Okay since the first of this thread was lost by the Big Crash... let's pick up with this one. As of 8/1/02: Philadelphia 35 pts with three games left Carolina 33 pts with three games left Washington 32 pts with two games left Atlanta 31 pts with three games left San Jose 28 pts with three games left Philly's shedule: Sat, August 3 San Diego @ Philadelphia Wed, August 7 San Jose @ Philadelphia Sat, August 10 Philadelphia @ Atlanta Carolina's remaining schedule: Sat, August 3 San Jose @ Carolina Wed, August 7 Carolina @ New York Sun, August 11 Carolina @ San Diego Washington's schedule: Sun, August 4 Atlanta @ Washington Sat, August 10 Washinton @ New York Atlanta's schedule: Sun, August 4 Atlanta @ Washington Wed, August 7 San Diego @ Atlanta Sat, August 10 Philadelphia @ Atlanta San Jose's schedule: Sat August 3 San Jose @ Carolina Wed August 7 San Jose @ Philadelphia Sat August 10 San Jose @ Boston How it breaks down: (1) Carolina and Philly are not playing their best. Philly has just lost to NY and SJ. Carolina has lost three in a row. (2) Atlanta and Washington are the hottest teams right now. (3) Fourth place is 4 pts away from 1st... everything is very tight and no one has clinched yet. At this point, we don't even know who will have homefield advantage. (4) Washington has one less game to play than the other teams. (5) All of SJ's remaining games are on the road. (6) Atlanta has the most packed schedule... 5 games in 15 days...yeesh! (7) Philly was missing five starters tonight...injuries are hurting them badly. Any other comments???? I still see Atlanta, Philly, Washington and Carolina in the final four... I just have no idea of the order. It's anyones game!!