We’re in week 2, I got sick week 1, so no power rankings, and they were gonna be hot, so here we are.
And the index removed its power ranking, so I guess they bow to me now, weird.
Power rankings indicate that if two teams face off with all things neutral, the higher team should win, does that happen? It’s why we play the game.
1. Yellowknife Wraiths (2-0) Δ +1
Let’s be clear, Yellowknife hasn’t been just killing the competition, they’re blowing them out of the water. Eric Kennedy is a top flight WR. He leads the league in yards and receptions. He has the second highest number of touchdowns, and as a result of being an RB, he is giving defenses fits. Put in a road win at Philly and you see a team that is going to be hard to beat.
2. Philadelphia Liberty (1-1) Δ +1
Here’s where I get bold, and prepare yourself for this hot take, the Liberty will miss the playoffs this year. I love the Wide Receiver combination of Garden and North and I think that if Rove continues playing as he has so far, he will beat the Mike Boss record. But that’s a tall order, and when your first game is with the Legion and the second is a much needed home win, the Liberty could lose out on a tiebreaker. But that said, the team still has to grow into it’s defense which right now is good at tackles for losses but cannot get the pressure it needs.
3. Orange County Otters(1-1) Δ-2
5 interceptions and a win. Had it been any team but the Yeti and the league favorites would be looking at 0-2. That said, the defense held strong and Mike Boss’s negative touchdown to turnover ratio will likely disintegrate over time, but what a rough start for the Otters. Pro-Bowler Jordan Yates is so far the worst featured back in the league, which makes you think that Orange County is where running backs go to die.
4. San Jose SaberCats (1-1)
Chris Orosz is having a quietly weird season. He leads the league in completion percentage and second in passer rating, and yet sits with some of the lowest yards in the league. The loss while hosting Arizona was not what the team needed, but the San Jose Sabercats find themselves in uncharted territory, usually they start off strong and finish with not enough momentum, this time they’re starting off weak.
5. Arizona Outlaws Δ+2
Ok Arizona fans, you want to know what will make me buy that this team is more than a shell of itself? Win tonight. Beating the Sabercats is well and good, but being 2-0 and one team is a home game against the Yeti is what we call soft scheduling. Anyways, Arizona has been playing decently, but Reg Mackworthy the team is also in uncharted territory, hoping Bronko will carry them. I’m not sure it’s possible. Mike Boss had to league the league in Touchdowns, Completion %, Yards and Passer rating for it to work, and that’s a tall order.
6. Baltimore Hawks (1-1) Δ-1
Someone has to be treading water, and it’s the Hawks. Blocksdale has passed for the most yards thus far, and is sitting with a sub 60% completion rate. The Hawks do have a positive point differential and Taylor is second in rushing yard. But that’s kinda the problem, the offense is ticking and the defense really isn’t able to shore up what they need to.
7. Las Vegas Legion(0-2) Δ+1
Here’s something crazy, The NSFL rushing leader is Ardie Savea. He doesn’t have the advantage of playing against the Legion either. The one concern here is that Savea is suffering from Farlane Syndrome, high volume mixed results, but we shall see what happens. The Legion also have been benefiting from Noble not losing them games like Berc. But really, the team is still not where it needs to be to compete. Wallace Stone is having a quietly great season so far though.
8. Colorado Yeti (0-2) Δ-2
Back to the cellar they go. And they earned it. You have one of the best rushers in the game, Boss Tweed, and you manage to get five turnovers, that should be a win, not a loss.GRADED