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Power Ranking Averages Week 24 - Dallas is back!

For the first time since Week 5 FC Dallas is back in 1st! Averages are culled from 8 sites, High / Low for week and season. Also added a yearly total Avg. and year end ranks for 2012 & 2013 for trends and comparison.

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 24


"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:

    • Allvoices (www.allvoices.com/users/zacwassink) - (No ranking Week 22-24)
    • Dallas News Soccer Blog (www.soccerblog.dallasnews.com) - (No ranking Week 23-24)
    • Deseret News (www.deseretnews.com) - (No ranking Week 13-24)
    • 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)
    • Soccer by Ives (www.soccerbyives.net) - (No ranking Week 21-24)
    • Sports Illustrated (www.soccer.si.com)

Culled 4 sites from the listings since they have been inactive since the World Cup break or before, Deseret News may make it 5 next week.

Dead Lists
Black & Red United (www.blackandredunited.com) - No Power Rank since 6/4/14
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

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

Week 24 Week 23 Week 22 Week 21 Week 20 Team
W24 Avg W23 Avg W22 Avg W21 Avg W20 Avg Low
High
Range
1
3
5
6
5
Dallas 1.17
3.50
5.29
6.40
6.57
3
1
2
2
6
6
3
3
D.C. 2.83
5.33
6.29
3.20
3.00
4
1
3
3
4
2
4
2
Seattle 3.00
4.00
2.26
4.00
1.17
5
1
4
4
5
1
1
4
Los Angeles 3.50
5.17
1.86
1.60
4.43
5
2
3
5
2
4
5
6
Salt Lake 4.83
1.67
3.43
5.20
6.71
9
4
5
6
1
3
2
1
Kansas City 6.00
1.50
3.00
1.80
1.57
10
4
6
7
10
11
8
11
New York 8.00
10.33
10.71
8.80
11.29
11
7
4
8
11
14
13
11
Columbus 8.33
10.50
13.57
11.80
11.29
10
4
6
9
8
8
7
8
Toronto 8.50
7.67
7.43
7.00
8.14
15
7
8
10
12
10
11
13
Philadelphia 9.33
11.33
10.14
11.20
11.71
12
6
6
11
7
7
9
9
Vancouver 10.83
7.50
7.29
9.40
8.57
12
9
3
12
9
9
12
10
Portland 11.50
9.17
10.00
11.4
9.86
12
10
2
13
16
16
18
17
New England 13.83
16.33
16.57
17.20
16.71
17
8
9
14
15
12
14
14
San Jose 14.50
14.67
11.71
13.40
14.14
15
14
1
15
13
13
9
7
Colorado 15.33
14.00
12.14
9.40
7.57
18
13
5
16
14
18
15
18
Houston 15.67
14.17
17.14
15.60
17.43
18
13
5
17
17
15
17
16
Chicago 16.17
16.83
15.14
16.60
16.00
18
13
5
18
18
16
16
15
Chivas 17.67
17.17
16.57
16.00
14.29
19
15
4
19
19
19
19
19
Montreal 19.00
18.83
19.00
19.00
18.86
19
16
3


Biggest Changes
Point Gaps High / Low Variance
Rise
D.C.: +4
New York: +3

Fall
Kansas City: -5
Vancouver: -4
Largest
Portland - 2.33 - New England
Kansas City - 2.00 - New York

Smallest
D.C. - 0.17 - Seattle
Columbus - 0.17 - Toronto
1 position: S.J.
2 positions: Dallas, Portland
3 positions: D.C., L.A., Vancouver, Montreal
4 positions: Seattle, N.Y., Chivas
5 positions: S.L., Colorado, Houston, Chicago
6 positions: K.C., Columbus, Philadelphia
8 positions: Toronto
9 positions: N.E.



Season Average Power Ranking
One change on the table for Week 24, Dallas and Toronto exchange places.

