NFL Week 13 Power Rankings: The Patriots Are Not Number One

  • Matt Rudnitsky

NFL Power Rankings

Our NFL Week 13 Power Rankings are here. The Denver Broncos lost to the New England Patriots, but don’t just assume the Pats vaulted to No. 1… that’s not how this works. The New York Jets dropped, but they did not fall in to last. The Pittsburgh Steelers are not in the Top 10. Nor are the Baltimore Ravens. There is movement every week, but it is much less drastic than your standard, knee-jerk Power Rankings.

These rankings are based mainly on betting odds, approximating the power ratings made by oddsmakers. One game typically has a fairly small effect on the numbers, as numbers do not fall prey to recency bias. So, understand that these rankings are not my rankings, nor are they SportsGrid’s rankings. These rankings are very similar to the ones that make point spreads. As I will reiterate all year, I’m not an expert, because nobody is an expert.