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Examining the AFC West power rankings

ESPN.com’s pre-training camp NFL Power Rankings were released Monday.

Here are my thoughts on how the AFC West teams fared in the rankings:

San Diego Chargers

Power ranking: 10

My power ranking range: 5-8

Why: The Chargers took a hit because of the expected holdouts by Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeill. That is understandable, but this is still a solid team heading into camp.

Denver Broncos

Power ranking: 23

My power ranking range: 22-25

Why: The Broncos have to prove they can bounce back from a 2-8 finish in 2009, so this camp ranking is fair.

Oakland Raiders

Power ranking: 24

My power ranking range: 24-26

Why: There is hope after a solid offseason that the Raiders can creep away from the bottom of the rankings.

Kansas City Chiefs

Power ranking: 27

My power ranking range: 26-28

Why: The Chiefs may be a team on the rise, but they have to prove it, so this ranking is fair in late July.