Power Rankings are here once again following an exciting Week Five!
And, as noted we’re doing things differently for 2018!
We’re collating this year’s rankings via a completely new format – polling not only our own BAFA National Leagues team of correspondents but also giving all of our passionate Patreon supporters the opportunity to determine how these rankings stack up!
Each contributor submitted their own picks of who’s top dogs in each tier, and then we tallied it all up to create these amalgamated rankings!
Once again, this new format of selecting the top ten teams in each tier is proving tempestuous!
Worcestershire Black Knights
With their narrow loss at the weekend the Knights slip just outside the Top Ten. They host the Sharks in Week Eight.
The East Essex Sabres missed out oh-so-narrowly on a spot this week following their nail-biting rivalry showdown against the Spartans.
Total number of teams with at least one Top 10 Ranking: 18 ( = )
10. Essex Spartans (New Entry)
They travel to the London Blitz B on Sunday in what could be a key showdown for the two teams with playoff aspirations.
9. Torbay Trojans (Up One)
The Trojans see a modest rise in the rankings following a crucial win over the Black Knights. The second victory sets them up as postseason contenders in the West as they’re only scheduled against the Knights the once this season.
They head to the Wyverns in Week Seven.
8. South Wales Warriors ( = )
Still, they’ll need results to go their way to keep their ranking as we’ll not see the Warriors again until Week Nine.
7. Furness Phantoms (Up Two)
Despite not seeing the Phantoms since Week One with their big win over the Storm, the Phantoms continue to stay afloat in the Rankings.
They take on Morecambe Bay for a second time in Week Seven.
6. Portsmouth Dreadnoughts (Down Three)
They take on the Hastings Conquerors this weekend and a big win could well see them rise back up the ranks.
5. Aberdeen Roughnecks (Down One)
They held off a strong second-half comeback from the Hunters to remain undefeated.
They head to a brace of byes before facing the Blackhawks in Week Eight.
4. Chester Romans (Up One)
Though their win at the weekend was a walkover with Carlisle unable to take the field, the Romans rise a spot.
With luck the Sentinels will be in better shape to travel to the Romans in their next matchup in Week Seven.
3. Hertfordshire Cheetahs (Up Three)
Hertfordshire head to a bye, before coming back in Week Seven vs Bournemouth.
2. Staffordshire Surge ( = )
The Surge stay put in second place following their week off. They’ll look to put themselves into a great position for playoff contention when they face the Bombers for a second time this season on Sunday
1. Birmingham Bulls ( = )
They’ll need results to go their way however, as we don’t see them again until Week Eight.
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