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Season-Ending Power Rankings Roundup

Posted by Andrew Walker on January 4, 2013 – 12:33 pm

(Photo by Brian Murphy//ExtremeSkins.com)

(Photo by Brian Murphy//ExtremeSkins.com)

Not bad for a team ranked among the bottom fourth of the league to begin the season.

The Washington Redskins not only surprised the entire league with their seven-game win streak to end the regular season, but they also surprised the league’s various experts and analysts charged with putting together their weekly NFL Power Rankings.

It took a while for some of them to accept the Redskins as a Top-10 team throughout their current seven-game winning streak. But when the dust settled on the 2012 regular season, Washington was right where it deserved to be.

Here’s where the Redskins fall in the final 2012 Power Rankings Roundup (and their jump from the preseason rankings):

AP Pro 32 (+18)

Preseason: 25th
End of season:

AP Pro 32


CBSSports.com (+15)

Preseason: 24th
End of season:

CBS Sports


ESPN.com (+18)

Preseason: 24th
End of season:


ESPN.com NFC East blogger Dan Graziano dug further into the ESPN.com rankings:



FoxSports.com (+15)

Preseason: 23rd
End of season:

Fox Sports


NFL.com (+17)

Preseason: 26th
End of season:



ProFootballTalk.com/NBC (+16)

Preseason: 24th
End of season (with a resolution for the New Year):



Sports Illustrated (+15)

Preseason: 23rd
End of season:



CHIME IN: What do you think about where the Redskins fell in the final preseason power rankings? Feel free to comment below.

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6 Responses to “Season-Ending Power Rankings Roundup”

  1. By Demond Smith on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    The Redskins beat Tampa Bay in the playoffs. You don’t remember the Sean Taylor fumble return for a touchdown. . .I guess not.

  2. By Mo on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    They beat Tampa Bay in the first round of the playoffs in 2005 when they went as a wildcard and played in Tampa Bay. Article was talking about 1999 when they won the division and had their only home playoff game since 1991 SB season.

  3. By aprilwalker2013 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Reblogged this on aprilwalker2013's Blog and commented:
    Leaving for DC now to see my Skins for final time this year! Hope this not last game they play though, just last time I will be able to see them in person!! Go SKINS!!

  4. By tim on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah…have to admit I was leaving them for dead at 3-6 going into the meat of their schedule. Thought the ‘Skins were staring at another 6-10 season, at best. It feels good to be wrong…like when I thought the Colts were crazy for passing on Ryan Leaf. What a year! Hail to the Redskins!

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