power rankings: UPSL georgia, week 10

We had a crazy week over in Georgia, even with a less full schedule than normal.

There was a pretty shocking 2-2 result, and then there was the totally shocking 22-0 result. Yep. It happened. Let’s just get into it.

the rankings

  1. Kalonji Pro-Profile, +1 from last week (W 22-0 over Stone Mountain). I mean, how were we not going to put them in first after this? Twenty-two goals. In one match. There are teams in the division who won’t reach that number after all ten matches this season. So yeah, that’s a pretty big statement. They could be the team that represents the league in the natty, and if they are, they’ll be ready to strike against whoever they match up against.
  2. FC Matata, -1 from last week (W 6-4 over ATLetic). Since their opening-day clean sheet, Matata have conceded at least two goals in every match and given up four or more on three separate occasions. The defense is troubling at the moment, but at the same time, they keep on winning, so it’s hard to fault them. They have a draw with Kalonji, and it’s looking like that could be a rare point stolen from the high-flying side in black and yellow.
  3. LSA Limeño, +0 from last week (D 2-2 with Potros). All in all, that’s an awful result from the Salvadoran side. They were up a man for a large swath of this match, and actually ended up playing 11v9 for a short piece of time. Still, they managed to cough up a two-goal lead and what should have been a sure three points. Now, they need to fight tooth and nail for that third Divisional Cup auto-spot.
  4. Atletico Atlanta, +1 from last week (W 3-0 over Forest Rovers). This was a needed win for Atletico, but it doesn’t fully stop the bleeding. The Diaza-outfitted club still have lots of work to do, but it started with this win this week.
  5. Atlanta Elephants, -1 from last week (no match). Elephants are in position to grab fourth if they can beat Atletico this weekend.
  6. Potros FC, +0 from last week (D 2-2 with LSA). It was a deserved draw for Potros after they showed spirit and fought against adversity in the form of multiple red cards and a 2-1 deficit to steal a point. If they play like this in the playoffs, they could well get a first-round upset…
  7. Seas Jamaica United, +0 from last week (no match). Seas have just one more match on the calendar, and they shouldn’t expect to get anything from it: it’s a battle with Kalonji. After Potros’ surprise draw with LSA, that means they’d drop to seventh and play the second seed in the first round of the playoffs.
  8. Rovers FC, +0 from last week (no match). Rovers should still be safe from the drop at this point.
  9. Club ATLetic, +0 from last week (L 4-6 to Matata). ATLetic still need to get at least a point from somewhere, but assuming Forest Rovers doesn’t get a result against Elephants in their final match, a single point could be all ATLetic needs to survive.
  10. Forest Rovers, +0 from last week (L 0-3 to Atletico). Forest aren’t out of the woods yet, but they still have that valuable single-point advantage over ATLetic right now. They’ll be hoping Rovers get all three points against ATLetic this upcoming week.
  11. FC Stone Mountain, +0 from last week (L 0-22 to Kalonji). This was a match to forget in a season to forget for Stone Mountain. Here’s to hoping they turn things around in the second tier next year.

actual table

  1. FC Matata – 20 pts, +12 GD. Form: WDWWW
  2. Kalonji Pro-Profile – 19 pts, +33 GD. Form: WWWWW
  3. LSA Limeño – 16 pts, +11 GD. Form: WDDDD
  4. Atletico Atlanta – 14 pts, +6 GD. Form: DLWLW
  5. Atlanta Elephants – 14 pts, +1 GD. Form: WDLDW
  6. Potros FC – 13 pts, -6 GD. Form: WLWLD
  7. Seas Jamaica All-Stars – 12 pts, +8 GD. Form: LWWDW
  8. Rovers FC – 9 pts, -6 GD. Form: LDDLD
  9. Forest Rovers FC – 7 pts, -3 GD. Form: LLWLL
  10. Club ATLetic – 6 pts, -2 GD. Form: DDLLL
  11. FC Stone Mountain – 0 pts, -54 GD. Form: LLLLL

next week’s matches

4) Atletico v 5) Elephants

9) ATLetic v 8) Rovers

3) LSA v 2) Matata

6) Seas v 1) Kalonji

Another smaller list of matches, but they’ve all got big impact, especially with just two weekends left to play!

Stay weird and support local soccer!




By danny kotula

danny kotula is an aspiring sports writer and play-by-play commentator. unfortunately, he is not good at either one. his interests include watching soccer and listening to obscure music genres, and those aren’t even his most boring ones. he was born in Tacoma, Washington but has called South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, California, Georgia, and Costa Rica home over the course of his life. he generally knows where to put a comma, which is by far his most redeeming quality. he is writing this in third person as if he were famous enough for someone to write him a biography, but don’t be fooled. he’s not famous.

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