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Bears Making a Mockery of Pre Season Power Rankings

The Worldwide Leader has released their power rankings for Week 1 and as you can imagine they a bit different then they were before the season.  Obviously, some changes they couldn't have predicted such as Brady going down and the Pats falling from 1 to 9, but it just shows what happens when you put everything into last season's results and you buy whole heartedly into the hype.  The current top to prior to the season looked like this:

Patriots
Chargers
Cowboys
Colts
Jaquars
Steelers
Saints
Giants
Seahawks
Packers

The current top 10 after week 1 are:

Cowboys
Steelers
Chargers
Saints
Giants
Eagles
Packers
Colts
Patriots
Jaguars

At this point they are still hoping the first week was a fluke and to some extent they would be correct, but the Bears took a dump all over their power rankings.  Their preseason ranking was 25 and after week 1 they shoot up to 15:

They shocked the world in Indianapolis, and the health of their defense remains the key.

The real point of this post is just to belittle the usefulness of pre season rankings be it NFL, NCAA or whatever.  All they are, are guesses.  Until you see a team play you don't know.  You can assume Kyle Orton is going to stink up the joint, but until he gets out there you are just shooting in the dark.