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Week 27 SBNhanced MLS Power Rankings

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Team Total vote count First Tier votes Last week's Tier
Tier 1 - Teams Contending For Cups
Real Salt Lake 30 10 1
FC Dallas 30 10 1
NY Red Bulls 30 10 1
LA Galaxy 27 7 1
Tier 2 - Teams Likely in the Playoffs
Seattle Sounders 23 3 2
Columbus Crew 22 2 2
SJ Earthquakes 20 0 2
Colorado Rapids 18 0 2
Tier 3 - Teams On the Outside Looking In
KC Wizards 10 0 3
Tier 4 - Teams Competing for #3 Draft Pick
Toronto FC 5 0 3
Philadelphia Union 3 0 3
Chicago Fire 3 0 3
NE Revolution 2 0 4
Chivas USA 1 0 4
Houston Dynamo 0 0 4
DC United 0 0 4

This week's version of our MLS Power Rankings features some unanimity at the top, with all eight SB Nation Soccer voters naming Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas, and the New York Red Bulls to the top tier.

What gets interesting though is the middle. With eight teams likely in the playoffs, only the Kansas City Wizards are left in our "Outside looking in" third tier. They're the only team left with a shot. But do they really have a shot? With four games left and trailing the Colorado Rapids by eight points, not much. The question is whether or not the Rapids will continue to perform like they did against D.C. United on Saturday night. If so, they might not earn another point the rest of the year.