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  Written by Bryant Dynasty, Ethan Kye, Matthew Slinn and Jack Brown

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Rank
Team
Record
(Movement)
Recap

1

Denver Nightwings
10-1
(-)
Well as we all are aware, the Denver Nightwings are still sitting at the top of the power rankings as they should be. Denver has been a powerhouse team to compete against and rightfully so. They have been on a 7 win win streak since losing a close one to the Vultures in Week 4. Denver has no worries about not making the play-offs considering that with a win they clinch the #1 spot. The Fury tried hard to bring Denver down a notch and failed in doing so. Nightwings QB Josh Miller would complete 25 of his 30 passes for 366 yards and 2 touchdowns. Miller was also sacked a total of 5 times by the Fury defense. WR Jockamo Jones had 6 receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown. TE Jeremy Mosely would also have 6 receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown. HB Jarrod " J-Train" McChesney would have 19 carries for 110 yards and a rushing touchdown. CB's Matt Papineau and Nick Kindler would combine for a total of 14 tackles 3 assisted 2 pass deflections and a Papineau interception. FS Josh Vasquez had 6 tackles 2 assisted 1 pass deflection and 2 interceptions.

2

Baltimore Vultures
8-3
(1)
The Baltimore Vultures take the second spot in the last of the Season 15 Power Rankings. Seeded Fourth in the playoffs as of this writing, the Vultures are primed for a huge post-season run. They took care of business against the London Knights, 27-22, in Week 11. HB T-Roy Gaines was not asked to perform his usual workhorse in this outing, only getting 33 yards on 9 carries. QB Jack Wigmore put in some extra credit though going 29 of 48 with 296 yards, 3 TDs but also giving away 3 interceptions. SS Troy Loshaw pulled in 2 of his team's 5 interceptions of the day, his firsts of the season. The Arizona Scorpions are the last test for the Vultures before the playoffs, they'll cap off the Season 15 regular season primed for a championship run.

3

Louisiana Revolution
9-2
(1)
If you had told me that back when Gerald Smith got removed from ownership that the Revolution would still be one of the top teams in the league a player down, I would have called you crazy and that they wouldn’t have done too well. But as life tends to prove me wrong, the Revolution proved they’re still on top, maintaining that by playing, well, the team they played the week before Gerald was yeeted from ownership temporarily, Portland! Last time around, the Revolution slaughtered the Fleet to the tune of 49-3 in one of the largest blowouts in this SFL decade. This time around, yeah, the Revolution still won rather convincingly. Sure it wasn’t by as much as last time with the score only being 38-23. But even then the Revolution were still beating the Fleet. Mainly (as per usual) with their ground game. On the day, Streeter got 169 yards with 3 touchdowns. Alongside a Pichler TD and a Pick 6 from CB Rolmain Hood. The entire thing was just what the Revolution needed. A decent win to prepare themselves for the playoffs. For the final week they get to hit the road to play possible wildcard Florida in a tense game for the latter. How will things go? None can really be sure.
4
Sioux Falls Sparrows
8-3
(2)
Tonight on the 4th spot of the SFL Power Rankings: Julian throws 4 interceptions, Colin Hart only gets 100 yards rushing, and the defense concedes over 400 yards to a team with an okay offense.

