Well, clearly not many of my blogger colleageus think too highly of our Cardinals. This week, the entire network of bloggers sent in their rankings of each team 1-32. There were a lot of bloggers who ranked their respective teams very optimistically high. I will admit, I ranked Arizona a bit higher than most others, although thank you dawgpounddaily.com for ranking the Cardinals at number 12. Boltbeat.com ranked the Cardinals at number 14 as well.
My fellow NFC West bloggers also don’t think very highly of the Cardinals, although Vinnie over at ramblinfan.com did rank the Cards at 18, which is much better than what our San Francisco blogger put us at. He ranked us at 29. I guess I shouldn’t complain too much since I placed them at 32, however, San Francisco is much closer to a 32 than the Cards are at 29. Seattle ranked Arizona at 22, which is understandable. However he also ranked his own team number 1. Wow, now that is optimistic. I ranked them at number 8 as I feel it will be difficult for anyone in the NFC West to unseat them as division champions, but number 1? Just, wow. That’s about all I can say.
Most people placed New England, San Diego, or Indianapolis at the top and that’s the way it should be. I ranked San Diego 1, New England 2, and Indianapolis 4. I ranked Dallas at 3. Right now, they are the best overall team in the NFC. A month ago, I would have given the New York Giants a higher ranking than Dallas, however they have too many injuries to overcome, so I moved them down to 17.
The other bloggers ranking Arizona better than 20 were Jacksonville, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Houston, Detroit, Atlanta, Buffalo, Cincinnati and New York Giants. That does show that many consider Arizona as improved, but still have work to do in order to earn more respect.
Please feel free to check out the rankings here. I’d love to hear what you think.