Braden is perfect pick for No. 1

A pitcher threw for a perfect game, an NBA player willed his team to victory with an eye swollen shut and a 6-foot-1 point guard somehow grabbed 18 rebounds. If those feats don't scream "Cross-Sport Power Rankings" nominees to you, we don't know what will.

But how do those individual achievements stack up against each other? And which is the most powerful?

To answer that question, we turned to our all-star cast of contributors from ESPN. Our panel includes John Buccigross, Josh Elliott, Robert Flores, DJ Gallo, Jemele Hill, Dana Jacobson, Brian Kenny, Jeff MacGregor, Bram Weinstein and Trey Wingo. Check out the table below to find out who they picked as the top 20 most powerful athletes at the moment.

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Honorable mention: Johan Franzen, Evgeni Nabokov, Denny Hamlin, Amare Stoudemire, Lionel Messi

Notable dropouts: Tuukka Rask (No. 13), Tiger Woods (No. 15), George Hill (No. 16)