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Week 13 MLS Power Ranking Averages from 18 sites

Another new site added making 19 now used for the averages. Seattle continues in first, Portland takes a huge jump, NYC remains last.

Jennifer Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


MLS Power Ranking Averages - Week 13

Yet another new site - American Soccer Analysis have been added for this week. earlier weeks are not accessible so no changes have been made to prior rankings.   Out of the 19 current sites, 18 are included below.

As always, if you come across any that I have not included please send me a link and I'll add it to the list.

Here's a reminder of the Power Ranking "Guidelines":

"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:

  • Major League Soccer (www.mlssoccer.com/news/power-rankings)
  • Soccer by Ives (www.sbisoccer.com/sbi-mls-power-rankings)
  • Soccer America (www.socceramerica.com)
  • ESPN (espnfc.us/major-league-soccer)
  • Seattle Times Blog (seattletimes.com/author/matt-pentz)
  • MLS GB (mlsbg.com/tag/power-rankings)
  • Black & Red United (www.blackandredunited.com)
  • Sports Illustrated (www.soccer.si.com)
  • The Mane Land (themaneland.com)
  • Who Scored 'team rating' (whoscored.com/Regions/233/Tournaments/85/USA-Major-League-Soccer)
  • Reddit MLS subreddit (reddit/r/mls)
  • The Sports Network (sportsnetwork.com) *No ranking for Wk 13
  • Soccer Information Network (soccerinformationnetwork.com)
  • Soccer In America (soccer-in-america.com)
  • MLS Fantasy Boss (mlsfantasyboss.com)
  • NBC Sports Pro Soccer Talk (prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com)
  • Bleacher Report (bleacherreport.com/mls)
  • Jeff Sagarin's MLS Rankings (sagarin.com/sports/soccer.htm)
  • American Soccer Analysis (americansocceranalysis.com/power-rankings)

You may notice several 'team specific' sites used; yes they will at times be a bit more biased for/against certain teams, as such the averages use the Olympic Method of dropping the highest and lowest scores, and averaging the rest to compensate for possible bias.  Each week I'll also be listing the sites closest and furthest from average to show which are more biased than others.



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

Wk 13 Wk 12 Wk 11 Wk 10 Wk 9 Team
W13 Avg W12 Avg W11 Avg W10 Avg W9 Avg Worst
Best
Range
1
1
1
5
1
Seattle 1.06
1.36
1.53
4.00
1.50
4
1
3
2
2
4
1
2
D.C. 3.00
2.57
4.07
2.86
2.21
19
2
17
3
6
9
9
8
Kansas City 3.50
5.93
8.47
9.29
8.71
7
1
6
4
5
5
4
3
New England 5.56
4.86
4.27
3.93
3.21
10
3
7
5
7
6
6
6
Vancouver 6.00
7.64
6.07
4.43
5.64
14
2
12
6
3
3
3
5
Dallas 6.38
3.64
3.40
3.36
5.21
13
4
9
7
4
2
2
4
New York RB 6.56
4.79
2.53
3.21
4.64
11
3
8
8
10
11
8
7
Los Angeles 7.81
9.43
10.93
8.29
6.14
13
2
11
9
11
12
14
11
Toronto 8.56
10.71
12.60
13.79
11.36
14
1
13
10
9
8
7
8
Columbus 9.44
9.14
8.13
7.14
8.71
13
3
10
11
8
7
11
12
San Jose 10.06
8.21
7.87
11.00
11.93
12
2
10
12
17
15
12
13
Portland 11.63
16.57
14.07
11.79
12.86
17
3
14
13
13
10
13
15
Houston 13.63
12.79
10.87
13.21
15.29
17
11
6
14
12
13
10
10
Salt Lake 14.31
11.57
13.07
10.14
11.21
17
8
9
15
18
16
15
14
Chicago 14.63
16.71
15.73
14.93
13.14
18
9
9
16
14
14
16
16
Orlando 15.13
14.50
13.80
16.00
15.67
19
10
9
17
15
17
17
17
Colorado 17.00
15.29
16.60
16.07
15.71
18
13
5
18
16
18
19
19
Montreal 18.13
16.43
17.40
19.07
19.29
19
15
4
19
19
20
20
19
Philadelphia 18.25
18.36
19.40
19.50
19.29
20
11
9
20
20
19
18
18
New York FC 19.81
20.00
19.13
18.29
18.21
20
15
5


Site Evaluations
Each site's ranking is compared to the weekly averages above.  The best and worst # of matches is indicated.  Team bias column shows what team the site shows the highest average for/against.

