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NFL Week 4 Power Rankings: (last updated: 09/30)
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Seattle Seahawks (2-1):
A Week 4 bye may be a bad thing for many teams, but after facing the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos in back-to-back weeks, the Seattle Seahawks are likely happy for the chance to rest up this week.
With no game for Seattle, Denver or the Cincinnati Bengals, our No. 1 team stays the same this week. Come Week 5, though, the Seahawks must travel to Washington for a Monday night game. That's nearly two weeks off the field and a long trip across the country.
It's a very winnable game on paper, but it also has all the makings of a trap game for Seattle.
Denver Broncos (2-1):
Fresh off a brilliant comeback and tough overtime loss, the Denver Broncos got the week off to rest up. Because of their bye—and with Seattle also off this week there's no room to move up—the Broncos head into Week 5 with their ranking unchanged.
The next matchup will be a big one, though, as Denver hosts the Arizona Cardinals. Even with quarterback Carson Palmer sidelined due to a shoulder injury, the Cardinals have taken down the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers in consecutive weeks.
They shouldn't be overlooked by Denver in Week 5.
Cincinnati Bengals (3-0):
A bye week in Cincinnati—plus the two teams ranked ahead of them not playing—means no movement in the rankings for the Bengals.
The Week 4 bye may not be welcomed by fans who loved the hot streak the team was on, but this does give them a chance to get players like Vontaze Burfict and Marvin Jones healthy heading into the meat of the schedule.
With a road trip to play the New England Patriots in Week 5 and the Carolina Panthers visiting in Week 6, the Bengals will have a chance to quickly prove after the bye whether or not they're really a top-tier team.
San Diego Chargers (3-1):
Don't look now, but the San Diego Chargers are legit.
Wins over the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills are quality wins, and the team handled the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars like you would expect a quality team to do. Even their Week 1 loss to the Arizona Cardinals (an undefeated team) was only by a single point.
With a top-five defense and Philip Rivers playing as well as any quarterback in the NFL, the Chargers can overcome injuries at running back. That might be an issue moving ahead, but their depth in the backfield and the big plays from Keenan Allen and other receivers look to be good enough so far to overcome injuries.
A home game against the New York Jets is waiting in Week 5, and so is another chance for the Chargers to continue their move up the rankings.
Arizona Cardinals (3-0):
Teams normally won't move up on a bye week, but with the Philadelphia Eagles losing and the top three teams also on bye this week, the Arizona Cardinals move up the board.
As the NFC's only undefeated team heading into Week 5, the Cardinals are in great shape to not only make the playoffs but to put distance between themselves and their division rivals in Seattle and San Francisco. A healthy Carson Palmer after the bye will definitely help the cause.
Traveling to Denver to face the Broncos—who are also coming off a break—will tell the world whether or not the Cardinals are ready to challenge the rest of the NFL.
NCAA Football Power Rankings (last updated: 09/30)
Alabama Crimson Tide
The Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 SEC) head into their first conference road game still riding high off the breakout performance by quarterback Blake Sims in the 42-21 win over Florida. Sims, who threw for 445 yards and four touchdowns, has 1,091 passing yards and eight TDs while completing 73.2
percent of his attempts this season.
Receiver Amari Cooper is on a record-setting pace, with 43 receptions for 655 yards and five TDs, and he leads FBS in receiving yards per game at 163.8.
Alabama's defense is fifth nationally in yards allowed per game, at 250.3.
Week 6 matchup: Oct. 4 at Ole Miss
The Ducks (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) survived last time out at Washington State, and now takes on unbeaten Arizona in a matchup of up-tempo offenses.
Oregon is averaging 555.3 yards and 48.5 points per game, compared to 593.8 yards and 42 points per game for the Wildcats. The Ducks have managed to still dominate on offense despite a line that's suffered numerous injuries and allowed quarterback Marcus Mariota to be sacked 10 times.
Mariota has still managed to put up big numbers, though, throwing for 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns (with no interceptions) along with 214 rushing yards and three scores.
Week 6 matchup: Oct. 2 vs. Arizona
The Sooners (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) got a break between back-to-back road games to open the conference slate, and the second one could be tougher than the first.
Oklahoma dominated in the second half of its 45-33 win last time out at West Virginia, riding the running ability of freshman Samaje Perine. Perine may not get as many touches this time out if injured sophomore Keith Ford is back from a leg injury, but Ford and sophomore Alex Ross are all capable of putting up big yards.
The Sooners' defense has fared well outside of the first half against West Virginia, and now will take on a TCU team that's outscored its opponents 134-21.
Week 6 matchup: Oct. 4 at TCU
Florida State Seminoles
The Seminoles (4-0, 2-0 ACC) found themselves down 24-7 after one quarter but eventually pulled out a two-score victory, shaking off the rough start to win their 20th straight game.
Jameis Winston returned from his one-game suspension to throw for 365 yards and four touchdowns, though he was intercepted twice. Karlos Williams added three rushing TDs, including both of Florida State's fourth-quarter scores.
FSU committed four turnovers, while the 24 points it allowed in the first quarter was the most in school history. The Seminoles couldn't figure out how to stop North Carolina State quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who eluded rushers and tacklers to throw for 359 yards and three TDs.
Week 6 matchup: Oct. 4 vs. Wake Forest
The Tigers (4-0, 1-0 SEC) took a break from their arduous upcoming slate of league games with a relatively effortless win over a Conference USA team, getting three touchdowns from Quan Bray.
