WVH Power Rankings: Week 25

WVH Power Rankings: Week 25

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 21, 2010
  • 2010 Power Rankings, 2010 Week 25, MLS Power Rankings

We are really heading into the playoff push here after week 25. There were plenty of games that had playoff implications this past week and none of them seemed to disappoint. We had some changes in the rankings as some teams moved up and a few others moved down.

The biggest fall continues to be the Columbus Crew who lost a bad 4-0 game at home to Seattle this past week. I still believe the Crew will win the east but right now they aren’t doing themselves any favors with the way they’re playing.

On the flip side keep an eye out for Colorado here. Even with some of their recent results coming against weaker non-playoff teams the Rapids are showing that their offense can score at any moment and their defense is tough enough to get them results. I wouldn’t want to see them down the road.

Team Rank Record (W-L-T) Comments
1 (1) 13-4-8 47 pts. A solid win at home to continue their impressive unbeaten run at Rio Tinto. Can they get home field advantage in the playoffs though? That’s the big question now.
2 (3) 15-5-5 50 pts. Didn’t look great at times against D.C. but with Landon Donovan pulling them back and getting the win the Galaxy look well on their way to winning the Supporter’s Shield trophy this season.
3 (2) 10-2-12 42 pts. Losing Hartman for a couple weeks hurts but getting him back for the playoffs is important enough for this bunch right now. Also what the heck was Brek Shea thinking on that tackle of Chris Albright? That loss hurts the team just as much if not more for this week.
4 (4) 12-8-5 41 pts. The late own goal saved the Red Bulls in Dallas, now they have the big clash in LA this weekend.
5 (6) 10-7-7 37 pts. The Rapids are a team I would not want to face in the opening round of the playoffs right now. Just too hot on all sides of the ball right now.
6 (7) 10-9-6 36 pts. Blaise Nkufo quickly made people realize how good of a DP he’ll actually be for Seattle. His three goal effort in Columbus gave the Sounders the big road win they’ve been looking for.
7 (5) 13-7-5 44 pts. The Crew have given up seven goals in the last two games. Not good.
8 (8) 10-7-6 36 pts. Having the couple games in hand really is helping this side down the stretch. It also doesn’t hurt that they continue to find ways to get results.
9 (9) 8-9-6 30 pts. Started off their big week in a nice fashion getting a two goal result in LA against Chivas USA. How about that cracker of a goal from Kei Kamara? Boy that was something.
10 (14) 8-10-7 31 pts. Normally I wouldn’t bump a team this high up this late in the year like this but Toronto showed a lot of heart in their 2-1 win at Houston. Not only was it a rare road win but Dwayne De Rosario showed his MVP form off yet again against his old club.
11 (10) 7-13-4 25 pts. Dropping points at home doesn’t help their already slim chances.
12 (11) 6-9-8 26 pts. No one has success in Salt Lake City, it should be no surprise that Chicago didn’t either. Plus losing their best defender (Wilman Conde) for a good chunk of the game didn’t help.
13 (13) 6-12-6 24 pts. Even with the loss at San Jose, I felt Philly showed they have plenty of room to grow for next season.
14 (12) 7-14-3 24 pts. Getting creamed on the road like that probably puts this season to an end for Steve Nicol’s bunch.
15 (15) 6-13-5 23 pts. Dominic Kinnear said the season was done after the loss at home to Toronto, have to say it was over weeks ago for the Dynamo.
16 (16) 5-17-3 18 pts. Rough way to go in LA, they looked like they were about to steal three more points on the road but they found yet another way to cough up points. Ouch.