Futsal Oz Power Rankings (27/7/18) – There’s movement in the chasing pack

In partnership with Futsal Oz’s Jimmy Soufis

The Futsal Oz Power Rankings is a weekly feature that will see all 40 teams who compete in the Futsal Oz Elite Leagues system ranked based on their performances according to multiple variables including the difficulty of their opponents and the overall difficulty of the league.

At the end of the current season, the points by which the teams have been ranked will be revealed. It should be noted that bonus points will be rewarded for gaining promotion, while relegated sides will have points deducted from their end-of-season total.

There’s movement at the top of the rankings this week, with the point tally so unbelievably close that Fitzroy dropped one position despite beating Balwyn.

Meanwhile, Western Wolves’ win over Metropolitan sees the Series Futsal Australia challengers climb one position and move into the top four.

Pascoe Vale moved into the top two after beating Brunswick, while Hume dropped to third after their penalty shootout loss against Carlton.

There was little movement at the bottom of the table, but some sides in the middle of the pack earned great results that have seen them move up the rankings.

With the points not being revealed until the end of the season, an explanation will be offered to readers regarding the key changes in this week’s rankings.

The points explained

While Western Wolves and Fitzroy both recorded comfortable wins last Friday night, the Wolves’ win was against a higher-ranked side that has accumulated more points throughout the season. We can reveal that the two sides are so close in the rankings that a two-goal win by the Wolves, rather than a three-goal win, would have seen them remain in fifth place.

It should be noted that Hume’s loss to Carlton on penalties was recorded on the power rankings database as a draw, as all results that go to penalties are, hence why they did not drop out of the top three.

The top of the table is the most complex section of the equation, with the top five standing a clear distance away from the rest of the pack.

Towards the bottom, Mt Evelyn’s thrashing at the hands of Kensington Eagles sees them go within touching distance of the bottom five, with their only saving grace coming from the fact that the loss was to a side ranked 10 places higher.

Power Rankings 

1. FC Carlton Heart

2. Pascoe Vale FC ⬆

3. Hume FC ⬇

4. Western Wolves FC 

5. Fitzroy FC 

6. Moreland FC

7. CF Brunswick

8. Altona Knights FC

9. Metropolitan FC

10. FC Balwyn

11. FC Melbourne Athletic

12. Regent FC

13. FC Collingwood

14. Melbourne FC

15. FC Preston

16. Ashburton FC

17. Glen Waverley FC

18. Brighton FC

19. Vic Friendship FC

20. CF South Melbourne

21. FC Footscray

22. Campbellfield FC

23. FC Prahran 

24. Vermont FC

25. Kensington Eagles FC

27. Northcote FC 

28. Monash FC 

29. Toorak FC 

30. Melbourne Uni FC 

31. Tullamarine FC

32. Glenroy FC

33. RMIT FC 

34. FC Wollert 

35. Mt Evelyn F.C.

36. Shepparton ANFC

37. Reservoir FC

38. North Melbourne FC

39. Lalor FC

40. FC Essendon 

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