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Weekly Everything Power Rankings

In this story and on The Charlie Bernstein Show, we answer the question, "who cares about mediocrity?" definitively as we say to hell with a 1-32 NFL Power Rankings, a standard 1-25 college football poll are anything else that's become standard and mundane. We look only toward the best and worst.



NFL Top 5



1. San Francisco 49ers- How good is Colin Kaepernick? Good enough to run any kind of offense and he may be the toughest quarterback to prepare for in the NFL.



2. Denver Broncos- Peyton Manning's arm strength was lacking just a bit and he still threw for 4 million yards and 7 touchdowns. It's a great surrounding cast even if the defense is just average.



3. Chicago Bears- Smokin' Jay looked comfortable behind his new offensive line and the Bears won a tough game against a very good Bengals team.



4. Seattle Seahawks- Sure the Seahawks looked mostly disjointed in the opening day victory over Carolina, but they found a way to go east and get a victory over a tough team.



5. New Orleans Saints- The Saints believe they're the best team in the NFC South and I think they're right.





"Amateur" Football Top 5



1. Alabama- They won by 25 against a very good Virginia Tech team at a neutral site. That's pretty good.



2. Oregon- They crossed the country and won by more than 40 against a BCS opponent.



3. Clemson- Best victory of the season so far against Georgia, we'll keep them up here until they "pull a Clemson."



4. Louisville- They have the best quarterback in the country and return most of a team that took Florida to the woodshed in the Sugar Bowl.



5. Stanford- They have the best coach in the country not named Saban and Barry Sanders son. What's not to like?





Heisman?



1. Teddy-If you don't know his last name you're not paying attention to football.



2. Football-Okay, you can call him Johnny. You may not like him but he is pretty magical.



3. Jameis Winston- He was so good in his debut, the only place for him to go is down.





Desserts



1. Creme Puffs- When done properly there's no beating this light, fluffy treat.



2. Caramello- Cadbury's milk chocolate and caramel. Good for any occasion.



3. S'mores- Does anyone not like these? Seriously, why aren't these on restaurant dessert menus?



4. Cheesecake- It rates higher when done well, but a lot of places fail to meet expectations.



5. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies- Because sometimes you need to trick yourself into thinking you're eating healthy.





The Charlie Bernstein Show airs live on Sportstalk 1040 The Team from 3-7 pm, Monday through Friday. You can listen live by clicking here.



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