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:
Alex Smith Troy Smith, 49ers.
David Garrard Todd Bouman, Jaguars.
Jimmy Clausen Matt Moore, Panthers.
Max Hall Derek Anderson, Cardinals
Jake Delhomme Seneca Wallace Colt McCoy, Browns.
27. Brett Favre, Vikings.
26. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers.
Shaun Hill Drew Stanton Matthew Stafford, Lions.
Bruce Gradkowski Jason Campbell, Raiders.
Tony Romo Jon Kitna, Cowboys.
22. Sam Bradford, Rams.
21. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills.
Todd Collins Jay Cutler, Bears.
19. Chad Henne, Dolphins.
18. Donovan McNabb, Redskins.
17. Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks.
Vince Young Kerry Collins, Titans.
15. Kyle Orton, Broncos.
Michael Vick Kevin Kolb, Eagles.
13. Drew Brees, Saints.
12. Matt Cassel, Chiefs.
11. Carson Palmer, Bengals.
Dennis Dixon Byron Leftwich Charlie Batch Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers.
9. Joe Flacco, Ravens.
8. Matt Schaub, Texans.
7. Aaron Rodgers, Packers.
6. Matt Ryan, Falcons.
5. Phillip Rivers, Chargers.
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4. Eli Manning, Giants.
3. Tom Brady, Patriots.
2. Mark Sanchez, Jets.
1. Peyton Manning, Colts.