With a 20-13 win on Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens, the Colts improved to 3-2 on the season, winning their third consecutive game. As we take a look at the power rankings today, it's clear that people have taken notice and the Colts are continuing to rise in the rankings.
NFL.com's Elliot Harrison ranks the Colts seventh, a jump of three spots from a week ago:
Another big week for Andrew Luck, and yet another win for the Horseshoe. With the Texans' loss in Dallas, the Colts are now tied atop the AFC South -- and the first head-to-head matchup this season between the leaders comes at Houston on Thursday night. Last time these clubs played there, the Texans' secondary let T.Y. Hilton run around like a kid at a public swimming pool.
ESPN ranks the Colts eighth, up three spots from last week:
Andrew Luck was 8-of-9 for 129 yards in the fourth quarter Sunday, including 4-of-4 for 107 yards on throws at least 15 yards downfield. Luck's playing as well as anyone.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio has the Colts eighth, a rise of two spots from last week:
8. Indianapolis Colts (No. 10; 3-2): They've come a long way from a start that put them two games behind the team they'll play Thursday night.
FOX Sports ranks the Colts fourth, up five spots from a week ago:
If not for some very questionable officiating at the end of their matchup with the Eagles, the Colts could be 4-1 right now. Either way, they are proving they can get it done on both sides of the ball. Sunday, the defense took over for the first time this year. The unit was led by 2013 first-round pick Bjoern Werner, who racked up two sacks, four hurries, and a batted pass. Dwayne Allen has emerged as Andrew Luck's top red zone option and he caught his fourth touchdown pass yesterday.
CBS's Pat Kirwan has the Colts sixth, up one spot from last week:
6. Colts (7): Andrew Luck is on pace for close to 50 touchdowns and 5,000 yards. I wouldn't want to defend his offense with all the weapons. Now the Colts travel to Houston for a Thursday night game and so far Thursday night games have been blowouts.
CBS's Pete Prisco ranks the Colts ninth, up two spots from a week ago:
Andrew Luck is having an MVP-type season, but the defense is making strides too. That's the key the rest of the way.
SB Nation's Danny Kelly ranked the Colts tenth, deciding to finally join the party after ranking the team 18th last week.
For the first time since the season began, every power ranking that we've looked at has the Colts in the top ten, and that's fair. They've won three in a row including over the Ravens this past weekend. They're on the rise, and I don't think they're done rising just yet either.