Power Rankings Overview: Galaxy jump top, RSL mosey up to 7th spot

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Kreg Asay's Power Rankings Overview is back again this week — take a look at the movers, the shakers, and those unexpected sides who are bouncing around the top early on.

Weekly Average Power Ranking

W5 W4
W3 W2
W1
Team
W5 Ave W4 Ave W3 Ave W2 Ave
W1 Ave
w5 High
w5 Low
1
2
2
1
1
LA Galaxy 1.78
2.14
2.44
1.25
1.13
1
3
2
3
4
2
4
Houston 2.33
3.71
6.00
2.75
3.38
1
5
3
1
1
2
5
Montreal 3.00
1.00
1.00
2.75
6.88
1
5
4
4
10
17
13
Dallas
3.78
5.00
9.89
16.25
11.5
1
7
5
8
15
15
19
Chivas 5.67
9.29
14.22
14.88
18.63
4
8
6
9
6
8
2
Spt. Kansas City 6.00
9.86
6.78
8.00
2.50
3
9
7
12
5
6
3
Real Salt Lake 7.11
11.43
6.56
6.88
3.13
4
12
8
7
12
11
6
Columbus 7.89
6.71
11.78
11.13
8.00
4
10
9
4
8
7
9
S.J Earthquakes
9.44
5.00
8.11
7.88
9.00
6
14
10
6
3
4
8
Vancouver 10.11
6.57
2.56
3.38
8.88
8
12
11
16
13
14
7
New York 11.22
14.86
13.33
12.88
8.25
6
14
12
11
7
5
12
D.C. United 11.78
10.14
7.11
6.38
10.38
10
15
13
9
9
13
15
Philadelphia 11.89
9.86
8.78
12.38
15.5
8
15
14
17
17
12
18
Toronto 14.22
15.14
15.67
12.25
17.75
10
17
15
15
16
16
11
Portland 15.00
14.57
14.56
15.00
10.13
11
17
16
14
14
10
17
New England 15.89
14.43
13.78
10.00
16.25
14
18
17
13
11
9
10
Seattle
16.00
13.57
10.22
9.00
9.25
14
18
18
18
18
18
16
Colorado 17.56
17.57
18.11
18.38
16.00
16
18
19
19
19
18
14
Chicago
19.00
18.86
18.67
18.38
13.00
19
19


Movers:
Jets: RSL +5, NYRB +5
Bricks: SJE -5, VWc -4, PU -4, SS -4
Glaciers: FCD, PT, CR, 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 position: CF
2 positions: LA, CR
4 positions: HD, MI, Chv, VWc, NER, SS
5 positions: DCU
6 positions: FCD, SKC, CC, PT
7 positions: PU, TFC
8 positions: RSL, SJE, NYRB

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
W5 diff
Eval.
Largest
W4 diff
Eval
Soc.Amer
1@4 pos
ok
2@6 pos
so-so
MLS
1@5 pos
ok
1@8 pos
poor
Goal
2@4 pos
ok
1@5 pos
ok
SBI
(no wk4) NA (no wk4)
NA
ESPN
1@6 pos
so-so
1@6 pos so-so
NBCS
(no wk4) NA (no wk 4)
NA
S.I.
1@6 pos
so-so
2@5 pos
so-so
MLS Nat.
1@12 pos
bad
1@11 pos
bad
BR
1@8 pos
poor
1@6 pos
so-so


Firsts and Lasts:

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

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

Season Average Power Ranking

W5 W4
W3 W2
W1
Pre
Team
1.72
1.74
1.61
1.19
1.13
1.57
L.A. Galaxy
2.98
2.91
3.54
4.82
6.88
12.00
Montreal
3.59
3.96
4.04
3.07
3.38
3.00
Houston
6.41
5.35
4.94
6.13
8.88
9.86
Vancouver
6.56
6.79
5.76
5.25
2.50
3.43
Sp. Kansas City
6.89
7.00
5.52
5.01
3.13
6.14
Real Salt Lake
7.99
7.50
8.33
8.44
9.00
4.86
San Jose
9.14
9.41
10.30
9.57
8.00
9.71
Columbus
9.16
8.50
7.96
8.38
10.38
6.14
D.C. United
9.28
10.66
12.55
13.88
11.50
11.29
Dallas
11.69
10.51
9.49
9.13
9.25
2.86
Seattle
11.76
11.63
12.22
13.94
15.50
12.71
Philadelphia
12.04
12.33
11.49
10.57
8.25
6.29
New York
12.41
14.26
15.91
16.76
18.63
15.57
Chivas
13.84
13.57
13.23
12.57
10.13
9.14
Portland
14.08
13.62
13.34
13.13
16.25
14.71
New England
15.03
15.20
15.22
15.00
17.75
14.86
Toronto
17.54
17.52
17.50
17.19
16.00
13.14
Colorado
17.59
17.23
16.68
15.69
13.00
6.71
Chicago

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