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 (↔): Beat Swope Park 3-1 on the road to strengthen their lead on the top.
Indy Eleven (↔): No match this week.
NYRB II (↔): Drew at home against Ottawa, despite playing a man up for nearly 70 minutes.
North Carolina FC (↔): Drew 1-1 at home with Charlotte Independence.
Nashville SC (↔): Dropped points on the road for the second week in a row, losing 2-1 in Louisville. Their record against teams in playoff position is abysmal.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (↔): Didn't score as much as they have lately, but got another win, beating Bethlehem 1-0.
Ottawa Fury FC (↔): Went down a man in the 24th minute, but hung on for a draw in New York.
Louisville City FC (↔): Continued a good run of form, coming from behind to beat Nashville 2-1.
Charleston Battery (↔): No match this week.
Saint Louis FC (↔): Drew 1-1 with Loudoun. They're getting close to dropping out of the top 10.
Loudoun United FC (↔): Pulled off a 2-2 draw in Saint Louis. Don't bet against them making the playoffs. They've played the fewest matches in the conference and have a home-heavy schedule to close out the season.
Charlotte Independence (↑1): Move up a spot after a draw on the road against a highly-ranked North Carolina side.
Bethlehem Steel (↓1): Drop a spot after losing to Pittsburgh.
Memphis 901 FC (↔): Got their first home win of the season, blowing out Hartford 4-1.
Swope Park Rangers (↔): Didn't go down easily, but ended up losing 3-1 to Tampa Bay at home.
Atlanta United 2 (↔): No match this week after their game was postponed due to weather.
Birmingham Legion FC (↔): No match this week.
Hartford Athletic (↔): After a bit of a resurgence, they've regressed to the team they were at the start of the year. They haven't won in their last four matches, in which they've conceded 12 goals.
Phoenix Rising FC (↔): No match this week, but still comfortably ahead of the pack.
Fresno FC (↔): Beat Sacramento 1-0 in a heated match to hold onto second place.
Reno 1868 FC (↔): Beat RGV Toros to widen the gap between them and fourth place.
Portland Timbers 2 (↔): Scored an equalizer in the 98th minute against a nine-man Tulsa side to hang onto fourth place.
Sacramento Republic FC (↔): Still in fourth after a narrow loss to Fresno.
El Paso Locomotive FC (↔): Drew 1-1 with OKC Energy.
Real Monarchs SLC (↑2): Move up two spots after beating New Mexico United 1-0.
New Mexico United (↔): Still in eight after losing to Real Monarchs.
Austin Bold FC (↓): Drop a spot after losing 3-0 to San Antonio.
Las Vegas Lights FC (↔): Held to a 2-2 draw by LA Galaxy II.
OKC Energy (↑1): Move up a spot after a 1-1 draw with a good El Paso side.
San Antonio FC (↑2): Jump two spots after beating Austin 3-0 at home.
Orange County SC (↔): Won 2-1 on the road in Colorado.
Rio Grande Valley FC (↓3): Drop three spots after getting blown out 4-0 by Reno and drawing with Tacoma. Not a great week.
LA Galaxy II (↔): Drew 2-2 with Las Vegas.
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (↔): Came close to pulling off a late win over Portland, but lost their composure in stoppage time.
CS Switchbacks FC (↔): Lost to Orange County at home.
Tacoma Defiance (↔): Held on for a draw against RGV Toros at home. The point moves their total score up ever so slightly, but they're still all on their own at the bottom.