Curse of #1 Rankings

As a long term addict to suffering, i.e. a Cleveland Indians (Cleveland sports in general) fan, I can’t help but feel a little superstitious about the fact that the turning point in Cleveland’s season this year just so happened to correspond with the exact week they got a #1 ranking on ESPN’s power rankings… After an amazing start to the season and blowing everyone’s socks off (except the White Sox’s), they get ranked #1 in the league. It took them 7 weeks to get there and then 7 weeks later after that #1 ranking to reverse the trend completely. First 7 weeks: 29 and 15 (Power ranking #1)Next 7 weeks:… Continue reading Curse of #1 Rankings