Chirps from Center Ice

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

AHL Power Rankings: Week 15

Some shakeups to the top five and top ten this week in the Week 15 version of the Chirps from Center Ice AHL Power Rankings.

Charlotte remains number one. They have thirty wins and 60 points. San Diego jumps up to second after fifteen games in a row without a regulation loss.

San Jose drops down one, they still lead the Pacific but are feeling the heat from the Gulls. Chicago stays fourth as the leaders of the Central and Tucson jumps back into the top five.

Go past the Roadrunners if you didn’t link in direct to see where your favorite team, if they aren’t already mentioned above, filled out this week.

1

Last Week: WBS 5 @ CHA 1, WBS 3 @ CHA 5, BRI 0 @ CHA 1, BRI 4 @ CHA 6
OK, we get it. The Checkers are good. But they are approaching territory of some of the greatest teams to have ever played in the AHL.

n/a

This Week: vs. TOR 1/19, vs. TOR 1/20
Record: 30-9-3-0

2

Last Week: SD 5 @ MIL 2, SD 2 @ IA 3 (OT), TEX 1 @ SD 2
Point streak is up to 15. Gulls are second in the Pacific now. Trades made by Anaheim may end up throwing cold water on these hot Gulls, though.

+1

This Week: vs. BAK 1/19, @ ONT 1/21
Record: 20-11-2-3

3

Last Week: ONT 3 @ SJ 1, STK 1 @ SJ 2
Barracuda shouldn’t be worried as much about the second place Roadrunners as much as they should the third place Gulls who are on a tear right now.

-1

This Week: vs. TEX 1/18, vs. BAK 1/21
Record: 22-8-1-3

4

Last Week: CHI 6 @ TUC 3, CHI 2 @ TUC 3, GR 2 @ CHI 5
Sole possession of first in the Central, but only three points from being out of the playoffs. Razor thin margins.

n/a

This Week: vs. RFD 1/19, vs. MIL 1/20
Record: 23-13-3-1

5

Last Week: CHI 6 @ TUC 3, CHI 2 @ TUC 3
Split with Chicago but San Jose is opening up more of a lead on the Roadrunners. Busy week coming up with four games.

+1

This Week: @ COL 1/18, @ COL 1/19, vs. TEX 1/21, vs. TEX 1/23
Record: 20-10-3-1

6

Last Week: IA 1 @ SA 3, IA 2 @ TEX 4, SD 2 @ IA 3 (OT)
Two losses this week cost the Wild tops in the Central. Things are dangerously tight in this division so the margin for error is nil to non-existent. We like Iowa’s chances this week, though.

-1

This Week: vs. ONT 1/18, vs. ONT 1/19, vs. RFD 1/21
Record: 21-12-4-3

7

Last Week: IA 1 @ SA 3, RFD 3 @ SA 4, RFD 1 @ SA 2
Rampage are a lot closer to a playoff spot than they were two months ago. Three games this week on the road coming up.

n/a

This Week: @ MTB 1/19, @ MTB 1/20, @ MIL 1/22
Record: 21-18-1-0

8

Last Week: RFD 3 @ TEX 4 (SO), IA 2 @ TEX 4, TEX 1 @ SD 2
Stars are OK for now. We aren’t punishing them for losing to the Gulls Wednesday. Four more games this week in California.

n/a

This Week: @ SJ 1/18, @ STK 1/19, @ TUC 1/21, @ TUC 1/23
Record: 21-12-3-2

9

Last Week: TOR 5 @ RCH 1, RCH 5 @ TOR 1
Split with the Marlies with identical 5-1 scores on both nights in the home and home. Things remain tight at the top of the North.

n/a

This Week: @ WBS 1/18, @ LV 1/19, vs. BNG 1/23
Record: 23-13-2-0

10

Last Week: HFD 3 @ PRO 6, HFD 4 @ BRI 2
Wolf Pack looking to see things interesting her win mid-January. Four games this week to make some noise.

