The NFL isn’t college football, and thank God for that. The NFL doesn’t have the problem of determining their post-season rankings based on a computer formulation, but what if there were an equivalent to the BCS rankings?

That’s where each week the GuysNation Power Rankings come into play. Taking the win-loss record for each of the teams, along with an adjustment for quality of wins (and losses) based on where the game was played and the margin by which the game was decided.

Despite all the calculation which goes into things, it’s still a somewhat subjective process. I’m quick to admit that the Power Rankings here at GuysNation aren’t perfect, which is where I like to get other people to weigh in. I welcome comments in response to the article, and you’ll notice polls setup along the way.

Without any further ado, here is the list of how GuysNation ranks all of the 32 teams in the NFL.

32 – Carolina Panthers (1-11) No Change from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 1 since Week 6 with a record of 1-6 since then)

There’s really no comment needed at this point.  They might show flashes of talent here and there, but nowhere near the talent that other lower-tier teams have been showing.

31 – Arizona Cardinals (3-9) Dropped 1 from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 17 since Week 6 with a record of 0-7 since then)

Losing to the Rams isn’t terrible, but the 7 game losing streak is.  Not that it’s any consolation, but I think John Skelton, the Cardinals starter for Week 14, is going to be a big improvement by the remainder of the season.  Maybe not for Week 14, but give him some time.

30 – Cincinnati Bengals (2-10) Climbed 1 from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 11 since Week 6 with a record of 0-7 since then)

Only losing to the Saints by 4 was a good sign, but they’re on a terrible losing streak which almost put them below Arizona.

29 – Denver Broncos (3-9) No Change from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 9 since Week 6 with a record of 1-6 since then)

Can’t fault them for losing to the reemerging Chiefs in Kansas City.  They’ve gotta be hoping that firing McDaniels is going to give their team the same kind of spark that Dallas and Minnesota are enjoying.

28 – Detroit Lions (2-10) No Change from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 4 since Week 6 with a record of 1-6 since then)

I’ve probably been too high on the Lions, but injuries have kept them from being all that they can be.  During their 5 game losing streak, they’ve lost three of them by no more than 4 points, and there’s no shame in losing to New England.

27 – Buffalo Bills (2-10) Dropped 1 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 5 since Week 6 with a record of 2-5 since then)

Ever since their Week 6 bye week, they’ve had a string of games where they’ve looked good.  The big loss in Minnesota to the Vikings is not a good sign, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the wheels are falling off.  Not just yet, anyway.

26 – Tennessee Titans (5-7) Dropped 3 from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 15 since Week 6 with a record of 2-5 since then)

Bad streak with some losses to average teams.  Their luck won’t get better with Indy coming to town this week.

25 – San Francisco 49ers (4-8) Dropped 1 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 4 since Week 6 with a record of 4-3 since then)

Getting blown out against the Packers isn’t a huge deal, but it won’t help them climb the rankings, not with the Cowboys beating good teams.

24 – Dallas Cowboys (4-8) Climbed 3 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 3 since Week 6 with a record of 3-5 since then)

The win against Indy was almost gifted to them with some Pick 6’s from Peyton Manning, and it was still a game which went to overtime.  They won’t finish with 8 wins, but they’re on a decent run.

23 – Washington Redskins (5-7) Dropped 2 from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 10 since Week 6 with a record of 2-5 since then)

Losing to one of the top teams in the NFC on the road isn’t a big deal, but the lopsided nature of the outcome made me cringe.

22 – Minnesota Vikings (5-7) Climbed 3 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 1 since Week 6 with a record of 4-4 since then)

Buffalo looks strong at times, so a win by Favre and Company was decent… but it’s still only the Bills.  They might’ve climbed a bit higher if we knew what they were going to do at QB in Week 14.

21 – Houston Texans (5-7) Dropped 4 from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 4 since Week 6 with a record of 2-5 since then)

Losing on the road to the Eagles wasn’t terrble, but it was enough for them to get leapfrogged by a few teams.

20 – Seattle Seahawks (6-6) Climbed 2 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 8 since Week 6 with a record of 4-4 since then)

Sure, their win over the Panthers wasn’t something you’d want to highlight on a resume, but it was at least a win.

19 – Indianapolis Colts (6-6) Dropped 4 from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 9 since Week 6 with a record of 3-4 since then)

The teams who have beaten the Colts lately know how lucky they’ve been to get some of Peyton’s worst games as a Pro, but they’re still losses.

18 – Miami Dolphins (6-6) Dropped 4 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 3 since Week 6 with a record of 4-4 since then)

If it weren’t for the Week 12 win where the Dolphins went cross-country to beat the Raiders, Miami would be below Indianapolis.

17 – St. Louis Rams (6-6) Climbed 3 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 8 since Week 6 with a record of 4-3 since then)

Two straight wins against sub-par teams still count in the win column.

