2023 Power Rankings - Week 15

Rank (LW) Logo Team Record Rating Comment
1 (2) SH 9-5 100.67 The champs have a great chance to defend their title and go back-to-back. They won last year as the #4 seed and they are this year's #4 seed. Sterling Heights failed to win their first playoff game as a defending champ losing as the #6 seed in 2012. The Hooligans have never won playoff games in back-to-back years.
2 (1) CTR 9-5 97.63 The Triumph are looking for their first championship in 13 years. Chicago was the #3 seed back in 2010 en route to their second championship. They have been knocked out of the playoffs by 3 out of the last 4 previous champs. Revenge is on their minds with their only non-divisional loss coming from Fort Wayne, their round 1 opponent.
3 (3) LAB 10-4 96.29 The Bombers are the only team in the this playoff field who is looking for their first championship. LA has made only one final and that came in 2017. They haven't won a playoff game since losing in that final, dropping their last 2 games. This is also their second time as the #1 seed. History was not kind, losing to the #8 seed in 2019.
4 (4) FW 7-7 86.64 The Pistons have not been back to the playoffs since they won it all just two years ago. The other time they entered the playoffs with a playoff winning streak, they would win that opening game in 2006 as the #3 seed. Fort Wayne has never won as the #6 seed, losing their only occurance back in their rookie season in 2002.
5 (8) SF 7-7 83.07 The Rattlesnakes have the dubious destinction of being the #5 seed. The #5 seed has never won a title. The #5 seed has never reached a finals. The #5 seed has only been to the semifinals 6 times. San Fran has won twice in the opening round as the #5 seed (2009 and 2017) and is 5-0 in the 4/5 matchup.
6 (7) TB 10-4 81.11 The Blizzard have the longest championship drought of any team of 23 years. It will be hard to break through as the league's lowest scoring team in this playoff field, but somehow they managed to get to 10 wins. It's a significant milestone because it is their first time having back-to-back 10 wins in the regular seasons.
7 (5) SD 7-7 80.98 The Surge will enter this playoff field as the #8 seed for their second time ever. They lost their previous game in 2003 when they were the Hollywood Stars. San Diego has lost their last two playoff games, when they were playing the underdog as the #7 seed. The Surge look for their first victory as a lower seed since 2019.
8 (6) DEN 7-7 78.21 The Diamonds finished the regular season as the #7 seed. They have lost their last 3 playoff games with their last victory coming in 2015. Denver has won as the #7 seed before (2014) but has two losses to go with it. The #7 seed has not beaten the #2 seed in their last 8 contests, but Denver was the last one to do it.
9 (9) ND 5-9 70.61 The Nimrods find themselves not in the playoffs for the first time since 2014. They had made the playoffs in 9 out of 10 seasons. In the one season where they played in the consolation side, North Dakota had a 1-2 record where they lost their first two games only to win the Toilet Bowl.
10 (10) DET 5-9 66.12 The Devils missed out on grabbing the last playoff spot and in fact dropped all the way down to the #11 seed. That means they will have to win twice if they want to avoid the Toilet Bowl. Detroit does not have a Toilet Bowl trophy in their trophy case, so that may be their new goal to accomplish.
11 (12) ANA 5-9 64.93 The Commando Cats won their last regular season game to avoid a week 15 matchup where the loser gets a Toilet Bowl berth. Anaheim finished the regular season as the league's lowest scoring team averaging 107 per game. The Cats will need to find a spark if they want to improve their 2-17 post season record.
12 (11) ATL 3-11 63.98 The Jesters finished the regular season at 3-11 which makes it their worst regular season ever. Their previous worst was 4-10 in 2021. Atlanta has enjoyed post season success when they haven't made it into the playoffs sporting a 12-6 record. Atlanta has never finished the league in last place.

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