>USMLB Power Rankings 7-26-10

>THE ELITE TEAMS
1. Durham Hitmen (86-43) (Previous Week – 2) Up 1 spot from last week. Team went 15-5 during the week. (Has the student finally beaten the master?) Magic number for the Hitmen to clinch the American League South Division crown is 17.
#5 Hitting (no movement)/ #2 Pitching (up 2 spots)/ #11 Fielding (up 1 spot)

2. Monterrey Stars (89-40) (Previous Week – 1) Down 1 spot from last week. Team went 14-6 during the week. (The Stars have the best record in the league but they don’t seem invincible anymore.) Magic number for the Stars to clinch the National League South Division crown is 17.
#7 Hitting (no movement)/ #3 Pitching (down 2 spots)/ #25 Fielding (up 3 spots)

THE GREAT TEAMS
3. Milwaukee Bucks (79-50) (Previous Week – 5) Up 2 spots from last week. Team went 16-4 during the week. (The Bucks are still kicking down the teams below them. Learn from the Bucks on how to keep a team down everyone.) Magic number for the Bucks to clinch the National League North Division crown is 25.
#9 Hitting (up 1 spot)/ #12 Pitching (up 1 spot)/ #14 Fielding (up 2 spots)

4. Boston Braves (75-54) (Previous Week – 5) Down 1 spot from last week. Team went 8-12 during the week. (This is why you need to keep kicking the teams below down because if you don’t, you could find yourself laying flat on your back.) Magic number for the Braves to clinch the American League East Division crown is 33.
#2 Hitting (down 1 spot)/ #15 Pitching (down 2 spots)/ #15 Fielding (up 2 spots)

5. Cincinnati Highlanders (75-54) (Previous Week – 6) Up 1 spot from last week. Team went 13-7 during the week. (Rebounded from a bad week and are now tied for the American League East division lead.) Magic number for the Highlanders to clinch a wildcard berth is 28 and 33 games from being eliminated from the American League East Division crown.
#6 Hitting (no movement)/ #13 Pitching (up 4 spots)/ #12 Fielding (up 1 spot)

6. Ottawa Crawdaddies (73-56) (Previous Week – 4) Down 2 spots from last week. Team went 8-12 during the week. (The Crawdaddies have dropped 5 spots since taking over the number spot. This is probably the worst time in the season to have a slide like that.) Magic number for the Crawdaddies to clinch the American League North Division crown is 30.
#3 Hitting (no movement)/ #14 Pitching (up 2 spots)/ #13 Fielding (down 2 spots)

7. San Jose Earthquakes (71-58) (Previous Week – 9) Up 2 spots from last week. Team went 10-10 during the week. (Having been letting the other teams in the National League West hang around all season. Could that mistake see the Earthquake lose the Division crown for the first time since season 6?) Magic number for the Earthquake to clinch the National League West Division crown is 32.
#26 Hitting (up 1 spot)/ #1 Pitching (up 1 spot)/ #3 Fielding (no movement)

8. Arizona Sting (74-55) (Previous Week – 8) No movement from last week. Team went 12-8 during the week. (Running away with the American League West division now.) Magic number for the Cornerstone to clinch the American League West Division crown is 26.
#4 Hitting (no movement)/ #17 Pitching (down 2 spots)/ #21 Fielding (up 1 spot)

9. St. Louis Cornerstone (69-60) (Previous Week – 7) Down 2 spots from last week. Team went 8-12 during the week. (Hope this was a bad week and not a sign of things to come for the Cornerstone.) Magic number for the Cornerstone to clinch the National League East Division crown is 30.
#21 Hitting (down 3 spots)/ #9 Pitching (down 1 spot)/ #9 Fielding (up 1 spot)

10. Jackson BlaZers (61-48) (Previous Week – 11) Up 1 spot from last week. Team went 12-8 from last week. (Right now the Blazers are in as a Wild Card team but it will be a battle for them to keep the rest of the season.) Magic number for the Blazers to clinch a wildcard berth is 30 and 17 games from being eliminated from the National League South Division crown.
#22 Hitting (no movement)/ #6 Pitching (no movement)/ #18 Fielding (down 1 spot)

11. New Britain Fisher Cats (68-61) (Previous Week – 10) Down 1 spot from last week. Team went 9-11 during the week. (I wonder how the Fisher Cats will respond to being the hunter instead of the hunted this season.) Magic number for the Fisher Cats to be eliminated from the National League North Division crown is 22 and 30 from the wildcard spot.
#11 Hitting (down 1 spot)/ #10 Pitching (no movement)/ #23 Fielding (up 2 spots)

