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The downward trend of the SBNhanced Power Rankings

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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
Real Salt Lake 21 7 1
Columbus Crew 21 7 1
Tier 2 - Teams Likely in the Playoffs
Colorado Rapids 17 3 2
NY Red Bulls 15 1 2
Toronto FC 14 0 2
SJ Earthquakes 12 0 2
Tier 3 - Teams On the Outside Looking In
Chicago Fire 11 1 3
FC Dallas 11 0 3
Houston Dynamo 7 0 3
Seattle Sounders 5 0 3
Tier 4 - Teams Competing for #3 Draft Pick
KC Wizards 2 0 3
DC United 2 0 4
Philadelphia Union 1 0 4
NE Revolution 1 0 4
Chivas USA 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 13 rankings.  Updated 6/30/10.


And yes, that means that two voters think that the Sounders are more likely to get the #3 pick than they are to make the MLS Cup Playoffs. While a run is certainly still a possibility, those chances diminish every week. Even winning 50% of reminging games would put the Sounders in only the low 40s for points, and still possibly missing the second season.

The Sounders only have 3 points against teams that Sagarin rates in the top 8. Only the Union and United have been as bad against the better than average. Against the good (top 4) Seattle has two points, good enough for 8th. All of Seattle's wins have come against bad teams, and the schedule has been relatively easy so far. Yes, that means it gets harder for the second half when points are just needed, but demanded from every match.

Hooray for the Open Cup.