+1

This Week: vs. LV 1/18, vs. SPR 1/19, @ PRO 1/20, vs. SPR 1/23
Record: 18-17-2-2

11

Last Week: BEL 4 @ GR 3 (SO), BEL 2 @ GR 5, GR 2 @ CHI 5
There are a lot of good teams in the Central and the Griffins are one of them. Three this week with non-playoff (for now) teams.

+3

This Week: @ RFD 1/18, vs. MIL 1/19, vs. MTB 1/23
Record: 21-13-3-4

12

Last Week: BRI 4 @ UTI 3 (OT), SYR 2 @ UTI 3, SYR 4 @ UTI 5
Well look here, the Comets are on the same points and tied with Rochester and co-lead the North after getting 5 of 6 points this week. Rochester has the tougher strength of schedule this week so the Comets could be at the top next week.

+6

This Week: vs. BNG 1/18, vs. BEL 1/19
Record: 22-17-3-1

13

Last Week: WBS 5 @ CHA 1, WBS 3 @ CHA 5
Split with Charlotte, which is better than most these days. Penguins are still hanging around the cut line.

+2

This Week: vs. RCH 1/18, vs. HER 1/19, vs. LV 1/21, @ BRI 1/23
Record: 19-16-4-1

14

Last Week: HFD 3 @ PRO 6, PRO 4 @ SPR 3, SPR 3 @ PRO 2 (OT)
Another week where Providence gets 5 of 6 points out of the week and all of a sudden the gap closes to thin margins for the Bruins to the four spot in the Atlantic.

+9

This Week: vs. SPR 1/18, @ BRI 1/19, vs. HFD 1/20
Record: 18-16-6-0

15

Last Week: HER 2 @ SPR 6, PRO 4 @ SPR 3, SPR 3 @ PRO 2 (OT), SPR 1 @ LV 3
Thunderbirds are hanging in there with the Phantoms, Penguins and a bunch of other teams in the Atlantic. Really important games on the schedule this week.

+5

This Week: @ PRO 1/18, @ HFD 1/19, vs. LAV 1/21, @ HFD 1/23
Record: 18-14-5-3

16

Last Week: TOR 5 @ RCH 1, RCH 5 @ TOR 1
Split the home and home with Rochester, now head on the road south to Charlotte for a pair against the Checkers. Charlotte is what Toronto was this time last year.

+5

This Week: @ CHA 1/19, @ CHA 1/20, @ CLE 1/23
Record: 19-15-3-2

17

Last Week: BRI 4 @ UTI 3 (OT), HFD 4 @ BRI 2, BRI 0 @ CHA 1, BRI 4 @ CHA 6
Went to Charlotte and got smashed. Could have gotten closer but may have just given the division title to the Checkers, barring an epic collapse. Busy week this week back at home, with some good opponents coming in.

-1

This Week: vs. PRO 1/19, vs. HER 1/20, vs. WBS 1/23
Record: 22-14-4-2

18

Last Week: HER 2 @ SPR 6, HER 3 @ LV 0, LV 4 @ HER 5, HER 1 @ BNG 0 (OT)
Don’t look now but the Bears have won three straight including a sweep of Lehigh Valley, something which hasn’t been done in years. Road test continues this week.

+9

This Week: @ WBS 1/19, @ BRI 1/20, @ LV 1/23
Record: 18-20-0-2

19

Last Week: BNG 2 @ LV 1, HER 3 @ LV 0, LV 4 @ HER 5, SPR 1 @ LV 3
Needed that win Wednesday against Springfield because the Phantoms have been hemorrhaging points. Have been saying all along that this team is way too inconsistent.

-7

This Week: @ HFD 1/18, vs. RCH 1/19, @ WBS 1/21, vs. HER 1/23
Record: 21-15-1-2

20

Last Week: CLE 4 @ SYR 3 (SO), SYR 2 @ UTI 3, SYR 4 @ UTI 5
Crunch have gone cold. Winless in their last five. Thankfully, the North is a roller coaster, so it’s not time to panic for Syracuse, yet.

-7

This Week: vs. BEL 1/18, @ BNG 1/19, vs. BNG 1/21
Record: 21-13-2-1

21

Last Week: BAK 3 @ COL 6, BAK 2 @ COL 0
Split with Bakersfield at home. Really busy week coming up with a trip to Tucson starting off.