12. Scranton Beet Farmer (70-59) (Previous Week – 12) No movement from last week. Team went 10-10 during the week. (The best offense in the league, to bad the pitching staff is letting them down.) Magic number for the Beet Farmer to clinch a wildcard berth is 33 and 30 games from being eliminated from the American League North Division crown.
#1 Hitting (up 1 spot)/ #27 Pitching (no movement)/ #22 Fielding (down 1 spot)


THE ABOVE AVERAGE TEAMS
13. Tacoma Saints (70-59 (Previous Week – 18) Up 5 spots from last week. Team went 13-7 during the week. (The Saints will be a scary team down the stretch and hopefully a playoff team.) Magic number for the Saints to be eliminated from the National League West Division crown is 32 and 32 from the wildcard spot.
#28 Hitting (up 1 spot)/ #5 Pitching (no movement)/ #4 Fielding (no movement)

14. Jacksonville RAIDERS (70-59) (Previous Week – 13) Down 1 spot from last week. Team went 11-9 during the week. (Will need a miracle to win the American League South crown but still has a chance at the final wildcard spot.) Magic number for the RAIDERS to be eliminated from the American League South Division crown is 17 and 33 from the wildcard spot.
#12 Hitting (up 1 spot)/ #18 Pitching (no movement)/ #27 Fielding (down 1 spot)

15. Louisville River Dogs (67-62) (Previous Week – 15) No movement from last week. Team went 11-9 during the week. (It’s good the see the River Dogs finally started playing well again.) Magic number for the River Dogs to be eliminated from the American League South Division crown is 14 and 30 from the wildcard spot.
#14 Hitting (down 2 spots)/ #19 Pitching (up 3 spots)/ #6 Fielding (down 1 spot)

16. Portland Post Doctoral Fellows (65-64) (Previous Week – 16) No movement from last week. Team went 9-11 during the week. (Portland had a down week like I predicted but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.) Magic number for the Post Doctoral Fellows to be eliminated from the American League West Division crown is 24 and 28 from the wildcard spot.
#16 Hitting (up 4 spots)/ #12 Pitching (down 1 spot)/ #20 Fielding (down 1 spot)

17. Philadelphia HeadHunters (71-58) (Previous Week – 17) No movement from last week. Team went 13-7 during the week. (The HeadHunters don’t seem to be folding, especially with the teams breathing down there neck for the final wildcard spot.) Magic number for the HeadHunters to clinch a wildcard berth is 32 and 25 games from being eliminated from the National League North Division crown.)
#15 Hitting (down 1 spot)/ #24 Pitching (no movement)/ #5 Fielding (up 2 spots)

18. New York Subway (53-56) (Previous Week – 20) Up 2 spots from last week. Team went 13-7 during the week. (The bats came back to life last week but how long will that last?)
Magic number for the Subway to be eliminated from the National League East Division crown is 30 and 28 from the wildcard spot.
#10 Hitting (up 1 spot)/ #21 Pitching (no movement)/ #32 Fielding (no movement)

19. Oklahoma City Kingfishers (60-69) (Previous Week – 14) Down 5 spots from last week. Team went 8-12 during the week. (Really thought the Kingfishers needed to had something at the trade deadline but they didn’t and are getting left behind in the National League West.) Magic number for the Kingfishers to be eliminated from the National League West Division crown is 22 and 22 from the wildcard spot.
#24 Hitting (down 3 spots)/ #4 Pitching (no movement)/ #1 Fielding (no movement)


MIDDLE OF THE ROAD TEAMS
20. Anaheim Beefpound (67-62) (Previous Week – 22) Up 2 spots from last week. Team went 10-10 during the week. (I believe this is Beefpac’s greatest managing season for the Beefpound. Winning ugly is still winning in my book.) Magic number for the Beefpound to be eliminated from the American League West Division crown is 26 and 30 from the wildcard spot.
#13 Hitting (up 2 spots)/ #25 Pitching (no movement)/ #26 Fielding (up 1 spots)

21. Florida Sizzlers (59-70) (Previous Week – 23) Up 2 spots from last week. Team went 9-11 during the week. (Had a nice bounce back week after going 4-14 the week before. The team would need a miracle at this point of the season to make the playoffs.) Magic number for the Sizzlers to be eliminated from the National League South Division crown is 3 and 21 from the wildcard spot.
#29 Hitting (down 1 spot)/ #7 Pitching (no movement)/ #7 Fielding (down 1 spot)