16 – Jacksonville Jaguars (7-5) Climbed 2 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 2 since Week 6 with a record of 4-3 since then)

They’ve won four of their last five, and they came close against the Giants on the road.

15 – Cleveland Browns (5-7) Climbed 4 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 15 since Week 6 with a record of 4-3 since then)

Beating a somewhat tough Dolphins team in Miami puts them on another two game win streak, which they’re somewhat likely to continue in Week 14.

14 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5) Dropped 1 from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 6 since Week 6 with a record of 4-4 since then)

Another loss to a top NFC team, this time at home – in the division.  They’re looking less and less like a playoff team, and they’re going to prove that against the Redskins this week.

13 – San Diego Chargers (6-6) Dropped 2 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 9 since Week 6 with a record of 4-3 since then)

They’ve lost to Oakland twice this year.  That four game win streak they were on looked decent until you put it into perspective of the other four games surrounding it.

12 – Oakland Raiders (6-6) Climbed 4 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 14 since Week 6 with a record of 4-3 since then)

Beating San Diego puts them above the Chargers and Buccaneers, and Week 14 is a huge test for them.

11 – Kansas City Chiefs (8-4) Climbed 1 from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 4 since Week 6 with a record of 5-3 since then)

Beating the Broncos by 4 isn’t impressive, neither are wins against Seattle or Arizona.  If they want to keep from dropping down a spot (or two), they’re going to need to step up against the Raiders.

10 – Philadelphia Eagles (8-4) No Change from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 6 since Week 6 with a record of 5-2 since then)

Beating Houston isn’t great, but it gets them back on track, and it’s a win they had to have.

9 – Chicago Bears (9-3) No Change from Week 13 Rank
(No change from Week 6, with a record of 5-2 since then)

They really should’ve lost to Detroit, but somehow win a close one against the Lions for the second time this season on a questionable call by the referees.  It’s still a win, and this is still a 5 game win streak… but it’s not enough to have them go ahead of the Giants (who they lost to earlier in the season).

8 – New York Giants (8-4) No Change from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 4 since Week 6 with a record of 5-2 since then)

The win against the Redskins was expected, though the margin of victory was an added bonus for fans of Big Blue.  They’re definitely looking like a playoff team, but with the way they’ve played the past 7 games, I don’t think they’ll get to the NFC Championship game.

7 – New York Jets (9-3) Dropped 1 from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 5 since Week 6 with a record of 5-2 since then)

Losing to the Patriots isn’t a problem, but getting blown out by them definitely makes a bad statement.  I’m still not ready for them to be ranked lower than the folks they share a stadium with.

6 – New Orleans Saints (9-3) Climbed 1 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 9 since Week 6 with a record of 6-1 since then)

Some folks will probably want me to rank the Saints ahead of the Ravens, but I’m not ready to do that yet.  There’s nothing too impressive about beating the Bengals by 4 points in a game which went down to the final drive.  The narrow win over Dallas wasn’t great a week before that.  You have to go back to Week 8 to find a quality win for the Saints.

5 – Baltimore Ravens (8-4) Dropped 2 from Week 13 Rank
(Dropping 4 since Week 6 with a record of 4-3 since then)

Losing at home to the Steelers isn’t great, but it’s acceptable since it’s a division game, and because the Ravens got the win in Pittsburgh earlier in the season.  It’s still a loss, which lets the Steelers hop above them.  They’re the highest seed with a loss in Week 13, and I don’t think they’ll lose in Week 14.

4 – Pittsburgh Steelers (9-3) Climbed 1 from Week 13 Rank
(No change from Week 6, with a record of 6-2 since then)

The win in Baltimore keeps them above the Ravens, but I can’t find a way to put them ahead of the Packers.

3 – Green Bay Packers (8-4) Climbed 1 from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 3 since Week 6 with a record of 5-2 since then)

It’s hard to explain the reasoning behind the Packers being ranked above the Steelers or Ravens or Giants, but they’re looking very elite at this point.

2 – Atlanta Falcons (10-2) No Change from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 1 since Week 6 with a record of 6-1 since then)

The Falcons should’ve beaten the Buccaneers by more than 4, though the game was in Tampa Bay and it was a divisional game.  I’m not even close to putting Atlanta in the #1 spot and they nearly slipped below the Steelers or Packers, but for now they keep this spot.  A slip up in Week 14 would likely drop them a few.

1 – New England Patriots (10-2) No Change from Week 13 Rank
(Climbing 4 since Week 6 with a record of 7-1 since then)

It looks like the Patriots only got better when they released Randy Moss because now they’ve gone back to playing like the Patriots of old, who turned more than a half dozen offensive players into weapons capable of ramping up the score.  What they did to the Jets was almost ridiculous.

Also, you might enjoy some of the following articles:

Katy Perry funny/hot on Saturday Night Live

Minka Kelly named the Sexiest Woman Alive (complete with video)

Ashley Greene Body Painted for SoBe