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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 30 Tampa Bay

By Pat Yasinskas

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

Preseason: 19 | Last Week: 31 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002

The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers actually climbed one spot in the ESPN.com Power Rankings during their bye week.

The Bucs didn’t play, but they moved up from No. 31 to No. 30 in the latest voting. That’s because the 0-5 New York Giants tumbled to No. 31. The Jacksonville Jaguars remained at No. 32.

I don’t view this as a ringing endorsement for the Buccaneers. I think their bye week simply took them off the radar of the voters. If they continue losing and the Jaguars and Giants find a way to win, the Bucs will have a shot at No. 32.