NFL Power Rankings: Projected wins and playoff chances from 1-32

So long, NFL draft. We’re on to the 2019 season. ESPN’s Football Power Index debuts its preseason rankings. – NFL

NBA Power Rankings: Plenty at stake in the season’s final three days

Brooklyn and Orlando punched their tickets over the weekend. With one playoff spot remaining, which East team will join the party? And who will avoid Golden State in the first round out West? – NBA

Stanley Cup Playoff Hype Rankings: Which series are must-see?

Based on seven categories, our definitive hype rankings let you know which first-round matchups will be the most exciting to watch. – NHL

NHL Power Rankings: How all 31 teams did against sportsbook over/unders

With just a few days left in the 2018-19 season, we examine each team’s performance against the preseason over/under. – NHL

NFL Power Rankings: Post-free agency status reports for all 32 teams

No soy fiesta. Feeling dangerous. Strapped for cash. What’s the mood for every team right now? We’ll give it to you in three words or less. – NFL

NBA Power Rankings: How all 30 teams are handling the final stretch

With only 10 days left, who are the best and worst teams in the NBA? – NBA

NHL Power Rankings: The hidden MVP for all 31 teams

Who have been the undercover difference-makers? We identify one for each team, plus updated 1-31 ranks. – NHL

MLB Opening Day Power Rankings: Every team’s best and worst case

Can the Red Sox repeat? Will the Yankees take them down or the Astros roar back to the top? We break down all 30 teams ahead of the 2019 season. – TOP

NBA Power Rankings: The Clippers and Nuggets are making moves

LA has won five straight with an eye toward home court, while Denver sets up a battle with the champs for the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed. – NBA

NHL Power Rankings: Every team’s college hoops equivalent

Our latest ranking of all 31 teams. Plus, find out which team in the NCAA most closely resembles your favorite hockey team. – NHL

2019 NHL Draft Central: Analysis, rankings, mock drafts, more

Everything you need to know for the 2019 NHL draft, including updated rankings and prospect analysis. – NHL

NHL Power Rankings: The puck luck edition

We update our ranking of all 31 teams, plus a breakdown of who has been particularly lucky (or unlucky) for every club this season. – NHL

NBA Power Rankings: The Rockets’ march continues

The Bucks are the NBA’s first to 50 wins, while the losses are piling up for LeBron James and the Lakers. – NBA

NHL Power Rankings: Reasons for optimism for all 31 teams

Some teams are eyeing the playoffs. Others, not so much. But there’s hope for the future for all of them. Plus, our updated league-wide ranks. – NHL

NHL rookie rankings: Elias Pettersson is the clear front-runner

Pettersson appears to be a shoo-in for Rookie of the Year, leading a promising crop of first-year NHL players. – NHL

NHL Power Rankings: 31 players who need a strong final stretch

The trade deadline has come and gone, with some shifts in the rankings. Plus, which player on each team is under the most pressure? – NHL

Trade deadline central: Rankings, grades, news and more

Get up to speed ahead of the Feb. 25 deadline, with news, trade target rankings, team needs, grades and more. – NHL

NHL Power Rankings after Week 20

Nikita Kucherov and the Lightning remain No. 1, with big moves elsewhere. Plus, we make the case for what all 31 clubs should do at the deadline. – NHL

NHL Power Rankings after Week 19

It’s another week on top of the rankings for the Lightning. Plus, in honor of Valentine’s Day, these are the players each team loves this season. – NHL

NHL Power Rankings after Week 18

There has been some shuffling in the top 10 for this week. Plus, the most impressive 23-and-under player for every club this season. – NHL

NHL Power Rankings: Top All-Star moments for all 31 teams

Can anyone top the Lightning? Not yet! Plus, a look back at the shining All-Star Weekend moment for every franchise. – NHL

NBA Power Rankings: Does Boogie bring Golden State back to the top?

The Bucks have the NBA’s best win percentage, but the Warriors just welcomed DeMarcus Cousins into the lineup. Which streaking team is our newest No. 1? – NBA

NHL Power Rankings after Week 15: Bar trivia for all 31 teams

The Lightning continue their reign at No. 1. Plus, who has the most Canadian provinces represented on their roster? Which team is heaviest? And much more. – NHL

NBA Power Rankings: Surging Spurs and a change at the top

Are LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs a force to be reckoned with in the West? We hit the halfway point with a jump by San Antonio amid a top-10 shakeup. – NBA

NHL Power Rankings after Week 14

The Lightning and Leafs maintain the top spots, with big movers elsewhere. Plus, which teams will finish above or below their current pace? – NHL

