Power Rankings Overview: RSL settling in top half, LA Galaxy remain season top

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Power Ranking Averages for week 7
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)
*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 only

Weekly Average Power Ranking

W7 W6 W5 W4
W3 Team
W7 Ave W6 Ave W5 Ave W4 Ave W3 Ave High
Low
1
4
4
4
10
Dallas 1.33
3.80
3.78
5.00
9.89
1
3
2
3
6
9
6
Kansas City 2.89
3.30
6.00
9.86
6.78
1
5
3
5
2
3
4
Houston 3.22
4.70
2.33
3.71
6.00
1
5
4
1
1
2
2
LA Galaxy 3.89
1.50
1.78
2.14
2.44
2
7
4
2
3
1
1
Montreal 3.89
3.00
3.00 1.00 1.00 2
6
6
6
5
8
15
Chivas 7.44
5.30
5.67
9.29
14.22
5
10
7
12
15
15
16
Portland 8.22
11.80
15.00
14.57
14.56
5
13
8
7
8
7
12
Columbus 8.33
8.60
7.89
6.71
11.78
6
11
8
10
7
12
5
Real Salt Lake 8.33
9.50
7.11
11.43
6.56
6
11
10
8
10
6
3
Vancouver 10.00
8.90
10.11
6.57
2.56
6
13
11
11
13
9
9
Philadelphia 11.22
10.70
11.89
9.86
8.78
9
14
12
15
11
16
13
New York 11.78
14.80
11.22
14.86
13.33
6
14
13
9
9
4
8
S.J Earthquakes 11.89
9.20
9.44
5.00
8.11
7
15
14
16
18
18
18
Colorado 13.33
15.70
17.56
17.57
18.11
12
15
15
13
14
17
17
Toronto 14.44
13.40
14.22
15.14
15.67
8
16
16
17
16
14
14
New England 16.44
16.20
15.89
14.43
13.78
14
19
17
14
12
11
7
D.C. United 17.11
14.00
11.78
10.14
7.11
16
18
18
18
19
19
19
Chicago
17.44
17.50
19.00
18.86
18.67
16
18
19
19
17
13
11
Seattle 18.67
18.10
16.00
13.57
10.22
17
19


Movers:
Jets: PT +5
Bricks: SJE -4
Glaciers: Chv, PU, CF, SS 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: FCD, DCU, CF, SS
3 positions: CR
4 positions: SKC, HD, MI
5 positions: LAG, Chv, CC, RSL, PU
7 positions: VWc
8 positions: PT, NY, SJE, 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. As the season progresses site rankings should be improving to reflect tracking of form for each team. Site evaluations will get harsher every 7-8 weeks.

SITE
Largest
W7 diff
Eval. Largest
W6 diff
Eval.
Largest
W5 diff
Eval.
Soccer America
2@6 pos
poor
1@4 pos
ok
1@4 pos
ok
MLS
1@5 pos
ok
1@5 pos
ok
1@5 pos
ok
Goal.com
1@5 pos
ok
1@4 pos
ok
2@4 pos
ok
Soccer by Ives
1@4 pos
ok
1@8 pos
poor
(no wk4) NA
ESPN
1@5 pos
ok
1@5 pos
ok
1@6 pos
so-so
NBC Sports
1@5 pos ok
1@5 pos
ok
(no wk4) NA
Sports Illustrated
1@4 pos ok
2@5 pos
so-so
1@6 pos
so-so
MLS Nations
3@5 pos
poor
1@9 pos
bad
1@12 pos
bad
Bleacher Report
1@5 pos
ok
1@9 pos bad
1@8 pos
poor


Firsts and Lasts:

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

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

Season Average Power Ranking

Team W7 W6 W5 W4
W3 W2
L.A. Galaxy 2.00
1.68
1.72
1.74
1.61
1.19
Montreal 3.11
2.98
2.98
2.91
3.54
4.82
Houston 3.70
3.78
3.59
3.96
4.04
3.07
Kansas City 5.57
6.01
6.56
6.79
5.76
5.25
Vancouver 7.28
6.83
6.41
5.35
4.94
6.13
Dallas 7.36
8.37
9.28
10.66
12.55
13.88
Salt Lake 7.47
7.32
6.89
7.00
5.52
5.01
San Jose 8.72
8.19
7.99
7.50
8.33
8.44
Columbus 8.94
9.05
9.14
9.41
10.30
9.57
Chivas 10.68
11.22
12.41
14.26
15.91
16.76
D.C. United 10.98
9.96
9.16
8.50
7.96
8.38
Philadelphia 11.53
11.58
11.76
11.63
12.22
13.94
New York 12.39
12.50
12.04
12.33
11.49
10.57
Portland 12.74
13.50
13.84
13.57
13.23
12.57
Seattle 13.61
12.76
11.69
10.51
9.49
9.13
Toronto 14.71
14.76
15.03
15.20
15.22
15.00
New England 14.72
14.44
14.08
13.62
13.34
13.13
Colorado 16.67
17.23
17.54
17.52
17.50
17.19
Chicago 17.55
17.57
17.59
17.23
16.68
15.69

Contenders
Position
Team (wks run)
1st
LA (7 wks)
2nd
MI (5 wks), HD (1 wk), SKC (1 wk)
3rd
HD (5 wks), MI (1 wk), RSL (1 wk)
Also Rans
17th
TFC (3 wks), NE (2 wks), Chv (1 wk), CF (1 wk)
18th
CR (4 wk), CF (2 wk), Chv (1 wk), TFC (1 wk)
19th
CR (3 wks), CF (3 wk), Chv (1 wk)
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