The Denver Broncos remain a top 15 team in the Week 17 NFL power rankings, but only barely. A loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on New Year's Day will surely drop them out of the top 15, especially if the Oakland Raiders win and head to the playoffs as the AFC West champion. But for this week, RealClearSports' Power Ranking Averages has moved the Broncos to the No. 13 team this week. That's a three-spot drop from last week's No. 10 position.
The team's actual average came out to be 13.14 since there was very little variance this week. Fox Sports had the outlier this week by moving the Broncos to No. 11. Three other rankings had the Broncos at No. 13 and the remaining three moved the Broncos to No. 14 (the Sporting News did not have its rankings out for this calculation).
The Raiders come in at No. 16, though the actual average is 15.29. The Philadelphia Eagles force the Raiders out of the No. 15 spot since its average was a straight 15. Will we see the Raiders leap the Broncos next week?