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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Final Weekly Rankings

1. Cincinnati Redlegs (111-51) Prev #1 - The two-time defending champs solidify their spot att he top with an impressive 16-6 run to end the season. They finished with the best expected win percentage and best run differential in the Majors. They ended up 1st in batting, 3rd in pitching, and 11th in fielding. Run differential +379

2. Los Angeles Hollywoods (115-47) Prev #2 - LA barely holds off a hard-charging Houston for the top spot in the NL. They finished with the best record in the ML, but were third in both run differential and expected win percentage to Cincy and Houston. They ended up 6th in batting, 1st in pitching, and below average in fielding. Run differential +312

3. Houston Hangovers (109-53) Prev #3 - Houston made a strong push for #2, matching Cincy for a league best 16-6 to end the season. They finished with the best NL run differential and expected win percentage. The also ended as the 5th best batting team, 2nd best pitching team, and 5th best fielding team. Run differential +316

4. Montreal Garde Imperial (102-60) Prev #4 - Montreal went 14-8 to solidify their grasp on the #4 spot. They won 2 of 3 from both Boston and Cincy but lost 3 of 4 to Durham. They ended with the 2nd best batting unit, 4th best pitching staff, and only an average fielding squad. Run differential +310

5. Durham Tar Heels (99-63) Prev #7 - Durham was the big mover on the week, climbing two spots on the strength of a 15-7 week. They took 3 of 4 from Montreal, 2 of 3 from Philly, and 2 of 3 from Boston. They finished with a batting unit ranked 4th, a pitching staff ranked 12th, and a fielding squad ranked 1st. Run differential +230

6. Boston Tea Partiers (98-64) Prev #8 - Boston matches rival Durham with a two spot climb going 14-8 on the week. They swept Philly, lost 2 of 3 to Montreal, and lost 2 of 3 to Durham. They ended 3rd in batting, 13th in pitching, and 7th in fielding. Run differential +201

7.Philadelphia Bacharach Giants (97-65) prev #5 - Philly drops two spots as a result of a dismal 10-12 finish that sees them 1 game out of a playoff spot. They were swept by Santa Cruz and Boston and lost 2 of 3 to Durham. They ended 7th in Batting, 6th in Pitching, and 6th in Fielding. Run differential +212

8. Rochester Red Wings (100-62) Prev #6 - Rochester limps into the playoffs with an 11-11 record to end the season, losing 3 of 4 to LA in the process. They finished 11th in batting, 7th in pitching, and 2nd in fielding. Run differential +144

9. Chicago Black Sox (90-72) Prev #9 - A 9-13 week sees the Sox into the playoffs on a sour note. They were swept by Honolulu and lost 2 of 3 to both Hartford and Buffalo. They finished the season ranked 13th in batting, 11th in pitching, and 10th in fielding. Run differential +110

10. Buffalo Bisons (88-74) Prev NR - A 12-10 week is just enough for Buffalo to re-enter the rankings after a one week absence. They lost 3 of 4 to Houston but swept Cleveland and took 2 of 3 from Chicago. They finished ranked average in batting, 5th in pitching, and 13th in fielding. Run differential + 96

Dropped Cleveland Wahoos - Prev #10

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