Power Rankings: MLR Round 14

Seven teams have realistic playoff paths. Even good teams are now being pushed aside. Can any team break into the current top 4? The odds are decreasing each week. 1. LA Giltinis (Last Week: 2) The LA/San Diego rivalry could become one of Major League Rugby's best. The Giltinis winning the inaugural match pushes them … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 14

Power Rankings: MLR Round 13

We have our first two teams mathematically eliminated, eight teams fighting for playoff spots, and two more stuck in limbo. The races are reaching white hot levels. 1. Rugby United New York (Last Week: 2) Hollinshead remains out. Ellis went down early. RUNY doesn't care. The path through the East goes through the Big Apple … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 13

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 … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 12

MLR Power Rankings: Round 11

1. Rugby ATL (LW: 3) It seems like whoever wins the LA game that week takes the top spot. If we get this rematch in the Final, we'll be lucky. 2. Rugby United New York (LW: 2) This team is coming together in a way that should scare every team in the league. 3. Los … Continue reading MLR Power Rankings: Round 11

Power Rankings: MLR Round 10

1. Los Angeles Giltinis (LW: 1) The biggest question left in their season is when they’ll lock down the top seed. 2. Rugby United New York (LW: 3) A strong bounce back against a sneaky good New England side bumps them back up. 3. Rugby ATL (LW: 4) This team has quietly become a really … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 10

Power Rankings: MLR Round 9

Editor's Note: our Power Rankings tend to drop on Wednesday evening. This week, we have Wednesday Night Rugby. These rankings were made prior to the game and will not factor in that result. 1. Los Angeles Giltinis (LW: 2) SoFi Stadium looked good, but LA looks like real money. (I'm told money is cool slang.) … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 9

Power Rankings: MLR Round 8

The big winners are up. The big losers are down. The big rivalry is still at the bottom. 1. Rugby United New York (LW: 3) Dan Hollinshead has officially entered the MVP race. 2. Los Angeles Giltinis (LW: 1) The best team in the league went to the worst field in the league and picked … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 8

Power Rankings: MLR Round 7

1. Los Angeles Giltinis (Last Week: 1) Their biggest test yet is on deck. It might not matter. 2. Austin Gilgronis (LW: 2) The bye keeps them here. If they can take their show on the road, it'll be a statement to the rest of the league. 3. Rugby United New York (LW: 4) A … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 7

Power Rankings: MLR Round 6

We finally saw some movement close to the top as a Big 3 has formed in the MLR. We'll see if anyone can crash into that top tier in the coming weeks. 1. Los Angeles Giltinis (Last Week: 1) You want the top spot? Gotta beat 'em. 2. Austin Gilgronis (LW: 3) They want the … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 6

Power Rankings: MLR Round 5

Not a lot of action at the top, but movement in the middle. After every team playing at least four games, we're seeing these teams for what they are. 1. Los Angeles Giltinis (Last Week: 1) The Houston scare came after they rested Giteau for the first half. I maintain that this team will lose … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 5