Week 4 Power Rankings: Where do Vikings sit?

Sure, the replacement referees are making the NFL look like WWE Monday Night Raw. Is it so wrong to put on the blinders and enjoy a 2-1 start?
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After a huge win against the NFL's alleged toughest team, the Vikings improved to 2-1 this season. And yes, it means big gains in the power rankings. How could it not?

With Minnesota traveling to Detroit Sunday for a Week 4 showdown with another alleged tough team -- the Lions -- here's how the various list-makers see the Purple in the 1 through 32 rankings:

FoxSports, for starters, has the Vikes up 10 notches. It's Brad Billick's list, and gives Christian Ponder props, saying he made plays with "his arm, his legs and his eyes" Sunday.

ESPNhas Minnesota up eight spots, also saying Ponder had his best game ever.

SBNationalso gives the Vikes a lift -- up six spots from Week 3 -- but admits Minnesota is "still not getting enough credit"

For the actual numbers, please click on the links above. It might be more fun than watching replays of Aaron Rodgers getting sacked eight times last night in Seattle. Wait. No it won't.

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