NHL Power Rankings after Week 13

The Lightning stay on top, while the Golden Knights and Penguins move up. Plus, what each team should be working on in 2019. – NHL

NFL Power Rankings: New Year’s resolutions for every team

As our experts stack the league one last time this season, the NFL Nation reporters get in the holiday spirit and make team resolutions. – NFL

NBA Power Rankings: Bucks trending on New Year’s Eve

Which teams are heading into 2019 in style? We’re unveiling our final Power Rankings of the calendar year. – NBA

NHL Power Rankings after Week 12

The Capitals are rising, while the Ducks are floundering. Find out where every team ranks as we throttle towards 2019. – NHL

Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: Non-quarterback MVPs for all 32 teams

The Rams and Ravens are rising in the power rankings as our NFL Nation reporters make their team MVP picks — and this time QBs aren’t in the mix. – NFL

Power Rankings: One present under the tree for each NBA team

The Rockets, Thunder and Sixers are all climbing as this week’s rankings get into the holiday spirit. – NBA

NHL rookie rankings: Who follows Pettersson in the top 10?

We all know Elias Pettersson tops the race for the Calder Trophy, but who ranks behind the young Swedish star? – NHL

NHL Power Rankings after Week 11

How high have the Jets climbed in the latest ranks? Plus, we break down what’s on every team’s wish list this holiday season. – NHL

Week 16 NFL Power Rankings: Biggest breakthroughs for every team

Who took his game to a whole new level in 2018? Our NFL Nation reporters name the breakouts from across the NFL. – NFL

Week 15 Power Rankings: What’s No. 1 on every team’s wish list?

As the regular season winds down, what does every team want the most? Our NFL Nation reporters have some ideas. – NFL

NHL Power Rankings after Week 9

The Lightning are our new No. 1 team. Plus, if the expansion draft were this summer, here are the players Seattle would select from each club. – NHL

Week 14 Power Rankings: Where all 32 teams rank No. 1 … almost

Even the worst teams are the best at something — or close to it. Where does your team excel? Our NFL Nation reporters have answers. – NFL

NHL Power Rankings: Players who have leveled up in 2018-19

How high have the Sabres climbed? Plus, we identify a player on each team who has taken a big step forward this season. – NHL

Week 13 Power Rankings: Where Saints, Rams, Chiefs could slip up

The final stretch of the NFL season is ahead, and we have win-total projections and the toughest remaining test for every team. – NFL

NBA Power Rankings: Why L.A.’s top story isn’t LeBron’s Lakers

King James has the Lakers dominating everyone not named Orlando, but it’s the other team in L.A. that is making the real moves out west. – NBA

NHL Power Rankings: All 31 teams as a Thanksgiving dish

There were some wild moves up and down the ranks this week. Plus, we create a Thanksgiving feast, with each team as a particular dish. – NHL

NHL Power Rankings: Troubling trends for all 31 teams

The Wild make a big move in our latest update, but the Predators and Lightning remain 1-2. Where does your team land? – NHL

Power Rankings: Chiefs sitting pretty, for now

Kansas City is in great shape to earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC, but given their playoff history and shaky defense, don't punch that Super Bowl ticket yet.

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NFL Week 11 Power Rankings: Season-defining stats for every defense

Amid another shake-up at the top of the NFL Power Rankings, we break down defensive stats for all 32 teams that tell the tale of the 2018 season. – NFL

Position rankings: Week 10 fantasy guide

With the push to make the fantasy playoffs on, each win is vital down the stretch. Let our analysts help you with the tough decisions.

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NHL Power Rankings: Standout rookies for all 31 teams

The Lightning hold steady at No. 2 in this week’s edition. Plus, insights on impactful rookies for every club. – NHL

Midseason rookie rankings: Baker Mayfield gains on Derwin James

As the season hits its midpoint, rookies Derwin James and Bradley Chubb are proving why they were top picks and are future stars. – TOP

NFL Week 10 Power Rankings: Saints scramble the top 3

The Rams’ reign is over, which means we have a new No. 1 for the first time since Week 3. Plus: Revisiting preseason rankings for all 32 teams. – NFL

NHL Power Rankings: Players who must step up for all 31

There were many risers and fallers this week in our rundown of all 31 teams. Plus, a player for every club who must get on track soon. – NHL

NFL Week 9 Power Rankings: Scary trends for all 32 teams

The Saints have crashed the top three of the Power Rankings, but can they shore up their ghastly pass defense? We have the biggest worries for each team. – NFL

NBA Power Rankings: Raptors, Bucks and surprise teams

Raps and Bucks rising, Cavs and Wizards sinking — here are our latest rankings. – NBA

