Power Rankings: No. 22 New York Jets

A weekly examination of the Jets' ESPN.com Power Ranking:

Preseason: 32 | Last Week: 22 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002

Coach Rex Ryan said the Jets are an "ascending" team. Not in our Power Rankings, they're not.

Despite a fairly dominating win over the Cleveland Browns, the Jets (7-8) remained in the No. 22 spot. Evidently, the ESPN.com panel of voters is tough to please, but as we noted last week, the Jets appear to have settled into the low-20s range. All things considered, that's not bad based on their Week 1 ranking of 32nd.

If Jets owner Woody Johnson reads our Power Rankings, how could he not be impressed with Ryan's job performance?