Chirps from Center Ice

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

AHL Power Rankings: Week 13

There are a few new fresh teams in the top ten this week in the Week 13 edition of the Chirps from Center Ice AHL Power Rankings but the top five, absent of Iowa replacing Rochester, remain intact.

Charlotte remains number one again, because it’s a day that ends in y.

San Jose bumps up to second after getting a bit of breathing room on second place in the Pacific.

Iowa runs from the tenth spot last week to the top three after running over fourth place Chicago.

Bridgeport rounds out the top five. Jump past the Sound Tigers if you didn’t link in direct to see where your favorite team ended up.

1

Last Week: CHA 2 @ LAV 4, CHA 5 @ LAV 4 (OT), CHA 4 @ TOR 5 (OT)
This team is just collecting points, no matter the cost. Canada trip continues through the weekend.

n/a

This Week: @ BEL 1/4, @ BEL 1/5, @ TOR 1/6
Record: 24-8-3-0

2

Last Week: COL 1 @ SJ 3, SD 5 @ SJ 1, SJ 6 @ STK 5
San Jose is opening up a bit now on second place Tucson but the two hottest teams in the Pacific are the division leading Barracuda and the San Diego Gulls. Oh, and they meet this Friday in San Diego.

+1

This Week: @ SD 1/4, @ ONT 1/5, vs. ONT 1/9
Record: 19-6-1-3

3

Last Week: MIL 1 @ IA 3, CHI 1 @ IA 3, IA 3 @ CHI 1
We are never going to get tired of watching Iowa and Chicago duke it out at the top of the Central Division.

+7

This Week: vs. RFD 1/4, @ RFD 1/6, @ SA 1/9
Record: 19-8-4-3

4

Last Week: CHI 4 @ RFD 2, RFD 1 @ CHI 2 (OT), CHI 1 @ IA 3, IA 3 @ CHI 1
Two of the hottest teams in the Central meet this weekend in Rosemont when the 7-2-1 in their last ten Chicago Wolves play host to the 7-3 San Antonio Rampage.

n/a

This Week: vs. SA 1/4, vs. SA 1/5
Record: 20-11-3-1

5

Last Week: HFD 2 @ BRI 3, BRI 4 @ SPR 3, BRI 3 @ HFD 2 (OT), BRI 4 @ RCH 5 (SO)
Let a full two points get away from them with :12 left Wednesday in Rochester. Trip through New York continues this weekend.

n/a

This Week: @ SYR 1/4, @ BNG 1/5
Record: 21-9-4-2

6

Last Week: UTI 1 @ SYR 10, SPR 3 @ SYR 4 (OT), SYR 2 @ UTI 4
No, that 10-1 spot on Friday against Utica is not a typo. The Crunch are a team that once they smell blood, they kill. Syracuse remains a very dangerous team.

n/a

This Week: vs. BRI 1/4, vs. TOR 1/5, @ BNG 1/9
Record: 20-9-2-0

7

Last Week: TOR 1 @ RCH 5, RCH 3 @ UTI 4, BRI 4 @ RCH 5 (SO)
Lead the North despite being 5-5 in their last ten games. You can’t consider this two game set with Laval this weekend a trap, can you?

-5

This Week: @ LAV 1/4, @ LAV 1/5
Record: 21-11-2-0

8

Last Week: BAK 3 @ SD 4, SD 3 @ BAK 2 (OT), SD 5 @ SJ 1, SD 2 @ BAK 1
We don’t think there is any team hotter than the San Diego Gulls right now. Nine game point streak for the Gulls as they are just tearing through opponents.

+7

This Week: vs. SJ 1/4, @ ONT 1/6, @ STK 1/9
Record: 15-11-1-3

9

Last Week: SA 2 @ TEX 5, ONT 2 @ SA 3, TEX 2 @ SA 4, MTB 1 @ SA 3
Don’t look now but here come the Rampage. We should know what kind of team we have on our hands after a run through Chicago and Iowa.

