Power Rankings: No. 23 New York Jets

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

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

Our esteemed panel of voters took pity on the Jets, dropping them only one spot after their butt-ugly loss to the Miami Dolphins. The way they played Sunday, the Jets would've had a hard time beating the No. 32 Houston Texans in an Ed Reed Bowl. It probably would've ended in a tie, considering Reed's diminished skill and karma.

The Jets have lost three in a row, dropping faster than a bad face-lift. They peaked at No. 12 after upsetting the New Orleans Saints, but they're nose-diving back to where they started -- No. 32.