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NFL power rankings 2017: Tracking where teams are entering Week 17

The Patriots are still the top team in the NFL.

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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

Rank ESPN Yahoo! NFL.com CBS
Rank ESPN Yahoo! NFL.com CBS
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

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