Power Ranking Averages - Week 10 RSL back on top

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

An average of 12 sites that publish MLS Power Rankings. Includes both weekly and full season average.

MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 10

"If two teams played tomorrow, given their current injury concerns, form, and other considerations, who is likely to win on a neutral field? This list is designed to tell you who we feel is most likely to win that matchup. All things being equal, who is the best team going forward, based on what we know now?"

-Richard Farley, NBC Sports ProSoccerTalk.  3/11/14

Sites Used:

  • Allvoices (www.allvoices.com/users/zacwassink)
  • Black & Red United (www.blackandredunited.com)
  • Dallas News Soccer Blog (www.soccerblog.dallasnews.com)
  • Deseret News (www.deseretnews.com) - New bi-weekly (No ranking Week 10)
  • ESPN (espn.go.com/sports/soccer/mls)
  • Fansided-MLS Multiplex (fansided.com/category/soccer/mls/mls-multiplex)
  • Major League Soccer (www.mlssoccer.com)
  • Northbank-RSL (www.northbankrsl.com) - (No ranking Week 10)
  • Oregon Live (www.oregonlive.com/timbers)
  • ProSoccerTalk (prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com)
  • Reddit/MLS (www.reddit.com/r/MLS) - (No ranking Week 10)
  • Seattle Times Blog (blogs.seattletimes.com/soundersfc)
  • Soccer America (www.socceramerica.com)
  • Soccer by Ives (www.soccerbyives.net)
  • Sports Illustrated (www.soccer.si.com)
  • UTN Sports (www.utnsports.com/category/soccer) - (No ranking Week 10)

If you know of a Power Ranking site that I have not included, please send it to me via this site or on reddit.com/r/MLS and I will consider using it.

Weekly Power Ranking Averages
Using the "Olympic" method of dropping the highest / lowest scores, and averaging the rest.

Week 10 Week 9
Week 8
Week 7
Team
W10 Ave W9 Ave
W8 Ave
W7 Ave
Low
High
Var
1
2
2
1
Salt Lake 1.20
2.09 2.15
1.42 3
1
2
2
3
3
2
Kansas City 2.20
3.00 4.23
2.75 5
1
4
3
4
12
10
New England 3.20
5.82 9.85 11.25 6
1
5
4
1
1
4
Seattle 3.60
1.00
1.00
3.33 9
2
7
5
8
7
9
Vancouver 5.00
7.09 8.15
9.50 6
3
3
6
11
9
12
D.C. 7.60
11.27 9.31
12.08 10
4
6
7
10
5
5
Los Angeles 8.10
9.09 5.77 5.58 14
5
9
8
7
11
14
New York 8.80
6.73 9.46 12.67 12
6
6
9 (tie)
5
4
3
Dallas 8.90
6.00
4.54
3.08
18
6
12
9 (tie)
6
10
6
Colorado 8.90
6.45
9.38
6.00 16
5
11
11
13
13
13
Houston 11.80
11.82 14.46 12.58 14
7
7
12
12
8
8
Toronto 12.00
11.73 8.54
7.75 15
9
6
13
15
14
18
San Jose 12.60
15.27 14.54 17.25 16
8
8
14
9
6
7
Columbus 12.80
8.91
5.92
6.50 19
9
10
15 (tie)
18
16
16
Chicago 15.50
17.64 16.00 15.17 18
11
7
15 (tie)
14
18
17
Portland 15.50
14.45 17.77
17.00 19
6
13
17
19
18
15
Chivas 16.30
18.55 17.77 14.92 18
7
11
18
16
15
11
Philadelphia 17.50
15.64
14.62
11.75
19
15
4
19
17
17
19
Montreal 18.60
16.91
16.54 19.00 19
17
2


Biggest Changes
Largest Point Gaps High / Low Variance
Rise
D.C. : +5
Vancouver : +3
Los Angeles: +3

