2011 NFL Power Rankings: Preseason
The lockout ended, mercifully. Players changed teams in droves. Training camps opened almost all at once.
Yes, the past few weeks have been a whirlwind. As the dust begins to settle, where does your team stand?
With the 2011 regular season in sight, our voters (ESPN.com's John Clayton, ESPN.com's Ashley Fox, AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky, NFC West blogger Mike Sando and AFC North blogger James Walker) have taken the first stab at separating the contenders from the pretenders. Predictably, the defending Super Bowl champs were held in high regard, but, as you'll see, not every playoff team from 2010 was afforded the same kind of respect.
So without further ado, here is the preseason edition of ESPN.com's NFL Power Rankings.
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Editor's note: "LW" indicates each team's ranking in the Week 18 edition of the 2010 Power Rankings.