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MLL Power Rankings

By MLL Insider |  8/12/13 2:50 PM

MLL Power Rankings


 

During the 2013 MLL season, Major League Lacrosse will be using a power ranking system to show fans how their favorite team stacks up against the competition. A teams' power ranking is based on cumulative season statistics, as well as voting conducted by MLL.com's contributing writers. After raw scores from the two are combined, teams will then be rated on a scale of 1-100. That final number will represent a team's power ranking for that week.

Ranking

Team

Last Week

Power Ranking

Comments

1

Denver Outlaws

1

96

The Denver Outlaws made MLL history and finished this season with a perfect 14-0 record and show no signs of slowing down any time soon. The Outlaws with their electric offense combined with goalie Jessie Schwartzman leading a powerful defensive squad, have proven themselves a force to be reckoned with time and time again this season.

Hannah McCaffrey | MLL Staff Writer

2

Chesapeake Bayhawks

3

67

The Bayhawks finished the regular season on a high note, winning five out of their last six matchups. Rubeor and Westervelt offered a huge boost to the Chesapeake offense this past weekend. Through clinching the two seed ranking in a much needed win over the Hounds, Chesapeake reminded everyone that they are willing to fight hard to defend their MLL Championship title.

Hannah McCaffrey | MLL Staff Writer

3

Hamilton Nationals

2

60

The Hamilton Nationals are undoubtedly still a powerful team, but after a tough 18-12 loss to Denver, it's certainly reason for concern as they head to the post-season. Hamilton's Kevin Crowley finishes the regular season with 55 points, tied with Chris Bocklet to lead the League. Many of those points would not be possible, without the help of Joe Walters. These two players understand the importance of passing the ball, finding holes, and ultimately they are quick to grab the assist. Against any team, the pairing of Walters and Crowley can be fatal, with a fast paced game that constantly keeps opposing teams guessing.

Kelsey Doherty | MLL Staff Writer

4

Charlotte Hounds

4

50

Now, heading into the playoffs, the Hounds have proven themselves. They're the fourth best team in MLL and they're out to showcase their underestimated talent. With rookies like Mason Poli and Mike Sawyer taking on major roles with the team this season, they still have plenty of fight in them and are in spectacular form coming off their college seasons. Veteran Matt Danowski, who finished the regular season with six two-point goals, second best in the league, and 45 points on the season, has also been a force to be reckoned with.

Kelsey Doherty | MLL Staff Writer

5

Rochester Ratlers

6

47

The Rattlers ended their season on a bright note, putting together their best offensive output by far. Finally offense, finally!

Jackie Loson | MLL Staff Writer

6

Boston Cannons

4

42

Boston allowed the Rochester Rattlers, previously sixth place in League scoring, to put up 23 points. 23 is the second highest point margin allowed this season, second only to the potent Denver Outlaws[24]. The Rattlers entered the contest averaging just over 10 goals a game. Boston will look to re-group for next season, specifically on the defensive end.

Jackie Loson | MLL Staff Writer

7

New York Lizards

7

40

The Lizards ended the season on a high note, topping the Machine 14-11. With rookie Rob Pannell leading the offense, this team has nowhere to go but up. Despite winning an essentially meaningless game, New York fans should be optimistic with the future of the organization; they have arguably the best young player in the game, and they should have the number two overall pick in the next draft, so the team can only get better.

Sam Gest | MLL Staff Writer

8

Ohio Machine

8

23

The Machine lost their last game of the season, and matched their total of 12 losses from last year. Despite seeing no progress in in the win column, Ohio looks like it could be a dangerous team going forward. They have young stars on the offensive end who will only get better with time, and if they can solidify the defense and settle on an every-game goalie, they could be a dangerous team in the coming years.

Sam Gest | MLL Staff Writer



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