Power Rankings: No. 32 Houston Texans

December, 31, 2013
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A weekly examination of the Houston Texans' ESPN.com Power Ranking:

Preseason: 7 | Last Week: 32 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002

For this season's final Power Rankings, the voters kept the Texans at the bottom, unanimously.

Their preseason expectations were high not just from the inside (the players talked about wanting to win a Super Bowl), but also from the outside (the Texans entered the season ranked seventh). Many analysts weren't sure about the quarterback situation, but none predicted the dramatic turmoil the Texans experienced. Rather, more thought Matt Schaub would be fine, but couldn't do enough to lead the Texans to a championship.

The silver lining for the Texans is that they go into next season with the chance to change things around. They'll get exactly who they want in the first round of the draft and can direct their franchise with a head-coaching selection that should wrap up very soon.

Next season's preseason ranking probably won't have them last -- but it also won't come with this year's lofty expectations.

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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