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SBNation's Power Rankings are out and Seattle is not in a good place. I guess not scoring and regular defensive lapses don't impress voters. It isn't prettier when you look at the Sagarin rankings, at least not much prettier. Seattle is 11th by that metric, but if you want a sign of hope you could note that they have the 6th toughest schedule to this point.

Bigger signs of hope are the two 6 footers that were at practice yesterday.

Are the rankings deserved, or are they ignoring that Seattle has essentially been an average team that has been unlucky?

SBNhanced MLS Power Rankings!

Team Total vote count First Tier votes Last week's Tier
Tier 1 - Teams Contending For Cups
LA Galaxy 21 7 1
Columbus Crew 21 7 1
NY Red Bulls 17 4 1
Houston Dynamo 17 3 1
SJ Earthquakes 17 3 2
Tier 2 - Teams Likely in the Playoffs
Real Salt Lake 15 1 3
Colorado Rapids 14 0 2
FC Dallas 12 0 4
Tier 3 - Teams On the Outside Looking In
Toronto FC 9 0 4
Chicago Fire 7 0 3
Chivas USA 6 0 3
KC Wizards 5 0 2
Tier 4 - Teams Competing for #3 Draft Pick
Seattle Sounders 4 0 3
NE Revolution 2 0 3
Philadelphia Union 0 0 4
DC United 0 0 4

The SBNhanced MLS Power Rankings are a collaborative effort by SBN's soccer bloggers to rank the MLS teams each week.

Week 7 rankings.  Updated 5/11/10.