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Week 33 Power Ranking Averages - Final Ranks

Final totals for week and season. Preseason ratings listed from sites for comparison to final ranking.

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports


MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 33


"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) *No ranking Wk 33
  • 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 Final Power Ranking Averages
Using the "Olympic" method of dropping the highest / lowest scores, and averaging the rest.

Wk 33 Wk 32 Wk 31 Wk 30 Wk 29 Team
W33 Avg W32 Avg W31 Avg W30 Avg W29 Avg Low
High
Range
1
2
2
2
2
Seattle 1.00
2.33
3.17
2.00
2.33
1
1
0
2
1
1
1
1
Los Angeles 2.60
1.67
1.00
1.00
1.00
10
2
8
3
3
3
4
3
D.C. 3.00
3.00
3.67
4.17
4.33
4
2
2
4
4
4
3
6
New England 3.40
3.67
4.17
3.83 5.50
4
2
2
5
6
6
6
3
Salt Lake 5.80
6.33
6.00
6.33
4.33
8
5
3
6
7
8
8
7
Columbus 6.00
7.17
8.00
8.00
7.33
7
5
2
7
5
5
5
3
Dallas 7.00
4.50
4.33
5.50
4.33
9
6
3
8
8
9
9
13
Vancouver 8.00
8.17
8.17
8.83
11.83
9
4
5
9
9
7
7
8
New York 8.60
9.00
6.50
6.67
8.17
9
5
4
10
11
11
10
10
Portland 10.40
10.50
10.50
10.00
11.17
11
5
6
11
10
10
12
10
Kansas City 10.60
10.33
10.00
11.50
11.17
13
10
3
12
12
12
11
9
Philadelphia 12.00
11.83
12.33
11.33
10.83
13
12
1
13
13
13
14
14
Houston 14.40
13.17
13.33
13.17
12.33
15
13
2
13
16
16
15
15
Chicago 14.40
15.50
15.83
15.33
15.50
16
11
5
15
15
15
16
16
Montreal 14.60
15.17
15.33
17.00
16.50
17
12
5
16
17
17
18
19
Chivas 16.00
16.67
16.67
17.83
19.00
17
13
4
17
14
14
13
12
Toronto 16.20
14.67
13.83
12.67
11.33
17
13
4
18
18
18
16
16
San Jose 18.40
17.83
18.00
17.00
16.50
19
18
1
19
19
19
19
18
Colorado 18.60
19.00
19.00
18.17
17.50
19
18
1


Biggest Changes
Point Gaps High / Low Range
Rise
Chicago: +3

Fall
Toronto: -3
Largest
NER - 2.40 - RSL
PHI - 2.40 - HOU

Smallest
HOU - 0.00 - CHI
CHI - 0.20 - MON
CHV - 0.20 - TOR
SJE - 0.20 - COL
0 position: SEA
1 position: PHI, SJE, COL
2 positions: DCU, NER, CLB, HOU
3 positions: RSL, FCD, SKC
4 positions: NYRB, CHV, TOR
5 positions: VAN, CHI, MON
6 positions: POR
8 positions: LAG



Season Final Power Ranking
No changes on the table for Week 33.

W33 W32 W31 W30 W29 W28 Team
W33 Avg W32 Avg W31 Avg W30 Avg W29 Avg W28 Avg
1
1
1
1
1
1
Seattle 2.95
3.01
3.03
3.03
3.06
3.09
2
2
2
2
2
2
Salt Lake
4.12
4.07
4.00
3.93
3.85
3.83
3
3
4
4
4
4
Los Angeles 5.17
5.25
5.37
5.51
5.67
5.83
4
4
3
3
3
3
Kansas City 5.50
5.34
5.18
5.02
4.80
4.57
5
5
5
5
5
5
Dallas
6.57
6.56
6.63
6.70
6.74
6.83
6
6
6
7
8
8
D.C. 7.74
7.89
8.05
8.19
8.33
8.47
7
7
7
6
6
6
Vancouver 8.16
8.16
8.16
8.16
8.14
8.01
8
8
8
8
7
7
Toronto 8.99
8.76
8.57
8.40
8.25
8.14
9
9
11
11
11
12
New England 9.59
9.78
9.98
10.17
10.39
10.57
10
10
10
9
9
9
Columbus 9.75
9.86
9.95
10.01
10.08
10.18
11
11
9
10
10
10
New York 9.87
9.91
9.93
10.05
10.17
10.24
12
12
12
12
12
11
Colorado 11.51
11.29
11.04
10.77
10.52
10.27
13
13
13
13
13
13
Portland 11.36
11.39
11.42
11.45
11.50
11.51
14
14
14
14
14
14
Philadelphia 11.82
11.81
11.81
11.80
11.81
11.85
15
15
15
15
15
15
Houston 12.63
12.57
12.55
12.52
12.50
12.51
16
16
16
16
16
16
San Jose 15.08
14.98
14.89
14.78
14.71
14.64
17
17
17
17
17
17
Chicago 15.47
15.51
15.51
15.50
15.50
15.50
18
18
18
18
18
18
Chivas 16.08
16.09
16.07
16.05
15.99
15.88
19
19
19
19
19
19
Montreal
17.48
17.57
17.65
17.72
17.75
17.79


