AFC South: 2010 Week 17 Power Rankings

NFL Power Rankings: The AFC South

December, 27, 2011
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Last week, NFC West blogger Mike Sando ranked the St. Louis Rams as the worst team in the NFL, moving the Colts up a notch.

There was no way, given the Rams quarterback situation, that they would beat the Colts, he told me.

After another Colts win, James Walker of the AFC East and I followed suit this week. Thus Indianapolis has vaulted to 31st in this week’s ESPN.com NFL Power Rankings.

Ah, the rewards of a two-game winning streak.

I’m one-fifth of the ballot. Mike Sando breaks down the whole vote here.

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Here’s the AFC South:


As for my complete ballot, the number in parenthesis is where I had the team ranked last week.
1) Green Bay (1)

2) New Orleans (2)

3) San Francisco (3)

4) Baltimore (4)

5) Pittsburgh (5)

6) New England (6)

7) Detroit (9)

8) Houston (7)

9) Atlanta (8) 9-6 W

10) NY Giants (13)

11) Cincinnati (14)

12) Denver (10)

13) Dallas (11)

14) Tennessee (15)

15) NY Jets (12)

16) Philadelphia (19)

17) Oakland (22)

18) San Diego (16)

19) Carolina (23)

20) Seattle (17)

21) Chicago (18)

22) Arizona (20)

23) Miami (21)

24) Kansas City (24)

25) Washington (25)

26) Buffalo (26)

27) Jacksonville (27)

28) Cleveland (28)

29) Tampa Bay (29)

30) Minnesota (30)

31) Indianapolis (32)

32) St. Louis (31)
We pointed out in our stock report earlier today that the AFC South has fewer wins than any division in the NFL than everybody but the NFC West.

Collectively, the four teams sank three spots in the new edition of ESPN's NFL Power Rankings after a 1-3 weekend.

Honestly, I wanted to drop the Jaguars, Titans and Texans further than I did. But then I looked at the teams behind them, and found it difficult to do anything as dramatic as I might have liked.

Everyone in the division seems fairly placed to me. And we’ll have a lot more to talk about with regard to potential coaching changes and high draft picks that we have since we started this wild ride together in 2008.

Please keep in mind I’m just one-fourth of the Power Rankings, and these overall results do not match up with my ballot. You can see how I, and the other three panelists, voted here in Mike Sando’s post.

Recapping the division:

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