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NLL Power Rankings: Week 16

This week’s NLL Power Rankings sees Buffalo as the unanimous No. 1 after downing No. 4 – and East Division rival – Toronto 8-6 on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. No. 2 Georgia also made some noise in our rankings by cutting Toronto down a notch on Friday, 14-5. No. 3 San Diego won a nail-biter against No. 6 Saskatchewan at Pechanga Arena, their fourth win in a row. No. 5 Calgary stifled Rochester’s offense and won handedly, 12-9, while Philadelphia surprised everyone and beat New England 13-8 on home turf. Rounding out this weekend’s games, No. 8 Colorado bested No. 9 Vancouver twice, 11-7 and 14-4, with Dillon Ward and Steve Fryer starting in net once each for the Mammoth.

As we get closer and closer to playoff time, Buffalo and Georgia are the first two squads to clinch a spot in the East, while San Diego is the only team to do the same out West. This coming weekend doesn’t see too many key matchups in terms of playoff implications, but Calgary does hosts the Seals on Saturday in what till be a battle of No. 1 and No. 2 in the West, and Vancouver is on the outside looking in and looking to claw their way back into the playoff discussion against Saskatchewan. Stay tuned to the NLL Power Rankings.

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Photo: Micheline Veluvolu / National Lacrosse League

NLL Power Rankings: Week 15

Rank TeamVotes (1st)ResultsNext
1
Buffalo
55 (5)

W 8-6 v TOR


Bye
2Georgia50W 14-5 v TORBye
3San Diego43W 13-12 v SASKSat @ CAL
4
Toronto
41
L 5-14 @ GAL 6-8 @ BUF
Sat v PHI
5
Calgary
34
W 12-9 @ ROC
Sat v SD
6Saskatchewan30L 12-13 @ SDSat v VAN
7New England26L 8-13 @ PHISun v ROC
8Colorado18W 11-7 @ VAN
W 14-4 v. VAN
Bye
9Vancouver15L 7-11 v. COL
L 4-14 @ COL
Sat @ SASK
10*Philadelp-hia 9W 13-8 v NESat @ TOR
11*Rochester 9L 9-12 CALSun @ NE   

*Indicates tie


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