AP Power Rankings: Week 12
You're going to notice changes in the AP National Rankings. As more teams in the NPSL kick off, and some UPSL conferences wind down, teams are going to start being moved to the Master List for the AP End of Year National Rankings.
Also, to make sure teams are being spotlighted for good performances, you will start seeing teams that have been in the standings for awhile lose their spot to a newcomer. As we get deeper into the season, the number of teams in the Rankings from any one division will begin to drop as more teams start playing. This will ensure more teams get a fair shot at being ranked. It's not perfect, but such is life when every league plays at a different time.
Biggest Movers: 4 teams moved up 1 Spot
Biggest Losers: LA Wolves, UPSL, Orange County FC, NPSL - 1 Spot
New Comer: AFC Ann Arbor, NPSL, Kingston Stockade FC, NPSL
Lost Spot: FC Greeley, UPSL, Orange County FC, NPSL
The AP Regional Rankings are taking a more solid shape at the top, but at the bottom we see new teams beginning to stake their claim to a Top 10 spot, as dominant starts for Gaffa FC and Milwaukee Bavarians see these teams make their debut, while Seattle Stars make a triumphant return and claim Number 6.
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