NFL power rankings 2013, Week 5: Broncos are consensus best team to the media

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The different sports media outlets don't agree on much, but they all think that the Denver Broncos are the best team in the NFL followed by the Seattle Seahawks.

There's plenty of debate among the media about who belongs where, but there's a clear consensus at the top of the NFL power rankings after four weeks: The Denver Broncos are the best team in the NFL and the Seattle Seahawks are the second best.

While three other undefeated teams remain after a quarter of the season, the class of the field has clearly been the Broncos who have dominated each of their opponents thus far. In fact, they scored as many points in the second half of their Week 4 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles as the Jacksonville Jaguars have accumulated this season.

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The story of the rankings though, may belong to the Cleveland Browns. Two weeks removed from being in the discussion for the No. 32 spot in the power rankings after back-to-back losses and the trade of Trent Richardson, the Browns are now in the top 20 and received a ranking as high as No. 13.

Here's a look at how the sports media outlets ranked the teams after Week 4:

Rk. Team Record SB Nation ESPN CBS NBC FOX Yahoo! Average
1 Denver Broncos 4-0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.00
2 Seattle Seahawks 4-0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2.00
3 New Orleans Saints 4-0 3 3 4 3 4 3 3.33
4 New England Patriots 4-0 4 4 3 4 3 4 3.67
5 Kansas City Chiefs 4-0 8 5 5 5 5 7 5.83
6 Indianapolis Colts 3-1 7 6 6 6 9 9 7.17
7 Chicago Bears 3-1 5 9 10 8 7 10 8.17
8 Detroit Lions 3-1 14 10 9 7 6 8 9.00
9 San Francisco 49ers 2-2 13 8 7 11 11 5 9.17
10 Miami Dolphins 3-1 11 7 8 9 10 12 9.50
11 Cincinnati Bengals 2-2 6 11 12 15 12 11 11.17
12 Green Bay Packers 1-2 12 12 16 14 13 6 12.17
13 Houston Texans 2-2 10 15 15 16 8 13 12.83
14 Baltimore Ravens 2-2 9 14 14 10 15 17 13.17
15 Tennessee Titans 3-1 15 13 11 12 14 16 13.5
16 Dallas Cowboys 2-2 18 18 13 21 17 14 16.83
17 San Diego Chargers 2-2 17 17 17 17 16 20 17.33
18 Atlanta Falcons 1-3 16 16 18 22 18 15 17.5
19 Cleveland Browns 2-2 21 20 21 13 19 19 18.83
20 Carolina Panthers 1-2 20 21 23 20 23 18 20.83
T21 Buffalo Bills 2-2 23 23 22 18 20 22 21.33
T21 New York Jets 2-2 19 22 20 25 21 21 21.33
23 Arizona Cardinals 2-2 24 19 19 19 25 24 21.67
24 Minnesota Vikings 1-3 22 24 24 26 26 23 24.17
25 Philadelphia Eagles 1-3 25 27 25 23 22 25 24.5
26 St. Louis Rams 1-3 26 26 27 24 24 28 25.83
27 Washington Redskins 1-3 27 25 26 27 27 26 26.33
28 Oakland Raiders 1-3 30 28 28 28 31 27 28.67
T29 New York Giants 0-4 28 30 30 29 28 30 29.17
T29 Pittsburgh Steelers 0-4 29 29 29 30 29 29 29.17
31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-4 31 31 31 31 30 31 30.83
32 Jacksonville Jaguars 0-4 32 32 32 32 32 32 32.00

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