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NWSL SFPI power Rankings (Week of Aug 27)

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Another Week of NWSL action is in the books and it is coming down to crunch time as teams are fighting for the 4 playoff spots. Most teams only have 4 games left so the time to make those moves is NOW. Not much movement as only 3 teams changed position. Chicago is the biggest winner climbing back up 2 spots, and Seattle is the lose falling 3.

COMPONENTS OF SFPI

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

PPG Score: A teams overall Points Per Game added to their PPG over their last 5 matches, with last 5 being given more weight. 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 entire season.

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Average Performance Score for all of a teams opponents thus far, accounts for road games by adding a percentage of a teams Home PPG when faced on the road. Teams faced multiple times are counted that many times (e.g play a team twice, their performance score is counted twice). Weighted at less than 100%

TOTAL SCORE: Performance Score is added to Strength of Schedule to determine 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: 10.2532 (-0.096) PREV: 1 (NC) H1/L1

SCHEDULE: 9 (NC) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 7 (+1) OVERALL PACE: 52 (NC)

GAMES REMAINING: 6 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS AT #1: 2

LAST WEEK: No Match (Postponed due to Hurricane Harvey)

NEXT WEEK: at (9) Washington Wed 8/30 430pm at (4) Chicago Sun 9/3 3pm

2 *PORTLAND THORNS (37pts 11W-5L-4D) SCORE: 9.5659 (+0.3929) PREV: 2 (NC) H2/L2

SCHEDULE: 8 (-1) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 7 (+1) OVERALL PACE: 44 (+2)

GAMES REMAINING: 4

LAST WEEK: W 2-1 at Seattle NEXT WEEK: vs (9) Washington Sat 9/2 1230pm (Lifetime)

3 *ORLANDO PRIDE (32pts 9W-6L-5D) SCORE: 9.4867 (+1.3897) PREV: 3 (NC) H3/L3

SCHEDULE: 10 (NC) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 3 (NC) OVERALL PACE: 38 (+2)

GAMES REMAINING: 4

LAST WEEK: W 2-1 at Kansas City NEXT WEEK: vs (10) Boston Sat 9/2 430pm

4 *CHICAGO RED STARS (32pts 9W-6L-5D) SCORE: 6.315 (+0.0655) PREV: 6 (+2) H4/L6

SCHEDULE: 4 (NC) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 9 (-2) OVERALL PACE: 36 (NC)

GAMES REMAINING: 4

LAST WEEK: W 2-1 at Washington NEXT WEEK: vs (1) North Carolina Sun 9/3 3pm

5 FC KANSAS CITY (23pts 6W-9L-5D) SCORE: 5.9548 (-0.7089) PREV: 5 (NC) H5/L5

SCHEDULE: 6 REMAINING SCHEDULE: 9 (-2) OVERALL PACE: 27 (-2)

GAMES REMAINING: 4

LAST WEEK: L 2-1 vs Orlando NEXT WEEK: vs (6) Sky Blue FC Sun 9/3 3pm

6 SKY BLUE FC (29pts 9W-9L-2D) SCORE: 5.5978 (+0.0044) PREV: 7 (+1) H6/L7

SCHEDULE: 1 (NC) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 10 (NC) OVERALL PACE: 32 (NC)

GAMES REMAINING: 4

LAST WEEK: W 1-0 vs Boston NEXT WEEK: at (5) FC Kansas City Sun 9/3 3pm

7 SEATTLE REIGN (27pts 7W-7L-6D) SCORE: 5.3355 (-1.3825) PREV: 4 (-3) H4/L7

SCHEDULE: 5 (NC) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 6 (-1) OVERALL PACE: 32 (-2)

GAMES REMAINING: 4

LAST WEEK: L 2-1 vs Portland NEXT WEEK: at (8) Houston Sat 9/3 5pm

8 HOUSTON DASH (23pts 7W-10L-2D) SCORE: 5.2699 (-0.0071) PREV: 8 (NC) H8/L8

SCHEDULE: 7 (+1) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 1 (NC) OVERALL PACE: 29 (NC)

GAMES REMAINING: 5

LAST WEEK: No Match (Postponed due to Hurricane Harvey)

NEXT WEEK: vs (7) Seattle Sat 9/3 5pm

9 WASHINGTON SPIRIT (16pts 4W-11L-4D) SCORE: 3.8998 (+0.0944) PREV: 9 (NC) H9/L9

SCHEDULE: 3 (NC) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 5 (-1) OVERALL PACE: 21 (NC)

GAMES REMAINING: 5

LAST WEEK: L 2-1 vs Chicago

NEXT WEEK: vs (1) North Carolina Wed 8/30 430pm at (2) Portland Sat 9/2 1230pm (Lifetime)

10 BOSTON BREAKERS (16pts 3W-10L-7D) SCORE: 3.2855 (-0.0303) PREV: 10 (NC) H10/L10

SCHEDULE: 2 (NC) REMAINING SCHEDULE: 4 (+2) OVERALL PACE: 20 (NC)

GAMES REMAINING: 4

LAST WEEK: L 1-0 at Sky Blue FC NEXT WEEK: at (3) Orlando Sat 9/2 430pm

PLAYOFF PICTURE

Last week, the Thorns (like the Timbers) were helped out by Hurricane Harvey Postponing a game against teams they are fighting for position with, allowing them to gain 3 points on both The Courage and The Dash. There were 3 games that they were keeping an eye on, however NONE of those results went their way for 0/3 possible points.

Matches to keep an eye on this week and how we hope they will go:

North Carolina at Washington: WASHINGTON

Boston at Orlando: BOSTON

Sky Blue at Kansas City: KANSAS CITY

North Carolina at Chicago: DRAW

Seattle at Houston: HOUSTON

Should the Thorns win and the rest of the week break their way the table will look like this:

(*Clinched playoffs **Clinched home match #Elminated)

1 *PORTLAND 40 (Goal Difference)

2 *NORTH CAROLINA 40

3 CHICAGO 33

4 ORLANDO 32

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5 SKY BLUE 29

6 SEATTLE 27

7 KANSAS CITY 26

8 HOUSTON 26

9 #BOSTON 19

10 #WASHINGTON 19