10. Foamposite - They're going to stay here until they win a game. Perhaps it's time for a trade?
9. Delta Force - After getting blown out 30-9 in the first half, Delta Force fought back and scored 36 points in the second half. This team has potential, but just has to put it all together.
8. Air Force 1 - Like the fall of the Roman Empire, Air Force 1 sits in the bottom part of the Power Rankings for the first time in a long, long time. There's no question that this team has talent, but it's scary to think that they rely on Paul Rivera that much to put things in motion. If he's going to be absent, they might want to start looking for a backup point guard. Now.
7. Generation - Even after this week's convincing win, we gotta see if Generation can ...
Welcome to the second installment of the NRF Power Ranking. Now we've seen every team in action, and Week 2 shed some light on who the most powerful teams actually are in the NRF.
10. Foamposite - After losing to the defending champs in their season opener for the second year in a row, Foamposite just happened to be the victim of Dan Solomito in Week 2. With a game against Delta Force this week, hopefully they can get back on track.
9. Delta Force - While it was tough to evaluate this new-look team before they actually played, their beat down from Hyperflight didn't bode too well either. Hopefully that was just first game jitters and the team can find some chemistry this week.
8. Huarache - Week 1 saw a Huarache squad sans captain get shellacked by Shox. With a completely new roster from last year, it may take ...
Welcome to the first installment of the NRF Power Ranking. Even though we haven't seen every team in action yet, Week 1 confirmed what we knew heading into the season: the champs are going to be tough to dethrone...
10. Foamposite - Unfortunately, Foamposite caught the defending champs in their season opener for the second year in a row. Two years running, the result is the same. They're going to have to prove themselves once again.
9. Terminator - Even though they haven't played a game yet, there are huge questions surrounding whether or Terminator can replace the gaping hole known as Brendan Callahan.
8. Huarache - Week 1 saw a Huarache squad sans captain get shellacked by Shox. With a completely new roster from last year, it may take a couple weeks for these guys to gel.
7. Delta Force - It's tough to evaluate this new-look team before ...READ MORE >
10. Dunk - If you could take any point guard in the Uptown Conference at this very moment, you'd be remiss to leave Bang Takenouchi out of the conversation. In his last five games, he's averaging 14 ppg, 69% two-point FG, 3 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.4 spg. That's ridiculously efficient.
9. Delta Force - There's a reason that Kelvin Coffey beats you down the floor on every single trip. The dude runs something like eight miles every morning. If NRF gave out an Ironman Award at the end of the season, I'd put Coffey right at the top. He's got pop to his step every minute that he's on the floor, and he has no problem going down low to help rebound against bigger bodies.
8. Foamposite - You don't want to lose three straight going into the playoffs. Foam has dropped their ...READ MORE >
I think we've gotten it right. There was less turnover from week-to-week than ever before - only two teams changed spots. That has to mean that we're onto something!
10. Dunk - What's the difference between Dunk's 70-plus point outings and their 41-spot against AF1 last week? It's simple: ball movement. Last week, they recorded only 5 assists. Their monster offensive output a couple of weeks back was a direct result of their 17 assists.
9. Delta Force - Sure DF dropped to Generation 55-44 last week. But there's one mind-boggling stat from 'Force's performance. They recorded 22 offensive rebounds. 22! That's more than Generation's total work on the glass. It's rare when a team dominates so thoroughly on the boards, but ends up losing - Delta needs to make more of those second-chance looks.
8. Hyperflight - Jose Carlson sunk five three's. Lou ...READ MORE >
After a tumultuous run, the Top 10 looks a lot like it once did a couple of months ago...
10. Dunk - The truth is that Dunk is a playoff team. There's actually no way that Delta Force can sneak into the playoffs even if they win out and Dunk loses out. The tiebreaker goes to Dunk for their success earlier in the season. However, the guys in green seem to need a kick in the pants before the second season rolls around. They put in their best work when they play at a higher pace with greater energy than their opponents. If they're going to do damage in the playoffs, look to their role players Jeremy Jensen, Thomas Harden, Gabe Urist, Will Dubose and Reggie Dance to make the difference.
9. Delta Force - There's one player who hasn't gotten enough love in these pages from Delta ...READ MORE >
Generation has lived another day at the top of the power ranking. Terminator is making moves!
10. Delta Force - A 1-point loss to Huarache sent Delta down the Power Ranking despite yet another big game from Kelvin Coffey (18 points). In many ways, you can't get mad at 'Force for this loss - it was just one of those games when LeKeith Taylor is virtually unguardable, making 7-11 shots for 20 points. That being said, look for DF to get off their slide when they get back on the court against Terminator in two weeks. Sammie Taylor has been heating up as of late - if he and Coffey can both top the 15-point plateau in the same game, 'Force could orchestrate an upset.
9. Foamposite - Foam's problem last week against Dunk - and in general - is not on the offensive end. Mike Tumbarello and Keith Howard combined for 29 points ...READ MORE >
Another good win from Generation, and they've officially taken over at the top.
10. Dunk - Nobody believes that Dunk is going to spend much more time ranked at No. 10. They just need to put the emphasis back on playing defense. After scoring an average of 44 points over their first nine games, Dunk allowed Hyperflight to put up 94 points combined in their last two.
9. Delta Force - Though 'Force still isn't playing up to par, Kelvin Coffey has quietly taken his game to the next level. I feel like every time I walk in the gym when DF is playing, Coffey dribbles right up to the three-point line and whaps a three whether someone is in his face or not. He put up 14 points against Generation last week, 18 points vs. Foamposite right before the AS break, 17 points vs. AF1 the week before that ...READ MORE >
It doesn't matter if Hyperflight isn't No. 1 - after their big win over Dunk last week, we're now entering the Hyperflight Era!
1. Uptempo - They're the Lakers - the ultra confident group with two big men who do it all in the paint (Milan, Jacoby) and a whole crew of perimeter players that like to get out and run. And like L.A., they're a complete nightmare when they're sinking their three's.
2. Generation - For the first time since the early weeks, we have a legitimate No. 2 team, a squad that proved they deserve this ranking. They're very tough defensively as we saw last week against Huarache, forcing them to settle for 21 three's (of which they made 6). Plus, it always helps when J.J. McGowan is locked in, hitting 11-19 shots for 25 points.
3. Air Force 1 - AF1 ...READ MORE >
Same old story at the top spot. But the question is: Who is No. 2?
10. Hyperflight - They won't be the Detroit Lions of the NRF, mark my words. After Dunk's recent trade, they might be susceptible to the stellar play of Derrin Woodhouse.
9. Delta Force - DF played Foamposite so tough two weeks ago, it could have gone either way. But they weren't able to close it out down the stretch. However, Kelvin Coffey's accurate outside shooting as of late has got to be an encouraging sign.
8. Dunk - After looking nearly invincible during some of those early-season weeks, Team Dunk has fallen off slightly. What do they need to get back on track? With everyone keying in on Will Blunt and Bobbito Garcia so intently, watch out for Bang Takenouchi to step up big time.
7. Terminator - Unfortunately Term is stuck in the seven ...READ MORE >