Sunday, January 27, 2013

Power Ranks- End of Season (S25)

Just for fun in addition to the Power Ranks, I'm going to throw a % for each team's championship chances (more or less probability of winning the title).

1. San Fran (Previous Rank: 2, 2)

As much as I tried to fight it SF takes over the top spot having clinched the #1 seed in the AL.

WS Win % Projection: 21%

2. St. Louis (PR: 5,8)

The Browns rocketed up the Power Ranks and jump into the top 2, on the backs of the #2 seed in the AL and pushing SF to game 161 before the seeding was decided. The addition of K. Lawrence and G. Sanchez to a young talented roster pushes them to #2.

WS Win % Projection:  17.4%

3. Kansas City (PR: 1, 3)

KC must feel a little like Charlie Brown. Every year the Comets think this will be the year I get to win the divison (Kick the football) only to have SF (Lucy) snatch it away in the end. KC boasts the 3rd best record in Hunter but is relagated to the #5 seed and a long road to the championship. For the record KC WS % will be significantly lower than later teams based on the fact to win the WS they have to win 4 rounds likely playing St. Louis, SF & the top NL team along the way

 WS Win % Projection:  12.2%

4. New Orleans (PR 4, 4)

Perhaps I should rename themselves the NO Consistency, as they haven't moved a spot all year in the Power Ranks but for the first time they do take over the top NL rank edging out defending champs SLC

WS Win % Projection:  13.6%

5. New Britain (PR: Honorable Mention (HM), Not Ranked (NR))

Perhaps the largest jump into the power ranks that I remember. At mid-season Dj's team just missed the cut which may have been an oversight on my behalf. As Djbradford has a long history of success in Hunter (3 WS titles), it has taken a few years to turn around his new NL team but it was only a matter of time.

WS Win % Projection:  9.8%

6. Tacoma (PR: 8, HM)

The Narrows were ranked 8th in the mid-season rankings which somehow got turned into bulletin board fodder. Tacoma grabs the AL 3-seed, takes the AL North title (2nd time in 3 season) and set a franchise record for wins.The most important thing to note is they play Louisville in the first round (Admittly my priorities might be skewed).

WS Win % Projection:  4.6%

7. SLC (PR: 3, 1)

The title hangover has lasted longer than expected in SLC, especially considering the lack of available adult beverage from which a hangover would be derived. Some would #7 is a lot respect for the #6 seed in the NL but last time I checked Shmish gets to see the WS trophy on his dashboard everytime he signs in

WS Win % Projection:  3.9%

8. Louisville (PR: 6, 5)

It has been a changing of the guard season in Louisville and I've come to the sad realization for the first time since S14 Flip McCall will not be in the playoff rotation. The Sluggers are a cagey veteran team that is better suited for the playoffs (short bench, short rotation), however they will have their hands full with new rival Tacoma in the first round.

WS Win % Projection: 4.5%

9. LA (PR: 10, NR)

In my last post I noted that LA got the final spot based on team talent & previous coaching success. Those two factors combined to get LA the #3 seed in the NL.

WS Win % Projection: 5.1%

10. Philadelphia ( PR: 7, 9)

This was by far the hardest time I've ever had selecting the #10 seed. Any of Cleveland, Norfolk or Boise has a legit claim to the spot. In the end I went with Philly for consistency of performance but I did want to use this space to tip my cap to the other three team. Cleveland picked up their 2nd divison title in franchise history, Norfolk wins their first divison title since S13 and the first with bobbyj at the helm & Boise's 87W is the franchise high since season 6).

Hineiii sorry I hijacked your paragraph, not sure if this helps or hurts the Power Rankings Curse

WS Win % Projection: 4%

Honorable Mention:

Cleveland (WS Win %: 3), Norfolk (WS Win %: 2.5), Boise

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