Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 12 Baltimore Ravens
By Jamison Hensley
A weekly examination of the Ravens' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 8 | Last Week: 9 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
The Baltimore Ravens' stay in the top 10 was short-lived. A two-point loss to the Green Bay Packers dropped them three spots. This is the fifth time in six weeks the Ravens have ranked 11th or lower. Comparatively, the Ravens spent only one week last season out of the top 10.
This is the right spot for the Ravens. Baltimore is 3-3 for the first time since 2008, and its biggest win has come against the No. 14 Dolphins. It's actually the Ravens' only win this season against a team that currently has a winning record.
As one of six voters on the Power Rankings, I had the Ravens at No. 11. In the ESPN.com Power Rankings, the Ravens are the highest-ranked team with three losses.
As far as the rest of AFC North goes, the Cincinnati Bengals remained at No. 8, the Cleveland Browns slipped two spots to No. 18 and the Pittsburgh Steelers moved up two spots to No. 27 after capturing their first win of the season.