NHL Power Rankings 2011: Blackhawks Move Up To No. 5

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 31: (L-R) Brent Seabrook #7, Nick Leddy #8, Bryan Bickell #29 and Michael Frolik #67 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate Bickell's 3rd period goal against the Nashville Predators at the United Center on October 31, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Predators 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Blackhawks are streaking on the ice and up the power rankings.

The Chicago Blackhawks have been playing good hockey lately--their shutout loss in Carolina excepted--and they're moving up in the latest aggregated power rankings from Real Clear Sports. Real Clear Sports averages the rankings from eight hockey outlets to come up with its aggregate rankings.

This week the Blackhawks check in at No. 5, which is the highest they've been in the rankings in nearly a month. The best individual ranking for the Blackhawks was No. 3 by Sports Illustrated; The Hockey News, on the other hand, had Chicago all the way down at No. 10.

Elsewhere in the Central Division, the Detroit Red Wings slipped from second to 12th after a particularly rough week. Nashville sits in 18th and the Columbus Blue Jackets bring up the rear at No. 30.

For more in-depth coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, head over to Second City Hockey. For more from around the league, stop by SB Nation's NHL hub.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.