Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 18 Baltimore Ravens
By Jamison Hensley
A weekly examination of the Ravens' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 8 | Last Week: 20 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
In what has become an up-and-down season for the Baltimore Ravens, at least they're becoming consistent with the ups and downs. The Ravens moved up two spots after dominating the New York Jets on Sunday. This comes a week after the Ravens fell two spots after a loss in Chicago. This marks the fourth straight week that the Ravens have been ranked in the bottom half of the Power Rankings. The Ravens hadn't been ranked in the bottom half for one week from 2009 to 2012.
It's a fair spot for the Ravens (5-6). Only two teams with losing records -- the San Diego Chargers at No. 15 and Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 16 -- are ahead of Baltimore. Four of the Ravens' five losses have come against teams currently ranked No. 21 or worse.
As far as the AFC North goes, the Cincinnati Bengals remained No. 8 during their bye, the Cleveland Browns dropped two spots to No. 25, and the Steelers climbed three spots to No. 16.