-11

This Week: vs. TUC 1/18, vs. TUC 1/19, @ STK 1/21, @ BAK 1/23
Record: 17-14-3-1

22

Last Week: BAK 3 @ COL 6, BAK 2 @ COL 0, STK 2 @ BAK 4
Condors sit as a playoff team right now despite being 3-5-2 in their last ten. Pacific Division is top heavy and the Condors are just in the middle.

+3

This Week: vs. STK 1/18, @ SD 1/19, @ SJ 1/21, vs. COL 1/23
Record: 18-15-2-1

23

Last Week: BNG 2 @ LV 1, CLE 4 @ BNG 5, HER 1 @ BNG 0 (OT)
Devils remain in the mix. Need to survive this week here, cause it’s a bees nest.

-1

This Week: @ UTI 1/18, vs. SYR 1/19, @ SYR 1/21, @ RCH 1/23
Record: 19-20-4-0

24

Last Week: LAV 0 @ MTB 4, LAV 6 @ MTB 5 (SO), BEL 2 @ LAV 4
Here is how tight things are in the North. Laval is in seventh, three points out of a playoff spot and just eight points from the division lead.

-7

This Week: vs. CLE 1/18, vs. CLE 1/19, @ SPR 1/21
Record: 17-17-3-3

25

Last Week: LAV 0 @ MTB 4, LAV 6 @ MTB 5 (SO), MIL 2 @ MTB 3 (OT), MIL 2 @ MTB 4
Wow, look at that, Moose haven’t lost in regulation in five games. Manitoba is trending up, but have a lot of teams to jump past to get into a playoff discussion.

+4

This Week: vs. SA 1/19, vs. SA 1/20, @ GR 1/23
Record: 17-18-2-1

26

Last Week: SD 5 @ MIL 2, MIL 2 @ MTB 3 (OT), MIL 2 @ MTB 4
Winless in four straight and getting heat from Texas and San Antonio and is that a Moose call in the distance? Griffins and Wolves this weekend make for tough matchups.

-7

This Week: @ GR 1/19, @ CHI 1/20, vs. SA 1/22
Record: 19-15-6-1

27

Last Week: CLE 4 @ SYR 3 (SO), CLE 4 @ BNG 5
Split the week and in winning, gave a point away to a team they are pursuing in Syracuse.

-1

This Week: @ LAV 1/18, @ LAV 1/19, vs. TOR 1/23
Record: 18-15-4-1

28

Last Week: ONT 3 @ SJ 1, ONT 5 @ STK 6 (OT)
Three points this week for a Reign team that will take anything at this juncture to work out of the Pacific Division cellar. A trip to Iowa is a huge test this week.

+3

This Week: @ IA 1/18, @ IA 1/19, vs. SD 1/21
Record: 11-17-4-2

29

Last Week: ONT 5 @ STK 6 (OT), STK 1 @ SJ 2, STK 2 @ BAK 4
Heat are a mediocre 4-6 in their last ten. Two points last week isn’t enough right now. Need to be better this week against the Condors, Stars and Eagles.

-1

This Week: @ BAK 1/18, vs. TEX 1/19, vs. COL 1/21
Record: 16-19-3-0

30

Last Week: BEL 4 @ GR 3 (SO), BEL 2 @ GR 5, BEL 2 @ LAV 4
Things are really tight in the North but Belleville isn’t part of the discussion because they are in last place. They can start stringing wins together and get into the discussion, but it hasn’t happened yet.

n/a

This Week: @ SYR 1/18, @ UTI 1/19
Record: 18-22-2-0

31

Last Week: RFD 3 @ TEX 4 (SO), RFD 3 @ SA 4, RFD 1 @ SA 2
1-7-1-1 in their last ten Rockford is. Schedule isn’t any easier with three division heavyweights on the menu.

-7

This Week: vs. GR 1/18, @ CHI 1/19, @ IA 1/21
Record: 16-17-3-5

Have a great week, everyone!

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