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The season has given us no shortage of star turns, disappointments and surprises. Two teams have yet to lose more than one game. That one is the Atlanta Swarm is not a surprise. That the other is the Vancouver Legion most assuredly is. But after watching the Legion freeze the Storm in Week 8, there can be no doubt the team is the real deal.
Conversely, 5 teams have yet to notch more than two victories. The Hyenas, Knights, Scorpions, Tyrants, and Storm are all in desperate need of “W’s.” Sooner or later their luck must change … right?
The Charleston Predators and St. Louis Gladiators have both exceeded expectations. Charleston looks to gain positioning into the playoffs, and St. Louis finds themselves battling for their first run into the post-season. The Mexico City Aztecs, Denver Nightwings, and Seattle Tyrants have not played up to their potential, falling into the bottom half of the league.
BUT – let’s not forget we have a ferocious Big Four at the top of the Power Rankings. Could a team invade the space of the Top Four and replace one of the members of the “Holy Quadrant?” Sure. A lot can happen between now and the end of the regular season. But as things stand right now? There are the first four teams in the SFL’s Power Rankings … and then there’s everybody else.
The SFL Beat has gathered to sort through the happenings of Week 8 and rank the league’s teams from the top to the bottom. Here’s the SFL’s pecking order heading into Week 9. Let’s get to it.