2016 Champaign – Week 2 (Sept. 14)

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Updated: September 20, 2016

The Men’s League took to the Softball Diamond on Wednesday night and when the dust settled we were left with just two Teams at 2-0.. The Back2Back Champs Team SigEp and the Team who finished the Regular Season as the #1 seed a year ago.. Team Sammy’s 18s.. No shockers there, both powerhouses are off to their usual fast starts..  Can anyone catch them? Still plenty of time.. The Co-Ed Power Rankings will get going after next week’s Flag Football Games!

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Men’s League Power Rankings

1. Team SigEp (Meijer) – Currently tied for 1st with 40 points.

We will start with the Reigning and Defending 2x Champs.. Team SigEp.  They are one of only two squads still left undefeated and they are quickly showing that they really are the favorites to win a history-making 3rd straight Crown later this Fall. While there are a host of Teams who hope to dethrone the Kings, their early season success means they are positioning themselves well for a great Playoff seed come November. They will face their greatest test thus far in Week 3 when they face #5 ZBT in their best sport of Flag Football.

 

2. Team Sammy’s 18s (Schweitzer Title) – Currently tied for 1st with 40 points.

The only Team keeping pace with the 2x Champs is Team Sammy’s 18s. They did so with a 10-9 W over Team Theta Chi. Charlie Kogan went 4 for 5 at the plate in the slugfest. Again, as mentioned at the top, this is not a surprise as they were the #1 seed a year ago coming into the Playoffs. This is a Team that excels in just about every sport and we are heading into a stretch of two straight weeks of Flag Football.. That happens to be their best sport.. They are going to have their hands full as part of the co-Main Event powered by StudentCity this coming Wednesday Night as they take on current #4 Team Pikes.  Will both Sammy’s 18s and SigEp get to 3-0? We’ll find out soon enough..

 

3. Team ATO (Starr Limo) – Currently tied for 3rd with 25 points.

Last week we highlighted Team ATO as one to watch.. They dropped a heartbreaker in Week 1 to Team Pikes in the final stretches of their Hoops Game.. Like great Teams do, they bounced back in a big way this past Wednesday Night by defeating Team Sammy’s 19s and earned their first W of the season. Daniel Reinke was an impressive 4 for 4 at the dish. With the Win they leapfrogged many Teams into a tie for 3rd place.  They also sprung up into #3 in the Power Rankings. So a very successful week from the ATO guys.  They will have a tough test with SAE 19-20s on Wednesday Night in Flag Football.. That is a group who is feeling good off their first W of the season as well.

 

4. Team Pikes (cea Study Abroad) – Currently tied for 6th with 15 points.

They earned the best W of Week 1 but couldn’t make it two in a row on Wednesday Night. They fell in a close one to #7 SAE 19-20s. It was a well played Game that could have gone either way.. The friendly bounces they received in Week 1 to help earn the W just went the other way on Wednesday Night. Alex Merritt will get them back and ready to go in Week 3. They have a big matchup with Undefeated #2 Team Sammy’s 18s in the StudentCity Co-Game of the Week!

 

5. Team ZBT (iHotel Gold) – Currently tied for 3rd with 25 points.

Big time first W for ZBT on Wednesday Night. They squeaked by #6 Team SAE 17-18s by a score of 10-9 in the 9th inning! It was a shame either Team had to drop it but ZBT was very happy to grab their first points of the season and move up into a tie for 3rd in the Standings. Nick Behm went 3 for 4 for them at the plate. They have two Flag Football Games looming in a row now.. Historically, those are Games that ZBT wins in All Sports Series. They will certainly be tested though next Wednesday when they play 2x Defending Champs and #1 Team SigEp.  That will also be a StudentCity co-Game of the Week.. Get your popcorn ready folks!

 

6. Team SAE 17-18s (iHotel Navy) – Currently tied for 6th with 15 points.

A week after starting 1-0 with a Hoops W, Team SAE 17-18s came so close to getting their second straight W on Wednesday Night. Only Team ZBT had other plans.. The Game went to 9 innings (we play 7) and it could have been decided several times before we finally got a winner.. This one will sting a bit, but its clear that this group is a true contender for the Crown.. They have had their fair share of Flag Football success over the years.. They will take on Team AKL, a squad they are tied with in the Standings, on Wednesday Night.

 

7. Team SAE 19-20s (Biaggi’s Gold) – Currently tied for 3rd with 25 points.

First Win in Franchise history. Check. First time getting Ranked. Check.  This crew just needed a week to figure things out and they are already making their presence known in the Champaign League. They defeated last week’s #2 Team Pikes in Softball by a score of 5-3. Arthur Chaet had a couple big time at bats as he reached base twice, scored twice and drove in a couple of runs in this Defensive affair. They look to keep the momentum going in another big time matchup.. They’ll take on #3 ATO in Flag Football on Wednesday Night.

 

Rest of the Pack (Alphabetical Order)

Team AKL (Biaggi’s Purple) – Currently tied for 6th with 15 points.

We’ve mentioned in the past that this Team has always excelled in Hoops. They haven’t done as well in Softball and came up just a bit short against 2x Defending Champs SigEp in Week 2.  It was a close Game that they could have won had a few plays gone their way. They had multiple players with multiple hits they just could not drive in runs at key moments of the Game.. They will now take on Team SAE 17-18s in their first Flag Football Game of the Season. A Win means they are back up into the Power Rankings and will jump quite a few Teams in the Standings as well!

 

Team Sammy’s 19s (Farm Lake Barn) – Currently tied for 9th with 0 points.

They took on the tough #3 ATO squad in Week 2 and came up short. They are still searching for their first W but have had a tough schedule to start the season.. This is a Team with a lot of talent and you can expect them to get rolling as the Fall wages on.. Jake Zweig went 3 for 3 at the dish and was certainly a positive for them in his debut. They get Team Theta Chi in Flag Football in Week 3, in a battle of Teams that are looking for Win #1.

 

Team Theta Chi (Chipotle) – Currently tied for 9th with 0 points.

We don’t necessarily hand out moral Ws in All Sports Series and Team Theta Chi is still searching for their first points in the Standings.. That being said, Captain Boaz and co. looked very good on Wednesday Night against #2 Team Sammy’s 18s. A Team that won the Regular Season outright in 2015. It shows that this crew can hang with the top Teams in the League and they should be gathering Ws in no time.. They will take on another Sammy’s squad this coming Wednesday Night in Flag Football.. The Sammy’s 19s.. One Team will leave with their first W of the season!

 

That’s it for Week 2. Enjoy Flag Football on Wednesday Night!

-Holden