Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh.
When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademarked idea, it'd go here -- the criteria is everything, nothing and all that's in between.
Past performance and future potential is considered, but mostly -- like college football's weekly Top 25 -- it's an attempt to identify the quarterbacks you'd most like to have starting for your team in this game, this week, right now. Injuries, obviously, significantly plummet value. A clever new TV ad might bump a player a notch.
Let's get moving and shaking:
Chad Henne Chad Pennington Tyler Thigpen, Dolphins.
Matt Moore Jimmy Clausen Brian St. Pierre, Panthers.
Kerry Collins Vince Young Rusty Smith, Titans.
29. Brett Favre, Vikings.
Jason Campbell Bruce Gradkowski, Raiders.
Max Hall Derek Anderson, Cardinals.
Drew Stanton Matthew Stafford Shaun Hill, Lions.
25. Carson Palmer, Bengals.
Tony Romo Jon Kitna, Cowboys.
Charlie Whitehurst Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks.
Alex Smith Troy Smith, 49ers.
21. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills.
Jake Delhomme Seneca Wallace Colt McCoy, Browns.
19. Sam Bradford, Rams.
18. Donovan McNabb, Redskins.
17. Kyle Orton, Broncos.
16. David Garrard , Jaguars.
15. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers.
14. Matt Cassel, Chiefs.
13. Matt Schaub, Texans.
Todd Collins Jay Cutler, Bears.
11. Eli Manning, Giants.
Dennis Dixon Byron Leftwich Charlie Batch Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers.
9. Joe Flacco, Ravens.
8. Mark Sanchez, Jets.
7. Peyton Manning, Colts.
6. Tom Brady, Patriots.
5. Aaron Rodgers, Packers.
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4. Matt Ryan, Falcons.
3. Phillip Rivers, Chargers.
2. Drew Brees, Saints.
Kevin Kolb Michael Vick , Eagles.