The Ever-So-Subjective-MLS-Teams-We Like Meter is out, also known as the MLS Power Rankings. Lo and behold, the Colorado Rapids are #2 behind (drum roll, please) the Toronto Irwin-Moors (Toronto FC). Their explanation:
A huge jump for the top team in the Supporters' Shield standings... and yes, that means the Power Rankings Politburo is finally on board. The Rapids just keep finding a way to get it done.
Yippity-skippity! Seriously, I'm glad we're getting some love. Considering everything the pundits (and the media)(and the Burgundy Wave) were saying about this offseason; and considering how the Rapids started the season #20 out of 20 in the power rankings--this is a nice position for the fans. A welcomed change.
One wonders if Toronto FC didn't have 16 of the final 25 at home if they would rank the Rapids at #1. As we've always established, prognosticating about the future trajectory of a team is an exercise in futility.
And really, what rankings matter more--power rankings by the MLS staff, or being atop the Supporters Shield this far in the season.
Here are my questions:
- Do these rankings and the rationale behind them bother you or do you shrug them off?
- What do the Rapids have to do to be #1 in those rankings, even as we sit two points free on top?