2022 Frontier League Power Rankings

Capitales Hold Strong, Power Rankings Shuffle

While the team at the top remains the same, there’s been plenty of shuffling up and down this week’s installment of FloBaseball’s Frontier League power rankings. 

Every other team besides the top-ranked Quebec Capitales, and bottom-ranked Empire State Greys, find themselves in a different spot than last week. Some big movers, like the Schaumburg Boomers, are rocketing up the list after a huge week.

1) Quebec (30-14) (Last Week: 1)

The Capitales cling to the top spot in the rankings this week, but just barely, after a tough week in which they still managed to stay atop the ultra-competitive East Division. Quebec won just two of their six games, but finished strong with a 17-2 blowout over Trois-Rivieres on Sunday.

2) Evansville (29-16) (Last Week: 7)

Evansville has rattled off seven consecutive wins since last Tuesday. They completed a three-game sweep of Joliet on Thursday, and finished an impressive four-game clean slate over Gateway on the road in a fireworks-filled 6-2 win on the Fourth of July.

3) Schaumburg (23-21) (Last Week: 14)

The Boomers are the league’s hottest team right now, having won seven straight—and eight of their last ten—to emerge from the back of the pack. 

Schaumburg swept Lake Erie on the road, and then took four straight at home against Florence, capitalizing on two of the weaker teams in the rankings.

4) Washington (31-15) (Last Week: 3)

Washington is also hot, having won eight of their last ten games. Only a 5-1 loss to Lake Erie on Sunday snapped their winning streak, and they picked up right where they left off with a 14-6 win over Windy City on Independence Day.

5) Ottawa (28-16) (Last Week: 2)

The Titans remain in second place in the East, but had a difficult week. They dropped five of the eight games they played, including three straight to the Boulders over two days.

6) Tri-City (25-20) (Last Week: 9)

Tri-City is the other team in the league with eight wins in their last ten games, including a five-game winning streak that started back on June 30 with a 7-3 victory over Trois-Rivieres.

7) Sussex (27-20) (Last Week: 4)

Sussex took four of seven this past week, and slides down the rankings, due more to other teams being hotter than anything else. 

The Miners have won two straight heading into Wednesday’s resumption of play, taking both the last game of the series against the Jackals on Sunday, and the first against the Boulders on Monday.

8) Joliet (24-22) (Last Week: 5)

The Slammers slide down a few spots after an even week, getting swept in Evansville, but then recovering with a sweep of their own at home over Windy City.

9) New York (24-23) (Last Week: 8)

New York had a five-game winning streak snapped this weekend, getting blown out by a combined score of 25-11 in losses to Ottawa on Sunday and Sussex County on Monday.

10) Trois-Rivieres (20-22) (Last Week: 11)

The Aigles managed two wins in Quebec this past week, and have a favorable schedule coming up, set to host the Greys for three games starting on Tuesday.

11) Gateway (22-24) (Last Week: 6)

After sweeping Windy City, the Grizzlies slide a few spots down the rankings following a four-game sweep at the hands of the Evansville Otters, a stretch in which they produced just eight runs.

12) New Jersey (19-23) (Last Week: 15)

The Jackals continue to flounder in the middle of the pack in the Frontier League this year, but climb a few spots after wins against quality opponents like Ottawa and Sussex.

13) Lake Erie (18-27) (Last Week: 12)

Lake Erie snapped a five-game slide with an impressive 5-1 win over Washington on Sunday, and now head to Florence for an opportunity to help turn their season around.

14) Windy City (18-26) (Last Week: 13)

Windy City has now lost seven straight, and allowed double-digit runs in three of those seven defeats.

15) Florence (17-27) (Last Week: 10)

The Y’alls are the league’s other team heading into this week with seven straight losses, all of them coming on the road, where they’re 5-16 on the season thus far.

16) Empire State (2-41) (Last Week: 16)

While the Greys did manage another win, putting together victories in two of three games with a shocking 3-2 triumph over the Boulders on Tuesday, they’ve since lost five straight, and remain in the league and power rankings basement.