22. Cleveland Fishnets (60-69) (Previous Week – 23) Down 3 spots from last week. Team went 7-13 during the week. (A five-hundred season is right there. Where’s the fire to compete Cleveland?) Magic number for the Fishnets to be eliminated from the American League East Division crown is 18 and 23 from the wildcard spot.
#20 Hitting (down 1 spot)/ #23 Pitching (no movement)/ #2 Fielding (no movement)


THE BELOW AVERAGE TEAMS
23. Salem Gangstas (60-69) (Previous Week – 21) Down 2 spots from last week. Team went 7-13 during the week. (The talent is there to be more then just a below average team. It’s felt like the Gangstas have been missing that mojo to win all season long.) Gangstas are 22 games from being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
#18 Hitting (down 1 spot)/ #16 Pitching (down 2 spots)/ #28 Fielding (down 5 spots)

24. Kansas City Monarchs (60-69) (Previous Week – 24) No movement from last week. The team went 10-10 during the week. (Team still has an outside chance of making the playoffs but there going to have to make there move now.) Monarchs are 23 games from being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
#9 Hitting (down 1 spot)/ #22 Pitching (down 3 spots)/ #24 Fielding (no movement)

25. Iowa City Foxhounds (58-71) (Previous Week – 25) No movement from last week. The team went 8-12 during the week. (A simple philosophy that the Foxhounds might want to try next season. “If you score runs, you can win games.”) Foxhounds are 22 games from being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
#32 Hitting (no movement)/ #8 Pitching (up 1 spot)/ #15 Fielding (no movement)


THE MULLIGAN TEAMS
26. Charleston Crusaders (53-76) (Previous Week – 26) No movement from last week. The team went 6-14 during the week. (The Crusaders have had a better season then there record would show. Going 16-26 in one-run games and 24 games at home is why the Crusaders really need a do-over on the season.) Crusaders are 15 games from being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
#17 Hitting (down 1 spot)/ #20 Pitching (no movement)/ #10 Fielding (down 1 spot)


WISHING I COULD END THIS NIGHTMARE TEAMS
27. Columbus Buckeye Nuts (55-74) (Previous Week – 27) No movement from last week. The team went 8-12 during the week. (Averaging just over 4 runs per game won’t get in it done, even in the National League.) Buckeye Nuts are 19 games from being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
#25 Hitting (down 1 spot)/ #26 Pitching (no movement)/ #17 Fielding (down 1 spot)


THE ALMOST HOPELESS TEAMS
28. Minnesota Milfoils (47-82) (Previous Week – 28) No movement from last week. Team went 7-13 during the week. (The best of the Almost Hopeless teams, I don’t know if that’s good or bad.) Milfoils are 10 games from being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
#27 Hitting (down 3 spots)/ #30 Pitching (down 1 spot)/ #8 Fielding (no movement)

29. Dover Souls (50-79) (Previous Week – 30) Up 1 spot from last week. The team went 14-6 during the week. (The offense carried the team this week. Also congratulations on having your best week of the season.) Souls are 13 games from being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
#19 Hitting (up 4 spots)/ #31 Pitching (no movement)/ #29 Fielding (no movement)

30. Vancouver Knights (44-85) (Previous Week – 29) Down 1 spot from last week. Team went 11-9 during the week. (Knights have there best week of the season but still find a way to split a little in the rankings. That’s been the Knights season so far.) Knights are 7 games from being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
#23 Hitting (up 2 spots)/ #29 Pitching (up 1 spot)/ #19 Fielding (up 1 spot)


THE HOPELESS TEAMS

31. Chicago Blackhawks (39-90) (Previous Week – 31) No movement from last week. The team went 8-12 during the week. (After being called a Knuckle Head last week, the Blackhawks had there best week of the season.) Blackhawks are 1 game from being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
#30 Hitting (up 1 spot)/ #28 Pitching (no movement)/ #31 Fielding (no movement)

32. Burlington Bombers Knuckle Heads (41-88) (Previous Week – 32) No movement from last week. The team went 4-16 during the week. (The Bombers recieve the Knuckle Head Award this week.) Bombers are 4 games from being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
#31 Hitting (down 1 spot)/ #32 Pitching (no movement)/ #30 Fielding (no movement)

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