Updated Tuesday Oct. 19

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
BillsBUF4-2
2.3 - 14 12.7 3.3 99% 19%
2
CardinalsARI6-0
2.5 ↑ 1 4 13.7 2.3 98% 13%
3
BuccaneersTB5-1
3.0 ↓ 1 3 12.9 3.1 98% 14%
4
RamsLAR5-1
3.5 - 21 12.4 3.6 95% 9%
5
RavensBAL5-1
4.5 ↑ 3 16 12.2 3.8 95% 12%
6
CowboysDAL5-1
6.5 ↓ 1 20 12.0 4.0 95% 6%
7
ChiefsKC3-3
7.3 ↓ 1 23 10.1 5.9 76% 6%
8
PackersGB5-1
8.3 ↑ 3 27 11.2 4.8 88% 4%
9
SaintsNO3-2
9.8 ↑ 1 13 9.9 6.1 59% 2%
10
ChargersLAC4-2
9.8 ↓ 3 25 10.5 5.5 82% 3%
11
VikingsMIN3-3
11.5 ↑ 2 22 8.5 7.5 40% 1%
12
BrownsCLE3-3
13.0 ↓ 3 5 8.9 7.1 49% 2%
13
TitansTEN4-2
13.7 ↑ 4 17 10.3 5.7 87% 2%
14
49ersSF2-3
13.7 ↓ 2 8 8.5 7.5 35% 1%
15
SeahawksSEA2-4
14.5 ↓ 1 24 8.0 8.0 24% <1%
16
SteelersPIT3-3
15.7 ↑ 2 7 8.2 7.8 27% 1%
17
ColtsIND2-4
17.0 ↑ 5 32 8.1 7.9 38% 1%
18
BengalsCIN4-2
17.3 ↑ 1 1 9.1 6.9 49% 1%
19
RaidersOAK4-2
19.0 ↑ 4 2 9.0 7.0 49% 1%
20
PanthersCAR3-3
20.0 ↓ 5 6 8.2 7.8 21% <1%
21
BroncosDEN3-3
20.5 ↓ 5 9 8.1 7.9 27% <1%
22
PatriotsNE2-4
21.7 ↓ 1 30 7.0 9.0 17% <1%
23
BearsCHI3-3
22.7 ↓ 3 31 7.1 8.9 13% <1%
24
EaglesPHI2-4
22.8 - 12 7.8 8.2 21% <1%
25
WashingtonWSH2-4
24.3 - 15 5.7 10.3 6% <1%
26
FalconsATL2-3
26.7 ↑ 1 18 6.1 9.9 5% <1%
27
GiantsNYG1-5
27.2 ↓ 1 10 4.6 11.4 1% <1%
28
DolphinsMIA1-5
27.2 - 28 5.4 10.6 3% <1%
29
LionsDET0-6
30.2 - 19 2.9 13.1 <1% <1%
30
JaguarsJAX1-5
30.3 ↑ 2 11 4.1 11.9 <1% <1%
31
JetsNYJ1-4
30.3 - 26 4.4 11.6 2% <1%
32
TexansHOU1-5
31.2 ↓ 2 29 3.8 12.2 <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
BillsBUF 2 2 1 7 1 1 2.3
CardinalsARI 4 1 2 1 4 3 2.5
BuccaneersTB 1 5 3 3 2 4 3.0
RamsLAR 5 4 5 2 3 2 3.5
RavensBAL 3 3 4 4 6 7 4.5
CowboysDAL 7 8 7 5 7 5 6.5
ChiefsKC 6 7 6 11 5 9 7.3
PackersGB 8 6 9 6 9 12 8.3
SaintsNO 10 14 8 8 8 11 9.8
ChargersLAC 9 10 11 9 12 8 9.8
VikingsMIN 13 11 14 15 10 6 11.5
BrownsCLE 11 9 10 16 13 19 13.0
TitansTEN 12 12 15 10 16 17 13.7
49ersSF 14 13 12 18 11 14 13.7
SeahawksSEA 15 15 13 17 14 13 14.5
SteelersPIT 19 17 17 12 19 10 15.7
ColtsIND 16 18 16 21 15 16 17.0
BengalsCIN 18 16 19 13 20 18 17.3
RaidersOAK 17 19 20 14 22 22 19.0
PanthersCAR 23 20 22 19 21 15 20.0
BroncosDEN 22 22 18 23 17 21 20.5
PatriotsNE 20 23 21 24 18 24 21.7
BearsCHI 24 21 24 20 24 23 22.7
EaglesPHI 25 24 23 22 23 20 22.8
WashingtonWSH 21 25 25 25 25 25 24.3
FalconsATL 26 26 27 26 27 28 26.7
GiantsNYG 28 28 26 27 28 26 27.2
DolphinsMIA 27 27 28 28 26 27 27.2
LionsDET 32 29 30 32 29 29 30.2
JaguarsJAX 30 30 29 31 30 32 30.3
JetsNYJ 29 31 31 30 31 30 30.3
TexansHOU 31 32 32 29 32 31 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
TexansHOU 31 32 32 29 32 31 0.000
JetsNYJ 29 31 31 30 31 30 0.000
PackersGB 8 6 9 6 9 12 0.753
JaguarsJAX 30 30 29 31 30 32 0.816
VikingsMIN 13 11 14 15 10 6 0.837
LionsDET 32 29 30 32 29 29 0.983
BillsBUF 2 2 1 7 1 1 0.983
ChargersLAC 9 10 11 9 12 8 0.983
RavensBAL 3 3 4 4 6 7 1.049
ChiefsKC 6 7 6 11 5 9 1.472
FalconsATL 26 26 27 26 27 28 1.602
BearsCHI 24 21 24 20 24 23 1.633
RamsLAR 5 4 5 2 3 2 1.633
GiantsNYG 28 28 26 27 28 26 1.835
CowboysDAL 7 8 7 5 7 5 1.862
BuccaneersTB 1 5 3 3 2 4 1.871
WashingtonWSH 21 25 25 25 25 25 1.941
DolphinsMIA 27 27 28 28 26 27 2.160
PatriotsNE 20 23 21 24 18 24 2.317
EaglesPHI 25 24 23 22 23 20 2.317
RaidersOAK 17 19 20 14 22 22 2.317
SteelersPIT 19 17 17 12 19 10 2.317
SaintsNO 10 14 8 8 8 11 2.317
ColtsIND 16 18 16 21 15 16 2.422
SeahawksSEA 15 15 13 17 14 13 2.858
TitansTEN 12 12 15 10 16 17 2.944
BengalsCIN 18 16 19 13 20 18 3.077
49ersSF 14 13 12 18 11 14 3.312
BrownsCLE 11 9 10 16 13 19 3.615
PanthersCAR 23 20 22 19 21 15 4.119
BroncosDEN 22 22 18 23 17 21 4.167
CardinalsARI 4 1 2 1 4 3 6.593