Updated Tuesday Sep. 21

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
BuccaneersTB2-0
1.7 ↑ 3 3 12.0 4.0 89% 15%
2
RamsLAR2-0
3.3 ↑ 1 21 11.2 4.8 77% 9%
3
ChiefsKC1-1
3.5 ↓ 2 23 10.9 5.2 81% 13%
4
BillsBUF1-1
3.8 ↑ 8 14 11.1 4.9 85% 11%
5
49ersSF2-0
6.2 ↑ 2 8 10.8 5.2 74% 6%
6
RavensBAL1-1
6.3 ↑ 2 16 10.4 5.6 70% 6%
7
CardinalsARI2-0
8.7 ↓ 1 4 10.4 5.6 62% 4%
8
SaintsNO1-1
9.2 ↓ 6 13 9.8 6.2 50% 3%
9
SeahawksSEA1-1
9.5 ↓ 4 24 9.3 6.7 49% 3%
10
BrownsCLE1-1
10.2 ↑ 1 5 9.2 6.8 54% 4%
11
BroncosDEN2-0
11.3 ↑ 2 9 9.9 6.1 63% 3%
12
CowboysDAL1-1
12.5 ↑ 2 20 9.0 7.0 57% 3%
13
PanthersCAR2-0
13.3 ↑ 7 6 9.6 6.4 49% 2%
14
PackersGB1-1
13.7 ↑ 3 27 8.9 7.1 58% 3%
15
PatriotsNE1-1
14.5 ↑ 3 30 9.3 6.7 51% 3%
16
RaidersOAK2-0
14.7 ↑ 3 2 9.5 6.5 51% 2%
17
SteelersPIT1-1
16.2 ↓ 8 7 8.7 7.3 38% 2%
18
ChargersLAC1-1
16.3 ↓ 8 25 8.4 7.6 39% 2%
19
VikingsMIN0-2
18.8 ↑ 2 22 7.5 8.5 34% 1%
20
EaglesPHI1-1
20.0 ↓ 4 12 8.5 7.5 37% 1%
21
TitansTEN1-1
20.5 ↑ 4 17 8.6 7.4 62% 2%
22
WashingtonWSH1-1
20.8 ↑ 2 15 7.3 8.7 25% 1%
23
ColtsIND0-2
23.2 ↓ 1 32 7.2 8.8 32% 1%
24
DolphinsMIA1-1
24.3 ↓ 9 28 7.7 8.3 31% 1%
25
BearsCHI1-1
24.3 ↑ 1 31 7.0 9.0 22% <1%
26
BengalsCIN1-1
25.3 ↓ 3 1 7.3 8.7 19% <1%
27
GiantsNYG0-2
27.0 ↑ 1 10 5.6 10.4 9% <1%
28
FalconsATL0-2
28.2 ↑ 1 18 5.5 10.5 5% <1%
29
TexansHOU1-1
28.5 ↓ 2 29 6.5 9.5 13% <1%
30
JetsNYJ0-2
30.5 - 26 4.9 11.1 4% <1%
31
LionsDET0-2
30.7 - 19 4.6 11.4 3% <1%
32
JaguarsJAX0-2
31.0 - 11 4.8 11.2 6% <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 1 1 1 1 3 3 1.7
RamsLAR 4 4 5 2 4 1 3.3
ChiefsKC 2 2 2 8 1 6 3.5
BillsBUF 3 3 3 10 2 2 3.8
49ersSF 5 5 8 6 8 5 6.2
RavensBAL 6 6 4 9 5 8 6.3
CardinalsARI 11 8 9 3 12 9 8.7
SaintsNO 12 11 7 7 11 7 9.2
SeahawksSEA 7 10 10 13 7 10 9.5
BrownsCLE 8 7 6 15 6 19 10.2
BroncosDEN 9 9 12 12 13 13 11.3
CowboysDAL 13 12 13 16 10 11 12.5
PanthersCAR 18 16 21 5 16 4 13.3
PackersGB 10 18 14 14 14 12 13.7
PatriotsNE 15 15 11 20 9 17 14.5
RaidersOAK 14 13 17 4 19 21 14.7
SteelersPIT 19 17 15 11 17 18 16.2
ChargersLAC 16 14 16 19 18 15 16.3
VikingsMIN 20 19 18 27 15 14 18.8
EaglesPHI 24 21 19 17 23 16 20.0
TitansTEN 17 22 22 18 20 24 20.5
WashingtonWSH 21 20 20 23 21 20 20.8
ColtsIND 23 23 23 26 22 22 23.2
DolphinsMIA 22 25 26 22 24 27 24.3
BearsCHI 25 24 25 21 25 26 24.3
BengalsCIN 26 26 27 24 26 23 25.3
GiantsNYG 27 27 24 29 27 28 27.0
FalconsATL 28 28 28 28 28 29 28.2
TexansHOU 32 29 31 25 29 25 28.5
JetsNYJ 30 30 30 31 32 30 30.5
LionsDET 29 31 32 30 30 32 30.7
JaguarsJAX 31 32 29 32 31 31 31.0

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
JaguarsJAX 31 32 29 32 31 31 0.000
LionsDET 29 31 32 30 30 32 0.000
SaintsNO 12 11 7 7 11 7 0.753
JetsNYJ 30 30 30 31 32 30 0.816
BroncosDEN 9 9 12 12 13 13 0.837
TexansHOU 32 29 31 25 29 25 0.983
BuccaneersTB 1 1 1 1 3 3 0.983
BrownsCLE 8 7 6 15 6 19 0.983
49ersSF 5 5 8 6 8 5 1.049
CardinalsARI 11 8 9 3 12 9 1.472
BengalsCIN 26 26 27 24 26 23 1.602
ColtsIND 23 23 23 26 22 22 1.633
BillsBUF 3 3 3 10 2 2 1.633
GiantsNYG 27 27 24 29 27 28 1.835
RavensBAL 6 6 4 9 5 8 1.862
ChiefsKC 2 2 2 8 1 6 1.871
BearsCHI 25 24 25 21 25 26 1.941
FalconsATL 28 28 28 28 28 29 2.160
WashingtonWSH 21 20 20 23 21 20 2.317
DolphinsMIA 22 25 26 22 24 27 2.317
VikingsMIN 20 19 18 27 15 14 2.317
RaidersOAK 14 13 17 4 19 21 2.317
SeahawksSEA 7 10 10 13 7 10 2.317
SteelersPIT 19 17 15 11 17 18 2.422
PatriotsNE 15 15 11 20 9 17 2.858
PanthersCAR 18 16 21 5 16 4 2.944
ChargersLAC 16 14 16 19 18 15 3.077
PackersGB 10 18 14 14 14 12 3.312
CowboysDAL 13 12 13 16 10 11 3.615
EaglesPHI 24 21 19 17 23 16 4.119
TitansTEN 17 22 22 18 20 24 4.167
RamsLAR 4 4 5 2 4 1 6.593