EWB Power Rankings: New York Giants, Brooklyn Nets, New York Mets are best in NY right now

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The New York Giants, Brooklyn Nets (somehow), and the New York Mets are the three teams that come to mind the most right now in New York. Where does your team rank in this week’s EWB Power Rankings?

In a busy week with all five sports being in the heart of action, it is an extra accomplishment for the New York Giants, Brooklyn Nets, and New York Mets to be the top three.

The NFL season is winding down with only playoffs or draft on the mind, the NHL season is heating up as a playoff spot into the new year likely holds, the NBA is hitting its crunch-time, the MLB winter meetings are getting wild, and the MLS Expansion draft has come and gone.

Point blank, it has been an eventful seven days in the sports world. Double that for New York sports writers for having almost double the teams as everyone else.

We even pushed back these rankings from their usual Wednesday spot to Thursday because the Mets and Yankees hot-stove was burning too hot.

But, enough holding it off even more, here they are, this week’s EWB Power Rankings from all 12 teams we cover. Please, hold all applause until the end.

Previous: 3rd. Giants. 1. team. 31. <a href=.

2. team. 147. No, this is not a typo and I am not having a mental breakdown. The Brooklyn Nets are the second best team in New York at this very moment based off the last eight days. One, <a rel=. . Previous: 9th. Nets

Mets. 3. team. 3. This should go to Brodie Van Waganen alone. We are in the midst of the Winter Meetings and I do not dread my life. I get to think about Mets baseball in the middle of December. The Mets blasted me with the Cano deal and could strike again at any moment. It has been YEARS since I haven’t been able to sleep on this team. They are making themselves relevant. Riveting. Truly, truly spectacular.. . Previous: 1st

106. The Islanders are once again the best hockey team in New York. They are, however, very lucky that the other two teams are horrific right now. They still are not good. But, for the week, an OT Game in the Coliseum, and a big win vs the Red Wings the game before, still has them in a playoff spot. Not the best, not the worst week. They avoid falling from grace and stay afloat in the top 5.. . Previous: 2nd. Isles. 5. team

team. 30. Good grief, they did it. They finally did it. The New York Jets won a game this weekend. <a href=. . Previous: 12th. Jets. 6

43. The Yankees have somehow done less than the Mets in the offseason. At least their moves were not anything out of the norm. The Yanks still nee more pitching besides just getting <a rel=. . Previous: 8th. Yanks. 7. team

95. The Rangers basically didn’t play the last week because of the new NHL rule about days off. They still do not play again until Friday. I am almost starting to worry if they will ever play again. They did beat the Panthers, but it did take them a shootout. Then they lost to the Lightning in what was a shootout for only Tampa Bay, basically. So, the Rangers are still above where I thought they would be this year but not by much. At least they are better than the Devils for now.. . Previous: 6th. Blue Shirts. 8. team

349. NYCFC has not really done much in the last week. David Villa is gone and they survived the expansion draft. They will continue to make moves and get better from their last season. This is the first full season with Dome Torrent at the helm and he can fix things. Also, with former Columbus Crew goalie Zack Steffen going to Manchester City, the sister club to NYCFC, there is a small ounce of hope (not even a full percent chance) that he ends up playing for NYCFC. He is an outstanding goalie. NYCFC know that first hand from 2017. Brighter days are ahead for Yankee Stadium’s newest tenants.. . Previous: 7th. New York City FC. 9. team

The Devils barely put a dent in their rankings from last week like they barely put a dent in their standings on the East. <a href=. . Previous: 11th. Devs. 10. team. 85

16. The Bills lost to the Jets. Quite frankly, they should be last. But, Josh Allen continues to shine. He had bad turnovers that cost the Bills the game. However, he makes up for it by being the entire offense each and every week. The Bills are 4-9 but it is not Allen’s fault. The Bills were dumb enough to build just a defense and have a rookie QB be the rest of the team. So, that is why their broken formula put them at this record. Brighter days are ahead for Bills fans, trust me, Josh Allen is going to be special. Someone get me a table.. . Previous: 5th. Buffalo Josh Allen's. 11. team

27. Ha. Ha. Ha. The Knicks. Boy are they awful to watch. I hate watching them quite frankly, but still cannot look away. <a rel=. . Previous: 4th. Knickerbockers. 12. team

Well, there you have it, folks.

The MLB hot stove finally cooled off enough for me to be able to publish this article for you all to read.

Where does your team rank? Are the Nets too high? Are the Jets too low after a big win?

Feel free to give us a power ranking of your own in the comment below.

Just remember, New York sports don’t stop so neither do we.