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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Titans holding steady at No. 1 in power rankings

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

The only thing keeping the Titans from being unanimous at No. 1 in this week's edition of our power rankings was James Walker's second-place vote. He's got Tennessee second, behind Pittsburgh.

While the potential for a game to be flexed into a Sunday night exists starting in mid-November, odds are the Titans' big Monday night home game against Indianapolis will go a long way toward crystallizing, or crumbling, the national perception of them. Tennessee is at Detroit on Thanksgiving morning for its only other national television appearance.

Here is my rationale on the teams where I was the highest or lowest vote on my own or with only one other panelist:

Here's a breakdown of the division in the balloting:

AFC South Power Rankings
RankTeamKuharsky
Last Week
Kuharsky
This Week
Panel HighPanel Low
1Tennessee1112
12Jacksonville55417
16Indianapolis615718
23Houston26241827

As always, here's a link to an excellent breakdown of the voting by NFC West maven, Mike Sando.