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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
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

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 33 Wk 34 Wk Best Wk Worst Std. Dev 2022 Avg 5-yr avg
Place Team Wk 33 Wk 34 Wk Best Wk Worst Std. Dev 2022 Avg 5-yr avg
21 Atlanta United FC 20.67 20.86 10 25 4.46 17.6 11.0832
5 Austin FC 5.22 6.14 5 17 4.02 7.2 12.992
23 Charlotte FC 20 21.71 16 27 3.61 22.8 14.784
24 Chicago Fire 23.56 22.71 17 24 2.17 20.7 19.678
10 Cincinnati (FC) 11.11 9.57 7 13 1.87 17.5 19.634
18 Colorado Rapids 20.44 18.71 14 22 2.65 16 15.666
12 Columbus Crew SC 8.89 12.71 4 16 3.76 11.3 10.859
28 D.C. United 28 28 28 28 0 24.5 17.176
6 Dallas (FC) 5.89 6.29 4 16 3.82 8.5 11.1342
26 Houston Dynamo 24.56 25.43 24 27 0.88 22 17.22
15 Inter Miami CF 14 15.14 11 21 3.91 21.3 17.622
9 L.A. Galaxy 10.33 8.57 6 12 2.06 9.8 11.408
2 Los Angeles FC 1.56 1.71 1 3 0.67 2 5.5268
11 Minnesota United FC 15.22 12.14 7 17 2.93 11 12.076
3 Montreal (CF) 3 3 2 12 3.06 10.2 14.52
7 Nashville SC 8.11 6.86 4 10 1.96 8.7 11.874
17 New England Revolution 20 18.29 6 23 4.77 14.7 12.164
4 New York City FC 6.33 4.86 3 10 2.11 6.6 6.5156
8 New York RB 7.11 7.29 5 10 1.58 6.4 9.5228
16 Orlando City SC 14.11 15.86 13 23 3.87 13.5 13.312
1 Philadelphia Union 1.44 1.29 1 2 0.5 2.5 6.902
14 Portland Timbers 11.67 14 7 16 2.79 13.8 11.134
13 Real Salt Lake 14.44 13 9 15 1.79 10.8 13.31
25 San Jose Earthquakes 25 24.43 19 26 2.65 23.8 18.838
19 Seattle Sounders FC 19.44 19.43 12 23 3.91 13.9 7.384
22 Sporting Kansas City 20.22 21.14 16 26 3.14 23.5 10.9248
27 Toronto FC 25.67 26.43 20 27 2.54 21.7 14.724
20 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 18.56 20.14 16 25 3.49 22.6 19.364

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.