9-8
12.3 ↑ 3 15 9.0 8.0 <1% <1%
13
BengalsCIN10-7
12.3 ↓ 1 32 10.0 6.8 >99% 3%
14
SeahawksSEA7-10
13.3 ↑ 2 5 7.0 10.0 <1% <1%
15
ChargersLAC9-8
15.2 ↓ 1 24 9.0 8.0 <1% <1%
16
EaglesPHI9-8
16.3 ↓ 3 29 9.0 7.9 >99% 1%
17
VikingsMIN8-9
17.2 ↑ 1 12 8.0 9.0 <1% <1%
18
RavensBAL8-9
18.5 ↓ 1 18 8.0 9.0 <1% <1%
19
BrownsCLE8-9
19.5 ↑ 1 22 8.0 9.0 <1% <1%
20
SteelersPIT9-7-1
19.8 ↓ 1 6 9.0 7.9 >99% <1%
21
DolphinsMIA9-8
19.8 ↑ 2 27 9.0 8.0 <1% <1%
22
BroncosDEN7-10
21.2 ↓ 1 30 7.0 10.0 <1% <1%
23
RaidersOAK10-7
21.8 ↓ 1 17 10.0 6.9 >99% <1%
24
WashingtonWSH7-10
23.7 - 1 7.0 10.0 <1% <1%
25
BearsCHI6-11
25.0 - 3 6.0 11.0 <1% <1%
26
FalconsATL7-10
27.0 ↑ 1 21 7.0 10.0 <1% <1%
27
PanthersCAR5-12
27.0 ↓ 1 14 5.0 12.0 <1% <1%
28
GiantsNYG4-13
27.8 - 10 4.0 13.0 <1% <1%
29
LionsDET3-13-1
28.5 - 9 3.0 14.0 <1% <1%
30
TexansHOU4-13
30.5 - 7 4.0 13.0 <1% <1%
31
JetsNYJ4-13
31.0 - 2 4.0 13.0 <1% <1%
32
JaguarsJAX3-14
31.2 - 4 3.0 14.0 <1% <1%

How We Calculate: Our NFL Power Rankings are calculated by aggregating computer rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking. Up or down movement within our rankings versus the previous week is provided for each team. Some of these sites also project teams’ future success. We collect this info and calculate each team’s average win/loss projection, playoff odds and Super Bowl odds.

Our heat chart below shows how each of the six sites we pull from ranks all 32 teams. We pull from FiveThirtyEight (538), numberFire (nF), Massey Ratings (MY), Sagarin (Sag), Team Rankings (TR) and ESPN.

TEAM 538 numberFirenF MASSEY
RATINGS
MY
SAGARIANSAG TEAM
RANKINGS
TR
ESPN AVERAGEAVG
BuccaneersTB 3 3 2 1 1 2 2.0
BillsBUF 4 2 1 6 2 1 2.7
ChiefsKC 1 1 4 3 3 6 3.0
CowboysDAL 5 4 3 5 4 3 4.0
PackersGB 2 6 6 2 7 8 5.2
RamsLAR 6 5 7 4 6 7 5.8
PatriotsNE 9 9 5 9 5 5 7.0
49ersSF 8 7 9 10 9 9 8.7
CardinalsARI 15 13 8 7 8 4 9.2
TitansTEN 7 8 11 8 13 13 10.0
ColtsIND 13 14 10 11 11 10 11.5
SaintsNO 12 12 12 12 15 11 12.3
BengalsCIN 10 11 14 13 14 12 12.3
SeahawksSEA 14 10 13 16 10 17 13.3
ChargersLAC 17 16 17 15 12 14 15.2
EaglesPHI 19 18 15 14 17 15 16.3
VikingsMIN 18 15 18 20 16 16 17.2
RavensBAL 16 19 16 18 20 22 18.5
BrownsCLE 22 17 19 21 19 19 19.5
SteelersPIT 20 20 21 17 21 20 19.8
DolphinsMIA 11 21 22 22 22 21 19.8
BroncosDEN 24 23 20 24 18 18 21.2
RaidersOAK 21 22 23 19 23 23 21.8
WashingtonWSH 23 24 24 23 24 24 23.7
BearsCHI 25 25 25 25 25 25 25.0
FalconsATL 27 26 28 26 27 28 27.0
PanthersCAR 29 28 26 27 26 26 27.0
GiantsNYG 26 29 27 29 29 27 27.8
LionsDET 30 27 29 28 28 29 28.5
TexansHOU 28 30 31 30 32 32 30.5
JetsNYJ 31 32 30 31 31 31 31.0
JaguarsJAX 32 31 32 32 30 30 31.2

Standard deviation is a statistical tool used to measure the variance within a set of numbers. In the table below, we use standard deviation to determine which teams are ranked the most and least consistently. A low number indicates that a team is ranked consistently across the six sites we pull from. A high number indicates an inconsistently ranked team.

TEAM 538 numberFirenF MASSEY
RATINGS
MY
SAGARIANSAG TEAM
RANKINGS
TR
ESPN STDEV
BearsCHI 25 25 25 25 25 25 0.000
WashingtonWSH 23 24 24 23 24 24 0.516
JetsNYJ 31 32 30 31 31 31 0.632
BuccaneersTB 3 3 2 1 1 2 0.894
FalconsATL 27 26 28 26 27 28 0.894
CowboysDAL 5 4 3 5 4 3 0.894
JaguarsJAX 32 31 32 32 30 30 0.983
49ersSF 8 7 9 10 9 9 1.033
LionsDET 30 27 29 28 28 29 1.049
RamsLAR 6 5 7 4 6 7 1.169
PanthersCAR 29 28 26 27 26 26 1.265
GiantsNYG 26 29 27 29 29 27 1.329
SaintsNO 12 12 12 12 15 11 1.366
SteelersPIT 20 20 21 17 21 20 1.472
TexansHOU 28 30 31 30 32 32 1.517
RaidersOAK 21 22 23 19 23 23 1.602
BengalsCIN 10 11 14 13 14 12 1.633
ColtsIND 13 14 10 11 11 10 1.643
BrownsCLE 22 17 19 21 19 19 1.761
VikingsMIN 18 15 18 20 16 16 1.835
ChiefsKC 1 1 4 3 3 6 1.897
ChargersLAC 17 16 17 15 12 14 1.941
BillsBUF 4 2 1 6 2 1 1.966
EaglesPHI 19 18 15 14 17 15 1.966
PatriotsNE 9 9 5 9 5 5 2.191
RavensBAL 16 19 16 18 20 22 2.345
PackersGB 2 6 6 2 7 8 2.563
TitansTEN 7 8 11 8 13 13 2.683
BroncosDEN 24 23 20 24 18 18 2.858
SeahawksSEA 14 10 13 16 10 17 2.944
CardinalsARI 15 13 8 7 8 4 4.070
DolphinsMIA 11 21 22 22 22 21 4.355