Once a week, the Major League Soccer minds at SB Nation get together and talk about whales wrecking yachts in South Africa, over-paying for your neighbors' furniture, and things Daniel Tosh hates (which probably includes this post).
When those issues are settled, Major League Soccer's results dissected and inspected, sometimes rejected, but largely accepted. The product: a nice ordered list with graphical elements that seems to correspond to how SB Nation's MLS Soccer community sees MLS's power structure.
Again their's a royal trinity, with the Galaxy, Crew, and Real Salt Lake maintaining their perch atop the league. On the move: FC Dallas, a club on the verge of consideration as a Cup Contender.
Until the day the undead Burn finish their rise, your Week 16 Power Rankings:
How It Works: Each of the seven participants puts Major League Soccer's clubs into one of the four tiers. Teams in the top tier get three points. Next tier, two points, then one, then zilch. Voters can put as many teams into each tier as they would like. Though the vote total orders the teams, the clubs are intended to be grouped, not sorted.