Sunday, September 7, 2014

Season 24 Final Regular Season Power Rankings

As the playoffs get under way, it's time to take a look at the final regular season power rankings.  Atlanta was a clear and dominant #1 all season.  Behind them is a glut of teams that could have been ranked a number of ways, as they were all very close.  It will be interesting to see how the playoffs go, if anyone can dethrone Atlanta and who will emerge in a very tight NL picture.  Good luck to all in the playoffs, here are the complete final rankings!


Team  W L PREV    Comments
1 Atlanta  115 47 1 Simply dominant, one of the best season in world history
2 Boston  97 65 4 Playing well, and actually finished with the top offense
3 Pittsburgh  97 65 5 Tremendous second half of the season, looking real good
4 Houston 98 64 2 Mediocre down the stretch, but still a high quality squad
5 Salt Lake City 101 61 3 Excellent season for sure with the NL's best record
6 Buffalo  96 66 8 Great stretch run, but offense is a bit of a question mark
7 Pawtucket 91 71 10 Made a run to claim division title, and could make waves
8 Arizona 89 73 9 Solid team by the numbers, great offense for this team
9 Colorado Springs 82 80 18 Huge run down the stretch earned them the division title
10 Los Angeles 88 74 7 Improved during the 2nd half, could be a threat in the NL
11 Charlotte  86 76 21 Major run the last 40 to get division title, hot right now
12 Jacksonville 82 80 19 Well balanced team but couldn't grab a playoff spot 
13 Cincinnati 88 74 6 Struggled down the stretch, but they're in as a wildcard
14 St. Louis 79 83 16 Very good, but may need a little more offense to contend
15 San Juan 84 78 12 Getting there, but pitching is not yet playoff caliber 
16 New York  87 75 14 Just missed the playoffs, but a nice record this season 
17 Austin  82 80 20 Middle of the road by the numbers, seem on the cusp 
18 Tampa Bay  77 85 11 Down season, good numbers, so a bit of tough luck here
19 Salem 80 82 17 Good 2nd half shows they look to be on the rise
20 Dover 77 85 15 Poor stretch run expected, as they look to be in rebuild
21 Las Vegas 76 86 25 Solid pitching, but offense was lacking this season 
22 Texas 75 87 24 Offense wasn't there, but the pitching was pretty good
23 Seattle  74 88 29 Nice stretch run shows they may be putting it together
24 Trenton 77 85 22 Fell off down the stretch, as pitching was an issue
25 Ottawa 75 87 13 It really all came apart the last 40, as pitching got rocked
26 Florida 73 89 28 Over .500 the last 40, so they have some promise here
27 Durham  74 88 23 Pitching rough down the stretch, and in a tough division
28 Louisville 62 100 27 They're ptiching staff got rocked pretty hard this season
29 Syracuse  64 98 26 Pitching isn't quite there yet, so they struggled some
30 Albuquerque 62 100 31 They're pitching hasn't adjusted to this park yet it seems
31 San Francisco 54 108 32 Down season as pitching was a major issue again
32 Philadelphia 50 112 30 Bad luck down the stretch, could improve next season

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