AFC South: 2013 NFL Week 13 Power Rankings

Power Rankings: No. 32 Houston Texans

November, 26, 2013
A weekly analysis of the Texans' Power Ranking:

Preseason: 7 | Last week: 29 | Power Ranking since 2002

A loss to the lowest-ranked team in the NFL will turn you into that team.

After 11 weeks at No. 32, the Jacksonville Jaguars were finally unseated ... by the team they beat on Sunday. Now the Texans hold that dubious distinction. Four of six voters ranked the Texans last. Ashley Fox ranked the Falcons last, moving the Texans to 30. Mike Sando kept the Jaguars in that spot and dropped the Texans to 31.

The rest of the Texans' schedule features three highly ranked teams and two lowly ranked ones. They'll play the No. 4 Patriots this weekend and also host the No. 3 Broncos in a few weeks. They still have three road trips against the No. 10 Indianapolis Colts, the No. 20 Tennessee Titans and the No. 31 Jaguars.
A weekly examination of the Titans' Power Ranking:

Preseason: 16 | Last Week: 24 | Power Ranking since 2002

The Titans gained four spots thanks to their win at Oakland and are up to 20th in the NFL Power Rankings. Losses to Jacksonville and Indianapolis had dropped Tennessee to 24th, its season low.

Next up for the Titans is a trip to Indianapolis. The up-and-down Colts are 10th in the poll but beat the Titans in Nashville 30-27 on Nov. 14.

Here’s our weekly update on where the Titans stand:

The high vote belongs to NFL writer Kevin Seifert. The low vote is shared by four voters. I am sure they’d love to hear from you.

The rest of the AFC South: The Texans overtook the Jaguars for the last spot after Houston fell to Jacksonville. The Jaguars are up to 31st, their first time this season out of the bottom slot.

Power Ranking: No. 10 Indianapolis Colts

November, 26, 2013
A weekly examination of the Colts' Power Ranking:

Preseason: 10 | Last Week: 7 | Power Ranking since 2002

A 29-point loss to the Arizona Cardinals, who are on a four-game winning streak, dropped the Colts only three spots in this week’s rankings. The Colts can move up in the rankings and get a step closer to their first AFC South title since 2010 with a victory over the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis on Sunday.

The Colts are currently the third seed in the AFC. They would play the Titans if the playoffs were to start today. The Colts have yet to lose back-to-back games with Andrew Luck at quarterback. Indianapolis will be in an interesting position if it loses to Tennessee this weekend. The Colts’ lead in the division would be down to one game and then they go on the road to play at Cincinnati on Dec. 8.

Here’s a breakdown of this week’s voting:
  • Ashley Fox: 9
  • Mike Sando: 15
  • Kevin Seifert: 9
  • John Clayton: 7
  • Dan Graziano: 10
  • Jamison Hensley: 10