2022 St. Thomas NAPA Auto Parts Power Rankings | Week 9 “Music Edition”

2022 St. Thomas NAPA Auto Parts Power Rankings | Week 9 “Music Edition”

The Power Rankings take into account a variety of stats and scenarios regardless of the divisional home of each team. The rankings are not a prediction of who would win in a head-to-head matchup nor are they exclusively ranked based on seasonal statistics. A hot streak or tournament success can launch a team on the cusp into contention while a series of setbacks could knock any club, even one in the top spot in their division, from the ranks. Good luck!

2022 POWER RANKINGS- WEEK #9
1)FAN OF THE SPORT
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D2"I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY" -Hank Williams

With a big showdown against Dirt & Diamonds washed away, Fan of the Sport enjoys the largest lead of any of the first placed teams. The club is a win away from becoming the firsts team to clinch their division. Clinching the title will secure them the 2nd of the three legs required to win the D2 Triple Crown. This has only been accomplished once in D2, by the Yard Goats in 2017- Fan fell a City title short of the acomplishment in 2014.
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2)PITCHES AINT HIT
(11-0-0)
D5"COME TOGETHER" - The Beatles

Pitches Ain't Hit have rattled off 5 impressive wins since their MSC setback. They will get an opportunity to avenge that loss this Sunday when they take on the Misfits in an early morning engagement. It will be all hands on deck as they look to erase any doubt regarding their spot in the divison. If Pitches prevents the Misfits from catching them, this will insure the D5 Triple Crown goes unclaimed for an 11th straight season.
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3)BACK ALLEY BREW CREW
(10-1-0)
D3"CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!" -Justin Timberlake

Afer bowing out in the MSC quarter-finals, it has been all systems go for Back Alley. They are currently riding a 4 game winning streak that includes wins over MSC champs Abusement Park and former East front-runners Smash N Dash. While they currently lead all of D3, a pair of big bouts with Bat Attitudes and Balled & Beautiful could decide if the Brew Crew holds onto the top spot.
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4)ABUSEMENT PARK
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D3"BIG ENERGY"- Latto

The D3 MSC Champions are still in the West driver seat, but their Week 6 loss to Back Alley has dealt their Triple Crown aspirations a blow. In Week 8, the Park crew went 2-0 and will look to continue their momentum in the home stretch. Their Week 10 MSC final rematch with Balled & Beautiful stands as their biggest challenge left on the schedule.
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5)BAT ATTITUDES
(9-2-0)
D1"RUNNING UP THAT HILL" - Kate Bush

Winner's of 4 in a row and victims to just a single team this year, Bat Attitudes have still been resigned to the pursuit of the top team. With an 0-2 record against Abusement Park, Bat Attitudes will need some help to secure top spot. They will battle the East leaders Back Alley and #3 squad Balled in the Beautiful in a pair of big upcoming games.
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6)BUCKS & BROADS
(9-3-0)
D4"RESPECT" -Aretha Franklin

At 9-3-0 and 5 points clear of the #2 Jokers, Bucks & Broads are a clear favourite to contend for the D4 City title. The MSC loss to Hit Squad showed that they still have a clear challenge ahead of them. Their surprising Week 8 defeat against Off in Right Field could be a point of concern or just a blip along the road. Either way, this team has earned their top spot and will be tough to unseat.
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7)HIT SQUAD
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D4"WHAT'D I SAY" -Ray Charles

After a troublesome 2021 season, Hit Squad have backed up the talk with an impressive 7-3-0 start and MSC title win over Bucks & Broads. A Week 5 loss to B.P. Ballers and Week 6 loss in the MSC final rematch have kept them within striking distance of the Mad Hatters in the West- but the Squad has 2 games in hand. They will face the Hatters in the final Week of the season.
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8)RED SOX
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D1"FIGHT THE POWER" -Public Enemy

Earning the the D1 Mid-Season Classic title, the Red Sox have now positioned themselves for a shot at the Regular season crown. A pair of wins over New Wave and a strong 5 game winning streak have pulled the Sox even with PopATop for top spot. With the rain washing away a showdown against PopATop, the Sox will still have some heavy lifting ahead of them with big games against PAT, New Wave, and Power Outage to close the year.
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9)MINIMUM WAGER
(9-2-1)
D5"SWEET CHILD O' MINE" -Guns N' Roses

One of, if not the youngest squad on the block- the Minimum Wagers are producing maximum results. Since losing the opening game of the season, they have been defeated just once over their last 11 games. The loss came against the top squad and #2 team on our list. The Wagers are continuing to improve and will get their shot to upend both the MSC champs Misfits and #1 Pitches Ain't Hit before the season is done.
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10)POPATOP
(8-3-0)
D1"DON'T STOP BELIEVIN" -Journey

An uncharateristic defeat against Trainwreck was quickly left in the rearview mirror as PopAtop took a pair of wins from the Pirates and outlasted Power Outage over their next 3 games. Pop will have a chance to avenge their loss to Trainwreck this Sunday after a meeting with the Pirates and if successful, they will turn their attention to a pair of tough games against the Red Sox that could decide the division title.
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On the Cusp: Dirt & Diamonds, Smash N Dash, Balled & Beautiful, Jokers, Mad Hatters, & Misfits.

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