49ers are No. 1 in Bettors' Poll

Power ratings for all 32 NFL teams from handicappers going into Week 9

Originally Published: October 30, 2012
By Dave Tuley | ESPN Insider
Frank GoreCary Edmondson/US PresswireFrank Gore and his 49ers teammates are sitting pretty atop the weekly Bettors' Poll.

LAS VEGAS -- In the topsy-turvy NFL, the San Francisco 49ers are the new No. 1 team in the Vegas NFL Bettors' Poll.

Last week, the poll (comprised of handicappers Teddy "Covers" Sevransky of sportsmemo.com, Sal Selvaggio of madduxsports.com and yours truly, Dave Tuley) had the Houston Texans and New York Giants tied for the top spot in our combined power ratings, but the 49ers' convincing 24-3 road win at Arizona on Monday night was enough to leapfrog the idle Texans and a Giants team that looked great at times in its 29-24 win over the Dallas Cowboys but almost let the Cowboys off the hook.

Dave Tuley has covered the Las Vegas race and sports book scene since 1998 and runs his own website, ViewFromVegas.com.