NFL Power Rankings Poll: Saints No. 1, Chiefs No. 2 Heading into Playoffs (1 Viewer)

By Sports Illustrated - MMQB

By The MMQB Staff January 01, 2019

The season is over and now the fun really begins. For 12 teams, the playoffs await. For 20 teams, it’s draft season.

The 2018 NFL season was a wild ride. It feels like just yesterday that we were putting out our Power Rankings Poll before Week 1. It’s fun to look back and see the things we knew and the things the entire football-watching universe got wildly wrong. (We had a mix of both here at the MMQB.)

As we head into the postseason, the New Orleans Saints are our unanimous No. 1, a ranking unaffected by a loss with a host of backups in a meaningless Week 17 game. Behind them, the Chiefs are a unanimous No. 2. After that, four different teams got votes for the third spot.

The Colts made the biggest jump of the week, moving into the No. 7 spot after locking up the final playoff berth with a win on Sunday Night Football.

This week's voters:

Ben Baskin, Staff Writer
Andy Benoit, Staff Writer
Andrew Brandt, Business of Football Columnist
Mitch Goldich, Producer/Writer
Gary Gramling, Senior Editor
Kalyn Kahler, Writer/Producer
Robert Klemko, Staff Writer
Mark Mravic, Executive Editor
Jenny Vrentas, Senior Writer

1. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-3)
Last Week’s rank: 1
Points in poll: 256
Highest-place vote: 1 (9)
Lowest-place vote: 1 (9)
Last week: Loss 33-14 vs. Carolina
Next week: First-round bye ...

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