A weekly examination of the Giants' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 12 | Last week: 23 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
Their past six games went dramatically better than their first six, but the Giants have settled into a steady groove in our Power Rankings nonetheless. They were No. 22 two weeks go after winning four in a row, No. 23 last week after losing at home to the Cowboys and now are back up to No. 22 after beating the Redskins in Washington on Sunday night. Jamison Hensley and I are the most generous rankers of the Giants, each listing them at No. 20 on our ballots, while Mike Sando has them the lowest of our six voters, at No. 24.
Without doing any polling of my fellow voters, I have to think one of the reasons the move up wasn't larger this week was that the victory came against the Redskins, who rank No. 30 in this week's poll and clearly aren't thought of as a very difficult team to beat at this point. The Giants' next three games are at the No. 16 Chargers, home against the No. 1 Seahawks and at the No. 12 Lions before they finish at home against the Redskins.
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