There were just two games in Week 5. Cedar Rapids held their own and defeated St. Louis 9-7, while El Paso pulled an upset and beat Sonora 10-9 in overtime.

The Rampage’s win was enough to dislodge them from a tie with Harrisburg at the 7 spot, and they moved up one as Sonora dropped from 6 to 9. Harrisburg is still 7, but moved “up” past the Soles.

El Paso’s win wasn’t quite enough to push them past the idle Kansas City Comets and Tacoma Stars.

Even though Sonora is 0-3 it’s important not to put too much emphasis on their two losses against the #1 Monterrey Flash, and even though El Paso is 3-1, their two wins over #15 Rio Grande Valley don’t hold a lot of weight. The Coyotes next two games are against #16 Turlock so even at 5-1 El Paso won’t be making any big runs up the rankings, but if they lose either (or both) of those games they will cement their position in the bottom third.

There are a few big tests coming up among Week 6’s 12 games. On Friday Kansas City visits Milwaukee, and San Diego travels to Tacoma. Sunday, the Comets host Cedar Rapids and the Sockers entertain Sonora.

1
4-0
LW: 1
 Flash  desplaza idle
2
4-0
LW: 2
 Wave  desplaza idle
3
4-0
LW: 3
 Sockers  desplaza idle
4
2-1
LW: 4
 Blast  desplaza idle
5
3-1
LW: 5
 Tropics  desplaza idle
6
2-3
LW: 7T
 Rampage  arrowupgreen (1) The Rampage ran up a big lead on St. Louis and then played an ugly second half, but still managed 9 goals with a banged up Taylor Walter Bond resting on the sidelines.
7
2-1
LW: 7T
 Heat  arrowupgreen (1) idle
8
2-2
LW: 9
 Fury  arrowupgreen (1) idle
9
0-3
LW: 6
 Soles  red-down-arrow-hi It’s still early but Sonora has already matched last year’s loss total for the entire season.
10
1-1
LW: 10
 Comets  desplaza idle
11
2-2
LW: 11
 Stars  desplaza idle
12
3-1
LW: 12
 Coyotes  desplaza El Paso beat Sonora at home, officially serving notice that their 0-20 season is in the distant past.
13
1-3
LW: 13
 Silver Knights  desplaza idle
14
0-4
LW: 14
 Ambush  desplaza The Ambush played their best half of the year but it wasn’t enough to come back from a six goal deficit or avoid their 18th straight loss.
15
0-4
LW: 15
 Barracudas  desplaza The Barracudas got international attention by signing Vicente Matias Vuoso, but he joins a backlog of players waiting for visas to clear.
16
0-4
LW: 16
 Express  desplaza idle