This power ranking is not reactionary.
This power ranking takes outside factors like weather and injuries into account.
It has bias—yours when you read it and mine when I wrote it.
It will soon change.
North Carolina somehow finds a way to win every week. It really is something.
Seattle has gotten Rapinoe back and they look to be in peak form themselves.
Orlando moving up 4 spots is more of a course correction from me than anything. The team looked sharp against Portland without Marta even needing to be on the pitch.
As I am ranking teams it feels like there is a huge space after North Carolina and Seattle. And a second, though smaller, space between Orlando and Utah. The middle of the table is pretty bunched together.