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Power Rankings Tuesday: Bye Week Means Little Change for Colts

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Taking a look at where others in the media rank the Colts in this week's power rankings.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

The Colts had a bye week in week ten, so the Colts players and coaches weren't doing anything besides sitting around while several other teams played.  We shouldn't expect too much movement from the Colts in the power rankings this week due to the bye week, but with that said the landscape of the NFL and the other teams could see a slight shift for the Colts.  Let's take our weekly look at the power rankings:

ESPN ranked the Colts seventh, a drop of two from last week:

Andrew Luck has seven straight games with at least 300 passing yards, more than twice as long as the next active streak (Ben Roethlisberger, three). Can he continue it against the Patriots?'s Elliot Harrison kept the Colts at number six this week:

One of the six bye teams in Week 10. Just another opportunity for everyone to kneel at the altar of Andrew Luck. You know, he just doesn't get enough credit -- especially from Jon Gruden.

CBS's Pat Kirwan ranked the Colts ninth, a drop of two spots from a week ago:

Colts (7): The Colts had a week off to rest up and get ready for the second half of the season and it starts with a home game vs. New England. This game has playoff implications and a win would give Indy the same record as the Patriots.

CBS's Pete Prisco has the Colts ninth, up one spot from last week:

They come off the bye with a huge one against the Patriots. It's Tom Brady vs. Andrew Luck. I love that matchup.

Shutdown Corner's Frank Schwab has the Colts fifth, the same as last week:

So, who covers Rob Gronkowski on Sunday?

FOX Sports has the Colts seventh, down one place from last week:

With Vontae Davis fully healthy again, the Colts combine one of the NFL's best passing offenses with a stout pass defense.

The Monday Morning Quarterback's Peter King has the Colts sixth, which is exactly the same as last week:

6. Indianapolis (6-3). Worked out well that the NFL gave the Patriots and Colts the Week 10 bye and a Week 11 meeting. Competitive fairness.

SB Nation's Danny Kelly has the Colts eighth, the same as last week.  Bleeding Green Nation's Brandon Lee Gowton ranks the Colts seventh, a drop of one from a week ago:

7) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 6) - Bye week. The Colts are, once again, clearly the best team in a bad division.

Colts in the Power Rankings
Rank Change
ESPN 7 - 2 6 0
CBS Sports (Kirwan) 9 - 2
CBS Sports (Prisco) 9 + 1
Shutdown Corner 5 0
FOX Sports 7 - 1
MMQB 6 0
SB Nation 8 0
Bleeding Green Nation 7 - 1

Ultimately, this week's edition of the power rankings looks a lot like last week's edition, and that makes perfect sense.  The Colts were on a bye week so they didn't do anything to warrant moving, so the only moving the Colts did was due to other team's performances.  The Colts are still firmly entrenched as a top-ten team and have a huge matchup with the New England Patriots this Sunday night.  It's safe to say that the Colts' won't be staying the same when the power rankings come around next week.