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Power Rankings: #2

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by The Glory Days, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. The Glory Days

    The Glory Days Well-Known Member

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    NFL.com has us at #2 in power rankings this week, behind the Chiefs. Can a case actually be made for that?

    #2?

    I love the love from ESPN, but I don't even WANT to be put up there. Not yet. We're easily top 10. But to put us over the Titans and Ravens right now seems a little presumptuous.

    Now, get to 7-0 and I'll be sold. Get to 7-0 and I'll be petitioning for us having a candidate for Coach of the Year. Yeah, I said it. CoTY. Tomlin. Yes. Should I have told some of you to sit down before dropping that one on you? Stand up. Dust yourselves off. You're not dreaming.
     
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  2. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

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    Getting a little ahead of yourself, don't ya think?
     
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  3. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    Power rankings are pretty irrelevant. More damaging than anything in my opinion. Stokes ego's and takes focus away.

    I'd rather they be down played.
     
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  4. steelersrock151

    steelersrock151 Well-Known Member

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    NFL.com- #2
    CBS.Sports- #1
    SI- #2
    ESPN- #3
    All rank us behind KC except CBS. ESPN also has us behind Seattle.

    And FYI, the Titans ans Ravens are 4-5 in all 4.
     
  5. The Glory Days

    The Glory Days Well-Known Member

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    Yep :rolleyes:
     
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  6. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

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    Power Rankings for me are irrelevant. Not because they are uninteresting in terms of generating discussion. They are irrelevant because they are meaningless.
     
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  7. The Glory Days

    The Glory Days Well-Known Member

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    As are most stats early in a season, and even records to be quite honest. But this is about discussion. That's the whole point of bringing up such a subjective topic. I asked if a case could be made for #2.
     
  8. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

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    Which stats?!
     
  9. The Glory Days

    The Glory Days Well-Known Member

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    Most.

    I love how I reiterate this is about the discussion of the legitimacy of our ranking and you remain fixated on irrelevant stats.
     
  10. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

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    Rankings are irrelevant the same. Not my point either. You said most. That could be a combination of anything.



    If you want my answer on our ranking however, I rank the Steelers 1. It is the same meaning that any major Sports Media outlet ranks. It means...




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  11. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Seen time and time again high rank teams that don’t make the super bowl
     
  12. The Glory Days

    The Glory Days Well-Known Member

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    I apologize. I thought we were here for discussion. Thanks for clearing that up with your pointless repetition. Now, after you've said the same thing half a dozen times, I finally see what you mean. TTF, shut down the boards. There's nothing to discuss here, per AQL.

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  13. SDOT

    SDOT Well-Known Member

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    Weekly power rankings are pretty stupid. At least when I play armchair GM I can go back and say see here look I'm smarter than all of you and Steelers management. Your stupid, I'm smart. When it's all said and done nobody is going see here I told you in Week 7 we weren't the 2nd best team. Things change so it's pointless. We are the 2nd best team in Week 7 yay!! Who cares.
     
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  14. groutbrook

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    The last time that topic was discussed here the season didn't turn out too well for the ol' ball coach.
     
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  15. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    Steelers have one of the most complete teams. Seahawks are skewed towards Wilson and offense. The Seahawks D blows chunks. Ravens and Chiefs are good, but Steelers have slightly better D's.... Chiefs have a better O than Steelers right now. Ravens and Steelers are a draw on O. Too damn early to tell....lots of football left to be played.
     
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  16. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

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    Talking heads are jumping on the Steelers bandwagon big time. The same ‘experts’ that wrote them off all off season. Some of these guys are stealing a living.
     
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  17. Confluence

    Confluence Well-Known Member

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    offense ranked #4 averaging 32 points a game

    defense ranked #3 giving up 18 points a game

    =pretty good stuff

    to me these stats are worth following, "power rankings" are kind of subjective, having said that I was surprised to see our ranking, CBS had us best team in the league, not used to this,
    but our team is well balanced and I think our depth chart is solid, Bush injury is a set back but I like what I am seeing from Spillane, and backing him up is UG III and hybrid Allen, hopefully Hilton can be 100% soon
     
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  18. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Wow! If we keep it up we’ll have a high enough BCS ranking to get into a great bowl game!
     
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  19. AskQuestionsLater

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  20. Steelrules

    Steelrules Well-Known Member

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    The only ranking that counts

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  21. Busman

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    drama much
     
  22. SGSteeler

    SGSteeler Well-Known Member

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    They're the BCS rankings of pro football lol basing it off of beating other teams, style points, and the "eye test"..... so yeah, exactly. Meaningless.
     
  23. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

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    Yep.


    That said, I am happy that the team is being praised by the national media. Pittsburgh has not had this much National Sports Media Fanfare in some time. That said, at the end of the day, opinionated rankings are just that; opinions.
     
  24. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

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    Perhaps even the Super Bowl!!!




    The NFL just MIGHT give the trophy away!!!
     
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