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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 23 New York Giants

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

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

Preseason: 12 | Last week: 24 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002

The Giants finish the season ranked 23rd in our weekly poll, better than only nine teams in the league in the eyes of our six-member panel. Which isn't out of line, since there are only nine teams in the league that finished with worse records than they did and their wins are easily downgraded by external factors. (They were the only team that got to play the Josh Freeman Vikings, for example, or the Matt Barkley Eagles.) You can argue their position relative to the other three 7-9 teams if you like. I had them ahead of the Titans but behind the Lions and Rams and ranked them 23rd overall. But it's all splitting hairs.

Ashley Fox was the highest on the Giants, ranking them 19th on her final ballot. John Clayton and I put them at 23, and the other three voters ranked them No. 22.

Mike Sando, Jamison Hensley and I will do one final live "Spreecast" chat to break down the entire final Power Rankings poll at 1:30 p.m. ET today. Just click on these little blue letters right here and come ask us a question.