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MLS Power Rankings Index: Week 1

What does the internet's cadre of MLS pundits have to say about the state of the league after last week? Well, let's take a look...

# Team MLS SBI ESPN PST Goal SBN Average
1 Real Salt Lake 1 1 1 2 2 1 1.33
2 LA Galaxy 2 3 4 1 1 2 2.17
3 Seattle Sounders 3 2 2 3 3 3 2.67
4 Sporting Kansas City 4 5 3 4 4 5 4.17
5 FC Dallas 5 4 5 6 5 4 4.83
6 Houston Dynamo 6 7 6 7 8 6 6.67
7 Portland Timbers 8 6 7 8 7 8 7.33
8 Colorado Rapids 10 8 8 5 9 7 7.83
9 Vancouver Whitecaps 7 9 9 9 6 12 8.67
10 San Jose Earthquakes 9 10 10 10 10 16 10.83
10 Chicago Fire 11 12 11 11 11 9 10.83
12 New York Red Bulls 12 11 12 12 13 10 11.67
13 Toronto FC 13 14 16 13 12 11 13.17
14 Philadelphia Union 15 13 14 14 16 14 14.33
15 D.C. United 14 15 15 15 14 15 14.67
16 Columbus Crew 16 16 13 16 15 13 14.83
17 New England Revolution 17 18 17 17 17 18 17.33
18 Chivas USA 18 17 19 18 18 17 17.83
19 Montreal Impact 19 19 18 19 19 19 18.83

Key and links: MLS: Major League Soccer official, SBI: Soccer By Ives, ESPN, PST: Pro Soccer Talk, Goal: Goal.com, SBN: SBNation

Here is the Google Doc where the math was done (I'm not sure how to embed a Google Doc on our backend). I'm willing to take any feedback on the methodology, which, of course, isn't an exact science any way you slice it.

Again, this is the combined wisdom of the internet's professional MLS watchers. So take it for what it's worth.