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Week 30 Power Ranking Averages - 'Caps up, RSL down

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Averages from 8 sites saw the Whitecaps rise 4 and RSL drop 3 for the week. D.C. moves up one on the season ranking.

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MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 30


"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)

Possible Dead List
Allvoices (www.allvoices.com/users/zacwassink) - (No ranking Week 22-30)
Dallas News Soccer Blog (www.soccerblog.dallasnews.com) - (No ranking Week 23-30)
Soccer by Ives (www.soccerbyives.net) - (No ranking Week 21-30)

Dead Lists
Black & Red United (www.blackandredunited.com) - No Power Rank since 6/4/14
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
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 30 Wk 29 Wk 28 Wk 27 Wk 26 Team
W30 Avg W29 Avg W28 Avg W27 Avg W26 Avg W24 Avg Low
High
Rng
1
1
1
2
1
Los Angeles 1.00
1.00
1.17
2.00
1.17
3.50
2
1
1
2
2
2
1
2
Seattle 2.00
2.33
2.50
1.00
1.83
3.00
2
1
1
3
6
7
6
6
New England 3.83 5.50
7.00
5.80
7.33
13.83
5
3
2
4
3
4
4
3
D.C. 4.17
4.33
5.17
4.60
3.17
2.83
9
3
6
5
3
5
3
5
Dallas 5.50
4.33
5.83
3.60
4.83
1.17
9
3
6
6
3
3
5
4
Salt Lake 6.33
4.33
3.17
4.80
3.83
4.83
11
5
6
7
8
6
7
9
New York 6.67
8.17
6.17
7.60
8.83
8.00
11
3
8
8
7
11
11
11
Columbus 8.00
7.33
9.67
10.80
9.50
8.33
10
7
3
9
13
14
12
12
Vancouver 8.83
11.83
13.83
12.60
12.83
10.83
12
4
8
10
10
9
10
8
Portland 10.00
11.17
8.50
9.80
8.33
11.50
13
5
8
11
9
8
8
7
Philadelphia 11.33
10.83
8.33
7.80
8.00
9.33
13
10
3
12
10
10
9
10
Kansas City 11.50
11.17
9.17
8.20
9.17
6.00
14
8
6
13
12
13
14
14
Toronto 12.67
11.33
13.50
14.00
14.00
8.50
15
12
3
14
14
12
12
13
Houston 13.17
12.33
12.83
12.60
13.00
15.67
14
9
5
15
15
15
15
16
Chicago 15.33
15.50
14.83
15.40
15.83
16.17
16
14
2
16
16
16
18
18
Montreal 17.00
16.50
16.17
17.80
17.33
19.00
19
15
4
16
16
17
16
15
San Jose 17.00
16.50
16.50
15.80
14.83
14.50
18
15
3
18
19
19
19
19
Chivas 17.83
19.00
19.00
19.00
19.00
17.67
19
14
5
19
18
18
17
17
Colorado 18.17
17.50
17.50
16.60
16.67
15.33
19
17
2


Biggest Changes
Point Gaps High / Low Range
Rise
Vancouver: +4
New England: +3

Fall
Salt Lake: -3
Dallas: -2
Largest
HOU - 2.16 - CHI
SEA - 1.73 - NER

Smallest
MON - 0.00 - SJE
PHI - 0.17 - SKC
1 position: LAG, SEA
2 positions: NER, CHI, COL
3 positions: CLB, PHI, TOR, SJE
4 positions: MON
5 positions: HOU, CHV
6 positions: DCU, FCD, RSL, SKC
8 positions: NYRB, VAN, POR



Season Average Power Ranking
One change on the table for Week 30.  Once again D.C. moved up, bumping Toronto down to 8th.  The remaining few weeks should see only a few more potential changes.  L.A. should overtake SKC for 3rd where they will remain, DC will reach it's high at 6th after passing Vancouver, CLB, NY and NE will continue to jockey for position between 9-11.  The bottom of the table is pretty well set.

