Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

AHL Power Rankings: Week 5

One change to the top five but no change at the top for the fifth week in a row here at the Chirps from Center Ice AHL Power Rankings.

No surprise the Charlotte Checkers, the first team to ten wins, remains the top team in the Rankings.

Springfield and Rochester swap spots. The Thunderbirds were the last AHL team to suffer a regulation loss (to Bridgeport Saturday)

San Jose moves up one. The Barracuda are a solid team that not a lot of people talk about.

Iowa moves into the top five this week. Jump past them if you want to see where the rest of the teams ended up this week.

1

Last Week: PRO 3 @ CHA 4, PRO 2 @ CHA 3
First team to ten wins, Checkers are just buzzing teams down. Busy road schedule this week.

n/a

This Week: @ BNG 11/9, @ LV 11/10, @ BRI 11/11, @ LV 11/14
Record: 10-1-0-0

2

Last Week: HER 4 @ RCH 2, RCH 4 @ HER 1, CLE 2 @ RCH 5
Amerks are still good and lead the North. Cleveland and Binghamton look to be the only challengers right now. Stop laughing.

+1

This Week: vs. SYR 11/9
Record: 9-3-1-0

3

Last Week: BRI 2 @ SPR 3, SPR 2 @ BRI 5
Last team in the AHL to suffer a regulation loss with Saturday’s setback to Bridgeport. Divisional play continues this week with the Pennsylvania teams.

-1

This Week: @ LV 11/9, @ HER 11/10, vs. WBS 11/14
Record: 7-1-0-2

4

Last Week: SA 1 @ SJ 3, STK 2 @ SJ 5
San Jose is a really good team that not a lot of people know about because they play so far out West. Two huge early road games this weekend in Tucson.

+1

This Week: @ TUC 11/9, @ TUC 11/10
Record: 9-1-0-1

5

Last Week: IA 3 @ GR 2 (SO), IA 2 @ RFD 1 (SO), RFD 4 @ IA 2, IA 3 @ RFD 0
That slow start that the Wild had seems like a year ago, doesn’t it? Wild are up to third in a suddenly tight Central.

+4

This Week: vs. BAK 11/8, vs. BAK 11/10, vs. MIL 11/14
Record: 8-3-0-0

6

Last Week: CHI 4 @ MTB 5, CHI 4 @ MTB 1, CHI 5 @ MIL 3
Chicago closes the gap on a suddenly cold Admirals team, beating them clean Wednesday and the lead in the North is trimmed to just two points.

+5

This Week: vs. RFD 11/10, vs. MIL 11/11
Record: 8-3-0-1

7

Last Week: LV 3 @ BNG 4 (OT), BNG 2 @ LV 3 (OT)
One word best to describe Lehigh Valley. Mercurial. That was on full display Saturday at home against Binghamton. The Phantoms get two to tie to force OT late and win. They had no business winning and did anyway. Yup, mercurial.

n/a

This Week: vs. SPR 11/9, vs. CHA 11/10, vs. CHA 11/14
Record: 6-3-1-1

8

Last Week: TUC 2 @ COL 3, TUC 1 @ COL 5
Impressive wins over the reigning Pacific Division Champion Roadrunners this weekend in Loveland. Busy schedule this week will battle test this Eagles team.

+9

This Week: @ SD 11/9, @ SD 11/10, vs. STK 11/13, vs. STK 11/14
Record: 6-2-2-0

9

Last Week: TUC 2 @ COL 3, TUC 1 @ COL 5, SD 3 @ TUC 6
After getting smacked hard for the first time in what seems like forever that the Politburo has been writing things about Tucson after their trip to Loveland, the Roadrunners rebound nicely with a midweek win against San Diego. San Jose, the division leader, stops in this weekend.

