Powerrankings

September 07, 2007

Where the Ravens fall in the latest power rankings:

ESPN.com

No. 5: Besides having younger legs at RB (Willis McGahee), the Ravens have loads of experience. But the flip side of being a veteran team is being an injury-prone one. Which way that pendulum swings might determine their fate.

CBSSports.com

No. 6: We know the defense will be good, and McGahee will help the offense, but how much does Steve McNair have left?

Foxsports.com

No. 5: Interesting offseason for Baltimore. Coming off a magical 13-3 season in which they won the AFC North, the Ravens lost key contributors Jamal Lewis, Tony Pashos, Adalius Thomas and Ovie Mughelli in free agency. But they responded by bringing in Willis McGahee -- one of the premier running backs in the league -- and had a strong draft. They're still the class of the AFC North.

Sporting News

No. 5: Losing Adalius Thomas won't cause the league's No. 1 defense to collapse as long as Rex Ryan is coaching it. Running back Willis McGahee will bring the versatility Jamal Lewis couldn't provide.

Profootball talk.com

No. 5: With a still-stifling defense and an improving offense, the Ravens could win fewer games during the regular season, but have better luck in the playoffs.

ColdHardFootball Facts.com

No. 5: They've still got the defense, now they have the RB (Willis McGahee). Home field in the playoffs will be theirs.

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