The Giants hurt the Beast in power rankings

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

I know many of you are upset that the NFC East has been surpassed by the AFC North in the overall power ratings competition. It's a dark day for the Beast -- and you can blame it mostly on the Giants' 40-17 loss to the mighty Eagles. The Skins had the weekend off so we can't blame anything on them. The Giants dropped all the way to No. 15 in the rankings, which is pretty remarkable when you consider they once sat in the No. 2 position.

AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky and John "The Professor" Clayton hung in there with the NFC East, with average rankings of 13.25 and 13.5 overall. But NFC West savant Mike Sando continued his assault on the division with a 15.5. Sando gave the Steelers and Ravens their highest rankings, which helps explain why they finished with a 12.25 on his ballot.

Here's how the rankings ended up:

1. AFC North

2. NFC East

3. NFC North

4. AFC South

5. AFC East

6. NFC South

7. AFC West

8. NFC West