Colts Power Rankings: Indy remaining consistent ahead of huge Week 15 game

Darius Leonard #53 of the Indianapolis Colts is seen during the game against the Houston Texans. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Darius Leonard #53 of the Indianapolis Colts is seen during the game against the Houston Texans. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Returning from a bye week, the Indianapolis Colts remain in good standing in the latest round of Power Rankings.

In Week 14, the Indianapolis Colts didn’t play a game and they still had a productive week. At the conclusion of Week 13, Indy was the ninth seed in the AFC and just outside the playoff picture. Returning for Week 15, the Colts are the sixth seed and if the playoffs started today, they would be in.

This is due to some fortunate outcomes that helped Indianapolis jump three spots in playoff rankings. Now that Indy controls its destiny, it must navigate a tough schedule to separate itself in a crowded AFC playoff race.

That all starts with a huge Saturday night game against the New England Patriots. The Patriots are the top seed in the AFC and universally recognized as one of the best teams in the NFL. A win for Indianapolis against the Patriots would show that Indy belongs with the elite teams. Here’s a look at where they currently stand.

Where the Colts rank across expert Power Rankings

Since Indianapolis didn’t play in Week 14, their rankings didn’t shift much. Nothing drastic happened with the teams surrounding them, so they only experienced minimal movement across rankings. Indy enters Week 15 with an average ranking of 11, the same as last week.

ESPN dropped the Colts one spot to No. 13 but offered additional power rankings for each unit. Their experts feel Indy has the ninth-best offense, the 20th best defense, and 14th best special teams.

The official NFL site moved Indianapolis up one spot to No. 8. They feel Indy has the chance to prove they are Super Bowl contenders over the next two weeks.

CBS Sports and FanSided both left the Colts at 13, their same spot as last week, and focused on the big matchup they have on Saturday.

The Ringer gave Indianapolis a slight nudge to No. 8, improving their ranking from last week by one.

Colts’ Super Bowl odds entering Week 15

According to the odds at WynnBET, Indianapolis enters Week 15 with +3000 odds to win the Super Bowl. That ties them for the 11th-best odds in the NFL.

Indy’s Week 15 opponent, the Patriots, has the fourth-best odds in the league at +700.

A win on Saturday for the Colts would be monumental for everything imaginable, power rankings, Super Bowl odds, and Indy’s playoff hopes. Everything Indianapolis wants to accomplish is right in front of them and it all starts Saturday night.