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Sounders Centric MLS Power Rankings Week 12. If you want to see the Galaxy or Timbers you'll have to click for the full image. Fact is they aren't in the top 13 by average rankings.
Sounders Centric MLS Power Rankings Week 12. If you want to see the Galaxy or Timbers you'll have to click for the full image. Fact is they aren't in the top 13 by average rankings.

The current number one at the SB Nation MLS Power Rankings isn't unanimous, but it is enough that they are placed in a tier all by themselves. Real Salt Lake has the results, but are probably not that clear cut, it's just that so many other teams are splitting the vote in the next chunk. That next chunk is five teams deep. Two from the West (San Jose Earthquakes and the Sounders) and followed by three from the East (Sporting Kansas City, D.C. United and New York Red Bulls). Those six teams are the only ones receiving a vote in the top two, in fact only three voters don't have a top six of only those six. Red Bull is left out of that top 6 by three voters.

Cascadia and Cup rivals outside of RSL are falling. While the Vancouver Whitecaps are still in a decent spot, Portland and LA are continue their slide. The LA Galaxy may be using that frictionless ketchup bottle. In week seven they received an even 7.00 average ranking. Now in week 12 they are at 15.29, lower than the Portland Timbers. Portland nudged up recently, but over the life of the voting their chart is looks like the cool down cycle on a treadmill.

Playoffs by Power Ranking

West

East

RSL

Sporks

Earthquakes

United

Sounders

Red Bulls

Whitecaps

Dynamo

Rapids

Fire

After a bit of a pause I've rejoined the voting membership of SB Nation's MLS Power Ranking. My rankings follow.

  1. RSL
  2. Red Bull
  3. Sporks
  4. Quakes
  5. Sounders
  6. United
  7. Dynamo
  8. Whitecaps
  9. Fire
  10. Rapids
  11. Revs
  12. Goats
  13. Crew
  14. Impact (they got their name back!)
  15. Timbers
  16. Toros
  17. Galaxy
  18. Nowak
  19. Winter

My rankings are a guess as to who would be favored on neutral ground within the next couple weeks.