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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 32 Houston Texans

By Tania Ganguli

A weekly examination of the Houston Texans' ESPN.com Power Ranking:

Preseason: 7 | Last Week: 32 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002


It took nine losses in a row before ESPN.com's power rankers decided the Texans deserved to be ranked last in the NFL. It took another week still before the rankers unanimously agreed that the Texans were No. 32.

After losing their 12th straight this past weekend, Houston continues to hold firmly to that spot.

Each of the six voters -- Ashley Fox, Mike Sando, Kevin Seifert, John Clayton, Dan Graziano and Jamison Hensley -- ranked the Texans last. All but Sando ranked Washington 31st. Sando instead had Oakland 31st and Washington 30th.

The Texans have played two of the top three ranked teams in No. 1 Seattle and No. 3 San Francisco. With a first-place schedule, the Texans have played six of the top 10. This weekend they will host the No. 2 Broncos.

Elsewhere in the AFC South, the Jaguars rank 29th, the Titans rank 21st and the Colts rank 10th.