Monday, September 14, 2009

Season 6 Power Rankings - Regular Season #3

Chuckles McGee - Cobbfather Post Gazette

It's Chuckles back with another edition of the Power Rankings! To start off, I'd like to announce a slight format change - the Power Rankings will now come out every Monday morning, as opposed to every 15 games.

Now, on to the rankings, and at the top it's Rochester, who looks to be prepping for a season long stay at the top spot, as they seem to be the undisputed top team in the league right now. Going 15-3 since the last rankings, Rochester stands at an impressive 38-9 record. Memphis put together a nice run of it's own going 13-4 since the last rankings to claim the #2 spot, vaulting up 4 spots in the rankings. Vancouver, Atlanta, and Boston round out the top 5, all who have been playing about .500 ball since the last edition of the rankings.

Outside the top 5, Tampa Bay rebounded from a slow start, Honolulu continued to play solid to hold on to the NL West lead, and Cincinnati continued to play well. Chicago, Charleston and Kansas City all kicked it up a notch as well, each winning 10 games since the last edition, and each making significant gains in the rankings.

On the downside, sorry to rub salt in the wounds of our biggest droppers, but perennial playoff contenders Sacramento and New York (NL) have been just plain bad this season. We think each can rebound, but for now, Sacramento drops 13 spots, and New York drops 12.

Here's the five best and five worst since the last rankings:

Five Best:
#1 Rochester (15-3)
#2 Memphis (13-4)
#9 Honolulu, #10 Tampa Bay, #12 Cincinnati (11-6)
#11 New York (AL) (11-7)

Five Worst:
#29 Wichita (2-14)
#30 Ottawa (4-13)
#24 Sacramento (5-13)
#25 New York (NL), #26 Oakland, #32 Durham (6-11)

And now the Unveiling of the third edition of the Regular Season Power Rankings!!



Rank

Team

Record

Prev

1

Rochester

38-9

1

2

Memphis

31-15

6

3

Vancouver
31-15

2

4

Atlanta

29-173

5

Boston

28-19

4

6

Florida

27-20

5

7

Burlington

26-20

7

8

Jackson

26-218

9

Honolulu

26-20

9

10

Tampa Bay

24-22

10

11

New York (AL)

25-22

12

12

Cincinnati

27-19

16

13

Buffalo

25-22

14

14

Syracuse

25-22

15

15

San Juan

23-23

18

16

Detroit

23-23

20

17

San Francisco

22-24

17

18

Dover

21-26

21

19

Austin

20-26

22

20

Little Rock

22-25

23

21

Chicago

21-25

26

22

Charleston

21-26

28

23

Kansas City

21-26

29

24

Sacramento

19-28

11

25

New York (NL)

19-27

13

26

Oakland

21-26

24

27

Cheyenne

18-28

31

28

Los Angeles

19-28

32

29

Wichita
17-29

19

30

Ottawa

17-29

25

31

Boise

16-31

27

32

Durham

16-31

30


Check back next week for the next installment of the power rankings!

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