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Premier League Power Rankings | Manchester United sit joint second after Week 8

Chelsea top the table and they top this week's edition again of the SB Nation Power Rankings. The two Manchester sides are level on points and they also came out ranked joint second in the poll.

Michael Regan

The Week 8 SB Nation Power Rankings are out and Manchester United sit joint second with Manchester City and behind leaders Chelsea. This is a slight improvement as the Red Devils were third in the Week 7 edition. Sir Alex Ferguson's side will certainly get a chance to prove their title credentials when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday to take on the Blues. Roberto Di Matteo's men currently have a four point lead on both Manchester clubs and United certainly do not want to fall seven points this early in the title race. It's becoming increasingly clear that it will be Chelsea, United, and City that battle it out to be England's best this season.

The race for fourth is likely going to be dueled between two North London sides -- Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. The two sides are ranked fourth and sixth in the poll, respectively. The team in between is Everton FC and even though they are clearly one of the better sides in England at the moment, there are questions about their depth and whether they can keep their current form for an entire season.

A consistent trend in these polls the past few weeks has been the clear recognition -- at least in the opinions of the voters -- that the likes of Southampton, Reading, Queens Park Rangers, Norwich City, Aston Villa, and Wigan Athletic will fighting all season to avoid the drop. Norwich, though, had been ranked last in the previous poll but they've moved up to sixteenth after their shock victory over Arsenal.

Feel free to offer your thoughts on this weeks poll in the comments section below. Here is the ballot that I submitted for this week:

1. Chelsea

2. Manchester City

3. Manchester United

4. Spurs

5. Everton

6. Arsenal

7. Newcastle United

8. Fulham

9. West Bromwich Albion

10. West Ham United

11. Liverpool

12. Sunderland

13. Swansea City

14. Stoke City

15. Wigan Athletic

16. Aston Villa

17. Norwich City

18. QPR

19. Southampton

20. Reading