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USL League One Power Rankings – Week 20

By Staff, 08/12/19, 5:15PM EDT


There’s a new No. 1 as Triumph SC maintains its push for the postseason

The 2019 USL League One Power Rankings are compiled each week by staff writers John Arlia and Nicholas Murray. Check back every Monday during the regular season to see who’s hot, and who’s not, as the first season in the league’s history progresses.

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1 Greenville Triumph SC
Week 20: W, 3-1 @TOR
Week 21: MAD
Last Week: 2
Greenville is just below the playoff line for now, but with four wins in its last five games that could change quickly. Big game with Madison at home on Saturday.
2 Lansing Ignite FC
Week 20: --
Week 21: @ORL
Last Week: 3
Lansing should be happy with this weekend’s results, which kept it in second place and saw North Texas fail to create a serious gap at the top of the standings.
3 Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
Week 20: W, 2-1 @TRM
Week 21: NTX
Last Week: 4
The Red Wolves have a top-two finish in their sights after defeating South Georgia and would pull within a point of North Texas at the top if they can earn victory on Saturday.
4 Forward Madison FC
Week 20: L, 0-1 RIC
Week 21: @GVL
Last Week: 1
Madison’s loss to Richmond saw the Flamingos slide back below the playoff line, which makes Saturday’s trip to Greenville a crucial contest.
5 North Texas SC
Week 20: T, 1-1 TUC
Week 21: @CHT

Last Week: 5
North Texas found the net just in time to earn a point against Tucson but is still winless in its last four outings overall as it heads back to Chattanooga, which is undefeated at home this season.
6 FC Tucson
Week 20: T, 1-1 @NTX
Week 21: --
Last Week: 7
The gap to the playoff positions is now six points after FCT failed to hold its lead against North Texas, but Saturday brings the end of the club’s six-game road trip before a home-heavy end to the season.
7 Richmond Kickers
Week 20: W, 1-0 @MAD
Week 21: TOR
Last Week: 8
Three consecutive victories, including a road win against a Madison side that was on a good streak of its own, makes it a nine-point gap to the playoff positions. The Kickers couldn’t pull this off, could they?
8 South Georgia Tormenta FC
Week 20: L, 2-1 CHT
Week 21: --
Last Week: 6
Tormenta FC is still above the playoffs line, but it feels like Saturday’s game with FC Tucson is a must-win if only to boost the club’s spirits ahead of the final stretch.
9 Toronto FC II
Week 20: L, 1-3 GVL
Week 21: @RIC

Last Week: 9
TFC II was 4-0-3 with a +8-goal differential at home through July 19. Since then it’s gone 0-3-0 and conceded nine goals in the process to make playoff contention a longshot.
10 Orlando City B
Week 20: --
Week 21: LAN

Last Week: 10
OCB got the week off, which all things considered was probably for the best. Lansing visits on Friday night.

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