W24 W23 W22 W21 W20 W19 W18 Team
W24 Avg W23 Avg W22 Avg W21 Avg W20 Avg W19 Avg W18 Avg W17 Avg
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
Seattle 3.29
3.31
3.27
3.32
3.29
3.37 3.50
3.65
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
Salt Lake
3.78
3.73
3.82
3.84
3.78
3.62
3.37
3.09
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Kansas City 3.96
3.87
3.97
4.02
4.13
4.27
4.36
4.35
4
4
4
5
6
6
6
Los Angeles 6.56
6.70
6.76
7.00
7.27
7.42
7.50
7.55
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
Vancouver 7.17
7.01
6.99
6.98
6.85
6.76
6.76
6.73
6
7
7
7
7
7
7
Dallas 7.23
7.49
7.67
7.79
7.86
7.92
8.01
7.99
7
6
6
6
5
5
5
Toronto 7.27
7.22
7.20
7.19
7.20
7.15
7.23
7.38
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Colorado 9.20
8.93
8.70
8.53
8.49
8.54
8.52
8.61
9
9
9
9
11
11
12
D.C. 9.21
9.49
9.67
9.84
10.17
10.54
11.00
11.50
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Columbus 10.22
10.30
10.29
10.14
10.10
9.99
9.83
9.53
11
11
11
12
12
12
11
New York 10.58
10.70
10.71
10.71
10.81
10.78
10.82
10.91
12
12
12
11
9
9
9
New England 11.08
10.96
10.72
10.44
10.05
9.75
9.44
9.23
13
13
13
14
14
14
14
Portland 12.01
12.03
12.16
12.26
12.30
12.43
12.48
12.42
14
14
14
13
13
13
13
Houston 12.42
12.28
12.20
11.96
11.78
11.48
11.14
10.72
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
Philadelphia 12.44
12.58
12.63
12.75
12.83
12.89
12.92
12.84
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
San Jose 14.45
14.45
14.44
14.57
14.63
14.65
14.54
14.33
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
Chivas 15.36
15.26
15.17
15.10
15.06
15.10
15.30
15.54
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
Chicago 15.54
15.51
15.45
15.47
15.41
15.38
15.43
15.52
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
Montreal
17.90
17.85
17.81
17.75
17.69
17.63
17.57
17.56


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
15.65
14.27
13.07
Chivas USA
11
19
11.00
19.20
13
18
12.53
15.60
14.32
15.76
15.15
Colorado Rapids
4
15
4.77
15.33
8
13
8.49
12.25
9.35
9.79
10.06
Columbus Crew
2
16
2.29
15.00
5
11
6.42
10.30
8.57
12.89
9.46
D.C. United
2
19
2.40
18.93
9
19
9.21
18.92
13.65
17.29
9.33
FC Dallas
1
14
1.17
13.75
3
11
5.25
10.92
7.21
8.78
17.17
Houston Dynamo
1
19
1.36
18.75
2
14
2.74
12.42
8.34
7.74
6.29
LA Galaxy
1
11
1.60
10.50
4
9
6.17
7.99
7.21
5.14
2.46
Montreal Impact
16
19
15.75
19.00
17
19
16.92
18.01
17.66
5.32
15.74
New England Revolution
1
18
1.56
17.64
9
17
9.23
16.39
11.93
12.35
14.84
New York Red Bulls
7
17
6.73
16.15
8
14
9.75
13.21
11.40
6.38
7.23
Philadelphia Union
3
18
5.57
17.89
8
15
7.75
12.92
11.11
10.53
15.70
Portland Timbers
3
18
4.00
17.77
4
15
4.00
13.74
11.27
5.73
13.89
Real Salt Lake
1
9
1.20
8.75
1
2
1.25
3.84
2.57
4.52
8.40
San Jose Earthquakes
10
18
10.00
18.00
14
17
12.54
15.34
14.32
12.34
4.86
Seattle Sounders
1
9
1.00
8.64
1
6
3.27
6.73
4.41
9.36
4.39
Sporting Kansas City
1
9
1.50
8.38
2
3
3.87
5.32
4.32
4.45
3.09
Toronto FC
2
12
2.38
12.00
4
12
5.70
11.50
7.18
16.85
10.96
Vancouver Whitecaps
2
11
2.60
10.83
4
9
5.92
8.21
7.19
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 2nd.