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NWSL Power Ranking Averages - Week 4

Courage barely edge the Royals to remain in first.

Kreg Asay

One could argue that the Utah Royals FC got robbed this week. After 5 sites, the Royals were tied with North Carolina Courage for first in the Averages - the final site would be the tiebreaker; and they went with the Courage.

As always, if you know of a site I have not used please let me know in the comments and I’ll look into adding it!

Sites Used

You may notice the list includes ‘analytic’ sites; they serve to function as a stable counterbalance to the rest which are based more on personal opinions, and those done by ‘team’ blogs’. There are also included sites that some will argue are really ‘prediction rankings’ - but in reality isn’t that what a Power Ranking is (see the quote at the top).

2019 NWSL Power Rankings

Team Wk 21 avg Wk 22 avg Wk 23 avg Best Worst St. Dev 2019 2Y Avg
Team Wk 21 avg Wk 22 avg Wk 23 avg Best Worst St. Dev 2019 2Y Avg
Chicago Red Stars 2.17 2 2 2 2 0 3.488 4.22
Houston Dash 6.83 7 7 7 7 0 6.466 6.72
North Carolina Courage 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.305 1.67
Orlando Pride 8.83 9 9 9 9 0 8.513 6.66
Portland Thorns 3.17 3 3.4 3 4 0.55 2.29 2.71
Seattle Reign 4.5 4 3.6 3 4 0.55 4.689 3.66
Sky Blue 8.17 8 8 8 8 0 8.243 8.41
Utah Royals 4.17 5 5.4 5 6 0.55 4.071 4.6
Washington Spirit 6.17 6 5.6 5 6 0.55 4.778 6.23

NWSL Site Accuracy

Site Most Bias VS Most Bias For Least Bias
Site Most Bias VS Most Bias For Least Bias
FiveThirtyEight Utah Royals North Carolina Reign
Soccer Club Stats Reign Utah Royals Sky Blue
Backline Soccer Washington Spirit Portland Thorns Houston Dash
Reddit /r/NWSL Utah Royals Chicago Red Stars Houston Dash
RSL Soapbox Houston Dash Utah Royals Washington Spirit
NWSL NA NA NA
Freeborg North Carolina Reign Orlando Pride