With five weeks of National Lacrosse League games in the books, the Toronto Rock lead all NLL teams with a record of 5-1. On Saturday the Rock defeated their rivals, Buffalo, by a score of 14-12 inside the First Niagara Center.
One must travel West to find the league's second place power ranking team, the Calgary Roughnecks. With a record of 3-2, Calgary has rebounded from their 0-2 start to the 2013 season. Behind gritty scorer Shawn Evans, Calgary is atop the West division.
Although they are coming off a loss to top-ranked Toronto, the Buffalo Bandits find themselves with a record of 3-2 and third on this week's power rankings list. Missing their captain John Tavares was too much of a hurdle for the Bandits to clear on Saturday which resulted in a loss.
The power rankings of the middle of the pack teams (Washington, Philadelphia, Colorado) are up for debate since they all have a .500 record. Several die-hard fans and sports writers believe Philadelphia should be near the top of the power rankings since they are the only team to defeat top-ranked Toronto and third place Buffalo.
The debate continues when rounding out the power rankings. Rochester, Minnesota, and Edmonton all have a record of 1-3. Rochester finally notched their first win of the season on Saturday, while Minnesota and Edmonton both lost.