Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Preseason Power Ranking

The day before the season kicks off is as good a time as any to start my weekly look at where the Vikings stand in the minds of the "experts". Obviously, it doesn't mean anything, but, what the heck, it's a way to pass the time. Once again, I'll be using advanced statistics (adding the five rankings together and then dividing them by five) to determine the average.
  1. Cold, Hard Football Facts.com (13)
  2. Foxsports.com (12)
  3. ESPN.com (11)
  4. CBSsportsline.com (13)
  5. Dr. Z's rankings on CNNSI.com (4)
The rankings usually come out on Wednesday, so the ranking will be updated every Wednesday afternoon or so. The Vikings are currently averaging out at 10.6, a marked improvement over last year's preseason ranking of 21.4. If you were wondering, only Dr. Z had the Vikes in the top ten, let alone the top five. There's a reason why I like Dr. Z.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What I really love about power rankings, is the fact that the people who make them never spend time watching games. Example: Foxsports.com says that the over/under for fans to start calling for JDB starting is 5 games. If someone watched the preseason games and figured JDB was a serviceable option, you know they know nothing about. I hope the majority of vikings fans understand the game better then that guy does.

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