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
15.61 14.27
13.07
Chivas USA
11
19
11.00
19.00
13
18
12.53
16.09
14.75
15.76
15.15
Colorado Rapids
4
19
4.77
19.00
8
13
8.49
12.25
9.66
9.79
10.06
Columbus Crew
2
16
2.29
15.00
5
11
6.42
10.30
8.97
12.89
9.46
D.C. United
2
19
2.40
18.93
6
19
7.74
18.92
12.15
17.29
9.33
FC Dallas
1
14
1.17
13.75
3
11
5.25
10.92
7.09
8.78
17.17
Houston Dynamo
1
19
1.36
18.75
2
15
2.74
12.63
9.48
7.74
6.29
LA Galaxy
1
11
1.00
10.50
3
9
5.17
7.99
6.77
5.14
2.46
Montreal Impact
15
19
14.60
19.00
17
19
16.92
18.01
17.67
5.32
15.74
New England Revolution
1
18
1.56
17.64
9
17
9.23
16.39
11.50
12.35
14.84
New York Red Bulls
6
17
6.17
16.15
8
14
9.75
13.21
11.07
6.38
7.23
Philadelphia Union
3
18
5.57
17.89
8
15
7.75
12.92
11.33
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
4.12
2.94
4.52
8.40
San Jose Earthquakes
10
18
10.00
18.40
14
17
12.54
15.34
14.44
12.34
4.86
Seattle Sounders
1
9
1.00
8.64
1
6
3.95
6.73
4.04
9.36
4.39
Sporting Kansas City
1
12
1.50
11.50
2
4
3.87
5.50
4.45
4.45
3.09
Toronto FC
2
17
2.38
16.20
4
12
5.70
11.50
7.47
16.85
10.96
Vancouver Whitecaps
2
13
2.60
13.83
4
9
5.92
8.21
7.40
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).

Site Prediction Accuracy

Preseason predictions by site

SITE
CHI
CHV
COL
CLB
DCU
FCD
HOU
LAG
MON
NER
NYRB
PHI
POR
RSL
SJE
SEA
SKC
TFC
VAN
Major League Soccer
13
18
16
12
17
15
8
3
19
7
5
11
2
4
9
6
1
14
10
Season Final Rank
17
18
12
10
6
5
15
3
19
9
11
14
13
2
16
1
4
8
7
+/-
-4
0
+4
+2
+11
+10
-7
0
0
-2
-6
-3
-11
+2
-7
+5
-3
+6
+3
  • Best - Chivas (+0), Los Angeles (+0), Montreal (+0)
  • Worst - D.C. (+11), Portland (-11)
SITE
CHI
CHV
COL
CLB
DCU
FCD
HOU
LAG
MON
NER
NYRB
PHI
POR
RSL
SJE
SEA
SKC
TFC
VAN
Soccer by Ives
18
19
11
14
17
12
10
3
15
9
4
8
2
5
13
6
1
7
16
Season Final Rank
17
18
12
10
6
5
15
3
19
9
11
14
13
2
16
1
4
8
7
+/-
+1
+1
-1
+4
+11
+6
-5
0
-4
0
-7
-4
-11
+3
-3
+5
-3
-1
+9
  • Best - Los Angeles (+0), New England (+0)
  • Worst - D.C. (+11), Portland (-11)
SITE
CHI
CHV
COL
CLB
DCU
FCD
HOU
LAG
MON
NER
NYRB
PHI
POR
RSL
SJE
SEA
SKC
TFC
VAN
ESPN
17
19
12
16
14
13
10
3
18
7
4
9
2
6
11
5
1
8
15
Season Final Rank
17
18
12
10
6
5
15
3
19
9
11
14
13
2
16
1
4
8
7
+/-
0
+1
0
+6
+8
+8
-5
0
-1
-2
-7
-5
-11
+4
-5
+4
-3
0
+8
  • Best - Chicago (+0), Colorado (+0), Los Angeles (+0), Toronto  (+0)
  • Worst - Portland (-11)
SITE
CHI
CHV
COL
CLB
DCU
FCD
HOU
LAG
MON
NER
NYRB
PHI
POR
RSL
SJE
SEA
SKC
TFC
VAN
Pro Soccer Talk
7E
9W
8W
8E
9E
7W
4E
2W
8E
5E
1E
7E
2W
3W
5W
3W
2E
3E
5W
Season Final Rank
9E
9W
6W
5E
2E
4W
8E
3W
10E
4E
6E
7E
7W
2W
8W
1W
1E
3E
5W
+/-
-2
0
+2
-3
+7
+3
-4
-1
-2
+1
-5
0
-5
+1
-3
+2
+1
0
0

