A weekly examination of the Packers’ ESPN.com Power Ranking.
Preseason: 5 | Last week: 12 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
The bye week did nothing to change the Packers’ position in the Power Rankings, but it did see them lose ground in both their division and their conference. At 1-2 and still stinging over their Week 3 loss at Cincinnati, the Packers not only remain behind the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears -- both 3-1 -- in the division standings, but they also fell to third among NFC North teams in the Power Rankings. The Lions leapfrogged them, going from 16th to 10th, after beating the Bears, who fell from fourth to ninth. Among NFC teams, the Packers fell one spot, to sixth in the conference.
This week, the voters ranked the Packers anywhere from eighth to 16th. It is worth noting that both of the Packers’ losses have come against teams than stand ahead of them in the rankings. The San Francisco 49ers, who beat the Packers in Week 1, came in at No. 8, while the Bengals were 11th.
As always, you can rank the 32 teams yourself.