Friday, April 8, 2016

PRP Power Rankings: Top Three Holding Firm

At this point in the season there aren't a lot of surprises in the Pacific Rugby Premiership. Glendale are still firmly established as the top team with OMBAC right behind them. SFGG are still hanging around and have a shot at the playoffs themselves. Other than that each team is showing they can pull out of a result if needed.

1. Glendale Raptors (8-0-0; Last Week: 1; beat OMBAC 18-16): Just when it looked like the Raptors were going to lose their first game of the season Armandt Peens hit a penalty in front of the posts to keep Glendale's record perfect on the season. They have no dispatched their likely opponent in the final two times this year and are well on track to finishing in first place. Still, the result against OMBAC showed they can't take anything for granted. Up next: Santa Monica

2. OMBAC (6-2-0; LW: 2; lost to Glendale 18-16): We're certainly not going to drop OMBAC down a place as a result of their effort against the Raptors. They will be disappointed not to come away with the win but at least they will have gained confidence ahead of the final. Up next: Olympic Club

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3. SFGG Rhinos (5-3-0; LW: 4; beat Santa Monica 68-7): SFGG kept their hopes alive of appearing in the final with a big win over Santa Monica. It was a classic SFGG result with good defense and an outburst on offense. They need a shot of confidence heading into the next few weeks and they got it with the result. Up next: Denver Barbarians

4. Belmont Shore (4-4-0; LW: 3; lost to Olympic Club 25-17): Needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive Belmont Shore picked a bad time to come up on the losing side of their match with Olympic Club. They are still technically in the hunt but will need help. Up next: Bye

5. Olympic Club (1-6-0; LW: 7; beat Belmont Shore 25-17): All year we've been saying that Olympic Club's record is a bit misleading. They haven't been able to hold on to leads late in matches until last Saturday when they beat Belmont Shore. It was a solid victory over a team that has had some notable wins themselves this year. Having Alec Gletzer back for the weekend helped. Up next: OMBAC

6. Denver Barbarians (2-5-0; LW: 5; Bye): The Barbarians had the weekend off. Up next: SFGG

7. Santa Monica (1-6-0; LW: 6, lost to SFGG 68-7): The woes continue for the Dolphins as their defense gave up another big score. Up next: Glendale

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