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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
Real Salt Lake 20 6 1
SJ Earthquakes 20 6 1
Tier 2 - Teams Likely in the Playoffs
Houston Dynamo 14 0 2
Colorado Rapids 14 0 2
NY Red Bulls 13 1 2
Toronto FC 12 0 3
Tier 3 - Teams On the Outside Looking In
FC Dallas 7 0 3
Chicago Fire 7 0 3
Seattle Sounders 6 0 3
KC Wizards 4 0 3
Chivas USA 4 0 3
Tier 4 - Teams Competing for #3 Draft Pick
NE Revolution 1 0 4
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 9 rankings.  Updated 5/25/10.


The only debate on the trophy contenders is if anyone belongs up with the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Columbus Crew. The only debate on the playoff contenders is if Toronto FC belongs in as the 8th or if some random team from tier three will appear. There is a small debate as to if the New England Revolution belong with DC United and the Philadelphia Union at the bottom.

Sagarin has Seattle Sounders FC at 9th. The Rave Green are one of four teams to not beat a top 8 side, but they are 6th amongst points won against the top four, with 2.

Playoff chances are at 19.8% and the Sounders are 13th by that measure. Looking deeper, if the Sounders win 9 of their remaining matches they are almost certain to be in the Playoffs.

Nine wins in 20 games?