The top three teams in MLS have the best records in the league, according to a USA Today/Soccer America poll.
The top four teams in the Western Conference are tied for first with 11 wins apiece.
The top five teams in all three conferences are tied at five.
The rankings reflect the number of points each team is scoring and conceding.
The rankings do not factor in goals and assists.
The survey is based on a combination of votes from fans, media members and league officials.
USA Today also polled fans in a similar way and had similar results.
The teams in question are tied with seven wins apiece, but the top four will need at least three wins to advance.
The three teams that have won three of their last four games are tied, with a combined two-game lead.
The four teams that currently sit atop the Western conference are tied in their respective conferences.
The San Jose Earthquakes, the defending MLS Cup champion, will play the New England Revolution on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.