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Power Ranking Averages - Week 2

With 17 sites used, Red Bulls edge Dallas for 1st

MLS: Colorado Rapids at New York Red Bulls
Red Bulls edge Dallas
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The second week is now in the books, and another good showing on sites; 17 out of 18 published!

"If two teams played tomorrow, given their current injury concerns, form, and other considerations, who is likely to win on a neutral field? 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

  • Who Scored (whoscored.com)
  • Jeff Sagarin’s MLS Rankings (sagarin.com/sports/soccer)
  • Sports Club Stats (sportsclubstats.com/USA/MLS)
  • Sports Illustrated (SI.com/planet-futbol)
  • ESPN (ESPNFC.com/major-league-soccer/19/index)
  • Soccer America (socceramerica.com)
  • MLS Soccer (mlssoccer.com/series/power-rankings)
  • MLS Multiplex (mlsmultiplex.com)
  • Soccer By Ives (sbisoccer.com)
  • Reddit Computer Rankings (from a Reddit user)
  • Reddit MLS (reddit/r/MLS)
  • MLS Fantasy Boss (mlsfantasyboss.com)
  • The Score (thescore.com/mls/news)
  • In On It (inonit.com/mls-playoffs-odds/power-rankings)
  • Once A Metro (onceametro.com)
  • Five Thirty Eight (projects.fivethirtyeight.com/soccer-predictions/mls)
  • Goal.com (goal.com/en-us)
  • NBC Sports (soccer.nbcsports.com/tag/major-league-soccer/) - No ranking Wk 2

You may notice the list includes several ‘analytic’ sites; the analytic sites function as a counterbalance to the rest which are based more on personal opinions. All the averages use the Olympic method of dropping the highest and lowest scores, and then averaging the rest to remove potential bias.

2022 Power Ranking Average

Place Team Wk 23 Wk 24 Wk Best Wk Worst Std. Dev 2022 Avg
Place Team Wk 23 Wk 24 Wk Best Wk Worst Std. Dev 2022 Avg
20 Atlanta United FC 21.2 19.83 9 25 4.43 16.8
4 Austin FC 3.6 3.67 2 9 1.59 8.4
24 Charlotte FC 22 22.5 19 27 2.28 22.6
18 Chicago Fire 19.7 17.67 9 24 4.36 20
11 Cincinnati (FC) 15.4 12.75 8 18 3.12 19.7
16 Colorado Rapids 19.3 15.08 9 23 4.26 14.7
8 Columbus Crew SC 9 8.58 5 13 2.56 11.7
28 D.C. United 27.3 27.58 27 28 0.51 23.1
7 Dallas (FC) 7.2 7.58 5 16 2.88 9.2
26 Houston Dynamo 25.3 25.75 22 28 1.82 20.6
19 Inter Miami CF 21.5 19.42 14 24 2.73 23.2
17 L.A. Galaxy 12.5 16.17 11 22 3.31 8.9
1 Los Angeles FC 1.4 1 1 3 0.53 2.1
9 Minnesota United FC 7.5 9.17 4 14 2.63 11.4
6 Montreal (CF) 8 6.08 4 21 4.19 12.9
13 Nashville SC 11.8 13.5 7 19 3.3 8.5
14 New England Revolution 16.2 14.33 5 19 3.98 13.7
3 New York City FC 3.3 3 2 8 1.59 6.4
5 New York RB 5.3 5.83 5 8 1.14 6.2
22 Orlando City SC 16.8 20.75 14 25 3.57 13.1
2 Philadelphia Union 1.7 2.33 1 3 0.61 2.9
10 Portland Timbers 10.4 11.58 7 17 2.9 14.3
12 Real Salt Lake 11.1 13 8 19 3.38 10.3
25 San Jose Earthquakes 22.2 24.25 19 26 2.18 23.5
15 Seattle Sounders FC 14.6 14.42 8 21 3.69 12.6
27 Sporting Kansas City 27.6 26.75 24 28 1.01 23.6
23 Toronto FC 23.6 22.08 9 26 4.86 21.6
21 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 20.4 20.33 13 26 3.36 23.1

2017 Season Average

Team 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Team 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
ATL - - - - - 14.65
CHI 7.91 14.35 15.54 17.71 18.8 15.315
CLB 11.7 12.81 9.6 8.75 16.31 7.01
COL 12.85 9.88 11.54 17.38 5.25 18.395
DCU 7.45 17.24 7.49 5.91 13.91 12.56
FCD 12.88 8.58 6.35 4.64 2.73 2.07
HOU 6.75 7.71 12.77 13.81 16.44 8.91
LAG 8.39 5.15 5.23 4.51 3.75 12.755
MTL 13.99 5.17 17.54 15.06 7.52 21.72
MUFC - - - - - 14.255
NER 14.78 12.52 9.66 9.5 15.45 17.97
NYFC - - - 15.47 9.42 8.415
NYRB 5.58 6.52 10.05 4.68 8.11 2.505
ORL - - - 14.21 13.1 10.6
PHI 15.19 10.45 11.85 18.07 8.66 13.97
POR 15.88 5.83 11.64 9.45 9.78 4.105
RSL 3.7 4.58 4.12 12.43 7.01 15.605
SEA 5.07 9.38 2.86 6.07 13.75 11.28
SJE 2.61 12.38 15.2 11.14 10.94 7.755
SKC 3.07 4.48 5.64 6.35 9.12 9.11
TFC 17.85 16.83 8.97 9.75 6.21 4.55
VAN 8.95 10.33 7.98 5.09 13.65 18.15
Kreg Asay

I’m working on a new spreadsheet to simplify the Site Bias ratings; it will be ready by next week.