Legacy Leagues Week 8 Power Rankings

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The Brotherhood remained unbeaten, squeaking by a tenacious Goon Squad team by five points. Since the injection of reigning-MVP Michael Davis back into the lineup, they have been a well-oiled machine, coupling a full court pressure defense with an exhausting transition game. We look forward to see if the Goon Squad’s threat to Brotherhood’s throne was legitimate come the playoffs.




After facing double-digit deficits in consecutive weeks, Sportslook showed they belong in the conversation with the league’s top teams, topping the Temptations in a convincing comeback win in week 8. Bryan Acevedo regained his scoring prowess, connecting on 5-of-9 three pointers on his way to 35 points.




With four starters scoring over 20 points, No Limit has established one of the most potent offenses in the Legacy Leagues this season. They have hit 21 more threes than any other team. Tarell Vargas, John Rullan, and Howie Miller continue to be an unstoppable trio of defense and scoring. Can they avoid an off shooting nice once the playoffs start?




green-arrow-up-1 Goon Squad cemented themselves as a contender after playing The Brotherhood to the closest margin in their history, losing by just five. Matt Marconi built on his 47-point performance, by pouring in another 31 against the league’s most stout defense. They accomplished this all without one of their most physical players, Matt Delmonte. Can they earn their way to another matchup with the defending champs?




green-up-1-on-gray   Run TMC has endured two streaks this season: One four-game losing streak and one four-game winning streak. The differentiating denominator is Reggie Stewart, who catalyzed the win streak by tremendously boosting the pace at which the squad plays. A team full of dynamic role players needed a point-guard to ignite their offense, and Stewart has been the key to unlock their team’s potential. Beating the Cereal Killers lifts them to the fifth spot in the power rankings, despite their .500 record.  




red-down-2-white The Temptations have slipped since they lost the other half of the Santorelli connection, falling to a Sportslook squad by double-digits last week. While Carmine Santorelli and Erik Silva remain dominant scorers, and Fred Milfort plays lockdown defense, their lack of secondary ball-handling could trouble them against the powerhouse teams once the playoffs start.




green-up-1-on-gray  BS&B was able to stop their mid-season losing skid, squeaking by a winless One Time team by five. This was not an encouraging performance from a team that started the season 4-0, which was believed to be on the merits of an easy schedule. The playoffs will determine if they are contenders like they demonstrated in first half, or pretenders like they have showed since.




red-arrow-down-1 The Cereal Killers are officially in free-fall after losing their fifth game in their last six. Their lack of a true point guard, or ball-handling in general, is alarming. They have three talented bigs in Tyrhon Coward, Will Hudson, and Michael Masciola, but have nobody to facilitate to them in the post. Hudson and Coward are also capable three-point shooters, but their outside shots have been tightly-contested resulting in more misses than we are used to.




Trending in the opposite direction is the Titans, who are now on a three-game win streak. Early in the season the Titans squad resembled the Air Ballers, with one ball-dominant guard carrying the team. Steven Echols needed a wingman, and he got one with his brother, James.  Steven runs the point for the starters, and James runs the show for the bench squad. The Titans Achilles heel, bench depth, has developed into their strength.




Chris Aaron once again was the only double-digit scorer for the Kekambas, who lack a secondary scoring option. Aaron McAlpine demonstrated he was a three-point specialist early in the season, but has been quiet over the last few weeks. They play very tough defense, with Aaron setting the tone on both ends of the floor, but this is wasted due to their utter lack of offensive efficiency.




This team has rode the coattails of two different Supermen: first, it was Eric Rankin, and since it has been Mike Cody. While both of these players ascended to the top of the league leaderboard in several statistical categories (points and rebounds), neither has been able to deliver a single win. Can this team put one stellar performance together to get a win?




The Air Ballers are a one-many army: Jaylon Smalls is top-ten in the league in points, rebounds, and blocks. His heroic efforts has yet to yield a win on the season, and this looks unlikely to change against a strong Sportslook squad in the regular season finale.

Legacy Leagues Week 8 Power Rankings

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