Among the movers in this week's edition of the SNA PDL Power Rankings are the Dayton Dutch Lions, MPS Portland Phoenix and Albany BWP Highlanders, who each moved up at least four places in the rankings.
The biggest change in the Top 10 came courtesy of a head-to-head meeting. Previously at number 10, Dayton posted a 2-1 victory against the Chicago Fire. After a scoreless first half, Den Ouden provided a goal and an assist to propel the Dutch Lions to the victory. Losses also by Ottawa and Reading opened the door for Dayton to move up four places to number 6.
Ottawa's defeat came at the hands of the Phoenix, who jumped from 12 to 8 in the rankings. MPS Portland's 2-0 victory ended a 24-game unbeaten streak for Ottawa, who stemmed off a deep drop by picking up a 1-0 win in New Hampshire, where the Phantoms had only allowed eight goals heading into the match.
Further down on last week's list, Albany jumped seven spots from number 18 by following up a 1-1 draw against Westchester with a 3-1 victory over Long Island, who was standing at 11 before the weekend. The result nearly doubled the Rough Riders' goals allowed total as they came into the contest with only four on their ledger. Teodoro Popolizio scored twice and David Clemens provided the other strike for the Highlanders in the win.
SNA PDL Power Rankings
1 – Portland Timbers U23s (9-0-0): Idle
2 – Kitsap Pumas (8-1-1): If they had been further down the list, the 2-0 win over Victoria and 1-1 draw against Vancouver would have pushed them up.
3 – Baton Rouge Capitals (7-0-3): A pair of wins, 3-1 and 2-0, at Fort Lauderdale.
4 – Mississippi Brilla (5-0-3): Simple weekend with 2-0 win against Nashville.
5 – Orange County Blue Star (8-0-3): Idle
6 – Dayton Dutch Lions (5-1-5): Defeated Chicago 2-1.
7 – Forest City London (5-1-2): Posted a big 6-1 win over Indiana.
8 - MPS Portland Phoenix (5-1-3): Ended Ottawa's 24-game regular season unbeaten streak with 2-0 win and defeated Brooklyn 3-1.
9 – Chicago Fire (7-3-1): Stayed in the same spot due to two teams dropping below and two moving above combined with the fact that the 2-1 loss was at Dayton.
10 – Reading United (7-1-2): Played to a 2-2 draw against Ocean City.
The Rest of the Best: 11 Ottawa Fury; 12 Albany BWP Highlanders; 13 Cincinnati Kings; 14 Michigan Bucks; 15 Central Florida Kraze; 16 DFW Tornados; 17 Atlanta Blackhawks; 18 Long Island Rough Riders; 19 West Texas United Sockers; 20 Thunder Bay Chill; 21 Victoria Highlanders; 22 Rochester Thunder; 23 Real Colorado Foxes; 24 Ironbound Express; 25 Hollywood United Hitmen