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Power Rankings v Sagarin

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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.

I'm of the opinion that the Supporters Shield race is lead by Real Salt Lake and that New York Red Bulls are likely to get the 1 seed in the East.

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
FC Dallas 28 8 1
LA Galaxy 28 8 1
NY Red Bulls 28 8 2
Tier 2 - Teams Likely in the Playoffs
Columbus Crew 23 3 2
Seattle Sounders 20 0 2
Colorado Rapids 20 0 2
SJ Earthquakes 20 0 2
Tier 3 - Teams On the Outside Looking In
KC Wizards 10 0 3
Philadelphia Union 7 0 4
Toronto FC 6 0 3
Chicago Fire 5 0 3
Tier 4 - Teams Competing for #3 Draft Pick
NE Revolution 1 0 4
Houston Dynamo 1 0 4
Chivas USA 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 26 rankings. Updated 9/28/10.

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