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Power Ranking Tuesday: Colts are Dropping in the Rankings

In our weekly look at the power rankings, the Colts have seen a drop in the rankings this week as they have started 0-2.

Andy Lyons

It's that time of week again, as on Tuesday power rankings are released.  After a second consecutive loss in week two for the Colts to drop to 0-2 on the season, they've also seen a drop in their power ranking standings, which is understandable.

SB Nation ranked them 17th this week, down from number 8 a week ago.  Again, that 0-2 mark just doesn't look good.  They're actually the second highest ranked 0-2 team, coming in just behind the also 0-2 Saints, who are ranked 16th.  The other teams that are winless are ranked 24th, 29th, 30th, 31st, and 32nd.

Indy squandered a big lead to the Eagles in the second half on Monday Night Football, and fall to 0-2 on the year. The offensive line has been decimated by injuries and the loss of Robert Mathis for the year hurts. Can the Colts bounce back?

Pro Football Talk also had the Colts 8th a week ago, but this week they dropped Indy to number 15 overall.

15. Indianapolis Colts (No. 8; 0-2):  The AFC South is the Colts' division to lose.  And they are.

CBS's Pete Prisco actually raised the Colts three spots in his power rankings (umm, what?) from 16th to 13th this week, saying:

At 0-2, they are in a hole to start the season. The good news is they have Jacksonville this week.

CBS's Pat Kirwan ranked the Colts 12th in his power rankings:

12. Indianapolis Colts: The Colts are the reason we have a Power Rankings, otherwise we would rank the teams by their record and be done with it. Indianapolis is 0-2 but they are better than some 2-0 teams.

I think what all of these power rankings are getting at is the same thing: that despite being 0-2, the Colts should be fine.  They'll still win some games.  But they've certainly had some issues and the 0-2 record doesn't look good.