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Power Ranking Averages Week 26 - SKC tumbles

SKC drops 4 places in Week 26. Averages culled from 8 / 11 sites includes week and season high & low; and season averages since 2012.

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports


MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 26


"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 22-26)
  • Dallas News Soccer Blog (www.soccerblog.dallasnews.com) - (No ranking Week 23-26)
  • 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 21-26)
  • Sports Illustrated (www.soccer.si.com)

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 26 Wk 25 Wk 24 Wk 23 Wk 22 Team
W26 Avg W25 Avg W24 Avg W23 Avg W22 Avg Low
High
Range
1
1
4
5
1
Los Angeles 1.17
1.50
3.50
5.17
1.86
2
1
1
2
2
3
4
2
Seattle 1.83
2.17
3.00
4.00
2.26
5
1
4
3
3
2
6
6
D.C. 3.17
3.33
2.83
5.33
6.29
7
3
4
4
5
5
2
4
Salt Lake 3.83
4.83
4.83
1.67
3.43
5
2
3
5
4
1
3
5
Dallas 4.83
3.50
1.17
3.50
5.29
12
3
9
6
9
13
16
16
New England 7.33
9.83
13.83
16.33
16.57
11
5
6
7
8
10
12
10
Philadelphia 8.00
9.00
9.33
11.33
10.14
10
4
6
8
7
12
9
9
Portland 8.33
7.50
11.50
9.17
10.00
9
6
3
9
11
7
10
11
New York 8.83
10.00
8.00
10.33
10.71
12
6
6
10
6
6
1
3
Kansas City 9.17
6.67
6.00
1.50
3.00
16
6
10
11
9
8
11
14
Columbus 9.50
9.83
8.33
10.50
13.57
11
8
3
12
13
11
7
7
Vancouver 12.83
12.83
10.83
7.50
7.29
14
8
6
13
14
16
14
18
Houston 13.00
13.67
15.67
14.17
17.14
15
10
5
14
12
9
8
8
Toronto 14.00
11.83
8.50
7.67
7.43
18
12
6
15
16
14
15
12
San Jose 14.83
15.67
14.50
14.67
11.71
17
12
5
16
15
17
17
15
Chicago 15.83
15.00
16.17
16.83
15.14
17
11
6
17
17
15
13
13
Colorado 16.67
16.00
15.33
14.00
12.14
19
15
4
18
18
19
19
19
Montreal 17.33
17.33
19.00
18.83
19.00
18
15
3
19
19
18
18
16
Chivas 19.00
19.00
17.67
17.17
16.57
19
18
1


Biggest Changes
Point Gaps High / Low Range
Rise
New England: +3
New York: +2

Fall
Kansas City: -4
Columbus: -2
Toronto: -2
Largest
CLB - 3.33 - VAN
FCD - 2.50 - NER

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



Season Average Power Ranking
One change on the table for Week 26:

  • Chivas and Chicago exchange places

W26 W25 W24 W23 W22 W21 Team
W26 Avg W25 Avg W24 Avg W23 Avg W22 Avg W21 Avg
1
1
1
1
1
1
Seattle 3.19
3.25
3.29
3.31
3.27
3.32
2
2
2
2
2
2
Salt Lake
3.82
3.82
3.78
3.73
3.82
3.84
3
3
3
3
3
3
Kansas City 4.26
4.06
3.96
3.87
3.97
4.02
4
4
4
4
4
5
Los Angeles 6.16
6.36
6.56
6.70
6.76
7.00
5
5
6
7
7
7
Dallas
6.99
7.08
7.23
7.49
7.67
7.79
6
6
5
5
5
4
Vancouver 7.61
7.40
7.17
7.01
6.99
6.98
7
7
7
6
6
6
Toronto 7.71
7.46
7.27
7.22
7.20
7.19
8
8
9
9
9
9
D.C.
8.75
8.97
9.21
9.49
9.67
9.84
9
9
8
8
8
8
Colorado 9.74
9.47
9.20
8.93
8.70
8.53
10
10
10
10
10
10
Columbus 10.18
10.20
10.22
10.30
10.29
10.14
11
11
11
11
11
12
New York 10.49
10.56
10.58
10.70
10.71
10.71
12
12
12
12
12
11
New England 10.89
11.03
11.08
10.96
10.72
10.44
13
13
13
13
13
14
Portland 11.69
11.83
12.01
12.03
12.16
12.26
14
14
15
15
15
15
Philadelphia 12.14
12.30
12.44
12.58
12.63
12.75
15
15
14
14
14
13
Houston 12.49
12.47
12.42
12.28
12.20
11.96
16
16
16
16
16
16
San Jose 14.51
14.50
14.45
14.45
14.44
14.57
17
18
18
18
18
18
Chicago 15.53
15.52
15.54
15.51
15.45
15.47
18
17
17
17
17
17
Chivas 15.64
15.50
15.36
15.26
15.17
15.10
19
19
19
19
19
19
Montreal
17.86
17.88
17.90
17.85
17.81
17.75


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
15.64 14.27
13.07
Chivas USA
11
19
11.00
19.00
13
18
12.53
15.64
14.42
15.76
15.15
Colorado Rapids
4
17
4.77
16.67
8
13
8.49
12.25
9.37
9.79
10.06
Columbus Crew
2
16
2.29
15.00
5
11
6.42
10.30
8.69
12.89
9.46
D.C. United
2
19
2.40
18.93
8
19
8.75
18.92
13.26
17.29
9.33
FC Dallas
1
14
1.17
13.75
3
11
5.25
10.92
7.20
8.78
17.17
Houston Dynamo
1
19
1.36
18.75
2
15
2.74
12.49
8.66
7.74
6.29
LA Galaxy
1
11
1.60
10.50
4
9
6.16
7.99
7.14
5.14
2.46
Montreal Impact
16
19
15.75
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
11.86
12.35
14.84
New York Red Bulls
7
17
6.73
16.15
8
14
9.75
13.21
11.34
6.38
7.23
Philadelphia Union
3
18
5.57
17.89
8
15
7.75
12.92
11.20
10.53
15.70
Portland Timbers
3
18
4.00
17.77
4
15
4.00
13.74
11.31
5.73
13.89
Real Salt Lake
1
9
1.20
8.75
1
2
1.25
3.84
2.67
4.52
8.40
San Jose Earthquakes
10
18
10.00
18.00
14
17
12.54
15.34
14.34
12.34
4.86
Seattle Sounders
1
9
1.00
8.64
1
6
3.19
6.73
4.32
9.36
4.39
Sporting Kansas City
1
10
1.50
9.17
2
3
3.87
5.32
4.31
4.45
3.09
Toronto FC
2
14
2.38
14.00
4
12
5.70
11.50
7.21
16.85
10.96
Vancouver Whitecaps
2
13
2.60
12.83
4
9
5.92
8.21
7.22
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.