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.
NYRB II (↑1): Won 3-1 in Atlanta to claim the top spot. They've scored the most goals in the East, and are only three points behind Tampa Bay with a game in hand.
Tampa Bay Rowdies (↓1): Their bid for undefeated season had to end sometime, but it was disappointing to see them beaten so easily, losing 3-1 at home to North Carolina.
Nashville SC (↑1): Went to Philadelphia and beat Bethlehem Steel 4-1. Haven't lost in five league matches.
Indy Eleven (↓1): Got a solid 3-0 win in Memphis to stay in the top four.
North Carolina FC (↔): Got possibly their best result of the season, handing Tampa Bay their first loss of the year on the road.
Ottawa Fury FC (↔): Drew 2-2 in Pittsburgh.
Louisville City FC (↑1): After a slow start to the season, they've quietly moved up the table and our rankings. Beat Loudoun 2-1 at home.
Saint Louis FC (↓1): After a really strong start to the season, they've really dropped off, losing on the road to last-placed Hartford.
Charleston Battery (↔): Won 3-1 at home over Birmingham.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (↔): Held on for a 2-2 draw at home against Ottawa.
Loudoun United FC (↑1): Came close to getting points in Louisville, losing a hard fought 2-1 match.
Atlanta United 2 (↓1): Dropped points at home against New York.
Birmingham Legion FC (↔): Lost 3-1 at home against Charleston.
Bethlehem Steel (↔): Blew out in the second half to lose 4-1 against Nashville.
Memphis 901 FC (↔): They continue to struggle at home, losing 3-0 to Indy.
Charlotte Independence (↓1): Drew 0-0 against Swope Park.
Swope Park Rangers (↔): Getting close to dropping into last place after a 0-0 draw against Charlotte.
Hartford Athletic (↔): Still in last place, but getting closer to the rest of the league with another good result, this time over a pretty strong Saint Louis side.
Phoenix Rising FC (↑1): Take over the top spot in the West after a 5-0 destruction of Tulsa.
New Mexico United (↓1): Drew 1-1 with OKC Energy before losing 3-0 at home to Sacramento.
Portland Timbers 2 (↑1): Drew 2-2 in Austin to move back into third.
El Paso Locomotive FC (↑2): They've moved up the rankings in recent weeks, into 4th after a 3-0 win over LA Galaxy II.
Reno 1868 FC (↓2): Lost on the road to San Antonio.
Fresno FC (↓1): Drop a spot after a 1-1 home draw with OKC.
Sacramento Republic FC (↑4): They've been up and down so far this season, but trending up after a strong 3-0 away win over New Mexico.
Orange County SC (↓1): Dropped a spot after a 1-1 draw with Las Vegas. In reality, though, it was a good result. They played down a man for the whole second half and scored a late equalizer.
Austin Bold FC (↔): Drew 2-2 with Portland.
Real Monarchs SLC (↑2): Moving up the rankings with a 5-3 win over RGV Toros.
OKC Energy (↑2): Picked up two good points against New Mexico and Fresno.
Rio Grande Valley FC (↓2): Scored three but gave up five against Real Monarchs.
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (↓5): Thrashed by Phoenix and drop five spots.
San Antonio FC (↑2): They've struggled this season, but god a good 3-2 result over Reno.
Las Vegas Lights FC (↓1): Couldn't get three points at home, despite having a man advantage for 45 minutes.
LA Galaxy II (↓1): Lost on the road to El Paso.
CS Switchbacks FC (↔): Won 3-0 over Tacoma, but were far enough behind LA that it didn't change their ranking.
Tacoma Defiance (↔): After a slight improvement in recent weeks, they reverted back to their norm, losing 3-0 on the road to Colorado.
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.