Saturday, January 4, 2014

Final NFL AP Poll

The NFL playoffs are starting today, but for those of us who love polls, the best team in the NFL this season is -- Seattle.  The Seahawks edged the Broncos to take the top spot in the final AP poll of the year.  Here is the complete poll.  It's amazing to me that there was a team worse than the Redskins:

1.  Seattle Seahawks:  13-3
2.  Denver Broncos:  13-3
3.  San Francisco 49ers:  12-4
4.  Carolina Panthers:  12-4
5.  New England Patriots:  12-4
6.  Cincinnati Bengals:  11-5
7.  New Orleans Saints:  11-5
8.  Indianapolis Colts:  11-5
9.  Kansas City Chiefs:  11-5
10.  Philadelphia Eagles:  10-6
11.  Green Bay Packers:  8-7-1
12.  Arizona Cardinals:  10-6
13.  San Diego Chargers:  9-7
14.  Pittsburgh Steelers:  8-8
15.  Chicago Bears:  8-8
16.  Baltimore Ravens:  8-8
17.  Dallas Cowboys:  8-8
18.  New York Jets:  8-8
19.  Miami Dolphins:  8-8
20.  St. Louis Rams:  7-9
21.  New York Giants:  7-9
22.  Detroit Lions:  7-9
23.  Tennessee Titans:  7-9
24.  Buffalo Bills:  6-10
25.  Minnesota Vikings:  5-10-1
26.  Atlanta Falcons:  4-12
27.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  4-12
28.  Cleveland Browns:  4-12
29.  Jacksonville Jaguars:  4-12
30.  Oakland Raiders:  4-12
31.  Washington Redskins:  3-13
32.  Houston Texans:  2-14


  1. With Sunday evening's elimination of the Packers, this season's NFL playoffs have now become, for me, an activity by which I will try to identify which team I dislike less in a given matchup. So, for example, I will root for the Colts, whom I dislike, against the Patriots, whom I despise; the Broncos, for whom I do not care, against the Chargers, whom I despise; the Panthers, for whom I do not care, against the 49ers, whom I dislike, and the Saints, for whom I do not care, against the Seahawks, whom I dislike.

    Meanwhile, I'm getting excited about my plan to observe Super Bowl III on Saturday morning. The 1968 NFL and AFL seasons have been very interesting.

  2. Oh, good. The Broncos, for whom I do not care, have won. They are far-and-away my favorite team left in the current NFL playoffs.