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power rankings: UPSL mid-south, week 9

Well, what a weekend we had in Tennessee and Kentucky.

It’s essentially a two-horse race for the regular-season title, and the two contenders face off next weekend in an absolute partidazo! Let’s see who those top two teams are and where the entire league stands with one weekend left:

the rankings

  1. Bowling Green FC, +0 from last week (L 1-3 to AFC AND W 3-0 over Pumas). If the Golden Lions were going to choose one of these two matches to win, they would have chosen the one they did win against Pumas. That said, the loss to AFC could prove costly since it lets Music City back into the hunt for first place. They’ll settle it against each other this weekend and decide the title at the Pit, the home of BGFC, and that’ll be a great match for a variety of reasons.
  2. Music City FC, +1 from last week (W 3-1 over Saints). The in-city victory was nice for Music City, but the bigger news is that their tilt with Bowling Green now has title significance. BGFC lost to AFC this weekend, and that keeps Music City’s hopes alive of a regular-season crown. It’ll all come down to their matchup this weekend.
  3. Pumas Premier, -1 from last week (W 5-2 over Saints AND W 13-1 over Revolution AND L 0-3 to Bowling Green). Busy weekend for Pumas! It was mostly good, but the most important match was the one they didn’t really show up for. BGFC got the better of them for the second time in the season series, and that’s a result that most likely keeps Pumas out of the title race. To win the division, they’d need to win out, have Music City beat BGFC, and beat out both on goal differential (including a BGFC match against Heroes).
  4. We United, +0 from last week (no match). We United have a chance to snag third from Pumas if they can beat them this weekend and also take down United and Heroes. The latter two of those three tasks will be relatively simple ones, but even at home, We United will have their hands full against the Graves Co. boys. Should be a fun one to watch as third and fourth place are decided!
  5. AFC 615, +0 from last week (W 3-1 over Bowling Green). Unfortunately, it’s too little, too late for AFC to get anything out of this win over the league leaders. It’s a great positive step for the boys in purple, though, as they look to the fall with expectations much higher than the results of this spring season.
  6. Saints FC, +0 from last week (L 2-5 to Pumas AND L 1-3 to Music City). They’re not far away, but Saints definitely aren’t at the caliber of the top five. That’s been proven all year long.
  7. United Revolution, +0 from last week (L 1-13 to Pumas). Oh boy. This is the old Revolution showing up again, and from a neutral perspective, that’s not a good thing. Hopefully United can shake that one off and finish the season on a brighter note this weekend.
  8. 615 Heroes, +0 from last week (no match). We’re not sure what’s up with Heroes at the moment, but they’ve had two straight matches postponed (against We United and Bowling Green), and we’re not sure if they’ll be made up this late in the season and without a makeup date set for either one as of yet. It might not be very fair to those two teams to give them a 3-0 result, though, since the goal differential of playing 90 minutes against Heroes would likely be higher than those three goals. Interesting to see what the result is with these missed matches.

Here’s a look at the current table.

actual table

  1. Music City SC – 21 pts, +25 GD. Form: LLWWW
  2. Bowling Green FC – 21 pts, +23 GD. Form: WWWLW
  3. Pumas Premier – 18 pts, +24 GD. Form: WLWWL
  4. We United – 15 pts, +13 GD. Form: WWWWW
  5. AFC 615 – 12 pts, +3 GD. Form: LWLLW
  6. Saints FC – 6 pts, -21 GD. Form: LLWLL
  7. United Revolution – 3 pts, -49 GD. Form: WLLLL
  8. 615 Heroes – 0 pts, -18 GD. Form: LLLLL

And the matches that will decide the final standings, especially at the top:

7) Revolution v 6) Saints [midweek]

4) We United v 3) Pumas

1 ) Bowling Green v 2) Music City

7) Revolution v 4) We United

5) AFC v 6) Saints

8) Heroes v 3) Pumas

That’s it for the penultimate week of mid-south UPSL coverage! It’s been a blast and we can’t wait to see how things officially pan out!

Stay weird and support local soccer!

Blessings,

Danny

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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