Bray caught a 37-yard TD pass from Nick Marshall for a 24-0 lead late in the first half, then added a 44-yard TD catch early in the fourth quarter. Just over a minute later he gave Auburn a 38-10 lead with a 76-yard punt return touchdown, becoming the first Tigers player in 40 yards with two punt return TDs in one season.
Marshall threw for 166 yards and three TDs, while Cameron Artis-Payne ran for 116 yards and a score.
Now Auburn begins a stretch of six straight games against teams either currently ranked or who have been ranked this season.
Week 6 matchup: Oct. 4 vs. LSU
MLB Power Rankings (last updated: 09/30)
Washington Nationals (96-66):
The Washington Nationals finished the season in dominant fashion, and heading into the playoffs, they look like the most complete team in baseball from top to bottom.
Their rotation features a trio of aces in Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister, who combined to go 11-2 with a 1.44 ERA over their final five starts. The No. 4 starter spot is a choice between veteran Gio Gonzalez (10-10, 3.57 ERA) and a guy named Tanner Roark (15-10, 2.85 ERA) who finished the season ranked 12th in the NL
in ERA and tied for seventh in WHIP.
The bullpen had to deal with the implosion of closer Rafael Soriano and did so in stride with former closer Drew Storen stepping in and continuing his dominant season. Throw in Tyler Clippard and Matt Thornton, the latter of which has yet to allow an earned run since coming over in a waiver deal, and the bullpen is a weapon as well.
Finally there's the offense, which may be the best in the NL at 1-8 after shoring up second base with the acquisition of Asdrubal Cabrera. There's no clear-cut MVP candidate in the bunch, just a collection of productive hitters who have been consistent all year.
The Nationals have teased us before with their potential, posting the best record in the NL with 98 wins back in 2012, but they look like the team to beat with the 2014 postseason set to kick off.
Los Angeles Angels (98-64):
It's probably best not to put too much stock in the Los Angeles Angels finishing the season at 3-7 in their last 10 games, considering they clinched a playoff spot weeks ago and were resting their regulars for much of that stretch.
They will have the league's top offense at their disposal in October, after averaging 4.77 runs per game on the year. Mike Trout should finally claim AL MVP honors after leading the AL in RBI and runs scored, but it's the contributions of guys such as Kole Calhoun, Erick Aybar and Howie Kendrick who have really made a difference.
The starting rotation is the big question here, as it will have veterans Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson on the mound for the first two games of their ALDS matchup with the Wild Card Round winner, but it's cloudy from there.
The health of rookie Matt Shoemaker is probably the single biggest X-factor in the Angels postseason run. If he's healthy, he gives the team a second front-line starter alongside Weaver. If he's not, it will be a struggling Hector Santiago and rookie Cory Rasmus filling out the rotation in October.
Los Angeles Dodgers (94-68):
The Los Angeles Dodgers struggled to live up to the lofty expectations set for them for much of the season, but they still managed to win the NL West title, and they finally seemed to be hitting their stride over the past few weeks.
The offense in particular woke up late in the season, averaging an MLB-best 6.24 runs per game in September. Adrian Gonzalez won the NL RBI title with 116, Yasiel Puig finally snapped out of a lengthy second-half slump and a resurgent Matt Kemp hit .309/.365/.606 in the second half while launching an NL-best 17 home runs.
Then there's the pitching staff, fronted by perhaps the best one-two punch in all of baseball in Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Good as those two are, they can't start every game, and with Hyun-Jin Ryu battling shoulder problems and Dan Haren having an up-and-down year, there are some questions.
Outside of the health of Ryu, the bullpen is probably the biggest question mark, but this team still looks to be in a good position to avenge last year's NLCS loss with a rematch against the St. Louis Cardinals in this year's NLDS.
Baltimore Orioles (96-66):
After running away with the AL East to claim their first division title since 1997, the Baltimore Orioles have set themselves up for an ALDS matchup with the Detroit Tigers, a team that took five of six from them during the regular season.
A lack of front-line starting pitching has been pointed to as a weakness for the Orioles for the past few seasons, but that's a tired argument at this point. Chris Tillman (13-6, 3.34 ERA) and Wei-Yin Chen (16-6, 3.54 ERA) both had great seasons, and Miguel Gonzalez was one of the best pitchers in the AL in the second half with a 2.19 ERA in 11 starts.
A lack of experience is the biggest issue with those guys, not a lack of talent, and if they prove they can handle the big stage, this team could be awfully dangerous.
The offense led all of baseball with 211 home runs, and the bullpen was one of the best around in the second half behind the trio of Zach Britton, Darren O'Day and Andrew Miller.
St. Louis Cardinals (90-72):
After trailing the Milwaukee Brewers for most of the season and falling well short of expectations, the St. Louis Cardinals once again turned things on when it mattered most, claiming the NL Central title and reaching the postseason for the 11th time in the last 15 years.
They will meet the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS, a rematch of last season's six-game thriller in the NLCS, but it's the Dodgers who may hold the upper hand this time around, with Clayton Kershaw pitching out of his mind in the second half.
Adam Wainwright gives the Cardinals a legitimate ace of their own, and Lance Lynn is enjoying the best season of his career, but behind them, the staff is a question mark. John Lackey has the track record but has been inconsistent since joining the Cardinals, while Shelby Miller's next playoff start will be his first.
On top of that, the bullpen has not been nearly as reliable this season, and the offense has struggled to consistently score runs all year. All that said, you can never count the Cardinals out in October, as they have proven time and again that they simply know how to win.
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