Power Rankings: No. 31 Oakland Raiders

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

Rank: 31

My range: 30-32.

Comment: OK, it’s never fun to start the season with such low expectations. I get it. But the reality is this is where the Raiders belong for now. This is not to say Oakland can’t grow as the season goes along with Terrelle Pryor as the quarterback. But for now, the Raiders should be ranked this low because of their inexperience and holes at several key spots. But, again, the arrow could always point up.