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NFL Power Rankings, Week 13: NFC West Gap Narrows

Welcome to the NFC West, where futility reigns supreme. We're 12 weeks into the season and no NFC West teams are above .500. Somehow, someway, the Seahawks still sit atop the division, tied with the St. Louis Rams at 5-6. One game back, the San Francisco 49ers lurk, waiting to pounce after embarrassing the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football.

Where do the NFC West teams sit in the power rankings? Starting at the bottom, we don't have to look very far. Over at SB Nation, the rankings are out and it isn't good for the division.

The Cardinals come in at No. 32 this week, dead last in the rankings.

After the Monday Night Football beat down, the Cardinals are making the case for the NFL's worst team. They've lost six in a row but are incredibly just two games out of first place in the NFC West

It's a familiar theme for the 49ers, up two spots to No. 24 this week after handing Arizona a thorough beating on national TV.

Kudos to the 49ers for taking care of the Cardinals. Unfortunately, they're just one of many who has taken care of the Cardinals. Somehow the 49ers are just one game out of first place in the NFC West.

Even with a win over the Broncos, the Rams didn't move in the rankings this week, checking in at No. 23. There is some hope, however. That hope's name is Sam Bradford.

Someone has to win the NFC Wet, right? Someone? The Rams are one of the favorites at this point as they stand at 5-6 and tied for the division lead with the Seahawks. Sam Bradford is turning out to be the right pick

Finally, the Seahawks moved down two spots to No. 21, but are still the highest ranked NFC West team. Even as the Hawks skid, a division title -- and playoff berth -- are still well within reach.

The Seahawks have lost four of their last five and all four losses were blowouts. Yet...they're still in first place.

Four NFC West teams, four teams in the bottom of the rankings. The NFC West: where 7-9 gets a home playoff game.