Hawks - still the team to beat even after losing 1 game today. FCA - hard not to put them here after a 7-1 win over Bethesda who was the talk of the elite division after beating 91 a few weeks ago. Bethesda - took a beating today by FCA but still a very talented team 91 - definitely not the same team we saw last year. Talent but selfish play. Madlax - another big team with talent at attack. Needs help defensively and in goal Crabs - need a lot of help but have one of the best FO kids at this level. He will be with the hawks next year; you heard it here first Looneys - they have a goalie but too slow and small on the offensive side of the ball.
Rankings from a sane person:
Tier 1: Hawks - solid all around, best team in the country despite the loss to Tigers
Tier 2: FCA - the defensive holdbacks are really paying off, eventually this will catch up to them Madlax - solid team, if they ever figure out how to run an offense they'll be very good, too small at attack Bethesda - solid team as well, will compete with anyone, just don't have the horses to beat the best teams
Tier 3: Looneys - good goalie play, decent team, slower than Tier 2 teams True Annapolis - scrappy team, will keep improving, need a "star" to get to next level Crabs - FO guy is very, very good; need a lot of help but will get better with age
Tier 4: Bay Raiders - solid team, but not Elite level 91 - could make the case that they are not an Elite bracket team; got destroyed by everyone; honestly I don't see anything to be excited about here; just keeping it real