SFL WEEK EIGHT POWER RANKINGS
1. Minnesota Freeze(6-1) Last Week: 1
- Josh McCown is on pace to perhaps shatter some records this year. Can Patrick Tanis become the first owner to capture three Trey Harrington trophies?
2. Orlando Rockets(6-1) Last Week: 2
- This week it was the Rocket ground game finally coming through for Orlando with Andre Ellington and Kory Sheets combining for 116 yards in a win over Atlanta.
3. Philadelphia Bulldogs(5-2) Last Week: 4
- The Bulldogs continue to nibble on the heels of Orlando and Minnesota but they have to be concerned about Alfred Morris. A league leading seven touchdowns but he’s averaging under three yards per carry.
4. Michigan Stags(5-2) Last Week: 5
- 376 yards of total offense while holding Graham Harrell to under 100 yards passing. Dom Caper’s exotic 3-4 continues to impress with less than ideal talent and depth.
5. Seattle Orcas(5-2) Last Week: 6
– Beanie Wells goes over the century mark and continues to surprise many across the league. However, management continues to ponder whether or not to pull the plug with Troy Smith.
6. New Orleans Nightmare(4-3) Last Week: 3
– The Nightmare offense was straight up owned by the Marauder defense - allowing three turnovers and converting only a third of their third down conversions.
7. San Antonio Marshalls(4-3) Last Week: 7
– Graham Harrell and the Marshall passing game has really lacked muster in recent weeks.
8. Columbus Explorers(4-3) Last Week: 8
– The Explorers steamrolled Portland as Kellen Moore passed for a career high 358 yards.
9. Dallas Six-Shooters(4-3) Last Week: 9
- That’s three and a row for Dallas. Tim Tebow continues to play his type of football while Dallas continues to rack up yardage on the ground with the last man standing approach.
10. Atlanta Firebirds(3-4) Last Week: 10
- Jon Dwyer and Jimmy Clausen go down for the count in the team’s loss to Orlando. Dom Davis played admirabley in a game that was closer than the final score made it look.
11. New York Marauders(3-4) Last Week: 12
- Say hello the Horde defense that picked off Vince Young three times, including a 51-yard return by Tanard Jackson to the house.
12. Nashville Renegades(3-4) Last Week: 11
- Three losses in a row for a Nashville team that can’t seem to find up from down.
13. Colorado Scramblers(2-5) Last Week: 13
- Let’s be honest. Playing the Freeze to a 28-14 loss could be called a moral victory in Denver.
14. Portland Rogues(1-6) Last Week: 14
- Portland is a fairly talented team that just can’t seem to find its identity.
15. Miami Sharks(1-6) Last Week: 15
- The Sharks fell nine yard short of upsetting Dallas at Lockhart Stadium. Miami’s ground game continues to fail to live up to expectations.
16. Chicago Crusaders(0-7) Last Week: 16
- Just another lowly day at Soldier Field.