Once again, the New England Patriots sit atop of each power rankings list heading into Week 17. At 12-3, the Tom Brady-led Patriots already clinched a first-round bye in the AFC and could secure home-field advantage with a victory against the New York Jets.
Other teams like the Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, and Pittsburgh Steelers all clinched their respective divisions. All of those teams are ranked high on each list.
ESPN's power rankings has the Patriots, Steelers, Vikings, Rams, and Eagles listed in the top five. New Orleans climbed from No. 7 to No. 6 this week, and the Baltimore Ravens finally cracked the top 10.
The Saints are penciled in at No. 5 on NFL.com's power rankings, but the Eagles slipped to No. 6. The Kansas City Chiefs and Ravens are back in the top 10. On the other hand, the Panthers catapulted up to the No. 5 spot on CBS Sports' power rankings list, and the Vikings and Rams slipped out of the top five.
Like every week, SB Nation released its Hope Rankings list, and the Patriots are listed as the top team. No, this isn't a power rankings list. Instead, this list gives you an idea of which team has the most hope heading into Week 17.
Well, the Cleveland Browns are still winless. But they clinched the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL draft. The Browns have been terrible this season, and you can expect them to make major changes over the offseason.
Week 17 Power Rankings
|1||New England Patriots||New England Patriots||New England Patriots|
|2||Pittsburgh Steelers||Minnesota Vikings||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|3||Minnesota Vikings||Pittsburgh Steelers||Philadelphia Eagles|
|4||Los Angeles Rams||Los Angeles Rams||New Orleans Saints|
|5||Philadelphia Eagles||New Orleans Saints||Carolina Panthers|
|6||New Orleans Saints||Philadelphia Eagles||Minnesota Vikings|
|7||Carolina Panthers||Carolina Panthers||Los Angeles Rams|
|8||Kansas City Chiefs||Jacksonville Jaguars||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|9||Jacksonville Jaguars||Kansas City Chiefs||Baltimore Ravens|
|10||Baltimore Ravens||Baltimore Ravens||Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||Atlanta Falcons||Atlanta Falcons||Seattle Seahawks|
|12||Los Angeles Chargers||Los Angeles Chargers||Atlanta Falcons|
|13||Seattle Seahawks||Seattle Seahawks||Dallas Cowboys|
|14||Detroit Lions||Dallas Cowboys||Buffalo Bills|
|15||Buffalo Bills||San Francisco 49ers||Los Angeles Chargers|
|16||Dallas Cowboys||Detroit Lions||Tennessee Titans|
|17||Tennessee Titans||Buffalo Bills||Detroit Lions|
|18||Washington||Washington||Green Bay Packers|
|19||San Francisco 49ers||Arizona Cardinals||Arizona Cardinals|
|20||Oakland Raiders||Tennessee Titans||Oakland Raiders|
|21||Green Bay Packers||Oakland Raiders||Washington|
|22||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||San Francisco 49ers|
|23||Arizona Cardinals||Chicago Bears||Denver Broncos|
|24||Miami Dolphins||Cincinnati Bengals||Miami Dolphins|
|25||Houston Texans||Miami Dolphins||Cincinnati Bengals|
|26||New York Jets||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Chicago Bears|
|27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Denver Broncos||New York Jets|
|28||Chicago Bears||New York Jets||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|29||Denver Broncos||Indianapolis Colts||Houston Texans|
|30||New York Giants||New York Giants||Indianapolis Colts|
|31||Indianapolis Colts||Houston Texans||New York Giants|
|32||Cleveland Browns||Cleveland Browns||Cleveland Browns|