Power Rankings | BAFA NL Adult Division Two: Week Five

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.

Hon. Mentions

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)

With a feisty come-from-behind win over their local rivals, the Sabres, the Essex Spartans make their debut in the 2018 Rankings.

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 ( = )

The Warriors stay put the number eight spot following their week off.

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)

With a couple weeks off the Dreadnoughts drop a few spots.

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)

Roughnecks drop a spot for a second week in a row, despite their win at the weekend.

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)

The Cheetahs continue to climb the rankings – they took a comfortable win over the Swindon Storm in Week Five and it’s earned them a spot in the top 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 ( = )

And the Bulls stay put in the top spot.

They’ll need results to go their way however, as we don’t see them again until Week Eight.

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Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1