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USL League One Power Rankings – Week 23

By Staff, 09/02/19, 3:00PM EDT


North Texas, Tucson move up after big wins in postseason race

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 Lansing Ignite FC
Week 23: --
Week 24: @TUC

Last Week: 1
Ignite saw its chances at a first-place finish drop a little thanks to North Texas’ big week, but a home semifinal is still at hand for the side as it returns to action this week.
2 Greenville Triumph SC
Week 23: W, 1-0 @MAD
Week 24: @RIC

Last Week: 2
Greenville not only took the victory it needed in Madison, but then saw the rest of the weekend’s results go very favorably for its playoff chances.
3 North Texas SC
Week 23: W, 5-0 TRM, W, 2-0 TOR
Week 24: @ORL
Last Week: 4
Two wins on the week means a five-point lead with a game in hand on Lansing for first place. Hard to see NTSC dropping from the top spot now.
4 FC Tucson
Week 23: W, 1-0 CHT
Week 24: LAN
Last Week: 5
Jordan Jones has scored in four consecutive games and has given Tucson legitimate reason for hope a playoff berth can be earned as it continues its homestand this weekend.
5 Forward Madison FC
Week 23: L, 0-1 GVL
Week 24: TRM
Last Week: 3
Madison sits fourth in the standings when it comes to maximum available points, but the loss to Greenville and Tucson’s win has put the pressure on the Flamingos.
6 Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
Week 23: L, 0-1 @TUC
Week 24: @TOR

Last Week: 6
The Red Wolves’ run of three games without a win couldn’t have come at a worse moment. A response is sorely needed on the road against Toronto on Friday.
7 Richmond Kickers
Week 23: W, 4-1 @TRM
Week 24: GVL
Last Week: 8
The Kickers romped past Tormenta FC thanks to Joe Gallardo and Dennis Chin but are going to need much more where that came from to get into the playoff picture.
8 South Georgia Tormenta FC
Week 23: L, 0-5 @NTX, L, 1-4 RIC
Week 24: @MAD
Last Week: 7
The numbers say Tormenta FC is still right in this playoff race. The formbook does not agree at all.
9 Toronto FC II
Week 23: L, 0-2 @NTX
Week 24: CHT

Last Week: 9
Closing in on two months without a victory, TFC II likely can’t make the playoffs anymore, but it’s going to have a lot of teams rooting for it against Chattanooga on Friday.
10 Orlando City B
Week 23: --
Week 24: NTX

Last Week: 10
OCB got a week off to prepare for a visit from North Texas on Friday night, but it’s still going to be a massive challenge to break this losing streak.

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