As many ties as the NEFL has had with Seeding Playoffs - two different 3-way ties - it's only right that the last Power Rankings of the regular season has a Tie as well. At #5 the Bulls & Force have tied on number of votes; the two teams are tied at (5-3) & are seeded at #5 and #6 respectively.
The Power Rankings end up similar to the Playoff Seedings, we'll wait until after the Elite Bowl to see how things shake up again.
1. Sioux City Stampede (7-1; 8-1) +0
The Stampede took care of the Bulls late, after the Northland got within 13-6 in the 3rd quarter.
Up Next: #1 Seed - Playoff Bye - 8/4 hosting lowest seed in Semi-Finals
2. Minneapolis Warriors (6-2; 7-2) +0
Minneapolis picked up a shutout win 23-0 over the Med City Freeze to secure the #2 seed in the playoffs.
Up Next: #2 Seed - Playoff Bye - 8/4 hosting highest seed in Semi-Finals
3. St. Paul Pioneers (6-2; 7-3) +0
St Paul picked up the Forfeit win Tuesday, after the Hudson Thunderhawks ceased operations early in the week.
Up Next: #3 Seed - 7/28 vs #6 Northland Bulls
4. Fargo Invaders (6-2; 8-2) +0
Fargo picked up the Forfeit win Saturday morning, after the Minnesota Vipers couldn't field enough players.
Up Next: #4 Seed - 7/28 vs #5 Fox Valley Force
T-5. Fox Valley Force (5-3; 6-4) +1
Fox Valley traveled to River City needing a shut out to have the #2 seed and a bye, after Regulation the game went to OT tied 0-0. The Rough Riders were able to score a TD for the 6-0 in Overtime.
Up Next: #5 Seed - 7/28 @ #4 Fargo Invaders
T-5. Northland Bulls (5-3; 5-3) +0
Northland traveled to Sioux City looking for another statement win. After hanging around for 3 quarters, lack of depth got to them in the 4th ultimately falling 6-33.
Up Next: #6 Seed - 7/28 @ #3 St Paul Pioneers
7. River City Rough Riders (5-3; 7-3) +0
The Rough Riders needed a win for their chance at playoffs, but would still need help from the Bulls. River City did their part, but missed out on tie-breakers via the Bulls defeat.
8. Med City Freeze (1-7; 1-7) +1
Med City played the MOST DIFFICULT Schedule in the NEFL, having to go against the Top 7 teams. The NEFL itself is difficult, and for its' first year in 11-man football, the Freeze turned some heads.
9. Minnesota Vipers (1-7; 1-9) +1
Minnesota forfeited their last game of the season, against the Invaders. They did move up in the rankings ahead of the Thunderhawks who ceased operations.