So with that in mind, things didn’t go too well for Sioux Falls while they were simply coasting into the playoffs. They don’t exactly need the big wins to keep themselves in it, but still, a loss to an (at this moment) non playoff team is not something you want on your resume heading into the cut throat world of the SFL Playoffs. Even if everything was close on the scoreboard, there are some very nerve-racking stats here. Mostly the ones I highlighted in my Bottom Gear joke opening, but also Tyree got sacked 3 times on the day but that may not especially be too bad. Sioux Falls, granted, has had times like this where they lose head scratchers, most notably when they lost to Charleston back in Week 3. But still they have been able to bounce back pretty well. From here, they have that one week to bounce back to prepare for the playoffs. Who do they play? St. Louis, wanting a spot in? Well I’ll be! Should be a good one for the two squads.
5
Mexico City Aztecs
7-4
(2)
Your Mexico City Aztecs stand pat in the power rankings this week after carving out an efficient victory over the Queen City Corsairs. The solid performance was exactly what the doctor ordered for the Aztecs as they look to solidify a home playoff seeding in the last 2 weeks. Pass % was king last weekend, with Matt Willson throwing completion after completion at over a 90% clip, his favourite target being the always reliable Mike Daggs. The All-Star tight end caught 8 balls for 61 yards and a TD, in what was actually a quiet day for the big man. Mexico City also had a rare case of rushing success as well, exploiting QCC's leaky rush D for over 150 yards and a score, with Phoenix Jones and Laura Horrell combining nicely. Week 12 sees the Aztecs stay at home to face the 4-7 Vegas Fury. This will be a lot closer than many predict - Mexico City can't sleep on Vegas.
6
Jacksonville Kings
7-4
(-)
Week 11 was all about defense for the Jacksonville Kings, as they rolled into Fort Worth and came away with the 36-17 victory. The Kings secondary reaped the benefits of constant D-Line pressure, hitting the Toros with 4 sacks and an equal amount of picks. Succo Lohmano took the main headlines, taking his interception back for 6 after an 82-yard sprint. Offensively, Jared Willis crossed the end zone twice and CC had a decent, if rather boring, day at QB. The point is- Jacksonville did enough to win. The Kings return home for their final week, hosting the stingy Charleston Predators, a team fighting tooth and nail to make the post-season. I'm expecting a war in the trenches.
7
Florida Storm
6-5
(2)
The Florida Storm drop 2 spots in the power rankings. Florida lost a tough game against the Predators which helped keep Charleston alive in the play-off hunt. The Storm may have lost to the Predators, but the put up decent numbers. QB Ron "Riverboat" Cockren completed 47 of 67 passes throw for 363 yards and a touchdown. It would be the 6 interceptions that Cockren threw that would be the down fall for the Storm. HB J.W. Doyle would have 12 carries for 43 yards and 9 receptions for 27 yards. WR Optimus Cline would have 9 receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. WR Stephen Bush. Would have 13 receptions for 104 yards. K Ethan Snead would be the only other person to score with a field goal at 49 yards. On the other side of the ball, FS Ryan Tobin would have 7 tackles 2 assisted and 2 pass Deflections. CB's Ryan Davidson, Adam Jones, and SS Andrew Francis all would combine for a 3 interceptions against the Predators. The Storm will be facing off against the Revolution. The Revolution will be traveling in Florida both teams needing a win.
8
Atlanta Swarm
6-5
(-)
The Atlanta Swarm stay ranked at #8 in the power rankings even after a win over a struggling Chicago Wildcats team. The Season 14 champs are on the edge of the play-off picture where a loss could potentially drop them out of contention. The Swarm in Week 11 said that this week was not that week and pull off a solid win. QB Bryant Dynasty would complete 25 of 29 passes for 272 yards and 3 passing touchdowns. Dynasty would connect all 3 time with Siege Falco who had 5 receptions for 78 yards and all 3 of Dynasty's passing touchdowns. HB BDG Hollewood would finally find his way back on the ground game as he would have 29 carries for 92 yards and a rushing touchdown. On defense owner/player Aquantis Shyne would lead his team in tackles with 8 tackles and assisting his team in 2 tackles. Moving into Week 12 the Swarm are in a must win situation as they face off against the Corsairs. We know QCC isn't in the play-off picture and we know they would like to drag someone down with them. Can the Swarm get to buzzing and pull off a much needed win?
9
Houston Hyenas
6-5
(1)
HB Warren Murray showed no mercy against the St Louis Gladiators in a 40-16 victory and his Houston Hyenas needed that tenacity to make their Season 15 Playoff dreams a reality. Murray put the stadium on their feet all 27 times he touched the ball, scampering for 288 yards and 2 scores. His longest of the night, a 79 yard run to end the half put the dagger in the hearts of Gladiators fans. DROTY candidate LB Brody Gulch lead the team with 5 tackles and helped a stout rushing defense that only allowed 13 yards all game. They'll be called on to try and slow down Vancouver Legion HB Robert Redford in the Great White North as their playoff hopes lie in the balance in Week 12.
10
Vancouver Legion
6-5
(1)
