MLS Power Ranking Averages Week 12 - Revolution finally on top!

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Average power ranking culled from 11 sites, includes high/low and overall season average.

MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 12

"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) - (No ranking Weeks 11-12)
  • Dallas News Soccer Blog (www.soccerblog.dallasnews.com)
  • Deseret News (www.deseretnews.com)
  • 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 Weeks 9-12)
  • Oregon Live (www.oregonlive.com/timbers)
  • ProSoccerTalk (prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com)
  • Reddit/MLS (www.reddit.com/r/MLS) - (No ranking Weeks 10-12)
  • Seattle Times Blog (blogs.seattletimes.com/soundersfc)
  • Soccer America (www.socceramerica.com)
  • Soccer by Ives (www.soccerbyives.net) - (No ranking Weeks 10-12)
  • Sports Illustrated (www.soccer.si.com)
  • UTN Sports (www.utnsports.com/category/soccer) - (No ranking Weeks 6-12)

Sites have started to dwindle.  Over the 3 years I've been tracking Power Rankings it usually starts out with quite a few, but by mid-season at least 2-3 stop.  Before the end of the season it's sometimes down by half of the starting total.  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 12 Week 11 Week 10 Week 9
Team
W12 Avg W11 Avg W10 Avg W9 Avg
Low
High
Var
1
2
3
4
New England 1.56
2.00
3.20
5.82
3
1
2
2
1
1
2
Salt Lake 2.00
1.38
1.20
2.09 4
1
3
3
3
4
1
Seattle 2.56
2.63
3.60
1.00
4
1
3
4
4
5
8
Vancouver 4.67
4.75
5.00
7.09
6
4
2
5
5
2
3
Kansas City 5.56
4.88
2.20
3.00 14
4
10
6
11
7
10
Los Angeles 6.44
10.50
8.10
9.09
9
4
5
7
12
9
6
Colorado 7.44
10.63
8.90
6.45
14
3
11
8
6
6
11
D.C. 8.00
7.75
7.60
11.27 11
5
6
9
8
12
12
Toronto 9.56
8.75
12.00
11.73
13
7
6
10
14
14
9
Columbus 11.11
13.50
12.80
8.91
15
8
7
11
9
10
5
Dallas 11.44
9.88
8.90
6.00
17
6
11
12
10
8
7
New York 12.33
10.25
8.80
6.73
17
8
9
13
7
11
13
Houston 12.44
8.50
11.80
11.82
19
10
9
13
15
13
15
San Jose 12.44
14.38
12.60
15.27
16
7
9
15
18
16
14
Portland 14.67
16.88
15.50
14.45
16
2
14
16
13
15 18
Chicago 15.44
13.13
15.50
17.64
18
12
6
17
16
17
19
Chivas 15.78
15.13
16.30
18.55
18
10
8
18
17
18
16
Philadelphia 17.89
16.75
17.50
15.64
19
17
2
19
19
19
17
Montreal 18.78
18.50
18.60
16.91
19
16
3


Biggest Changes
Point Gaps High / Low Variance
Rise
Los Angeles : +5
Colorado: +5
Columbus: +4

Fall
Houston : -6
Chicago : -3
Largest
San Jose - 2.23 - Portland
Seattle - 2.11 - Vancouver
Chivas - 2.11 - Philadelphia

Smallest
Houston - 0.00 - San Jose
New York - 0.11 - Houston
Columbus - 0.33 - Dallas
2 positions: New England, Vancouver, Philadelphia
3 positions: Salt Lake, Seattle, Montreal
5 positions: Los Angeles
6 positions: D.C., Toronto, Chicago
7 positions: Columbus
8 positions: Chivas
9 positions: New York, Houston, San Jose
10 positions: Kansas City
11+ positions: Colorado, Dallas, Portland



Season Average Power Ranking

Pos
Team
W12 Avg W11 Avg W10 Avg W9 Avg W8 Avg W7 Avg W6 Avg W5 Avg W4 Avg W3 Avg
1
Salt Lake
1.92
1.92
1.97
2.05
2.05 2.03
2.14
2.38
2.51
2.63
2
Kansas City 4.15
4.03
3.94
4.13
4.28 4.28
4.53
4.90
5.14
5.59
3
Seattle 4.36
4.52
4.71
4.84
5.32 5.95 6.39 6.87 6.54 5.74
4
Dallas 6.52
6.07
5.69
5.33
5.25 5.29
5.66
6.11
7.19
8.56
5
Vancouver 7.26
7.50
7.77
8.08
8.20
8.28
8.07
7.72
7.50
8.11
6
Los Angeles 7.49
7.58
7.28
7.20 6.97 6.94 7.17 7.72 7.98 7.70
7
Toronto 7.79
7.63
7.51
7.01
6.43
6.14
5.88
5.81
6.43
6.37
8
Columbus 8.14
7.87
7.30
6.70
6.42 6.54 6.55 6.76 7.17 8.80
9
Colorado 8.86
8.99
8.84
8.81
9.11
9.00
9.50
10.45
11.10
11.13
10
Houston 8.91
8.59
8.63
8.24
7.80 6.82
5.86
4.79
3.72
2.85
11
New England 10.22
11.01
11.92
12.88
13.76
14.30
14.81
15.39
15.31
16.26
12
New York 11.62
11.56
11.64
12.01
12.67
13.16
13.24
12.68
12.40
12.02
13
Philadelphia 12.41
11.91
11.42
10.75
10.14 9.53
9.16
9.00
8.74
8.41
14
D.C. 13.34
13.83
14.44
15.19
15.68
16.63
17.38
18.05
18.68
18.63
15
Portland 13.74
13.65
13.34
13.09
12.92 12.19 11.39 10.66 9.77 8.09
16
Chivas 14.72
14.62
14.58
14.38
13.86 13.36
13.10
12.82
12.54
12.61
16
San Jose
14.72
14.92
14.98
15.24
15.24 15.35
15.03
14.47
13.83
12.98
18
Chicago 15.51
15.51
15.75
15.78
15.55 15.56
15.63
15.69
15.88
15.93
19
Montreal
17.95
17.87
17.81
17.72
17.82
18.01
17.85
17.60
17.45
17.49


Largest gaps:

  • 2.44 points between Chicago and Montreal
  • 2.23 points between Salt Lake and Kansas City

Smallest gaps:

  • 0.00 points between Chivas and San Jose
  • 0.05 points between Colorado and Houston


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
9
13
Columbus Crew
2
14
5
11
D.C. United
6
19
14
19
FC Dallas
1
11
3
11
Houston Dynamo
1
13
2
10
LA Galaxy
5
11
5
9
Montreal Impact
17
19
17
19
New England Revolution
1
18
11
17
New York Red Bulls
7
17
8
14
Philadelphia Union
3
18
8
13
Portland Timbers
3
18
4
15
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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