WVH Power Rankings: Week 31

WVH Power Rankings: Week 31

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 20, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • 2009 Week 31, MLS Power Rankings

The playoffs are a week away but seven MLS clubs still remain in the running for three open spots, including one automatic birth from the eastern conference. This week’s rankings saw a few shifts including FC Dallas’ on-going run up the boards and possibly into the playoffs.

Elsewhere on the board we saw Toronto gain a little grown while Colorado and Chicago continue to slip. Even though both the Fire and Rapids would be in the playoffs today things don’t look so clear going into the final week of the season since neither have clinched a spot in the second season.

Team Rank (Last Week) Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 13-6-10 46 pts. Didn’t clinch their second straight Supporter’s Shield but a home win this weekend will easily do it.
2 (2) 11-6-12 45 pts. Played it safe on the road and got a very respectable draw in Houston.
3 (3) 12-8-9 45 pts. Discipline wise this club is really hurting themselves going into the playoffs.
4 (4) 13-9-6 45 pts. Had to find a way to get a draw against the pesky Quakes. Two games left, they need a Crew loss and two wins to get a Supporter’s Shield in their trophy case.
5 (5) 11-7-11 43 pts. First expansion club since the Chicago Fire to clinch a playoff birth. I think we all recall how that turned out.
6 (8) 11-12-6 39 pts. Is Dallas really going to crash the playoff party? A win on the road in Seattle could bring one of the biggest turn around in league history.
7 (6) 10-7-12 42 pts. I haven’t liked where the Fire have been heading for a while now. A good draw against the Revs could end up bad if they fail to beat Chivas on Thursday. They could end up in a massive tiebreaker situation.
8 (7) 10-10-9 39 pts. They never seemed to cash in on those extra games in hand did they? Now they stand to not reach the playoffs as they are in the middle of a huge tiebreaker mess.
9 (10) 10-10-9 39 pts. Beat New York and they should be in the playoffs for the first time. They looked like they wanted it against RSL, can they do it against the lowly Red Bulls?
10 (11) 9-8-12 39 pts. It comes down to the final day of the year yet again for DC. Just wonder if they can do it this year or if it will be another repeat of last season.
11 (9) 10-9-10 40 pts. Currently in the playoffs if the season ended today but they do control their own destiny unlike others around them. Just as I mentioned a couple months ago it comes down to the final game of the year against rivals RSL.
12 (12) 10-12-7 37 pts. Couldn’t make the most of that extra game last week. Now the tough task is upon them, they need three points and a lot of other things to happen.
13 (13) 7-13-9 30 pts. This club continues to make good clubs look bad. Just have to wonder if this is a sign of what is to come next season.
14 (14) 8-13-8 32 pts. I believe the countdown to hiring Preki is upon this club. I really do believe he will be coaching in KC next year, that and this roster will be torn in half.
15 (15) 4-19-6 18 pts. One more game in Giants Stadium and this terrible season will be over. My question comes back, can they reach 20 points on the season and spoil TFC’s playoff dreams?
  • Cannon Girl

    You gotta admit Drewby that my boys are the most unpredictable and fun of the league. Never a dull moment….kinda like me! 😉

  • Cannon Girl

    You gotta admit Drewby that my boys are the most unpredictable and fun of the league. Never a dull moment….kinda like me! 😉