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AHL Power Rankings: Week 7

A little Thanksgiving Eve Chirps from Center Ice AHL Power Rankings for you on a Wednesday. Next week, we will return to our regularly scheduled Thursday.

There is a new number number one this week and they are the Iowa Wild. The Wild lead the Central Division.

Charlotte remains in second this week, we had them at #1 when we ate dinner Tuesday night, see what changed our minds.

Bridgeport jumps into the top five in third followed by San Jose and Milwaukee.

After the Admirals, jump through to see where your favorite team ended up if you didn’t link in direct.

1

Last Week: MIL 0 @ IA 6, IA 4 @ CHI 3 (OT)
Tim Army has the Wild in first place in the Central heading into the final week of November looking to stay there. It’s a mix of great goaltending and goal scoring. Simple, right?

+3

This Week: @ MIL 11/21, @ MTB 11/23, @ MTB 11/24, vs. GR 11/26
Record: 11-4-1-0

2

Last Week: CHA 2 @ WBS 1, CHA 6 @ WBS 5 (OT), BEL 5 @ CHA 1
We had Charlotte back at #1 again this week until the Belleville blowout. Checkers remain at number two for another week.

n/a

This Week: vs. BEL 11/21, vs. LAV 11/24, vs. LAV 11/25
Record: 13-4-1-0

3

Last Week: BRI 2 @ LAV 1 (SO), BRI 2 @ BEL 1
Sweep through Canada. Are probably the only legitimate threat to Charlotte right now.

+3

This Week: vs. HFD 11/23, @ HFD 11/24, vs. SPR 11/25, @ SPR 11/28
Record: 11-5-2-0

4

Last Week: COL 0 @ SJ 5
Barracuda get right back on the horse after last weeks setback in Tucson and shutout Colorado in their only action this past week. A pair more with Colorado before the Heat drop by.

+4

This Week: @ COL 11/23, @ COL 11/24, vs. STK 11/27
Record: 10-3-0-1

5

Last Week: MIL 0 @ IA 6, ONT 1 @ MIL 2
Admirals split the week. Another one this week with Iowa for tops in the Central Division.

+2

This Week: vs. IA 11/21, @ GR 11/23, vs. RFD 11/24
Record: 10-6-3-0

6

Last Week: RCH 4 @ SPR 9, LV 2 @ SPR 3
Four game losing streak is a distant memory. Impressive wins against some tough teams this past weekend for the Thunderbirds.

+5

This Week: vs. WBS 11/23, vs. SYR 11/24, @ BRI 11/25, vs. BRI 11/28
Record: 9-4-0-2

7

Last Week: RCH 4 @ SPR 9, RCH 2 @ PRO 3 (OT), RCH 4 @ HFD 3
Despite the two losses this past weekend, 3 out of 6 points isn’t all that bad for Rochester.

-6

This Week: vs. UTI 11/23, @ BNG 11/24
Record: 11-4-2-0

8

Last Week: BNG 2 @ TOR 1, BNG 2 @ TOR 3 (OT)
3 of 4 points with Toronto this past weekend. Very important series with Syracuse coming up. Don’t overlook Rochester or Utica either.

+5

This Week: vs. SYR 11/21, @ SYR 11/23, vs. RCH 11/24, vs. UTI 11/28
Record: 8-7-3-0

9

Last Week: TUC 1 @ STK 3, STK 8 @ TUC 2
Styles make fights and Tucson hasn’t yet figured out the style to put up a fight against Stockton, who are pursuing them for tops in the Pacific.

-6

This Week: vs. STK 11/21, @ BAK 11/24, @ ONT 11/25
Record: 9-5-0-1

10

Last Week: LV 5 @ PRO 4, LV 2 @ SPR 3
Phantoms are mercurial. We’ve known this all season. Battling back to beat Providence in regulation then getting smacked a bit by Springfield the next night. Lehigh Valley simply cannot rely on what got them the Atlantic Division Championship last season this season.

-5

This Week: vs. HER 11/23, vs. PRO 11/24
Record: 9-5-1-1

11

Last Week: SYR 4 @ UTI 0, LAV 4 @ SYR 6
Syracuse is on a seven game point streak thanks in large part to their power play which have scored eleven times in their last four games.

+8

This Week: @ BNG 11/21, vs. BNG 11/23, @ SPR 11/24
Record: 8-5-1-0

12

Last Week: TUC 1 @ STK 3, STK 8 @ TUC 2
Don’t look now but the Roadrunners and Barracuda have some competition for tops in the Pacific.

+10

This Week: @ TUC 11/21, @ SD 11/23, vs. SD 11/25, @ SJ 11/27
Record: 9-7-1-0

13

Last Week: IA 4 @ CHI 3 (OT), MTB 2 @ CHI 4
Wolves are within striking distance of Iowa and Milwaukee for tops in the Central.

+4

This Week: @ RFD 11/23, vs. GR 11/24, vs. RFD 11/25, @ GR 11/28
Record: 9-5-1-1

14

Last Week: CHA 2 @ WBS 1, CHA 6 @ WBS 5 (OT)
Something is off here. Leadership? Playmakers? Personnel? Could be, or something totally different, but something is off.

-4

This Week: @ SPR 11/23, vs. HER 11/24, vs. PRO 11/25, @ HER 11/28
Record: 8-6-2-1

15

Last Week: MTB 2 @ GR 3 (OT), MTB 2 @ CHI 4
Moose are a very vanilla 8-8 in the final week of November. There is still tons of time to turn things around, but two this week against division leading Iowa is a tall task.

