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WASL Power Rankings: Season 1, Volume X

BEIRUT (Lebanon) - The Group Phase is done and dusted in both WASL West Asia and WASL Gulf. We've seen some intense action throughout the past few months, but some might say that we've barely scratched the surface of how exciting these games can be.

Next up will be the Final Phase where some teams have already locked up Semi-Finals spots, while some will need to work a bit harder by getting through the Qualification to the Semi-Finals round. Some teams have the momentum in their favor heading into this next crucial stage, while some are adjusting on the fly.

Here's the Power Rankings to serve as a quick look-through of how the teams are looking heading into the Final Phase of both leagues!

Reminder: These are not the official rankings. Power Rankings are just here to reflect on a team's current form and not based entirely on their records in WASL.




12 NSR Al Nasr Riyadh

Al Nasr Riyadh were able to claim the final spot to the Final Phase from Group B in WASL Gulf. However, it might have not been the best way to end the Group Phase with a heavy loss to Kuwait Club. It will not get any easier from here either. 🔻1️⃣

11 MNM Al Manama

 Lamont Jones has proven to be a good addition to the team for Al Manama, as he was key to their solid win of Al Sadd. Still, their form in the local league is a bit of a concern, especially with a clash against a rising side like Kazma coming up. 🔺1️⃣

10 NAF Al Naft

Al Naft made sure Gorgan's last game in the Group Phase wasn't too easy. Going through tough games against both Gorgan and Al Riyadi should have well prepared for their series against ZobAhan.   -

SAH Shabab Al Ahli - Dubai

Shabab Al Ahli - Dubai had a very strong start to the WASL Gulf season, but it feels like they are slowing down a bit. Al Hilal are really good, so losing to the Saudi Arabian club is not too big of a deal, but Shabab Al Ahli - Dubai will need to find their rhythm as soon as possible.  -

ZAH ZobAhan

March has not been kind to ZobAhan, who have yet to taste victory this month. Aside from the two losses to Gorgan in the local league, losing to Orthodox Amman stings a bit as well. You have to give some credit to ZobAhan, however, as they clawed their way from trailing by as much as 22 points to make it a tight one down the stretch. 🔻2️⃣

ORX Orthodox Amman

 Big win for Orthodox Amman, giving them some positive vibes heading into what should be a fun series versus Al Riyadi. Orthodox Amman allowed a 22-point score difference to be reduced all the way down to single digits against ZobAhan (as mentioned above), which might be a point of concern moving forward. 🔺1️⃣ 

KZM Kazma

 Kazma could end up being the prime good example of hitting their stride with perfect timing. They've looked more complete with their new additions, which means Al Manama will have their work cut out for them. 🔺1️⃣

RIY Al Riyadi

Losing the massive rivalry clash to Sagesse in the local league is a tough pill to swallow, but Sagesse are easily one of the better teams in the league... so Riyadi should be able to move on quickly enough before facing Orthodox Amman.

BEI Beirut Club

Beirut Club are knocked down a peg here, as even though losses to Sagesse and Dynamo are understandable, they are still losses. 🔻1️⃣ 

HIL Al Hilal

 Huge win over Shahbab Al Ahli - Dubai, exacting revenge and locking up the direct ticket to the Semi-FInals in the process.  🔺1️⃣

KWT Kuwait Club 

Kuwait Club are still the only undefeated team left in the WASL. They will want to keep it that way until the very end. 

GOR Gorgan

Gorgan have not lost a game in 2023, both in WASL and local league action. They have won 5 consecutive games in WASL and 14 consecutive games in the local league.  -


*The power rankings are entirely subjective based on recent events/results/announcements and are in no way true, accurate ranking systems. All comments are purely those of the author.