Bucs take over top spot

Updated: August 8, 2005, 5:18 PM ET

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The Packers spent two weeks on top of the rankings and apparently that was enough. While Green Bay's loss to Minnesota isn't that surprising, it was enough to knock them from the top spot. Moving into the lofty perch is Tampa Bay, who become our eighth different No. 1 team of the season.

Packers fans shouldn't get too upset. If they're really the top team they can prove it Sunday. They're still No. 2 and a win in Sunday's game against the Bucs will put them back on top.

Meanwhile, the Raiders' Sunday night win jumped them from No. 11 all the way to No. 6.

Also, we're guessing that there will be some pretty upset Falcons fans this week. But hey, these rankings are determined using a poll (see box above), we just rank them where the poll results tell us to.

Anyway, on to the rankings. If you want to see last week's rankings, click here. Also, if two teams are ranked in the same spot, it's not a mistake, it means they're tied.


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