Sunday, September 14, 2014

MLB power rankings for mid-September



By Rick Morris

NOTE: Rankings from the start of the season to the last installment are in parentheses.

TOP TIER
1 Los Angeles Angels (14-6-6-6-2-2-2-4-1)
SECOND TIER
2 Baltimore (16-16-15-13-5-4-4-2-2)
THIRD TIER
3 Los Angeles Dodgers (5-8-10-10-4-10-3-3-3)
4 Washington (7-10-11-11-11-6-6-6-4)
5 Detroit (8-4-4-5-8-5-5-9-8)
6 San Francisco (4-3-1-2-9-8-9-11-6)
7 Seattle (24-19-18-16-7-9-13-8-7)
8 Kansas City (10-9-21-9-12-20-11-5-9)
9 St. Louis (11-11-7-7-10-3-7-10-10)
10 Pittsburgh (26-24-22-21-15-12-12-12-11)
11 Oakland (1-1-3-1-1-1-1-2-5)
12 Toronto (19-18-5-4-14-16-8-13-16)
13 Cleveland (27-26-26-18-19-14-15-15-14)
14 Milwaukee (2-2-2-3-3-11-10-7-12)
15 New York Yankees (13-17-9-15-16-15-16-14-15)
16 Atlanta (3-5-8-8-6-7-14-17-13)
FOURTH TIER
17 New York Mets (9-15-16-25-23-21-21-21-21)
18 Tampa Bay (21-21-24-28-20-17-18-18-18)
19 Cincinnati (15-14-17-17-13-13-17-16-17)
20 Miami (17-12-12-12-17-22-20-19-19)
21 Chicago White Sox (18-20-20-20-18-19-19-22-22)
22 Philadelphia (23-27-27-27-28-25-28-27-23)
23 San Diego (25-25-25-26-21-27-22-20-20)
FOURTH TIER
24 Houston (29-30-28-23-26-26-26-28-28)
25 Boston (20-13-19-22-25-18-25-24-26)
26 Chicago Cubs (28-29-30-29-27-29-27-26-24)
27 Minnesota (22-22-23-24-22-24-24-23-25)
FIFTH TIER
28 Arizona (30-28-29-30-29-23-23-25-27)
29 Colorado (6-7-14-14-30-28-29-30-29)
30 Texas (12-23-13-19-24-30-30-29-30)

BIGGEST RISERS: Houston, New York Mets and Toronto (4 spots), Detroit (3 spots)

BIGGEST FALLERS: Oakland (6 spots), Atlanta and San Diego (3 spots)

RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM, LOWEST SCORE IS BEST

1 AL EAST 72
2 AL WEST 73
3 AL CENTRAL 74
4 NL CENTRAL 78
5 NL EAST 79
6 NL WEST 89

AL 219
NL 246

NFL Week 2 power rankings



By Rick Morris

NOTES: Numbers in parenthesis reflect our preseason rankings.

TOP TIER
1 Seattle (1)
2 San Francisco (2)
3 Denver (6)
SECOND TIER
4 Green Bay (4)
5 Indianapolis (10)
6 Cincinnati (11)
7 New Orleans (5)
8 Detroit (12)
9 Atlanta (13)
10 Baltimore (9)
11 San Diego (7)
12 New England (3)
13 Miami (30)
14 Buffalo (18)
15 Pittsburgh (14)
16 Philadelphia (15)
17 Carolina (17)
18 Houston (16)
19 Arizona (22)
20 Chicago (8)
21 Minnesota (28)
22 Tennessee (29)
THIRD TIER
23 New York Jets (27)
24 Dallas (19)
25 Washington (20)
26 Cleveland (26)
27 Jacksonville (31)
28 New York Giants (24)
29 Tampa Bay (25)
30 St. Louis (21)
31 Kansas City (23)
FOURTH TIER
32 Oakland (32)

BIGGEST RISERS: Miami (17 spots), Minnesota and Tennessee (7 spots), Cincinnati and Indianapolis (5 spots), Atlanta, Buffalo, Detroit, Jacksonville and New York Jets (4 spots), Arizona and Denver (3 spots)

BIGGEST FALLERS: Chicago (12 spots), New England and St. Louis (9 spots), Kansas City (8 spots), Dallas and Washington (5 spots), New York Giants, San Diego and Tampa Bay (4 spots)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lounge on YouTube: 2014 Week 2 fantasy football preview



By Rick Morris
Here is Mini-Episode #465 of THE FDH LOUNGE, an edition of THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER, presenting Week 2 of our fantasy football coverage for 2014.

       

       

       

       


Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #464 – Jimi Jamison Tribute with Bobby Kimball



By Rick Morris                                          
As we referenced previously, our pals at Sportsology are hooking us up for live segments that we’re doing with guests and remote FDH Lounge Dignitaries these days.  We’re happy to report that we’ve been able to produce many segments on our own, but we’re thrilled for the help on some of these with guests and the thanks all go to our great friend Russ Cohen.
Mini-Episode #464 is a tribute to one of our favorite recurring show guests, Jimi Jamison, with his best friend, longtime Toto lead singer Bobby Kimball.