W30 W29 W28 W27 W26 W25 Team
W30 Avg W29 Avg W28 Avg W27 Avg W26 Avg W25 Avg
1
1
1
1
1
1
Seattle 3.03
3.06
3.09
3.11
3.19
3.25
2
2
2
2
2
2
Salt Lake
3.93
3.85
3.83
3.86
3.82
3.82
3
3
3
3
3
3
Kansas City 5.02
4.80
4.57
4.40
4.26
4.06
4
4
4
4
4
4
Los Angeles 5.51
5.67
5.83
6.01
6.16
6.36
5
5
5
5
5
5
Dallas
6.70
6.74
6.83
6.87
6.99
7.08
6
6
6
6
6
6
Vancouver 8.16
8.14
8.01
7.79
7.61
7.40
7
8
8
8
8
8
D.C. 8.19
8.33
8.47
8.60
8.75
8.97
8
7
7
7
7
7
Toronto 8.40
8.25
8.14
7.94
7.71
7.46
9
9
9
10
10
10
Columbus 10.01
10.08
10.18
10.20
10.18
10.20
10
10
10
11
11
11
New York 10.05
10.17
10.24
10.39
10.49
10.56
11
11
12
12
12
12
New England 10.17
10.39
10.57
10.70
10.89
11.03
12
12
11
9
9
9
Colorado 10.77
10.52
10.27
10.00
9.74
9.47
13
13
13
13
13
13
Portland 11.45
11.50
11.51
11.62
11.69
11.83
14
14
14
14
14
14
Philadelphia 11.80
11.81
11.85
11.98
12.14
12.30
15
15
15
15
15
15
Houston 12.52
12.50
12.51
12.50
12.49
12.47
16
16
16
16
16
16
San Jose 14.78
14.71
14.64
14.57
14.51
14.50
17
17
17
17
17
18
Chicago 15.50
15.50
15.50
15.53
15.53
15.52
18
18
18
18
18
17
Chivas 16.05
15.99
15.88
15.76
15.64
15.50
19
19
19
19
19
19
Montreal
17.72
17.75
17.79
17.85
17.86
17.88


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
16.05
14.62
15.76
15.15
Colorado Rapids
4
19
4.77
18.17
8
13
8.49
12.25
9.50
9.79
10.06
Columbus Crew
2
16
2.29
15.00
5
11
6.42
10.30
8.88
12.89
9.46
D.C. United
2
19
2.40
18.93
7
19
8.19
18.92
12.60
17.29
9.33
FC Dallas
1
14
1.17
13.75
3
11
5.25
10.92
7.14
8.78
17.17
Houston Dynamo
1
19
1.36
18.75
2
15
2.74
12.52
9.17
7.74
6.29
LA Galaxy
1
11
1.60
10.50
4
9
5.51
7.99
6.93
5.14
2.46
Montreal Impact
16
19
15.75
19.00
17
19
16.92
18.01
17.69
5.32
15.74
New England Revolution
1
18
1.56
17.64
9
17
9.23
16.39
11.67
12.35
14.84
New York Red Bulls
6
17
6.73
16.15
8
14
9.75
13.21
11.19
6.38
7.23
Philadelphia Union
3
18
5.57
17.89
8
15
7.75
12.92
11.29
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
3.93
2.83
4.52
8.40
San Jose Earthquakes
10
18
10.00
18.00
14
17
12.54
15.34
14.38
12.34
4.86
Seattle Sounders
1
9
1.00
8.64
1
6
3.03
6.73
4.15
9.36
4.39
Sporting Kansas City
1
12
1.50
11.50
2
3
3.87
5.32
4.36
4.45
3.09
Toronto FC
2
14
2.38
14.00
4
12
5.70
11.50
7.34
16.85
10.96
Vancouver Whitecaps
2
13
2.60
13.83
4
9
5.92
8.21
7.32
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 4 teams have placed last (Chivas, 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 12 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 10th (Salt Lake, Seattle).