Fall
Dallas : -4
Columbus: -5
Dallas/Colorado - 2.90 - Houston
Columbus - 2.70 - Chicago/Portland
Vancouver - 2.60 - D.C.
2 positions: Salt Lake, Montreal
3 positions: Vancouver
4 positions: Kansas City, Philadelphia
5 positions: New England
6 positions: D.C., New York, Toronto
7 positions: Seattle, Houston, Chicago
8 positions: San Jose
9 positions: Los Angeles,
10+ positions: Dallas, Colorado, Columbus, Portland, Chivas



Season Average Power Ranking

Pos
Team
W10 Ave W9 Ave W8 Ave W7 Ave W6 Ave W5 Ave W4 Ave W3 Ave
W2 Ave
W1 Ave
1
Salt Lake
1.97
2.05
2.05 2.03
2.14
2.38
2.51
2.63
1.95 1.50
2
Kansas City 3.94
4.13
4.28 4.28
4.53
4.90
5.14
5.59
5.62
4.50
3
Seattle 4.71
4.84
5.32 5.95 6.39 6.87 6.54 5.74 5.68 3.43
4
Dallas 5.69
5.33
5.25 5.29
5.66
6.11
7.19
8.56
10.20
11.00
5
Los Angeles 7.29
7.20 6.97 6.94 7.17 7.72 7.98 7.70 7.16 6.64
6
Columbus 7.31
6.70
6.42 6.54 6.55 6.76 7.17 8.80 10.11 10.21
7
Toronto 7.51
7.01
6.43 6.14 5.88 5.81 6.43 6.37 8.25 11.57
8
Vancouver 7.77
8.08
8.20 8.28 8.07 7.72 7.50 8.11 7.34 6.00
9
Houston 8.60
8.24
7.80 6.82
5.86
4.79
3.72
2.85
3.24 5.00
10
Colorado 8.82
8.81
9.11 9.00 9.50 10.45 11.10 11.13 12.14 12.07
11
Philadelphia 11.43
10.75
10.14 9.53
9.16
9.00
8.74
8.41 8.05 10.29
12
New York 11.69
12.01
12.67 13.16 13.24 12.68 12.40 12.02 11.37 9.93
13
New England 11.91
12.88
13.76 14.30 14.81 15.39 15.31 16.26 16.02 14.57
14
Portland 13.33
13.09
12.92 12.19 11.39 10.66 9.77 8.09 5.97 4.21
15
D.C. 14.43
15.19 15.68 16.63 17.38 18.05 18.68 18.63 18.59 18.64
16
Chivas 14.57
14.38
13.86 13.36
13.10
12.82
12.54
12.61
12.25
13.43
17
San Jose
14.98
15.24
15.24 15.35
15.03
14.47
13.83
12.98
12.50 13.07
18
Chicago 15.75
15.78
15.55 15.56
15.63
15.69
15.88
15.93 16.37 16.86
19
Montreal
17.81
17.72
17.82
18.01
17.85
17.60
17.45
17.49
17.13 16.86


Largest gap:  2.06 points between Chicago and Montreal
Smallest gap: 0.02 between L.A. and Columbus

Team High/Low
Best and worst placement for each team

Team
Weekly
High
Weekly
Low
Season
High
Season
Low
Chicago Fire
15
18
16
18
Chivas USA
12
19
13
16
Colorado Rapids
4
14
10
13
Columbus Crew
2
14
5
11
D.C. United
6
19
15
19
FC Dallas
1
11
3
11
Houston Dynamo
1
13
2
9
LA Galaxy
5
10
5
9
Montreal Impact
17
19
17
19
New England Revolution
3
18
13
17
New York Red Bulls
7
17
8
14
Philadelphia Union
3
18
8
11
Portland Timbers
3
18
4
14
Real Salt Lake
1
3
1
1
San Jose Earthquakes
13
18
14
17
Seattle Sounders
1
9
2
6
Sporting Kansas City
2
5
2
3
Toronto FC
2
12
4
12
Vancouver Whitecaps
5
11
6
9
  • Only  4 teams have been ranked 1st (Dallas, Houston, Salt Lake, Seattle), only 3 teams have placed last (Chivas, D.C., Montreal) in the weekly average.
  • Only 1 team has been ranked 1st (Salt Lake), and 2 teams last (D.C., Montreal) in the season average.
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