After eight matches played on Saturday and Sunday, Stage 1 has come to an end.

Well, mostly come to an end. While all matches that count toward teams' records have concluded, the Stage 1 playoffs are still yet to be played.

The final week of Stage 1 further shook up the league standings and brought more teams to the middle. Last week it was determined nine teams were guaranteed to finish within one game of .500. There are now 13 teams with such records at the conclusion of Stage 1.

As a result, everyone still has a realistic shot at a postseason berth. Washington Justice GM Kate Mitchell even noted that both the Justice and Mayhem are only two games out of an opportunity to compete in the play-in tournament at the end of the season.

However, not everything has been shaken up and pushed toward the middle. The rankings stabilized in some areas and other places that were murky before cleared up somewhat despite the parity.

Without any further introductions, here are Scrub's power rankings following Week 5.

1. (-) New York Excelsior (7-0)

There were no matches played this week for the New York Excelsior New York Excelsior OWL Rank #3 JJoNak Bang Sung-hyeon (방성현) flex support MekO Kim Tae Hong off tank Libero Kim Hye-sung (김혜성) dps Nenne Jeong Yeon-kwan dps Mano Kim Dong-gyu (김동규) tank ANAMO Jeong Tae-seong (정태성) support and no reason to move them. Maybe the stage playoffs can finally give us the Titans-Excelsior showdown we all want.

2. (-) Vancouver Titans (7-0)

The Vancouver Titans Vancouver Titans OWL Rank #1 JJANU Choi Hyeon-woo (최현우) off tank Twilight Lee Joo-seok (이주석) flex support Haksal Kim Hyo-jong (김효종) dps SeoMinSoo Seo Min-Soo (서민수) dps Bumper Park Sang-beom (박상범) tank SLIME Kim Sung-jun (김성준) support swept the Guangzhou Charge to finish Stage 1 undefeated. On top of that, their map record was the best in the league and has them on top of the standings entering Stage 2.

3. (-) San Francisco Shock (4-3)

The San Francisco Shock San Francisco Shock OWL Rank #2 ChoiHyoBin Choi Hyo-Bin (최효빈) off tank Viol2t Park Min-ki flex support sinatraa Jay Won dps Rascal Kim Dong-jun (김동준) dps super Matthew DeLisi tank Moth Grant Espe support took the week off after finishing their Stage 1 matches in Week 4. Despite their 4-3 record, they have looked like the strongest team outside of the league's undefeated squads. They'll seek to prove they deserve such honors when they play the 5-2 Toronto Defiant in the first round of the stage playoffs.

4. (+1) Toronto Defiant (5-2)

Speaking of the Toronto Defiant Toronto Defiant OWL Rank #13 envy Lee Kang-jae (이강재) off tank Neko Park Se-hyeon (박세현) flex support Ivy Lee Seung-Hyun dps im37 Hong Jin (홍진의) dps Yakpung Jo Gyeong-mu tank RoKy Park Joo-seong (박주성) support , they've moved up to fourth in this week's rankings. While they didn't play any matches this week, the entirety of their Stage 1 felt stronger than the Philadelphia Fusion's. In general, they've looked pretty consistent: they have yet to let themselves be upset.

5. (-1) Philadelphia Fusion (5-2)

While the Philadelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion OWL Rank #7 Boombox Isaac Charles flex support Poko Gael Gouzerch off tank Carpe Lee Jae-hyeok (이재혁) dps EQO Josh Corona dps SADO Kim Su-Min (뜨용) tank neptuNo Alberto González support failed to look stronger than the Defiant this stage, they still had a better stage than most of the league. Their two losses came in a week in which Boombox was sick and main support Elk had to fill in at flex support. Despite often looking shaky against weaker opponents, the Fusion have mostly taken care of business and possibly could have been 6-1 or 7-0 without their Zenyatta's absence.

6. (+1) Los Angeles Gladiators (3-4)

Although the Los Angeles Gladiators Los Angeles Gladiators OWL Rank #5 Bischu Aaron Kim off tank Shaz Jonas Suovaara flex support Surefour Lane Roberts dps Hydration João Pedro Goes Telles dps rOar Gye Chang-hoon tank BigGoose Benjamin Isohanni support didn't play last week they are continuing to carry the momentum from last week into this week's rankings. While the Gladiators had a losing match record, they ended positive in map record: 14-13-2 (W-L-T). Unfortunately for them, it's the match record that counts and thus the Gladiators will be watching the stage playoffs from home.

