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Club Power Rankings [October 6, 2021]

The penultimate rankings set of the 2021 club season.

Each week, we’ll post an updated edition of our Power Rankings here on the front page to facilitate discussion in the comments and help us share each week’s rankings via social media. The most up-to-date version can always be found on our permanent rankings page.

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Club Women's Power Rankings:
Rank Team Change Prior
Dropped from rankings: Atlanta Ozone (24)
1 - 1
2 - 2
3 - 3
4 - 4
5 - 5
6 - 6
7 - 7
8 +1 9
9 -1 8
10 - 10
11 - 11
12 - 12
13 - 13
14 +2 16
15 - 15
16 -2 14
17 - 17
18 - 18
19 - 19
20 - 20
21 - 21
22 - 22
23 - 23
24 +1 25
25 -

Women’s Discussion

  • It’s a pretty calm week in the women’s Top 25 as there are only two real changes, direct results of minor Regionals upsets between teams next to each other in the standings. Chicago Nemesis avenged an Elite-Select loss to Columbus Rival twice over at Great Lakes Regionals and the foes swap positions at #8 ad #9. The trio of San Diego Wildfire, San Francisco Nightlock, and Oakland LOL remains closely clumped together in the middle of the board, though results from Golde Gate Park move Wildfire up two spots while LOL drops two with Nightlock standing pat in between.
  • Atlanta Ozone saw their incredible 33-year Nationals streak finally snapped at the hands of Florida Tabby Rosa, and they’ll also finish a season outside our Top 25 for the first time in the eight-year history of our Power Rankings.

Men’s Discussion

  • What to make of SoCal Condors‘ upset of San Francisco Revolver at Southwest Regionals? The men’s rankings just got a lot murkier from #4 through #12 with conflicting results galore. The Southern Californians certainly played better on Sunday, though in trying not to overreact too much to a single game compared to results elsewhere this season, we’ll punish Revolver with a four-spot slide to #7 and bump Condors up a spot to #11. This stretch of teams could be rearranged in any number of reasonable orders.
  • At the back end of the board, Raleigh-Durham United avenged their Sectionals loss to in-city rivals The Expendables — the pair move two spots each in opposite directions to number #22 and #25.
Club Mixed Power Rankings:
Rank Team Change Prior
Dropped from rankings: San Francisco Mischief (13)
1 - 1
2 - 2
3 - 3
4 - 4
5 - 5
6 - 6
7 +2 9
8 - 8
9 +1 10
10 +2 12
11 +8 19
12 -5 7
13 +1 14
14 -3 11
15 +6 21
16 -1 15
17 -1 16
18 -1 17
19 -1 18
20 +2 22
21 +2 23
22 +2 24
23 +2 25
24 -4 20
25 -

Mixed Discussion

  • Some big-time upsets on the second weekend of Regionals see some large numbers in the change column for mixed. Nashville ‘Shine cruises up eight spots after besting a Toro squad that has been in our top 10 all season; that was coupled with a slide of five for the North Carolinians.
  • Winning a Southwest title sees Arizona Lawless rebound back into the Top 10, but it’s the second bid earner San Francisco Polar Bears who garner the larger bump, moving up six places to #15. Top-seeded Los Angeles Lotus are down four to #24 after getting blown out in back-to-back games to go. Meanwhile, preseason #2 San Francisco Mischief plummet all the way out of the Top 25 after finishing the weekend in sixth place — a truly staggering end to the campaign for last season’s national runners-up.
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