Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Season 5 Power Rankings - Regular Season #1

Chuckles McGee - Cobbfather Post Gazette

Season 5 is underway, and early on Sacramento and Jackson are upholding their #1 and #2 preseason rankings, going 11-3 and 11-4 respectively thus far. But the two best starts to the season go to #3 Rochester (12-3) and #4 Vancouver (13-2). Congrats on those tremendous starts to the season. Florida rounds out the top 5. #9 St. Louis is the only other team with more than 10 wins so far, with their pitching firing on all cylinders. Also, Cheyenne was fired up by their lowly #31 preseason ranking and come out of the gates blazing at 9-6. They jump 11 spots in the rankings up to #20.

The most notable teams off to slower starts than expected are NL East rivals New York and Dover.

Here's who made the first teams on the rise and teams on the decline list of Season 5.

Teams on the rise: Rochester, Vancouver, St. Louis, Detroit, San Juan, Hartford, Cheyenne

Teams on the decline: New York (NL), Dover, Syracuse, Oakland, Boston, Honolulu, Cleveland

And now the Unveiling of the first Regular Season Power Rankings!!



Rank

Team

Record

Prev

1

Sacramento

11-3

1

2

Jackson

11-4

2

3

Rochester
12-3

8

4

Vancouver

13-210

5

Florida

8-6

3

6

New York (AL)

7-7

4

7

Tampa Bay

8-7

5

8

Atlanta

9-56

9

St. Louis

11-4

15

10

Memphis

7-7

7

11

Austin

8-6

13

12

Burlington

7-7

12

13

San Francisco

8-7

16

14

New York (NL)

6-8

9

15

Dover

6-9

11

16

Detroit

9-6

20

17

San Juan

9-6

21

18

Hartford

8-6

22

19

Syracuse

6-8

14

20

Cheyenne

9-6

31

21

Oakland

5-9

17

22

Boston

6-9

18

23

Honolulu

7-8

19

24

Buffalo

6-9

25

25

Los Angeles

6-8

28

26

Little Rock

6-9

32

27

Durham

5-10

27

28

Charleston

4-10

24

29

Wichita

4-11

26

30

Ottawa

4-10

30

31

Kansas City

3-11

29

32

Cleveland

3-11

23


Check back after game 30 for the next installment of the power rankings!

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