Week 8 Power Rankings: Players who must step up on all 32 teams

Every team has an Achilles’ heel. Who is that key player who can erase it? Here are 32 possible difference-makers. – NFL

NHL Power Rankings: The driving force for all 31 teams

The season is taking shape, and every team is forming an identity. Here’s the one thing (a player, a line or something else) carrying all 31. – NHL

NFL Week 7 Power Rankings: Playoff chances for all 32 teams

After six weeks, just 11 teams have playoff odds of better than 50 percent. Where does your team sit in the playoff hunt? – NFL

NHL Power Rankings: Top injury concern for all 31 teams

We’re just a few games into the 2018-19 season, but there’s already been some movement in the power rankings. – NHL

NFL Week 6 Power Rankings: Stacking up schedules for all 32 teams

Which teams face the most daunting roads ahead? We have schedule ranks and toughest opponents for every team. – NFL

MLB playoff preview: Odds for every possible matchup, rankings and more

Welcome to October, when it takes talent and some postseason magic to win it all. We break down every roster to see who has the right Fall Classic formula. – TOP

Lowe’s League Pass Rankings: 15 must-watch teams

Which teams will be the most entertaining this season? Zach Lowe ranks the NBA’s top 15 squads to see. – NBA

Lowe’s League Pass Rankings: NBA’s most watchable teams

Zach Lowe breaks out his comprehensive guide to the most watchable (and least watchable) NBA teams, ranked from 30 to 16. – NBA

NHL Power Rankings: Final preseason edition

Wednesday is opening night of the 2018-19 season. Here’s how our panel stacks up all 31 NHL teams, plus a reason for optimism for every fan base. – NHL

2018-19 NHL season preview: Predictions, rankings and more

Get ready for the upcoming hockey season with team-by-team previews, bold predictions, position rankings, prospect reports and fantasy nuggets. – NHL

NBA Power Rankings: Where new-look Lakers, healthy Celtics check in

With training camp in full swing, and with plenty of new faces in new places, who are the league’s best and worst teams? – NBA

Week 4 Power Rankings: Fatal flaws for all 32 teams

Even the best teams have an Achilles heel that can wreck a game plan. So, what’s your team’s big weakness? – NFL

NFL Week 3 Power Rankings: Rams are new No. 1 … and chaos below

There’s turnover at the top of the Power Rankings, with new teams cracking the top three. Plus: Why every team can be optimistic. – NFL

Fantasy football rankings

Fantasy football rankings from Matthew Berry, Field Yates, Mike Clay, Eric Karabell, Stephania Bell and Tristan H. Cockcroft for Week 2. – TOP

NFL Week 2 Power Rankings: Faces in new places who flashed

With Week 1 behind us, our NFL experts stack up teams 1-32 and highlight the most eye-catching debut performances. – NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Football is finally back

With the 2018 season on the horizon, plenty of familiar favorites have their sights set on the Super Bowl, while downtrodden franchises are seeing glimmers of hope.

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NBA superteam rankings: Who has the most star power?

Who really has a superteam, and who’s close to being the next one? We rank the top teams into tiers by star power. – NBA

NFL Power Rankings: 32 surprise players to watch this preseason

As the regular season nears, our NFL experts stack up every team and choose some unexpected players you need to watch. – NFL

Top-300 player rankings for the 2018-19 fantasy hockey season

Our top-300 fantasy hockey rankings, from Connor McDavid right on down to your bench players and future waiver-wire streamers. – NHL

NHL rebuild rankings: Which teams are closest to contending?

There are nearly a dozen teams in rebuild mode, though some refuse to use that word. Here’s who gets back into Stanley Cup contention first. – NHL

NBA draft: Best prospects, likely picks, rankings and needs

Who is going in the top five? Who will be the best player in this class? What trades can teams make? Here’s everything you need to know. – NBA

NFL Power Rankings: Biggest risers, fallers after the draft

The Cardinals have their future QB. The Saints are going for it. The Patriots are still atop the AFC. Here’s how our experts stack all 32 teams. – NFL

Power Rankings: How long can the Red Sox hold on to No. 1?

One month into the season, we may have more questions than answers after three teams got No. 1 votes and two new teams pushed their way into MLB’s top 10. – TOP

Playoffs Power Rankings: Vegas at No. 1? You bet!

As we saddle up for Round 2, the rankings feature a new clubhouse leader — one that opened the season at 200-1 odds — while the Sharks surge and the Predators plunge. – NHL

Stanley Cup Playoff Hype Rankings: Which series are must-see?