A second half blitz led the Vancouver Legion to victory this weekend, as they backed up Week 10's demolition of Arizona with a win. The Legion's play is picking up at the perfect time and this 27-34 defeat of the Carolina Skyhawks is testament to that. It was by no means comfortable - Tom Pepper had one of his famous turnover-happy games and Carolina showed that they could score on the Legion defence. But, in the end, a great performance by Robert Redford and 2 crucial interceptions by the Legion's corners made the difference. Week 12 is huge for the Legion, as they try to secure a return to the playoffs against Houston. The Hyenas offence is playing lights out right now. This one could be the game of the week.
11
Arizona Scorpions
5-6
(3)
Down in the desert the Scorpions were able to get well, frankly, one of the ugly wins of the season for them. 4 interceptions on the day came from Ashley Jackson to only one touchdown, while DJ Moses rushed for another. But who got that third? Well, In true Arizona tradition, it was the defense that ate their opponents alive. They matched Sioux Falls' defense in interceptions tit for tat and held the Sparrows to significantly less yardage on the day. The main thing is also what ended up giving them the points they needed to win it at the end of the day, an 85 yard pick six from Parker Thomas, who is really coming to form this season. In general that is how one could best describe the Scorpions this season, coming into form. But as things stand, they are still on the outside looking in as far as playoffs are concerned. Even to get in they need a minor miracle to happen. They first need Charleston to lose, then they need to beat Baltimore on the road, which well, isn’t an easy feat for anyone.
12
Lone Star Glory
6-5
(1)
The Lone Star Glory can almost taste the Season 15 playoffs. This Texas franchise in its latest iteration were successful in closing out their home stretch at Medal of Honor Field with a victory over the Tulsa Desperados, 27-17. Rookie QB Ace Fenech played a respectable game finishing 26 of 34, 236 yards 2 TDs and an interception. The human-battering ram Lincoln Kingseed Sr. made his presence known, leading the defense with 11 tackles, helping to stuff the Desperados run game to only 38 yards gained. The Chicago Wildcats and the Thunderdome are the last obstacles before a Season 15 Lone Star playoff berth, hopefully this isn't their last ride.
13
Charleston Predators
5-6
(-)
The Charleston Predators stay at 13 in the power rankings. Yes they did win against the Storm in a much needed win. With the win against the Storm, the it keeps the Predators' play-off hopes alive. QB T.D. Drew would complete 15 of 27 passes 171 yards and 3 interceptions. HB Keith "Cheetah" Swearingen would have a great day with 25 carries for 107 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. TE Jay Taylor would have 5 receptions for 117 yards. K Amanda Moyer would boot a field goal for a long of 53 yards. On defense they would be super busy as they would hold HB J.W. Doyle to less than 50 rushing yards. FS Zackery Bates would have 7 tackles 3 pass deflections and a set of interceptions. His partner in crime , FS Josh Reise would have 4 tackles 4 assisted 1 tackle for loss, a pass deflection, and a pair of interceptions. SS Zak Ley and CB Johnny Bravo would each get an interception a piece. LB's Jack Brown and Jack Hoffman would combine for 17 tackles 6 assisted. Jack Brown would have a tackle for loss and Jack Hoffman a pass deflection. Charleston goes on the road to face off against the Jacksonville Kings in a must win situation to keep their play off hopes alive.
14
Fort Worth Toros
4-7
(2)
Fort Worth showed that sometimes talent can't make up for a lack of experience last week, as they couldn't follow up their miraculous victory in Louisiana with a second W on the trot. The Jacksonville Kings came in and took care of business as the Toros looked like they may still be suffering from the hangover of Week 10's victory. Costly turnovers were the thorn in Fort Worth's side all game, with Xander Gold hitting the wrong jersey four times, one of those coming all the way back for 6 points. The reat defence wasn't enough to stymie Jacksonville for four quarters, and even good games by Robert Garrett Jr. and Stephen Hacker weren't enough to get close. Week 12 sees the Toros at home, facing fellow expansion rivals, the Portland Fleet. This game will have a lot of pride riding on it, and the Toros will want to end the season with a big win over the men in orange.
15
Las Vegas Fury
4-7
(2)
After a close and well fought match with the Nightwings we have The Las Vegas Fury moving up 2 spots in the power rankings. Yes, the Fury lost but against a tough Nightwings team and put up a pretty stellar performance. With this loss, the Fury have been eliminated from the Play-offs. But they have plenty to look forward to as they get to play spoiler against the Mexico City Aztecs. With a win against the Aztecs they could really make a change in the play off race. Can QB Thomas Ramen put up numbers like he did against Denver? Ramen completed 42 of his 55 passes for 427 yards and a touchdown. Ramen did however throw 3 interceptions and was sacked 5 times. WR John Blades would have 6 receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown, whereas WR Mason Kirby would have 8 receptions for 102 yards. It would be off the foot of K Otis Boudreaux that the Fury would stay close as. He would go 4 for 4 on field goals made with a long of 49 yards. SS Max Jackson had 8 tackles 1 assist a pass deflection and a interception. LB Day Drewery had 7 tackles an assisted tackle a sack and a half and 3 pass deflections.
16
Queen City Corsairs
4-7
(1)
