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Division places three on Power 100

Bloomberg Businessweek’s Power 100 is loaded with quarterbacks, but the AFC South does well to place a couple guys who carry the ball rather than throwing it.

Here is the rundown of the list it put together:

The ranking was developed by CSE, an integrated sports and marketing firm in Atlanta, and Horrow Sports Ventures. In addition to 2011 on-field metrics, total earnings, and social media presence, the ranking incorporates such off-field metrics as athletes’ name and face awareness, appeal, influence, and trustworthiness using Nielsen/E-Poll N-Score data from Encino, Calif.-based research company E-Poll Market Research. The ranking comprises only professional athletes playing in the United States. Coaches, executives, owners, agents, and athletes who retired before the 2011 calendar year were not considered. Only regular season statistics were used.

Arian Foster is 23rd, Maurice Jones-Drew is 39th and Peyton Manning, who was first last year, is 51st. Andrew Luck is one of five to watch.

It’s a fun list to scroll though, once you drag your cursor over the picture and discover the arrow that allows you to click to the next guy.

Anyone missing from our teams?