Power Rankings: MLR Round 12

The only movement is in the middle of our Power Rankings. Who’s in the race and who’s realistically out is becoming clear.

1. Rugby ATL (Last Week: 1)

They’re watching the race for the 1st overall seed as much as the playoff race in the East.

2. Rugby United New York (LW: 2)

With the NOLA loss, RUNY picked up an advantage without even taking the pitch.

3. Los Angeles Giltinis (LW: 3)

The Utah win pulled them closer to LA. Does anyone actually believe it will be a real race at the top?

4. San Diego Legion (LW: 5)

Taking the show to Georgia to beat Atlanta proved that the charge is real. Dan Pryor adds to a back row that should terrify any competitor.

5. Utah Warriors (LW: 4)

Did a narrow win over Seattle make anyone feel better about this team as a competitor?

6. New England Free Jacks (LW: 7)

A win over a Old Glory is still a solid win. They’re exciting at home, and their set piece is the most fun in Major League Rugby.

7. Austin Gilgronis (LW: 6)

The scoreboard was generous to this team. They truly felt at risk of falling to Houston for most of the first half. Are they leaning too much on De Haas even though he won’t be around in July and the playoffs?

8. NOLA Gold (LW: 8)

No shame in losing to ATL, but they’re out of home games. On paper, the path is open. In reality, it’ll be an uphill climb.

9. Toronto Arrows (LW: 9)

This is the best team that’s clearly outside of the playoff picture.

10. Old Glory DC (LW: 10)

This is a really good team even if they’re out of the playoff picture.

11. Seattle Seawolves (LW: 11)

This team, under Allen Clarke, my end up being a strong team even if they’re out of the playoff picture.

12. Houston SaberCats (LW: 12)

This team needs a serious look in the mirror. They’re too good to be this clearly removed from contention.


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