Week Ten Power Rankings

1. Seattle Orcas (9-1) – No change
Last Week: W – Orlando  – 34-18

The Orcas have cemented themselves as the team to beat after a 16 point victory over the team that beat them in the Grand Finale last year. The most impressive part? Isaiah Crowell only had 70 yards rushing in the lopsided win.

2. Michigan Stags (8-2) – Up 1
Last Week: W – Charleston – 41-0

An absolute massacre against the Dragons. Michigan is playing their brand of football right now, using Rawls, Langford and McCluster to put up a lot of yards on the ground.
3. Orlando Rockets (7-3) – Down 1
Last Week: L – @ Seattle – 34-18

Perhaps the worst game of Ricky Ray’s SFL career. One of the first times the 37-year old has really shown his age in the big loss against the Orcas.

4. Carolina Generals (7-3) – Up 1
Last Week: W – Pittsburgh – 30-24 OT

The Generals trailed 17-3 after three in this one. Both offenses got hot in the fourth quarter, but it was Erik Meyer (a favorite for Comeback of the Year) who came out on top.

5. Los Angeles Stars (7-3) – Up 1
Last Week: W – Columbus – 17-13

It wasn’t pretty, but the Stars may have found a once absent ground game at just the right time.

6. Pittsburgh Forge (6-4) – Down 2
Last Week: L – @ Carolina – 30-24

It’s not unfathomable to believe the Forge get the win if they get the benefit of the coin toss in overtime. A tough loss for the Forge, but they still control their own destiny.

7. Washington Wave (6-4) – Same
Last Week: W – @louisville  – 27-24

Some fourth quarter heroics by Ryan Fitzpatrick. Don’t count the Wave out of the playoff race quite yet.

8. Philadelphia Bulldogs (6-4) – Up 1
Last Week: W – @ Nashville – 28-25

They almost blew a 28-7 second half lead, but the Bulldogs are quietly getting back above .500. Mike Vick has yet to throw an interception all season.

9. New Orleans Nightmare (5-5) – Down 1
Last Week: L – @ Dallas – 43-21

After being the talk of the town for nearly a month, the Nightmare seem to be coming back down to earth. They need to get things figured out, and fast, with Dallas and San Antonio starting to figure things out.

10. Atlanta Firebirds (6-4) – Up 3
Last Week: W – @ Phoenix – 66-37

One of the highest offensive outputs in league history. Maybe Atlanta knew what they were doing in shipping off Aaron Murray, Alfred Morris and Allen Hurns.  

11. San Antonio Marshalls (5-5) – Up 3
Last Week: W – @ Birmingham – 34-6

A very convincing win over the Preds. Dak Prescott has had a huge rookie season, however, the Marshall defense made him look mortal. They only trail New Orleans by half a game for lead in the division.

12. Birmingham Predators (5-5) – Down 2
Last Week: L – San Antonio – 34-6

The Preds just couldn’t get anything going in the loss to San Antonio. Prescott was sacked four times and failed to score a touchdown.

13. Phoenix Scorpions (5-5) – Down 2
Last Week: L – Atlanta – 66-37

A valiant second half effort to try and make it into a game, the Scorpions just fell apart in-front of insubstantial amount of fanfare when the going got tough.

14. Columbus Explorers (5-5) – Down 2
Last Week: L – @ Los Angeles – 17-13

It’s time for Explorer fans and management to accept the harsh truth. Terrelle Pryor is a human highlight reel, but he simply can’t get the job done when called upon to lead the offense as a passer.

15. Dallas Six-Shooters (4-6) – Up 3
Last Week: W – New Orleans – 43-21

James Franklin has come out of almost nowhere to put the Shooters back in playoff contention. One could even say no quarterback is playing better football than him right now.

16. Nashville Renegades (4-6) – Same
Last Week: L – Philadelphia– 28-25

The team continue to fight for a win in the fourth quarter, scoring the final 18 points, but the slow start is what did them in. Once considered a strong preseason favorite, the Gades are scrambling to get back in the playoff picture.

17. Charleston Dragons (4-6) – Down 2
Last Week: L – @michigan – 41-0

The Aaron Murray honeymoon appears over already with management opting to go back to Kellen Moore. Maybe some should send Colin Durina a postcard informing him the importance of a deep threat on offense.

18. Omaha Express (4-6) – Down 1
Last Week: L – Minnesota – 26-20

Any chances of playoff contention probably fell apart when the Express gave the Freeze their first win of the year.

19. New York Marauders (3-7) – Same
Last Week: L – @ Houston – 29-17

A 12-point victory over a team that has been getting crushed by 30-40 points over the past two months. They’ll take it.

20. Minnesota Freeze (1-9) – Up 2
Last Week: W – @omaha – 26-20

Josh McCown’s still got it. Imagine if management had actually traded the vet before the trade deadline?

21. Louisville Cougars (1-9) – Down 1
Last Week: L – Washington – 27-24

The Cougars are difficult to watch. If you’re a fan, it has to be heartbreaking. If you’re favorite team is playing them, you know you’re in for a nail biter. If you’ve put money on the spread, you’re also in for a restless three hours. Does Christian Ponder get another shot?

22. Houston Wranglers (2-8) – Down 1
Last Week: L – New York– 29-17

Eight straight losses by double digits for the Wranglers now.

Week 10 Awards

Offensive Player of the Week:
WR Malcolm Mitchell, Atlanta Firebirds
5 Rec, 180 Rec Yards (36.0 YPC), 4 Rec TDs

Defensive Player of the Week:
DE John Bowman, San Antonio Marshalls
5 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 1 TFL, 3 Hurries

Special Teams Player of the Week:
RET Trindon Holliday, Atlanta Firebirds
5 KR, 200 KR Yds (40.0 YPR), 1 KR TD, 2 PR, 2 PR Yds (1.0 YPR)

Rookie of the Week:
WR Malcolm Mitchell, Atlanta Firebirds
5 Rec, 180 Rec Yards (36.0 YPC), 4 Rec TDs