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Week 3 Power Rankings Roundup: Are the Cardinals a Consensus Top 10?

NFL: SEP 13 Cardinals at 49ers Photo by MSA/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Spoiler alert: They are.

Week 3 Power Rankings

OUTLET RANK PREV. RANK
OUTLET RANK PREV. RANK
Bleacher Report 7th 8th
CBS 7th 8th
ESPN 12th 15th
NFL.COM 13th 14th
Sports Illustrated (MMQB) 7th 10th
Sporting News 8th 9th
The Ringer 12th 13th
USA Today 7th 7th
Yahoo Sports 12th 13th
CONSENSUS AVG. 9th 11th

It’s almost universal among the national media after two weeks, your Arizona Cardinals are a top 10 football team in the NFL.

Pretty exciting, no?

There are two notable holdouts, ESPN and NFL.com currently have the team just outside of their top 10. Not at all unfair as far as I’m concerned, and Dan Hanzus is quick to note Kyler Murray as “one of the most dangerous players in football”.

It’s a climb up the rankings that doesn’t look like it’ll stop anytime soon. The next three teams on the schedule feature a combined record of 0-6 with two head coaches among them on some very hot seats. (Fingers crossed that Gase is still there in mid-October...)

What do you think? Are the Cards being underestimated with not being universally a top 10 team, or are you cautious about buying into the hype this early on?