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SB Nation Power Rankings: Reigning Super Bowl Champion Patriots Aren't #1

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The mothership has issued the first set of power rankings and the Patriots didn't come in the top slot. Now we rage against the machine.

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Folks, I really tried my best, but it's hard to reason with the masses. The SB Nation writers came together to create the 2015 season's first power rankings and the reigning Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots aren't in the #1 spot. That's correct: the best team from 2014 doesn't have the respect of the rest of the league to start the 2015 season at the top of the list.

If we learned anything this offseason, it's that you'd better not miss when you come after the king. Well, the Patriots are #1 in our hearts until proven otherwise.

It turns out that only three other sites ranked the Patriots in the #1 spot:

Our 49ers affiliate, Niners Nation, from the hometown of Tom Brady and where they have an appreciation for winning Super Bowls.

Our Texans affiliate, Battle Red Blog, which, as Patriots South, has a full appreciation for all things New England.

Our Vikings affiliate, Daily Norseman, where it's against the law to rank the Packers #1 in any rankings, probably.

So if you're looking for an NFC team, look to Jordan Devey and the Niners (they need all the support they can get), or the Vikings (they were kind enough to help the Patriots draft Jamie Collins).

On the flip side, there were only four teams to vote the Patriots outside of the top five, and you probably can guess three of them off the top of your head. The Jets, Bills, and Dolphins all ranked the Patriots lower than the rest, while the Cowboys were the fourth as they continue to feel the title America's Team slip through their fingers.

Here are the rankings. It should be noted that the voting took place after Packers receiver Jordy Nelson's injury. What's your feedback?

RK PRESEASON SB NATION BLOG
1 Seattle Seahawks"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">Seattle Seahawks Field Gulls
2 Green Bay Packers Acme Packing Company
3 New England Patriots Pats Pulpit
4 Denver Broncos"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Denver Broncos Mile High Report
5 Indianapolis Colts"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">Indianapolis Colts Stampede Blue
6 Philadelphia Eagles"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Philadelphia Eagles Bleeding Green Nation
7 Baltimore Ravens"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Beatdown
8 Pittsburgh Steelers"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Pittsburgh Steelers Behind the Steel Curtain
9 Arizona Cardinals"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">Arizona Cardinals Revenge of the Birds
10 Kansas City Chiefs"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Pride
11 Dallas Cowboys Blogging the Boys
12 Detroit Lions"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Detroit Lions Pride of Detroit
13 Cincinnati Bengals"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">Cincinnati Bengals Cincy Jungle
14 Minnesota Vikings Daily Norseman
15 San Diego Chargers"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">San Diego Chargers Bolts from the Blue
16 Miami Dolphins The Phinsider
17 New Orleans Saints"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">New Orleans Saints Canal Street Chronicles
18 Houston Texans Battle Red Blog
19 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Rumblings
20 Carolina Panthers"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Carolina Panthers Cat Scratch Reader
21 Atlanta Falcons"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">Atlanta Falcons The Falcoholic
22 San Francisco 49ers Niners Nation
23 St. Louis Rams"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">St. Louis Rams Turf Show Times
24 New York Giants"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">New York Giants Big Blue View
25 Chicago Bears"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">Chicago Bears Windy City Gridiron
26 New York Jets Gang Green Nation
27 Cleveland Browns"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">Cleveland Browns Dawgs by Nature
28 Oakland Raiders"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Oakland Raiders Silver and Black Pride
29 Jacksonville Jaguars"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">Jacksonville Jaguars Big Cat Country
30 Washington Hogs Haven
31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background: #e4e9ed;">Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bucs Nation
32 Tennessee Titans"]" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 4px; font-size: 0.85em; border: 2px solid #ccd1d5; color: #555555; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Tennessee Titans Music City Miracles