7. (-1) Atlanta Reign (4-3)

The Atlanta Reign Atlanta Reign OWL Rank #12 Daco Seo Dong-hyung (서동형) off tank Dogman Dusttin Bowerman flex support ErsTer Jeong Joon dps BABYBAY Andrej Francisty dps Pokpo Park Hyun-Jun (박현준) tank Masaa Petja Kantanen support are only lightly punished for their performance last week despite losing to the Hunters and only beating the Outlaws a by 3-1 score. This is partially because no one else has looked convincingly better. The Reign will look to avenge a Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Fusion in a stage playoff rematch.

8. (+3) Seoul Dynasty (4-3)

Entering the season, the Seoul Dynasty Seoul Dynasty OWL Rank #6 ryujehong Ryu Je-hong (류제홍) flex support Michelle Choi Min-hyuk off tank Munchkin Byeon Sang-beom (변상범) dps Fleta Kim Byung-sun (김병선) dps Fissure Baek Chan-hyung (백찬형) tank Jecse Lee Seong-soo (이승수) support had never made a stage playoff, never beat the London Spitfire and never beat the New York Excelsior. They accomplished the first two last week. Can they check off all three in only two weeks?

9. (+4) Boston Uprising (4-3)

The Boston Uprising Boston Uprising OWL Rank #10 AimGod Min-seok Kwon flex support rCk Richard Kanerva off tank blasé Jeffrey Tsang dps Colourhex Kelsey Birse dps Fusions Cameron Bosworth tank Kellex Kristian Keller support needed a win over the Dallas Fuel to enter the stage playoffs and did exactly that. They've looked fairly good since Fusions returned to the lineup as he has provided solid main tank play and leadership within their squad.

10. (-2) Dallas Fuel (4-3)

A defeat to the Boston Uprising knocked the Dallas Fuel Dallas Fuel OWL Rank #8 uNKOE Benjamin Chevasson flex support NotE Lucas Meissner off tank aKm Dylan Bignet dps ZachaREEE Zachary Lombardo dps OGE Son Min-seok (손민석) tank Closer Jung Won-sik (정원식) support out of contention for the stage playoffs and a chance at finishing Stage 1 with a 5-2 record. Still, a 4-3 record is a better finish for the Fuel in Stage 1 than expected after a rough opening few matches.

11. (+5) Chengdu Hunters (3-4)

By beating the Atlanta Reign, the Chengdu Hunters Chengdu Hunters OWL Rank #16 Kyo Kong Chunting (孔春亭) flex support Lateyoung Ma Tianbin (马添彬) off tank Jinmu Yi Hu (易虎) dps Baconjack Lo Tzu-heng (罗子恒) dps jiqiren Wei Yansong (韦炎宋) tank Yveltal Li Xianyao (李先曜) support proved that their close match with the Vancouver Titans wasn't a fluke. Unfortunately, the franchise found their footing in this stage a little bit too late to make some real noise. It will be interesting to see how they adapt to the Stage 2 patch.

12. (-3) Shanghai Dragons (3-4)

The Shanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons OWL Rank #17 Geguri Kim Se-yeon (김세연) off tank Luffy Yang Seong-hyeon (양성현) flex support diem Bae Min-seong (배민성) dps YoungJIN Jin Yong-jin dps Gamsu Noh Yeong-jin (노영진) tank CoMa Son Kyeong-woo (손경우) support ' ranking has normalized as a result of the middle-tier teams distinguishing themselves from each other in the final week of Stage 1. While they didn't play this week, several teams below them showed enough strength in Week 5 to leap over the Dragons. They now have a full stage of playtime with new main tank Gamsu and thus should look better throughout the entirety of next stage.

13. (-1) Guangzhou Charge (3-4)

The Guangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge OWL Rank #15 HOTBA Choi Hong-joon off tank Shu Kim Jin-seo flex support Happy Lee Jung-woo (이정우) dps Eileen Ou Yiliang (欧倚良) dps Rio Oh Seung-pyo (오승표) tank Chara Kim Jung-yeon (김정연) support were swept by the Titans last week -- their second loss to the Titans in Stage 1. On the bright side, they won't have to play the Titans in any other regular season matches this season. On the down side, they got the Titans twice in what could potentially end up being their strongest stage.

