The rankings are determined by ESPNs’ Power Panel, a group of more than 80 writers, editors and television personalities.
San Diego’s opponent this week, the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-6), are at No. 27.
As far as the rest of the AFC West, the Denver Broncos (8-2) moved up four spots to No. 3 after a road win over the Chicago Bears. The Oakland Raiders (4-6) dropped four spots to No. 18. And the Kansas City Chiefs (5-5) moved up two spots to No. 13 after the team’s fourth win in a row.
The Chargers dropped to No. 28 in our ESPN NFL Football Power Index, an analytics-based approach to ranking teams.