The first-round playoff matchups are set. Which ones must you watch live, which are DVR-worthy and which can you just read about in the morning? Here’s the definitive ranking of all eight series in terms of watchability. – NHL

NBA Power Rankings: Ready for a wild west finish?

With five teams separated by one game, which playoff hopeful will be the odd team out? See who’s rising and falling ahead of the playoffs in our Power Rankings finale. – NBA

NBA Power Rankings: See who’s rising for the stretch run

As the short-handed Celtics continue to work their magic, the battle for the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed is back on. – NBA

Power Rankings: Previewing all 30 MLB teams ahead of the 2018 season

Can the Astros repeat? Will the Yankees bash their way to the top? Is this the year for Clayton Kershaw in the postseason? We break down all 30 teams ahead of the 2018 season. – TOP

Power Rankings: Risers, fallers after free agency

Kirk Cousins found a new home in Minnesota. Richard Sherman left Seattle for a division rival. There’s change up and down the league. Here’s how our experts stack all 32 teams after the initial wave of offseason movement. – NFL

Power Rankings: The Farewell Tour edition

Could this be Zdeno Chara’s swan song in Boston? Is Roberto Luongo long for the Panthers? Are the Sedin twins’ days numbered in Vancouver? This week’s rankings feature a player — or coach — who could depart from each team after this season. – NHL

NBA Power Rankings: Which red-hot team just jumped past the Warriors?

Toronto’s 11-game run may be over, but Portland and Utah have kept their impressive winning streaks alive out West. – NBA

NBA MVP Rankings: Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard on the rise

Is James Harden running away with the MVP? There are new names in the discussion that keep The Beard from being anywhere close to unanimous. – NBA

Power Rankings: Everyone is No. 1 at something edition

The message we want to send this week: No matter its record, every team — from No. 1 Nashville to No. 31 Ottawa — is good at something. So in these rankings, we look at what each team (or a specific player) does best statistically. – NHL

NBA Power Rankings: The West just got wild

Between the Rockets’ 15-game winning streak and the torrid runs from the Pelicans and Blazers, the Western Conference landscape is changing right before our eyes. – NBA

Power Rankings: Who’s closer to the Cup edition

The NHL trade deadline has passed. The contenders, pretenders and lottery fodder are clear at this point. In this week’s rankings, we look whether teams have crept closer to winning the Stanley Cup or have fallen further from it. – NHL

Power Rankings: A trade deadline to-do list for every team

Should the Golden Knights go for it all and keep James Neal? Could the Lightning land Erik Karlsson? Will the bullish Bruins snag another blueliner? This week, we prescribe what moves — or non-moves — every franchise should make by Monday’s deadline. – NHL

Power Rankings: Red-hot Bruins keep climbing — and winning

Vegas remains No. 1 — while Tampa Bay and Nashville round out the top three — but Boston’s recent run has shaved the Lightning’s lead in the Atlantic Division to just one point. – NHL

Power Rankings: Is there cause for ‘alarm’ in Tampa Bay?

Why is Steven Stamkos worried? Will Vegas strike more gold at the trade deadline? Is Predators goalie Pekka Rinne making a convincing case for the Vezina? There are plenty of pressing questions among this week’s ranks. – NHL

Power Rankings: No. 1 Vegas continues to defy odds

The trade deadline looms, and with so many teams still in the hunt — especially in the uber-competitive Central and Metro divisions — we may see more buyers than usual. Will the Golden Knights be among them? Here’s the lowdown on where each team stands. – NHL

NBA Power Rankings: Thunder continue to make noise out west

Powered by an eight-game win streak, Oklahoma City is keeping up with the West’s elite. Are Paul George, Russell Westbrook & Co. playing themselves into the league’s top tier? – NBA

Power Rankings: Players who thrill us with their skills

This weekend we’ll marvel as All-Stars display their artistry. In this edition of the Power Rankings, we honor some of the player prowess — from Marc-Andre Fleury’s attitude to Steven Stamkos’ shot to Dustin Byfuglien’s speed — that leaves us in awe. – NHL

Power Rankings: Houston is becoming a problem for Golden State?

The Rockets return to familiar territory after topping the defending champs, and newly minted All-Star Joel Embiid has the Sixers rolling on the heels of a perfect week. – NBA

Power Rankings: Fantasy standouts for each team

Like you, we’re fantasy hockey freaks. So for this week’s Power Rankings, we decided to honor some of the statistical stars and fantasy-friendly performers for each of the NHL’s 31 teams. – NHL

NBA player rankings: Steph Curry right back to his MVP form

The Warriors point guard is back from injury and fighting a red-hot DeMar DeRozan for the top spot in our weekly rankings. – NBA

NBA Power Rankings: Is IT the answer for the Cavaliers?

