He wasn't even the starter at the start of the season, but Colin Kaepernick has taken the NFL by storm, leading the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game and earning the top spot in this week's Cross-Sport Power Rankings. Kaepernick got off to a shaky start against the Packers, throwing a pick-six on his first series, but quickly settled down and set a record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a playoff game.
Kaepernick is just one of five quarterbacks in this week's top 10, with each of this weekend's four winners being joined by rookie Russell Wilson, who put together an amazing comeback in Atlanta before being bested by Matt Ryan and the Falcons. The only person able to break up the QB monopoly at the top was Kevin Durant, who continues to put up MVP-like numbers for the league-leading Thunder.
Check out how our panel ranked the complete top 10 and let your voice be heard in the comments. If you impress the panel, you could be chosen as a guest ranker for next week.
2012 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, Mike Hill, Jorge Andres, Charissa Thompson, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman
The Cross-Sport Power Rankings week runs from Tuesday to Monday, covering all sporting events in that seven-day span.