The Manayunk Maulers led by Johnny Gaudreau have taken over the Adams Division lead. The York Hogs who not only lead the division and the overall standings one month ago have struggled as of late. The Maulers also moved to second overall but the St. Albert Sewer Rats are on a tremendous pace and have stretched the overall lead by over 30 points. The Sewer Rats, like many teams, have had to find a replacement for injured Mark Scheifele but the Sewer Rats haven't missed a beat with Joe Pavelski as a replacement. In other division news, the Beloit Baboons continue to lead the Patrick Division while the Plenty Pilsner lead the Smythe Division.
The South Lyon Beaver Peddlers rose up the standings from 19th to 12th and their performance gave them a number 2 spot in the Power Rankings. Other notable teams moving up the standings this segment was the Quebec Nordiques and the Kazabazua Kowabungas. They join five teams to break into the Top 10 Power Rankings this week.
The NFHL Power Rankings take a look at an NFHL teams performance over a four week time period with calculations emphasizing the last several weeks of a teams performance. NFHL Power Rankings are released every two weeks starting in mid November to allow statistical information from teams to occur from the start of the season. The calculations are based on net point improvement in the overall standings. The question is what does the ranking percentage mean in the Power Ranking table? Like Colonel Sanders we don't provide the recipe but the percentage value is based on a percentile value to compare teams point improvement to each other. For example a value of 1.000 would indicate that your team is accumulate points at a pace of the top 10 teams during that time period. If you are performing above 1.000 you accumulating at a higher rate than the average while numbers below would indicate the percentage below the average.
December 3rd ranking had the Orangeville Outkasts ranking percentage at 1.069. Meaning that Outkast point calculations were essentially 6.9% better than the average to be a Top 10 team during that time period. St. Albert Sewer Rats and and South Lyon Beaver Peddlers were in the Top 10 Power Rankings despite having a rating of 0.991 and 0.985 meaning they didn't reach the average.
The Reno Luck Pucks moved from 42nd to 4th in the Power Rankings for a combination of reasons. They were second to the Outkasts in points the last two weeks in the last four weeks their point improvement has been top in the league and there poor previous rankings were based on poor numbers early in the season which are no longer calculated in the ratings.
So the rankings do give a fairly good sense of which way NFHL teams are going. If an NFHL team Power Ranking is higher than the position in the standings that is good news for the GM.
The NFHL has announced the Divisional alignment for the 2017-18 Season. As of this writing 52 teams are confirmed for the season with additional new franchises pending. The new franchises, Schaumburg Spartans will play in the Smythe Division while the Hampden Cobras will play in the Patrick Division.
Division alignment information is available by viewing the "TEAM" section of the website. All team pages have been updated with the latest team history statistics.
A few long time franchises have requested a leave for the season as they deal with the recent and upcoming storms in Texas and Florida. We wish those owners all the best and look forward to their return next season.
The National Fantasy Hockey League has approved the addition of two new franchises. Mike Hughes from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania brings a team to Hampden, PA and will be known as the Hampden Cobras while Sam Wright from Algonquin, Illinois adds his team in Schaumburg, Illinois which will be known as the Schaumburg Spartans. Additional new franchises are still completing the registration process and will be announced upon completion of the franchise entry free.
52 teams are presently registered for the upcoming season and upon all registrations being complete the NFHL will announce the 2017-18 division alignment.
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