This isn't like the now-defunct BCS. There is not some computer compiling all the Power Rankings out there and spitting out a list of teams for the playoffs.
Having said that, we're nearing the point of the regular season when teams with true postseason hopes had best get to work. To wit: Ten of the top 12 teams in last year's Week 7 Power Rankings eventually clinched playoff berths. So the league's pecking order -- at least in terms of which teams can make a run and which teams are glancing ahead to next season -- usually begins to sort itself out by Halloween, and it likely will be no different in 2014.
With six weeks in the books, here's where everything stands: