Power Rankings Overview: RSL down to 10th after season's rough start

USA TODAY Sports

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)
*NBC Sports (prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com)
*Soccer America (www.socceramerica.com)
*Soccer by Ives (www.soccerbyives.net/sbi-mls-power-rankings)
*Sports Illustrated (sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/?eref=sinav)
*SBNation (www.sbnation.com/soccer) - Monthly rating

Weekly Average Power Ranking

W6 W5 W4
W3 W2
Team
W6 Ave W5 Ave W4 Ave W3 Ave W2 Ave
w6 High
w Low
1
1
2
2
1
LA Galaxy 1.50
1.78
2.14
2.44
1.25
1
3
2
3
1
1
2
Montreal 3.00
3.00 1.00 1.00 2.75
1
6
3
6
9
6
8
Spt. Kansas City 3.30
6.00
9.86
6.78
8.00
1
7
4
4
4
10
17
Dallas 3.80
3.78
5.00
9.89
16.25
2
8
5
2
3
4
2
Houston 4.70
2.33
3.71
6.00
2.75
3
6
6
5
8
15
15
Chivas 5.30
5.67
9.29
14.22
14.88
4
8
7
8
7
12
11
Columbus 8.60
7.89
6.71
11.78
11.13
5
11
8
10
6
3
4
Vancouver 8.90
10.11
6.57
2.56
3.38
7
12
9
9
4
8
7
S.J Earthquakes 9.20
9.44
5.00
8.11
7.88
7
15
10
7
12
5
6
Real Salt Lake 9.50
7.11
11.43
6.56
6.88
6
13
11
13
9
9
13
Philadelphia 10.70
11.89
9.86
8.78
12.38
8
14
12
15
15
16
16
Portland 11.80
15.00
14.57
14.56
15.00
7
16
13
14
17
17
12
Toronto 13.40
14.22
15.14
15.67
12.25
6
17
14
12
11
7
5
D.C. United 14.00
11.78
10.14
7.11
6.38
11
17
15
11
16
13
14
New York 14.80
11.22
14.86
13.33
12.88
11
18
16
18
18
18
18
Colorado 15.70
17.56
17.57
18.11
18.38
12
18
17
16
14
14
10
New England 16.20
15.89
14.43
13.78
10.00
13
19
18
19
19
19
18
Chicago
17.50
19.00
18.86
18.67
18.38
16
19
19
17
13
11
9
Seattle 18.10
16.00
13.57
10.22
9.00
15
19

Movers:
Jets: SKC +3, PT +3
Bricks: NY -4
Glaciers: LA, FCD, SJE 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).
2 positions: LA
3 positions: HD, CF
4 positions: Chv, SS
5 positions: MI, VWc
6 positions: SKC, FCD, CC, PU, DCU, CR, NE
7 positions: RSL, NY
8 positions: SJE
9 positions: PT
11 positions: TFC
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
W65 diff
Eval.
Largest
W5 diff
Eval.
Largest
W4 diff
Eval
Soccer America
1@4 pos
ok
1@4 pos
ok
2@6 pos
so-so
MLS
1@5 pos
ok
1@5 pos
ok
1@8 pos
poor
Goal.com
1@4 pos
ok
2@4 pos
ok
1@5 pos
ok
Soccer by Ives
1@8 pos
poor
(no wk4) NA (no wk4)
NA
ESPN
1@5 pos
ok
1@6 pos
so-so
1@6 pos so-so
NBC Sports
1@5 pos
ok
(no wk4) NA (no wk 4)
NA
Sports Illustrated
2@5 pos
so-so
1@6 pos
so-so
2@5 pos
so-so
MLS Nations
1@9 pos
bad
1@12 pos
bad
1@11 pos
bad
Bleacher Report
1@9 pos bad
1@8 pos
poor
1@6 pos
so-so

Firsts and Lasts:

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

Season Average Power Ranking
W6 W5 W4
W3 W2
W1
Team
1.68
1.72
1.74
1.61
1.19
1.13
L.A. Galaxy
2.98
2.98
2.91
3.54
4.82
6.88
Montreal
3.78
3.59
3.96
4.04
3.07
3.38
Houston
6.01
6.56
6.79
5.76
5.25
2.50
Sp. Kansas City
6.83
6.41
5.35
4.94
6.13
8.88
Vancouver
7.32
6.89
7.00
5.52
5.01
3.13
Real Salt Lake
8.19
7.99
7.50
8.33
8.44
9.00
San Jose
8.37
9.28
10.66
12.55
13.88
11.50
Dallas
9.05
9.14
9.41
10.30
9.57
8.00
Columbus
9.96
9.16
8.50
7.96
8.38
10.38
D.C. United
11.22
12.41
14.26
15.91
16.76
18.63
Chivas
11.58
11.76
11.63
12.22
13.94
15.50
Philadelphia
12.50
12.04
12.33
11.49
10.57
8.25
New York
12.76
11.69
10.51
9.49
9.13
9.25
Seattle
13.50
13.84
13.57
13.23
12.57
10.13
Portland
14.44
14.08
13.62
13.34
13.13
16.25
New England
14.76
15.03
15.20
15.22
15.00
17.75
Toronto
17.23
17.54
17.52
17.50
17.19
16.00
Colorado
17.57
17.59
17.23
16.68
15.69
13.00
Chicago


Contenders
Position
Team (wks run)
1st
LA (6 wks)
2nd
MI (4 wks), HD (1 wk), SKC (1 wk)
3rd
HD (4 wks), MI (1 wk), RSL (1 wk)
Also Rans
17th
TFC (3 wks), Chv (1 wk), CF (1 wk), NE (1 wk)
18th
CR (3 wk), CF (2 wk), Chv (1 wk), TFC (1 wk)
19th
CR (3 wks), CF (2 wk), Chv (1 wk)
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