If we compare the MLS writers to computer of Sagarin we find that people don't like the recent results of Los Angeles or Columbus. Neither see any real difference between Seattle, Colorado and San Jose. The Philadelphia Union get some undeserved love from the people, but they aren't going anywhere.
And we should all be honest, United gets the number three pick.
Currently that would mean Seattle would face New York in Round One's Two-Leg aggregate match-up and Columbus or Colorado on the road in the Conference Championship. Which is probably a great thing, because I don't know of any team that will beat Real Salt Lake up in the mountains right now.
Salt Lake does have a tougher remaining schedule than the Galaxy, so making up those two points might be rough.
SBN rankings below the break.
|Team||Total vote count||First Tier votes||Last week's Tier|
|Tier 1 - Teams Contending For Cups|
|Real Salt Lake||30||10||1|
|NY Red Bulls||28||8||2|
|Tier 2 - Teams Likely in the Playoffs|
|Tier 3 - Teams On the Outside Looking In|
|Tier 4 - Teams Competing for #3 Draft Pick|
The SBNhanced MLS Power Rankings are a collaborative effort by SBN's soccer bloggers to rank the MLS teams each week.
Week 26 rankings. Updated 9/28/10.
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