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Power Rankings: No. 29 Jaguars

12/31/2013

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

Preseason: 29 | Last Week: 29 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002

The Jaguars' second-half surge -- and you can probably call a 4-4 record a surge when you consider how poorly the team played in the first half -- was good enough to have them finish No. 29 in the final ESPN.com Power Rankings.

The Jaguars (4-12) doubled their victory total from 2012. Considering the talent level on the roster, the way the season began (they lost their first eight games by double digits), and the injuries and suspensions, winning four games is a significant accomplishment. That those four victories came against teams that finished a combined 13-35 (Houston twice, Tennessee and Cleveland) doesn't mitigate the accomplishment.

The Jaguars finished ahead of No. 30 Oakland (4-12), No. 31 Washington (3-13) and No. 32 Houston (2-14).

Here's a breakdown of where the six voters ranked the Jaguars:

Ashley Fox, John Clayton and Dan Graziano had the Jaguars 29th.

Jamison Hensley and Mike Sando had them 28th.

Kevin Seifert had them 27th.