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January 22, 2018

OWL Team Rankings - Stage 1 Week 2

Below are the Overwatch League team rankings after Stage 1 Week 2 in 2018. All rankings are computer rankings generated automatically.  The overall rankings take into account strength of schedule (SOS) and margin of victory and defeat.  RPI rankings are an adjusted version of the traditional sports metric.

While the all-Korean teams (Dynasty, Spitfire, Excelsior) all top the rankings and remain undefeated, we can see they have not had the strongest schedule to date. The Fuel have played the Valiant, Dynasty, Spitfire, and the upstart Outlaws - easily the most difficult schedule so far. After week 2, we have a group of 2 Win / 2 Loss teams which are all clamoring to be a top four team. The Valiant had an impressive showing against the Spitfire, nearly knocking them off, while the Outlaws 4-0'd the Fuel who had competed relatively well against the Dynasty. Week 3 looks especially exciting ahead, as #3 Dynasty (4-0) takes on #1 Excelsior (4-0), city rivals Gladiators (2-2) and Valiant (2-2) go head to head, and Dallas (0-4) tries to pick up its first win against the Uprising (1-3) and Shock (2-2).

Team Record Map Wins SOS RPI Rank
New York Excelsior 4W - 0L 13 0.484 1 1
London Spitfire 4W - 0L 12 0.421 2 2
Seoul Dynasty 4W - 0L 14 0.384 3 3
Los Angeles Valiant 2W - 2L 9 0.568 4 4
Houston Outlaws 2W - 2L 11 0.437 7 5
Philadelphia Fusion 2W - 2L 6 0.553 6 6
San Francisco Shock 2W - 2L 6 0.405 9 7
Los Angeles Gladiators 2W - 2L 6 0.563 5 8
Boston Uprising 1W - 3L 7 0.590 8 9
Dallas Fuel 0W - 4L 2 0.631 11 10
Florida Mayhem 1W - 3L 5 0.516 10 11
Shanghai Dragons 0W - 4L 1 0.448 12 12

You can sort by clicking on the column header. For example, clicking on Map Wins sorts the teams by number of maps won.

*Map wins does not include tiebreak (i.e. 5th map).