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León climbed to the top of the table, and our Power Rankings, after dismantling Tijuana at home. The Panzas Verdes are here to stay.

1. León (Last week: 5) - The newly-promoted team looks like it's here to stay. Leon smashed Tijuana with four goals and pushed itself to the top of the table after two weeks. Will its sparkling run continue beyond the season's infancy?

2. Tigres (Last week: 1) - Ferretti's squad came from behind to derail an Atlante team that was hurt by shady officiating. Nonetheless, this is looking more and more like the team that conquered the Apertura 2011 and less like the one that crashed out of the Libertadores weeks later.

3. Santos Laguna (Last week: 2) -
Not an easy task to go into the Estadio Omnilife (sporting natural grass for the first time, by the way) and take three points from Chivas, however wounded it might be. The Saints did just that, and are showing that they can fare just fine without star striker Oribe Peralta.

4. Toluca (Last week: 4) - Two games, two wins. Enrique Meza truly has the Midas touch when standing on the Toluca touchline. Puebla might not be the strongest team, but the Red Devils' win away from home was still impressive.

5. Pumas (Last week: 7) - A rout of Gallos Blancos at home is proving that Joaquin del Olmo's team will be no stranger to strong offensive displays. Martin Bravo is unstoppable, and with Emanuel Villa still not in high gear, UNAM's capacity to score in bunches is frightening.

6. Atlas (Last week: 8) - Luis Alonso Sandoval and Hector Mancilla justified their hefty price tags with goals against Pachuca. In maybe the most unexpected result of the weekend, Atlas gave its fans a reason to believe relegation won't be a huge problem.

7. Cruz Azul (Last week: 10) - This is the Cruz Azul fans expected to see before the season started - a good win against a scrappy San Luis team. Mariano Pavone slammed one home with Javier Orozco putting the finishing touch on a good win away from home.

8. América (Last week: 9) - A great win at home against Jaguares seems a bit hollow considering Chiapas' defense is absolutely awful, and yet America hung in there with a 2-2 result towards the end of the match before Lopez and Benitez ending it.

9. Morelia (Last week: 11) - Miguel Sabah made Morelia a winner with a good header that gave the Monarcas their first win of the season. The fact they beat Monterrey makes it more impressive.

10. Monterrey (Last week: 6) - The Rayados are still winless after two matches despite giving up just one goal in 180 minutes. An impressive win in the CONCACAF Champions League is a good antidote, but alarms should go off if Monterrey don't pick it up in the league.

11. Atlante (Last week: 13) - Ricardo La Volpe's boys were undeserved losers after they had a goal disallowed and were later hurt by a few dubious calls.

12. San Luis (Preseason: 14) - The Reales were tough luck losers against Cruz Azul after they had gotten off to another hot start without being able to hold on. San Luis should be able to pick it up later in the season, but their relegation situation is slowly getting worse.

13. Tijuana (Last week: 4) - Xolos is going to be this type of team this season. One week, they'll look like the team able to make the playoffs and contend the way they did last season, then there will days like the one in Leon where they'll look completely listless.

14. Chivas (Last week: 15) - Tough loss for Guadalajara. Santos Laguna would have said yes to walking away from the Omnilife with a point, but a late goal by Darwin Quintero soured Chivas' homecoming.

15. Puebla (Last week: 17) - The Camoteros will struggle this season without star striker Luis Garcia, but Edinson Toloza will be able to put up some numbers for them. Will their defense hold?

16. Querétaro (Last week: 16) - More of the same from the Gallos Blancos, who are struggling on both offense and defense and will be thrown into a tough relegation battle that will last the entire season.

17. Pachuca (Last week: 12) - Is this the team we were promised? Hugo Sanchez must be feeling a little uncomfortable even after just two games. Nery Castillo's debut can't come soon enough for Hugol's boys.

18. Jaguares (Last week: 18) - Eight goals allowed in two matches. Jackson Martinez is still gone. It's looking a little more bleak for Jose Guadalupe Cruz, who's already on the hot seat. Place your bets on who will replace him.


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