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Wk 32 Power Ranking Averages - only 3 changes

The penultimate Power Ranking Avg. edition has only 3 position changes on the weekly list, and 3 on the season list. New York drops furthest.

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MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 32


"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 match-up. 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:

  • ESPN (espn.go.com/sports/soccer/mls)
  • Fansided-MLS Multiplex (fansided.com/category/soccer/mls/mls-multiplex)
  • Major League Soccer (www.mlssoccer.com)
  • Oregon Live (www.oregonlive.com/timbers)
  • ProSoccerTalk (prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com)
  • Seattle Times Blog (blogs.seattletimes.com/soundersfc)
  • Soccer America (www.socceramerica.com)
  • Sports Illustrated (www.soccer.si.com)

Dead Lists
Allvoices (www.allvoices.com/users/zacwassink) - No Power Rank since 8/4/14
Black & Red United (www.blackandredunited.com) - No Power Rank since 6/4/14
Dallas News Soccer Blog (www.soccerblog.dallasnews.com) - No Power Rank since 8/13/14
Deseret News (www.deseretnews.com) - No Power Rank since 5/29/14
Northbank-RSL (www.northbankrsl.com) - No Power Rank since 5/1/14
Reddit/MLS (www.reddit.com/r/MLS) - No Power Rank since 5/8/14
Soccer by Ives (www.soccerbyives.net) - No Power Rank since 7/30/14
UTN Sports (www.utnsports.com/category/soccer) - No Power Rank since 4/2/14



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

Wk 32 Wk 31 Wk 30 Wk 29 Wk 28 Team
W32 Avg W31 Avg W30 Avg W29 Avg W28 Avg Low
High
Range
1
1
1
1
1
Los Angeles 1.67
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.17
9
1
8
2
2
2
2
2
Seattle 2.33
3.17
2.00
2.33
2.50
8
1
7
3
3
4
3
4
D.C. 3.00
3.67
4.17
4.33
5.17
5
2
3
4
4
3
6
7
New England 3.67
4.17
3.83 5.50
7.00
5
2
3
5
5
5
3
5
Dallas 4.50
4.33
5.50
4.33
5.83
6
1
5
6
6
6
3
3
Salt Lake 6.33
6.00
6.33
4.33
3.17
11
5
6
7
8
8
7
11
Columbus 7.17 8.00
8.00
7.33
9.67
8
5
3
8
9
9
13
14
Vancouver 8.17
8.17
8.83
11.83
13.83
9
4
5
9
7
7
8
6
New York 9.00
6.50
6.67
8.17
6.17
11
5
6
10
10
12
10
10
Kansas City 10.33
10.00
11.50
11.17
9.17
12
8
4
11
11
10
10
9
Portland 10.50
10.50
10.00
11.17
8.50
11
5
6
12
12
11
9
8
Philadelphia 11.83
12.33
11.33
10.83
8.33
12
7
5
13
13
14
14
12
Houston 13.17
13.33
13.17
12.33
12.83
15
13
2
14
14
13
12
13
Toronto 14.67
13.83
12.67
11.33
13.50
16
13
3
15
15
16
16
16
Montreal 15.17
15.33
17.00
16.50
16.17
18
13
5
16
16
15
15
15
Chicago 15.50
15.83
15.33
15.50
14.83
18
14
4
17
17
18
19
19
Chivas 16.67
16.67
17.83
19.00
19.00
17
15
2
18
18
16
16
17
San Jose 17.83
18.00
17.00
16.50
16.50
19
16
3
19
19
19
18
18
Colorado 19.00
19.00
18.17
17.50
17.50
19
18
1


Biggest Changes
Point Gaps High / Low Range
Rise
Columbus: +1
Vancouver: +1

Fall
New York: -2
Largest
FCD - 1.83 - RSL
HOU - 1.50 - TOR

Smallest
SKC - 0.17 - POR
MON - 0.33 - CHI
1 position: COL
2 positions: HOU, CHV
3 positions: DCU, NER, COL, TOR, SJE
4 positions: SKC, CHI
5 positions: FCD, VAN, PHI, MON
6 positions: RSL, NYRB, POR
7 positions: SEA
8 positions: LAG



Season Average Power Ranking
Three changes on the table for Week 32.  Los Angeles reaches it's final position at 3th after passing Kansas City.  The second and third changes are New York and New England exchanging places.  Since the points between NY, CLB and NER remain close that may change again in the final week.  The top 8 and bottom 12 is set as no teams can make up the point difference with one game remaining.