Queen City's Season 15 woes continued last week and they find themselves dropping even further down our power rankings. Granted, a trip to Mexico was always going to be tough, but it's a problem that we got exactly what we expected - a 16-26 loss. The Corsairs aren't a team we typically associate with expectations of a loss, but here we are. That being said, AJ Caswell did play well and he connected nicely with Christopher Ochoa all game long. Caswell ended with 2 TD's and nearly 300 yards - it's just a shame that QCC still haven't figured out a way to get Jett Zero rolling on the ground. On the other side of the ball, Jeff Duffy did his thing but after that, nobody really stands out. I can't help feeling that if QCC has a defence full of Jeff Duffies then they would be in the playoffs. As it happens, they don't. Week 12 brings the Atlanta Swarm to town. I expect QCC will definitely want to spoil the Swarm's playoff chances.
17
Carolina Skyhawks
4-7
(1)
Carolina put up a respectable fight on the road against Vancouver, eventually falling to a 28-34 defeat and a 4-7 record. This game pretty much summed up the Skyhawks' season - close, and yet so far. The script read as it does most weeks. Sully Richardson would have a mixed performance, Logan Jack would be effective both on the ground and through the air and Harish Prasad would pop up every now and again to make a big play. The defence would subvert expectations and pick Tom Pepper off 4 times, but the Skyhawks simply took too many field goals. Had half of those FG's been TD's, we'd be talking about a famous Carolina victory. As it happens, we're near the foot of the power rankings discussing next Week's fairly inconsequential Eggplant Bowl game against London. I expect fireworks, but in reality, there won't be much to celebrate.
18
St. Louis Gladiators
5-6
(2)
The St. Louis Gladiators needed a lot of things to roll their way to make a repeat playoff appearance in Season 15. Heading into the draft with no offensive players on their roster, they still put up a fight and are dark horses still this late in the season. Leaving Week 11 and the Hyena Den defeated 40-16, Rookie QB Javier Vasquez threw 42 times completing 22 of them for 244 yards, 3 costly interceptions and the lone touchdown pass to WR Paul Dillavou. LB Nicholas Warner lead the team with 9 tackles and CB Joshua Duerr snagged 2 interceptions. The Gladiators will need to rally in Week 12 if they want to return to the playoffs but with the powerhouse Sioux Falls Sparrows waiting for them they'll need a bit of luck too.
19
Tulsa Desperados
3-8
(-)
The Tulsa Desperados were not prepared to duel with the Lone Star Glory, getting outgunned 27-17. Veteran QB Deacon Nickens went 26 of 39 with 221 yards and HB Sonzo Robinson had 2 of his 12 carries for touchdowns but only managed 38 yards on the day. LB D.J. Majesty racked up 12 tackles to lead the Desperados defense. The Tulsa Desperados are not in Season 15 playoff contention but could pull off an incredible upset if they snag a victory against a Denver Nightwings squad playing for a #1 seed.
20
Portland Fleet
2-9
(1)
As the season winds on down for Portland, they can at least hang something positive from this week - their highest ranking here to date! Yeah I know it’s only 20th, but like everything here, it is progress! The team to made progress on the field this week, coming in to play a Revolution team that last time around, well, killed them. But this week the Fleet actually made it competitive between the two! Portland this time only lost 38-23, and actually outperformed Louisiana in a few statistics like passing yards, 3rd down percentage, and time of possession was won by the Cascadian Crew. They also had some improvements through the air, and with Truezman yes, things have been a struggle, but he has shown some genuine flashes and maybe just needs some changes to his contract in order to make him a beast. So with a rough rookie season about to conclude for Portland, they have one final game to, if nothing else, prevent from falling to 2-10, where they will play fellow expansion compatriot Fort Worth. So maybe they can win and pull through to 3-9.
21
London Knights
2-9
(1)
The London Knights will look to build for the future off of Season 15 and a respectable performance against the Baltimore Vultures will be atop that lesson plan. Losing 27-22 this late in the season to a championship contender is a heartbreaker but honorable showing. A duel through the air had QB Angus MacLaine go for 35 completions on 52 attempts, 241 yards, 3 scores but 5 devastating interceptions. His backfield mate, HB Robert Merrill was stifled only netting 26 yards on his 10 rushing attempts. LB Tellymac Scarbro lead the Knights with 9 tackles and helped keep the Baltimore rushing attack to just 28 yards. The second Eggplant Bowl of Season 15 lies ahead as the last contest for these London Knights and they'll look to steal another victory from the Carolina Skyhawks to build off of.
22
Chicago Wildcats
4-7
(2)
The Chicago Wildcats drop down 2 spots in the power rankings to the very bottom. The last time the Wildcats had a win it was against the Swarm, but not this time, no sir. The Wildcats have dropped 6 straight losses since beating the swarm. They have come close in several match ups but still keep coming up short. That's not to say that they haven't been putting up good stats. QB E.T. King completed 16 of 25 passes for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns throwing only 1 interception. HB Robert Johnson had 16 carries for only 49 yards. WR Greg Soto would have 3 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown and WR James Tobon would also have 3 receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown. On Defense, LB Buddy Blaze would have 13 tackles and 1 assisted. His counterpart LB Clint Hendershot would have 6 tackles with 2 assisted. FS Jack Hacksaw had 7 tackles and 1 assisted and CB Ron Hoff would have 6 tackles and an assist. Even thought the Wildcats won't be making the play-offs this season they still have the chance to play spoiler as they face off against the Glory who will be traveling to Chicago.