Site
# Exact
1 off
2 off
3 off 4 off Furthest off
Team bias vs
Team bias for
Major League Soccer 7
8
5
0
0
5 @ +/- 2
SJE +2.15
CLB -1.62
Soccer by Ives 10
6
4
0
0
4 @ +/- 2
SJE +3.44
NER -2.98
Soccer America 6
5
6
0
3
POR/VAN +5, SJE -5
POR +2.52
HOU -2.22
ESPN 8
8
2
1
1
TFC -4
POR +2.02
TFC -2.08
Seattle Times 8
9
2
1
0
ORL -3
NYRB +3.14
TFC -2.86
MLS GB 5
9
3
2
1
TFC +5
TFC +2.71
COL -1.54
Black & Red United 4
6
6
2
2
NYRB/TFC +4
POR+1.79
SJE -2.30
Sports Illustrated 5
6
2
5
2
NER +6
SKC +3.25
VAN -2.52
The Mane Land 9
7
2
1
1
CLB -4
SKC +2.10
LAG -2.64
Who Scored 3
3
2
5
7
CLB -7
ORL +5.35
COL -5.74
Reddit /r/MLS
11
7
1
1
0
NYCFC -3
COL +1.18
CLB -1.69
The Sports Network
NA
NA NA NA NA NA TFC +3.73
SJE -3.49
Soccer Information Network 9
5
4
1
1
NYRB -4
DCU +1.82
POR -3.94
Soccer In America 9
9
1
0
1
NER +5
TFC +1.71
NYRB -2.03
MLS Fantasy Boss 2
7
4
2
5
RSL -6
SJE +4.01
POR -5.09
NBC Sports Pro Soccer Talk 6
5
5
3
1
NYRB +4
SKC +2.77
VAN -3.40
Bleacher Report
5
10
2
2
1
NER +4
LAG +4.42
NER -3.63
Jeff Sagarin
2
8
4
1
5
FCD +6, TFC -6
RSL +6.74
TFC -5.32
American Soccer Analysis
3
2
2
4
9
DCU +17
DCU +14.43
TFC -10.65
  • Most Accurate Site: (best Exact, with +1 as tiebreaker) Reddit /r/MLS
  • Least Accurate Site: (most 4+ with +3 as tiebreaker) American Soccer Analysis
  • Furthest Off: American Soccer Analysis with DCU 17 places higher than average.
  • Site with Worst Bias: American Soccer Analysis for placing DCU an average of 14.43 places better than their average.  This is based on only one week, thus it should be reduced as more ratings are made.
  • Site with Least Bias: Reddit /r/MLS which has both for/against less than 2 places from average.


Season Average Power Ranking

Team
2015
(run. avg)
W13 Avg W12 Avg W11 Avg W10 Avg W9 Avg 2014 Avg 2013 Avg
2012 Avg
FC Dallas 3.49
4.03
3.85
3.87
3.91
3.98
4.04
9.36
4.39
Seattle Sounders 3.57
3.30
3.57
3.73
3.93
3.94
4.04
9.36
4.39
LA Galaxy 3.76
5.72
5.56
5.19
4.60
4.21
6.77
5.14
2.46
D.C. United
5.52
4.55
4.70
4.88
4.97
5.19
12.15
17.29
9.33
New York Red Bulls 6.33
4.58
4.39
4.36
4.54
4.69
11.07 6.38 7.23
Vancouver Whitecaps 7.73
5.88
5.85
5.68
5.66
5.78
7.40
10.41
7.87
Real Salt Lake 8.77
9.58
9.29
9.03
8.63
8.46
2.94 4.52 8.40
Columbus Crew SC 8.98
8.69
8.67
8.60
8.66
8.81
8.97
12.89
9.46
Toronto FC 9.69
11.68
11.94
12.04
11.99
11.78
7.47
16.85
10.96
Sporting Kansas City 10.18
8.98
9.52
9.81
9.95
10.02
4.45
4.45
3.09
New York City FC 11.60
14.70
14.20
13.72
13.18
12.61
N/A N/A N/A
Orlando City
11.67
13.28
12.98
12.90
12.81
12.46
N/A N/A N/A
New England Revolution 11.76 8.77
9.22
9.53
10.05
10.74
11.50
12.35
14.84
Portland Timbers
11.97
12.56
12.77
12.38
12.19
12.25
11.34 5.73 13.89
San Jose Earthquakes 12.33
11.01
10.96
11.27
11.64
11.68
14.44
12.34
4.86
Houston Dynamo
12.75
13.42
13.30
13.39
13.66
13.70
9.48
7.74
6.29
Colorado Rapids 17.10
16.98
16.89
17.08
17.14
17.25
9.66
9.79
10.06
Philadelphia Union
17.12
18.23
18.14
18.17
18.04
17.88
11.33
10.53
15.70
Chicago Fire 17.41
15.90
16.02
15.95
15.95
16.09 15.61 14.27 13.07
Montreal Impact
18.29
18.40
18.40
18.59
18.71
18.67
17.67 5.32
15.74



Team High / Low
Best and worst placement for each team in weekly, avg rank total.

Team
Weekly
Best
Weekly
Worst
Best
Wk. Avg.
Worst
Wk. Avg.
Chicago Fire
11
20
11.77 19.93
Colorado Rapids
15
19
15.29
19.17
Columbus Crew SC
5
12
6.38
11.38
D.C. United
1
10
2.21
10.40
FC Dallas
1
7
1.13
7.15
Houston Dynamo
7
17
8.38
16.67
LA Galaxy
1
11
1.69
10.79
Montreal Impact
16
20
16.43
19.92
New England Revolution
3
17
3.21
15.69
New York City FC
4
20
6.69
20.00
New York Red Bulls
1
11
1.38
11.15
Orlando City
7
16
7.31
16.00
Philadelphia Union
16
20
14.62
19.69
Portland Timbers
10
17
10.83
16.57
Real Salt Lake
5
14
4.69
14.31
San Jose Earthquakes
7
19
7.33
18.23
Seattle Sounders
1
6
1.06
6.31
Sporting Kansas City
3
15
3.50
14.53
Toronto FC
3
17
3.31
17.27
Vancouver Whitecaps
1
15
1.33
13.85

Another new site added making 19 now used for the averages.  Seattle continues in first, Portland takes a huge jump, NYC remains last.