It's time for the inaugural Northern Elite Power Rankings.
Two weeks into the season doesn't paint a great picture, but there certainly are some teams that stand-out.
1. St. Paul Pioneers (1-0) +0
As the 7-time Defending Champions, it's going to take a loss for them to move out of the #1 spot. They pick up where they left off in Week 2.
2. Fargo Invaders (2-0) +0
Strong debut against the Brawlers, followed by a victory over the Warriors shows that the Invaders mean business.
3. River City Rough Riders (2-0) +2
An opening win against the Thunderhawks, followed by a victory at home over the Bulls put the Rough Riders in position to contend for the East Title in 2017.
4. Fox Valley Force (1-0) +2
Knocking off the defending East Champion Predators in Week 1, and the Force have re-loaded to contend for that illusive crown
5. Minneapolis Warriors (1-1) +2
The Warriors handled the Sting in Week 1, but came up 2 yards short in Fargo Week 2. They will be a team to watch as the season progresses.
6. Chippewa Valley Predators (1-1) -3
After a tough trip across Wisconsin, the Predators rebounded nicely in Week 2 dismantling the Thunderhawks in the 4th quarter.
7. Northland Bulls (0-1) -3
It should be a strong season for the Bulls, but they were unable to pull out the Week 2 victory in River City.
8. Battle Creek Sting (0-1) +2
After joining forces with the South Metro Patriots, the Battle Creek Sting look to compete in the West. They look to rebound from a Week 1 loss against the Warriors.
9. Minnesota Brawlers (0-2) -1
The first two weeks have come against the Top 2 Ranked teams, so look for the Brawlers to pick up some wins after their Bye Week.
10. Hudson Thunderhawks (0-2) -1
The Thunderhawks held their own against two of the best in the East, but weren't able close-out. 2017 should be an improved season once the team gets rolling.