Final power rankings(Last week's ranking in parentheses...

January 13, 2002|By Ken Murray

Final power rankings(Last week's ranking in parentheses)

1. St. Louis (1): Better team than '99 champs.

2. Pittsburgh (2): Will it come down to Kris Brown?

3. Chicago (3): Bears always find a way.

4. New England (4): This shouldn't be happening.

5. San Francisco (6): All elements are in place.

6. Green Bay (5): Defense is on the rocks.

7. Philadelphia (8): Still no running game.

8. Miami (10): Defense is injury-depleted.

9. Tampa Bay (7): Must win in cold.

10. N.Y. Jets (12): John Hall was clutch.

11. Ravens (9): Swagger, passion are missing.

12. Seattle (13): Will Trent Dilfer return?

13. Oakland (11): Gets mulligan vs. Jets.

14. Washington (20): What if?

15. Kansas City (14): Trent Green a disappointment.

16. Cincinnati (21): Took big strides.

17. Cleveland (15): Tim Couch needs some weapons.

18. Tennessee (16): Kevin Carter was a bust.

19. N.Y. Giants (17): Will rebuild offensive line.

20. Jacksonville (18): Tom Coughlin digs in.

21. Indianapolis (26): Edgerrin James wants out.

22. Denver (19): Facing salary cap jail.

23. Arizona (22): David Boston is a budding superstar.

24. Atlanta (24): Michael Vick is still a novice.

25. Dallas (23): Quincy Carter is the future.

26. Buffalo (25): Gregg Williams needs a defense.

27. San Diego (29): Does Doug Flutie return?

28. New Orleans (28): Outscored 160-52 in final four.

29. Minnesota (27): Is Mike Tice a miracle worker?

30. Detroit (31): Waiting on Mike McMahon.

31. Carolina (30): Panthers were dreadful.

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