MLS Power Ranking Averages Week 14 - Few Changes

Warren Little

Average power ranking culled from 6 sites, includes weekly high / low and overall season average. Few sites published due to World Cup coverage.

MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 14

"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 Week 14)
  • Dallas News Soccer Blog (www.soccerblog.dallasnews.com) - (No ranking Week 14)
  • Deseret News (www.deseretnews.com) - (No ranking Week 14)
  • 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 9-14)
  • Oregon Live (www.oregonlive.com/timbers)
  • ProSoccerTalk (prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com) - (No ranking Week 13-14)
  • Reddit/MLS (www.reddit.com/r/MLS) - (No ranking Weeks 10-14)
  • Seattle Times Blog (blogs.seattletimes.com/soundersfc)
  • Soccer America (www.socceramerica.com)
  • Soccer by Ives (www.soccerbyives.net) - (No ranking Weeks 10-14)
  • Sports Illustrated (www.soccer.si.com) - (No ranking Week 14)
  • UTN Sports (www.utnsports.com/category/soccer) - (No ranking Weeks 6-14)

Due to the World Cup starting, a LOT of sites didn't publish Power Rankings 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.

During the World Cup break; in lieu of the normal article I will be doing a series of articles evaluating each of the above rating sites.  This will include every rating for all teams, overall average to date for that site per team, and my evaluation of the site's weekly ranking method.  After the WC, I will look into dropping some of the sites that appear to have stopped (such as UTN & Northbank).

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

Week 14 Week 13 Week 12 Week 11 Team
W14 Avg W13 Avg W12 Avg W11 Avg Low
High
Var
1
1
3
3
Seattle 1.00
1.00
2.56
2.63
1
1
0
2
2
4
4
Vancouver 2.60
2.88
4.67
4.75
6
2
4
3
6
8
6
D.C. 4.80 5.75 8.00 7.75 6
3
3
4
3
1
2
New England 5.00
3.50
1.56
2.00
15
3
12
5
4
2
1
Salt Lake 5.40
3.63
2.00
1.38
17
2
15
6
7
9
8
Toronto 5.80 7.00 9.56 8.75 7
2
5
7
9
5
5
Kansas City 6.40 8.38 5.56 4.88 13
3
10
8
5
5
12
Colorado 8.80
5.63
7.44 10.63 10
7
3
9
8
6
11
Los Angeles 9.40
7.88 6.44 10.50 12
6
6
10
11
12
10
New York 9.80 12.25 12.33 10.25 13
3
10
11
12
15
18
Portland 11.00 12.50 14.67 16.88 14
2
12
12
14
11
9
Dallas 11.40 13.75 11.44 9.88 17
10
7
13
10
13 15 San Jose 12.60
10.00 12.44 14.38 14
10
4
13
13
10
14
Columbus 12.60 12.63 11.11 13.50 15
8
7
15
16
18
17
Philadelphia 15.60 16.13 17.89 16.75 18
10
8
16
15
13
7
Houston 16.00
14.13
12.44
8.50
19
14
5
17
16
16
13
Chicago 16.20
16.13
15.44
13.13
18
14
4
18
18
19 19 Montreal 17.40
17.38 18.78 18.50 19
6
13
19
19
17
16
Chivas 18.60
18.88
15.78
15.13
19
18
1


Biggest Changes
Point Gaps High / Low Variance
Rise
D.C. : +3
Kansas City : +2


Fall
Colorado : -3
San Jose : -3
Largest
San Jose / Columbus - 3.00 - Philadelphia
Kansas City - 2.40 - Colorado
Vancouver - 2.20 - D.C.


Smallest
San Jose - 0.00 - Columbus
Houston - 0.20 - Chicago
0 positions: Seattle
1 position: Chivas
3 positions: D.C., Colorado
4 positions: Vancouver, San Jose, Chicago
5 positions: Toronto, Houston
6 positions: L.A.
7 positions: Dallas, Columbus
8 positions: Philadelphia
10 positions: Kansas City, New York
12 positions: New England, Portland
13 positions: Montreal
15 positions: Salt Lake



Season Average Power Ranking

Pos
Team
W14 Avg W13 Avg W12 Avg W11 Avg W10 Avg W9 Avg W8 Avg W7 Avg W6 Avg W5 Avg
1
Salt Lake
2.29
2.05
1.92
1.92
1.97
2.05
2.05 2.03
2.14
2.38
2
Seattle 3.88
4.10
4.36 4.52 4.71 4.84 5.32 5.95 6.39 6.87
3
Kansas City 4.62
4.48
4.15
4.03
3.94
4.13
4.28 4.28
4.53
4.90
4
Vancouver 6.62
6.92
7.26 7.50 7.77 8.08 8.20 8.28 8.07 7.72
5
Dallas 7.38
7.07
6.52
6.07
5.69
5.33
5.25 5.29
5.66
6.11
6 Toronto 7.59
7.73
7.79
7.63
7.51
7.01
6.43
6.14
5.88
5.81
7 Los Angeles 7.65
7.52
7.49
7.58
7.28
7.20 6.97 6.94 7.17 7.72
8
Colorado 8.62
8.61
8.86
8.99
8.84
8.81
9.11
9.00
9.50
10.45
9
Columbus 8.78
8.49
8.14
7.87
7.30
6.70
6.42 6.54 6.55 6.76
10
New England 9.37
9.70
10.22
11.01
11.92
12.88
13.76
14.30
14.81
15.39
11
Houston 9.79
9.31
8.91
8.59
8.63
8.24
7.80 6.82
5.86
4.79
12
New York 11.54
11.67
11.62
11.56
11.64
12.01
12.67
13.16
13.24
12.68
13
D.C. 12.19
12.76
13.34
13.83
14.44
15.19
15.68
16.63
17.38
18.05
14
Philadelphia 12.90
12.69
12.41
11.91
11.42
10.75
10.14 9.53
9.16
9.00
15
Portland 13.45
13.64
13.74
13.65
13.34
13.09
12.92 12.19 11.39 10.66
16 San Jose 14.23
14.35
14.72 14.92 14.98 15.24 15.24 15.35 15.03 14.47
17
Chivas 15.29
15.04
14.72
14.62
14.58
14.38
13.86 13.36
13.10
12.82
18
Chicago 15.60
15.55
15.51
15.51
15.75
15.78
15.55 15.56
15.63
15.69
19
Montreal
17.87
17.90
17.95
17.87
17.81
17.72
17.82
18.01
17.85
17.60


Largest gaps:

  • 2.27 points between Chicago and Montreal
  • 2.00 points between Kansas City and Vancouver
  • 1.75 points between Houston and New York

Smallest gaps:

  • 0.06 points between Toronto and L.A.
  • 0.16 points between Colorado and Columbus
  • 0.21 points between Dallas and Toronto

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
17
Colorado Rapids
4
14
8
13
Columbus Crew
2
14
5
11
D.C. United
3
19
13
19
FC Dallas
1
14
3
11
Houston Dynamo
1
16
2
11
LA Galaxy
5
11
5
9
Montreal Impact
17
19
17
19
New England Revolution
1
18
10
17
New York Red Bulls
7
17
8
14
Philadelphia Union
3
18
8
14
Portland Timbers
3
18
4
15
Real Salt Lake
1
5
1
1
San Jose Earthquakes
10
18
14
17
Seattle Sounders
1
9
2
6
Sporting Kansas City
2
9
2
3
Toronto FC
2
12
4
12
Vancouver Whitecaps
4
11
4
9
  • In the weekly averages 5 teams have been ranked 1st (Dallas, Houston, New England, 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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