The Football Forge Power Rankings: Week 17

A brief update

Update: This post originally read Week 18. Our apologies.


Another quickie rankings post this week. The Forge has been super busy with that annoying day job and hasn’t gotten much done blogging-wise. Here’s how things stood after Monday’s game:

Rank Team Previous Change Record Forge Factor Notes
1 San Diego Loyal 5 +4 10-4-4 7.26 San Diego Loyal beat Orange County 2-1 and beat Colorado Springs Switchbacks 3-2 this week.
2 Louisville City 10 +8 11-3-3 5.99 Louisville City beat Birmingham Legion 2-1 this week.
3 Birmingham Legion 1 -2 7-5-4 5.92 Birmingham Legion lost to Louisville City 1-2 this week.
4 Tampa Bay Rowdies 6 +2 9-3-6 5.76 Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Memphis 901 2-0 this week.
5 San Antonio 7 +2 13-3-1 5.59 San Antonio beat FC Tulsa 2-1 and beat Charleston Battery 2-0 this week.
6 Hartford Athletic 12 +6 4-9-3 5.26 Hartford Athletic beat Colorado Springs Switchbacks 2-0 this week.
7 LA Galaxy II 13 +6 8-8-3 4.55 LA Galaxy II beat Oakland Roots 3-1 this week.
8 Las Vegas Lights 2 -6 7-7-4 4.52 Las Vegas Lights lost to Detroit City 0-1 this week.
9 Memphis 901 9 0 11-4-2 4.40 Memphis 901 lost to Tampa Bay Rowdies 0-2 this week.
10 Rio Grande Valley Toros 16 +6 7-8-2 3.85 Rio Grande Valley Toros drew with El Paso Locomotive 0-0 this week.
11 Sacramento Republic 3 -8 8-4-4 3.62 Sacramento Republic lost to Colorado Springs Switchbacks 0-3 this week.
12 Detroit City 18 +6 8-4-5 3.51 Detroit City beat Las Vegas Lights 1-0 this week.
13 El Paso Locomotive 4 -9 8-6-6 3.49 El Paso Locomotive drew with Rio Grande Valley Toros 0-0 and drew with Atlanta United 2 2-2 this week.
14 Orange County 19 +5 4-8-6 2.94 Orange County lost to San Diego Loyal 1-2 and drew with Phoenix Rising 2-2 this week.
15 Oakland Roots 15 0 5-6-9 2.74 Oakland Roots lost to LA Galaxy II 1-3 this week.
16 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 8 -8 12-5-0 2.72 Colorado Springs Switchbacks lost to Hartford Athletic 0-2, beat Sacramento Republic 3-0 and lost to San Diego Loyal 2-3 this week.
17 FC Tulsa 17 0 5-10-4 2.35 FC Tulsa lost to San Antonio 1-2 and drew with Loudoun United 2-2 this week.
18 The Miami FC 22 +4 6-6-6 2.31 The Miami FC beat Indy Eleven 1-0 this week.
19 New Mexico United 11 -8 7-3-5 2.30 New Mexico United drew with Monterey Bay Union 1-1 this week.
20 Atlanta United 2 23 +3 4-12-2 2.29 Atlanta United 2 beat Charleston Battery 4-3 and drew with El Paso Locomotive 2-2 this week.
21 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 27 +6 8-6-3 1.99 Pittsburgh Riverhounds beat New York Red Bulls II 3-0 this week.
22 Loudoun United 24 +2 4-10-3 1.66 Loudoun United drew with FC Tulsa 2-2 this week.
23 Monterey Bay Union 21 -2 4-11-1 1.54 Monterey Bay Union drew with New Mexico United 1-1 this week.
24 Phoenix Rising 25 +1 7-9-1 0.39 Phoenix Rising drew with Orange County 2-2 this week.
25 Indy Eleven 20 -5 6-7-3 0.00 Indy Eleven lost to The Miami FC 0-1 this week.
26 Charleston Battery 14 -12 2-12-3 -0.30 Charleston Battery lost to Atlanta United 2 3-4 and lost to San Antonio 0-2 this week.
27 New York Red Bulls II 26 -1 1-13-3 -0.87 New York Red Bulls II lost to Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0-3 this week.

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