A very unusual set of results this week have managed to completely shake up the standings as the two teams which seemed near locks to win their divisions last week both stumbled making things far from clear in basically every regard. Also, three teams all of whom were treading on the brink of being eliminated from playoff contention, Miami, New York, and Queens all managed to win this week really making almost anything possible for the last few weeks. Here is how it looks to me at this point. As we are nearing the end of the regular season, these rankings will primarily based on the teams’ records of course, the strength of their remaining opponents, and also on historically how well certain teams have managed to perform in this nitty-gritty when the heat is really on them.
4th: Philadelphia Inventors (4.0 – 3.0) (+4). The Inventors had a nice victory this week where they really dominated the Knockouts over the board to put themselves in second place in the East. Though they are in a good position to claim a playoff spot right now, everything is far from clear still as every team in the East could really make it with just a little fortune, and they will need to keep up that type of play to make it. (12%, 60%)
10th: Queens Pioneers (3.0 – 4.0) (+0). Queens played a very strong match this week as despite being quite a bit out rated, they really sent a message that they aren’t ready to slink away quietly and are still hunting for a playoff spot. Like New Jersey, they have a very tough road in facing New York and Boston before the season's end, but if a few things go their way, we might well see them in the post season. (0%, 25%)