MLL Power Rankings

By: MLL Insider, July 08, 2013

MLL Power Rankings


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'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



Denver Outlaws



Denver put a pounding on the Lizards in front of a record breaking 31 thousand fans last week and move to 10-0—setting the record for the best start to an MLL Season. They're a fun team to watch with an explosive offense that can score from anywhere on the field complemented by a shut down defense, anchored by a brick wall between the pipes, Jesse Schwartzman. Just like everyother week, they are a clear cut number one.

MLL Insider | MLL Staff Writer


Hamilton Nationals



With the Nationals' victory over Rochester, they preserve their second-place position in the standings. Hamilton has some of the League's best scorers. Crowley's 41 points are the third most in the League, just two points behind Rabil. Walters and Cunningham are one and two in assists, respectively, and Walters is seventh in points. Additionally, the Nationals assist on the highest percentage of goals, including seven out of nine against Rochester. Queener has been solid in goal, leading the League with a 0.615 save percentage. Poppleton won 10-19 faceoffs for the Nationals, and Merrill scooped up a season-high 10 ground balls in his 100th career game. With just four games left after the All-Star Game, Hamilton's 7-3 record bodes well for the National's playoff hopes.

Lena Welch | MLL Staff Writer


Chesapeake Bayhawks



The Bayhawks weren't quite on their usual defensive game this past weekend. However, strong offensive play allowed Chesapeake to sneak by with a win against the Machine. The seasoned all-star team was able to take control of the scoreboard in the fourth quarter with rookie Kevin Cooper adding new life to the team's offense

Hannah McCaffrey | MLL Staff Writer


Boston Cannons



Boston picked the right time to get hot, winning the past four games, catapulting them up the standings and up our power rankings. Their new found success has to be attributed largely to new coach John Tucker, who stepped in four weeks ago. Boston has put themselves in a position where postseason play is a strong possibility—an achievement that seemed all but impossible just a few weeks ago.

Will Griffin | MLL Staff Writer


Rochester Ratlers



The Rattlers really needed a win against Hamilton, and could have got one as the Nationals did not put together their best outing of the season. Rochester continues to struggle on the offensive end in decision making and unforced turnovers. They'll have to pull off something big to earn a playoff spot.

Jackie Loson | MLL Staff Writer


Charlotte Hounds



The Hounds showed some promise in past weeks, but a loss to Boston was a big one, putting them two games back from .500. However, their record is deceiving, with last week's loss coming from the unstoppable Denver Outlaws, and a close OT loss to Boston in week ten. Matt Danowski and Ryan Young still hold spots amongst the top ten scorers in the league, and Charlotte as a whole is third in the league with goals scored. There's no doubt that they're a good team, they just need to practice consistency, and avoid allowing five or six goal runs to opposing teams, an issue they've had in the past.

Kelsey Doherty | MLL Staff Writer


New York Lizards



The Lizards were hoping for a different outcome in their game against the Outlaws, however they've dug themselves in a hole that's going to be extremely difficult to dig out of in regards to the playoffs.

Kyle Lange | MLL Staff Writer


Ohio Machine



Despite falling to 1-9, Ohio looked solid in all facets against the Bayhawks in week 10. However, almost beating a team is no reason to boast at this point in the season. This is a young team with lots of talent, and improvement should be the main focus for this team for the remainder of the season.

Sam Gest | MLL Staff Writer