UFC rankings/MMA rankings featured in USA Today for September 2011

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Why are MMA fans so cranky? Yep, it's that time of the month again.

Rankings!

Our partners in crime over at BloodyElbow.com have once again published their divisional rankings for mixed martial arts in the nation’s largest daily newspaper, USA Today, for the month of September 2011.

For those of you unfamiliar with the process, here’s how it works:

"The rankings, which will offer a definitive perspective of top MMA fighters across all weight-classes, will be released monthly and published in the Sports section of USA TODAY, online at USATODAY.com and on SB Nation’s MMA commentary and community blog, BloodyElbow.com … The USA TODAY/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings are compiled each month by Nate Wilcox and Richard Wade of BloodyElbow.com. The rankings utilize each of the top MMA rankings from multiple unique sources. A weighted-formula is applied to normalize and distill the various rankings into one consensus ranking per weight class."

To check out the latest USAT/SBN rankings click here. We’ve also listed their top 10 in each class after the jump for your convenience.

Heavyweight:

1. Cain Velasquez
2. Junior dos Santos
3. Alistair Overeem
4. Brock Lesnar
5. Fabricio Werdum
6. Frank Mir
7. Shane Carwin
8. Josh Barnett
9. Daniel Cormier
10. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Light heavyweight:

1. Jon Jones
2. Mauricio Rua
3. Rashad Evans
4. Quinton Jackson
5. Lyoto Machida
6. Dan Henderson
7. Phil Davis
8. Forrest Griffin
9. Rafael Cavalcante
10. Gegard Mousasi

Middleweight:

1. Anderson Silva
2. Yushin Okami
3. Chael Sonnen
4. Mark Munoz
5. Vitor Belfort
6. Brian Stann
7. Demian Maia
8. Michael Bisping
9. Nate Marquardt
10. Luke Rockhold

Welterweight:

1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Jon Fitch
3. Carlos Condit
4. Nick Diaz
5. Josh Koscheck
6. Jake Shields
7. B.J. Penn
8. Jake Ellenberger
9. Charlie Brenneman
10. Rick Story

Lightweight:

1. Frankie Edgar
2. Gray Maynard
3. Gilbert Melendez
4. Shinya Aoki
5. Eddie Alvarez
6. Ben Henderson
7. Clay Guida
8. Jim Miller
9. Melvin Guillard
10. Anthony Pettis

Featherweight:

1. Jose Aldo
2. Hatsu Hioki
3. Chad Mendes
4. Kenny Florian
5. Pat Curran
6. Marlon Sandro
7. Mark Hominick
8. Diego Nunes
9. Tyson Griffin
10. Manny Gamburyan

Bantamweight:

1. Dominick Cruz
2. Joseph Benavidez
3. Brian Bowles
4. Urijah Faber
5. Demetrious Johnson
6. Scott Jorgensen
7. Miguel Torres
8. Brad Pickett
9. Takeya Mizugaki
10. Masakatsu Ueda

What do you think? Looking good on all fronts or are there a few issues with the consensus opinions here?

Share your ranking rants in the comments section below.

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