W32 W31 W30 W29 W28 W27 Team
W32 Avg W31 Avg W30 Avg W29 Avg W28 Avg W27 Avg
1
1
1
1
1
1
Seattle 3.01
3.03
3.03
3.06
3.09
3.11
2
2
2
2
2
2
Salt Lake
4.07
4.00
3.93
3.85
3.83
3.86
3
4
4
4
4
4
Los Angeles 5.25
5.37
5.51
5.67
5.83
6.01
4
3
3
3
3
3
Kansas City 5.34
5.18
5.02
4.80
4.57
4.40
5
5
5
5
5
5
Dallas
6.56
6.63
6.70
6.74
6.83
6.87
6
6
7
8
8
8
D.C. 7.89
8.05
8.19
8.33
8.47
8.60
7
7
6
6
6
6
Vancouver 8.16
8.16
8.16
8.14
8.01
7.79
8
8
8
7
7
7
Toronto 8.76
8.57
8.40
8.25
8.14
7.94
9
11
11
11
12
12
New England 9.78
9.98
10.17
10.39
10.57
10.70
10
10
9
9
9
10
Columbus 9.86
9.95
10.01
10.08
10.18
10.20
11
9
10
10
10
11
New York 9.91
9.93
10.05
10.17
10.24
10.39
12
12
12
12
11
9
Colorado 11.29
11.04
10.77
10.52
10.27
10.00
13
13
13
13
13
13
Portland 11.39
11.42
11.45
11.50
11.51
11.62
14
14
14
14
14
14
Philadelphia 11.81
11.81
11.80
11.81
11.85
11.98
15
15
15
15
15
15
Houston 12.57
12.55
12.52
12.50
12.51
12.50
16
16
16
16
16
16
San Jose 14.98
14.89
14.78
14.71
14.64
14.57
17
17
17
17
17
17
Chicago 15.51
15.51
15.50
15.50
15.50
15.53
18
18
18
18
18
18
Chivas 16.09
16.07
16.05
15.99
15.88
15.76
19
19
19
19
19
19
Montreal
17.57
17.65
17.72
17.75
17.79
17.85


Team High / Low
Best and worst placement for each team; added a few extra comparisons with Weekly and Season High / Low averages; and the Final Season Averages for 2012 & 2013.

Team
Weekly
Best
Weekly
Worst
Highest
Wk. Avg.
Lowest
Wk. Avg.
Season
Best
Season
Worst
Highest
Seas. Avg
Lowest
Seas. Avg
2014
Avg.
2013
Avg.
2012
Avg.
Chicago Fire
13
18
13.13
17.64
16
18
15.38
17
15.62 14.27
13.07
Chivas USA
11
19
11.00
19.00
13
18
12.53
16.09
14.71
15.76
15.15
Colorado Rapids
4
19
4.77
19.00
8
13
8.49
12.25
9.61
9.79
10.06
Columbus Crew
2
16
2.29
15.00
5
11
6.42
10.30
8.95
12.89
9.46
D.C. United
2
19
2.40
18.93
6
19
7.89
18.92
12.30
17.29
9.33
FC Dallas
1
14
1.17
13.75
3
11
5.25
10.92
7.11
8.78
17.17
Houston Dynamo
1
19
1.36
18.75
2
15
2.74
12.57
9.38
7.74
6.29
LA Galaxy
1
11
1.60
10.50
3
9
5.25
7.99
6.82
5.14
2.46
Montreal Impact
15
19
15.75
19.00
17
19
16.92
18.01
17.68
5.32
15.74
New England Revolution
1
18
1.56
17.64
9
17
9.23
16.39
11.56
12.35
14.84
New York Red Bulls
6
17
6.73
16.15
8
14
9.75
13.21
11.11
6.38
7.23
Philadelphia Union
3
18
5.57
17.89
8
15
7.75
12.92
11.32
10.53
15.70
Portland Timbers
3
18
4.00
17.77
4
15
4.00
13.74
11.34
5.73
13.89
Real Salt Lake
1
9
1.20
8.75
1
2
1.25
4.07
2.90
4.52
8.40
San Jose Earthquakes
10
18
10.00
18.00
14
17
12.54
15.34
14.42
12.34
4.86
Seattle Sounders
1
9
1.00
8.64
1
6
3.01
6.73
4.07
9.36
4.39
Sporting Kansas City
1
12
1.50
11.50
2
4
3.87
5.34
4.42
4.45
3.09
Toronto FC
2
14
2.38
14.67
4
12
5.70
11.50
7.42
16.85
10.96
Vancouver Whitecaps
2
13
2.60
13.83
4
9
5.92
8.21
7.38
10.41
7.87

  • In the weekly averages 7 teams have been ranked 1st (Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New England, Salt Lake, Seattle, Kansas City), and 5 teams have placed last (Chivas, Colorado, D.C., Houston, Montreal).
  • In the season averages 2 teams have been ranked 1st (Salt Lake, Seattle), and 2 teams last (D.C., Montreal).
  • Houston has the distinction of being the only team to be ranked both first and last in the weekly rankings, with New England close behind with first and 2nd to last.  D.C. has risen from last to a high of 2nd.
  • D.C. has moved the most on the season rankings, rising 13 positions since Wk 5.
  • Four teams have not placed higher weekly than 10th (Chicago, Chivas, Montreal, San Jose).
  • Two teams have not placed lower weekly than 9th (Salt Lake, Seattle).