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Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekly Rankings - Week 4

Occasionally I am asked to divulge the process which determines the rankings. First, I look at the standings to get an idea of which teams appear to qualify. Typically, I will have between 8-12 teams. Then, I take 4 categories; overall record, wins for the week, expected win percentage, and run differential, and rank each team's performance in each category. This week, for instance, Boston has the best overall record, had the most wins for the week, and had the best run differential and expected win percentage. Accordingly, they get a "1" for each category, for a total of 4 points. The team with the lowest amount of points is #1, the teams wit hthe second lowest amount of points is #2, and so on. In the event of a tie, there is no set rule. This week, Jacksonville and Honolulu tied, but JAX has 6 more wins, so I put them ahead. Without further ado......

1. Boston Tea Partiers (59-20) Prev #1 - 1st or T-1st in overall record, wins for the week, expected win percentage, and run differential. (4)

2. Philadelphia Bacharach Giants (53-26) Prev #3 - Second in overall record and run differential, T-1st in wins for the week, and 3rd in expected win percentage. (8)

3. Montreal Garde Imperiale (49-30) Prev #2 - 2nd in expected win percentage, 3rd in run differential, 4th in wins for the week, and T-5th in overall record. (14)

4. Los Angeles Hollywoods (52-28) Prev #8 - T-3rd in overall record, 4th in expected win percentage and run differential, and 6th in wins for the week. (17)

5. Durham Tar Heels (49-30) Prev #6 - 3rd in wins for the week, 5th in overall record, 6th in run differential, and 7th in expected win percentage. (21)

6. Memphis Blue's (52-27) Prev #5 - 3rd in overall record, 5th in expected win percentage, 7th in run differential, and 8th in wins for the week. (23)

7. Chicago Black Sox (47-32) Prev #4 - 5th in run differential, 6th in expected win percentage, 8th in record, and 11th in wins for the week. (30)

8. Jacksonville Timucuan's (49-30) Prev #7 - 5th in record, 9th in expected win percentage, run differential, and wins for the week. (32)

9. Honolulu Tropics (43-36) Prev #9 - 7th in wins for the week, 8th in expected win percentage and run differential, 9th in overall record. (32)

10. New Orleans Causeway Cajuns (43-36) - Prev NR - 5th in wins for the week, 9th in overall record, 11th in run differential and expected win percentage. (36)

Just Missed - Houston Hangovers (42)
Dropped - 10. Hartford Whalers