AP Power Rankings: Week 5
Well, well. The times, they are a changin', but our Number 1 team in USASA Elite Leagues is not. That's right, for the first time this year, we do not have a change at the top of the rankings.
Strikers FC continue a blistering run of form to hold onto the Number 1 spot. Santa Ana Winds are right on their tail with the same amount of points, but a lower goal differential, claiming the Number 2 spot for the second week in a row. Moreno Valley FC are two points behind both, staking out Number 3.
FC Arizona continue to blitz NPSL Southwest opponents, winning 4-1 over the weekend. They have scored 19, and given up 1, jumping them 4 spots from last week to Number 4. Colorado Rush dropped the hammer as well, rolling to a 4 point lead in the USPL Colorado conference and the Number 5 position.
Riverside Coras did not play this week, dropping to Number 6. LA Wolves hold onto Number 7, and Ozzy's Laguna climbed out off the bottom to Number 8. The only thing keeping them this low is the lowest Goal Differential in the Power Rankings.
Finally, we have two new debutantes at the bottom. California Victory have been crushing teams in the UPSL's Northwest Conference, and make their Power Ranking debut at Number 9. Thanks to a loss by Vereinigung Erzgebirge, Phoenix Sport Club take Number 10 while VE fall into On The Brink territory alongside fellow weekend loser La Maquina.
No major changes in our On The Brink list this week.
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