It's the second week of our combined Premiership Power Rankings, so we've decided to add helmets of the top ten teams on the list. Why? Because we're so kind to our fans!
Helmet designs courtesy of Rob Amor.
1. London Blitz (4-0)
A comfortable 69-0 over the Berkshire Renegades kept the Blitz in the top spot for another week and improved the team’s record to 4-0. With three shutouts to their name already, the Blitz D will be hoping for another 0 performance when they take on London rivals, the O’s, this weekend.
2. London Warriors (7-0)
Despite not playing a game at the weekend, the Warriors remain in the number two spot for another week. With the Sussex Thunder coming to visit this weekend, the Warriors will be hoping to score more than 30 points for the eighth time this season...
3. East Kilbride Pirates (4-0)
Just like the Warriors, the Pirates remain in their respective position despite not having a game at the weekend. With the undefeated Sheffield Predators heading to town this weekend, the Pirates will be in for a battle to retain their number three seat. Expect an exciting game between these two!
4. Tamworth Phoenix (5-0)
Make that a hat trick of teams who didn’t play but retain their spot on the power rankings due to the work they’ve already done this season. Similar to the Pirates, the Phoenix also faces a playoff contender this weekend when they travel to Doncaster to take on the Mustangs. A win keeps them in the top four, a loss results in a slide.
5. London Olympians (3-1)
Finally, we’re back with a team who played at the weekend (and what a game it was). A narrow one score victory over the Aztecs moved the Olympians to 3-1 for the season whilst dropping the Aztecs to 3-3. However, the excitement of the victory may be short lived when the Olympians take on the Blitz this weekend.
(Ed: Some big games in the Premiership this weekend)
6. Cambridgeshire Cats (4-2)
This spot was a tough one to pick, but a two score victory over the Warriors (South Wales, not London) was enough for the Cats to leapfrog the Mustangs and claim the number six spot. But with no game until the 14th July, the Cats may find themselves sliding due to other results around them.
7. Doncaster Mustangs (5-1)
Had the Mustangs played at the weekend (and won), they’d find themselves in the number six spot, unfortunately they were on a bye and remain in the number seven spot for another week. If they do want to move up on our rankings, they’ll need to beat Tamworth this weekend.
8. Bristol Aztecs (3-3)
A .500 team ranked so high despite losing at the weekend?! MADNESS! Calm down everyone! Let’s remember that the Aztecs have lost to the Warriors (London), Blitz and Olympians this season. Should the Aztecs lose to the other Warriors this weekend (in Wales), then the team shall be dropping out of rankings for an extended period of time.
9. Sheffield Predators (3-0)
Could the Predators make a claim that they deserve to be ranked higher? Definitely; but with their three victories coming against teams with a combined 3-14 record, it’s difficult to get a true understanding of where the team should rank on our board. Should they put in an impressive performance (and possibly beat the Pirates), the Predators will be finding themselves on our rankings for quite some time.
10. East Kent Mavericks (3-1)
The final team to feature on our top ten are the East Kent Mavericks who were on a bye at the weekend. This weekend the team find themselves travelling to the lowly Ipswich Cardinals in their final game against a team with a losing record.
The Best of the Rest
11. Sussex Thunder (3-2)
12. Yorkshire Rams (3-3)
13. Lancashire Wolverines (2-2)
14. Coventry Jets (2-4)
15. Peterborough Saxons (1-4)
16. Birmingham Bulls (1-4)
17. South Wales Warriors (0-5)
18. Berkshire Renegades (0-5)
19. Ipswich Cardinals (0-5)
20. West Coast Trojans (0-5)
21. Nottingham Caesars (0-6)