NFL Power Rankings 2016: Latest Team Standings Ahead of Preseason Week 2

August 17, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every team is currently 0-0. Last year's records don't count anymore, and last week's exhibition results are especially meaningless.
Let's go out on a real limb and say the Arizona Cardinals wouldn't lose 31-10 to the Oakland Raiders in a game that counts. Unless Matt Barkley also played in that contest.
So are 2015's results entirely moot when assembling the current hierarchy? Not exactly, but the win-loss records play a small role. Given football's smaller schedule, year-to-year results ebb and flow at seismic rates.
Washington went from 4-12 in 2014 to NFC East champions last season, and the New York Jets jumped six wins, although they narrowly missed the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions all plummeted from double-digit wins to losing records.
Some playoff teams will collapse, and clubs who scraped the bottom of the barrel last year will suddenly enjoy postseason revivals. Let's take a look at the current order be...

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