Moving on up
The Ravens' big comeback victory in Cleveland got the attention of the people who do NFL Power Rankings for the various sports publications and Web sites. I really have no idea who most of those people are, but I still have great respect for their ability to put the 32 teams in their proper order. Take a look:
ESPN: The World Wide Leaders has the Ravens 13th, up from 14th. Not a dynamic move, though better than nothing.
CBSSports: The eyeball rates the Ravens 14th, which is up significantly from 17th.
The Sporting News: TSN has the Ravens all the way up to 11th after ranking them 17th last week.
USA Today: The win over Cleveland gained them only one rung on the ladder. Ravens inch up to 17th.
FoxSports: Ravens rank 16th after ranking as low as 29th this year.
NBCSports.com: NBC posts a collection of rankings, but all of them this week have the Ravens 13th.
Pro Football Weekly: Joe Flacco has them convinced ... to a point. Ravens rank 12th.
Schmuck's poll of polls: The average Ravens ranking on the aforementioned list of Power Rankings is 13.7, up from last week's average ranking of 16.8.