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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Power Rankings: Dolphins low at No. 20?

By James Walker

MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins spent more than $200 million in free agency. They acquired impressive players such as receiver Mike Wallace, linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler and No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan.

What did that get the Dolphins? They earned a No. 20 ranking in ESPN.com’s first Power Rankings.

The Dolphins, despite high expectations in 2013, came in low in the initial Power Rankings. Miami finished 7-9 last year and some Dolphins fans are hopeful about the postseason. However, ESPN.com's voting panel threw cold water on those projections Tuesday.

Here is a look at the entire AFC East division in ESPN.com's Power Rankings:
According to our panel, there remains a significant gap between the Patriots and the rest of the AFC East. Miami is ranked 14 spots lower than New England, while the Bills and Jets are at the bottom of the barrel at No. 30 and No. 32, respectively.

Is Miami's Power Ranking of No. 20 too low, too high or just right? Share your thoughts in the comment section or message me via Twitter @JamesWalkerNFL to let me know what you think.