-3

This Week: vs. SJ 11/9, vs. SJ 11/10
Record: 7-3-0-1

10

Last Week: HER 4 @ RCH 2, RCH 4 @ HER 1, HFD 1 @ HER 2 (SO)
Quietly, Hershey is slowly ascending out of the terrible start to the season. This Saturday’s home matchup against Springfield makes for a good measuring stick we think.

+3

This Week: vs. SPR 11/10, @ SYR 11/11
Record: 6-7-0-1

11

Last Week: RFD 3 @ MIL 2 (OT), MIL 1 @ GR 2, CHI 5 @ MIL 3
0-2-2 in their last four. Three tough road games coming up.

-7

This Week: vs. RFD 11/9, @ CHI 11/11, @ IA 11/14
Record: 8-3-3-0

12

Last Week: BRI 2 @ SPR 3, SPR 2 @ BRI 5, WBS 5 @ BRI 8, BNG 3 @ BRI 7
Offense is firing on all cylinders. 11 straight periods with a goal; 22 goals in last 11 periods for the Sound Tigers. That Sunday game against Charlotte looks interesting.

+9

This Week: vs. PRO 11/10, vs. CHA 11/11, @ HFD 11/14
Record: 7-5-1-0

13

Last Week: CHI 4 @ MTB 5, CHI 4 @ MTB 1
Moose split a series with the Wolves and lose ground a bit in the Central in the process. Busy week ahead.

-3

This Week: vs. GR 11/8, vs. GR 11/10, @ SA 11/13, @ TEX 11/14
Record: 6-5-0-0

14

Last Week: HFD 3 @ WBS 5, HFD 3 @ WBS 2, WBS 5 @ BRI 8
1-2 weekend for the Penguins who have started slow in their last few games. Six game road trip continues this Friday against a hungry Bruins team.

-6

This Week: @ PRO 11/9, @ HFD 11/10, @ PRO 11/11, @ SPR 11/14
Record: 6-4-0-1

15

Last Week: HFD 3 @ WBS 5, HFD 3 @ WBS 2, HFD 1 @ HER 2 (SO)
Three points out of the weekend for Hartford who are keeping their heads above water as we hit mid-November. Busy week ahead.

+10

This Week: @ UTI 11/9, vs. WBS 11/10, vs. BRI 11/14
Record: 5-7-1-1

16

Last Week: TOR 6 @ CLE 7 (SO)
Run and gun affair in Cleveland sees the Marlies lose in a shootout in their only action last week. Three this week in division with Belleville and Laval.

-1

This Week: @ BEL 11/9, @ BEL 11/10, @ LAV 11/13
Record: 4-4-0-2

17

Last Week: TEX 3 @ BAK 4, SA 2 @ BAK 3
Sweep the Texas teams dropping by this past weekend. Now heading to a tough test in Des Moines this weekend.

+2

This Week: @ IA 11/8, @ IA 11/0
Record: 5-4-0-0

18

Last Week: TOR 6 @ CLE 7 (SO), GR 8 @ CLE 4, CLE 2 @ RCH 5
Wild week for the Monsters, who host a very vanilla Laval team this weekend.

-4

This Week: vs. LAV 11/9, vs. LAV 11/10
Record: 7-5-1-0

19

Last Week: LV 3 @ BNG 4 (OT), BNG 2 @ LV 3 (OT), BNG 3 @ BRI 7
Got three points out of a weekend series with a tough Lehigh Valley team, then were obliterated Wednesday morning in Bridgeport. Schedule doesn’t let up, Charlotte stops by Friday.

+3

This Week: vs. CHA 11/9, vs. UTI 11/10, @ SYR 11/14
Record: 5-6-2-0

20

Last Week: RFD 3 @ MIL 2 (OT), IA 2 @ RFD 1 (SO) RFD 4 @ IA 2, IA 3 @ RFD 0
Head Coach Jeremy Colliton gets the call to man the NHL Blackhawks this week. IceHogs are going to be a team to watch here in the short term to see how the transition away from Colliton affects things going forward.

