Friday, May 10, 2013

Season 19 Final Regular Season Power Rankings

Leon Jackson - Senior Writer - Cobbfather Post Gazette

The regular season is in the books for Season 19, and it's time to look at where teams stand in the rankings heading into the playoffs.  Yet again, there is a new #1, as one team stood clearly above the rest after a tremendous last quarter of the season.  Buffalo is the fifth different #1 team this season, as they dominated the stretch run going 31-10.  They move up from #2 to claim the top spot.  The league's only other 100 win team, Pittsburgh comes in at #2.  Heading into the playoffs, it seems it's still anyone's for the taking, as the top teams have all been bunched up, with five different number 1's.  It's going to be an exciting post-season for sure!  Here are the final rankings for Season 19.


Team  W L PREV Comments
1 Buffalo  105 57 2 Established as league's top team with great stretch run
2 Pittsburgh  102 60 5 Also had a great stretch run, pitching looking good
3 Dover 96 66 8 Played great all around the last quarter to get a wild card
4 Vancouver  94 68 3 Pitching stepped it up down the stretch
5 Little Rock 92 70 4 #3 NL seed, numbers say they are even better
6 Boston  93 69 14 Great stretch run thanks to greatly improved pitching
7 Durham  93 69 12 Also great stretch run, could be a factor in the AL playoffs
8 El Paso  87 75 10 Played well enough to earn the 2nd NL wild card
9 Kansas City  96 66 6 Average down the stretch, but earned #1 AL seed
10 Tampa Bay  88 74 1 No Haselman in the playoffs?  Offense slowed at the end
11 Detroit  85 77 13 Solid all year, it's a shame they won't be in the playoffs
12 Colorado Springs 91 71 7 Under .500 the last quarter, but #6 seed in the AL
13 Burlington  84 78 17 Nice season all around, just missed playoffs
14 Los Angeles 85 77 16 If the offense improves next season, look out
15 Cleveland  87 75 18 Pitching hurts their ranking, but did win the division
16 Minnesota  86 76 11 Good season to build on here
17 Boise 87 75 9 They were awful the last 41, but managed to win division
18 Austin  78 84 19 Offense never got it together
19 St. Louis 75 87 24 Over .500 down the stretch is a good sign
20 Omaha  78 84 23 Offense needs some help, but pitching is solid
21 Syracuse  75 87 15 Rough stretch run due to lack of offense
22 Arizona  74 88 21 Offense is there, but could use some better pitching
23 Atlanta  69 93 25 Still in rebuilding mode, should improve soon
24 New York (NL) 74 88 22 Average across the board, needs a few tweaks. 
25 Charlotte  72 90 28 Played decent down the stretch, over .500
26 Seattle  68 94 31 Great finish after an awful first three quarters
27 New York (AL) 73 89 20 Pitching got lit up towards the end
28 Honolulu  75 87 26 Poor stretch run, the pitching stats weren't good
29 Florida  67 95 30 Did finish over .500 the last quarter, a good sign
30 Texas 65 97 27 Forgettable last 41 games, looking towards next season
31 Washington  50 112 32 Bad down the stretch, needs some help in the field 
32 Colorado  48 114 29 Major help needed with the pitching staff

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