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): Went on the road and beat a Bethlehem side that had looked decent in recent weeks.
NYRB II (↓1): Beaten 3-0 by Pittsburgh to drop out of first.
Indy Eleven (↔): Won a tight match at home against Atlanta to continue their good form.
Nashville SC (↔): Looked on track to get three points against Ottawa before conceding a late equalizer to draw 3-3. They've scored 10 in their last three, but they're also conceding quite frequently.
North Carolina FC (↔): Went to Saint Louis and came away with a well earned point. They've pushing into the upper echelon of eastern conference sides.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (↑1): Who would have thought Pittsburgh would be a dangerous attacking side? They have 10 goals in their last three matches, and dispatched a strong New York side 3-0 to push into 6th.
Ottawa Fury FC (↓1): Went to Nashville and came back twice to earn a point. They drop a spot in the rankings although their score actually increased, due to Pittsburgh's big jump.
Louisville City FC (↔): Held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Charlotte.
Charleston Battery (↔): Playing at home against a poor Swope Park side, and only managed a 1-1 draw.
Saint Louis FC (↔): Held to a point at him by a good North Carolina side.
Loudoun United FC (↔): No match this week.
Bethlehem Steel (↔): Lost a close encounter at home to Tampa Bay.
Charlotte Independence (↔): Went to Louisville and came away with a solid point.
Memphis 901 FC (↔): No match this week.
Atlanta United 2 (↔): Put in a good performance in Indianapolis, but couldn't take any points from the match.
Swope Park Rangers (↑1): Went on the road to a really good Charleston side and earned a surprising point.
Birmingham Legion FC (↓1): Drew 2-2 at home with Hartford, dropping a spot.
Hartford Athletic (↔): After some impressive results recently, they'll be disappointed to only manage a point against Birmingham.
Phoenix Rising FC (↔): Picked up six points and scored seven goals (while down a man for 60+ minutes) to widen the gap even further between them and the rest of the West. The hottest team in USL at the moment.
Portland Timbers 2 (↑1): Won 2-0 away to Orange County to move back into second.
Sacramento Republic FC (↑4): Smashed Tulsa 6-0 to move up four spots.
Fresno FC (↑1): Held on for a 3-2 win against San Antonio.
El Paso Locomotive FC (↓3): Drop three spots after losing at home to Las Vegas.
Reno 1868 FC (↓2): Beaten 3-0 midweek by Phoenix and drop two spots.
New Mexico United (↓1): Their meltdown continues. After being alone at the top just a few weeks ago, they're down to seventh after a disappointing draw with LA Galaxy II.
Las Vegas Lights FC (↔): Went to El Paso and came away with a point. They've been up and down this season, but should be in the mix for a playoff spot.
Real Monarchs SLC (↑2): Beat a poor Colorado side on the road.
Austin Bold FC (↑2): Beat RGV on the road to keep themselves in the mix.
Rio Grande Valley FC (↓2): Drop two spots after a disappointing result at home against Las Vegas.
Orange County SC (↓2): Lost to Portland at home without putting up too much of a fight.
OKC Energy (↔): Smashed 4-1 at home by a Phoenix side that played a man down for 61 minutes.
San Antonio FC (↑1): Put up a good fight on the road against Fresno, but came away without a point.
LA Galaxy II (↑1): Fought hard for a draw against New Mexico.
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (↓2): Beaten 6-0 by a Sacramento side that had previously been struggling.
CS Switchbacks FC (↔): Beaten at home be Real Monarchs.
Tacoma Defiance (↔): No match this week.