SPHL Power Rankings: Week 8

SPHL Power Rankings: Week 8

By Minor League Rando

December 13, 2019

It's Friday the 13th and just like every Friday, we have the new SPHL Power Rankings for week 8. There has been some changes from last week's rankings. So without further delay, here are your week 8 SPHL Power Rankings.

10-Macon Mayhem:

Another week, another weekend of Macon getting swept through the whole weekend. The Mayhem continue to struggle. So the question is, can the Mayhem pull themselves out of this hole, or is 10th place the new norm this season for Macon?

9-Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs:

The Rail Yard Dawgs are starting to get a few more W’s in the win column, and have leaped over Macon to take the 9th spot. The Dawgs beat the Marksmen last night which helped push them past Macon for the 9th spot. Can this new burst of steam help the Dawgs push their way into a playoff spot?

8-Quad City Storm:

Quad City still is in the middle of a slump, signs of life haven’t been seen recently with a 6-0 beat down by the Rivermen. The question is now, can Coach Pszenyczny bring this team back into its former winning ways?

7-Birmingham Bulls:

Birmingham has been on semi slump, and have fallen down. The Bulls have lost their last two games which have put them in the 7th spot. The thing is, can the Bulls pull themselves back up?

6-Evansville Thunderbolts:

The T-Bolts have been starting to climb up higher and higher since the start of the season. Winners of 4 straight, the Thunderbolts are climbing up the power rankings. With Coach Bees having Evansville rolling, can the team keep this heat going and stay hot all season?

5-Pensacola Ice Flyers:

The Ice Flyers split the weekend series with the Huntsville Havoc, with a shutout of the Havoc, then an OT loss. The Ice Flyers seem to be fighting with the top dogs of this season in the SPHL, and it seems they will be staying right in the fight.

4-Huntsville Havoc:

The Back-to-Back champs of the SPHL are starting to warm back up, even though they had a shutout this past weekend. Huntsville still looks to get better, but they are pulled mostly out of a losing slump.

3-Peoria Rivermen:

Peoria is still red hot, this team will not stop, no matter what happens. Even though they are playing on one of the weakest schedules in the league, Peoria can still pose a threat, even at the end of the season.

2-Fayetteville Marksmen:

Fayetteville has dropped, sad to say so, but there's one team that has become the SPHL king of the hill. Fayetteville has been facing some challenges, such as loss to Roanoke and Knoxville, but I suspect Fayetteville will be back soon.

1-Knoxville IceBears:

Knoxville has claimed the crown of the SPHL for the time being. Knoxville has been using its fiery offense to shut down most opponents. The goals for stat for Knoxville has been insane. Knoxville leads the stat by nine goals. If the Ice Bears can keep this up, can Presidents Cup number five bein order?