0421 – BFL Week 7 rankings

Here we are again, back on Thursday with the rankings and the mailbag too. We’ve almost reached the half way point of the regular season. Can you believe it?

Computer rankings

1 – Waterloo Warriors                     + 26.0
2 – Gent Gators                                 + 21.7
3 – Brussels Tigers                           + 21.3
4 – Ostend Pirates                            + 18.9
5 – Brussels Black Angels               + 14.0
6 – G-D Fighting Turtles                 + 9.0
7 – Brussels Bulls                             + 7.1
8 – Leuven Lions                               + 2.6
9 – Puurs Titans                                – 3.1
10 – Liege Monarchs                        – 5.3
11 – Izegem Tribes                            – 13.9
12 – Limburg Shotguns                   – 20.4
13 – Antwerp Diamonds                 – 21.3
14 – Wapi Phoenix                           – 27.4
15 – Charleroi Coal Miners             – 28.9

You might wonder how the computer ranks the Pirates higher than the Angels and the Bulls higher than the Titans when the higher ranked teams lost last weekend. This is mostly because the Pirates clubbed the Titans 33-0 early in the season, and the computer is struggling to adjust.

Power Rankings

1 (=)       Gent Gators (4-0)
2 (=)      Brussels Tigers (1-0)
3 (=)      Brussels Black Angels (3-1)
4 (+1)    Ostend Pirates (1-1)
5 (+5)    Puurs Titans (2-1)
6 (-2)     Brussels Bulls (1-2)
7 (-1)      Waterloo Warriors (1-0)
8 (-1)     Grez-Docieau Fighting Turtles (2-0)
9 (-1)     Leuven Lions (2-1)
10 (-1)   Liege Monarchs (1-1)
11 (=)    Izegem Tribes (0-2)
12 (=)    Limburg Shotguns (1-3)
13 (=)    Antwerp Diamonds (0-3)
14 (=)    Charleroi Coal Miners (0-3)
15 (=)    Wapi Phoenix (0-1)

So the Titans make a big jump, up 5 places to number 5 with their narrow victory over the Bulls.

Mailbag

Bart Killens, Gent

“Which games did you enjoy the most  so far?”

Hmmm, good question.. Let’s go with a top 3.

#3 – Ostend Pirates v Brussels Black Angels – An exciting game that went down to the wire with both teams having a chance to win.

#2 – Brussels Black Angels v Gent Gators – A well played game that established the Gators as the team to beat in the FFL this season.

#1 – Grez-Doiceau Fighting Turtles vs Liege Monarchs – A fairly tight game all the way that exploded in the final quarter with big plays and touchdowns.

Robbe Pieters

“I really think that (Gators) QB Killens, and WR’s Lezy and De Ruyter should be in the Belgian Barbarians. I partly say this as a Gator fan and half as an objective fan of football”

Well, maybe you remember one or two weeks ago I said that there was one team who decided not to nominate any players to the Barbarians? It was Gent. So in that case it’s up to the Barbarians staff (and mostly me, seeing as I’m head scout) to decide which Gators players should be there. I don’t want to talk too much about selections yet, but it would be fair to assume that there will be quite a few Gators receiving invitations to the Combine.

Tom Van Put, Puurs

“The C’mon man (from Monday) sounds way too familiar 🙂 I encourage everybody to watch the Titans-Bulls game once it is on-line. It was a great game!”

Indeed, it’s amazing how many people just don’t understand the rules of the game.. The Titans-Bulls game came online an hour or so ago so I’ll be sure to check it out later on this evening.

The blog stats

I like to do this once in a while, to go back and check out in which countries this blog is most popular , so let’s have a look. Here is the list over the last three months :

1 – Belgium (obviously)
2 – United States
3 – Netherlands
4 – Germany
5 – Italy
6 – United Kingdom
7 – France
8 – Denmark
9 – Ireland
10 – Spain

I do want to give a special shout-out to number 11 though, and that’s Macao. Hello Pedro!

Upcoming

12pm @ Waterloo : #10 Liege Monarchs vs #15 Wapi Phoenix
I said : Monarchs by 22. Computer says : Monarchs by 22

3pm @ Waterloo : #14 Charleroi Coal Miners vs #7 Waterloo Warriors
I said : Warriors by 44. Computer says : Warriors by 55

2pm @ Grez-Doiceau : #2 Brussels Tigers vs #8 Grez-Doiceau Fighting Turtles – GAME OF THE WEEK
I said : Tigers by 13. Computer says : Tigers by 12

Outro

Dang computer. I make my predictions on Monday and I only check what it thinks usually on Wednesday – it’s copying me, and not the other way around! Anyway, that’s it for today, until next time

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One Response to 0421 – BFL Week 7 rankings

  1. Aarnout says:

    Just FYI, this is what my blog has been getting with the video during the past month.
    1) Belgium
    2) US
    3) Germany
    4)UK
    5) NL
    6) Indonesia
    7) France
    8) Austria
    9) Canada
    10) Switzerland
    Almost everything makes sense, but I really don’t get why 11 Indonesians have watched this blog, especially considering that according to youtube no Indonesian has watched any video. The past 30 days on my FAFL video youtube account (by minutes viewed) aligns much closer to Dale’s top ten:
    1) Belgium
    2) US
    3) UK
    4) Germany
    5) NL
    6) Italy
    7) France
    8) Thailand
    9) Norway
    10) Ireland

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