BBL Power Rankings Week 9
Not much movement this week but the top of the table sees a change:
1st Leicester Riders (-)
Riders haven’t been overly convincing so far this season but the buzzer win against Lions will give them some confidence going forward. With Europe now out of the way expect them to just get better and better.
2nd London Lions (Up 1)
Lions will be ambivalent after this weekend. On the one hand a comprehensive win over Eagles is a great result but they will be kicking themselves that they didn’t complete the double win weekend with a win over Riders.
3rd Newcastle Eagles (Down 1)
This was a weekend to forget for the ‘Toon’. Big losses at both Royals and Lions wasn’t what was expected but maybe paints a true picture of where the Eagles actually are this season.
4th Bristol Flyers (-)
Flyers continue to keep ticking off the wins and they are making the transition into a top six team is happening pretty quickly and smoothly. The only test will be can they keep their performance level up all season.
5th London City Royals (-)
Royals will love that they took revenge over the Eagles this weekend. With more expected from them in the coming weeks
6th Sheffield Sharks (-)
No action for the Sharks this weekend so no movement in the Power Rankings. Their fate will be reliant on their performance in December. A good month should be a big step towards a playoff berth.
7th Cheshire Phoenix (-)
8th Manchester Giants (-)
Giants continue to beat the teams around them and that sort of form will see them secure a playoff berth. However, there are still concerns about their reliance on Willie Clayton.
9th Plymouth Raiders (-)
Raiders are now able to challenge any team in the league but still short of securing the scalps of the big teams. Raiders will now be looking to gel as a team and start gaining some momentum.
10th Glasgow Rocks (-)
A weekend off could be a bad thing for the Rocks as they looked like they started turning the tanker last weekend. Can they still keep the momentum going over their two week break?
11th Surrey Scorchers (-)
Scorchers form is still not changing and as each game passes they get further and further away from the playoffs. It is hard to see that changing any time soon unless there are personnel changes.
12th Worcester Wolves (-)
At least they aren’t getting hammered every game now but they are still a long way away from competing week in week out. It can’t be long before the Wolves season will be over.