Week 7 in the books.
Not a lot of movement in the power rankings however.
Only 2 clubs made a move.
Western Crusaders 1 ⇔ 1
Another BYE week for them so no change for the 2nd week in a row.
Melbourne University Royals 2 ⇔ 2
No change for them despite the strong showing against the Predators last week. A very physical team that I can’t wait to see take on the Crusaders.
Monash Warriors 3 ⇔ 3
A solid win over their rivals last week doesn’t see them move anywhere. Mainly due to the fact the top 2 ranked clubs seem to be playing at another level at this point of the season.
Croydon Rangers 4 ⇔ 4
A loss last week doesn’t really effect them. I expect to see them hang onto this ranking for the rest of the season.
South Eastern Predators 5 ⇔ 5
A disappointing loss to one of the form sides of the competition. A very physical team that may be stuck in this position for quite some time.
Geelong Buccaneers 6 ⇔ 6
Doing what they need to remain at number 6. Taking care of the lower clubs but unable to notch a win against their former Div 1 companions. I think it’s safe to say that they would have dominated Div 2 if it remained.
Northern Raiders 7 ⇔ 7
Things are starting to tick along for last years Div 2 Champions. Still a very different side to last year but they are beginning to play like last years team.
Bendigo Dragons 8 ⇔ 8
Victim of the BYE again so unable to make any moves up. Let’s see what happens next week.
Ballarat Falcons 9 ⇔ 9
Almost had a slip up on the weekend. At home though and with the Lymphoma awareness day, they managed to get over the line for their team mate.
Monash Barbarians 10 ⇑ 11
Very nearly knocked off the in form Falcons. Must have been the wintry conditions and the fact most players couldn’t feel their limbs after the half.
Melton Wolves 11 ⇓ 10
Also had a BYE but results from the weekend has an effect on their ranking. They can jump back up with a victory this Sunday.
Peninsula Sharks 12 ⇔ 12
Another thumping last week but still remain in 12th due to playing every game so far.
Pakenham Silverbacks 13 ⇔ 13
Finally had a full team after 2 weeks of forfeits. Unfortunately, that didn’t do enough to have them make any movements upwards.