-8

This Week: @ MIL 11/9, @ CHI 11/10, @ GR 11/14
Record: 6-4-1-2

21

Last Week: IA 3 @ GR 2 (SO), MIL 1 @ GR 2, GR 8 @ CLE 4
Points in their last four and slowly climbing back into things. Two this weekend with sputtering Manitoba.

+5

This Week: @ MTB 11/8, @ MTB 11/10, vs. RFD 11/14
Record: 5-5-0-1

22

Last Week: TEX 3 @ ONT 5, SD 2 @ ONT 4
Reign pull two wins out of the hat this week in blowout-ish fashion. Home and home with the Heat this week.

+9

This Week: @ STK 11/9, vs. STK 11/11
Record: 3-4-2-1

23

Last Week: BEL 4 @ SYR 5, BEL 1 @ SYR 6
Rebounded nicely with a sweep of the Senators. Can the trend continue when Rochester drops in?

+7

This Week: @ RCH 11/9, vs. HER 11/11, vs. BNG 11/14
Record: 4-5-0-0

24

Last Week: UTI 3 @ LAV 1, UTI 1 @ LAV 2 (OT), LAV 4 @ UTI 3
Two game point streak heading into a weekend of tough opponents. Does the streak continue?

+5

This Week: @ CLE 11/9, @ CLE 11/10, vs. TOR 11/13
Record: 5-7-1-0

25

Last Week: UTI 3 @ LAV 1, UTI 1 @ LAV 2 (OT), LAV 4 @ UTI 3
Took three of six points away from the Rocket, who are an identical 5-7-1 as the Comets are.

+3

This Week: vs. HFD 11/9, @ BNG 11/10, @ BEL 11/14
Record: 5-7-1-0

26

Last Week: BEL 4 @ SYR 5, BEL 1 @ SYR 6
There has been a lot of talk of recent as the Senators being used as a measuring stick team by us here these past few weeks on the Power Rankings but let’s face it, it’s just an average Belleville team right now.

-8

This Week: vs. TOR 11/9, vs. TOR 11/10, vs. UTI 11/14
Record: 5-7-0-0

27

Last Week: TEX 3 @ ONT 5, TEX 3 @ BAK 4
Stars have dropped four straight, after coming up empty in California this week against teams that they should have beaten.

-11

This Week: vs. SA 11/10, @ SA 11/11, vs. MTB 11/14
Record: 4-5-1-1

28

Last Week: SA 4 @ STK 0, STK 2 @ SJ 5
Heat drop two straight this week. Busy, busy week (4 games in 7 days) ahead.

-8

This Week: vs. ONT 11/9, @ ONT 11/11, @ COL 11/13, @ COL 11/14
Record: 4-6-1-0

29

Last Week: PRO 3 @ CHA 4, PRO 2 @ CHA 3
Swept in Charlotte. Hosting the Penguins for a pair this weekend, which is no small task.

-6

This Week: vs. WBS 11/9, @ BRI 11/10, vs. WBS 11/11
Record: 3-7-1-0

30

Last Week: SD 2 @ ONT 4, SD 3 @ TUC 6
Gulls are last in the Pacific and face off against the ridiculously good Eagles team this weekend.

-6

This Week: vs. COL 11/9, vs. COL 11/10
Record: 3-4-1-1

31

Last Week: SA 1 @ SJ 3, SA 4 @ STK 0, SA 2 @ BAK 3
First team to ten losses are the Rampage, who finish out the California trip 1-2. It’s still early, but an unnerving trend is starting to develop.

-4

This Week: @ TEX 11/10, vs. TEX 11/11, vs. MTB 11/13
Record: 3-10-0-0

Have a great weekend, everyone!

One response to “AHL Power Rankings: Week 5

  1. jj5099@aol.com November 8, 2018 at 11:06 am

    ” Amerks are still good and lead the North. Cleveland and Binghamton look to be the only challengers right now. Stop laughing.” – why would anyone be laughing?  

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