5. Philadelphia- Last Rank: 7 First rank: 9 Record: 100-62
Despite Hineiii's protests his team keeps rising in the Power Ranks cracking the top 5 for the first time. Philly 100W season is the best for the franchise since season 8. This team is one of the 5 vying to knock off Little Rock in NL. Currently it looks like Philly stands the best chance of doing so, with qty (3) 40HR hitters and R. Santiago at the front of the rotation. Plus the bye can never be over-rated
4. Little Rock- Last Rank: 4 First Rank 6: Record: 98-64
Despite being the #2 seed in the NL Little Rock clocks in highest in the NL. Like Rick Flair says "To be the Quadruple A Champ you have to beat the Quadruple A Champ". Until someone knocks the Renegades off they own the #4 hole. Under the same logic until Little Rock beats an AL team in the World Series I can't pull the trigger on putting them higher than 4. This year the team wasn't as deep as previous seasons and the win total reflects that. However, Timf was smart enough to sacrifice depth where it won't hurt in the playoffs (SP5, Long A etc).
3. Washington- Last Rank : 5 First Rank: 3 Record: 97-65
Hineiii believes that the Power Ranks are cursed overall, I am atleast convinced that the 3rd spot is haunted. After Washington was named to the 3 hole early in the year they started out slow having to battle Columbos to retake the divison. In the 2nd update the "ghosts" were removed and Washington got hot, while Louisville was befell by some very unfriendly ghosts. For this update Washington secured the 2nd AL bye and gets to avoid SF and KC until the ALCS. Put all those things together they are the #3 seed. Well those things and the fact that Washington is a damn good team :)
2. Kansas City- Last Rank: 2 First Rank: 2 Record:105-57
KC was SOOOO close to unseating the defending champs SF for the divison crown. The Comets gave SF everything they could handle and for the first time in years the Night Demons didn't have their feet up and cooled for years. The positives for KC was they set a franchise record for wins last year with 95 and upped the record a full 10 games in 1 season. The negative for KC, despite the 2nd best record in ALL of Hunter they are the 5 seed in the AL and would have to play SF in the 2nd round. In my opinion KC and SF are the two best teams so we might be having the WS in the ALDS.
1. San Fransisco- Last Rank: 1 First Rank: 1 Record: 106-56
I am not sure how many of you have watched the Wire but I have a feeling that an Omar line is going to sum up the Night Demons season "If your going to come at the King..........you best not miss". Despite haymakers from KC the champ wouldn't go down and now they get the bye to rest their players. SF is the best team on paper and by their record they are the best team on the field too. Had KC stole the divison it would have significantly decreased the odds of a repeat, as every 5 game series you have to play is little better than a coin flip. I've convinced the champ will come out of the top 3 and my money would be on SF