BBL Power Rankings Week 15

Just one movement in this week’s power rankings:

1st London Lions (-)

Lions continue to chalk up the wins and another against Flyers keeps them on course for their first ever league title.

2nd Leicester Riders (-)

Riders weren’t convincing but they managed to (just about) take the win against the bottom placed Wolves. Better performances needed if they are to keep their second spot in the rankings.

3rd Newcastle Eagles (-)

Eagles dealt with the long trip to Plymouth well and turned over an ever improving Raiders roster. Can they complete the double against Raiders this weekend in their new arena opener?

4th Sheffield Sharks (-)

Sharks home form is a concern as they once again crumble to heavy defeat to the title challenging Riders. Home court consistency will be needed if Sharks aren’t to slip down the rankings.

5th  Bristol Flyers (-)

Flyers are obviously still a very strong team but it is becoming clear that they might not have enough to turn over the top teams in the league

6th Plymouth Raiders (-)

The loss to the Eagles isn’t unexpected but they did put up quite a fight so they hold onto their place in the power rankings.

7th London City Royals (-)

The Royals avoided the Giants banana skin this weekend but weren’t overly convincing as they had to come from behind to do so. They are looking good for a playoff spot but they still aren’t firing on all cyclinders.

8th Manchester Giants (-)

They split their weekend’s games with a loss to Royals and a win against Scorchers. The win over Scorchers was very impressive but they need to take some wins against higher rated opposition to move up the rankings.

9th Glasgow Rocks (Up 1)

The Rocks season has certainly turned but they are still outside the top 8 in the power rankings and rightfully so. They will need to get a run of wins together for them to move further up.

10th Cheshire Phoenix (Down 1)

The overtime loss in Glasgow will be a concern for Phoenix. They have made changes in their roster to push on for the playoffs, when is this push going to start? It will have to be soon.

11th Surrey Scorchers (-)

Two new players weren’t enough to stop a hammering from Giants but it is too soon to make a judgement on the new recruits yet. The Scorchers season is pretty much over and tough to see them be anywhere but 11th in the rankings.

12th Worcester Wolves (-)

Wolves lose. Wolves stay bottom of the power rankings.