In SB Nation's Week 10 NFL Power Rankings, Joel Thorman dropped the Cleveland Browns down to No. 30 overall following their 25-15 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Had the Browns won, I wouldn't have been surprised to see them jump up to something like No. 24 overall. Here's what Joel said about the Browns this week:
30. Cleveland Browns (LW: 29, 2-7): The Browns have only lost three games this year by more than one score. Staying competitive is the goal this year, actually winning games is the goal next year.
Here is how the rest of the AFC North fared in the rankings:
Pittsburgh: No. 5 (up from No. 10)
Baltimore: No. 10 (down from No. 8)
Cincinnati: No. 21 (down from No. 18)
Cleveland: No. 30 (down from No. 29)
I believe Pittsburgh is ahead of Baltimore for the first time this season. I had been heavily against the Steelers after their 2-3 start to the season, including losses to the Raiders and the Titans. To their credit, they've made some adjustments and picked up impressive wins in back-to-back weeks against the Redskins and the Giants. The Ravens were dropped two spots after a lackluster game against Cleveland. It's funny to see them (rightfully) at No. 10, despite having the AFC's second best record. The Bengals continue their slow drop in the rankings.