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USL Western Conference Power Rankings - Week 20

Top teams and playoff hopefuls continue to break away from the pack.

The top five teams ran into a roadblock in the 20th week of USL play, combining for a 1-3-1 record, excluding the draw in a matchup between last week’s #2 San Antonio and #5 Orange County.

1 (Last Week – 1) Real Monarchs SLC (1162)

Last Week: Drew Tulsa Roughnecks (0-0), Lost to Oklahoma City Energy (0-2)

Next Week: vs #10 Colorado Springs Switchbacks (1087)

2 (2) San Antonio FC (1152)

Last Week: Drew Orange County SC (0-0)

Next Week: at #4 Reno 1868 FC (1152)

3 (3) Swope Park Rangers (1136)

Last Week: Drew Saint Louis FC (0-0)

Next Week: vs #6 Orange County SC (1113)

4 (4) Reno 1868 FC (1135)

Last Week: Lost to Oklahoma City Energy (0-1), Defeated Tulsa Roughnecks (3-2)

Next Week: vs #2 San Antonio FC (1152)

5 (6) Sacramento Republic (1119)

Last Week: Defeated Vancouver Whitecaps 2 (1-0)

Next Week: at #15 Portland Timbers 2 (1029)

6 (5) Orange County SC (1113)

Last Week: Lost to Los Angeles Galaxy II (0-1), Drew San Antonio FC (1-1)

Next Week: vs #10 Colorado Springs Switchbacks (1087), at #3 Swope Park Rangers (1135)

7 (7) Tulsa Roughnecks (1110)

Last Week: Drew Real Monarchs SLC (0-0), vs Lost to Reno 1868 FC (2-3)

Next Week: vs Saint Louis FC (1079), vs #8 Oklahoma City Energy (1104)

8 (8) Oklahoma City Energy (1104)

Last Week: Defeated Reno 1868 FC (1-0), vs Defeated Real Monarchs SLC (2-0)

Next Week: at #7 Tulsa Roughnecks (1110)

9 (9) Phoenix Rising (1094)

Last Week: Defeated Los Angeles Galaxy II (2-0)

Next Week: at #11 Rio Grande Valley Toros (1087)

10 (10) Colorado Springs Switchbacks (1087)

Last Week: Defeated Portland Timbers 2 (4-1)

Next Week: at #6 Orange County SC (1113), at #1 Real Monarchs SLC (1162)

11 (11) Rio Grande Valley (1087)

Last Week: Drew Vancouver Whitecaps 2 (3-3), Defeated Seattle Sounders 2 (4-3)

Next Week: vs #9 Phoenix Rising (1094)

12 (12) Vancouver Whitecaps 2 (1066)

Last Week: Drew Rio Grande Valley Toros (3-3), Lost to Sacramento Republic (0-1)

Next Week: at #13 Seattle Sounders 2 (1062)

13 (13) Seattle Sounders 2 (1062)

Last Week: Lost to Rio Grande Valley Toros (3-4)

Next Week: vs #12 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 (1066)

14 (14) Los Angeles Galaxy II (1059)

Last Week: Defeated Orange County SC (1-0), Lost to Phoenix Rising (0-2)

Next Week: Bye Week

15 (15) Portland Timbers 2 (1029)

Last Week: Lost to Colorado Springs Switchbacks (1-4)

Next Week: vs #5 Sacramento Republic FC (1119)

Thoughts:

As the top teams continue to perform a step above the rest of the USL West, it has started to become apparent that there are only eleven teams who have a real chance at making it to the post season in 2017. As teams start to make their final pushes, each week becomes more and more important both at the top of the table as teams compete to host a playoff match, and at the playoff bubble as teams compete to make it into the playoffs.