14. (-4) London Spitfire (3-4)

What a rollercoaster ride the London Spitfire London Spitfire OWL Rank #4 Bdosin Choi Seung-tae (최승태) flex support Fury Kim Jun-ho (김준호) off tank birdring Kim Ji-hyuk (김지혁) dps Profit Park Joon-yeong (박준영) dps Gesture Hong Jae-hee (홍재희) tank NUS Kim Jong-seok (김종서) support 's Stage 1 was. I hated it.

15. (-) Hangzhou Spark (3-4)

The Hangzhou Spark Hangzhou Spark OWL Rank #9 Ria Park Seong-wook (박성욱) off tank Revenge An Hyeong-geun (안형근) flex support BeBe Yoon Hui-Chang (윤희창) flex support SASIN Song Sang-hyeon (송상현) off tank Adora Kang Jae-Hwan (강재환) dps GodsB Kim Kyeon-Bo (김경보) dps Bazzi Park Jun-ki (박준기) dps Krystal Cai Shilong ( 蔡世龙) dps guxue Xu Qiulin (徐秋林) tank NoSmite Jeong Da-Un (정다운) tank iDK Park Ho-jin (박호진) support finished Stage 1 with a 1-4 record in their last five matches. They'll be hoping to turn around their fortunes in Stage 2 and get some positive momentum going.

16. (-2) Paris Eternal (3-4)

Even in finally getting a win after a rough few weeks, the Paris Eternal Paris Eternal OWL Rank #14 HyP Damien Souville flex support Finnsi Finnbjörn Jónasson off tank SoOn Terence Tarlier dps ShaDowBurn George Gushcha dps BenBest Benjamin Dieulafait tank Kruise Harrison Pond support did the bare minimum to beat the (at the time) winless Washington Justice. They've also gone 1-4 in their last five matches, except they've looked much worse than the Spark in the process. Their map record during that span was a paltry 4-15.

17. (-) Houston Outlaws (3-4)

The Houston Outlaws Houston Outlaws OWL Rank #18 coolmatt Matt Iorio off tank Rawkus Shane Flaherty flex support LiNkzr Jiri Masalin dps Jake Jacob Lyon dps Muma Austin Wilmot tank Bani Chris Benell support didn't look great in Stage 1. Despite that, they still entered the final week with a chance at the stage playoffs and within the range of the postseason play-in. They've survived Stage 1 in pretty good shape if they find the ability to improve.

18. (+1) Los Angeles Valiant (0-7)

Stage 2 will be an opportunity for the Los Angeles Valiant Los Angeles Valiant OWL Rank #11 SPACE Indy Halpern off tank Izayaki Kim Min-chul (김민철) flex support Agilities Brady Girardi dps Fate Koo Pan-seung (구판승) tank KariV Park Young-seo (박영서) flex Custa Scott Kennedy support to right the ship following a winless Stage 1. If the Valiant don't sign a new, permanent head coach before the stage's start, the next stage could end up as an audition for Packing10 as the team's head coach.

19. (+1) Washington Justice (1-6)

For the first time this season, the Washington Justice Washington Justice OWL Rank #19 SanSam Kim Hyang-ki (김향기) off tank Gido Mun Gi-do (문기도) flex support sleepy Nikola Andrews flex support Stratus Ethan Yankel dps Corey Corey Nigra dps Ado Cheon Ki-Hyeon (천기현) dps janus Song Jun-hwa tank Hyeonu Cho Hyeon-woo (조현우) support Fahzix Riley Taylor support ArK Hong Yeon-joon support are not at the bottom of the rankings. After all, there is only one team in the league this season that has lost to the Justice -- and they haven't managed to lose to themselves yet.

20. (-1) Florida Mayhem (1-6)

The one team that has lost to the Justice this season is the Florida Mayhem Florida Mayhem OWL Rank #20 Xepher Koo Jae-mo (구재모) off tank HaGoPeun Jo Hyeon-woo (조현우) flex support Sayaplayer Ha Jeong-woo (하정우) dps BQB Lee Sang-bum (이상범) dps Swon Yoon Seong-won (윤성원) tank Kris Choi Jun-soo (최준수) support . On the bright side, they have their win from the Boombox-less Fusion to hold onto.

Weekly Wrap-up

While the stage playoff matches won't count toward the teams' tallies at the end of the season, they will count toward their ranking -- albeit to a lesser extent than most weeks.

Outside of power ranking implications, the stage playoffs could be the final sendoff for the GOATs meta, or not. We won't know until Stage 2 rolls around.

Regardless, we should be in for a fun weekend of matches.