Isaiah Thomas is finally on the court for Cleveland, and Boston is riding a six-game winning streak, but both Eastern Conference contenders are still looking up at the undisputed No. 1. – NBA

NFL Power Rankings: Who had season’s easiest, toughest schedules

Who had the smoothest path to the playoffs? Which teams were hampered by difficult slates? Here’s how our experts stack the league with the regular season in the books. – NFL

Week 17 Power Rankings: All 32 teams vs. their projected win totals

The Rams, Vikings and Eagles all blew past their preseason projections. Which other teams have exceeded Vegas expectations? Which have met theirs or fallen short? – NFL

Power Rankings: Golden Knights surge to No. 2, plus each team’s secret superstar

The holidays are about appreciating what we have right in front of us — like unheralded but invaluable players such as the Lightning’s Brayden Point, Vegas’ Jonathan Marchessault and Nashville’s Kyle Turris, who deserve props for powering top-3 teams. – NHL

Week 16 Power Rankings: The top Pro Bowl veterans on every team

Tom Brady could be the third QB to earn the honor at 40. Julius Peppers could be on his way to No. 10, while Julio Jones might be looking at his fifth. – NFL

Power Rankings: Recasting each NHL team as a Star Wars character

The Lightning as Rey? The Penguins as the Death Star? The Canadiens as Darth Vader? Colorado as Lando Calrissian? We channeled our love for both hockey and a galaxy far, far away to identify the Star Wars character who best embodies each team. – NHL

Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: Biggest breakthroughs — including a new No. 1

The Steelers’ improved pass rush has helped catapult them to the top. The Rams’ offensive overhaul keeps them high. Case Keenum is still playing at an MVP level, despite the Vikings’ loss. Here’s how the league is stacking up. – NFL

NBA Power Rankings: Indy making noise in the East

The Rockets are on cruise control behind a nine-game winning streak, while an undefeated week has Victor Oladipo and the Pacers making their first appearance in the top 10. – NBA

Week 14 fantasy football rankings

Will Chargers WR Keenan Allen deliver against Washington? See where our experts place him and all the key players for Week 14. – NFL

Week 14 Power Rankings: Rookies who matter for all 32 teams

Alvin Kamara has helped elevate the Saints. Cooper Kupp is having a standout year for the Rams. T.J. Watt is having a big impact for the Steelers. Here’s how the league stacks up and how rookies have performed. – NFL

NBA Power Rankings: Running with the Rockets and Cavs

No one can slow down the soaring Rockets, while in the East, LeBron and the Cavaliers have their sights set on 12 straight wins. Where does each red-hot team land this week? – NBA

Week 13 fantasy PPR and non-PPR rankings

Is Saints rookie RB Alvin Kamara poised for another big game? See where our experts place him and all the key players for Week 13. – NFL

Week 13 NFL Power Rankings: Where every team ranks No. 1 (well, almost)

The Patriots are rolling. The Steelers aren’t far behind. And the Rams keep climbing. Here’s how all 32 teams stack up, with a look at the league stat in which each team leads — or comes close to leading. – NFL

NBA Power Rankings: Here come LeBron and the Cavs

Boston’s winning streak is over, Cleveland is climbing, and Houston looks unstoppable with CP3 back in the mix. After falling in OKC, where does Golden State check in? – NBA

Week 12 fantasy football rankings

Fantasy football rankings from Matt Bowen, Field Yates, Mike Clay, Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft for Week 12 of the NFL season. – NFL

Power Rankings: Why each team should be thankful

For this week’s Power Rankings, we took a Turkey Day angle, listing what each team should be thankful for as the tryptophan works its magic. – NHL

NBA player rankings: Embiid, Simmons challenging the NBA’s best

NBA player rankings: Embiid, Simmons challenging the NBA’s best – NBA

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings: Train wrecks, triumphs and toss-ups

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings: Train wrecks, triumphs and toss-ups – NFL

NBA Power Rankings: After 15 straight wins, it’s time to go green

NBA Power Rankings: After 15 straight wins, it’s time to go green – NBA

Week 10 NFL Power Rankings: Biggest risers, fallers since the preseason

Week 10 NFL Power Rankings: Biggest risers, fallers since the preseason – NFL

Week 8 Power Rankings: Who’s alive (or barely holding on) in every division

Week 8 Power Rankings: Who’s alive (or barely holding on) in every division – NFL

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NFL Power Rankings: Superstar Kareem Hunt changes Chiefs' outlook

The Steelers, Chiefs and Falcons are all 2-0, but some squads have been more impressive than others in opening the season unbeaten.

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