Updated Friday Oct. 15

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
BillsBUF4-1
1.3 - 14 13.5 2.5 >99% 24%
2
BuccaneersTB5-1
2.2 ↑ 1 3 12.6 3.4 95% 14%
3
CardinalsARI5-0
3.7 ↓ 1 4 12.7 3.3 94% 9%
4
RamsLAR4-1
4.2 ↑ 3 21 11.9 4.1 89% 7%
5
CowboysDAL4-1
5.2 - 20 11.6 4.4 91% 7%
6
ChiefsKC2-3
7.2 ↓ 2 23 9.6 6.4 69% 5%
7
ChargersLAC4-1
7.3 ↑ 1 25 11.5 4.5 90% 7%
8
RavensBAL4-1
8.0 ↓ 2 16 11.3 4.7 89% 8%
9
BrownsCLE3-2
9.5 - 5 10.2 5.8 73% 4%
10
SaintsNO3-2
9.7 - 13 10.1 5.9 60% 3%
11
PackersGB4-1
9.8 - 27 10.7 5.3 81% 5%
12
49ersSF2-3
13.2 ↑ 4 8 8.7 7.3 35% 1%
13
VikingsMIN2-3
14.0 - 22 7.9 8.2 28% 1%
14
SeahawksSEA2-3
14.0 ↑ 1 24 8.2 7.8 27% 1%
15
PanthersCAR3-2
14.3 ↓ 3 6 9.1 6.9 38% 1%
16
BroncosDEN3-2
16.5 ↓ 2 9 8.9 7.1 48% 1%
17
TitansTEN3-2
18.0 ↑ 2 17 8.8 7.2 71% 1%
18
SteelersPIT2-3
18.5 ↑ 2 7 7.6 8.4 23% 1%
19
BengalsCIN3-2
20.0 ↓ 1 1 8.2 7.8 34% <1%
20
PatriotsNE2-3
20.7 ↑ 2 30 7.4 8.6 23% <1%
21
BearsCHI3-2
20.7 ↑ 4 31 7.7 8.3 22% <1%
22
ColtsIND1-4
21.3 ↑ 1 32 7.3 8.7 35% <1%
23
RaidersOAK3-2
21.7 ↓ 6 2 7.8 8.2 28% <1%
24
EaglesPHI2-4
21.7 - 12 7.7 8.3 19% <1%
25
WashingtonWSH2-3
22.8 ↓ 4 15 6.5 9.5 11% <1%
26
GiantsNYG1-4
26.0 - 10 5.3 10.7 4% <1%
27
FalconsATL2-3
27.2 ↑ 1 18 6.1 9.9 5% <1%
28
DolphinsMIA1-4
27.7 ↓ 1 28 6.0 10.0 9% <1%
29
LionsDET0-5
29.5 ↑ 2 19 3.6 12.4 <1% <1%
30
TexansHOU1-4
30.0 ↓ 1 29 4.9 11.1 6% <1%
31
JetsNYJ1-4
31.0 ↓ 1 26 4.5 11.5 1% <1%
32
JaguarsJAX0-5
31.3 - 11 3.6 12.5 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 1 1 2 1 1 1.3
BuccaneersTB 1 2 2 3 2 3 2.2
CardinalsARI 5 3 3 1 5 5 3.7
RamsLAR 4 4 6 4 3 4 4.2
CowboysDAL 9 5 4 5 6 2 5.2
ChiefsKC 7 9 5 11 4 7 7.2
ChargersLAC 6 6 10 6 10 6 7.3
RavensBAL 3 8 7 8 7 15 8.0
BrownsCLE 10 7 8 10 9 13 9.5
SaintsNO 11 11 9 9 8 10 9.7
PackersGB 8 10 11 7 11 12 9.8
49ersSF 13 12 12 16 12 14 13.2
VikingsMIN 15 14 15 17 14 9 14.0
SeahawksSEA 12 13 13 13 16 17 14.0
PanthersCAR 20 15 16 12 15 8 14.3
BroncosDEN 16 19 14 21 13 16 16.5
TitansTEN 14 17 17 19 18 23 18.0
SteelersPIT 22 20 19 20 19 11 18.5
BengalsCIN 21 18 23 18 21 19 20.0
PatriotsNE 18 21 18 24 17 26 20.7
BearsCHI 24 16 25 14 24 21 20.7
ColtsIND 17 25 21 25 20 20 21.3
RaidersOAK 23 23 22 15 22 25 21.7
EaglesPHI 25 22 20 22 23 18 21.7
WashingtonWSH 19 24 24 23 25 22 22.8
GiantsNYG 27 26 26 27 26 24 26.0
FalconsATL 26 27 27 26 28 29 27.2
DolphinsMIA 28 28 28 28 27 27 27.7
LionsDET 30 29 29 30 29 30 29.5
TexansHOU 31 30 32 29 30 28 30.0
JetsNYJ 29 32 31 31 32 31 31.0
JaguarsJAX 32 31 30 32 31 32 31.3

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