Chirps from Center Ice

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

Power Rankings – Comets, Again

Class of the field in the East is Utica. Class in the West is Stockton. It hasn’t been close all season. The Heat have a pair with the Reign this week and that may change, but for now, your top two teams this week are Utica and Stockton.

Here’s the whole list:

RankTeamBlurbLast Week
1Still the team to beat in the division and conference. Ho hum.+1
2Good team on a hell of a run. Showdown at home this weekend with Ontario.+1
312 round shootout win Sunday over Texas in their only action in the week due to weather. Moose travel down to Texas his week looking to move closer to the Wolves in the standings.+1
4Reign head back west where the Stockton Heat await. Division lead implications at stake.+2
5Got their reinforcements back from them taxi squad and sit atop the Atlantic. 7-2-1-0 in their last ten and on a roll. Springfield and Rochester drop by this week. +2
6Hottest team in the Pacific is actually Bakersfield, who methodically took down the white hot Colorado Eagles.+2
7Have been blandly average but built up enough of credit to not let it affect their positioning in the standings. -2
8Great resurrection for Milwaukee. 8-1-0-1 has them as one of the hottest teams in the AHL.+3
9Beat a struggling Cleveland team. Everyone does that these days. Lehigh Valley sandwiched in between a stop in by Belleville.+6
10Season long winning streak ends in Bakersfield and the Eagles bring home a losing streak! -9
11One of the hottest teams in the division, hold the final spot which qualifies for a playoff spot. If they keep up this run of play, they won’t have to worry about that. +1
12Neat run that the Marlies are on, but we will see how good this team really is this Wednesday when they host the Comets.+5
13Stopped the skid in a tight affair in Wilkes-Barre, claiming OT victory. +3
14Extremely busy month continues with three straight against Syracuse.-5
15Beat up the last place San Jose Barracuda to adjust things a bit. Trip out to Bakersfield this week.+4
16Split with Rockford with identical 4-2 results. Host struggling Grand Rapids this week.-3
17Have hit a bit of a slide here. Home and home with Chicago doesn’t make things any easier. -7
18Saw a two goal lead turn into a two goal deficit Saturday in Hartford. This team will continue to struggle.-4
19Senators have been good recently but they head to the vipers pit known as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania this week.+8
20Return home for six straight. Winnable games too. Bridgeport up this weekend. -2
21Amerks have hit a cold patch and host one of the hottest teams in the Atlantic this Wednesday when Wilkes-Barre stops by.-1
22Struggled this week, but still maintain the top three spot. Utica, Hartford and Providence this week is probably the toughest schedule in the AHL this week. n/a
23We think that the Islanders are the best last place team in their division, if that makes any sense.-2
24Nice bit if a turnaround after a struggle these past few weeks. Three straight in Laval, QC when these two teams are neck and neck in the North Division standings. +4
25Split with Ontario, head out to Des Moines for a pair with the Wild. +4
26Took them all weekend to get to Winnipeg to lose a 12 round shootout. Host the Moose this week, then the Admirals this weekend.-1
27Road trip continues to Abbotsford this week after a split in San Diego.-1
28Chance to get some points out of San Jose this weekend in their only game this week (Friday)+3
29Barracuda only play in seven contests this month. One of them with San Diego this Friday. +1
30Good chance that the 0-3 skid ends with struggling Tucson this weekend. -7
31Pair of 4-1 setbacks against Hershey this week. Schedule doesn’t get any easier, Chicago and Utica on the menu this week.-7

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