2022 Frontier League Power Rankings
Wild Things Take Over Top Spot
Right when it seemed like Quebec might just have a stronghold on the top spot in FloBaseball’s Frontier League power rankings for the remainder of the season, here come the Washington Wild Things.
As they slowly run away with the West Division, the Wild Things have been the league’s hottest team of late, winning eight of their last ten games.
1) Washington (43-23) (Last Week: 2)
Washington has now won four straight games, including an extremely impressive three-game sweep of the team with the league’s best record, Quebec, this past weekend.
2) Quebec (45-21) (Last Week: 1)
Conversely, the Capitales have been in a bit of a funk lately, dropping two of three to lowly Lake Erie before being swept at the hands of the Wild Things.
3) Ottawa (40-27) (Last Week: 3)
Ottawa remains within striking distance of Quebec in the East Division, actually gaining a little ground by splitting the six games they played this past week, including taking two of three against Schaumburg.
4) Trois-Rivieres (36-30) (Last Week: 8)
The Aigles climb up four spots after a big week, taking five out of six games. They first earned a clean sweep over Windy City, and then went on the road and took two of three in Joliet.
5) Sussex (37-29) (Last Week: 5)
While the Miners have done the majority of their damage at home, they played the entirety of this past week on the road, and largely did well, taking four of six in Gateway and Florence.
6) Tri-City (35-31) (Last Week: 9)
The ValleyCats are hot, winners of seven of their last ten, including a successful past week in which they took two out of three in their respective series against Joliet and Evansville.
7) Evansville (37-28) (Last Week: 4)
The Otters fall a few spots after a tough week, allowing double-digit runs in each of their three losses, good for a total of 34 runs against between one defeat to New York and two to Tri-City.
8) Schaumburg (34-30) (Last Week: 7)
Schaumburg got off to a strong start this past week, but then dropped three straight games before salvaging the week with a 3-1 win in Ottawa on Sunday.
9) Joliet (32-34) (Last Week: 8)
The Slammers needed extra innings for their lone win against Tri-City in their week-opening series, and won just once at home against Trois-Rivieres this past weekend, capturing Saturday’s game by an 11-4 score.
10) New York (33-32) (Last Week: 10)
New York remains just inside of the top ten for a second straight week based largely on the output during the two wins they did muster over the past seven days--an 11-4 win in Evansville was followed up by a wild, 17-14 victory in Gateway on Friday night.
11) Gateway (32-34) (Last Week: 14)
Gateway’s up a few spots after winning three of their last four games, including a 6-0 shutout win over the Boulders on Sunday, just two days removed from allowing 17 runs against them.
12) Lake Erie (32-34) (Last Week: 12)
Lake Erie seems to be back on the right track, winning four of six this past week, including a very impressive two of three in Quebec.
13) Florence (28-37) (Last Week: 13)
The Y’alls also won four of six this past week, but that includes a three-game sweep of Empire State to start that stretch, albeit one that featured a 21-run outburst on Tuesday night.
14) New Jersey (31-34) (Last Week: 11)
New Jersey dropped both of their series this past week, winning one of three in Schaumburg and Lake Erie, missing an opportunity to try to climb back into the East Division playoff race.
15) Empire State (5-61) (Last Week: 16)
The Greys improbably move out of the cellar, if only for one week, after winning two straight games for the first time all season, beating Windy City on both Friday and Saturday night.
16) Windy City (25-40) (Last Week: 15)
Windy City lost the Greys in back-to-back games and find themselves at the bottom of the rankings this week.