Thursday, June 16, 2016

PRO Rugby Power Rankings: Ohio Move Up

Photo: Megan Messerly
The inaugural PRO Rugby season continues to surprise. Ohio vs. San Diego las week was expected to be close and instead Ohio put up 50 points yet again. Still, no one has yet to beat Denver.

1. Denver (6-0-0; LW: 1; Bye): No reason to knock the leaders down after they had a bye week. They have a big slate of matches and if they win their next three they can essentially lock up the competition with a few weeks to go. Up next: Ohio

2. Ohio (4-3-0; LW: 3; beat San Diego 55-31): The Aviators rebounded from a disappointing result a few weeks back to dominant the Breakers. In all three home matches this year Ohio have scored more than 50 points. Too bad they can't play all their matches at home. Alex Elkins had a huge weekend only topped by Dom Waldouck. If the Aviators can win out the rest of the way and get some help they can catch Denver. Up next: Denver

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3. San Diego (4-3-0; LW: 2; lost to Ohio 55-31): San Diego have to be very disappointed by their performance in Obetz. Yes, the team was missing their entire front-row to international duty as well as a large part of their back group. However, they have some of the best depth in the competition and should have done better on Sunday. They also have an addition hurdle coming up as they finish out their home schedule this week and then will have five matches on the road to finish the year. Up next: San Francisco

4. San Francisco (1-5-0; LW: 4; Bye): The long resting period for San Francisco ends this week as they head to San Diego. They are coming off the momentum of their first win but need more of that if they want to make noise the rest of the season. Up next: San Diego

5. Sacramento (1-5-0; LW: 5; Bye): The Express are in the middle of a long layoff. Up next: Bye

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