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Sounder Centric Power Rankings - One Rival Falling, Other Rising

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<strong>Rivals Power Ranking Graph Week 4</strong>
Horizontal axis is by week.
Vertical is average ranking by SB Nation voters.
Rivals Power Ranking Graph Week 4 Horizontal axis is by week. Vertical is average ranking by SB Nation voters.

The Seattle Sounders are still relatively stable in the SB Nation MLS power rankings. But they are one of the rare teams for that to be true. As teams like the San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo and Vancouver Whitecaps shoot up, others are in free fall. While none were particularly high on the Philadelphia Union to start the season, they are still falling overall. The LA Galaxy's preseason advantage is rapidly fading as voters seem to want results.

Fact is that outside the top three there is a ton of variance right now. Toronto, Chivas and Montreal are the only teams without a vote in the top 10. A whopping eight teams have a double digit spread between their highest and lowest votes. Even more (11) have votes within the top four. Some preconceptions are getting squashed and others are confirmed.

Playoffs by SBN Power Ranking
West

Salt Lake
Seattle
Los Angeles
Colorado
Dallas

East
Kansas City
Houston
New York (10th)
Chicago
Columbus

Dave's Rankings

  1. Sporting
  2. RSL
  3. Sounders
  4. Dynamo
  5. Rapids
  6. Dallas
  7. Red Bull
  8. Whitecaps
  9. Earthquakes
  10. Galaxy
  11. Fire
  12. United
  13. Timbers
  14. Chivas
  15. Crew
  16. Toronto
  17. Revolution
  18. Marsch
  19. Nowak

Sagarin linked for reference.