A weekly examination of the Buccaneers' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 19 | Last week: 26 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
The final rankings for the regular season are out, and after a 42-17 loss to New Orleans, the Buccaneers dropped one spot to No. 27.
That ranking is fitting for a team that finished 4-12. The Bucs never came close to living up to their preseason ranking as they got off to an 0-8 start. They spent some time at the bottom of the rankings, but jumped up a bit when they had a three-game winning streak just after midseason.
Now, the Bucs head into a time of uncertainty as they look for a new coach and general manager.