+3

This Week: @ CHI 1/4, @ CHI 1/5, vs. IA 1/9
Record: 16-17-1-0

10

Last Week: PRO 1 @ LV 3, WBS 7 @ LV 3
Phantoms are in the mix, but are too inconsistent to be considered a contender yet.

-1

This Week: @ PRO 1/4, @ HFD 1/5, @ SPR 1/6
Record: 19-10-1-2

11

Last Week: SA 2 @ TEX 5, ONT 1 @ TEX 5, TEX 2 @ SA 4
Stars have been good in a competitive division. Hosting Manitoba this weekend who have been bad.

n/a

This Week: vs. MTB 1/4, vs. MTB 1/5, vs. BAK 1/9
Record: 17-11-3-1

12

Last Week: STK 2 @ TUC 5, STK 3 @ TUC 2
Tucson splits with Stockton last week and are 5-4-1 in their last ten. This is quite average for a Roadrunners team that is still pushing San Jose for the top spot in the Pacific.

-4

This Week: @ STK 1/4, @ BAK 1/5
Record: 17-9-3-1

13

Last Week: BAK 3 @ SD 4, SD 3 @ BAK 2 (OT), BAK 3 @ ONT 1, SD 2 @ BAK 1
Bakersfield has been on a good run of late, but there is always someone better and that someone was the San Diego Gulls on Wednesday. This is a busy month for Bakersfield and there are three more games on the menu this week.

+4

This Week: @ vs. COL 1/4, vs. TUC 1/5, @ TEX 1/9
Record: 16-12-1-1

14

Last Week: GR 2 @ CLE 3 (OT), CLE 3 @ GR 4 (SO), RFD 1 @ GR 2
Five game point streak heading into Pennsylvania. Are the odds in their favor to continue?

+4

This Week: @ WBS 1/4, @ HER 1/5, @ MIL 1/9
Record: 19-11-3-2

15

Last Week: COL 1 @ SJ 3, COL 0 @ MTB 4, COL 1 @ MTB 4
First bumps in the AHL road currently being treaded over in Loveland. Eagles have lost three straight and are a pedestrian 5-5 in their last ten.

-8

This Week: @ BAK 1/4, @ STK 1/5
Record: 15-12-3-1

16

Last Week: HFD 2 @ BRI 3, BRI 3 @ HFD 2 (OT), SPR 5 @ HFD 6 (OT)
Wolf Pack are knocking on the door of making a run at the top four in the Atlantic. Busy weekend ahead to make some more noise.

+4

This Week: vs. SPR 1/4, vs. LV 1/5, @ PRO 1/6
Record: 15-15-2-2

17

Last Week: GR 2 @ CLE 3 (OT), CLE 3 @ GR 4 (SO)
Three points out of the week and the Griffins. Monsters are in the mix as we hit 2019. Big games this week against Utica.

+2

This Week: vs. UTI 1/5, vs. UTI 1/6, @ BEL 1/9
Record: 17-11-4-1

18

Last Week: HER 5 @ WBS 1, WBS 7 @ LV 3, WBS 5 @ BNG 2
Flatlined against Hershey on Friday, then picked up the physicality and it got the Penguins four points. Two tough Central Division teams stop by this week.

+4

This Week: vs. GR 1/4, vs. MIL 1/5
Record: 17-14-4-1

19

Last Week: BNG 1 @ UTI 0, UTI 1 @ SYR 10, RCH 3 @ UTI 4, SYR 2 @ UTI 4
Nice bit of revenge the Comets got Wednesday after being embarrassed 10-1 on Friday by the Crunch. Utica is in the mix now in the North.

-6

This Week: @ CLE 1/5, @ CLE 1/6, @ TOR 1/9
Record: 18-16-2-1

20

Last Week: LAV 4 @ BEL 6, CHA 2 @ LAV 4, CHA 5 @ LAV 4 (OT), BEL 2 @ LAV 4
Rocket are a quiet 6-2-2 in their last ten. Welcome Rochester this weekend with a chance to make some noise and open some eyes.

