USL power ratings: April 30, 2018

Presented without too much comment. Methodology explained to a degree here. If you want more detail about something specific, you can ask in the comments or on Twitter.

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Yeah, Louisville was way off the chart for the first couple weeks. They peaked at 8.25 on April 9.
  1. Louisville City – 4.00
  2. FC Cincinnati – 3.16
  3. Indy Eleven (+1) – 2.92
  4. Nashville SC (+1) – 2.16
  5. Tampa Bay (+1) – 2.08
  6. Charleston (+5) – 2.00
  7. Pittsburgh (+1) – 2.00
  8. New York Red Bulls II (-1) – 1.89
  9. Atlanta United 2 (-6) – 1.71
  10. Bethlehem Steel – 1.63
  11. Richmond Kickers (-2) – 1.60
  12. Charlotte Independence – 1.24
  13. North Carolina FC (+1) – 1.04
  14. Penn FC (-1) – 0.93
  15. Toronto FC II – 0.46
  16. Ottawa Fury – 0.27

Charleston’s two-win wee over previously-good team really moved them up, Atlanta doing the opposite moved Twonited way down. Toronto and Ottawa are still way, way behind the pack, Louisville and then Cincy/Indy ahead of it.

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  1. Real Monarchs – 4.17
  2. Sacramento Republic (+1) – 2.87
  3. Las Vegas Lights (-1) – 2.61
  4. Phoenix Rising – 2.51
  5. Swope Park Rangers (+1) – 2.47
  6. Orange County SC (-1) – 2.21
  7. San Antonio FC – 2.10
  8. St. Louis FC – 1.83
  9. Seattle Sounders 2 – 1.51
  10. Fresno FC (+1) – 1.50
  11. Colorado Springs Switchbacks (-1) – 1.50
  12. Reno 1868 (+1) – 1.46
  13. Portland Timbers 2 (-1) – 1.39
  14. Rio Grande Valley (+2) – 1.26
  15. Tulsa Roughnecks – 0.79
  16. OKC Energy (-2) – 0.54
  17. LA Galaxy II – 0.47

There’s a bit less of the obvious stratification from last week. I’d say there’s still a reasonably clear top five or six, then everyone down to No. 14 Rio Grande is grouped tightly enough that you could see any of them challenge for a playoff spot (and indeed, at No. 14 in the actual table as well, Rio Grande is still just five points behind with three games-in-hand on No. 8). It’s worth noting that RGV was comfortably in that bottom tier last week, so there’s still enough volatility week-to-week that the stories aren’t written here yet.

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