WVH Power Rankings: Week 27

WVH Power Rankings: Week 27

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 22, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • 2009 Week 27, MLS Power Rankings

Week 27 is down and in the books. Only a few weeks left to go and this regular season will be finished. This weeks rankings saw yet another shift around the middle of the order but for the most part a good chunk of clubs stayed put from last week’s table.

Still, the top four and the bottom four are the same that we’ve seen for the last few months that’s one thing that has remained consistent here. The middle continues to remix itself each week but this week we did see a few in the middle stay put for once. That just means things are coming closer to an end here.

Team Rank (Last Week) Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 11-4-10 43 pts. Yeah I think Guillermo Barros Schelotto put himself back into the MVP race after that two-goal effort against Chicago.
2 (2) 10-5-11 41 pts. After losing 6-3 to Dallas in the previous week, LA made sure to put that loss behind them with a win over Toronto.
3 (3) 12-8-7 43 pts. Nothing like a visit from Salt Lake to get you back on the winning track.
4 (4) 10-6-10 40 pts. Chicago may have gotten screwed on that PK call but still their home record (4-4-5)doesn’t set them up well for the playoffs.
5 (5) 9-6-11 38 pts. Why can’t this club score at home? Four games in a row at Qwest without a goal. They are treading very lightly right now on the playoff waters.
6 (6) 11-9-4 37 pts. Big time draw for Chivas on the road in Seattle. Also gotta give a load of credit to Zach Thornton for his performance in that game. He’s gotten himself in the MVP discussion I would think.
7 (8) 10-8-7 37 pts. Boy that late penalty by Conor Casey really helped the Rapids turn a bad night into something remotely decent.
8 (10) 9-8-7 34 pts. Should have gotten three points in New York but with so many games at hand left on their plate it may not hurt them as much as some think.
9 (9) 8-6-12 36 pts. No where to move this club for the third week in a row. Still in the playoff zone but for how much longer?
10 (7) 9-10-7 34 pts. Julian de Guzman is just too little too late for this bunch. Their schedule is nice from here out but it still is going to take a lot to get this bunch into the playoffs for the first time in club history.
11 (11) 9-10-7 34 pts. Discipline continues to be an issue for this bunch. With four games left they nearly have to win out to reach the playoffs here.
12 (13) 8-11-6 30 pts. The win over Dallas gives the Wizards three straight but let’s be honest it won’t help them get to the playoffs here. They too would pretty much have to win out to reach the playoffs, and let’s be honest this club isn’t going to win eight straight any year.
13 (12) 7-12-6 27 pts. Sloppy defense once again costs this club three points. The story of their season.
14 (14) 5-12-6 20 pts. They have plenty of games left but their playoff chances took a serious hit by just tying Colorado this past week. Even winning their last seven may not even get them into the playoffs.
15 (15) 4-17-5 17 pts. Three of their last four are on the road. Tough way to end a season that has already been very long.
  • Cannon Girl

    Stranger things have happened—WHO-HOOOOO—GO QUAKES!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Cannon Girl

    Stranger things have happened—WHO-HOOOOO—GO QUAKES!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