Week 7: AFC West power rankings

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

We have streamlined the voting process. I no longer have a vote.

I still have an opinion though, so here goes:


  • Power ranking: 4th

  • My ranking range: 3-4

  • Why: Denver is definitely a top-four team, so this ranking is fine.

San Diego

  • Power ranking: 14th

  • My ranking range: 16-18.

  • Why: I don’t understand how San Diego can climb two spots after losing.


  • Power ranking: 25th

  • My ranking range: 25-28

  • Why: It was a nice win over Philadelphia. Let’s see if Oakland can continue to climb.

Kansas City

  • Power ranking: 28th

  • My ranking range: 28-29

  • Why: The Chiefs are still one of the worst teams in the league, but the win moves them into the high 20s. That’s a lot better than being in the low 30s.