I released my first edition of Chicago Sports Power Rankings in August. Here are my September rankings using the following criteria:
Current performance- How the athlete has performed in the last month
Past performance- How the play has done in the past and achievements for the organization.
Potential- How the player might fare in the future. Age is a big factor here.
Appeal to buy apparel- Is this player’s jersey or shirsey a big seller and often seen at games or around the city?
Off field reputation- A combination of player’s personality, and role in advertisements and popular culture.
In the news- Are the mainstream Chicago media outlets and blogs writing and talking about this player?