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Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Little Change To The AFC South

Keeping track of the Texans and their AFC South brethren in silly arbitrary rankings of power? That sounds like fun! We’ll update in real time:

Pro Football Talk:
12) Jaguars (16)
14) Colts (14)
23) Texans (20)
26) Titans (24)

The Jaguars have finally passed the Colts, but there's still more belief in the turnover-prone Colts than the Jaguars. I'm pretty surprised that the Colts saw no drop after losing to a then 3-8 team at Lucas Oil Stadium.

NFL Fanhouse:
13) Jaguars (15)
21) Colts (13)
22) Texans (16)
25) Titans (26)

Fanhouse picks up my last point and drops the Colts hard while the Jaguars and Titans see little change after Jacksonville dominated the Titans in Tennessee.

CBSSports.com:
12) Jaguars (15)
16) Colts (13)
19) Titans (21)
20) Texans (16)

Easily, CBS brings the absolute worst power ranking of all the fake power rankings. A minor drop for the the Colts, but the puzzling thing is the Titans rising after losing five (5!) straight games which include being manhandled in back-to-back weeks by Houston and Jacksonville.

FOXSports.com:
12) Jaguars (16)
16) Colts (14)
22) Texans (17)
24) Titans (19)

There's still a strong belief here in the Colts, but the Jaguars saw a decent rise while Tennessee and Houston were dropped for their losses.

ESPN.com:
12) Jaguars (16)
15) Colts (14)
19) Texans (17)
22) Titans (19)

Aside from the Jaguars, there was little change to the division.

Takeaways:
1) The Jaguars have jumped to a consistent 12th, Fanhouse excluded, but people are still backing the Colts. The no-respect angle will provide motivation for Jacksonville.
2) Aside from the inexplicable CBS power rankings, the Titans didn't fall much after their fifth-straight loss. If the Colts stomp Tennessee, as is predicted, will Tennessee stay in the same spot or start falling towards the bottom five?
3) I get the feeling that people are wanting to drop Houston after their next game. Many of the rankers have no respect for the Texans defense, rightfully so.

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