The top and bottom mostly held in Week 4, but the middle remains a bumper cars ride.
Baltimore left the Land of the Undefeated, but fell just one spot to 4. San Diego slid into their spot at 3 after an impressive win over Ontario improved their record to 4-0.
Sonora, Cedar Rapids, Harrisburg and Ontario had their share of struggles allowing Florida to make the big leap up into the 5 slot. The Heat and Rampage earned the first Power Rankings tie at 7. Harrisburg has the superior record, but the weaker schedule to date, and lost to Cedar Rapids on Saturday. All of these teams are very tentatively perched in the Top 10 and could be overtaken by Kansas City, Tacoma, El Paso, or even Syracuse in the next few weeks.
This week features just two games: Sonora at El Paso on November 25 and St. Louis at Cedar Rapids on November 26. Sonora and Cedar Rapids could fall multiple places with a loss.
|A split against 34-6 all-time Sonora would have been an achievement, but Monterrey swept the home-and-home.|
|San Diego beat Ontario going away, 8-0, for the first home shutout of the modern Sockers era.|
|The Blast split a pair of one-goal games against divisional foes.|
|The Tropics leapfrogged a three-team pileup with an eye-opening win against Baltimore.|
|The Soles were 17-3 in each of their first two seasons but are off to an 0-2 start after back-to-back losses to Monterrey. New goalkeeper Bernaldino Valdivinos may help them get back on track.|
|The Rampage may have saved their season by rallying from a 6-4 deficit to beat a shorthanded Heat team, 8-6. A loss to St. Louis Sunday would plunge them several spots.|
|The Heat are without several key players but may have little room for error in the competitive Eastern Division.|
|The Fury are trying to survive a five game road trip but crumbled in San Diego.|
|The Stars only get to play Turlock two more times this season.|
|Saturday’s game, hosting Sonora, could be a good gauge of how much El Paso has improved.|
|Close, but Syracuse is a cigar-free zone right now. There is potential there.|
|Two of their three losses have come down to the final minutes, but the franchise is lugging a 17-game losing streak.|
|Winless, and carrying the worst goal differential in the MASL.|
|If games were 40 minutes long Turlock might be able to generally hang with anyone (but they’re not).|