MLS Power Ranking Averages Week 11 - LA Tumble

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Average power ranking culled from 10 sites, includes high/low and overall season average.

MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 11

"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 11)
  • 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 11)
  • Oregon Live (www.oregonlive.com/timbers)
  • ProSoccerTalk (prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com)
  • Reddit/MLS (www.reddit.com/r/MLS) - (No ranking Week 11)
  • Seattle Times Blog (blogs.seattletimes.com/soundersfc)
  • Soccer America (www.socceramerica.com)
  • Soccer by Ives (www.soccerbyives.net) - (No ranking Week 11)
  • Sports Illustrated (www.soccer.si.com)
  • UTN Sports (www.utnsports.com/category/soccer) - (No ranking Week 11)

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.
Some averages from the last 2 weeks have been modified due to sites publishing their lists after I did.  Standings have been modified accordingly.

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

Week 11 Week 10 Week 9
Week 8
Team
W11 Avg W10 Avg W9 Avg
W8 Avg
Low
High
Var
1
1
2
2
Salt Lake 1.38
1.20
2.09 2.15
2
1
1
2
3
4
12
New England 2.00
3.20
5.82
9.85
3
1
2
3
4
1
1
Seattle 2.63
3.60
1.00
1.00
3
2
1
4
5
8
7
Vancouver 4.75
5.00
7.09
8.15
10
4
6
5
2
3
3
Kansas City 4.88
2.20
3.00 4.23
14
4
10
6
6
11
9
D.C. 7.75
7.60
11.27 9.31
12
4
8
7
11
13
13
Houston 8.50
11.80
11.82
14.46
11
4
7
8
12
12
8
Toronto 8.75
12.00
11.73
8.54
12
8
4
9
10 5
4
Dallas 9.88
8.90
6.00
4.54
18
5
13
10
8
7
11
New York 10.25
8.80
6.73
9.46
15
6
11
11
7
10
5
Los Angeles 10.50
8.10
9.09 5.77 19
6
13
12
9
6
10
Colorado 10.63
8.90
6.45
9.38
18
7
11
13
15 18
16
Chicago 13.13
15.50
17.64
16.00
17
5
12
14
14
9
6
Columbus 13.50
12.80
8.91
5.92
17
10
7
15
13
15
14
San Jose 14.38
12.60
15.27 14.54 18
10
8
16
17
19
18
Chivas 15.13
16.30
18.55
17.77
18
7
11
17
18
16
15
Philadelphia 16.75
17.50
15.64
14.62
19
13
6
18
16
14
18
Portland 16.88
15.50
14.45 17.77
19
6
13
19
19
17
17
Montreal 18.50
18.60
16.91
16.54 19
11
8


Biggest Changes
Point Gaps High / Low Variance
Rise
Houston : +4
Toronto : +4

Fall
Los Angeles : -4
Kansas City : -3
Colorado: -3
Largest
Vancouver - 3.00 - D.C.
Colorado - 2.50 - Chicago

Smallest
Vancouver - 0.13 - Kansas City
Los Angeles - 0.13 - Colorado
Philadelphia - 0.13 - Portland
1 position: Salt Lake, Seattle
2 positions: New England
4 positions: Toronto
6 positions: Vancouver, Philadelphia
7 positions: Houston, Columbus
8 positions: D.C., San Jose, Montreal
10 positions: Kansas City
11 positions: New York, Colorado, Chivas
12 positions: Chicago
13 positions: Dallas, L.A., Portland



Season Average Power Ranking

Pos
Team
W11 Avg W10 Avg W9 Avg W8 Avg W7 Avg W6 Avg W5 Avg W4 Avg W3 Avg
W2 Avg
1
Salt Lake
1.92
1.97
2.05
2.05 2.03
2.14
2.38
2.51
2.63
1.95
2
Kansas City 4.03
3.94
4.13
4.28 4.28
4.53
4.90
5.14
5.59
5.62
3
Seattle 4.52
4.71
4.84
5.32 5.95 6.39 6.87 6.54 5.74 5.68
4
Dallas 6.07
5.69
5.33
5.25 5.29
5.66
6.11
7.19
8.56
10.20
5
Vancouver 7.50
7.77
8.08
8.20
8.28
8.07
7.72
7.50
8.11
7.34
6
Los Angeles 7.58
7.28
7.20 6.97 6.94 7.17 7.72 7.98 7.70 7.16
7
Toronto 7.63
7.51
7.01
6.43
6.14
5.88
5.81
6.43
6.37
8.25
8
Columbus 7.87
7.30
6.70
6.42 6.54 6.55 6.76 7.17 8.80 10.11
9
Houston 8.59
8.63
8.24
7.80 6.82
5.86
4.79
3.72
2.85
3.24
10
Colorado 8.99
8.84
8.81
9.11 9.00 9.50 10.45 11.10 11.13 12.14
11
New England 11.01
11.92
12.88
13.76
14.30
14.81
15.39
15.31
16.26
16.02
12
New York 11.56
11.64
12.01
12.67
13.16
13.24
12.68
12.40
12.02
11.37
13
Philadelphia 11.91
11.42
10.75
10.14 9.53
9.16
9.00
8.74
8.41 8.05
14
Portland 13.65
13.34
13.09
12.92 12.19 11.39 10.66 9.77 8.09 5.97
15
D.C. 13.83
14.44
15.19 15.68 16.63 17.38 18.05 18.68 18.63 18.59
16
Chivas 14.62
14.58
14.38
13.86 13.36
13.10
12.82
12.54
12.61
12.25
17
San Jose
14.92
14.98
15.24
15.24 15.35
15.03
14.47
13.83
12.98
12.50
18
Chicago 15.51
15.75
15.78
15.55 15.56
15.63
15.69
15.88
15.93 16.37
19
Montreal
17.87
17.81
17.72
17.82
18.01
17.85
17.60
17.45
17.49
17.13


Largest gaps:

  • 2.36 points between Chicago and Montreal
  • 2.11 points between Salt Lake and Kansas City

Smallest gaps:

  • 0.05 points between L.A. and Toronto
  • 0.08 points between Vancouver and L.A.


Team High/Low
Best and worst placement for each team

Team
Weekly
High
Weekly
Low
Season
High
Season
Low
Chicago Fire
13
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
11
5
9
Montreal Impact
17
19
17
19
New England Revolution
2
18
11
17
New York Red Bulls
7
17
8
14
Philadelphia Union
3
18
8
13
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
4
11
5
9
  • In the weekly averages 4 teams have been ranked 1st (Dallas, Houston, Salt Lake, Seattle), and 3 teams have placed last (Chivas, D.C., Montreal).
  • In the season averages only 1 team has been ranked 1st (Salt Lake), and 2 teams last (D.C., Montreal).
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