Supercross Power Rankings: Ryan Dungey remains at No. 1
After moving to the top of the Power Rankings last week, Ryan Dungey solidified his spot by posting an impressive win in Anaheim. While Dungey pulled away, his main championship rivals battled it out, ultimately making the title fight a legitimate four-rider battle at this point in the season.
Each week, the Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.
1. Ryan Dungey -- Red Bull KTM
(Last Week: 1 / No Change)
Anaheim served as the opportunity for Dungey to make a statement as the points leader, and he did just that. It was assertive and convincing. Exactly what you'd expect from the rider atop the standings. Now Dungey has put the pressure on his rivals.
2. Eli Tomac -- GEICO Honda
(Last Week: 4 / +1)
Tomac had a strong finish to the main event that allowed him to steal third away from Ken Roczen. It showed he's ready to make moves when necessary, which means we can expect him to be in the hunt for more wins this season.
3. Trey Canard -- Team Honda HRC
(Last Week: 2 / -1)
Canard looked to have a podium in the bag before tucking a wheel, and while his fifth-place wasn't what he wanted, he's still got some momentum from his Oakland win. Canard has been consistently fast and if he can avoid further trouble, he'll be there each week.
4. Ken Roczen -- RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John's Suzuki
(Last Week: 3 / -1)
That last-lap slip to fourth definitely hurt. Roczen acknowledged he wasn't at his best in Anaheim, but he needs to be careful to not let Dungey slip away any further or allow Canard and Tomac to keep closing in.
5. Cole Seely -- Team Honda HRC
(Last Week: 6 / +1)
Seely is starting to figure things out in the 450SX Class and he now has consecutive weekends of season-best results, including a career-best finish in Anaheim. Seely is very solid, but isn't flashy in his approach and he's starting to sneak up on the lead group of riders.
6. Justin Barcia -- Autotrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha
(Last Week: 5 / -1)
It was ultimately a bad start that once again prevented Barcia from being a serious threat up front. We haven't really even had a chance to see what Barcia is capable of this season because he's yet to really get the kind of start he needs. A hard crash this week while practicing leaves his status up in the air, but let's hope he's able to work through any ill effects.
7. Chad Reed -- Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports
(Last Week: 8 / +1)
Another very solid ride for Reed one week after he really showed what he's capable of. A sixth may not be something that suggests he was riding well, but it wasn't bad considering he started 10th. Like Barcia, it's going to boil down to starts for Reed. We already know what he's capable of if he can start up front.
8. Jason Anderson -- Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
(Last Week: 7 / -1)
Anderson still remains the only rider other than Dungey to finish in the top 10 in every race this season, being outside the top five has to be somewhat frustrating given where he started the year, on the podium. These are normal growing pains for a rookie rider and a new team and they're likely to get things figured out. The biggest thing for Anderson is to keep doing what he's doing and not let any frustration get in the way of his ability.
9. Blake Baggett -- Team Yoshimura Suzuki
(Last Week: Not Ranked)
Baggett got his best start of the season and turned it into a season-best effort. I've felt like an effort like this was coming from the rookie, he just needed the opportunity to show it. This was a great confidence booster for the Suzuki rider that he can hopefully build from.
10. Davi Millsaps -- Monster Energy Kawasaki
(Last Week: 9 / -1)
It was surprising to see Millsaps come away with an 11th-place finish in Anaheim, but when you consider he essentially started dead last then that result really is quite good considering the circumstances. You have to feel at some point Millsaps will have a breakout ride. He and this team are just too good not to.
Biggest Climb: Tomac, Seely, Reed (+1)
Biggest Drop: Canard, Roczen, Barcia, Anderson, Millsaps (-1)
Dropped Out: Andrew Short (11th in Anaheim)
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