With the Panthers entering the bye week with a perfect record, the team has seen a steady increase in power rankings across the internet.
NFL.com: Elliot Harrison moves Carolina up three spots to No. 7 on his list. Harrison notes that not many people are talking about the Panthers, "yet, all this club has done is win nine of its last 10 games." READ MORE
ESPN: The worldwide leader moved the Panthers up one spot to No. 8 and highlight cornerback Josh Norman as an early Defensive Player of the Year candidate. READ MORE
Yahoo! Sports: Frank Schwab has the Panthers as the 10th-best team and lists quarterback Cam Newton as a potential MVP candidate. READ MORE
CBS Sports: Pete Prisco moves the Panthers two spots to No. 5 on his list, praising the hot start and also mentioning that the upcoming difficult games will reveal a great deal about this team. READ MORE
FoxSports:Carolina moved up four spots to No. 6 on FoxSports' list, with another nod to Newton and Norman. READ MORE
USA Today: Carolina moves up one spot to No. 5, up from the 20th-ranked team to open the season. READ MORE