Club Power Rankings [Sep. 25, 2019]

Loads of shakeup after an exciting Regionals weekend.

Here are the latest Club Power Rankings!

Every week, we will post the updated edition here on the front page to facilitate discussion in the comments and serve as a permalink for each week’s rankings. These rankings can always be found on our permanent rankings page.

Men’s Discussion

  • While Regionals results largely met expectations, a loss from New York PoNY in the Northeast final allows a dominant Seattle Sockeye to regain the #1 spot they’ve held for most of 2019 while the defending champs slip to #3.
  • Boston DiG, the squad who knocked off PoNY in the Northeast, and Austin Doublewide, convincing South Central champs, each move up four spots this week into the Top 10 at #8 and #9 respectively. In corresponding moves, backdoor qualifiers from those regions, Toronto GOAT and Denver Johnny Bravo fall to #12 and #13.
  • The biggest slide of the week comes from Philadelphia Patrol, who end their season sitting at #21, just behind a Virginia Vault squad who upset the boys from the City of Brotherly Love at Mid-Atlantic Regionals.
  • Swapping spots at #22 and #23 are Cleveland Smokestack and Indianapolis Brickyard after the former bested the latter at Great Lakes Regionals.
  • Rounding out the Top 25 are Denver Inception, who replace Houston H.I.P. in the #25 spot thanks to their seventh consecutive appearance in the game-to-go in the South Central, ahead of the crew from eastern Texas.


Club Mixed Power Rankings:
Dropped from rankings: Iowa Chad Larson Experience (20), Pittsburgh Alloy (22), Charlotte Storm (23), Washington DC Rally (24), St. Louis Chalice (25)

Mixed Discussion

  • Regionals helped rearrange both a pair from Seattle and a logjam in the middle of the top 10 from Boston. Mixtape climbed to #3 after easily winning the Northwest, while BFG slips six spots down to #9 thanks to an unexpected semifinal loss to Montana MOONDOG before the 2018 WUCC champs recovered to claim the region’s third bid. On the other side of the country, #4 Wild Card made their case as the top squad from Beantown with a pair of four-point victories over #5 Slow White and #6 Snake Country, who both also advanced with bids to San Diego.
  • Two previously unranked teams rocket up into the Top 15 via regional victories, with Dallas Public Enemy slotting in at #10 thanks to a dominant performance in the South Central and Asheville Superlame landing at #12 thanks to a convincing win in the Southeast.
  • Public Enemy pushes Fort Collins shame. down one spot to #11, though the Coloradans in-state rivals Denver Love Tractor slide five spots to #14 after heartbreakingly coming up short at Regionals yet again.
  • An upset in the Southwest regional game-to-go sees #17 San Francisco Polar Bears inch ahead of their Bay Area rivals #18 Blackbird, who are unfortunate to end the season inside the top 10 according to the USAU algorithm but with no invitation to the year’s culminating event.
  • Three more new teams join the back end of the rankings as #19 Montana MOONDOG recover from their Sectionals slip-up to earn a spot at Nationals, #21 Chicago U54 Ultimate finish the year with just a single loss to the Great Lakes champs in a one-bid region, and fellow regional foe Ann Arbor Hybrid return to the Top 25 at #22 by dint of a Top Select designation heading into 2020.
  • MOONDOG victim Boise Lochsa slip seven spots to #20 after missing out on a trip to San Diego. Similarly, hanging on to the final three ranked positions are Cincinnati Steamboat, Atlanta Bucket, and Florida Weird. All four squads are left on the outside looking in after tough Regionals weekends negate otherwise solid seasons.
  • Falling out of the penultimate Power Rankings are Iowa Chad Larson Experience, Pittsburgh Alloy, Charlotte Storm, Washington DC Rally, St. Louis Chalice, all of whom came up short of even Top Select designation at their respective regional events.


Women’s Discussion

  • Our women’s Top 10 mostly held steady through Regionals, though Vancouver Traffic climb six spots to #9 after upsetting #10 Portland Schwa to steal second place out of the Northwest.
  • #14 Chicago Nemesis proved to be the class of the Great Lakes, knocking off Columbus Rival and dropping the former regional champs down to #15.
  • After splitting a pair of games with #18 Seattle Underground at Regionals, Salt Lake City Elevate rise four spots to #21. It’s a tough call between them and Washington DC Grit, who impressed with a close Mid-Atlantic final against Scandal, but also lost to the team from Utah at the Elite-Select Challenge.
  • Making their Power Rankings debut this week are Halifax Salty at #25, who put on a super performance in the Northeast and at times appeared like a worthy challenger for on of the region’s four bids. Salty replace a Virginia Rebellion squad that looked a step off the pace in the Mid-Atlantic, but should still feel proud of their strides in 2019.
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