NFL Power Rankings: The NFC West rules the Top 10 after Week 5 – The Athletic

You’ll notice a trend in the Top 10 of the newest edition of The Athletic’s Power Rankings: We are very high on the NFC West.

Led by the undefeated San Francisco 49ers, who closed Week 5 by showing off on Monday Night Football, there are three NFC West teams in the Top 10.

You’ll notice a couple other changes from the top of the rankings as well, most noticeably the absence of the Dallas Cowboys. Did they fall far enough after that loss to the Packers? Let us know in the comments.

Before we dive into the rest of the rankings, a note about our methodology: This year, The Athletic’s national staff, a mix of reporters, columnists and editors, will be voting on the power rankings, and this list is a composite tally of those votes. If you want more, make sure you listen to our companion podcast, available twice a week on iTunes and The Athletic app.

Now, on to the rankings.

32. Miami Dolphins (0-4; Last week: 32)

While we…