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USL Eastern Conference Power Rankings, Week 18

After an exciting week of Eastern Conference action, check where your favorite club is in the newest edition of our Power Rankings!

Let the push for the playoffs commence! After a week of soccer in the Eastern Conference, let's see how it all looks in this week's power rankings.

Remember, 1100 is considered an average club, with tiebreakers going to the club that has played more matches.

These rankings are accurate through Sunday's Orlando City B v Wilmington Hammerheads FC match.

Rankings

1 (Last Week- 1). Louisville City (1167)

Last Week: Lost 0-2 @ FC Cincinnati on Saturday

This Week: vs Orlando City B (Saturday)

After suffering only their second loss of the season last Saturday, Louisville will look to regain momentum in a match against Orlando City B this Saturday.

2 (2). New York Red Bulls II (1158)

Last Week: Won 2-1 @ FC Cincinnati on Wednesday, Lost 2-3 vs Charleston on Saturday

This Week: @ Richmond (Saturday)

A step forward with a win over FC Cincinnati, a step back with the loss to Charleston. New York Red Bulls II occupy the same position in rank and rating as a week ago.

3 (3). FC Cincinnati (1139)

Last Week: Lost 1-2 vs New York Red Bulls II on Wednesday, Won 2-0 vs Louisville on Saturday

This Week: vs Charleston (Saturday)

FC Cincinnati hold onto the third spot for another week after recording their first victory over River Cities Cup rival Louisville on Saturday.

4 (4). Charleston Battery (1132)

Last Week: Won 3-2 @ New York Red Bulls II on Saturday

This Week: @ FC Cincinnati (Saturday)

After posting a big win over a top two club in the East, Charleston now have a chance move into the top three with a win over FC Cincinnati.

5 (5). Rochester Rhinos (1124)

Last Week: Drew 1-1 @ Toronto FC II on Wednesday, Drew 1-1 @ Bethlehem on Sunday

This Week: @ Harrisburg (Friday)

Rochester has enjoyed very consistent play over the past few weeks with an unbeaten streak currently at seven games.

6 (6). Richmond Kickers (1123)

Last Week: Won 3-0 vs Toronto FC II on Saturday

This Week: vs New York Red Bulls II (Saturday)

Having posted a shutout in four of their last five matches - with three consecutive wins - Richmond are starting to heat up at the right time for a playoff push.

7 (7). Charlotte Independence (1119)

Last Week: Won 3-0 @ Pittsburgh on Saturday

This Week: @ FC Montreal (Saturday)

Charlotte put an end to their recent winless streak with three goal shutout win over Pittsburgh. The North Carolina side can now look forward to another potentially big offensive showing against lowly FC Montreal.

8 (8). Bethlehem Steel FC (1094)

Last Week: Lost 0-1 vs Harrisburg on Thursday, Drew 1-1 vs Rochester on Sunday

This Week: vs Toronto FC II (Sunday)

Bethlehem took a small step back in the middle of a recent home-stand, only earning a point out of a possible six this week.

9 (10). Wilmington Hammerheads FC (1093)

Last Week: Drew 2-2 @ Orlando City B on Sunday

This Week: vs Pittsburgh (Saturday)

Liam Miller's goal late provided a much needed point for a shorthanded Hammerheads side, moving them up a spot.

10 (9). Orlando City B (1092)

Last Week: Drew 2-2 vs Wilmington on Sunday

This Week: @ Louisville City (Saturday)

Despite being a man up for a majority of the second half, Orlando City B walked away with a disappointing draw this week.

11 (12). Harrisburg City Islanders (1060)

Last Week: Won 1-0 @ Bethlehem on Thursday

This Week: vs Rochester (Friday)

After a long, nine match winless streak, the City Islanders have won two straight. A match against one of the East's most consistent clubs looms on Friday.

12 (11). Toronto FC II (1053)

Last Week: Drew 1-1 vs Rochester on Wednesday, Lost 0-3 @ Richmond on Saturday

This Week: @ Bethlehem (Sunday)

Toronto FC II fall a spot in our rankings after only taking a single point out of six possible.

13 (13). Pittsburgh Riverhounds (1037)

Last Week: Lost 0-3 vs Charlotte on Saturday

This Week: @ Wilmington (Saturday)

With yet another shutout loss, the Riverhounds are looking lost on offense. They will hope to jump-start their scoring with a trip to Wilmington on Saturday.

14 (14). FC Montreal (1026)

Last Week: Bye Week

This Week: vs Charlotte (Saturday)

The bye week leaves FC Montreal with a chance to regroup as they welcome Charlotte to Quebec on Saturday.

Notable

Though the top six has stayed very consistent over the past weeks, FC Cincinnati vs Charleston this upcoming week has a chance to change the landscape at the top.

In a recent change of form, Harrisburg has been making the slow climb out of the bottom, moving up a spot for another consecutive week.

What are your thoughts on this week's rankings? What clubs have the potential to change up the top half of the rankings? Let us know in the comments below!