11/15/2012 04:57 EST | Updated 11/16/2012 01:52 EST

Pop Power Rankings: Rihanna Rises, Adele Returns and Lil Wayne Loses

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Power Rankings have been rating sports teams throughout their seasons for years based on statistical analysis, momentum and gut feelings. Those folks shouldn't have all the fun.

Using our, er, proprietary technology -- based on sales and airplay charts, magazine covers, twitter trends, and, of course, gut feelings -- we bring you HuffPost's Pop Power Rankings, our weekly roundup of who's on top (and who has fallen off) in the pop game.

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