-3

This Week: vs. IA 11/23, vs. IA 11/24, @ SD 11/28
Record: 8-8-1-0

16

Last Week: LV 5 @ PRO 4, RCH 2 @ PRO 3 (OT)
Facing a ton of injuries and call ups, Providence beats North Division leading Rochester on Saturday night. Is this a sign of more to come for the Bruins?

+2

This Week: @ HFD 11/21, @ LV 11/24, @ WBS 11/25
Record: 6-8-2-0

17

Last Week: TOR 4 @ BEL 5 (OT), BRI 2 @ BEL 1, BEL 5 @ CHA 1
Nice road blowout of Charlotte raised a few eyebrows on Tuesday night. Can the Senators do it again Wednesday? Belleville are winning games and are in the thick of things.

+7

This Week: @ CHA 11/21, @ UTI 11/24, @ LAV 11/28
Record: 9-9-0-0

18

Last Week: COL 2 @ BAK 5, COL 0 @ SJ 5, COL 4 @ BAK 3
That was a good win in Bakersfield Tuesday. Can the momentum continue this week at home against San Jose?

-2

This Week: vs. SJ 11/23, vs. SJ 11/24
Record: 7-7-3-0

19

Last Week: BAK 1 @ SD 4, COL 2 @ BAK 5, COL 4 @ BAK 3
Condors cooled off a bit this week. Resurgent Ontario and a pissed off Tucson on the schedule this week.

-10

This Week: @ ONT 11/23, vs. TUC 11/24
Record: 8-6-0-0

20

Last Week: CLE 1 @ HER 6, CLE 5 @ HER 2
Monsters could have used four points this week with Rochester’s struggles. Now three straight with the Marlies this week.

-6

This Week: vs. TOR 11/23, @ TOR 11/25, vs. TOR 11/28
Record: 8-8-1-0

21

Last Week: CLE 1 @ HER 6, CLE 5 @ HER 2
Split a pair with Cleveland and have a tough week ahead against their Pennsylvania brethren.

-1

This Week: @ LV 11/23, @ WBS 11/24, vs. WBS 11/28
Record: 8-9-0-1

22

Last Week: BAK 1 @ SD 4
Gulls hit the Thanksgiving break on a three game win streak, 6-2-1-1 in their last ten. Busy week coming up.

+1

This Week: vs. ONT 11/21, vs. STK 11/23, @ STK 11/25, vs. MTB 11/28
Record: 6-4-1-1

23

Last Week: RFD 1 @ SA 2, RFD 2 @ SA 3 (SO)
Rampage have won three straight and face Texas for three in a row over the Thanksgiving weekend.

+6

This Week: vs. TEX 11/23, @ TEX 11/24, vs. TEX 11/25
Record: 6-12-0-0

24

Last Week: ONT 4 @ GR 3, MTB 2 @ GR 3 (OT)
Things are tight in the Central and Grand Rapids are right in the thick of it.

+2

This Week: vs. MIL 11/23, @ CHI 11/24, @ IA 11/26, vs. CHI 11/28
Record: 8-7-0-1

25

Last Week: ONT 4 @ GR 3, ONT 1 @ MIL 2
Brief trip to the Midwest rears a split for the Reign, who played two tight contests. We think that Ontario is past their slow start.

+2

This Week: @ SD 11/21, vs. BAK 11/23, vs. TUC 11/25
Record: 5-6-2-1

26

Last Week: UTI 3 @ HFD 6, RCH 4 @ HFD 3
Beat a hapless Utica team then narrowly lost to a floundering Rochester team. Schedule is tough this week.

-5

This Week: vs. PRO 11/21, @ BRI 11/23, vs. BRI 11/24
Record: 7-9-1-2

27

Last Week: RFD 1 @ TEX 5, RFD 1 @ SA 2, RFD 2 @ SA 3 (SO)
IceHogs win less in last four. This has nothing to do with their head coach moving up to the NHL, right?

-12

This Week: vs. CHI 11/23, @ MIL 11/24, @ CHI 11/25
Record: 8-7-1-3

28

Last Week: RFD 1 @ TEX 5
In their only action last week, Texas picks up a big win against a sputtering IceHogs side. Three straight with the Rampage this week.

+3

This Week: @ SA 11/23, vs. SA 11/24, @ SA 11/25
Record: 7-6-1-1

29

Last Week: TOR 4 @ BEL 5 (OT), BNG 2 @ TOR 1, BNG 2 @ TOR 3 (OT)
Three straight with Cleveland should give us a pretty decent idea of where we are with the defending champs.

+1

This Week: @ CLE 11/23, vs. CLE 11/25, @ CLE 11/28
Record: 6-7-1-2

30

Last Week: BRI 2 @ LAV 1 (SO), LAV 4 @ SYR 6
Laval is in with about four other North Division teams that are highly clustered as we head into the final week of November. Big trip to Charlotte this weekend.

-5

This Week: @ UTI 11/21, @ CHA 11/24, @ CHA 11/25, vs. BEL 11/28
Record: 7-9-1-1

31

Last Week: SYR 4 @ UTI 0, UTI 3 @ HFD 6
Utica has two wins in their last ten and are at the bottom of the North Division. And it’s not like they are in close contests, the Comets are getting blown out.

-3

This Week: vs. LAV 11/21, @ RCH 11/23, vs. BEL 11/24, @ BNG 11/28
Record: 6-10-1-1

Happy Thanksgiving!

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