We're entering the summer months and things are heating up in the USL Eastern Conference. Let's see how last week's Eastern Conference action impacted our power rankings.
These rankings are accurate as of Tuesday night's Harrisburg v FC Montreal and Louisville City v Toronto FC II matches.
Important to note on our rankings: 1100 is considered an average club, with tiebreakers going to the club that has played more matches.
1 (Last Week- 1). Louisville City (1159)
Last Week: Won 1-0 @ Rochester on Saturday
This Week: Won 4-1 vs Toronto FC II (Tuesday), vs FC Cincinnati (Saturday)
Louisville started the week with a statement win over Toronto FC II. King's Cup rival, FC Cincinnati, comes to town Saturday.
2 (2). New York Red Bulls II (1136)
Last Week: Draw 2-2 @ Orlando City B on Sunday
This Week: vs Wilmington (Sunday)
The Baby Bulls hold tight in second after a hard fought draw against Orlando City B.
3 (3). FC Cincinnati (1132)
Last Week: Won 2-1 vs Toronto FC II on Saturday
This Week: @ Louisville City (Saturday)
Saturday looms as FC Cincinnati travels down the Ohio River to King's Cup rival, Louisville City, in what looks to be the biggest Eastern Conference match of the season thus far.
4 (5). Charleston (1114)
Last Week: Won 1-0 vs Harrisburg on Saturday
This Week: @ Toronto FC II (Sunday)
The Battery move back into the top third of the rankings with a return to form win over Harrisburg.
5 (7). Charlotte (1111)
Last Week: Won 1-0 vs Richmond on Saturday
This Week: @ Harrisburg (Friday)
Charlotte moves up two spots in this week's rankings after snapping their recent winless streak with three points over the Kickers,
6 (4). Rochester (1108)
Last Week: Lost 1-0 vs Louisville City on Saturday
This Week: vs Pittsburgh (Saturday)
After a reverse of last season's Eastern Conference final, Rochester takes the biggest fall of the week, dropping out of the top four.
T7 (6). Richmond (1104)
Last Week: Lost 1-0 @ Charlotte on Saturday
This Week: vs Bethlehem (Saturday)
With only one win in their last five, Richmond will be looking to bounce back this Saturday against Bethlehem.
T7 (8). Wilmington (1104)
Last Week: Draw 1-1 vs Bethlehem on Friday
This Week: @ New York Red Bulls II (Sunday)
A draw on Friday extends Wilmington's unbeaten streak to four. Next up for the club from the Port City is a trip up the eastern seaboard to face the high flying New York Red Bulls II.
9 (9). Bethlehem (1095)
Last Week: Draw 1-1 @ Wilmington on Friday
This Week: @ Richmond (Saturday)
Bethlehem takes four points from their trip through North Carolina and holds steady at ninth. Next up is a trip to Richmond.
10 (11). Orlando City B (1083)
Last Week: Draw 2-2 vs New York Red Bulls II on Sunday
This Week: @ FC Montreal (Sunday)
With their 2-2 draw over the Baby Bulls, Orlando City B have now scored in ten straight matches. Their sustained success in the final third helped them leapfrog Harrisburg in this week's rankings.
11 (10). Harrisburg (1075)
Last Week: Lost 1-0 @ Charleston on Saturday
This Week: Lost 3-2 vs FC Montreal (Tuesday), vs Charlotte (Friday)
The City Islanders have now lost five straight and are in danger of dropping into the bottom three both in the league standings and in our rankings.
12 (13). Pittsburgh (1073)
Last Week: Won 2-1 vs FC Montreal on Saturday
This Week: @ Rochester (Saturday)
Pittsburgh posted their first win of the Dave Brandt era with solid performance against FC Montreal, enough to move them up a spot in the rankings. Next up is a trip up north to Rochester, who surely do not want to give Brandt his second win.
13 (12). Toronto FC II (1061)
Last Week: Draw 1-1 vs FC Montreal on Wednesday, Lost 2-1 @ FC Cincinnati on Saturday
This Week: Lost 4-1 @ Louisville City (Tuesday), vs Charleston (Sunday)
One point out of a possible six last week and one loss already in the books yesterday saw Toronto FC II fall one spot. TFC II end the week by facing their third straight top four club as they welcome Charleston to the Great White North.
14 (14). FC Montreal (1056)
Last Week: Draw 1-1 @ Toronto FC II on Wednesday, Lost 2-1 @ Pittsburgh on Saturday
This Week: Won 3-2 @ Harrisburg (Tuesday), vs Orlando City B (Sunday)
After notching only their second win of the season on Tuesday, FC Montreal now return home and look to move out of the cellar with a third.
Rochester falls out of the top four in their loss to rankings leader, Louisville City. Charleston took advantage of this result to move back up into the fourth spot.
Charlotte make the biggest move of the week, moving up two spots after snapping their winless streak.
Two straight losses send Toronto FC II back into the bottom two. FC Montreal can make their first trip out of last place with a good result this weekend.
What are your thoughts on this week's rankings? Which club can make a run as we enter the dog days of summer? Can anyone catch Louisville? Let us know what you think in the comments below!