Power Ranking Averages - Week 8 Seattle makes it to the top

Seattle tops power rankings across 12 sites - USA TODAY Sports

An average of 13 sites that publish MLS Power Rankings. Includes both weekly and full season average.

MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 8

"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) - No Ranking Wk 8
  • 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)
  • Oregon Live (www.oregonlive.com/timbers)
  • ProSoccerTalk (prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com)
  • Reddit/MLS (www.reddit.com/r/MLS)
  • 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 Wk 8

No new sites this week, 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 8
Week 7
Week 6
Team
W8 Ave
W7 Ave
W6 Ave
Low
High
Var
1
4
5
Seattle 1.00
3.33 4.83 2
1
1
2
1
1
Salt Lake 2.18
1.42
1.50
6
1
5
3
2
2
Kansas City 4.00
2.75
3.67
6
2
4
4
3
3
Dallas 4.45
3.08
3.83
11
2
9
5
5
6
Los Angeles 5.27
5.58 5.33 7
3
4
6
7
7
Columbus 5.73
6.50 5.58 9
3
6
7
8
8
Toronto 8.45
7.75 6.58 14
6
8
8
9
9
Vancouver 8.73
9.50 10.17 12
6
6
9
14
17
New York 9.18
12.67 16.08 12
5
7
10
12
13
D.C. 9.27
12.08 13.25 15
2
13
11
6
4
Colorado 9.82
6.00
4.67
12
8
4
12
10
11
New England 10.09
11.25 11.42 12
3
9
13
13
12
Houston 14.18
12.58 12.00 18
13
5
14
18
18
San Jose 14.45
17.25 17.33 17
11
6
15
11
10
Philadelphia 14.73
11.75
10.25
17
13
4
16
16
15
Chicago 15.82
15.17 15.00 19
13
6
17
19
19
Montreal 16.91
19.00 18.75 19
14
5
18
17
16
Portland 17.64
17.00 15.58 19
13
6
19
15
14
Chivas 18.00
14.92
13.83
19
15
4


Biggest Changes
Largest Point Gaps High / Low Variance
Rise
New York: +5
San Jose: +4
Seattle: +3

Fall
Colorado: -5
Philadelphia: -4
Chivas: -4
NER - 4.09 - HDyn
CCrw - 2.72 - TFC
RSL - 1.82 - SKC
1 position: Seattle
4 positions: KC, Colo, Phil, Chv
5 positions: SLk, LA, Hou, Mont
6 positions: Clmb, Vcvr, SJ, Chg, Port
7 positions: NY
8 positions: Tor
9+ positions: Dal, DC, NE



Season Average Power Ranking

Pos
Team
W8 Ave W7 Ave W6 Ave W5 Ave W4 Ave W3 Ave
W2 Ave
W1 Ave
1
Salt Lake
2.05
2.03
2.14
2.38
2.51
2.63
1.95 1.50
2
Kansas City 4.24
4.28
4.53
4.90
5.14
5.59
5.62
4.50
3
Dallas 5.19
5.29
5.66
6.11
7.19
8.56
10.20
11.00
4
Seattle 5.33
5.95 6.39 6.87 6.54 5.74 5.68 3.43
5
Toronto 6.43
6.14 5.88 5.81 6.43 6.37 8.25 11.57
6
Columbus 6.44
6.54 6.55 6.76 7.17 8.80 10.11 10.21
7
Los Angeles 6.73
6.94 7.17 7.72 7.98 7.70 7.16 6.64
8
Houston 7.74
6.82
5.86
4.79
3.72
2.85
3.24 5.00
9
Vancouver 8.33
8.28 8.07 7.72 7.50 8.11 7.34 6.00
10
Colorado 9.10
9.00 9.50 10.45 11.10 11.13 12.14 12.07
11
Philadelphia 10.18
9.53
9.16
9.00
8.74
8.41 8.05 10.29
12
New York 12.66
13.16 13.24 12.68 12.40 12.02 11.37 9.93
13
Portland 12.88
12.19 11.39 10.66 9.77 8.09 5.97 4.21
14 New England 13.77
14.30 14.81 15.39 15.31 16.26 16.02 14.57
15
Chivas 13.94
13.36
13.10
12.82
12.54
12.61
12.25
13.43
16
San Jose
15.24
15.35
15.03
14.47
13.83
12.98
12.50 13.07
17
Chicago 15.59
15.56
15.63
15.69
15.88
15.93 16.37 16.86
18
D.C. 15.71
16.63
17.38
18.05
18.68
18.63
18.59
18.64
19
Montreal
17.87
18.01
17.85
17.60
17.45
17.49
17.13 16.86


Largest gap:  2.48 points between NYRB and Philly
Smallest gap: 0.01 between Toronto 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
15
Colorado Rapids
4
14
10
13
Columbus Crew
2
11
6
11
D.C. United
10
19
18
19
FC Dallas
1
11
3
11
Houston Dynamo
1
13
2
8
LA Galaxy
5
8
6
9
Montreal Impact
17
19
17
19
New England Revolution
10
18
14
17
New York Red Bulls
9
17
8
14
Philadelphia Union
3
15
8
11
Portland Timbers
3
18
4
13
Real Salt Lake
1
3
1
1
San Jose Earthquakes
13
18
14
16
Seattle Sounders
1
9
2
6
Sporting Kansas City
2
5
2
3
Toronto FC
2
8
4
12
Vancouver Whitecaps
5
11
6
9
  • Only  4 teams have been ranked 1st (Dallas, Houston, Salt Lake, Seattle), only 2 teams have placed last (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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