Monday, June 6, 2016

Season 31 Preseason Power Rankings

With Spring Training wrapping up, it's time to unveil Season 31's Preseason Power Rankings!  We start with a familiar team at the top, for the 7th straight edition of the rankings it's Texas!  Last season's regular season powerhouse brings back a fantastic roster yet again.  Coming in at #2 is Atlanta.  Last season's AL pennant winners look tough again, particularly their lineup.  Rounding out the top 5 are Cheyenne, Montgomery, and Salem.

So yes, the same teams from last season's final top 5 are in the preseason top 5.  Will anyone be able to unseat them?  It will be interesting to see!  I'm sure the remainder of the rankings will provide some bulletin board material as inspiration to prove the rankings wrong, I wish you the best of luck in doing so!  Among the biggest snubs I see is my formula has defending champ Monterrey at #15 and 98-win Pawtucket at #18.  It's not a perfect science, so we could certainly be wrong.   Good luck to everyone in Season 31!  Here are the complete rankings!

Starting Relief
Season 30 Pitching Pitching Hitting Fielding 
Team  W L Rank Rank Rank Rank
1 Texas 127 35 1 1 5 5
2 Atlanta  100 62 4 10 1 19
3 Cheyenne 101 61 8 27 2 3
4 Montgomery 110 52 16 3 3 5
5 Salem 96 66 2 8 7 15
6 Florida 89 73 5 7 4 10
7 Salt Lake City 80 82 9 2 13 2
8 Vancouver 73 89 11 14 6 13
9 New York (AL) 80 82 12 4 15 5
10 Montreal 69 93 6 5 15 27
11 New York (NL) 88 74 3 30 10 22
12 Chicago 77 85 7 26 11 31
13 Las Vegas 84 78 15 15 17 10
14 Buffalo  84 78 18 11 12 22
15 Monterrey 89 73 23 23 8 19
16 Milwaukee 68 94 24 12 14 10
17 St. Louis 80 82 17 13 19 15
18 Pawtucket 98 64 10 17 27 5
19 Boston  69 93 27 16 9 30
20 Los Angeles 79 83 21 9 23 22
21 Cleveland 86 76 14 19 28 3
22 Colorado Springs 81 81 30 6 22 1
23 San Francisco 75 87 19 18 26 27
24 Charlotte  52 110 20 29 24 25
25 Trenton 65 97 28 22 21 27
26 Dover 72 90 25 20 25 19
27 Louisville 83 79 29 28 20 9
28 Seattle  72 90 31 31 18 15
29 Houston 54 108 22 25 30 25
30 Iowa City 70 92 26 32 29 15
31 Charleston 70 92 13 24 31 13
32 Detroit 71 91 32 21 32 32

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