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wrighty

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Hardly anyone agrees with Soward, plus he takes a while to publish his power rankings each week. Now is a chance to publish your own.

Rules

1) Must list all 16 teams
2) Ideally include a couple of comments

Here's mine after Round 11

1 Roosters (Despite some losses they are the big dog of the NRL).

2 Storm (Pure class)

3 NewCastle (Turnaround team of 2019)

4 Rabbitohs (In the mix to win it all)

5 Brisbane (As good as the four teams I have listed above them - well almost)

6 Sharks (Perennielly strong)

7 Sea Eagles (Wish we had Tapau)

8 Wests (Round out my top 8 at this stage)

9 Raiders (2nd best turnaround team of 2019 - suffering from injuries a bit)

10 Warriors (A clear level down from the top 5 teams yet a clear level above the bottom 4 teams)

11 Cowboys (Have a right to complain about me ranking them this low)

12 Dragons (They sound good on paper at least)

13 Titans (The little engine that sometimes can and sometimes can't - I would hate to be their fan. Don't see any glimmer of hope on the horizon).

14 Panthers (They just need some momentum. Too good to be cellar dwellers)

15 Dogs (Because they have Foran and I am a fan of his have rated them 15th not 16th)

16 Eels (Yeah - I went there. I have them crashing down the rankings in the next few months),

Now lets see your list...
 

playdaball

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Your ranking of the Warriors is generous. Our only wins have come against the 4 teams below us on the ladder -we’re only 2 points from the spoon and 2 points from 8th place too.
 
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1 Rabbitohs (Bennett and a well built team developed over several years)

2 Storm (Bellamy & Smith)

3 Roosters (Clear top 3 above the rest but not the Roosters year this time).

4 Sharks - (Dark horses - they have the squad to win the comp. Look for them to quietly rise and really threaten in the finals)

5 Newcastle (Stars are aligning, solid squad now)

6 Raiders (great squad, great potential but lower ceiling than those above them)

7 Brisbane (Potential but still to young for the back end of this season)

8 Sea Eagles (Shows what a decent coach can do)

9 Warrior (I see a clear top 7 and it will be a battle for the 8th spot with about 4 teams scrambling for it. Don’t see the warrior sneaking in but still a long way to go)

10 Wests (Great start to the comp... will fall away)

11 Cowboys (Rebuild year after JT but not their year)

12 Dragons (not their year)

13 Eels (best year in ages... avoided the spoon)

14 Panthers - (who knows, too good for the spoon but they have little to play for now)

15 Titans (will sack their coach before the year is out)

16 Dogs (Spoons still open to any of about 5 teams. Most even contest in years and no easy beats... well not consistently anyway)
 
Hi relaunching this for 2022 as Soward is not doing his this year

Here are my power rankings for this week - what are yours?

1 Storm - they are the hottest team in the NRL

2 Panthers - can win without even trying it seems as they didn't turn up against Titans

3 Eels - I agree with Brown they are third best regardless of the odd loss

4 Souths

5 Sharks - can't shake the feeling they have a soft underbelly if you can rattle them.

6 Cowboys - overachieving team. They aren't as good as their position on the ladder.

7 Broncos - having a good year

8 Sea Eagles - need to find more consistency

9 Roosters

10 Warriors

11 St George

12 West Tigers

13 Titans

14 Dogs

15 Knights

16 Raiders
 
I put the Sea Eagles that high because they are winning games without Turbo & did bloody well against the Rabbits down a man for nearly the whole game. Cowboys defence is insane - I’m now really unsure what was wrong with them the night they played us!
Why did you put Panthers ahead of Storm?
Just because Panthers are more talented?
 
Why did you put Panthers ahead of Storm?
Just because Panthers are more talented?
I think they are easily the top team - could be proven wrong in magic round, however I see the Storm more as flat track bullies. They nearly lost to the Rabbits, lost to the Eels. Last 2 weeks they played 2 of the bottom sides that both had injuries galore, so thrashing them isn’t as big a deal as what it might appear.
 
3 Eels - I agree with Brown they are third best regardless of the odd loss
I agree with brown (and your picks) that the Eels are the third best team this year due to the style and way they play the game. They have that same intensity and speed the storm and panthers play with and a high ceiling.

Having said that, they are not quite clicking at the moment and in a power ranking (form based) I have the cowboys, on a 3 game win streak (including a 31 points win over the Eels) as in better form.
 
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I agree with brown (and your picks) that the Eels are the third best team this year due to the style and way they play the game. They have that same intensity and speed the storm and panthers play with and a high ceiling.

Having said that, they are not quite clicking at the moment and in a power ranking (form based) I have the cowboys, on a 3 game win streak (including a 31 points win over the Eels) as in better form.
Power to me is a mix of who is in form and who is truely the best team
Who is best can change throughout the season
How do you define power rankings ?
 
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