PST's pre-season prediction was in the form of east/west position rather than single table.  Final Rank has been adapted to match.

  • Best - Chivas (+0), Philadelphia (+0), Toronto (+0), Vancouver (+0)
  • Worst - D.C. (+7)
SITE
CHI
CHV
COL
CLB
DCU
FCD
HOU
LAG
MON
NER
NYRB
PHI
POR
RSL
SJE
SEA
SKC
TFC
VAN
Sports Illustrated
12
19
9
17
18
11
8
5
16
6
4
10
3
2
13
7
1
14
15
Season Final Rank
17
18
12
10
6
5
15
3
19
9
11
14
13
2
16
1
4
8
7
+/-
-5
+1
-3
+7
+12
+6
-7
+2
-3
-3
-7
-4
-10
0
-3
+6
-3
+6
+8
  • Best - Salt Lake (+0)
  • Worst - D.C. (+12)
SITE
CHI
CHV
COL
CLB
DCU
FCD
HOU
LAG
MON
NER
NYRB
PHI
POR
RSL
SJE
SEA
SKC
TFC
VAN
MLS Multiplex
12
19
9
16
18
15
4
5
10
7
6
14
3
2
11
8
1
17
13
Season Final Rank
17
18
12
10
6
5
15
3
19
9
11
14
13
2
16
1
4
8
7
+/-
-5
+1
-3
+6
+12
+10
-11
+2
-9
-2
+5
0
-10
0
-5
+7
-3
+9
+6
  • Best - Philadelphia (+0), Salt Lake (+0)
  • Worst - D.C. (+12)
SITE
CHI
CHV
COL
CLB
DCU
FCD
HOU
LAG
MON
NER
NYRB
PHI
POR
RSL
SJE
SEA
SKC
TFC
VAN
Seattle Times Blog
16
19
8
13
17
14
9
3
18
7
4
12
2
5
11
6
1
10
15
Season Final Rank
17
18
12
10
6
5
15
3
19
9
11
14
13
2
16
1
4
8
7
+/-
-1
+1
-4
+3
+11
+9
-6
0
-1
-2
-7
-2
-11
+3
-5
+5
-3
+2
+8
  • Best - Los Angeles (+0)
  • Worst - D.C. (+11), Portland (-11)
SITE
CHI
CHV
COL
CLB
DCU
FCD
HOU
LAG
MON
NER
NYRB
PHI
POR
RSL
SJE
SEA
SKC
TFC
VAN
Reddit - MLS
10
19
15
12
17
16
8
4
18
9
3
11
2
5
12
6
1
7
13
Season Final Rank
17
18
12
10
6
5
15
3
19
9
11
14
13
2
16
1
4
8
7
+/-
-7
+1
+3
+2
+11
+11
-7
+1
-1
0
-8
-3
-11
+3
-4
+5
-3
-1
+6
  • Best - New England (+0)
  • Worst - D.C. (+11), Dallas (+11), Portland (-11)
SITE
CHI
CHV
COL
CLB
DCU
FCD
HOU
LAG
MON
NER
NYRB
PHI
POR
RSL
SJE
SEA
SKC
TFC
VAN
UTN Sports
13
12
10
17
11
19
8
2
15
9
3
18
5
7
14
4
1
6
16
Season Final Rank
17
18
12
10
6
5
15
3
19
9
11
14
13
2
16
1
4
8
7
+/-
-4
-6
-2
+7
+5
+14
-7
-1
-4
0
-8
+4
-8
+5
-2
+3
-3
-2
+9
  • Best - New England (+0)
  • Worst - Dallas (+14)