| 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.
|| Last Week
|| Power Ranking
|| No team has ever started off stronger than this year's Denver Outlaws. They score from all over the field, stifle every other team's offense and play great between the pipes. They're the clear cut number one.
Will Griffin | MLL Staff Writer
|| After a few tough losses the Bayhawks are on the upswing as a result of their 17-10 victory over Hamilton. The Bayhawks have one of the best defenses in the league and have proved that their offense also has what it takes after scoring 17 points and having goals from seven different players.
Hannah McCaffrey | MLL Staff Writer
|| The Nationals still have the second-best record in the League after a loss to Chesapeake. Hamilton travels to Rochester next week, they’ll need to continue the things they’re doing well: they went 4-5 on man-up opportunities and had assists on 8 out of 10 goals, proving that they are an unselfish offense. Mike Poppleton will need to step up in his role as the faceoff man.
Lena Welch | MLL Staff Writer
|| Boston really lit it up in the second and third quarters out-scoring Ohio 5-2 and 5-1. Mike Stone was three for three on shooting to kick off the third and the Cannons momentum. Boston is going to have to keep up that momentum as they take on the Charlotte Hounds this weekend.
Jordan Borrosh | MLL Staff Writer
|| Got the must win against New York, but at times showed complacency. The Rattlers need to play consistently on top of their game against Hamilton if they wish to get the next necessary win.
Jackie Loson | MLL Staff Writer
|| The Hounds just can’t seem to grab a winning record. While they did play the obviously dominant Denver Outlaws, the Hounds need to step up. They’re now one game below .500, again, and looking to improve on their defense and goal tending. Ryan Young, Peet Poillon, and Matt Danowski are all powerful pieces, but without strong performances from goalie, Adam Ghitleman (.473 save percentage), it means nothing.
Kelsey Doherty | MLL Staff Writer
|| The Lizards have dropped two straight winnable games meaning they need to turn their season around quick if they even want a hope for championship weekend. The offense has seemed to find its stride but the defense continues to struggle.
Kyle Lange | MLL Staff Writer
|| After scoring only five goals in the loss to Denver, the offense rebounded by scoring in double digits for only the second time this season in Bear Davis’ coaching debut. Unfortunately, they face Hamilton and Chesapeake in back-to-back weeks, two games in which they will be heavy underdogs. The offense will need to be clicking on all cylinders for them to have a chance in either game.
Sam Gest | MLL Staff Writer