Power Rankings: No. 7 Indianapolis Colts

A weekly examination of the Colts’ ESPN.com Power Ranking:

Preseason: 10 | Last week: 2 | ESPN.com Ranking since 2002

Indianapolis was fortunate to drop only five spots in this week’s Power Rankings after its 38-8 home loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. The Colts haven’t lost by that many points at home since San Diego beat them 31-0 in Week 13 of the 1993 season. The Colts have a chance to move a step closer to winning their first AFC South title since 2010 -- and move back up in next week's Power Rankings -- when they play at Tennessee on Thursday. The Colts have yet to lose back-to-back games with Andrew Luck at quarterback. The Titans are coming off a home loss to the winless Jacksonville Jaguars. The Colts would be the No. 4 seed in the AFC playoffs based on the rankings.

Here’s a breakdown of how the voting went this week:

Ashley Fox: 7

Mike Sando: 7

Kevin Seifert: 6

John Clayton: 6

Dan Graziano: 8

Jamison Hensley: 7