+4

This Week: vs. RCH 1/4, vs. RCH 1/5
Record: 14-16-3-2

21

Last Week: BRI 4 @ SPR 3, SPR 3 @ SYR 4 (OT), SPR 5 @ HFD 6 (OT)
Thunderbirds locked in a battle now with Wilkes-Barre for the four spot. Big games ahead on the schedule this weekend.

n/a

This Week: @ HFD 1/4, vs. PRO 1/5, @ LV 1/6
Record: 15-11-4-3

22

Last Week: BNG 1 @ UTI 0, BNG 2 @ BEL 3, WBS 5 @ BNG 2
Decent shutout of Utica to start the week, but then dropped two winnable games and are in a hole to start 2019.

-6

This Week: vs. TOR 1/4, vs. BRI 1/5, vs. SYR 1/9
Record: 15-19-3-0

23

Last Week: HER 5 @ WBS 1, PRO 4 @ HER 1, PRO 1 @ HER 2
Tough team to get a handle of. Look like world beaters against Wilkes-Barre, but get blown down like a house of cards against Lehigh Valley.

+7

This Week: vs. GR 1/5, vs. MIL 1/6
Record: 14-18-0-2

24

Last Week: MIL 1 @ IA 3, MIL 2 @ RFD 1
Things are very tight in the Central and the Admirals sit five points out of first place right now in fourth. Trip to Pennsylvania this weekend coming up.

-10

This Week: @ WBS 1/5, @ HER 1/6, vs. GR 1/9
Record: 17-12-5-1

25

Last Week: LAV 4 @ BEL 6, BNG 2 @ BEL 3, BEL 2 @ LAV 4
Belleville is turning into an also ran really quick here. No consistency.

+4

This Week: vs. CHA 1/4, vs. CHA 1/5, vs. CLE 1/9
Record: 16-18-2-0

26

Last Week: STK 2 @ TUC 5, STK 3 @ TUC 2, SJ 6 @ STK 5
Split with Tucson and pushed the Barracuda to the limit on New Years Eve. Heat can make moves this week while in the comforts of home.

n/a

This Week: vs. TUC 1/4, vs. COL 1/5, vs. SD 1/9
Record: 14-15-3-0

27

Last Week: TOR 1 @ RCH 5, CHA 4 @ TOR 5 (OT)
Marlies are a quiet 6-4 in their last ten. Busy week coming to make more noise in the North.

-2

This Week: @ BNG 1/4, @ SYR 1/5, vs. CHA 1/6, vs. UTI 1/9
Record: 15-13-3-2

28

Last Week: PRO 1 @ LV 3, PRO 4 @ HER 1, PRO 1 @ HER 2
Bruins are still middling and now it’s 2019. When do they make a move?

-5

This Week: vs. LV 1/4, @ SPR 1/5, vs. HFD 1/6
Record: 14-15-5-0

29

Last Week: COL 0 @ MTB 4, COL 1 @ MTB 4, MTB 1 @ SA 3
Swept the Eagles considerably but couldn’t do anything with the Rampage.

+2

This Week: @ TEX 1/4, @ TEX 1/5
Record: 13-17-2-0

30

Last Week: CHI 4 @ RFD 2, RFD 1 @ CHI 2 (OT), RFD 1 @ GR 2, MIL 2 @ RFD 1
Lots of hot teams in the Central Rockford is simply average. Two this week with the blazing hot Iowa Wild isn’t going to do the IceHogs any favors.

-2

This Week: @ IA 1/4, vs. IA 1/6
Record: 15-14-3-4

31

Last Week: ONT 2 @ SA 3, ONT 1 @ TEX 5, BAK 3 @ ONT 1
Sit last in the Pacific as we head into 2019 and have the two hottest teams in the Division on the schedule this week.

-4

This Week: vs. SJ 1/5, vs. SD 1/6, @ SJ 1/9
Record: 10-14-3-2

Have a great week, everyone!

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