This method of ranking team performance factors in point per game, strength of schedule, and goal difference. This isn't an attempt to predict the final table, but rather a way to measure a team's form.
Tampa Bay Rowdies (↑1): A solid 2-0 win at home over NYRBII moves them into the top spot.
NYRB II (↓1): Drop a spot after a loss in Tampa.
Nashville SC (↔): Lose points after a home draw against Charlotte, but had enough cushion to stay in 3rd.
Indy Eleven (↑3): Break into the top 4 for the first time this season with a home win against Charleston Battery.
Saint Louis FC (↓1): Held to a 0-0 draw in Louisville.
North Carolina FC (↓1): Drew 0-0 at home to Birmingham Legion.
Ottawa Fury FC (↑1): Making a push to be included in the upper echelon in the East. Went to Bethlehem and convinced in a 3-0 win.
Charleston Battery (↓2): Lost 1-0 in Indianapolis.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (↔): No game this week.
Louisville City FC (↔): Held on for a 0-0 home draw against Saint Louis in front of nearly 10,000 fans. A good performance, but they were far enough back that it can't get them out of 10th.
Bethlehem Steel (↑1): Lost 3-0 at home to Ottawa, but move up a spot as teams around them dropped points as well.
Loudoun United FC (↓1): Lost at home to Hartford, who have been far and away the worst side in the East this season.
Birmingham Legion FC (↑3): Went to North Carolina and came home with a point.
Atlanta United 2 (↓1): Held to a draw away to Swope Park.
Charlotte Independence (↔): Got a solid point in Nashville, but it wasn't enough to get out of 15th.
Memphis 901 FC (↑1): No game this week.
Swope Park Rangers (↓3): Drew 1-1 at home with a fairly average Atlanta side.
Hartford Athletic (↔): Got their first ever win away to Loudon United. Still by themselves at the bottom, but they could end up being better than they've looked so far.
New Mexico United (↔): The top scoring side in all USL picked up a 3-1 win in Colorado.
Phoenix Rising FC (↑5): Got a 4-0 win against Las Vegas to shoot up to second.
Fresno FC (↓1): No game this week.
Portland Timbers 2 (↔): No game this week.
Reno 1868 FC (↓2): Drop two spots after drawing 1-1 away to a terrible Tacoma side.
El Paso Locomotive FC (↑7): This weeks' big movers after a 3-1 win against Sacramento.
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (↓1): Drew 1-1 in San Antonio.
Austin Bold FC (↔): Drew 2-2 away to Orange County.
Orange County SC (↑1): Move up a spot after drawing Austin.
Real Monarchs SLC (↑1): Drew 1-1 in Oklahoma City.
Rio Grande Valley FC (↑1): Drew 2-2 with Los Dos.
Las Vegas Lights FC (↓5): Drop five spots after getting thrashed by Phoenix.
Sacramento Republic FC (↓4): A 3-1 loss against El Paso sends them crashing down to 13th.
OKC Energy (↔): Drew 1-1 with Real Monarchs.
San Antonio FC (↔): Drew 1-1 with Tulsa.
LA Galaxy II (↔): Drew 2-2 with RGV Toros
CS Switchbacks FC (↔): Beaten at home 3-1 by New Mexico.
Tacoma Defiance (↔): Picked up a point at home against Reno, but still in a class of their own at the bottom.
The above power rankings are a look at current form. These projected tables are simply based on points per game at home and away. These will fluctuate a lot week-to-week.