Boom! Browns crack top 10 in SI Power Rankings, are “team to beat in the AFC North”

Mike Pettine Cleveland Browns

Who knew all it would take is a complete dismantling of a division-leading team on the road in front of a national audience? Though coming in at No. 19 just a week ago, the 6-3 Cleveland Browns have made the top 10 in Sports Illustrated’s NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 11. On the cover

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Cleveland Browns ranked 22nd in PFT’s preseason power rankings

Johnny Manziel Air Jordan 6 Browns OTAs

I have a tendency to obsess on power rankings when they’re out of whack in a bad way. That’s why I felt it necessary to talk about ESPN ranking the Browns dead last in their power rankings from May after this year’s NFL draft. It’s not that I think the Browns should be favored to

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ESPN ranks the Browns dead last in off-season power rankings

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You can take these things with a grain of salt or you can choose to figuratively kill them with fire. The Cleveland Browns getting picked dead last in ESPN’s post-draft power rankings is ridiculous. No, it doesn’t matter, but they committed it to their website, so I felt like discussing. The reason that I find

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2013 Cleveland Indians Power Rankings

Michael Brantley

I wanted to take a few weeks and step back before I made this list. The Indians successful 92 win Wild Card season in Terry Francona’s first year at the helm. It left us all wanting more. There will obviously be changes to the roster, but the 2013 roster needs a final examination. I normally

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ESPN Power Rankings: Browns climb to No. 16

After an 0-2 start, the Cleveland Browns were sitting at No. 31 in ESPN’s power rankings. They traded RB Trent Richardson and replaced injured QB Brandon Weeden with Brian Hoyer. Three wins later the Browns have jumped to No. 16 in the network’s weekly list. The summary from the graphic associated with the Browns reads

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Browns slot 30th in Week 2 ESPN Power Rankings

It could be worse: The Cleveland Browns will enter Week 2’s contest against the Baltimore Ravens slotted 30th in ESPN’s weekly NFL Power Rankings. Down two spots from their preseason placement, only the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars are keeping the Orange and Brown from the cellar of the National Football League. ESPN cites Browns

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Grantland Power Rankings: Cleveland Browns rank fifteenth

Grantland’s Bill Simmons released half of his NFL power rankings Thursday (the AFC). The Browns came in at number fifteen. “The stakes for Cleveland’s new brain trust, as pointed out by a Cincinnati reader named Clark: “Since 1999, the Browns have more staph infection lawsuits against them (2) than playoff appearances (1).” In other words,

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Ohio State debuts at number two in ESPN’s power rankings

ESPN.com released it’s preseason power rankings with defending national champion Alabama on top, followed by Ohio State. Earlier this month, Ohio State claimed the second spot in the USA Today/AP Coaches Poll as well. Here is ESPN writer Austin Ward’s comments on the Buckeyes. “Urban Meyer has already made history with the Buckeyes, but not

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Indians ranked 28th in ESPN’s “Future” power rankings

Despite all of their off-season moves that have fan morale trending upward, a troika of ESPN reporters have given the Cleveland Indians a 29.7 out of 100 in their recent release of “future” power rankings. This score — though an improvement off of their league-worst total in 2012 — represents the third-lowest total in all of

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NBA Rookie Rankings: Anthony Davis not living up to the hype

anthony davis

With the Cavaliers having two rookies playing prominent minutes, WFNY thought it would beneficial to see how the fresh meat around the league is faring in comparison with the Cavalier rookies. Each week, we’ll have NBA rookie power rankings where we’ll rack and stack the freshman class of the NBA. The rankings will be weighted with

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Browns up to No. 22 in the PFT power rankings

Pro Football Talk says the Browns are going to “blow their chance at another top-five pick” in proclaiming that the Browns are currently the 22nd best team in the NFL. Power rankings are for entertainment purposes only, of course, but it is at least a little bit of fun for Browns fans to see their

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NBA Rookie Rankings: Lillard holds on to top spot

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With the Cavaliers having two rookies playing prominent minutes, WFNY thought it would beneficial to see how the fresh meat around the league is faring in comparison with the Cavalier rookies. Each week, we’ll have NBA rookie power rankings where we’ll rack and stack the freshman class of the NBA. The rankings will be weighted with

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Cavaliers Free Fall in Latest ESPN Power Rankings

For a while there, the Cavaliers were making believers of ESPN’s Marc Stein. Then, of course, the book ends of the starting lineup, Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao both got injured, and boy did Stein make them pay for it in his latest power rankings. He dropped the Cavaliers 8 spots from #17 to #25.

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While We’re Waiting… Paging Holmgren, Bucks/Badgers, and NBA Power Rankings

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com Second thoughts, President Holmgren? “Not sure if the new team president has recovered from watching Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme suffer severely sprained ankles,

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While We’re Waiting… NBA Power Rankings, Brian Orakpo’s Pro Day, and a Pavano Sighting

While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar. Second day in a row that we lead with Power Rankings: “1. Cavaliers (57-13) The Cavs shouldn’t be considered just title contenders

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While We’re Waiting… Wally’s Role, NBA Power Rankings and a Destination for Manny

While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar.  Wally Szczerbiak on his role with the Cavaliers: “”Wherever you need that guy to come in and plug a hole, I’ve been

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