A weekly examination of the Jets' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 32 | Last Week: 16 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
Hey, Calvin Pace, how do you like your ranking now?
The veteran linebacker hasn't stopped chirping about the infamous Week 1 poll (you know, the one in which the Jets were ranked No. 32), but he can't complain about the current ranking. With their upset of the New Orleans Saints, the Jets moved up two spots to No. 14, their season high.
The Jets are sixth in the AFC, which makes sense. If the playoffs started now, the Jets would be the No. 6 seed. The most interesting wrinkle in the new rankings is that, of their seven remaining opponents, only one is ranked ahead of them -- the Carolina Panthers at No. 12. If the Jets don't make the playoffs, they can't blame a tough schedule.