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Power Rankings Week 14

By MLL Communications |  8/12/14 1:00 PM

Power Rankings Week 14


 

During the 2014 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 voting conducted by MajorLeagueLacrosse.com's contributing writers. After raw scores from the writers 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

Rochester Ratlers

 2

91

Rochester finished the regular season on a high note, securing the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Their gratifying 18-8 win over the Boston Cannons earned them home-field advantage against the Ohio Machine on Saturday August 16 at 3:00 p.m. at Wegman’s Stadium in Rochester.

Molly Shunney | MLL Staff Writer

2

 3

86

The New York Lizards (9-5) finished the regular season with an exciting 12-11 OT win over the Denver Outlaws (9-5). Although the Lizards were unable to claim home field advantage, they proved that they can keep up with the explosive Outlaws squad. New York will travel to Denver to once again go head-to-head with the Outlaws, and hopefully repeat last weekend’s performance, punching their ticket to the Championship.

Jessica Braveman | MLL Staff Writer

 3

Denver Outlaws

 4

84

Despite losing to New York 12-11 in a tight over time match, the Outlaws were still able to secure the second seed going into semifinals as a result of their strong performances throughout the season. The two teams will have an opportunity to go at it again, as the Lizards travel to Denver next week for a repeat showdown.

Samantha Blair | MLL Staff Writer

4

Ohio Machine

 1

83

The Machine have clinched a spot in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse playoffs after defeating the Florida Launch 14-10 on their home turf of Selby Stadium last Saturday night. The Machine have been on a five-game winning streak to end the regular season and are more than ready to take on the Rattlers this coming weekend in Rochester in the first round of the playoffs.

Ashley Kirby | MLL Staff Writer

5

Boston Cannons

 5

77

It appears Rochester was Boston’s kryptonite this year. The first time they played the Rattlers, they were held to one goal in the first half. This time they notched two. However, the Rattlers literally ran away with the game and outscored the Cannons 18-8. That’s not to say the Cannons weren’t shooting though. They just weren’t finding the back of the net.

Jordan Borrosh | MLL Staff Writer

6

Chesapeake Bayhawks

 7

75

The Bayhawks had three solid quarters against the Hounds in the last regular season game of 2014… and then the fourth quarter came with the release of the Hounds. Even though Chesapeake dominated most of the game, Charlotte took control of the fourth and kept the Bayhawks scoreless while they fought back from an 11 goal deficit tallying five goals. Ultimately the Bayhawks came away with a 19-13 win

Jordan Borrosh | MLL Staff Writer

7

 6

74

The Launch were unable to clinch a win for their last game of the season. Rookie Kieran McArdle, however, broke the MLL rookie points scoring record with his first quarter goal. His final numbers this season are 34 goals and 15 assists earning the rookie crown for both points and goals. .

Molly Shunney | MLL Staff Writer

8

Charlotte Hounds

 7

71

The Hounds (4-10) finish their season in disappointment, picking up their fifth straight loss. Charlotte fell to the Bayhawks, losing their seventh road game, unable to collect a single win away from home. The Hounds will finish at the bottom of the standings, and due to a trade last season, won’t even have the first pick of the 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft to numb their pain.

Jessica Braveman | MLL Staff Writer

 

 



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