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SFPI NWSL Power Rankings (Week of Aug 20)

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Allie Long is closed down on her way to goal against the Boston Breakers
Matt Jonathan

I know that the season is almost over, but I noticed a distinct lack of NWSL Power Rankings, so I created another spreadsheet and using the same formulations I have developed for the Stumptown Footy Power Index NWSL Power Rankings!

There will likely not be any predictions for the rest of this season as I have not paid close enough attention to NWSL outside of the Thorns to determine how much of an advantage playing at home grants. I will, however, have "Thorns Rooting Interest" to see how the table would look if games went Portlands way.

COMPONENTS OF SFPI

PERFORMANCE SCORE: Portion determined 100% by a teams play on the field.

PPG Score: Overall Points per Game are added to PPG over Last 5 with Last 5 being given more weight. This is the single largest component of the SFPI

Goal Difference Per Game: Overall Goal Difference divided by games played.

Home/Away Bonus: Bonus points awarded for earning results (W/D) on the road, points subtracted for dropping results (D/L) at home. Accrues over course of entire season.

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Average Performance Score of all of a teams opponents to date. Accounts for road games by including a percentage of a teams Home PPG when faced on the road. Weighted at less than 100%

TOTAL SCORE: Performance Score is added to Strength of Schedule to create a teams Total Score. Teams are then ranked in order from highest to lowest.

(all times Pacific, *Denotes in Playoff position)

1 *NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE (39pts 13W-5L-0D) SCORE: 10.3492 PREV: NA H1/L1

SCHEDULE: 9 REMAINING SCHEDULE 8 OVERALL PACE: 52

GAMES REMAINING: 6. CONSECUTIVE WEEKS AT #1: 1

LAST WEEK: W 2-0 vs Washington NEXT WEEK: Match Postponed due to Hurricane

2 *PORTLAND THORNS (34pts 10W-5L-4D) SCORE: 9.173 PREV: NA H2/L2

SCHEDULE: 7 REMAINING SCHEDULE: 9 OVERALL PACE: 42

GAMES REMAINING: 5

LAST WEEK: W 2-0 vs Houston NEXT WEEK: at (4) Seattle Sat 8/26 1pm

3 *ORLANDO PRIDE (29 pts 8W-6L-5D) SCORE: 8.097 PREV: NA H3/L3

SCHEDULE: 10 REMAINING SCHEDULE: 3 OVERALL PACE: 36

GAMES REMAINING: 5

LAST WEEK: W 2-1 at Boston NEXT WEEK: at (5) Kansas City Sat 8/26 1230pm (Lifetime)

4 SEATTLE REIGN (27ps 7W-6L-6D) SCORE: 6.718 PREV: NA H4/L4

SCHEDULE: 5 REMAINING SCHEDULE: 5 OVERALL PACE: 34

GAMES REMAINING: 5

LAST WEEK: L 5-4 @ Sky Blue NEXT WEEK: vs (2) Portland Sat 8/26 1pm

5 FC KANSAS CITY (23pts 6W-8L-5D) SCORE: 6.6637 PREV: NA H5/L5

SCHEDULE: 6 REMAINING SCHEDULE: 7 OVERALL PACE: 29

GAMES REMAINING: 5

LAST WEEK: W 3-1 at Chicago NEXT WEEK: vs (3) Orlando Sat 8/26 1230pm (Lifetime)

6 *CHICAGO RED STARS (29pts 8W-6L-5D) SCORE: 6.2495 PREV: NA H6/L6

SCHEDULE: 4 REMAINING SCHEDULE: 2 OVERALL PACE: 36

GAMES REMAINING: 5

LAST WEEK: L 3-1 vs Kansas City NEXT WEEK: at (9) Washington Sat 8/26 4pm

7 SKY BLUE FC (26pts 8W-9L-2D) SCORE: 5.5934 PREV: NA H7/L7

SCHEDULE: 1 REMAINING SCHEDULE: 10 OVERALL PACE: 32

GAMES REMAINING: 5

LAST WEEK: W 5-4 vs Seattle. NEXT WEEK: vs (10) Boston 8/26 4pm

8 HOUSTON DASH (23pts 7W-10L-2D) SCORE: 5.277 PREV: NA H8/L8

SCHEDULE: 8 REMAINING SCHEDULE: 1 OVERALL PACE: 29

GAMES REMAINING: 5

LAST WEEK: L 2-0 at Portland NEXT WEEK: Match Postponed due to Hurricane

9 WASHINGTON SPIRIT (16pts 4W-10L-4D) SCORE: 3.8054 PREV: NA H9/L9

SCHEDULE: 3 REMAINING SCHEDULE: 4 OVERALL PACE: 21

GAMES REMAINING: 6

LAST WEEK: L 2-0 at North Carolina NEXT WEEK: vs (6) Chicago Sat 8/26 4pm

10 BOSTON BREAKERS (16pts 3W-9L-7D) SCORE: 3.3158 PREV: NA H10/L10

SCHEDULE: 2 REMAINING SCHEDULE: 6 OVERALL PACE: 20

GAMES REMAINING: 5

LAST WEEK: L 2-1 vs Orlando NEXT WEEK: at (7) Sky Blue Sat 8/26 4pm

PLAYOFF PICTURE

THORNS ROOTING INTEREST: Assuming a Thorns win, what results around the league are best for them?

Chicago at Washington: WASHINGTON

Orlando at Kansas City: KANSAS CITY

Boston at Sky Blue: BOSTON

How the Table would look

(*Clinched playoff ** Clinched home game #eliminated)

1 *NORTH CAROLINA 39

2 PORTLAND 37

3 CHICAGO 29

4 ORLANDO 29

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5 SEATTLE 27

6 SKY BLUE 26

7 KANSAS CITY 26

8 HOUSTON 23

9 BOSTON 19

10 WASHINGTON 19