Power Rankings Overview: RSL slips to bottom half; Montreal continues ranking dominance

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Power Ranking Averages for week 4
Compiled by K. Asay

Sites Used:
*Bleacher Report (bleacherreport.com)
*ESPN (espnfc.com/powerrankings/_/year/2013)
*Goal.com (www.goal.com/en-us/news/1110/major-league-soccer)
*Major League Soccer (www.mlssoccer.com/news)
*MLS Nations (www.mlsnations.com)
*Soccer America (www.socceramerica.com)
*Sports Illustrated (sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/?eref=sinav)

No ratings published for week 4:
*NBC Sports (prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com)
*Soccer by Ives (www.soccerbyives.net/sbi-mls-power-rankings)

Weekly Average Power Ranking

W4
W3 W2
W1
Pre
Team
W4 Ave W3 Ave W2 Ave
W1 Ave
w4 High
w4 Low
1
1
2
5
14
Montreal 1.00
1.00
2.75
6.88
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
LA Galaxy
2.14
2.44
1.25
1.13
2
3
3
4
2
4
3
Houston 3.71
6.00
2.75
3.38
2
6
4
10
17
13
13
Dallas
5.00
9.89
16.25
11.5
3
7
4
8
7
9
5
S.J Earthquakes
5.00
8.11
7.88
9.00
3
7
6
3
4
8
12
Vancouver 6.57
2.56
3.38
8.88
4
9
7
12
11
6
11
Columbus 6.71
11.78
11.13
8.00
4
10
8
15
15
19
19
Chivas 9.29
14.22
14.88
18.63
7
12
9
9
13
15
15
Philadelphia 9.86
8.78
12.38
15.5
6
14
9
6
8
2
4
Spt. Kansas City 9.86
6.78
8.00
2.50
4
17
11
7
5
12
7
D.C. United 10.14
7.11
6.38
10.38
3
12
12
5
6
3
6
Real Salt Lake 11.43
6.56
6.88
3.13
8
16
13
11
9
10
2
Seattle
13.57
10.22
9.00
9.25
12
15
14
14
10
17
17
New England 14.43
13.78
10.00
16.25
12
18
15
16
16
11
10
Portland 14.57
14.56
15.00
10.13
6
17
16
13
14
7
8
New York 14.86
13.33
12.88
8.25
10
17
17
17
12
18
18
Toronto
15.14
15.67
12.25
17.75
13
18
18
18
18
16
16
Colorado 17.57
18.11
18.38
16.00
15
19
19
19
18
14
9
Chicago
18.86
18.67
18.38
13.00
18
19


Movers:
Jets: Chv +7, FCD +6, CC +5
Bricks: RSL -7, DC -4, NY -3 positions
Glaciers: MI, LA, PU, TFC, CF no change

High/Low Variance
The wider the variance the more confused raters would seem to be regarding a team's performance. This goes along with Site Consistency (below).
0 positions: MI
1 position: LA, CF
3 positions: SS
4 positions: HD, FCD, SJE, CR
5 positions: Chv, VWc, TFC
6 positions: CC, NE
7 positions: NY
8 positions: PU, RSL
9 positions: DCU
11 positions: PT
13 positions: SKC

Site Consistency
General observation of how well a site ranks teams. If a team takes a huge rise/drop on their ratings after only one win/loss they're not being very consistent in ranking, after all every team will have a bad game once in a while.

SITE
Largest
W3 diff
Eval.
Largest
W4 diff
Eval
Soc.Amer
1@9 pos
poor
2@6 pos
so-so
MLS
1@4 pos
ok
1@8 pos
Poor
Goal
1@6 pos
so-so 1@5 pos
ok
SBI
(no wk2)
NA
(no wk4)
NA
ESPN
2@6 pos so-so 1@6 pos so-so
NBCS
3@5 pos
so-so (no wk 4)
NA
S.I.
3@3 pos
not bad
2@5 pos
so-so
MLS Nat.
2@6 pos
so-so
1@11 pos
poor
BR
1@11 pos
poor
1@6 pos
so-so


Firsts and Lasts:

Contenders
Position
Team (wks run)
1st
MI (2 wk), LA (2 wks)
2nd
LA (2 wk), HD (1 wk), SKC (1 wk)
3rd
HD, (1 wk), VWc (1 wk), MI (1 wk), RSL (1 wk)
Also Rans
17th
TFC (2 wk), FCD (1 wk), NE (1 wk)
18th
CR (3 wks*), CF (1 wk*), TFC (1 wk)
19th
CF (2 wk), Chv (1 wk)

*CF & CR (tied for 18th wk 2)

Season Average Power Ranking

W4
W3 W2
W1
Pre
Team
1.74
1.61
1.19
1.13
1.57
L.A. Galaxy
2.91
3.54
4.82
6.88
12.00
Montreal
3.96
4.04
3.07
3.38
3.00
Houston
5.35
4.94
6.13
8.88
9.86
Vancouver
6.79
5.76
5.25
2.50
3.43
Sp. Kansas City
7.00
5.52
5.01
3.13
6.14
Real Salt Lake
7.50
8.33
8.44
9.00
4.86
San Jose
8.50
7.96
8.38
10.38
6.14
D.C. United
9.41
10.30
9.57
8.00
9.71
Columbus
10.51
9.49
9.13
9.25
2.86
Seattle
10.66
12.55
13.88
11.50
11.29
Dallas
11.63
12.22
13.94
15.50
12.71
Philadelphia
12.33
11.49
10.57
8.25
6.29
New York
13.57
13.23
12.57
10.13
9.14
Portland
13.62
13.34
13.13
16.25
14.71
New England
14.26
15.91
16.76
18.63
15.57
Chivas
15.20
15.22
15.00
17.75
14.86
Toronto
17.23
16.68
15.69
13.00
6.71
Chicago
17.52
17.50
17.19
16.00
13.14
Colorado

Contenders
Position
Team (wks run)
1st
LA (4 wks)
2nd
MI (2 wk), HD (1 wk), SKC (1 wk)
3rd
HD (2 wk), MI (1 wk), RSL (1 wk)
Also Rans
17th
TFC (1 wk), Chv (1 wk), CF (1 wk), NE (1 wk)
18th
CF (2 wk), Chv (1 wk), TFC (1 wk)
19th
CR (3 wks), Chv (1 wk)
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