Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Premiership North Power Rankings Week Seven
1. East Kilbride Pirates (2-0)
There is some debate in Double Coverage Towers as to whether East Kilbride are all that, but our man in the know is convinced last year's division winners haven't even got started yet. This weekend's game - where they welcome in form Doncaster - will be intriguing.
2. Tamworth Phoenix (3-0)
Three wins, zero points conceded. Whatever they're feeding them in Tamworth, it's working. Nottingham are next in line this weekend, so it looks like Caesar Salad is on the menu...
3. Doncaster Mustangs (4-0)
Are Doncaster the real deal? We should find out this weekend when they travel north top take on current #1 East Kilbride. If they win, we'll see a new team atop the rankings.
4. Sheffield Predators (2-0)
The Predators remain at #4 in the hit parade, still riding the crest of the wave they created by beating Yorkshire last weekend.
5. Lancashire Wolverines (1-1)
Just like that, the Wolverines are back to .500. A win over a team that played Premier Division ball last season is not to be sniffed at, and with Coventry up next they have a decent shot at going 2-1
6. Birmingham Bulls (1-2)
All in all, it was a pretty minging performance by Birmingham against Lancashire. The Bulls don't score many points, so don't expect a thriller in their next outing against Yorkshire, which is already taking the shape of a mid-table snoozefest.
7. Yorkshire Rams (1-3)
The aforementioned Rams are in a state of flux at the moment. Stunned by the Predators, they need to bounce back when they play Birmingham next weekend.
8. Coventry Jets (1-3)
Shut out by Tamworth, the Jets have floundered in their first season back in the top flight. The optimism that surrounded the club after their win over Nottingham is ebbing away by the week.
9. West Coast Trojans (0-3)
We're sure the Trojans will have enjoyed a bit of a rest after some tough early games. Tamworth next up for them.
10. Nottingham Caesars (0-3)
Well, the best thing for the Caesars is that they can't fall any further, even if/when they get eviscerated by Tamworth on Sunday.