Power Rankings are here once again following an exciting Week Four!
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!
London Blitz B
East Essex Sabres
Sabres drop outta the rankings having not seen action since their big Week One win over the Pumas. They’ll get a chance to bounce back into the top 10 when they face off against local rivals, the Spartans, on Sunday.
The London Blitz B’s tumble outta the rankings is a tad harder to explain as they’ve consistently hovered around the latter ranking spots, but big wins elsewhere have seen them slide out of the top 10 with just a single nomination this week.
The Dumfries Hunters remain on the very edge of an entrance into the rankings once again, missing out perhaps by as little as a single extra nomination!
Total number of teams with at least one Top 10 Ranking: 18 ( = )
10. Torbay Trojans (Down Three)
Without a game the Trojans continue to slip and slide down the rankings… but have a shot at re-climbing the ladder with their game versus the Worcestershire Black Knights on Sunday.
9. Furness Phantoms (Up One)
Phantoms continue to cling onto a rankings spot courtesy of their big win over Morecambe Bay – which looks all the more impressive following the Storm’s win on Sunday.
We still have a couple weeks to wait until we see them again.
8. South Wales Warriors (Re-Entry)
The South Wales Warriors re-enter the rankings following their impressive #50Burger win over the Jurassic Coast Raptors. Their fixture versus the Sharks looks like it’s going to be pushed back due to the Sharks’ low player numbers due to injuries, so we may not see them again until Week Nine!
7. Worcestershire Black Knights (Down One)
The Black Knights drop a spot through inactivity but odds are their ranking will see a major shift following their fixture versus Torbay on Sunday!
6. Hertfordshire Cheetahs (Re-Entry)
They’ve set the bar for offensive output so far this season with their huge 70-8 win over Hastings – we’ll see if they can keep up the pace when they get into a kitty fight with the
Bobcats Swindon Storm on Sunday.
5. Chester Romans ( = )
The Romans stay put in #5 following their bye. They travel to the Sentinels Sunday and expectations are burger or bust for Chester outfit.
4. Aberdeen Roughnecks (Down One)
Roughnecks drop a spot, but can likely climb back up with a strong performance against their biggest rivals in the NFC 2 North so far this season, the Dumfries Hunters, when the two square off on Sunday.
3. Portsmouth Dreadnoughts (Up One)
2. Staffordshire Surge ( Down One )
They’ve conceded their first point of the season, but head to a bye week to get healthy before returning in Week Six vs the Bombers once again.
1. Birmingham Bulls ( Up One )
They now head to three straight byes, so will need results to go their way to continue to hold the top spot!
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