Brees streaks to top of rankings

The Saints finally got their first win of the season, but that's not what propelled Drew Brees to the top of this week's Cross-Sport Power Rankings. The New Orleans QB threw a touchdown pass for the 48th consecutive game, breaking a record once listed among the NFL's most unbreakable.

Speaking of unbreakable, that was the case for the tie for the No. 2 spot behind Brees, where our panel couldn't decide between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, each of whom scored their team's only two goals in the latest edition of El Clásico.

Don't think we forgot about the ongoing MLB playoffs either. Four of our top seven are playing October baseball, including the first Triple Crown winner since 1967.

That's how our panel ranked them, but do you agree? Let your voice be heard in the comments, and 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.

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The Cross-Sport Power Rankings week runs from Tuesday to Monday, covering all sporting events that fall in that time span.