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Old 11-02-2004   #1
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Angry ESPN Power Rankings

They have us at #14, up one spot. The Jags are still ahead of us at #9.

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Old 11-02-2004   #2
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The remedy for that is to beat Denver and then Indy. Two teams we've beaten are ranked ahead of us so obviously (at least in terms of the ESPN Power Rankings) we have more to prove. I can accept that.
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It's alright.....they have 1/2 a win more than us. Savoring this win is good enough for now!!
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You know that really sucks. When they beat the colts who were in first place they jumped up immediately. As usual, the Texans never gets much credit because they still don't think we're for real. Maybe after the broncos game we might start getting some recognization.
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I would like us to stay lower so that we surprise more people. The players know these power rankings are pointless anyway.
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There are 2 sets of rankings that count in the NFL. Playoff seeding & draft order. That's it.

Now if you still care about a ranking "system" that 5 ESPN writers came up with in the lunch room, think back about 6 weeks ago when they ranked the Texans at #30. I bet you're pretty happy with that #14 spot in comparison.
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Rankings, Schmankings. At least the BCS is not in the NFL screwing things up.
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They don't consider us for real. They consider us "pushing".

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I don't Espn Likes us to much. they didn't show alot of our highlights on NFL Primetime. We win our biggest game of year and they still don't give us credit so screw em.Carr-Johnson-Defence=Playoffs. Add a running back and look out.
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According to the CBS Sportsline Power Rankings we are #12...the Jags are #8 though...

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Was beating Jacksonville the biggest victory in Texans' history? You bet. They are over .500 for the first time ever this late in the season
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the biggest victory in Texans history to me was the Cowboys game. Until we get to the playoffs, or a game that decides the playoff's then we aren't going to have an 'biggest victory' game, IMHO.

As for the rankings, who cares what a bunch of sports analysts, that are batting about as good as weathermen when it comes to predictions, thinks?

Hope we stay in the 'experts' middle to low rankings. Nothing like flying under the radar and surprising a few teams when we take them down.
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It's true, the Power Rankings (ESPN's or for that matter anyone elses) mean nothing. It's just a Teusday thing for me. This time of year I live for Texans news and comments so my own schedule goes something like this...

Sunday: Texans play football, all is good with the world. When they win I'm happy the rest of the day, when they lose I'm grumpy the rest of the day.

Monday: I get to read about the Texans in the Chronicle. It's the only day I go out and buy a newspaper. The rest of the week I read what's online. MNF is of interest to me slightly unless it's a game featuring an AFC South team or someone we're about to play the next week.

Teusday: Power Rankings come out. They don't mean anything but it's Teusday so there's just not much going on.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: I look around and try to find something about the Texans in all the usual places. By Friday it seems like there's nothing new to read and I'm getting pretty desperate for Texans football again.

Saturday: The longest day of the week because tomorrow is football day.

Then it's back to Sunday and we start it all over again. Bye weeks are hell though.
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Originally Posted by Hervoyel
It's true, the Power Rankings (ESPN's or for that matter anyone elses) mean nothing. It's just a Teusday thing for me. This time of year I live for Texans news and comments so my own schedule goes something like this...

Sunday: Texans play football, all is good with the world. When they win I'm happy the rest of the day, when they lose I'm grumpy the rest of the day.

Monday: I get to read about the Texans in the Chronicle. It's the only day I go out and buy a newspaper. The rest of the week I read what's online. MNF is of interest to me slightly unless it's a game featuring an AFC South team or someone we're about to play the next week.

Teusday: Power Rankings come out. They don't mean anything but it's Teusday so there's just not much going on.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: I look around and try to find something about the Texans in all the usual places. By Friday it seems like there's nothing new to read and I'm getting pretty desperate for Texans football again.

Saturday: The longest day of the week because tomorrow is football day.

Then it's back to Sunday and we start it all over again. Bye weeks are hell though.
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Look beating one "top 10" team will not elevate us in the elite teams catagory. I know it was a big win all but we have to prove to the league that we can do it consistently. We have to go out there and beat Denver, then beat Indy. If we go out there and flop this week in Denver then the win against the Jags will not mean anything, we'll be back at .500. I for one don't mind the media "disrespecting" us, it should provide for more motivation for us. We are still the underdog and we have to fight it out every game.
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Of coarse they are meaningless....but it's something fun to look forward to during the week.

I thought we would crack the top 10. We'll see where Dr. Z has us tomorrow. He usually has wild wacky swings in his poll.
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Its about where I thought it would be, because I eluded to the fact that ESPN basically uses the record of the ball club to rank the team. There were ten teams ahead of us record wise and we were in a group of 5 or 6 others. So it makes sense where they ranked us. Very seldom does a team get ranked ahead of their record. We will have two win two or three more games to separate us from the pack. That's just the way it is. They don't seem to put much stock in how hot a team is or who they are beating.
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Ive seen the Chiefs with a crappy record being put ahead of their record because of how well they are playing. So its not always the record.
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For the most part it is though and we don't have the respect that would change that. I think we are better than we are ranked, but it won't show unless we continue to win. Then they will have no choice, but to rank us higher. I think even if we win the SB they will still say someone is ranked higher than we are. It would be classed as just one of those fluky wins.
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Originally Posted by Hervoyel
It's true, the Power Rankings (ESPN's or for that matter anyone elses) mean nothing. It's just a Teusday thing for me. This time of year I live for Texans news and comments so my own schedule goes something like this...

Sunday: Texans play football, all is good with the world. When they win I'm happy the rest of the day, when they lose I'm grumpy the rest of the day.

Monday: I get to read about the Texans in the Chronicle. It's the only day I go out and buy a newspaper. The rest of the week I read what's online. MNF is of interest to me slightly unless it's a game featuring an AFC South team or someone we're about to play the next week.

Teusday: Power Rankings come out. They don't mean anything but it's Teusday so there's just not much going on.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: I look around and try to find something about the Texans in all the usual places. By Friday it seems like there's nothing new to read and I'm getting pretty desperate for Texans football again.

Saturday: The longest day of the week because tomorrow is football day.

Then it's back to Sunday and we start it all over again. Bye weeks are hell though.
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I think it's pretty fair. We started out 0-2 and have to pay a price for that. That price is only being 1 game over .500 after this great 4-of-5 stretch. We're moving up, and will move up again with a road win this weekend.

What should NOT happen is a huge drop-off if we lose in Denver. They should be the heavy favorites in this game, playing at home after dropping 2 straight and being a media darling this season.
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