Power Rankings: No. 14 Baltimore Ravens

December, 10, 2013
A weekly examination of the Ravens' ESPN.com Power Ranking:

Preseason: 8 | Last Week: 14 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002

The Baltimore Ravens (7-6) didn't move up despite winning their third straight game, marking their longest winning streak of the season. The Ravens had climbed six spots after beating the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers. While their finish against the Minnesota Vikings was historic, it wasn't good enough to budge the Ravens from the No. 14 spot.

The only movement around Baltimore came as a result of the "Monday Night Football" game. The Chicago Bears jumped ahead of the Ravens, and the Dallas Cowboys fell below them. It's understandable that the Bears are ahead of the Ravens because they beat them last month.

Just like the AFC playoff standings, the Ravens are No. 6 among AFC teams in the Power Rankings. It's the Ravens' third straight week in the top half of the rankings after spending four consecutive weeks in the bottom half. As one of six voters on the Power Rankings, I had the Ravens at No. 14 as well.

As far as the AFC North goes, the Cincinnati Bengals remained at No. 8 for the fourth straight week, the Cleveland Browns moved up two spots to No. 25 following their near-victory at New England and the Steelers dropped one spot to No. 19.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter



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