Explained: The Vikings and ESPN’s Football Power Ranking Index

Patrick Peterson / Harrison Smith
Jun 9, 2021; Minnesota Vikings defensive back Patrick Peterson (7) and defensive back Harrison Smith (22) talk during drills at OTA at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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This is Episode 51 of VikesNow, a YouTube channel devoted to daily Minnesota Vikings analysis. This episode examines ESPN’s just-released Football Power Ranking Index.

Particularly, the implications for the 2022 Vikings are discussed.

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Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).

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