TAMPA FL - SEPTEMBER 26: Running back Rashard Mendenhall #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on September 26 2010 in Tampa Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
The Pittsburgh Steelers climbed into the top-5, if not higher, in most media outlets' Week 2 NFL Power Rankings. After Sunday's 38-13 dismantling of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Steelers found themselves resting in the top spot of just about every last Week 3 edition. Let's take the usual tour, with several new additions to the roundup this week.
SB Nation: No. 1 ; Last Week: No. 5
Keep in mind that this 3-0 start is coming without Ben Roethlisberger. Their toughest test yet comes to town next week: Ravens. If they can take that game, then it'll be 4-0 without Roethlisberger, which would be truly impressive.
ESPN: No. 1 ; Last Week: No. 5
Who knew fourth-stringer Charlie Batch was the answer to Pittsburgh's QB woes?
CBS Sports: No. 1 ; Last Week: No. 4
Does it matter who plays quarterback? They are 3-0 and have just been dominant on defense. Now comes a real tough test against the Ravens.
FOX Sports Power Rankings: No. 1 (Last Week: No. 2)
Fanhouse: No. 1 ; Last Week: No. 5
The Steelers continue to thrive without Roethlisberger, and it's reasonable to suggest that their performance this year vs. what they did last year is a sign that safety Troy Polamalu is the league's most valuable defensive player. Now that he's healthy, look at what they're doing.
Yahoo Sports: No. 2 ; Last Week: N/A
Batch delivered more than they could have asked.
Peter King (MMQ): No. 1 ; Last Week: No. 2
USA Today: No. 1 ; Last Week: No. 7