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Power Rankings Week 4

By MLL Insider |  5/20/14 12:30 PM

Power Rankings Week 4


 

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

Denver Outlaws

 1

94

The Outlaws have won 24 straight and are showing no signs of slowing down. After several close wins, they held off the Rattlers to move to 4-0. The Launch are right on their heels, but with the way they're playing, this could finally be Denver's year.


Paul Ryan | MLL Staff Writer

2

 2

84

The Florida Launch are clearing any and all obstacles that may be associated with an inaugural club. They've won at home, they've won on the road, and the players are jelling. Chemistry even seems to be developing between MLL veterans like Casey Powell and rookie Kieran McArdle, who combined for a total of 13 points in the Launch's victory over the Bayhawks. 

Rachel Villari | MLL Staff Writer

   3

Boston Cannons

  5

79

The Cannons dominated every aspect of their game vs. the Hounds last weekend. Jordan Burke continues to be outstanding in the net, allowing just over 8 goals per game. Chris Eck stepped up in a huge way in the face offs, and Paul Rabil recorded his first hat trick since last July. If the Cannons can build off their momentum from last week’s game, they could be very dangerous.

Natalie Johnson | MLL Staff Writer

4

 6

76

Even though New York won last week, it’s still too early to say that the pieces have fallen into place for the Lizards. Minus a spike in the third quarter, New York broke even with Ohio last week on goals per quarter and that can’t be the case if they want to down the Cannons in week 5. New York needs everyone to be firing on all cylinders from here on out.

Jordan Borrosh | MLL Staff Writer

5

Ohio Machine

  3

75

While falling to New York last week is going to hurt, Ohio still has a solid foundation and was able to put together a strong 60 minutes of lacrosse. The attack and defense have both found their rhythm’s now it’s just a matter of getting the faceoffs on that same beat. Once all the pieces are in place, Ohio could become a very dangerous team to face.

Jordan Borrosh | MLL Staff Writer

6

Rochester Ratlers

  4

73

Rochester is one of three teams sitting at 2-2, but they were the only 2-2 team to lose this week. Granted, they did play the best team in the league in the Denver Outlaws, but Rochester is still a piece or two from competing for a playoff spot. It should be interesting to see what collegians choose to play for the Rattlers, as their 2014 draft class might have been the best of any team in the league.

Paul Ryan | MLL Staff Writer

7

Chesapeake Bayhawks

 8

69

The Chesapeake Bayhawks' rough beginning to the season extended this past weekend when they fell to the Florida Launch 15-12. A breach in their defense resulted in seven back-to-back goals against them in the third, and their six in retaliation in the fourth was too little too late. The Bayhawks will continue to lose their thunder unless they can find a way to come roaring out of the gate and play consistently.

Rachel Villari | MLL Staff Writer

8

Charlotte Hounds

  7

65

Charlotte’s struggle to score is becoming a bad trend this season. The Hounds have recorded just 33 goals all season, which is by far the lowest in the league. They did get Adam Ghitelman back last week, which is certainly great news, but the Hounds’ attackers are going to have to step up their game soon if this team wants to win games and return to the playoffs.

Natalie Johnson | MLL Staff Writer

 

 



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