Power Rankings are here once again following an exciting Week Six!
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!
The Furness Phantoms finally slip out of the rankings following many weeks of inactivity, whereas the Spartans’ shutout loss against the London Blitz B means they managed just a single week in the #10 spot before falling from grace.
The Bournemouth Bobcats came close to earning their first ranking spot following their strong Week Six win over the Swindon Storm.
Total number of teams with at least one Top 10 Ranking: 18 ( = )
10. Ipswich Cardinals (New Entry)
The Cardinals stay undefeated on the year so far in an absolute banger of a battle against the East Essex Sabres. Despite trailing for much of the fixture, the Cardinals took the shootout showdown 54-48 for their second narrow win of the year so far – already surpassing their 2017 win total and earning their first appearance in the Power Rankings in quite some time!
9. Torbay Trojans ( = )
The Trojans stay put in the #9 spot. They travel to the Somerset Wyverns in Week Seven.
8. South Wales Warriors ( = )
They’ll need results to go their way to keep their ranking as we’ll not see the Warriors again until Week Nine.
7. London Blitz B (Re-Entry)
The Blitz B re-enter the top ten with a tasty shutout victory over the Spartans.
We’ll see them again in another Blitz-hosted double-header taking on their conference Power Rankings partner, the Cardinals, in Week Seven.
6. Aberdeen Roughnecks (Down One)
They return in Week Eight against Clyde Valley.
Then things get interesting as we actually had a three-way tie for points for fifth, fourth and third!
3. Hertfordshire Cheetahs ( = )
They take on the Bobcats in Week Nine.
3. Chester Romans ( Up One )
Chester climb a spot, sort of, as they tie the overall total of two other teams for third place.
They’ll return to action in Week Seven against a hopefully recovered Carlisle Sentinels.
3. Staffordshire Surge (Down One)
Despite a strong start to their year and a current table-topping 4-0 record, the Surge’s last couple of wins have been by more narrow margins than the team likely would’ve liked!
They remain a top three team, but they’re forced to share their podium spot!
Week see them again in Week Seven hosting the Crewe Railroaders
2. Portsmouth Dreadnoughts (Up Four)
They set sail again in Week Eight, hosting the Swindon Storm.
1. Birmingham Bulls ( = )
They’ll return from a month off against the Bombers in Week Eight… Will they still be top of the rankings by the time they next take the field?
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