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Week 11 SBNhanced MLS Power Rankings

Team Total vote count First Tier votes Last week's Tier
Tier 1 - Teams Contending For Cups
LA Galaxy 21 7 1
Real Salt Lake 20 6 1
Columbus Crew 19 5 1
Tier 2 - Teams Likely in the Playoffs
Colorado Rapids 16 2 2
Toronto FC 14 0 2
SJ Earthquakes 14 0 2
NY Red Bulls 13 2 3
Tier 3 - Teams On the Outside Looking In
FC Dallas 10 0 3
Seattle Sounders 10 0 3
Chicago Fire 8 0 3
Houston Dynamo 8 0 2
NE Revolution 4 0 3
Tier 4 - Teams Competing for #3 Draft Pick
KC Wizards 2 0 4
DC United 1 0 4
Philadelphia Union 0 0 4
Chivas USA 0 0 4

This week we had some movement within the tiers, but once again very little movement between the tiers.

Since the Once A Metro blog is in a transitionary period, we had a different voter from the New York area this week, which could have contributed to the sudden increase in Red Bull favoritism. Consecutive wins against the struggling Dynamo and Chivas after four straight league losses doesn't justify a second tier appearance and two first tier votes in my book, but that's why I don't just do this by myself I guess.

The more predictable result is the downfall of the Houston Dynamo after their total collapse. Three straight losses, including one to the awful Union, rightfully knocks the Dynamo down a couple pegs.

As for DCU, they've finally earned a single third tier vote for the first time since week one! Now I wonder who might have given them that vote? Hell, if the New York fans can be biased, so can I!