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chat_bubble 2022 WMSPL Power Rankings - Week 12

With only a couple weeks left before the kiddos go back to school, and just a couple more before the end of the WMSPL regular season, the standings are beginning to show the divide between the top and bottom teams, and how that split will affect next season's division alignment. What should not be assumed from this list, however, is how the playoff tournament will go: Every single year, it seems that a team (*cough* HANET *cough*) or two who had been waffling all season shows up to tear through everyone else over that weekend.

#1. A'S
(18-3-1 Overall; 1st in President's Division)
(Rank last week: 3)

The A's remain, as they have for most of the season, in top spot in the President's division, a solid game and a half up on Storm with 10 games to go. On a per game basis, they also have the league's highest run differential. They appear on a solid path towards their second straight President's division championship.

(16-6-1 Overall; 1st in Vice President's Division)
(Rank last week: 4)

Winners of three straight, Triple Play has established themselves as the class of the VP division. Owners of the only winning record in the division, they're well on their way to cashing the $300 VP Division Championship cheque, as they're 6.5 games up on next place Isotopes with only 9 to play.

(12-9-1 Overall; 5th in President's Division)
(Rank last week: 7)

Coming out of nowhere, Broadway has won four in a row and is poised to climb up the President's division standings if they can keep it going. They're only a game and a half out of 3rd place in the division and a Friday bye in the playoff tournament.

(15-9 Overall; 3rd in President's Division)
(Rank last week: 6)

Late inning rallies have boosted the Falcons' win totals lately. They've won two straight, and it would be 5 straight if they'd been able to finish the come back against Storm on the weekend. The Falcons hold a one game lead on the Crew for the #4 seed in the playoffs with only 8 games left. Will they be able to hold on?

(18-6 Overall; 2nd in President's Division)
(Rank last week: 2)

After holding off the Falcons to win the early game of their weekend doubleheader, Storm has dropped two in a row by a TOTAL of 4 runs. So no need to jump into the life boats just yet. Storm is only 1.5 games behind the A's for the division lead with 8 to play so anything can happen.

(12-8 Overall; 4th in President's Division)
(Rank last week: 5)

The Crew dropped both ends of their weekend doubleheader, the late game in a rather heartbreaking fashion, allowing 19 runs in the last two innings to the Falcons. Was it because they didn't have the tunes going on Sunday? Discuss.

(10-13-1; 2nd in Vice President's Division)
(Rank last week: 9)

The Isotopes move up two spots in the rankings, perhaps thanks to some missing scores on the league website. As of press time, they held a half-game lead over the Buellers for 2nd in the VP division, but that could change if the rep gets a few free minutes with a computer and decides to use that time less enjoyably than certain other alternatives.

(7-15-1 Overall; Tied for 4th in Vice President's Division)
(Rank last week: 12)

Despite being 2-4 in their last 6 games, Surge takes the #8 spot over Coulas because Coulas is 1-5 in their last 6.

(7-15-1 Overall; Tied for 4th in Vice President's Division)
(Rank last week: 10)

Coulas holds a spot above the Buellers because they've only lost 1 straight.

(8-12-1 Overall; 3rd in Vice President's Division)
(Rank last week: 8)

The Buellers drop two spots after losing 4 in a row, and sit only a half-game behind the Isotopes for 2nd place in the VP division with 11 games to go.

(6-14 Overall; 6th in President's Division)
(Rank last week: 11)

Are you worried about Hanet? Don't be, because I doubt Hanet's worried about Hanet. Their .300 winning percentage and -82 run differential may look under-performing, but last season they went into the playoffs at .292 and -42 and won the whole thing. Amazing what attendance can do.

#12. SURGE
(2-21-1 Overall; 6th Vice President's Division)
(Rank last week: 1)

After the excitement of their first ever win, the Expos won another by default but things haven't really gone their way since. They've lost 6 in a row and despite having a pretty good offence lately, still sit in last in the league in run differential at -181. They're pretty close to locking up the Horse's Ass trophy for 2022, though that'll mean an extra pick a friend draft pick in 2023.

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Posted on: Thursday August 11th, 2022 at 9:04AM