A weekly examination of the Bills' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 30 | Last Week: 23 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
There was some progress.
Despite finishing with a 6-10 record and in last place in the AFC East -- the same way they ended last season -- our ESPN.com Power Rankings contend that the Buffalo Bills are in a better place now than they were at the start of the season.
The Bills' preseason Power Ranking placed them at No. 30. Their final Power Ranking has them at No. 25. There's a good consensus among our voters, too: All six voters placed the Bills between No. 24 and No. 27.
The No. 25 mark, however, is still off the Bills' high-water mark of the season, which came in Week 9, when they were ranked No. 20. That's understandable, too. The Bills went 3-5 in the second half of the season and have plenty of questions entering next season.
We'll have to wait and see where the Bills are ranked next preseason, but for the next several months, No. 25 will be their spot.