List Guy said he would not factor tourney play into rankings. E9 teams held their own. VJW had a close one with Little Caesars until the very end. BJR almost upset #3 Oakville who scored an eng goal to win 3-1. No one in their right mind is saying that E9 teams can truly compete with the upper echelon teams, but at least they made it respectable, as many were joking that they were going to get smoked out. Plus it was fun to be part of a great event! Sorry you missed it.
I wouldn't say I missed it...
It seems a bit obfuscated if you don't factor in the tourneys. What a great way to make objective comparisons that help determine the differences between the top teams. But I guess you already answered that question.
"No one in their right mind is saying that E9 teams can truly compete with the upper echelon teams"
Congrats to those two teams for playing a good game. I would like to have seen the local kids knock off a couple of top ranked teams.