Saturday, January 14, 2017

NHL power rankings for mid-January


By Rick Morris


NOTES: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 Washington (9-8-8)

2 Columbus (8-4-1)

3 Minnesota (21-6-5)

4 Pittsburgh (6-5-2)

5 Chicago (1-1-3)

6 New York Rangers (2-2-4)

7 Montreal (3-3-7)

SECOND TIER

8 San Jose (7-7-6)

9 Anaheim (11-12-12)

10 Edmonton (20-14-9)

11 Ottawa (5-11-11)

12 Boston (14-13-13)

13 Carolina (24-20-15)

14 Calgary (26-16-18)

15 Toronto (17-24-16)

16 St. Louis (4-9-14)

17 Philadelphia (15-10-10)

18 Dallas (22-22-17)

19 Florida (19-18-20)

20 Los Angeles (12-15-21)

21 Nashville (13-23-23)

22 Vancouver (25-26-25)

23 Winnipeg (23-21-24)

24 New York Islanders (30-28-27)

25 Tampa Bay (10-17-19)

26 New Jersey (16-27-28)

27 Buffalo (27-25-26)

28 Detroit (18-19-22)

THIRD TIER

29 Arizona (29-29-29)

FOURTH TIER

30 Colorado (28-30-30)


BIGGEST RISERS: Washington (7 spots), Calgary (4 spots), Anaheim, New York Islanders and Vancouver (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Philadelphia (7 spots), Detroit and Tampa Bay (6 spots)


RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM, DIVIDED BY THE NUMBER OF TEAMS, LOWEST SCORE IS BEST


1 METROPOLITAN 11.63

2 PACIFIC 16

3 CENTRAL 16.57

4 ATLANTIC 18


RANKINGS BY CONFERENCE

1 EAST 29.63

2 WEST 32.57

NBA power rankings for mid-January


By Rick Morris


NOTES: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 Cleveland (2-3-1)

2 Golden State (1-1-2)

3 San Antonio (3-2-3)

SECOND TIER

4 Houston (9-4-4)

THIRD TIER

5 LA Clippers (4-6-6)

6 Toronto (5-5-5)

7 Boston (8-10-9)

8 Utah (11-7-7)

9 Atlanta (13-18-13)

10 Memphis (7-8-11)

11 Oklahoma City (10-9-8)

FOURTH TIER

12 Milwaukee (15-12-14)

13 Washington (23-17-12)

14 Charlotte (12-11-10)

15 Indiana (14-14-20)

16 Chicago (6-15-16)

17 New York (19-13-15)

18 New Orleans (22-25-22)

19 Portland (17-19-23)

20 Sacramento (24-22-17)

21 Orlando (21-20-19)

22 Detroit (18-16-21)

23 Denver (20-21-18)

FIFTH TIER

24 Minnesota (25-26-24)

25 Philadelphia (30-30-29)

26 Los Angeles Lakers (16-23-25)

27 Phoenix (26-27-27)

28 Dallas (29-29-28)

SIXTH TIER

29 Miami (27-24-26)

30 Brooklyn (28-28-30)


BIGGEST RISERS: Indiana (5 spots), Atlanta, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Portland (4 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Denver (5 spots), Charlotte and Miami (4 spots), Oklahoma City and Sacramento (3 spots)


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


1 WEST 228

2 EAST 237

Lounge on YouTube: The FDH Lounge 10th Anniversary Retrospective


By Rick Morris

As part of the observation of The FDH Lounge’s 10th Anniversary on January 14, 2017, we are going through some of our most momentous moments on the show.  Mini-Episode #805 features a look through the history of the show with FDH Lounge co-creator Jason Jones.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Bob Barker


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 #804 features our 7th conversation with the legendary Bob Barker on the occasion of The FDH Lounge’s 10th Anniversary.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: 5 great roundtables from the last decade


By Rick Morris

As part of the observation of The FDH Lounge’s 10th Anniversary on January 14, 2017, we are going through some of our most momentous moments on the show.  Mini-Episode #803 relives five great roundtables.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #802 – 2016-17 Divisional round preview


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 #802 features our 2016-17 NFL Divisional round preview with FDH Lounge Dignitary and Vegas handicapping veteran Kyle Ross.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Mini-Episode #801 – 2016-17 NFL Wild Card round preview


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 #801 features our 2016-17 NFL Wild Card round preview with FDH Lounge Dignitary and Vegas handicapping veteran Kyle Ross.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: 10 great guest moments from the last decade


By Rick Morris


As part of the observation of The FDH Lounge’s 10th Anniversary on January 14, 2017, we are going through some of our most momentous moments on the show.  Mini-Episode #800, which also marks our 900th hour of total programming, celebrates 10 great guest moments.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Top 5 TV shows of the last decade


By Rick Morris


As part of the observation of The FDH Lounge’s 10th Anniversary on January 14, 2017, we are looking back at large stories covered in the past decade on the show where “nothing is off-topic.”  FDH Lounge Mini-Episode #799 analyzes the top five TV shows of the last decade.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Top 5 news stories of the last decade


By Rick Morris


As part of the observation of The FDH Lounge’s 10th Anniversary on January 14, 2017, we are looking back at large stories covered in the past decade on the show where “nothing is off-topic.”  FDH Lounge Mini-Episode #798 analyzes the top five news stories of the last decade.


       


       


       


       


Lounge on YouTube: Top 5 pro wrestlers of the last decade


By Rick Morris


As part of the observation of The FDH Lounge’s 10th Anniversary on January 14, 2017, we are looking back at large stories covered in the past decade on the show where “nothing is off-topic.”  FDH Lounge Mini-Episode #797 analyzes the top five pro wrestlers of the last decade.


       


       


       


       

Lounge on YouTube: Top 5 team sport athletes of the last decade


By Rick Morris


As part of the observation of The FDH Lounge’s 10th Anniversary on January 14, 2017, we are looking back at large stories covered in the past decade on the show where “nothing is off-topic.”  FDH Lounge Mini-Episode #796 analyzes the top five team sport athletes of the last decade.