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SBNhanced Power Rankings: Major League Soccer, Week 14

There is a lead three in Major League Soccer, and with it, still a lead one. Los Angeles continues to lead the top group in SB Nation Soccer's Enhanced Power Rankings, with Columbus and Real Salt Lake also consensus picks at the table's top.

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Once a week, the Major League Soccer minds at SB Nation get together and talk about minor ethical breaches in sub-Saharan Africa, the correlation between actor height and recognition at the Emmy Awards, Spain and the World Cup, and (of course) LeBron James.

When those issues are settled, Major League Soccer's results are correlated and flagellated, then dehydrated and partially hydrogenated.  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.

No surprises in this week's top tier, with the community in accordance on Los Angeles, Columbus and Salt Lake.  Also receiving first tier votes were New York and Colorado, while there is an ever-growing collection of clubs congregating at the chart's cellar.

For the class that graduated June 2010, your SBNhanced Power Rankings:

The Cup Contenders
Los Angeles Galaxy

Los Angeles Galaxy


100% (21 out of 21 points)
Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew


100% (21 out of 21 points)
Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake


100% (21 out of 21 points)
Postseason, But Little More
Red Bull New York

Red Bull New York


76% (16 out of 21 points)
Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids


67% (15 out of 21 points)
FC Dallas

FC Dallas


52% (11 out of 21 points)
Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire


52% (11 out of 21 points)
Toronto FC

Toronto FC


52% (11 out of 21 points)
"Playoffs? Playoffs?"
San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes


48% (10 out of 21 points)
Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo


38% (8 out of 21 points)
Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders


29% (6 out of 21 points)
And with the third pick in the 2011 MLS Superdraft ...
DC United

DC United


10% (2 out of 21 points)
Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union


10% (2 out of 21 points)
Kansas City Wizards

Kansas City Wizards


5% (1 out of 21 points)
Chivas USA

Chivas USA


0% (0 out of 21 points)
New England Revolution

New England Revolution


0% (0 out of 21 points)

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.