The 49ers were ranked 27th in ESPN.com’s updated power rankings, one slot lower than they were last week. What does this mean? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. But it does represent the type of expectations football writers have for the team.
The rankings were an average of the rankings turned in by eight NFL writers. Here is how they voted:
Bill Williamson 23
Pat Yasinskas, Matt Mosley 26
Jeremy Green 27
John Clayton, Keith Kidd, Mike Sando 28
James Walker 30