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USL League One Power Rankings - Week 25

By ETHAN TRIEBSCH -, 09/08/23, 9:15PM EDT


Owls fly to top of Power Rankings for first time since Week 3

The race for the Players’ Shield is in full swing as North Carolina, Northern Colorado, Omaha and Charlotte duke it out at the top.

Can Knoxville jump back into a playoff position? Is Lexington out of time? Tell us why your club should rank higher and keep the conversation going on Twitter at @USLLeagueOne.

Biggest Movers






1 Union Omaha
Week 26: v. NC (4-3), v. RIC
Last Week: 2
The Owls have set an all-time league record with their seventh consecutive win, which came against first-place NCFC, no less. Omaha are on fire as of late and it wouldn’t be a shock to see them finish atop the table by the final day of the regular season.
2 Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC
Week 26: v. LEX (3-2), v. TRM
Last Week: 3
Northern Colorado have won three consecutive matches to position itself just one point behind North Carolina on the table. Assuming they take care of Tormenta FC, they have a shot to overtake NCFC atop the table this weekend.
3 North Carolina FC
Week 26: @ OMA (4-3), @ GVL
Last Week: 1
A tough loss to Omaha isn’t the end of the world, but with the Owls and the Hailstorm heating up down the stretch, NCFC need to put together a few more wins.
4 Charlotte Independence
Week 26: v. CHA

Last Week: 4
With one of the easier remaining schedules in the league, Charlotte should lock up a spot in the postseason here within the next few weeks, barring some sort of implosion.
5 One Knoxville SC
Week 26: @ MAD
Last Week: 6
A positive result against a struggling FMFC side this weekend would extend the recent success of Knoxville and position the first-year League One side in a good spot heading into the final weeks of the season.
6 Greenville Triumph SC
Week 26: v. NC
Last Week: 8
A 1-2-2 five-match stretch has allowed Greenville to hover just above the playoff line. With the second-easiest schedule remaining, Greenville should be able to lock up its fifth consecutive postseason appearance soon.
7 Forward Madison FC
Week 26: v. KNX
Last Week: 5
Close to recording its best-ever season, the ‘Mingos have suffered a tough stretch of three losses and one draw. If they can’t take down a surging Knoxville side, Madison will be bumped out of a playoff position for the first time since early June.
8 South Georgia Tormenta FC
Week 26: v. KNX
Last Week: 7
Some high-scoring draws and head-scratching losses have seemingly cemented the defending champions’ position just outside of a playoff position. The Ibises have work to do in their handful or remaining matches to make something of their title-defending season.
9 Lexington SC
Week 26: @ CV

Last Week: 9
Lexington have a big opportunity this weekend to grab three more points and extend its postseason hopes in just its first-ever campaign. LSC is just a few wins away from positioning itself within just a few points of a playoff position.
10 Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
Week 26: @ CLT

Last Week: 10
The Red Wolves have put together a nice little run to wrap up the regular season. Unfortunately, it’s looking nearly impossible for the 2022 finalists to jump back into the playoff conversation.
11 Richmond Kickers
Week 26: @ OMA

Last Week: 11
A year after claiming the Players’ Shield with the most points in the league, nothing has been going the way of the Kickers. A 10-match winless run has nearly confirmed the side’s elimination from postseason contention.
12 Central Valley Fuego FC
Week 26: v. MAD

Last Week: 12
Central Valley have failed to claim a win in eight consecutive contests. A loss or draw this weekend will likely eliminate the second-year side’s slim postseason hopes.

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