Premier League Power Rankings Round 3
1. West Adelaide (Last round: 1)
Still can't fault the reigning premiers after a resounding 24 point victory against Sturt despite being under-manned. 6 players averaging over 8 points per game, led by James Legan at 21.5ppg. Patty Thomas proving to be the best all-around Australian in the competition averaging 13ppg, 5.7rpg and 7.7apg.
2. Southern Tigers (2)
Southern eventually got on top of the Mavericks, putting up the seasons highest score of 129. The Tigers have put up the most points in the league so far, with 4 guys averaging over 16ppg. Interesting matchup this week with Southern being the highest scoring team in the league playing Woodville who concede the least.
3. North Adelaide (4)
Alex Starling put the team on his back with a ridiculous 30 points, 26 rebounds and 5 assists in the seasons standout performance so far. A convincing win over a star studded Forestville has them moving up a spot. Matchup this week with West will sort out if they're real or pretenders.
4. Norwood (3)
Handled business at Starplex but not in convincing fashion. McGriff proving his worth by hitting 4 3s. The same old core of Webbers x 2 and Lycett along with new addition Staybridge getting the job done. Sturt up next in what shapes as an important matchup.
5. South (8)
Moving up 3 spots after a solid away win over Woodville. What they lack in size they make up for in hustle. Eian Davis playing more of a distributors role this year, but still scoring 19ppg on 62% shooting, but fellow import Ivory Young is picking up the slack with 23ppg, while Dylan Shorne is averaging 15ppg and nearly 10rpg.
6. Centrals (7)
Look out league, the Lions have unearthed a superstar in Jimma Dau, averaging 23.7ppg and 9.3rpg. Fell short against Norwood but have a chance at redemption against South. Both teams would be expecting to make a run at the finals.
7. Sturt (6)
Faced a tough West team and lost big, as they did against Southern. Seem to be missing a new player each week. Nate "MVP" Garth still hasn't found his shot but look out league once he does - putting up numbers in every other category.
8. Woodville (5)
Inconsistency killing the Warriors. After a solid win over Centrals, dropping one they'd have hoped to get against South might bite them later in the season. They'll be taking their stingy defence down to Morphett Vale this week in hopes of slowing down the Tigers. They'll need both imports firing to stand a chance.
9. Foresville (9)
A disappointing loss against a tough and improving North Adelaide out to make amends for their previous performance. 66 points won't be enough to get them wins, but there's enough firepower here to get on track and once DJ plays for real, expect these guys to rocket to number 1 in a matter of weeks.
10. Eastern (10)
Jake Rios and William Wise III combined for 51 points in a sign of what's to come for the young side. It wasn't enough last week but scoring 83 is encouraging and once they get on the same page will give teams trouble.