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Sounders Centric Power Rankings Week 7

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MLS Power Rankings Graph Week 7
MLS Power Rankings Graph Week 7

The most interesting thing in this week's SB Nation MLS Power Rankings (linked this afternoon -NOW) may be that there is a unanimous #19. It is not the expansion team, but it is Canadian. Aron Winter's Toronto FC is struggling, but that's only half their story. The other half may be that their leaders and keeper are unhappy with certain decisions from the coach. At the top of the rankings things have settled into a top tier that is pretty clear and then 11 teams that at least one voting member sees as in the top 10/possibly in playoffs. Then there are the four teams at the bottom. Joining TFC are the Montreal Impact, Philadelphia Union and New England Revolution.

The action in the top tier saw only tiny movements in margins, thought the San Jose Earthquakes took over the number two from Real Salt Lake. Seattle Sounders FC nudged up just tiny bit but are settled into fourth, but with two votes as the number one team (neither voter is from Seattle). Of those four, Seattle has the widest range of votes going from first to seventh. KC is nearly the unanimous number, in fact the only two non-number-one votes are the two that see the Sounders as best. The Quakes range second to fourth and RSL from second to fifth.

Playoffs by Ranking
West
San Jose
Salt Lake
Seattle
Los Angeles
Vancouver

East
Kansas City
Houston
DC
New York
Chicago (12th)

Dave's Rankings

  1. Sporks
  2. Sounders
  3. 'Quakes
  4. RSL
  5. Dynamo
  6. United
  7. 'Caps
  8. Galaxy
  9. Red Bull
  10. Rapids
  11. Fire
  12. Toros
  13. Crew
  14. Goats
  15. Own Goals Are Trophies
  16. Revs
  17. Nowak
  18. Marsch
  19. Winter

Jeremiah's Rankings

  1. Kansas City
  2. San Jose
  3. Salt Lake
  4. Seattle
  5. Los Angeles
  6. Vancouver
  7. Houston
  8. Washington DC
  9. New York
  10. Chicago
  11. Dallas
  12. Colorado
  13. Portland
  14. Chivas USA
  15. Columbus
  16. New England
  17. Philadelphia
  18. Montreal
  19. Toronto