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NFL power rankings 2017: Tracking where teams are entering Week 9

The Eagles are 7-1, and they are clearly the top team heading into Week 9.

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Football fans, the first half of the 2017 NFL season is over, and the Philadelphia Eagles — who are 7-1 — are the top team heading into Week 9. The Carson Wentz-led Eagles took care of business against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 8. Philadelphia is now on a six-game winning streak.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and the Dallas Cowboys are all coming off Week 8 victories, and all five teams are at least in the top 10 on each power rankings list.

The Minnesota Vikings also traveled across the pond and defeated the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. In fact, Minnesota cracked the top five on ESPN's power rankings. ESPN also has the New Orleans Saints and Houston in the top 10. Of course.

Yahoo Sports' power rankings look similar to ESPN's, but the Saints are the No. 6 team. And the Carolina Panthers finally made it back into the top 10 after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8.

Even though the Los Angeles Rams had a bye week in Week 8, they are the No. 2 team on's power rankings. Also, the Vikings, Saints, Buffalo Bills, and Jacksonville Jaguars are in the top 10.

CBS Sports' power rankings has the Rams in the top 5. The Bills and Vikings are also in the top. Both teams continue to climb each list every week. However, the Oakland Raiders are out of the top 20 on each list. Their offense is inconsistent at best, and the defense is struggling to make plays.

Like every week, SB Nation released its Hope Rankings heading into Week 9. No, this isn't your ordinary power rankings list — but this list gives fans an idea of which team has the most hope going into Week 9. Once again, the Eagles are on top of this list, and New Orleans is still in the top five.

Like in weeks past, the 49ers and the Cleveland Browns couldn't collect a win — and both teams are at the bottom of each power rankings list. At this point, one of these teams will have the first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

NFL Power Rankings entering Week 9

Rank ESPN Yahoo! CBS
Rank ESPN Yahoo! CBS
1 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
2 New England Patriots Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles Rams
3 Kansas City Chiefs New England Patriots Pittsburgh Steelers
4 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers Kansas City Chiefs
5 Minnesota Vikings Seattle Seahawks New England Patriots
6 Seattle Seahawks New Orleans Saints Seattle Seahawks
7 Dallas Cowboys Los Angeles Rams Minnesota Vikings
8 Los Angeles Rams Minnesota Vikings New Orleans Saints
9 New Orleans Saints Atlanta Falcons Buffalo Bills
10 Houston Texans Carolina Panthers Jacksonville Jaguars
11 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills Houston Texans
12 Carolina Panthers Houston Texans Dallas Cowboys
13 Atlanta Falcons Dallas Cowboys Carolina Panthers
14 Jacksonville Jaguars Washington Los Angeles Chargers
15 Detroit Lions Jacksonville Jaguars Atlanta Falcons
16 Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions Washington
17 Denver Broncos Los Angeles Chargers Chicago Bears
18 Washington Tennessee Titans Detroit Lions
19 Tennessee Titans Baltimore Ravens Tennessee Titans
20 Cincinnati Bengals Denver Broncos Baltimore Ravens
21 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders Denver Broncos
22 Los Angeles Chargers Green Bay Packers Oakland Raiders
23 Baltimore Ravens Cincinnati Bengals Green Bay Packers
24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Miami Dolphins Cincinnati Bengals
25 Miami Dolphins Chicago Bears New York Jets
26 New York Jets New York Jets Arizona Cardinals
27 Chicago Bears Arizona Cardinals Miami Dolphins
28 Arizona Cardinals Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
29 Indianapolis Colts New York Giants New York Giants
30 New York Giants Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts
31 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers
32 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns

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