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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 8 New England
By Mike Reiss
A weekly examination of the Patriots'
ESPN.com Power Ranking
: 6 |
: 5 |
ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
The Patriots suffer their biggest drop of the season, from No. 5 to No. 8. It is their lowest ranking of the season.
Hard to argue with the voting. In fact, some could strongly make the case that it is generous after Sunday's 30-27 overtime loss to the Jets.
But in looking closer at the voters' tabulations, there were two seventh-place votes, two eighth-place votes and two ninth-place votes for the Patriots.
At this point, it seems clear that the Patriots can expect a tough game from any team among the top half of the rankings. After all, they were just beaten by the No. 15 Jets.
Next up: the No. 16 Dolphins.